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  1. Hey folks, I’m strongly considering the (2015) AJ45 for my next slope shoulder dreadnaught. After doing lots of research, I’m impressed by the all-solid tone woods, the sound, and the positive responses people have had about the AJ45’s playability. I even kind of like the burnt toast sunburst finish. My main acoustic for the past four years has been the amazing Inspired By 1964 Texan. I love everything about it! So with this in mind, I’m wondering: Is the AJ45 a significant improvement over the Texan? Usually I’m all for getting more guitars 😉 But I’m wondering if this one is worth it because the Texan already has a solid top and back, fantastic playability, and an excellent sound. I love it so much I upgraded the pickup system to an LR Baggs Anthem and it somehow sounds even better plugged in. Specifically, I’m interested in people’s perspectives on: • What tonal qualities does the solid spruce and mahogany of the AJ45 add over the Texan? (from what I hear, the AJ45 projects better, has a warmer and woodier tone, and sustains much better) • Is the AJ45 comparable in comfort when playing? • How well does the AJ45 take heavier strumming? • What’s the bracing pattern? • Are there any other benefits the AJ45 has that you can think of? If I got an AJ45, it would be my first all-solid acoustic guitar. That’s one point of appeal. Of course the other one is the sound. There’s just something about it that I find myself drawn to, in a different way than my Texan. If you own an AJ45 or a Texan (or both) please share your thoughts! Thank you 😙
  2. Hi can anyone help with a question on copy epiphone acoustic models pls? what does NA stand for in the model name? is it natural?
  3. Hi forum friends! I have an Epiphone EJ200 (Jumbo) Acoustic, Blonde with Gibson branding over the truss rod cover on the headstock. It's a 1997 model made at the Samick plant in South Korea. I am looking to buy some of the original bridge pins used in the guitar...or something near identical in appearance and dimension as well as hopefully sound!! Two of the original bridge pins are currently superglued after snapping and all of them are quite worn and gnarled now so I fear they are rapidly giving up the ghost! I have spent a year trying to find pins that match but with no success. The pins are plastic, vintage yellowish colour with a black dot. For whatever reason the look and sound of the cheapish original pins are just perfect to my eyes and ears! However I know that lots of EJ200 players swap out the original pins for superior ones. Well, I would dearly love to buy those original bridge pins! If there are any EJ200 (Samick plant build) owners that have upgraded their pins, or who know of anyone who has upgraded their pins, and are happy to sell the original pins then please let me know! Or if anyone knows of replacement pins that match these then please do let me know! I'm in the UK but happy to purchase online from anywhere. I don't mind experimenting with other bridge pin materials so open to any suggestions! I just find a lot of replacement pins are shorter in length with a much larger head and don't seem to sound, sit or look right on the guitar to me. I have no idea what pins Epiphone used in the guitar but I cannot find matching ones for sale anywhere. I also have no idea what pins are used in the Gibson J200s but I haven't been able to track any of those down either. Thanks in advance for any help with this!!
  4. Hey guys, found a j50 early 60’s reissue made in 2000 that seem to be in great condition, have not tried it yet. Debating selling my 2018 j15 walnut burst that i like to buy that piece. What can you guys tell me about the value of this guitar going forward. Im pretty sure they are the same scale lenght and nut widht??? Anyone know if they are the same neck profile too? Heard the reissue sometimes have chunkier necks. Anything else I should watch for with these early 2000’s j50’s
  5. Hi There, Just wondering what the "average" cost would be to repair the old fretboard on a 1960's J45 so I can get an idea before I take it to a repair shop and they try to quote me 10k (jk but you get the picture). The neck and other parts are in good shape, that is the only thing on it that needs help from years of playing. I would want the same wood (if anyone knows what they used in 1964 off the top of their head please let me know that as well) as a replacement. Thanks!
  6. Got this from a local guy in Fort Worth Texas. amazing guitar. anyone still own theirs?
  7. Hello. I have a Gibson that was givin to me in the early 90s. I have no idea what all it is. The only numbers I can find on it are stamped in the back of the head and are 500252. Can you help?
  8. Hi, I was hoping someone might be able to help me with a problem I’m having identifying a guitar. I recently came across this obviously extremely old acoustic guitar. The Gibson headstock seems to match that of a mid 40s L-Series. The problem I’m having in identifying it Is because it seems to have at some point been given, and I can’t overstate this, the single worst paint job I may have ever seen on anything that’s had paint on it. It appears that the re-painting has been done on he body, as well also on the headstock. I realized after I took these pictures that I didn’t take pictures of the tailpiece and associated hardware, but it appears to all be original. It has one of the full trapeze style tail piece. I was hoping someone might be able to get back to me and at least start me in the process of identifying this guitar. Thanks so much.
  9. Hi, I was thinking of getting my dad's old acoustic repaired/ restored for his 60th birthday. I am not that well versed in this area. I've attached some pictures of the guitar. I could really use a hand determining what it actually is and if it would be worth repairing. The guitar has definitely seen better days. The serial number is 567013. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.
  10. Hi all, I’m new to the forum and I apologize in advance if I break any rules that I’m unaware of. I would really appreciate any help in identifying a classical guitar that may possibly be a Gibson. I’m very wary as there are many counterfeits in the market. I’ll try to add photos later, but I’m looking at a guitar for sale and thinking about purchasing it if it’s a real Gibson. The seller says that they’re selling it as a copy because it doesn’t have any sticker/stamp in the sound hole (and they can’t be responsible if it turns out to be fake). They show the serial number, which seems to be 515342, making it a 1965 or 1968? The i in the logo is dotted, which, I suppose, rules out he possibly of a 1968? There seems to be a ton of finish checking, leading me to believe it is indeed from around that period. Would appreciate any input. Thanks in advance, Ken
  11. Hey guys, I have a 2018 j15 in a walnut burst that I absolutely love. Though I am not a big fan of the mini grovers... I am debating getting cream color tulips with either gold or nickel hardware. I Know I would need a bushing kit and stuff for kluson but will changing to kluson reduce value from this guitar 20 years down the road? Has anyone done this tuner conversion and am I the only one that loves kluson on gibson acoustic? Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated!
  12. Hello, all! This is a guitar owned by my girlfriend's father. From what I have been able to research, I think it may be from 1948, but I am reluctant to even say that. Any input on year or model is greatly appreciated! If I need to get better pics I can ask him. Thanks in advance!
  13. What do you guys think? Solid brazilian rosewood back and sides or laminated?
  14. Hello all! My brother has a “Gibson” that was gifted to him. We aren’t sure it’s a real Gibson, but do want to know! Tuning pegs and headstock seem off, the logo looks like a decal, and no sticker/tag in the inside, just a “G” at the base of the neck and a serial number on the back of the headstock. Any info helps! Unfortunately, I can’t upload pics of it? It won’t let me! i have an old email address that if you email me, I can send you pics of it at Mowe5303@lbc.edu (college email)! Any help helps! Thanks!
  15. Hello! Here's a bluesy acoustic guitar instrumental that I recorded. Hope you like it! https://youtu.be/mpDF9UQ_xKA
  16. Trying to find what year this old Gibson acoustic is. It was my fathers. I believe it's either 1930's or 40's. Any suggestions? Sunburst, serial number 331. Possibly a J45?
  17. I am considering part exchanging a guitar for a j200 I just want to know it’s legit. And whether this label is?! I’ve never seen it before
  18. We found this in a relatives basement. Anyone ever seen anything like it? Just trying to get some knowledge about a guitar I've been priveledged to own.
  19. I’m looking for some help identifying and dating the Guitar pictured below. From what I can find, it looks to be manufactured between 1935-1941. I was able to find what appears to be the FON number, but I can’t quite make it out. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  20. Hi everyone, I'm Antonin, from Paris, France. I recently bought from a french musician a guitar he told me he bought at Gruhn’s in 1992, and is in France since. It's a beautiful Gibson L00 3/4 that the seller told me was from 1935/1938. Serial Number (may be FON) is 9303 if I read correctly. Very nice guitar, with that very distinctive sound of these old small-body Gibson. Please find attached some pictures of it. There's some things I have in mind about this guitar, especially regarding its crafting’s year. I'm not an expert, far from this, but I’ve read a lot about the old Gibson flat tops between 1925 and 1939, because I love these guitars. That's why I'd like to share my interrogations with you. I'll give you all these questions I have and I'd be pleased to have your opinion on this. I've made a lot of researches about the L00 3/4, and all the models I could find on internet are from 1935/1938, sunburst painted, with a pickguard and a longer bridge than mine. I've been unable to find a guitar like mine, with a natural color, no pickguard, and that very small bridge. The closest guitars from mine I could find from this era were some L0 or L1 from around 1928/31, that have the same bridge, same body finish, no pickguard, and the same binding too. The logo too, is different on the L00s 3/4 from 193X (a "Gibson" scripted) but my guitar has a "The Gibson" scripted, and this logo is supposed to be only on guitars before 1933. Here's a link to a 193X L00 3/4 that I found on internet : https://www.gbase.com/gear/gibson-l-00-3-4-1935-sunburst And the serial number, 9303, which seems to be the Factory Order Number (FON), stamped on the neck block, has no letter which is supposed to date the guitar before 1935, and 9303 could date the guitar from between 1925 and 1931 (I used this : https://reverb.com/news/how-to-date-a-gibson-using-serial-numbers-fons-and-logos). This website is more precise and date the guitar from 1929 : http://www.guitarhq.com/loo.html But I read that the FON could have reroll to these numbers after 1933 too... So nothing’s sure about this. So, maybe now you can understand why I have so much interrogations about this guitar : all the clues I can find (bridge, FON, logo) on it are giving me the feeling (when comparing it with informations on the web) that this guitar could be from around 1929, which is very strange because this 3/4 model is supposed to be dated between 1935 and 1938... That's why I'm looking for answers to all my questions, I'd really like to be sure about the year this guitar has been made, and I'm sure posting here can help me a lot. You'll find some pictures of the case too, I don't know if it's the original one, but any information on it's age is welcome too. Please feel free to ask me anything you could need : more pictures, informations, ... Thanks everyone !
  21. Thanks to the forum for identifying this well worn 1956 J-160e This was a major mess, I wanted to get it in playing order to give to my brother for his birthday, but not put more into it than it was worth. I took it to a local respected luthier, he felt it needed a new bridge and neck work (high spot at the 15th fret, indicative of slight neck lifting) and it wasn't worth doing all of it. And he was concerned if he just did the bridge I wouldn't be happy. I was willing to pay for the bridge work, but he declined. So, faced with a wall ornament, I decided to give it a shot myself. Never touched a guitar repair, but have done high quality auto restorations. The good news is I did it all including fixing the belly bulge, replacing the bridge, saddle and nut, installing an eBay Epiphone EJ160e pickup set and knobs with new period correct aged Klusen tuners and Pyramid flat wounds for less than $200. I was able to work around the neck issue with slightly higher action (0.125" at 12th fret). Sounds great and I love the knocked about look. Here are the parts, minus the Blisstone bone nut, saddle and pins off Amazon, which I tea stained to age. The electronics and tuners were off eBay and particularly good finds. The tuners were realistically aged by the seller and the style is virtually identical for 1956. I was able to knock the belly bulge down substantially. I created a jig similar to a Bridge Doctor and used the existing adjustable bridge holes to clamp through. Dampened the bridge area and ladder braces, put the jigs and guitar in the sun until the metal registered close to 150F, guitar with neck covered just at 100F. Clamped it up and waited two days. The existing bridge was off in string length by more than 1/2 inch (!), the saddle was a disaster and the strings were not centered on the fretboard. The bridge pins holes were a mess. I filled all the holes and the adjustable bridge slot for top stability and added a string ground with fuse for safety. I used the bridge slot to locate the new bridge, the string lengths agreed closely with the StewMac fret calculator. The period correct aged tuners look much better than the 70s era Ibanez tuners. Overall a fun project and I was able to revive a guitar older than I am to be playable again. Looking forward to giving it to my brother in a few weeks.
  22. Hi, a few days ago, a man I know gave me a free guitar. I built his website, and expressed interest of learning how to play, while trying to make small talk. Then he just out of the blue gives me an acoustic. Can anyone tell me if it's real or not. It has no strings, so can someone also recommend me something to put on it so it's at least playable. Thanks!
  23. Hi, about 4 months ago i bought a 1994 EJ-200 from a dealer in Gloucestershire, the action is very high on the guitar making it impossible to play it for long periods of time, hence why i am reluctant to take it gigging with me as i fell like it would kill my hands from cramp, i wondered if i could shave the saddle slightly to improve the action on the guitar and upon looking at it ive noticed there is not much if anything left to shave off. When looking at the nut i have realized that it is incredibly high and wondered if there is anything i can do to lower it, do i take it to get shaved or something, or what do i do? Can anyone help me?
  24. I’m a player of 38 years, but I finally took the plunge with a Gibson J-45 Studio!
  25. What’s the best way to find out a beginning asking price for several Gibson’s that I want to sell?
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