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Joey Ace


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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 14 Apr 2019 6:52 am    
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1961 Album Cover. Gibson SJ or ... ?

What about the 'BATMAN' pick guard?

Thanks in advance for any info.

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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post  Posted 14 Apr 2019 7:40 am    
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A relevant video here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5Lyq3M2t7w




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Joey Ace


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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 14 Apr 2019 7:55 am    
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Wow that was quick! Thanks Jon. Perfect!
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Joachim Kettner


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Germany
Post  Posted 14 Apr 2019 10:48 am    
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What a beautiful guitar.
There's a guitar repair- tools shop in Germany who sells the plan for the exact measurements and even a mold for the bending of the sides. I will buy at least the plan, it's under 20 Euro's and then will try to make my own J-200.
Jack Hanson, if you read this, it may be of interest for you also.
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Joey Ace


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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 15 Apr 2019 6:24 am    
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All the on-line pix I can find of the 1959 Gibson J-200 have a single side pick guard.
I wonder if Johnny's was Factory-Custom or aftermarket.

I believe J-200 indicated Jumbo - $200 original list price.
That would mean my J-45 sold for $45 when first issued.
Can anyone confirm this?
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Mitch Drumm


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Frostbite Falls, hard by Veronica Lake
Post  Posted 15 Apr 2019 10:10 am    
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Is that guitar confirmed to be a 1959 model?

Following 2 pix taken at the 23 Club in Brisbane CA in early 1958--site of the Jimmie Rivers and Vance Terry recordings.

Sunday April 6 was in 1958, not again on that date until 1969.





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Ben Elder


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La Crescenta, California, USA
Post  Posted 16 Apr 2019 11:05 am    
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There were two of these made, custom-designed by Cash himself, as shown in a photo from the Johnny Cash Museum (scroll down a ways):

http://nealfedora.com/wp/blog/2014/03/04/the-johnny-cash-museum-long-live-the-man-in-black/
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