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  1. Thanks for the post. I had the guitar examined (photos) by Gruhn and in his opinion was, that it was made in late of 1945, although I'm sure this isn't written in stone as the records back then were haphazard. At least I have a better idea of the history of the guitar. He did say a limited number, , were made inlaid with the black finish and with a black covered pickup with no adjustable pole screws. But I appreciate every bodies input on this.
  2. Thanks for the input. I would have thought it was older with the two numbers in red pencil after the 4 digit number stamp. I got the impression it would date during the end of WW11. Anyway, I don't have the knowledge, like you guys, and appreciate all information I can gather on this guitar....keep the information coming, as I like to pick the brains of those who have the experience on older instruments.......thanks again....Jeff
  3. Jeffer

    ES-300

    thanks again for quick response....I won't have anything replaced or do anything with the finish. I thought the pickup had a cover of some sort, that covered the poles. I haven't monkeyed with the electronics and won't. I got the guitar 20 some years ago through a swap of a VW super beetle. I was raising 4 kids at the time the pick guard issue happened, so I took it upon myself to do a band aid job. I know a guy that worked for Gibson in Bozeman, may still work there or retired, but hope to get in touch with him and get his opinion to whom to take the guitar to. He gave me a private tour of the factory some years ago, and as a picker, I've been drooling ever since. My younger years (60's) we played and bought Fender. I still have all my 60"s equipment, as of yet. Now acoustics is my main staple, (J50 mid 70's) as it can sit next to my front room chair, pick it up and play.. The pick guard came off easy and is in a safe place. Any good way I can clean up the upper frets myself, without causing harm? Boy you have a good eye!! I didn't notice those upper frets. Also the binding on the case, as you said, is coming loose in spots. I sent a picture of the cardboard case. I was shocked when you predicted this. I plan on putting new strings on the beast. The bridge is self adjusting, and there must be a trick to position it in the right place. Sorry for all these questions but ones on this board, no doubt, have been seasoned with more knowledge of these older guitars. I was afraid to play this one for the fragile pick guard, but now that it is off, I'm anxious to put it through a few rounds. I also should do some research and see how I should store the guitar. I've never really taken super care of my guitars because I always played them hard and very often, and when the finish got sticky enough from sweat, I'd finally clean them up. I bought the guitars to use, so they got some wear. Although I'll take care of this one and nurse it back to health....Sorry for long post....Jeff http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb386/jeffer6/ES-300/DSC00460.jpg
  4. Jeffer

    ES-300

    Thank you for your welcome. The guitar, I think, is in fairly good shape but has a two dings in the finish. One on the upper side of guitar and a small scratch on the back body. Neck and frets look like there was very little time played on it. I do see the gas effects on the upper frets, so off comes the pick guard. Thanks again for the welcome, and if there is something you know or can find out about my ES-300 such as pinpointing more closely the year it was made, or if it should have a label inside, I'd appreciate any information you can drum up. Later...Jeff
  5. Jeffer

    ES-300

    Thank you for your reply. That decomposed area is mostly (probably all) my mistake. The cellulose block or wood that was glued onto neck and body of guitar that held that upper portion of the pickguard on crumbled, so I glued a piece of wood on it and is crystallizing a portion of the guard. Evidently the glue I used was not the right glue and I don't remember what I used. Now I need to take it to a luthier to undo my folly. The pick guard has since lifted off the glued block which I think is a good thing. I should have known better. When I take the pick guard off, there is one Phillips screw attached to the body. I hope it comes out easy, I don't want to do another snafu. I imagine if I send a pic of my pile of poop mistake on the fix um up guitar board, I'll get some groans but I hope it would be a easy fix. Anybody have any ideas on the guitar not having a label? ...Thanks.......Jeff
  6. Jeffer

    ES-300

    I have what I think is a Black ES-300 with identification number or FON number 2844 with a dash 15 in red pencil in F-hole. It does not have a label inside and wondering if it should have a label. I'm assuming it was built in 1944 or 45 and custom ordered if it is black? I hope these pictures will work, as I'm new to this board.....thanks......Jeff http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb386/jeffer6/ES-300/DSC00466.jpg http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb386/jeffer6/ES-300/DSC00096.jpg http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb386/jeffer6/ES-300/DSC00095.jpg
  7. I was wondering if this is a Gibson es-300. It was built sometime during the WW11......FON.....2844-15 and the 15 is in red pencil......also there is no label inside of guitar, just 2844 in stamped ink and the 15 in red pencil. Would all of the Gibson guitars have a label inside of guitar?....thanks for your opinion.....Jeff http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb386/jeffer6/ES-300/DSC00096.jpg http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb386/jeffer6/ES-300/DSC00466.jpg http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb386/jeffer6/ES-300/DSC00095.jpg
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