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  1. I wonder if Gibson will bring out a Blonde version, as a Kelly Jones (Stereophonics) signature model😁
  2. Sorry I'm a bit late replying, been elsewhere. At this period in time Matsumoku used 7 number serials, no letters, the first digit was the year, the next two are the month and the last four were the production number. So as an example 4076213 would equate to July 84 production number 6213. Hope this helps
  3. Congratulations on the J-15, they are fabulous guitars, a classic for the future. I use Dr Duck's Ax Wax on my Walnut fretboard and bridge, sparingly mind. And I use Dunlop 65 polish for the guitar, not had any problems. The only concern for potential owners of this model appears to be whether the Walnut fretboard will stand up to regular use, in comparison to Rosewood or Ebony. I've had mine almost four months now, and played it at length every day. There is barely a sign of wear, in fact I've seen Rosewood wear faster than this. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I'm enjoying mine, and welcome to the forum. Steve.
  4. Until 92 the J100 had Maple back and sides, with a belly up bridge and teardrop pickguard. Steve Earle famously played one on Guitar Town. In 93 they switched to Mahogany B&S, added the moustache bridge and J200 style pickguard and re-branded the model as the J-100 Xtra (some labelled XT). In 95/6 some J100 Xtra's did indeed have Rosewood B&S, but most remained Mahogany until 99, when maple came back in again, followed by Bubinga in 2005/6.
  5. I don't like the feel of coated strings, and my Gibson J-15 has D'addario EJ-16s (12 gauge) on it. I like the tone of those.
  6. I think they are all great, there were even a few with Rosewood back and sides in 1995. I personally own a 94 with Mahogany, had it 10 years now, and love it. It has seen off two J-200s😁
  7. Lovely looking J-200 Zombiewoof. Is she laminated back and sides, not that it matters?
  8. Has anyone else noticed that the new USA Texan has the same bridge shape and placement as the original issue (2009) Inspired by 64 Texan? The rest of the guitar looks pre 63, what with the headstock shape and soundhole ring https://www.andertons.co.uk/epiphone-texan-usa-in-vintage-sunburst
  9. I like the look of both this and the Excellente model. Can't wait to try them both out😁
  10. Thanks bobouz, hadn't meant to be away for so long.
  11. It's a J100xtra from 93. Prior the 93 there was a J100 with the plain maple/English Sycamore back and sides, belly up bridge and teardrop Pickguard. For 93 they redesigned the J100 to make it look closer to the J200, this they did by adding the moustache bridge, and large plain J200 pickguard. The back and sides changed to Mahogany, and the designation to J100xtra. The 93 into very early 94 guitars have the script Gibson logo and "only a Gibson is good enough" line. This changed in 94 to the normal Gibson logo, and angular pineapple in gold silkscreen. Most 94s got the big centennial label too. I have a 94 and a close friend has a 93, which has all the features the posters guitar has. Steve.
  12. Didn't the 72-75 Gibson J-100 reissue's have Cedar tops? I have three acoustic guitars with Cedar soundboards, A Daion 78 Heritage, a Daion 82 Jumbo, and a recently acquired Stanford PSOM-10 cutaway. I like the all.
  13. I'm pretty certain it is more or less an "Inspired by 64 Texan" with Schaller type tuners and signature on the back of the headstock. Steve.
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