Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums

J45/50 distance between strings


John68

Recommended Posts

Hello there. this is my first post on this forum!

I've bought an old Gibson J45/50 Sunburst from the year 1976. Its a verry good looking guitar and sounds just beautiful!

I haven't seen this type of J45 before, its a square shoulder.

The only thing i don't understand is the distance between the strings, they are not equal! The pattern is:

0--0-0--0-0--0

So, the distance between the low E and A strings as the space between D and G and B and high E is wider than the space between A/D and G/B.

Is this normal for A gibson from this period(or normal for a J45/50)

The problem is that the high E string is far on the outside of the fret and makes it very easy to slip of the fret.

The nut and bridge are original as far as I can prove! and both have this pattern, so it looks like its done with a purpose.

The frets are also very smal, I don't know if the frets are standaard, but I'm thinking of replacing them for a little bigger frets.

Can anybody tell me more about this guitar with his strange pattern of strings!

Greetings from Holland!( excuses for my englisch!)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...