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1959 Jack Plate - Low Down

58 Fat Neck

New member
Mar 18, 2023
Just doing a check to as if it has ever been proven 100% that there was a thick rounded corner jack plate used in 1959. I have seen my fair share of cream plastics from the 50's. Only seen one guitar with the thick plate and the owner said it was a replaced one he did in the early 70's. None of my vintage pictures from the 60's look to have thick rounded corner jack plates. Twenty years ago I saw a collection (more like a museum) of over 100 lap steel's and not one of them that had cream parts had the thick jack plate. Jack plates were one of the most changed parts on guitars. Isn't it most likely that the real bursts out there that have these jack plates are replacement's. Anyone out there have a picture of the back of of one of these thick jack plates that has the tell tale ripple effect on the back that Gibson's cream and black plastics had in the 50's?


Well-known member
Jun 27, 2005
I know this isn't what you were hoping for, but the Jack Plate has never been my focus of attention.
All I know about this guitar is the Serial Number is 9 0340. This appears to be the thickest J/P I have
a photo of.


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Well-known member
Dec 4, 2001
9 2314 - Faye