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J-160e? cutaway? "Country Strong"


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I've been seeing ads for the movie "Country Strong". In the ad, it looks like Gwyneth Paltrow is playing a cutaway J-160e. I've searched and can't find any info on a cutaway version of the J-160. I couldn't even find pictures of another one. Can anyone enlighten me? I like...I want!

Here are a few photos:

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BTW: They must like Gibsons:

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Gearbasher, That is a CF100-E. They were originally made between 1951-1959 and have the smaller body dimensions of a Gibson LG2 guitar. Gibson is making the CF100E again. Same electronics and pickup cover as the J160E.

I bought my '57 on EBAY several years ago...

I believe the one she is playing belongs to Tim McGraw....or at least I have seen him with it in a video, Rod

 

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Hey, thanks. I just found a thread from May about it. http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/33072-cf-100-e/

I must have missed it. So, how do you like the guitar?

 

I just found a few reissues for sale. And they're different. Some have a reverse-belly bridge, others are not reversed. Keystone tuners on some. Button tuners on others. Yup, that good old Gibson consistency.

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Of course the guitars are the first thing I noticed about the movie...

 

I like the one she plays and as mentioned it looks like the one McGraw plays in some of his vids.

 

I also like the Country Western(I think thats what it is)thats played by the guy in the flick.

 

Which brings me to a question I had last night...

 

Does Gibson still make one or is it just the Sheryl Crow model? If not, does the Sheryl Crow model say "Sheryl Crow" on it anywhere? I like the guitar but not a fan of hers.

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Verified? Its rarity? Or that it's actually a J-160e?

 

Well.. it looks like a J160E..... as for verification.. The Guitar has been around for a while.. and it is possible someone converted it to single Cutaway.. alot of Es 125s were done to single guts.alot of guitars had changes... Rarity only plays a factor when Verification has been done and its determined it was Originally built that way..

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What exactly does the label say? How about a closeup photo of that?

 

I'm going to try to get some of the grime off and see if it's a little more clear, but this is the photo I have now.

 

I've not had a chance to black-light the guitar yet, but the finish crazing is very even and typical of the period and the binding does not look to be mismatched or otherwise disturbed, so I'd be pretty surprised if this turned out to be anything but factory. Always a chance, I suppose, but it's pretty unlikely based on what I can see.

 

Does have the typical J-160E ladder bracing.

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I'm going to try to get some of the grime off and see if it's a little more clear, but this is the photo I have now.

 

I've not had a chance to black-light the guitar yet, but the finish crazing is very even and typical of the period and the binding does not look to be mismatched or otherwise disturbed, so I'd be pretty surprised if this turned out to be anything but factory. Always a chance, I suppose, but it's pretty unlikely based on what I can see.

 

Does have the typical J-160E ladder bracing.

 

what year is this? 1964 to 1969? in that area? its all possible it was a Custom Made Guitar for someone or a employee Guitar if theres no detection of repairs..

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what year is this? 1964 to 1969? in that area? its all possible it was a Custom Made Guitar for someone or a employee Guitar if theres no detection of repairs..

 

 

Union Made sticker indicates 1964 to 1969. I've not been able to make out the numbers on the label yet, so I'm not positive.

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Man! What a great-looking guitar! What a find.... [thumbup]

 

Two things to consider. Is the headstock at a 17 degree pitch? Would put it '65 or earlier.

Also, the double-ring Klusons (look to be original) are fairly (years' specific)also!

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Man! What a great-looking guitar! What a find.... [thumbup]

 

Two things to consider. Is the headstock at a 17 degree pitch? Would put it '65 or earlier.

Also, the double-ring Klusons (look to be original) are fairly (years' specific)also!

 

 

Here are a couple of headstock shots. Lots more pics if anyone's interested -just ping me.

 

http://www.guitarmatch.com/images/gb6/gb6f.jpg

http://www.guitarmatch.com/images/gb6/gb6g.jpg

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