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Posted By: GUEST,Gibson fan
29-Nov-12 - 06:13 PM
Thread Name: dating a Gibson SJ ????
Subject: dating a Gibson SJ ????
I'm trying to date one of my Gibson SJ guitars - It's the typical slope shoulder design. It has no serial number but does have a factory number inside ending with a Y. The peghead does NOT have a pearl crown. My guess is that is is a 1953 HOWEVER, it does not have a pick guard like my 1943 SJ (which it should) but has the longer pickguard with point at lower bout. Anybody have a guess what this is all about? (It has not been refinished and that IS the original factory pick guard) Am I safe to call this a '53? Any input would be appreciated….