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Old 12-29-2017, 11:43 AM
Mking Mking is offline
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Default Gibson J-45 True Vintage Top Bracing

Can anyone confirm that the top on my 2007 J-45 True Vintage has the AJ bracing? Thank you.

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Old 01-02-2018, 06:08 PM
Sam VanLaningham Sam VanLaningham is offline
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I would think there are few people who know with direct knowledge/experience. Gibson will say “scalloped”, maybe “advanced X” or maybe even say it’s based on some old classic etc. But they don’t appear to be at all faithful to reproducing new guitars based on vintage designs with authentic vintage specs....and thus are entirely unpredictable.

Maybe use a smart phone to take a few thru soundhole pics as well as make a couple measurements such as how far the x is from sound hole, height/width of x braces....then post back here?

I have drafted up willie henkes drawing of a 1930s AJ and thus we can compare to that to help you in your quest...

Sam
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