1978 Vintage Gibson J-45 Deluxe Acoustic Guitar W/case Original 1970's Model
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1978 Vintage Gibson J-45 Deluxe Acoustic Guitar W/case Original 1970's Model :
I will start by saying this is a beautiful J-45 but, it does need some REPAIR and will be sold AS IS. I believe it's from 1978 or '79. It has a 6 digit serial number on the headstock 728xxx, with "Made in USA" stamped below it. Fortunately, it appears all original without signs of some amateur trying to take a "hack" job at fixing it. A good luthier could bring this guitar back to life with almost no signs of being fixed. The problems: It has a small crack in the top at the bottom of the sound hole. Which is directly related to the next three problems: (1) it has some loose braces that need regluing. I could feel two that were loose, but it might have more. (2) As a result of the loose braces, the portion of the top around the pickguard has sank down a bit (see picture with the ruler across the top). And (3) the edges of the pickguard are starting to lift up and come unglued. The finished is chipped away in one section on the back of the neck. And lastly, the bridge has some cracks in the wood between the bridge pins. Other than that, the bridge is solid though and not pulling up or anything. Now for the good news.... Other than the above problems, the remainder of this guitar and its finish is nearly flawless!! With zero buckle rash. Due to the problems, I put X-Light D'addario strings on it, and it sounds AMAZING, even in the shape its in! The action is nice and low as well and it plays WONDERFULLY!! The original hardshell case is included which is nice overall condition. Again, this guitar actually plays and sounds great as it is, although these are the type of problems you will want to have fixed sooner than later because they can worsen in time if left unfixed. This will be a great vintage instrument for somebody! It's selling AS IS with and FREE SHIPPING!! Please ask any and all questions BEFORE offerding. Additional pics can be sent upon request. FREE SHIPPING within the continental U.S. Payment methods are PAYPAL ONLY, and payment must be made WITHIN ONE (1) DAY of the sale close. All sales final. No sales outside the USA.