Gibson / J-45 / 1962 / Cherry Sunburst / Guitar For Sale
"SINGLE RING" SOUNDHOLE ROSETTES ENDED IN EARLY 1962 AND SET THESE J-45S ASIDE FROM THE LATER WITH CONCENTRIC SOUND HOLE CIRCLE ROSETTES AND ARE OFTEN THOUGHT TO SOUND VERY MUCH LIKE THE 1950S MODELS. LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL BRAZILIAN BOARD!!! THIS BOOMING BEAST IS NO EXCEPTION. WITH AN EARLY 1962 5 DIGIT SERIAL # THIS IS LIKELY ONE OF THE LAST OF THAT FEATURE. THIS ONE FALLS BETWEEN PLAYING AND STILL COLLECTIBLE CONDITION. WE ARE PRICING IT ACCORDINGLY AS A RESULT. THESE EARLY 60s SINGLE RINGS TOP OUT IN THE MID TO UPPER 4s BUT THIS ONE IS MARKED CONSIDERABLY LESS. REASONS BEING 1) THERE IS AN EXTRA STRAP BUTTON ON THE SHOULDER. 2) THERE IS THE TYPICAL PICK GUARD STRESS CRACK. VERY SMALL AND COMPLETELY FIXED PRO REPAIR AND 3) THERE IS A LINE UP THE BACK OF THE NECK (not across like a broken neck or head) THAT IS EITHER A LONG SCRATCH OR WAS AN OPEN LINE UP THE MIDDLE OF THE BACK OF THE NECK (see pic). THIS IS SOLIDLY GOING NOWHERE. IF IT WAS EVER OPENED IT HAS BEEN LONG REPAIRED. SO .... IT IS NOT A PERFECT COLLECTORS PIECE BUT S MOSTLY ALL ORIG WITH GREAT ACTION AND BRIDGE AND TRUSS ROD ROOM TO GO EITHER WAY AND PLENTY OF IT. A VOICE THAT WILL KNOCK YOU BACK IN YOUR SEAT AND ALL ORIG TUNERS ... BRIDGE, FRETS AND EVEN THOUGH PRETTY BEAT AN ORIG "IN BETWEEN" CASE. (in between hard shell and soft)
Dan Yablonka Guitars, USA
Dan Yablonka has been a player/buyer/seller of vintage guitars since 1976 and also is a published songwriter with such companies as Atlantic, Criterion, Flapjack's Music and more and as a result is still very active as a player. This means that along with wanting pristine collectables like everybody else it also allows us to pay more attention to your reasonably priced player's pieces for sale or needs for such pieces. For more about Dan see "written Articles" at www.DanYablonka.com
You are welcome to make an appointment to have a guitar appraised. Dan Yablonka has over 30 years experience in the field of authenticity verification.
Dan has seen it all, from flat out forgery to priceless '50's guitars spray painted with Rustoleum. His integrity and pursuit of complete accuracy have resulted in the accumulation of an invaluable wealth of knowledge. His rates are extremely modest considering the level of protection that he offers his clients.
Dan will utilize whatever resources necessary to ascertain an instrument's age as well as the origin of it's most minute components. The priceless commodity that he is most renowned for dealing in is THE TRUTH.
Payment: PayPal, Cash, Personal Check, Money Order/Cashier's check, Wire transfers or Western Union. Pay Pal, Credit Cards through Pay Pal only, and wire transfers are offered as a convenience for far away buyers and all extra expenses are the customer's responsibilty. Theres not enough profit in Vintage guitars to pay out 4% additional. Any time that a deposit is taken for any special arrangements or "holds" it is non refundable. To have these rules work in your favor all transactions need to be completed or deposited on w/in 5 days.
Shipping: Buyer pays shipping. Shipping will be determined on a case by case basis so as to include size, weight, distance, insured amount and method requested. Shipping is paid by customer both ways on any returns.
Returns: All parties buying through the mail or offsite are allowed a 24 hour approval/inspection period on ALL guitars, unless discussed otherwise, to make sure they are keeping their purchase (but not amps to keep shipping delicate amps back and forth to a minimum and not on parts either ... too many guys doing "switcharoo's" or wrecking them trying to install them and then trying to send them back ... sorry ... you have to reap the behavior of so many others). Buyer pays shipping. Payments must be received within 5 working days of anything placed on HOLD. When you receive the guitar your 24 hour return includes 1 day to receive it and approve or not and you must contact me. Don't just put it in the mail ..... and 2 extra days (72 hours total time) to resend it and I require a tracking number back from the customer the day of shipping and gladly supply the same to customer upon request and orig sale. I do strictly adhere to these rules. I don't mean to sound tough here but you would be amazed at the liberties taken in recent past! Thanks for your understanding and adherence. ALL Outside the USA sales are final due to extended "visits" through customs and some countries laxed attitude about shipping on time.