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So there I was... preparing to sell my flawless Gibson Jackson Browne Model 1, a gorgeous instrument aesthetically and tonally, and with a neck that feels... perfect, just perfect. A nice sunny morning, so outside to get some decent background for photos... I just shot photos of the original and perfect case, and now moving around taking photos of the guitar, when... BANG! The photos tell the story...

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I guess I should have picked up the case... my wife came driving into our compound not paying too much attention... notice the tread marks... ouch.

 

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That had to feel kind of hollow.   Nice guitar.   Now what?  406-587-4117 (factory). might be able to direct you to a source for that case.  Good luck.

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Thanks Dan. I already wrote to them asking about a replacement case. The JB is J45 shape with a deep body... I'm hoping it's not a custom case. "Hollow", that about sums it up.

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Oh man...  what a drag..  I guess you can look on the bright side,  she could have just as easily run down the guitar...

One of my band mates from some years ago accidentally backed over his rickenbacker 360 one night (It was in the case..). 

He stopped before the front tire went over it.   Amazingly  the case actually saved it from serious damage.  he was a luck boy..

 

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26 minutes ago, sbpark said:

If it’s perfect, why are you selling it?

Before this "Squashed" post, and before going out to take photos, I explained in this post:   

 

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Judging from that tire print, that case was run over by a 2 1/2 ton SUV. I wouldn't want that running over my guitar in a Hiscox case, either.

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7 hours ago, billder99 said:

Before this "Squashed" post, and before going out to take photos, I explained in this post:   

 

That's too bad. You really should just play the living $h!t out of that guitar and worry less about scratching/denting/dinging it. It's meant to be played! I know if it was mine I'd keep it out on a stand and just play it. I keep my Ren-Era AJ, J45, D-18 and D-35 out on stands. Dings and dents happen. I didn't buy the guitars to admire or keep in the case, I bought them to play, but with that said I'm not criticizing you. More like trying to encouraging you to keep it and play the snot out of it! But if I had a guitar that I didn't feel comfortable playing or was super valuable and I was worried about damaging it, taking it out of the house, etc., I'd sell it in a heartbeat. 

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These are real nice guitars. I have one of the Model A ones with the signature.

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9 hours ago, sbpark said:

That's too bad. You really should just play the living $h!t out of that guitar and worry less about scratching/denting/dinging it. It's meant to be played! I know if it was mine I'd keep it out on a stand and just play it. I keep my Ren-Era AJ, J45, D-18 and D-35 out on stands. Dings and dents happen. I didn't buy the guitars to admire or keep in the case, I bought them to play

 

Bingo.

All of mine hang on the wall unless they are traveling. I even will put them in my truck WITHOUT being cased and take them to the cabin.  GASP ! It's only a few miles.

Mine have ZERO value anyhow because THEY'RE NOT FOR SALE !

What you need to do is go ahead and whack it with something. You know, a phone, broom handle, something tough. Maybe smack it on the door frame passing through a room. Knock off some of that re-sale value.

Then you can just keep it an enjoy it forever.

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11 hours ago, sbpark said:

That's too bad. You really should just play the living $h!t out of that guitar and worry less about scratching/denting/dinging it. It's meant to be played! 

I get what your saying... I play every day, but this is the first guitar I ever owned that is perfect AND expensive (I've had a few new guitars, Eastmans, never worried about those). I just can't bring myself to treat the JB like any other... the fact is, it's a very special instrument. Here's the good news... now that the original case is squashed, maybe I'll say frack it and quit babying it. Hope so... I does sound and play unlike any other I've owned.

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2 hours ago, billder99 said:

now that the original case is squashed, maybe I'll say frack it and quit babying it. Hope so... I does sound and play unlike any other I've owned.

Yep!  you have a solid plan in play!  (pun intended..)

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20 hours ago, billder99 said:

I get what your saying... I play every day, but this is the first guitar I ever owned that is perfect AND expensive (I've had a few new guitars, Eastmans, never worried about those). I just can't bring myself to treat the JB like any other... the fact is, it's a very special instrument. Here's the good news... now that the original case is squashed, maybe I'll say frack it and quit babying it. Hope so... I does sound and play unlike any other I've owned.

 

You absolutely should. Don't worry about keeping it perfect, play it and enjoy it, let it's life begin in earnest. In my opinion guitars aren't meant to be perfect...I've never once listened to a classic record and thought "jeez, that acoustic sounds unmarked!" All my guitars have bruises and battlescars, between them they have been in and out of planes, trains and automobiles more times than most people do in a lifetime. They work for me and I work for them.

I never treat them disrespectfully, always keep them clean and well maintained, but they're out on the road with me between four and six nights a week and have inevitable playwear. The upside is, of course, that the more they're played the more they open up and really start to sing.

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