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  1. 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 !
  2. 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
  3. A couple Gibbys on local CL No affiliation, no interest https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/msg/d/bethel-gibson-dove-for-sale-or-trade/6989206077.html https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/msg/d/bethel-gibson-hummingbird-for-sale-or/6989220239.html
  4. Hello everyone. I'm new here, I hope this is an appropriate post & in the appropriate spot. I own a very beautiful vintage 1979 Kramer DMZ 5000 Bass Guitar with its original tan Kramer hard shell case & tan strap. I've done a lot of research on it, but still consider myself fairly uneducated on it; especially its appraisal/price. In addition to information below, there are high definition photos of it. The serial number is 05736 and it's made in the USA. It works perfectly and, as far as I know, all of the electronics and all of the parts for that matter are the original factory parts. Does anyone have any insight into what this bass is realistically worth? Reverb has one at $700 and another at $2250...so, yeah. Thanks I guess. Taking into consideration that it really is in very, very good condition (played under 10 times in the 9 years I've owned it), has all original parts (I think), is the upgraded version of the '79 DMZ 5000 (the fretboard inlays are an example of this) & has its original hard shell case? Alas, the one downside is I am not the original or first owner (obviously) Pictures are attached, I really appreciate any advice. Thanks! Gold
  5. My name is Peter and I'm from Chicago. I've owned lots of guitars and Gibson has always been a favorite. I've attached a pic of the two I have left.
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    Hey, I have been fortunate enough that I have found and bought a 1961 hummingbird! I took a week to let it acclimate and tune it up slowly... Any advice or warnings on using or caring for her. Love how it sounds! Thanks in advance!
  7. What do you guys think? Solid brazilian rosewood back and sides or laminated?
  8. Could anyone tell me if this appears to be a custom Gibson guitar? It looks like a mismatch of parts but I’m not sure if any of it is legitimately Gibson other than perhaps the pickup? Which could just be a cover? New to this. Thanks.
  9. HELLO. My uncle recently passed away and I am trying to identify his Gibson. The gold colored part that holds the strings at the bottom of the guitar (Forgive me for my ignorance when it comes to guitar part names) says "ES -350-t". The serial number inside the F hole starts with a Y which I believe indicates 1953. So when I search that model and year I do not find the same looking guitar. Inside the guitar case was another one of those things that holds the strings that is silver colored with no engravings. I will attach pictures. Please HELP!!!! Thank you for your time.
  10. I need help with the age and value of a casino that I purchased in 1980
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