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Thread #100767   Message #2025170
Posted By: Dave Ruch
14-Apr-07 - 11:13 AM
Thread Name: Wanted: Gibson J-45 or J-50
Subject: RE: Wanted: Gibson J-45 or J-50
Wow, thanks Steve for the great advice. I am in Buffalo NY, but willing to travel to check out guitars. Please let me know if you see anything along these lines, and otherwise I may be in touch with you with other questions if that's OK?

Dwditty, thanks for the listing. I actually played that guitar a few weeks ago! It was a sweetie, but the price is...let's say...premium. I also played a slightly newer one at Mandolin Brothers about 6 months ago (1949 or so?) that was a great player and sounded fantastic, but it was $6500. Stan Jay at Mandolin Brothers believes they are worth every penny of that, however, it seems to be the absolute top of the market in terms of price.