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Gibson SJN Country Western and J-45 flat-top jumbo acoustics

1965/66 Selmer 'Guitars and Accessories' catalog page 37

SJN Country Western and J-45 flat-top jumbo acoustics. These guitars have quite a lot in common: the same size, scale, and body/neck woods. The SJN was the natural finished equivalent of the SJ Southerner Jumbo; a finished spruce top with mahogany sides, back and neck. The J-45 was finished in walnut save the Cherry sunburst top. The fancier split parallelogram neck position markers and crown headstock inlay of the SJN largely accounted for the differences in price of the two models.

Country-Western artists have no greater favourite. They praise the SJN's improved jumbo size and shape, its deep resonance, powerful tone and de luxe appearance, and its Gibson quality

1965/66 Selmer "Guitars and Accessories" catalog, page 37: Gibson SJN Country Western and J-45 flat-top jumbo acoustics
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Vintage 1960s Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1968-1969 Player Grade

Vintage 1960's Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1968-1969 Player Grade

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This listing is for a Vintage 1968 or 1969 Gibson J-45 Acoustic Guitar. This guitar is a player grade instrument and while the guitar plays and sounds very great the guitar does have a few issues such as a repaired headstock crack and the bridge is cracked.
This guitar was made in the USA in 1968 or 1969. The guitar has the original sunburst finish and all the parts are original. The guitar suffered a cracked headstock at one time and the crack has been repaired, see pics. The area around ... more
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Vintage Gibson SJ Deluxe Sunburst 1970-72

Vintage Gibson SJ Deluxe Sunburst 1970-72

Brookfield, Wisconsin, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Vintage Gibson SJ Deluxe Sunburst 1970-72
A wonderful, square shoulder dreadnought that's super fun to play & offers a warm, rich tone. Set up with fresh strings so it's ready for action upon arrival
Cosmetic Condition: Various little nicks, chips, dents, dings & scratches. A top crack near the treble-side of the neck / soundhole was glued & cleated. A small crack in the bass-side shoulder was also ... more
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USED 2023 Gibson 1950s J-45 (070)

USED 2023 Gibson 1950s J-45 (070)

Pikeville, Kentucky, 415**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Physical Condition
This guitar is in great condition with only some light examples of wear. There are some light scuffs and scratches here and there on the top and back of the body, as well as a small spot on the lower-center of the back where you can slightly feel the lacquer at the joint of the two pieces of the back; this is not a crack, but it is noticeable. Otherwise, there are a few light marks on the pickguard and some light tarnishing on the hardware. Aside from this, the guitar ... more
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1955 Gibson Country Western Natural w / HSC

1955 Gibson Country Western Natural w / HSC

San Diego, California, 921**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1955 Gibson Country Western Natural w / HSC
This Guitar Is In Very Good Overall Condition With Some Play Wear Visible Throughout (Please See All Photos)
Located At IVG Orange
No Cracks Visible, Finish Checking Visible On The Back Of Body
Strum Marks Visible Around The Soundhole
Possibly Refretted, Small Frets Are In Great Condition
Neck Appears To Have Been Reset Some Time Ago
Original Saddle Is Sitting Low But Can Still Go Down Some
Tuners Have Been Changed To ... more
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1963 Gibson SJ Country Western Southern Jumbo Sunburst Finish Acoustic Guitar

1963 Gibson SJ Country Western Southern Jumbo Sunburst Finish Acoustic Guitar

San Diego, California, 921**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1963 Gibson SJ Country Western Southern Jumbo Sunburst Finish Acoustic Guitar w / OHSC
Located At IVG Burbank
In Excellent Overall Condition With Some Light Scratches, Dings And Playwear
Sunburst Finish
Spruce Top
Mahogany Back And Sides
Mahogany Neck With Rosewood Fingerboard
Weight 4lbs 10oz
Nut Width 1 11 / 16 "
Neck Depth At 1st Fret .86 "
Neck Depth At 12th Fret 1 32 "
Comes With Original Hardshell Case
Made In Kalamazoo, MI
... more
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Gibson Deluxe SJ (Southern Jumbo) 1970s Acoustic Guitar- Natural

Gibson Deluxe SJ (Southern Jumbo) 1970's Acoustic Guitar- Natural

San Diego, California, 921**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1970's Gibson Deluxe SJ (Southern Jumbo)
Serial Number - A013036
This is a wonderful guitar that was brought back from the brink. It has gotten a neck reset and a new set of frets, so it sounds amazing!
Top - SpruceBack and sides - MahoganyNeck- MahoganyFingerboard - RosewoodStrings - SteelRight HandedMinor dings and scratchesWelcome to Guitar Apothecary, where passion meets curation in the world of exclusive guitar collection. As connoisseurs of craftsmanship and ... more
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Gibson J-45 1950 Vintage Acoustic Guitar - Sunburst

Gibson J-45 1950 Vintage Acoustic Guitar - Sunburst

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This is a fantastic sounding J-45 from 1950! This mahogany body, spruce top, vintage acoustic Gibson is one of the iconic models from the golden age of guitar building. The guitar has seen its share of expected repairs but is in great shape overall and ready for the next 75 years of action
The top shows a medium amount of strum wear on either side of the fingerboard extension. The finish is well-checked and the back of the neck shows wear up and down. The nut has been replaced and the guitar... more
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1970 Gibson J-45 Deluxe Cherry Sunburst Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

1970 Gibson J-45 Deluxe Cherry Sunburst Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Sonoma, California, 954**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1970 Gibson J-45 Deluxe Acoustic-Electric Guitar with a Cherry Sunburst Finish. The body's binding needs to be replaced and the lifting / cracked bridge needs to be replaced. There are a few old repaired cracks in the top that seem stable. Otherwise the guitar is in good condition with typical scuffs throughout. The neck looks solid. One of the tuners have been replaced and the pickguard looks to have been reglued. This guitar is sold as-is and will need to be repaired. Does not include a case ... more
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1968 Gibson SJ Souhern Jumbo Acoustic Guitar

1968 Gibson SJ Souhern Jumbo Acoustic Guitar

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1968 Gibson Southern Jumbo, ??SJ?? Tobacco Sunburst Finish, Double Parallelogram inlays, Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides, Finesounding, Ready to play, One owner, EC+, Original soft case
... more
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1968 Gibson J-45 ADJ Deluxe Cherry Sunburst Dreadnought Vintage Acoustic Guitar

1968 Gibson J-45 ADJ Deluxe Cherry Sunburst Dreadnought Vintage Acoustic Guitar

Sonoma, California, 954**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Late 1968 Gibson J-45ADJ Deluxe Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with a Cherry Sunburst finish. There are no breaks, cracks, or repairs. Everything is original except for newer strap buttons. This features the broad shoulders body instead of the earlier soft shoulders. The bridge is adjustable and the string action height is currently set to 2 20mm at the 12th fret with light strings. It weighs 5 05 pounds. The neck thickness measures 0 840" at the 1st fret and 0 976" at the 9th fret
Overall in ... more
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Gibson acoustic guitar 1976 J45 / 50 with SKB case, solid and ready to play

Gibson acoustic guitar 1976 J45 / 50 with SKB case, solid and ready to play

Champaign, Illinois, 618**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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1963 Gibson J-45 ADJ no finish project guitar

1963 Gibson J-45 ADJ no finish project guitar

Citrus Heights, California, 956**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


I really don??t want to sell this J45??. it??s a wonderful guitar but i figured i??d put it up to see if any interest is out there. Vintage 1963 Gibson J45 with stripped finish . This thing sounds amazing! Even with its original composite bridge. This use to be a sunburst finish . Unfortunately someone stripped the finish and then basically abandoned it and put it back in the case. it??s been played a little with no finish but not much . No significant damage to the wood?? a bit of ??buckle ... more
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Guitar Original 1967 Gibson J-45 ADJ Adustable Acoustic Guitar w /  Hard Case EUC

Guitar Original 1967 Gibson J-45 ADJ Adustable Acoustic Guitar w / Hard Case EUC

Charlotte, North Carolina, 282**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Guitar Original 1967 Gibson J-45 ADJ Adustable Acoustic Guitar EUC
Would need to be tuned
comes with hard case
very good condition, some minor flaws. serial number ingraved by owner for insurance purposes shown in final photo
... more
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1961 Gibson J-45 - Sunburst

1961 Gibson J-45 - Sunburst

Lake Stevens, Washington, 982**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Up for sale is this wonderful 1961 Gibson J-45. The guitar is in good vintage condition. It shows some player wear and for good reason. It??s an exceptionally nice sounding example of the model.

Video: https: / / youtu be / D2-qMiWI33Q?si=zFfUgGKfHq2WNygv

See the video demo for a taste of the sounds. The guitar is original from the finish to the frets. It??s had some basic servicing done to it over its lifetime, including a bridge reglue. The neck angle is good and it is ... more
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Gibson J-45 1964

Gibson J-45 1964



A Gibson guitar 1964 vintage nearly 60 years old. Guitar comes with hard case Approximately the same age. This old fellow played a lot of Honky Tonk's in the South. Made a lot of pretty girls smile
... more
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1968 Gibson Country Western

1968 Gibson Country Western

Smyrna, Delaware, 199**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1968 Gibson Country Western Acoustic. Previous owner had bridge replaced and cracks sealed by a luthier. Could use a little work but overall plays great and comes with original case. I??m not in a rush to sell it but entertaining cash offers
... more
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Turlock, California, 953**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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Gibson SJ Deluxe Early 70s Kalamazoo Acoustic Guitar w /  Case (Pre-Owned)

Gibson SJ Deluxe Early 70s Kalamazoo Acoustic Guitar w / Case (Pre-Owned)

San Rafael, California, 949**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Gibson SJ Deluxe Early 70s Kalamazoo Acoustic Guitar w / Case (Pre-Owned) Gibson SJ Deluxe Early 70s Kalamazoo Acoustic Guitar w / Case (Pre-Owned)
Gibson SJ Deluxe Early 70s Kalamazoo Acoustic Guitar w / Case (Pre-Owned) 
Excellent ConditionOriginal Case IncludedGibson Southern Jumbo ShapeKnown for its rich full sound ... more
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1956 Gibson J-45 Acoustic in Sunburst finish

1956 Gibson J-45 Acoustic in Sunburst finish



1956 Gibson J-45 in Sunburst finish
Great sounding J45 from the mid 50s. Mah gany back and sides. Spruce top. 50s profile Mah gany neck with a 12?? radius r sewood fingerboard and dot inlays. The frets are in good condition and the action is nice and comfortable. A few scratches and general playing wear. 3 on a side Klusons style repro tuners. Looks like there was a different set of tuner on it at some stage. (No ... more
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Gibson Custom Shop Historic Pre-War SJ-200 Rosewood 2020 - Vintage Sunburst

Gibson Custom Shop Historic Pre-War SJ-200 Rosewood 2020 - Vintage Sunburst

Michelstadt, 64***, GERMANY


Gibson SJ-200 2020
Der Custom Shop hat die Königin der Flat Tops neu aufgelegt. Die SJ-200 gehört zu den berühmtesten Modellen im Steelstring-Portfolio von Gibson und wurde in Handarbeit in Bozeman / Montana gefertigt. Aus den besten Materialien entstand eine Gitarre wie damals in den 1930er Jahren, der goldenen Ära der Akustikgitarren. Die Decke aus torrefizierter Adirondackfichte, der Korpus aus Palisander, Ebenholz für Griffbrett und Bridge - alles verleimt mit Knochenheißleim, ... more
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1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins TennesseanThe Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, or model 6119 was Gretsch's best selling hollow body of the 1960s. This wonderfully faded example from 1965 was originally Dark Cherry Red, but has turned a mid-orange brown. The original color, however, can be seen underneath the pickup surrounds. 1965 specs: maple body, two-piece neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and Hi-Lo 'Tron single coil pickups. Nickel plated Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.

1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog

1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalogHagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThe President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the new Jaguar.