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Thread #62621   Message #1012895
Posted By: GUEST,Glen Reid
04-Sep-03 - 05:24 PM
Thread Name: Gibson question
Subject: RE: Gibson question
When I was about 15, a family friend gave me his old 1948 Gibson J45 (southern Jumbo).
Being young and foolish I done some things to it that today relegate it to my "wall of shame", but thats another story.
I have never seen another Gibson quite like this one, in that it had a sunburst finish(about an inch thick), with a reverse belly bridge, a small martin style pickguard and double paralellogram position markers.
Unlike others I have seen of this vintage (re: the one seen in a lot of old Hank Williams photo,s), mine had the old style Gibson script on the headstock, which was just a silk screen application.
I keep wanting to restore it to its former self, but so far there it hangs, as a contant reminder of my youthfull follies.
Cheers, Glen