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Old 05-21-2019, 06:56 PM
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Default Gibson J60. Please help identify

I bought this from a neighbor. I know it's a j60 1993 but it has an abalone inlayed fretboard. I cannot for my life find another j60 with this fretboard. Maybe I have something special? Does anyone know any info on this? I contacted Bozeman montana and they even don't know. I also can't figure it how to attach pictures on here. Help please.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:58 PM
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Welcome, RZ. Check this thread out for pictures. As a registered user, you have two choices... the Tapatalk app or a third-party host.

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Old 05-21-2019, 08:14 PM
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The J60 was known as Bone Crusher 2. The original Bone Crusher was the Advanced Jumbo. J60 should have Walnut back & sides, and long scale 25.5". It should have dot inlays. Maybe your's is a custom shop version.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:33 PM
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Welcome, RZ. You’ll get the hang of the picture issue if you follow Kerbie’s link.

As drive-south says, it sounds as if you’ve got Bonecrusher II. The advanced jumbo got the name “bone-crusher” because it was supposed to outgun the Martin D 28.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:46 PM
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I was going to suggest that it might be a Bonecrusher II or III. Very rare guitars, look into them.

And congratulations, I have a J-60 (I guess a "Bonecrusher I") and it's an amazing guitar.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:48 PM
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I was going to suggest that it might be a Bonecrusher II or III. Very rare guitars, look into them.

And congratulations, I have a J-60 (I guess a "Bonecrusher I") and it's an amazing guitar.
Thank you. I will
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:51 PM
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I was going to suggest that it might be a Bonecrusher II or III. Very rare guitars, look into them.

And congratulations, I have a J-60 (I guess a "Bonecrusher I") and it's an amazing guitar.
Thank you. This guitar is amazing. I've been playing 100% more since I got it
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:05 PM
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I bought this from a neighbor. I know it's a j60 1993 but it has an abalone inlayed fretboard. I cannot for my life find another j60 with this fretboard. Maybe I have something special? Does anyone know any info on this? I contacted Bozeman montana and they even don't know. I also can't figure it how to attach pictures on here. Help please.
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Has anyone else seen an abalone diamond inlay on a j60? Im waiting to get permission to add photos.
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:17 PM
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Like I say, the Bonecrusher II and III models are very rare.

This is what I can find about the II, but it's just the back of it:

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/guit...#productDetail

And from what I can see, the Bonecrusher III was signed by Ren Ferguson and had inlays in the fretboard, but I can't find any current pictures. It would be a custom build, very rare, very expensive if you have that.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:04 PM
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The guitar on the Musicians Freind site is not a J60 even though it says J60. Looks like a J200.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:30 AM
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I don't pretend to know what it is... maybe Gibson called that a J-60, I have no idea, I've never seen one and couldn't find much about it, so I included it here just in case that somehow applies to the guitar that the OP has.

Really, without a picture from the OP, it's hard to really say what is what so I'm just throwing stuff at the wall.
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:52 AM
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The problem is that Bozeman issues so many takes on any given model it is nearly impossible to track specific versions down. I used to know a guy who did have a J60 with abalone inlays. All I can remember is that is was a mid-1990s Custom Shop guitar. I believe it also had an ebony board.
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:34 AM
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Default Here is a link to the picture

https://imgur.com/a/fpD45DG
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:53 AM
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Let's try this...

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Old 05-22-2019, 10:27 AM
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I searched "J-60 abalone."

This was the first hit.

Only 6 made. Hopefully you paid a fair price to your neighbor!
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