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NGD: 1954 Gibson J-45

Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by gtrfinder, May 16, 2011.

  1. gtrfinder

    gtrfinder Supporting Member

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    I really love old Gibson acoustics.

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    Anybody else love old J-45's?
     
  2. Trego

    Trego Member

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    gorgeous,

    could you pm me how you came across that piece?
     
  3. musicofanatic5

    musicofanatic5 Member

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    Any gtr that has been played that much is alright with me! 'Specially a pre-'55 Gbsn flat top gtr!
     
  4. dereksee

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    BEAUTIFUL guitar, thanks for sharing!
     
  5. zhivago

    zhivago Member

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    congrats on the new guitar!

    ...my J50 was built round 1950, so I guess it's similar to yours...lovely guitar :)

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  6. Ocelot

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    Love old Gibson acoustics! Here's my '57 J-45. Sounds amazing. Next guitar will be a pre-'55.
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  7. zombywoof

    zombywoof Member

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    Yup sure do but I do gotta preference for Southerner Jumbos.
     
  8. Bobby D

    Bobby D Member

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    i LOVE those slopes from pre-65

    my absolute favorite vintage acoustic guitars EVER.

    the only modern ones that compare are the Bourgeouis SLope D.
     
  9. Craig Gates

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    Me too! And yours is a beauty - congratulations! I love that finish crazing!

    Most definitely. Love those slope shoulders! Here's my 1960 J-45. Sounds great even given the adjustable bridge.

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  11. gtrfinder

    gtrfinder Supporting Member

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    Thanks
    It's really a great guitar. I took a long time trying to find the right one.

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  12. teleking36

    teleking36 Supporting Member

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    Gibson slope shoulders are by far my favorite acoustic. This one looks KILLER! I'm rockin' a Woody Guthrie SJ these days but would love to get my hands on a vintage J-45. Someday...
     
  13. nealpolitan

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    Congrats! I stumbled onto my '63 J-50adj last year and haven't been able to put it down since.

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  14. fatb0t

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    WOW, nice!
     
  15. bagadix

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    Man, the pics in this thread are making me jealous! I have serious GAS for a vintage Gibson acoustic. Congrats on your new-to-you J-45!
     
  16. PlexiFuzz

    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too.

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    Love the old Gibsons. When I had my guitar made, I had it modeled after a late 30s Gibson Advanced Jumbo. It's the one musical instrument I have that's truly a "keeper."

    Congrats on the new guitar!
     

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