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  1. New guitar tab: The First Cut Is the Deepest One of his first attempts at R&B as an โ€œOtis Reddis sort of thing,โ€ penned by Cat Stevens at the tender age of just 17 years old, turned out to be a milestone composition so popular that it would become a hit single time and again not only for the composer himself but many different artists, most notably Rod Stewart (1977). The original 1967 studio recording had (Big) Jim Sullivan on lead guitar, John Paul Jones on bass, Dougie Smith on drums and quite possibly Mike Hurst, then Catโ€™s producer at Decca Studios, on rhythm guitar. In 2014 Yusuf / Cat Stevens would perform a more intimate sittee version for solo acoustic guitar, a Gibson J-200, and vocals at the NPR Music Tiny Desk concert, which we chose to transcribe here.
  2. Hello my fellow Gibson lovers. Great to be here finally. My name is JT. Live in Denver, grew up in Michigan. I am on a quest to discover the origins of a very special Gibson guitar that has been in my family for a really long time. Any advice is greatly appreciated! My grandfather Ed Weston was an employee of Gibson Kalamazoo, MI and Elgin, IL from the years 1965-1973. From gathering family history of this extraordinary man from relatives, he managed the string department in KZoo and was plant manager in Elgin! Amazing! Enough about family, although it is an important part of my story. The guitar in question, J-200, was originally told to me as a teenager learning the instrument as a 1968. That's all I've ever known. Until I started doing some research... The clues I've gathered have led me on a chase to figure out what and where this amazing instrument is and came from. Please see attached pictures and let's begin. Start with the obvious, the serial number: A114368 it is unregistered which matches family history as back then Gibson QC was strict. This guitar was a reject that I believe was gifted to my grandfather for hard work which he repaired in his bad *** wood shop at home. According to Gibson, this serial number decodes the guitar a 1963 or 1967. Apparently, their sales were so good back then they ran out of serial numbers and had to use duplicates! Although, 1963 doesn't really follow family timelines so We'll stick with 1967 for now. There is also a stamp above the serial number BGN, which I've been told stands for Bargain. Meaning it wasn't allowed to be sold at an authorized Gibson dealer because of the defect. Still need some verification on this. There is a Made In the USA stamp below the serial number. I believe this clue tells us Gibson started doing this around 1970. So, either the neck is different from the body, or the serial number isn't authentic, or grandpa stamped that **** in there himself? The mystery has begun. Next clue. The sticker in the sound hole. It has a white border around an orange logo. Apparently, this change happened around 1972? So, there's another discrepancy. This sticker could have come at a later time since the guitar was a reject, maybe? Next clue. The headstock emblem. Gibson without the dot on the i. This tells another story. Post 1968? 1968-1972ish? Another friend told me to post an image of the decoration around the sound hole. It's beautiful, however, I haven't found any info about this. He also had a comment regarding the neck and headstock being 3 pieces of wood glued together, not sure what this means either. This is a special instrument, not only to me of course but just stunning and beautiful. Every time I pick it up music flows through me and into it. All these years and it still stays in tune, looks great [minus the obvious bumps, scars and bruises] and rings like a pro. All of these clues are puzzling me. There are some discrepancies but the timeline fits a certain era. Any advice is really super appreciated. Hopefully, a kick *** crazy Gibson freak will dig into this post and help out. Stay healthy, play your guitars, rock out. PS, Hey Gibson, can you please open up the image upload size to more than this weasly 500k? Come on! I'll add more photos as needed I guess, jeez. JT
  3. 2:18 of S Jumbo here. Not a 200-specialist at all, but this one has character, , , and benefits from both a dropped D and a drop of reverb.
  4. I'm considering purchasing this J-200 which I believe is a 1970 - 1972. Serial number engraved with Made In USA engraved on headstock is No. 727894. See pics here: https://www.pinterest.com/AngusYoung555/j200/ Played it yesterday and think it sounds good but a few small details seem off. First, the back of the guitar has two stickers instead of one. In my research, every single J-200 only has one running down center of the guitar. Second, the neck seems to be two pieces of wood, is this normal? Also, the joint in the back of the guitar is a slightly off - it doesn't line up so that it's perfectly smooth. Any thoughts about these issues? I don't think it's fake but the double sticker is odd. Thanks in advance.
  5. Hello! I have been searching the web to find some information on the J-200 VS model. I am trying to find a value for it but am really struggling to find any information on it. It is a 2012 with no electronics. It also doesn't have the gold tuners. It has more vintage looking tuners. (pic attached) Could anyone help Identify this? Does "s" mean standard? Never had one of these so am trying to educate myself. ๐Ÿ™‚ Any help is appreciated.
  6. Hello! I have been searching the web to find some information on the J-200 VS model. I am trying to find a value for it but am really struggling to find any information on it. It is a 2012 with no electronics. Could anyone help Identify this? Does "s" mean standard? Never had one of these so am trying to educate myself. ๐Ÿ™‚ Any help is appreciated.
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