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  • Birthday 06/19/1969

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  1. This is supposed to be a 65 j-45 is this legit or fake? The pickguard is totally wrong and no inside tags???
  2. Well, it was my first vintage and if i can help it, ill never sell it. I traded guitars all the time, owned over 55, but for some reason, this one git i got an emotional attachment to it. But, when i broke up with my ex and went into financial ruin, i had to sell a bunch of things off.
  3. Yours is still a beauty, bet she still sings.
  4. I had a relationship end and got the short end of the stick financially, had to sell something fast. But, its great when you bring back an old friend isnt it? Hope you're enjoying the one you got back too, whatever it was.
  5. Two years ago i sold my 1974 Gibson j-50, and after a tough breakup and losing my shirt. i traded to get it back. Could have gotten any other but i wanted this particular one back it had the mojo, it had the magic and though i will wait 3 days to play it (airing it out due to Corona) i couldn't be happier to have it back in my arsenal. It's beat up, it's road worn, but oh the dry/warm tones that come out of this are a strummers paradise. Check my pictures.
  6. I have owned plenty of guitars that had both bone and tusq nuts and honestly, the difference is one makes your git sound a lil brighter and nother warmer. There is no such thing as "bone is always better" There is no "best nut" for everyone, i am firmly in the camp that each guitar is its own individual with its own unique tonal characteristics based on the many types of wood/combinations used. I have played Tusq nut gits that sounded good and some that sounded awful and conversely, ive played some bone nut Gibsons that sounded like a dying cow when people put bone nut in these vintage git
  7. I tried a guitar,one that has caused a great controversy all over message boards everywhere. The guitar i looked at? A Zager Zad80ce, about a 1700 dollar git, wasnt meaning to, i was looking at an old laminated rosewood Gibson Blue Ridge. But, honestly, the Zager was better in every single regard. The controversy stems from the fact that Zager kind of claims to make their guitars in usa, but theyre actually made in Indonesia and finally assembled in America, so made in the usa? Meh, not really. However, i did still want to at least try the guitar to see if it is the total piece of cr
  8. Both Musiciansfriend and Sweetwater and Guitar Center all have platinum cards that dont charge you interest if you pay off the guitar in the slotted time. For example, Sweetwater is offering 36month financing on the j-45 original right now, if you pay it off in 36 months, zero interest and its min payment is only 70 bucks a month. I have both Sweetwater and Muscians friend cards, but Sweetwater is the best, seriously, they do a full 55 point inspection and will even put on new strings if you ask and if they have a used demo model, you can get the 36 month financing on the demo model! Wh
  9. Im hoping you are correct, and im tempted to wait for a Demo model to go on sale lol. A lot of people frown upon a used git, but ive gotten many incredible deals this way. I once got a les paul studio for like 500 that way because of a scratch and when it came in, you literally could not see the scratch unless you had a magnifying glass.
  10. So i see Gibson selling Gibson j-45 60s original for about 2500 and 50s original for 2700, i was wondering if anyone has tried them? I had heard the 50s is a canon which kind of bums me out, i was hoping for a dry/mellow/soft tone but a j-45 with a slimmer nut profile than the 1.725 most gibbys come with today. So, the 60s original really appeals to me, but my local gc did not have any in stock so if i buy, im buying sight unseen. Another question is are they braced the same way as the Standard j-45? Other than a slightly different look, im not sure how these differ from a Standard j-45
  11. Decide what you want. Dry tones for strumming and rhythm, or Bright tones for finger picking, or versatile. There are true vintage models but also J-35 and the walnut gits they make are pretty versatile, they can pick and strum with amazing consistency. The j-15 can do many styles well, it has most of the volume of a rosewood back without overpowering as much when strummed and finger picks fantastically. But. there is also a series of original 50s and 60s Gibsons out right now that sound and play really good. The 50s j-45s are like 2600 right now and the 60s versions are 2500, th
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