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  1. flat back sounds more 50s to me but the finish looks more like those late 40s than the more bumblebee 50s models. definitely an L48. might have been crunched at some point and they replaced the back and refinned?
  2. I was just looking at that as well, and comparing with this '67 at folkway. there's no Union Made on the label, but otherwise looks consistently inconsistent. headstock logo looks the same and you can almost see the grain on the folkway one- perhaps a sanded down headstock then stained? the serial on the back of the headstock puts it in '67, but it being imprinted over the finish doesnt seem right. Jinder's note about the neck heel is probably the most obvous thing that this isn't truly gibson, or if it was, it is no longer even close.
  3. Looks legit, 70s norlin era with cracks in the top. like zomby said that latter part is the the issue and you'd want to see if they have been repaired and how well. Sight unseen I wouldnt pay more than maybe $1000 for it as it sits- plenty of those are clunkers when they aren't damaged, and a top crack isn't going to help
  4. it's really incredible how far some grammar and a good attitude can get you with someone just trying to sell their stuff. The other side of the coin of what you describe are these old timers (probably like sgt pepper) that just respond to your email saying "call me on the phone 6-8am" and refuse to do anything digitally. I'd rather deal with someone that's a jerk that replies quickly by email than have to talk to someone on the phone
  5. Because it's run by a bunch of SF hippies, the only outlet that isnt profit-driven, growth-focused, "going to be the amazon of..." aspiring marketplace killing their users by 1000 cuts is craigslist. it's practically a utility, and when it hits, it hits. got both my Gibsons from there, both screaming deals.
  6. As others have said, amazing acquisition JT and I can't imagine what you must have felt when you first saw pics of it. Certainly found its rightful caretaker, and that's really really cool about your plans to have them be playable in a museum somewhere
  7. There's a shortage on material for creating vinyl, and only a few pressing plants left to meet the demand, and so one more thing where you order something and receive it a few years later. The weird thing about records is that it really wouldnt be a problem if people defaulted to buying used... but instead decide to pay $25 for the seven millionth pressing of Rumours instead of getting a VG copy used for $10
  8. guitars aren't an essential commodity, and Gibson guitars made in the USA by people with healthcare and out of pretty good quality components are even more of a luxury item. If after the last 18 months you are upset about price hikes on new gibson guitars, i dunno man go give money to a food bank or something
  9. on second pass my guess is that this is an L50 refined and a p90 added, maybe by gibson, in the 50s
  10. yea i dont know where they're getting 1946 from since they didnt say there's a FON or something, but non-adjustable p90 and carved back have it early, with that finish probably 40s. I don't think i'd speculate that anything is truly '46 unless it had the script logo, no banner. blurry for sure, but '46 seems to have some cache that make them a little more expensive, so i wouldnt claim it unless i was pretty certain.
  11. this is an issue across all industries worldwide and has been since March 15th 2020 or so. Where have you been? also you've waited 90 days since your first order of arguable the hottest, newest, well-rated budget guitar on the market. go ask a us-based boutique builder to build you as much guitar as $800 will buy you and please report back with what they say, ill bring the popcorn
  12. +1 on this- the royal tan looks like a couple of the later beatles ones but the VS looks like the orginals.
  13. That should do it on showing any future buyers it was not modified. also anyone buying it should be aware that the only thing consistent about gibson is the inconsistency!
  14. it seems like it was a good idea someone had in lockdown of like "all these people are just at home playing for themselves- they don't need to project outward, they just need to hear themselves play!" and then with r&d they're finally out just in time to be pretty much (and hopefully!) irrelevant to that purpose
  15. having watched individual demos i think you're about right- aesthetically the same but that same epi/gibson gap. interesting you say the sound was trapped inside- that's definitely how i feel a lot of epi acoustics are that i've tried out. You can hear that someday they will sound great, but it's going to take years.
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