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1950 J45 reissue tri-burst


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Just saw a new one of this model in a shop for $1,999. This seems low for this model. Is this correct? VERY TEMPTED. It is a light as a bag of chips and sounds great. Nut slots are way too high, but that is very easily fixed.

 

Advice??

 

RB

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Haven't seen that model, and am curious as to what makes it a 1950 J-45 re-issue, since they didn't do a tri-burst in 1950. If it's a 1950, it should have a block logo, 19 frets, slot-through saddle, 1 11/16" nut, and a tapered headstock with three-on-a-plate Klusons.

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Funny. Every person who has held one of these is amazed at their light weight, even the seller of this 50's Re-ish on eBay. The other thing most fanciers of the sunburst notice is that these re-issues received arguably one of the more beautiful bursts to come to come out of Bozeman. However, the finish was not the only thing inconsistent with actual 1950's J-45's. And unfortunately, the weight was not the only thing about these guitars that was on the light sound... I mean side.

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Looks like a sweetie, Slim. Love the tort in the pickguard; the photo does, however, show unusual contour to the batwing(?). How did you get such a great deal? Charity shop? Barn sale?

 

And a 1st year ADJ to boot!

 

Ebay.. BIN.. :)

 

this one was a couple years ago.. a 56 J50e

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Our local GC had one of these last year for about that price. +1 on the surprisingly light weight, pretty burst, and good sound. I recall thinking the burst had a reddish element to it that regular J-45s don't have. I'm guessing it didn't have a pickup, but OTOH it had white tuner buttons which I would definitely consider a plus.

 

To the OP - I wouldn't worry about how it's not really consistent with the 1950 model - judged on its own merits the one I played was a winner, if I was looking for J-45 (was searching for an AJ at the time) I don't think I could have resisted it.

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