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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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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