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1942 SJ rosewood

cfh

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Possible one of the first SJ's. Notice the peghead logo,
and bound fingerboard and skunk stripe.

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AtomEve

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That is beautiful Clay!!!!

Is she light? I bet she sounds great! :salude How far did you travel to find that one?
 

j45

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fricken incredible...... beats about anything I've seen in years.
 

cherrick

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5 piece neck, probably maple
back and sides probably Braz rosewood

awesome
 

keef

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Great - you should post this in the vintage section at the UMGF too...I am sure they will LOVE to see this.
 

plaintop

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Gibson actually used East Indian Rosewood. Clay already posted this one on the UMGF, it's a very interesting guitar.
 

Mcloudnine

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That's the kind of guitar you dream about. Killer! :dude:

Tell us more please: bracing/tone bars/sound/etc
 

zorglub!

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Absolutely amazing, thanks for sharing Clay.

Does it have an interesting story, like the one you had about another old acoustic some time ago?
 

Uncle Gary

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That's the kind of guitar I dream about finding in an attic or at a garage sale! Holy Mary mother of pearl!!
 

tooold

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Hey, Clay -

Amazing guitar - but shouldn't the board be unbound?

Yours in AVH-ality,

Myles
 

j45

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Hey, Clay -

Amazing guitar - but shouldn't the board be unbound?

Yours in AVH-ality,

Myles

Should be but the logo should also be the modern script. It appears to be a very unique piece.
 

cfh

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There are a couple of early SJ models documented with
fingerboard binding. It's not the norm, but neither is
the peghead logo. the general idea is this is (maybe
the "first"?) SJ and the fingerboard is from an L-7 or something,
when Gibson was just figuring out how this model would be.
No good stories on this guitar, i bought it from a guy that
bought it at a pawn shop in the 1970s.
 
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