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Two years ago i sold my 1974 Gibson j-50, and after a tough breakup and losing my shirt.  i traded to get it back.  Could have gotten any other but i wanted this particular one back it had the mojo, it had the magic and though i will wait 3 days to play it (airing it out due to Corona) i couldn't be happier to have it back in my arsenal.  It's beat up, it's road worn, but oh the dry/warm tones that come out of this are a strummers paradise. Check my pictures.

 

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1 hour ago, Gibson Artist said:

i wanted this particular one back it had the mojo, it had the magic

It had your mojo - the mojo you've already invested into it. Glad to hear of the upcoming reunion. After a couple of days, just give it a string change and a polishing to get reacquainted, and all will be good again. Even though they'll be too new strings, that first play will most likely be a good recording- one worth sharing here, if so inclined. Congrats.

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Delighted for you. I've only had mine three days and I'd be horrified to lose it. Really glad you've got yours back.

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Congrats! Years ago I reacquired a sold off favorite after a 5 year absence. Good thing is I've never had an urge to get rid of it again. I've sold off quite a few since but haven't had an urge to get them back.

I'm afraid I would have to loose those tuners and get some cream buttons 😉

 

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32 minutes ago, Dave F said:

Congrats! Years ago I reacquired a sold off favorite after a 5 year absence. Good thing is I've never had an urge to get rid of it again. I've sold off quite a few since but haven't had an urge to get them back.

I'm afraid I would have to loose those tuners and get some cream buttons 😉

 

I had a relationship end and got the short end of the stick financially, had to sell something fast. But, its great when you bring back an old friend isnt it?  Hope you're enjoying the one you got back too, whatever it was.

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Cool! I did the opposite, I gave my 1974 J-50 to my son in law. When they visited, it was always the guitar he wanted to play. Beat up? Yours looks a hell of a lot better than mine! 😂 

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19 minutes ago, Boyd said:

Cool! I did the opposite, I gave my 1974 J-50 to my son in law. When they visited, it was always the guitar he wanted to play. Beat up? Yours looks a hell of a lot better than mine! 😂 

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Yours is still a beauty, bet she still sings.

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Beautiful tale ^

I had one of these 40 years ago. My first Gibson, , , and I still hold a weak spot for those horn bindings. 

1 hour ago, Boyd said:

 Beat up? Yours looks a hell of a lot better than mine! 😂 

Koool looker there - would make me strum Love The One You're With on the spot. . 

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Congrats on getting one that got away it's a rare  opportunity for sure.  I hope to get a guitar back some day as well.  Enjoy !!

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That was my first good guitar, too. I traded it in 1980 for a SF Vibrolux. Wish I still had both of those. I’ve kept an eye out for one, but they are rare here. 
 

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Well, it was my first vintage and if i can help it, ill never sell it.  I traded guitars all the time, owned over 55, but for some reason, this one git i got an emotional attachment to it. But, when i broke up with my ex and went into financial ruin,  i had to sell a bunch of things off.

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2 minutes ago, Gibson Artist said:

Well, it was my first vintage and if i can help it, ill never sell it.  I traded guitars all the time, owned over 55, but for some reason, this one git i got an emotional attachment to it. But, when i broke up with my ex and went into financial ruin,  i had to sell a bunch of things off.

 Glad to know you got the guitar back.

 

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On 7/21/2020 at 4:40 PM, Gibson Artist said:

Well, it was my first vintage and if i can help it, ill never sell it.  I traded guitars all the time, owned over 55, but for some reason, this one git i got an emotional attachment to it. But, when i broke up with my ex and went into financial ruin,  i had to sell a bunch of things off.

Happens to us all. In the early 80s I had to sell a beautiful Gretsch Streamliner to pay my rent. Another one I regret. 

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So sorry about the breakup. I know what that's about my wife said if I bought another guitar she would leave me.

 

Boy, I miss her sometimes!

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