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Vintage Gibson Acoustic - What Is It?

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I don't know whence it came but it is not anything made by Gibson.

Had my doubts for sure...no binding , and that bridge...wtf? Lol

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The head stock is 1942-1943 Gibson. (You can tell by the tuner placement.) The rest -- hard to say. Maybe a destroyed J-45. Maybe a Gibson neck.

Hard to say.

Edited by tpbiii

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The neck's '42 or '43 Gibson for sure. If cheap, buy and wait for an original body with a trashed neck☺ I'm too old to gamble on that kind of long-term investment, but did similar insanity when younger with surprisingly good results😂

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That neck is too short, and the headstock is missing its wings. I assume there were pre-war (narrow) headstocks on some banner Gibsons.

 

The whole thing is a bit of a mystery to me. A first-hand inspection might help.

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Hang on a sec-

 

Let's have some fun- I know tpbiii has the head's up for location of things on the headstock, so maybe a close look at the logos, as far as the exaggerated serifs, fat lower "b", location/centering of the banner under the logo, and banner's width?: (also- the flattened neck profile (photo of the back of the neck)coming off of the headstock down the neck, not to mention heel)

 

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Edited by 62burst

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Thanks for that, Dave and 62burst. Even the logo looks fake, by comparison.

 

I'm going with 100% fake.

The more closely I look, the more things seem just off enough to suggest the truth of that - hard to tell details working from a phone. Would like to see it firsthand, but won't miss doing so😄

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The poor little thing looks "reliced" to me.

 

Agree, sure doesn't look like any natural wear I've ever seen.... [scared]

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Judging by the back of the neck and the back lower bout it used to be red.

Must had been a HB in its previous life

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Must had been a HB in its previous life

Cool. . . a 12 fret Hummingbird, can't be a lot of those out there. Recalling that 12 fret SJ-200 that Stan Jay from Mando Bros was demo'ing some time back, I wonder if the re-opening of the Custom Shop to custom orders would be receptive [biggrin] ?

 

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This guitar appears to have been "Bannerized" post production. Logo and banner appear homemade ((Banner crosses vertical lines at wrong angle, proportions wrong, Logo is amateurish, etc.) Body is not a Gibson product. I've no idea about the neck, except that I don't believe that it left the factory with that logo and banner.

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I've no idea about the neck, except that I don't believe that it left the factory with that logo and banner.

 

Or the zero fret.... [biggrin]

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