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  1. I'd like to see a new J45 without any electronics, with Kluson type tuners and either a rectangular bridge or a belly bridge that has the same look as they did in the 50's.
  2. What kind of scale did you use ? That seems way too heavy !
  3. That's a candidate for a re-top ! If I owned it that's what I'd do to it !
  4. That used to be my bridge, sold it to True Vintage a little over a month ago.
  5. I owned two of these as well as one of the SJ's from the same limited run. All three were really good.
  6. I was strongly considering buying this 53 but was turned off by the fact that the repairs were done using Titebond glue instead of hide glue which would have been original for the guitar I believe. I know some of you may say no big deal what glue was used but to me with a guitar of this vintage I feel hide would have been appropriate.
  7. Gibson has never been shy about spraying too many coats of lacquer on their guitars through the years !
  8. Do a search for a guitar tech or Luthier that you can take it to. It’s not going to fix itself asking anymore questions here.
  9. Personally I think the binding nibs are ridiculous. If I re-fretted a Gibson with them I’d eliminate them.
  10. Do you know of any guitar techs that you could take it to ? Sounds to me like it just needs a good set up. Get the relief correct, check nut slots to see if they are low enough and then adjust the saddle to get the action so it’s playable for you.
  11. That $15,000 is list price. Many dealers sell for 40% off of list price, then your looking at $9000 .
  12. It looks like it has an ebony board and bridge ! Am I seeing that right ? Great looking guitar, congrats.
  13. Sal, Is that the J45 that was listed at the UMGF ?
  14. Double ring rosette makes it post 62.
  15. That is without a doubt the worst looking set of walnut I've ever seen used on a guitar !
  16. And all this time I thought John Thomas made up the whole story ! Just kidding of course !
  17. Congrats on your new AJ ! I built a maple AJ style guitar this year that I sold and I really liked it's sound. I did a full body burst on it though yours looks great all natural like it is !
  18. When I owned that guitar that you own now I remember looking inside and seeing a bit of glue squeeze out around the kerfing and it didn't look like hide to me. I believe the neck joint and top braces are glued with hide and the rest is typical Tite Bond or some equivalent. How is that guitar working for you ?
  19. Just a magnificent group of vintage Gibson flattops ! I can't imagine a better collection. Thanks for sharing Tom !
  20. I'm posting this for anyone here who may not have seen it over at the UMGF. This is the rarest of Gibson 12's. No affiliation on my part just thought folks here would be interested. I'll try to post the E-bay auction if I can, if not one can search E-bay for Gibson 1962 B45 12. It's down at the bottom of the listings. I would love to have this guitar. 1962 Gibson B-45-12 Slope Shoulder Natural Finish Pin Bridge My B-45-12 is for sale on ebay. Please check it out. $3250 It is all original, not a clone. It is the rarest Gibson 12 string EVER built, and also the best sounding one. It is not the one in my profile pic. The pictures would not upload. Check this forum about the slope shoulder models. This guitar is one of one. Thanks
  21. Nice guitars ! I also like the faded cherry burst finish. In 64 Gibson started using the funky pickguard material, yours has the much more desirable last of the good ones ! My opinion, I know you were trying to keep it original looking but you should have had the bridge made of Brazilian rosewood, like they were in that time period.
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