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  1. Perhaps we could cut one of his base priced 15K guitars in half and try to justify it's cost. I'm sure all that fancy decorations make it sound great. I'm I the only one that made a monetary donation to them so they could continue their important research?
  2. The attractive feature as a young hard playing kid was as one corner broke off you just rotate it 120 degrees and keep playing and still had a good chunk to hold on to. One of our members here refers to some of my photos that have the pick on a guitar as a Doritos Chip. Two out of three.
  3. Used them all my life. Arthritis sent me looking for a better grip. Always used heavy.
  4. I kept mine in cases for years using the humidipaks. A few years ago I got a room setup where I can control the humidity. I like it a lot better having them available at a whim. I've been downsizing this past year some of these have moved on.
  5. from http://www.guitarhq.com/gibson2.html Might help you narrow it down. Model: L-48 Acoustic Archtop Available: 1946 to 1971. Collectibility Rating: D- (a very basic non-cutaway model). 1946 L-48 introduction specs: 16" wide, mahogany top (some early models with spruce top), single bound top and back, dot fingerboard inlays (a few early models with trapezoid), silkscreen peghead logo, sunburst finish. 1952 L-48 specs: Spruce top, maple back, mahogany sides. 1954 L-48 specs: Some with a spruce top and some with a laminated mahogany top. 1957 L-48 specs: Laminiated mahogany top and sides, laminated maple back specified in catalog but in reality most had a mahogany back. L-48 discontinued in 1971. Gold logo: silkscreened 1947-1954 Gold logo: decal 1954-present 1947-1952: Factory Order Numbers of 3 or 4 digits, followed by a hyphen, followed by by 1 or 2 more digits, ink stamped on the inside back. 1948 1100s to 3700s ('Script' logo no longer used, block logo used.) 1949 2000s 1950 3000s to 5000s 1951 6000s to 9000s Factory Order Numbers with a Letter, 1952 to 1961. This letter preceeds the batch number within the Factory Order Number (FON), and denotes the year of manufacturer. Remember, the batch number is the first 4 digits of the FON, followed by a 1 or 2 digit sequence number (within the batch). This letter should be before the FON batch number. This was used on archtop models (ink stamped inside treble F-hole) and on flat top models (ink stamped on the neck block), from 1952 to 1961: Year Letter ---- ------ 1952 Z 1953 Y 1954 X 1955 W 1956 V 1957 U 1958 T 1959 S 1960 R 1961 Q
  6. what's nice about their site is you can print the shape, adjust the scale factor and get it to full scale then cut it out and lay it on the guitar. I use their layouts to cut my shapes.
  7. I have a unused pickguard that came with a 2007 CJ165 if interested. I have also made a fire stripe for a custom L00 I have. I do not have a natural top slope shoulder to show the CJ165 guard so I laid it on a J45. It would not cover your current foot print.
  8. Must be a lot of krap flyin' back and forth on this thread. I'm not seeing anything.
  9. A friend of mine picked this up at a flea market for $2 and gave it to me. 1966 Gibson products of the Chicago Musical Instrument Company. I know there are on line sites with digital copies ( https://guitar-compare.com/catalogs/gibson-catalog/ ) but it's nice to have the actual catalog.
  10. Without the correct truss rod, I seriously doubt anything on it’s a Gibson. These overseas knockoffs can be bought for around $300-$500. If intercepted at customs, they will be confiscated and they may pursue prosecution. It was very honest of the seller but I would still consider this a counterfeit.
  11. My pick as of late is the Apollo Casein pick .065" (1.66mm) with the Fender Mojogrip. Seems to give me the best control and I can hear the difference. Grips help me with the arthritis. Fretboard Journal did a special run of them recently. https://www.apollopicks.com/store
  12. Dave F

    Fake SJ

    Sarge, That's for Gibson USA which is the electric guitar division. The acoustic still uses YDDDYRRR
  13. Hope you didn't pay too much for it. Looks totally fake to me. As you stated, no adjustable truss rod. Rosetta is wrong, trim is wrong, nut is wrong, pick guard, something with the bridge looks wrong. Probably a lot more. Just the whole image looks wrong.
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