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  1. So, my Grandmom's guitar was taken from the estate without permission. I'm hoping to recover it even though the chances are slim. Is this an L-50 archtop? I don't have the info from inside the guitar, but I know she was born in 1933, so she would've probably gotten it between 1945-1953 as she played it in her teens. Any input is appreciated. Please and Thank You!
  2. Ok I’m trying to identify a Gibson acoustic. I can find no stickers or stamps etc showing a serial number. My dad was born in 1938 and said it was given to him when he was about 12, so thinking it’s from around 1950. Including some images if anyone is able to assist. It was mostly never played and in an old case for probably 50 years. My wife had someone work on the bridge about 20 years ago in hopes I’d play it. I strum on it and pick some chords but I’m no guitar player. Anyway if anyone could help me identify this guitar model and around the year it was made I’d appreciate it
  3. I though considering some new signature models which are tributes to previous Gibson users it would be great to do a randy rhoads sig, the cream les Paul custom with the same specs as the original to make it different to current normal customs, and it a Steve Clark triple humbucker and possible kahler les Paul custom just throwing it out there 🤟
  4. Hey all, I recently came across a pretty vintage looking Gibson ES-335 that I’m going to get fixed up. I’m interested in knowing what year it was made and where. The serial number is 6 digits - 955153. The “I” is dotted in the Gibson logo. Haven’t had much luck trying to pinpoint any info by looking at Gibson’s Serial # Verify page. Any help would be much appreciated. Pics below! Best, Tanner front: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17OGCjfEWKPtDowAEwEQ9Mrj1V5_1e_Ob/view?usp=drivesdk back: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18B8SoxLECXfRwtwHWXHrdB684OOmmB50/view?
  5. Looking to find out what model and year this guitar is? And what it’s worth. Thanks
  6. My son and I bought this guitar this past weekend. Obviously it REALLY OLD. Inside thru one F-Hole it says, N-2. Thru the other F-Hole it says L 353. I've scoured the internet and can't seem to find anything like this. Can someone please help? Have you ever seen on? What year are they from? How much are they worth? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Shane
  7. Hey guys hope you can help. I jsut bought this guitar of GC online. I dont have it yet and hence dont have the seriel number. It was advertised as a 1995 Gibson Chet Atkins Tennesean. My question is has there been a submodel or different trim of the Tennesean? This one has gold hardware, different knobs, different tail piece and most importantly Block inlays! Any idea?
  8. Hello everyone! I believe this guitar to be an old Epiphone Deluxe Zephyr Regent but, not 100% sure. I haven’t found any examples of a single pickup. Any help identifying this guitar and what year it might have been made would be a huge help.
  9. 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 pict
  10. I am in a position to buy a Gibson Hummingbird and I have my eyes set on the new original model. https://www.gibson.com/Guitar/ACCFR6729/Hummingbird-Original/Heritage-Cherry-Sunburst I have also been offered a used Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage from 2017 in mint condition (priced cheaper by about 500 bucks) My understanding is the main difference is the thermally aged tops but I am having real difficulty deciding which one to get. Would love to get people's feedback which model they would pick and why.. I will be able to play the HB Original in the shops tomorrow and get a fee
  11. Is it just me or have these armchair collectors gone plum loco with the vintage guitar purchases as of late? ‘80 and ‘82 flying vs selling at 6K?! Did i miss something historically significant these past few years? The sooner we stop overpaying (yeah, I get that something is worth what someone’s willing to pay for it), the sooner we’ll settle this madness down. https://reverb.com/item/33887194-1982-white-gibson-flying-v
  12. I recently Acquired a Vintage Style O from 1921. I noticed most of the style Os are sunburst or Black Finish. Natural finish seem to be few and far between. Just curious if it was an unpopular model at the time or if they made less natural finishes. Anyone have any answers? Any help is appreciated.
  13. Looks like they were one of the Japanese “lawsuit era” guitars but not positive. Anyone know anything about these (LP shape)?
  14. What do you guys think? Solid brazilian rosewood back and sides or laminated?
  15. Dear fellows, I just purchased a really nice Gibson L30 in its original Geib case (see attached picture). I am using Thomastik JS110 Flatwound Extra Light Jazz Swing on my Gibson ES125 since I like low gauge. Would you also recommend them on the L30? I would also like to try it amplified. Any pickups recommendations? Preferably removable. Thank you !
  16. Guys,hope everyone’s safe during covid. I have a specific question about finish cleaner. I recently acquired a '71 Goldtop and accidentally spilled a drop of alcohol/oil contained liquid. So stupid,I want to tear my hands off. It made a track on the finish, not too deep, but surely has some deepness. Idiot. Knowing,that alcohol destroys nitro, My question is - did I completely ruin it and its going to stay there forever? (no refin suggestions on all original 71)) what to do? Can any cleaner handle that? Gibson Pump? Luthiers choice? GHS black bottle cleaner? Virtu
  17. Anyone played one of these yet? Im looking for a bigger/fuller neck compared to the 2018 standard j45 I have. It says 50s style "round"on these but im wondering how it compares to something like the True Vintage J45, or an R8/R9. Cheers!
  18. 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?
  19. Hello, I have an Epiphone Wilshire that I bought from a guy over 20 years ago and I'm thinking about selling because I'm really an acoustic guy. I'm trying to find out some information about it, particularly what year it is. I've attached a photo with the serial number on it. I put a new bridge on it a few years ago and the grover tuners came with it but the previous owner must have done that. Any information about this guitar would be appreciated. Thanks
  20. 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.
  21. https://share.icloud.com/photos/0uWLu-TeMZ5EyONpLP5STeVYw https://share.icloud.com/photos/04mvdgplZDqHrwlGmup3YsQ9A I’ve just acquired this vintage Gibson, spruce top, ebony fingerboard and Grover tuning pegs, but it doesn’t have the parallelograms as fret markers, nor the emblem inlay in the head stock. Can anyone help me confirm the model. The vendor tells me it is from 1953. thankshttps://share.icloud.com/photos/0cn8Bb_BOIcXS7Q6f3VH7TUnAhttps://share.icloud.com/photos/0AKiHoBVQkQzRsMPAOknYfTxQ
  22. In the early 1940s, Nat Daniel (yes, of Danelectro renown) designed the original amplifier circuitry employed in the 1940-1943 Epi Electar Zephyr amp. This is the circuitry that pre-dated the next generation, tremolo circuited amplifiers. It is the first generation, Nat Daniel- circuit, NON-tremolo schematic diagram that I am seeking for the restoration of a 1942 model (this verified from the original Epiphone manufacturer log, by its serial number. Has to be the first generation drawing. Thanks!
  23. Hi, First time poster. Looking at purchasing this guitar from interstate. My friend will check it out/pick it up for me. Just checking that it's a legitimate Hummingbird Vintage 2017 as will not be able to see it in person before buying. The price seems very reasonable. Thanks
  24. 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 o
  25. 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
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