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How is a ‘61-2 gibson J45 different from a ‘63?

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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

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1961 J-45 would have a Q-prefix FON ink-stamped on the neck block. 

This website has some good info. The link below may not work, but you should be able to take the info and find the site

guitarhq

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4 hours ago, j45nick said:

1961 J-45 would have a Q-prefix FON ink-stamped on the neck block. 

This website has some good info. The link below may not work, but you should be able to take the info and find the site

guitarhq

Thanks. Trade went well and I Have the guitar now, so Ill check for that

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