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  1. Hi everyone. I'm new on this forum, and this is my first post here. I hope someone can clarify things with J-45 and Southern Jumbo. A) Both J-45 and Southern Jumbo have 24-3/4” scale length. B) Both J-45 and Southern Jumbo have the neck jointed at 14th fret. C) On J-45, bridges pins are located as far back on the bridge as possible. D) On Southern Jumbo, bridge pins are in the middle of the bridge. E) However, the saddle on Southern Jumbo is located slightly closer to the sound hole, too. F) The end of the fretboard for Southern Jumbo extends right to the edge of the sound hole G) The end of the fretboard for J-45 leaves a little space to the edge of the sound hole J-45 Gibson 2018 J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst | Musician's Friend (musiciansfriend.com) Southern Jumbo Gibson 2018 Southern Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst | Musician's Friend (musiciansfriend.com) Southern Jumbo should have shorter scale length if the saddle is closer to the sound hole, but it doesn’t. Southern Jumbo should have the neck joint at the 15th fret (or 14-1/2 fret at least), like J-160E, to extend the neck, but it doesn’t seem so. What construction differences allow Southern Jumbo to feature A), B), and E) simultaneously? Does Southern Jumbo have a slightly longer neck and appear 1/16th of an inch taller than J-45 if these two guitars are placed standing side by side? Do these two have different neck joint? **I used to own three to four J-45s of different characteristics and was periodically swapping out one or two with different J-45s for 10 years until a major financial setback forced me to sell them all. I currently own Southern Jumbo Original Collection from the 2020 catalogue, but I do not own any J-45s to make any physical comparisons. Thank you all for your help.
  2. 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!
  3. I’m looking at a acoustic for sale at a great price, but I think it’s suspicious! It has a hummingbird pick guard, and J 45 on the truss rod cover. I’ve never seen both, any help out there? I asked for a close up picture of the sticker inside the sound hole, it says hummingbird custom.
  4. Hello everyone, I was recently reunited with my great grandmothers Gibson acoustic. Everyone I've showed it too has acted stange about it so I feel as through I may have found something really special. I was wondering if you guys had any tips for identifying it. I was thinking it could be a 30’s j-35 but that’s only a guess. Any info would be amazing. Thanks! -Jon IMG_4553.MOV
  5. 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
  6. 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!
  7. Hi all, just bought a 2016 or 2017 j45 standard today. It's playing nice and I'm looking forward to recording! Was having a look inside and I came across a blue pice of sticker stuck to the underside which reads "so it is". Has anyone ever seen anything like that in their Gibson? 😄 Let me know! best, Pat.
  8. Does anyone know what strings come on the 2019 j45 vintage?
  9. For those that buy vintage J-45’s from the 49’s and 50’s, what value would you put on having the original Lifton case in good condition?
  10. Hello everyone Recently I discover some marks on my J-45 I dont know if it was a mold or mildew. I live in Indonesia with high humidity across the year. I attach some of the picture, I dont know if you guys can see them, it is a white-ish marks on the finish and only presence in good-lighting environment. I already clean it with some gibson pump polish but its not working. if anyone knows how to remove that please let me know thankyou
  11. I went through some health related issues starting a few years ago, the impacts of which took a toll on both myself as well as those that I care for and who care for me. One of the less drastic, but still notable impacts of my experience was that I lost almost all interest in many of the things that I have been passionate about for most of my life, including playing guitar. Well I've been picking the guitar up more and more often recently as it has become somewhat therapeutic again for the first time in a long time. I even started working on creating a new tune for the first time in ages. The long layoff sure did not do my playing any favors, but I'm still having a good time with it. I tracked down my little Sony digital recorder that I used to record everything I did previously. Upon examining the recorder I realized that I had left the batteries in it before I put it away the last time, something that I've been very good at avoiding in the past. It was bad and I was really disappointed in myself, but what can you really do other than try to clean it up? It took me quite a while but I did finally to get everything cleaned up and working once again. That's when my second challenge hit me. I could not remember very much about how I actually used this device or how I got my tracks into my laptop and out to the Internet to share. Since I'm nowhere close to having anything ready to record yet at this point, I decided to see what I had left in the recorder's built-in memory (a lot it would appear). I'm going to delete most of what I saved. However, instead of waiting until I had something worth recording I figured that I would see if I could get one of these old recordings transferred to my macbook, converted to a compressed file format and posted up to my website. I ran into a few problems. Some due to the knowledge I'd long forgotten and some due to software discrepancies. But in the end I did manage to succeed. With that in mind, I'm just going to call this my Archive Project. Whether this is the only thing I find worth sharing or if there will be more I can't say. This particular recording was the very first one that I pulled up (folder 01, recording 01). To be honest I can't even remember how to play most of this tune any longer, just like so many other old tunes of my own creation it seems. I might be able to again some day, but I definitely fall into that class of person that if I don't use it, I lose it. As is often the case when recording myself, I couldn't make it all the way though without flubbing it. But what the heck, at this point I'll consider it to be documentary in nature and move on. I don't know if I'll find anything else that might be worth sharing. Hopefully I am able to finish up the new tune soon enough — again, the reason for digging the recorder out in the first place. But since I've been cooped up in the house for so long now I don't mind projects like this as it is helping me to pass the time, so I'll keep digging through the recorder's memory to see what all I can get rid of and what else might be worth sharing to help you all pass a bit more time yourselves. With that in mind, here is archive piece 1 (like most anything I do, this is short, but if you manage to make it all the way through it will help you pass another 2 minutes and 29 seconds of your day): J45TVarchives01
  12. First Gibson purchased used last year and love the rock solid tone. A little neck and saddle adjustment was necessary just to make it my own. I'll be tuning in here from time to time just to see how this forum runs but what I have seen so far is very good. Bill
  13. Locally for sale asking $3500 The luthier I use fixed this up for one of his customers and they want to sale it. He took off the warped plastic bridge, made a new one and put a new maple bridge plate https://www.zeilerknightrepairs.com/?fbclid=IwAR2YnGqd12BW1nDe1J_4xY5cRdUEVe1WV7mvXCuuTWVF-yeOhnaSSRwfIeg Jamonn Zeiler does great work. He's currently in business with Ben Knight who is also doing great work. Both are working performers. Ben is the son of Chris Knight
  14. Hi, so I’ve been looking at 60’s J45 and I was looking at an article about the history of the J45 (article here: http://truevintageguitar.com/the-gibson-j-45-model-through-the-years/) and I noticed the era 47-62 and 62-68, and I was wondering what the differences are between a ‘61 J45 and a ‘63 would be? Im looking at trading for a ‘61 cherry burst tomorrow and I couldn’t find any articles explaining the differences. The ‘61s seem to be worth more than the ‘63s, but I didnt find any differences, was a ‘61 lighter braced or was the body wood beefed up in ‘63? Any help would be appreciated, as well as cautions Edit: I dated the guitar that Im looking at by the FON on the back of the headstock, its also a cherry sunburst finish, stamped J-45 ADJ BRIDGE
  15. I bought a new J45 Studio antique natural a couple of months ago and the finish on the neck appears to have bubbled after 2 or 3 weeks. I have had a G7 capo on the neck but I am very careful with my guitars and the G7 capo is very soft where it comes into contact with the back of the neck. I've had the same capo on my Martin for months on end without a scratch. Can the guitar finish have reacted to the capo do you think? Cheers, Mike. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TpAGpFil1pKSZg0S2g5OiGjboC6f00Vy
  16. Hi all, this is my first post but I have been reading quite a lot in this form lately as I am about to purchase my first Gibson acoustic guitar (J45). I live in Austria and none of the guitar stores stock any Gibson acoustics so it's not that easy to actually get a hold of them to try out in person. There are some really big stores in Germany (Thomann, Musicstore) and the Netherlands (The Fellowship of Acoustics, which is really great by the way) and they do provide 30 day money back guarantee so it wouldn't be a huge issue to just order one online. Anyways, I was actually about to pull the trigger on a 2019 J45 Standard but then suddenly a 2016 J45 Antiquity popped up in the classifieds. I have been in contact with the guy since yesterday. He sent me a bunch of pictures and I negotiated the price down to what a new 2019 J45 Standard currently goes for here in Europe (€2200). I am going to check out the guitar tomorrow afternoon but it is a 2 and a half hour drive. According to the seller the guitar has only been played at home and there is basically no wear or damage whatsoever. There are a couple of things that I noticed on the pictures for which I would like to ask your advice: 1) The area around the fretboard extension, mainly on the right side and especially near the sound hole, looks kind of rough (white). This bothered me at first but I was reading here in another thread (the J45 from the pawn shop) that this seems to be normal and a "Gibson thing". Is this the case? 2) The bridge pins don't look like they are original. They have a darker cream color. On all the images I have seen of this model, the bridge pins are white. The current owner did not do any modifications. He is the second owner (had it since 2017) and according to him, he took it over from the original owner in complete original state. I know this is really a minor thing and I won't base my decision on the bridge pins but maybe someone has seen these kind of pins being used by Gibson. The strings which are currently on the guitar look completely wasted so that's not going to make things easy. So now I have to decide. Do I order a new 2019 J45 Standard or buy the used 2016 J45 Antiquity Limited in great condition for the same price? I am kind of leaning towards the Antiquity as it does seem to be a step up from the standard (bone nut and saddle) and I really love how it looks (tuners, gold headstock logo, ...). Here are the links to the images: Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5 Image 6 Image 7 Image 8 Image 9 Image 10 Image 11 Image 12 Image 13 Image 14 What do you think? Thanks for reading, hope to get some input from you guys! Cheers J
  17. I recently picked up this J45 ADJ. From the serial number it's a 2013 model, but other than that I can find no info about it. The store had no idea either. Here's the specs: It's a Custom Shop guitar with no electronics It has a regular 8 digit serial number, not a Custom Shop number No "made in USA" on the headstock Cherry red finish with adjustable bridge and large pickguard (ie 60s appointments) "Only A Gibson Is Good Enough" banner logo (ie 40s headstock) I've searched the internet but found nothing. Any ideas? Was this a special order? The guitar seems to have spent time in Japan as some of the products in the case have Japanese writing.
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