Angus_Young Posted September 9, 2019 Report Share Posted September 9, 2019 (edited) I'm considering purchasing this J-200 which I believe is a 1970 - 1972. Serial number engraved with Made In USA on headstock is No. 727894. See pics here: https://www.pinterest.com/AngusYoung555/j200/ Played it yesterday and I think it sounds good but a few small details seem off. First, the back of the guitar has two inlaid marquetry strips instead of one. In my research, every single J-200 only has one running down center of the guitar. Second, the neck seems to be two pieces of wood, is this normal? Also, the joints at the base of the neck and on the back of the guitar is a slightly off - it doesn't line up so that it's perfectly smooth. I understand these guitars had issues with the necks and but is this something I though be concerned about? Third, should the serial number start with the letter S? See here: http://archive.gibson.com/Files/downloads/bluebook/GibsonAcoustics.pdf Overall, the guitar looks to be in good shape still and does not look like it was heavily used and stored properly. Any thoughts about these issues? I don't think it's fake but the double marquetry strips especially is odd. Thanks in advance. Edited September 9, 2019 by Angus_Young Better description Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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