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Barry Yasika


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Post  Posted 11 Feb 2018 4:20 pm    
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Before buying or making an offer, please read the following: Up for grabs is a 1954 Gibson 6 string BR-9 slide guitar. There is no serial number on the guitar that I could find. They guy I bought if from was at the Philly Guitar show as a vendor and there were several people looking at it that agreed the date was correct. All the electronics - P90 pick up, Tone and Volume Pots, Jack and tuners have all been replace with newer and I do not have the originals. I know that's really not the greatest information but this isn't exactly a top of the line collectors item either.

The only real original parts are the guitar body, pick guard, fret board and the case. The guitar looks like it's never been played, the case is in very good condition other than the normal discoloration something that is 63 years old (like me) would get. It all works and for me it was kind of fun to goof around with for some time. I'm only selling it so I can thin out some of the things I have I just don't use enough and or have no use for. This guitar really isn't for the high end collector but I'd rather have this axe than some of the newer slide guitars I've seen out there. It at least has some personality and was made right here is the USA at the Gibson Plant in Kalamazoo. Thanks for taking a look!!

Asking Price is $275 obo plus shipping, if using paypal add 3%.








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Brian Straub


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Post  Posted 12 Feb 2018 6:03 am     br9
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Jack Hanson


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Post  Posted 12 Feb 2018 9:22 am    
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What is the polepiece spacing on the replacement pickup? Gibson P-90s for lap steel were spaced at 58mm, while P-90s for Spanish guitars were spaced much narrower.
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Barry Yasika


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Post  Posted 12 Feb 2018 10:09 am     Pole Placing
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I'm not sure what it is, I can try to measure it. I did not replace the pick up. It is the way I bought it. All I know for sure is that it works and seems to sound fine to me.
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Jack Hanson


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Post  Posted 12 Feb 2018 10:26 am    
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You should be able to get a rough idea by peering into the front end of the finger-rest and checking whether or not the strings line up straight over the centers of the polepieces.
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Barry Yasika


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Post  Posted 12 Feb 2018 6:27 pm     P90 Pick up
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I looked at the poles to see if they line up with the strings and can now with certainty say, they do not line up perfectly. This doesn't surprise me all that much since I stated from the start that the pick up was/is not original. Anyway, Jack I hope that answers your question. I really have no idea exactly what brand P-90 is in that guitar. Just out of curiosity I double checked the sound and don't really notice any discernable difference in volume from one string to the next. For me, it was and still is a pretty cool axe for the money. I had some fun with it for awhile Smile
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Jack Hanson


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Post  Posted 13 Feb 2018 2:09 am    
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Thank you, Barry.
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Rick Troyer


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Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 14 Feb 2018 6:50 am    
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Is the guitar still available ?
Rick
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Barry Yasika


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Post  Posted 14 Feb 2018 6:54 pm     1954 Gibson BR-9 is still available
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Hi Rick, yes the BR-9 is still available. Had a few bites but not takers yet.
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Rick Troyer


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Post  Posted 14 Feb 2018 7:21 pm    
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Willis Vanderberg


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Petoskey Mi
Post  Posted 14 Feb 2018 8:32 pm     Br-9
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Barry ,if this is still available I will take it.Let me know how you want the funds,I don't do PayPal anymore. Cashiers check,bank money order or what ever . Let me know please.
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Barry Yasika


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Post  Posted 15 Feb 2018 2:24 pm     Gibson BR-9
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This guitar is on hold pending payment.
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Willis Vanderberg


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Post  Posted 15 Feb 2018 10:46 pm    
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For a little more info on the BR9guitars, the early models had adjustable poles on the pickup. The were slotted screw head. Also the finish was very smooth. Then in the early fifties they went to the solid pickup and the finish on the guitar was a matte. My first Steel was a Br9i bought in 1948. The guitar and the Br9 amp cost me a hundred bucks at Ferees music in Battle Creek Mi.
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Chris Boyd


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Post  Posted 16 Feb 2018 5:10 am    
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The poles on my early BR9's (2) are non adjustable...smooth finish... I believe the later models ('54-'59) with crinkle finish have the adjustable poles..
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Willis Vanderberg


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Post  Posted 16 Feb 2018 7:08 am    
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You are no doubt right Chris. It's been so long , my 84 my old brain may be dead.....
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Chris Boyd


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Post  Posted 16 Feb 2018 7:59 am    
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Willis...my 65 year old brain is right behind you ! Whoa!
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