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Everything posted by ksdaddy

  1. It’s 1946-47 L-7. It also had a pickup at one time. Maybe even a Charlie Christian.
  2. You're calling it a 1969 J-50 and that's what I would guess as well. It is a round shouldered model but they began with the belly-down bridge. This is typical of "around 1969". It went to a square shoulder style around 1970. Nothing is exact with Gibson. Is it worth fixing? Hard to say! There are too many questions that can't be answered without an in-hand exam.
  3. I will delete this thread if the rude comments about each other don't stop.
  4. When I first looked, I thought it was an LG0 but it looks more like a B-15. I'd have to see the headstock. LGOs had a normal Gibson headstock while the B-15s had a narrow one like the old Melody Makers. B-15's also had the big rectangular bridge with adjustable rosewood(?) saddle. They were made around 1968-70 or so.
  5. It’s just a spring clip. Pull the battery right out (towards the camera).
  6. If I answer a question before coffee, you’re likely to get the unvarnished truth. 😀 Welcome to the forum.
  7. There are only two types of guitars that should be in gig bags: 1. guitars you are selling. 2. guitars you hate.
  8. You are correct.
  9. None I guess. I had a Corvette for several years (operative word HAD). Overly complex. One tiny glitch and it's 4 figures to fix. I have owned a '57 Chevy for 7 years, many people's dream car. It drives like a dump truck. Looks great in my yard. I had a 2010 Impala until we got rear ended in March. Not a scratch on us. The car was totaled. Crumple zones ya know. I bought a 2016 Impala Classic (the last of the same style as my 2010) with 32,000 miles on it for under $11K. I will be driving that car a long time. Very safely and just about as quickly as that Corvette. Except quieter and with a 4-hooker trunk. Fantasy vehicle? 1980-86 Ford F-150 with a 300 6 cyl, rubber mats on the floor and a granny low 4 speed. I drove Betsy from 1995 to 2016 and she's still in the back yard, ready to haul rocks, broken tree limbs or whatever.
  10. C’mon guys....everyone on the planet is antsy right now. Let’s not stir the sh— stew any more than it’s already stirred.
  11. My mother passed away in March and one of the things I've been unsuccessfully trying to sell is this oak china cabinet. maybe I should market it as a humidifying chamber so I can sell it.
  12. Many 70s acoustics had "custom" or "deluxe" on the label. No idea why. Seriously, not a clue. It wasn't like they were distinct models. Sometimes I think they put those additions to the names so they could vary from what was shown as a catalog model....i.e variances in the sunburst or tuners. But I could be full of hot air.
  13. It’s not a Gibson, sorry.
  14. The early Bozeman ones do have a following. I have one dated June 23, 1989 and it is a very good guitar. The sides and back are made from Sycamore (European Maple) that is very plain. That wood was left over from the Kalamazoo days. I also have a 2000 J-200, clearly "not" early Bozeman, and it is also a fine guitar, albeit with a different personality altogether. As to desirability, there will always be someone who claims the person who screwed the tuners on had a cold that week so those guitars are inferior.
  15. Gibsons are traditionally finished with nitrocellulose lacquer and will change color. Some more than others. The maple furniture you've seen may have been finished with some kind of lacquer as well, or it was more likely finished with oil varnish or polyurethane. All finishes will react differently. If it's 29 years old, that would make it a 1991, which may have been finished with a product called Fullerplast, which Gibson used for a while. Some people feel it was an inferior finish. That may be, but that is in direct conflict with many people's mindsets that Bozeman could do no wrong. 🙄 I'm being a smart alec now. I'll shut up.
  16. nuked him!

    1. jaxson50


      Thanks KSDaddy,  that was wack!

  17. It’s probably early 70’s
  18. Chances are, the pickups either won't work at all or the output will be unacceptably low.
  19. I’ll bet the parts will be fine. The brass saddle likely have clear lacquer on them and some has worn or chipped off. You could give them a bath in lacquer thinner and a good rub with steel wool and re-spray them. Or just let them age uniformly. As to the screws, just work at them with wd40. You’ll be fine. The tuners are probably Gotoh or Ping, if you need to replace them. My guess is once you get your hands dirty you’ll get the good feeling associated with preserving the original hardware. Now that’s assuming it didn’t suck in the first place! Only you can decide that.
  20. I can barely change a light bulb but the first thing I would look at is if the 9 volts is getting to the preamp. Easy enough with a voltmeter. Second, the jack has a switch built into it that kills power once the cord is unplugged. If that connection is dirty or oxidized, there will be nothing. Just shoot some contact cleaner into the jack and poke the plug in and out repeatedly. Personally I use WD-40 to clean contacts but I know the electronics guys will burn me in effigy for saying it. It doesn't work and it's just plain bad....that's why I've used it for almost 40 years lol.
  21. It’s definitely not a fake. It’s typical Epiphone from the second half of the 80s. I wouldn’t put a lot of thought into the serial number. The serialization of import stuff can be hit or miss.
  22. The end of the fingerboard doesn’t look right. Need more pics.
  23. If I had locked this topic a long time ago, you guys would have complained that you were just having a discussion and I was being too heavy handed.
  24. Maybe Grover should come back to the US then.
  25. I've owned a few Gibson from the mid to late 70s with twisted necks. It's something I watch for now. As to any "fix", I've not heard of anything that works. I've heard tall tales. I don't believe any of them. I would not buy any guitar with a twisted neck, period. Having said that, I have a 1998 Seagull that looks like it went through the war and it has a twisted neck. It is obvious. However it still plays fine. I have another S6 neck waiting in the wings if it ever "fails". If you like the guitar, you might overlook the flaw, as long as it plays okay. If not, bail. Even if you lose money. Bail and take the loss, otherwise it will eat your brain.
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