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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 feel for it however the HB TV will be sent from abroad. Another issue I have is with the HB TV is that the serial number does not show up on Guitar Serial Project. Thanks for reading!
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Looks like they were one of the Japanese “lawsuit era” guitars but not positive. Anyone know anything about these (LP shape)?
  8. What do you guys think? Solid brazilian rosewood back and sides or laminated?
  9. 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 !
  10. 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? Virtuoso Cleaner (I’ve read its the best)
  11. 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!
  12. 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?
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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!
  17. 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
  18. 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 !
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. Hix1

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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!
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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