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archiestone

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Feb 4th, 2016 01:56 PM        

Over a year of searching finally led me to a 1964 Gibson B-25 from Picker's Supply in VA. Small bodied, short-scale, spruce top, mahogany b&s, this is the earlier std nut-width model (1 11/16") and not the later (post '64) 1 9/16" super-slim version. Lots of lacquer cracks but very sound otherwise. Owned by one woman for 52 years! These have become exceedingly hard to find in this condition. Sweet, sweet tone. I'm a happy picker!



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Feb 4th, 2016 02:17 PM        

Nice find.<br /> <br /> I'm always amazed that Gibson used that adjustable saddle design on their acoustics...but maybe they felt it wasn't much different than the adjustable two pole pieces on archtop bridges? Evidently no one thought those "sucked tone"...



archiestone

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El Californio

Feb 4th, 2016 02:52 PM        

Rev Mikey - You know, I thought it would be the first thing I replaced but the guitar sounds very good. I'll leave it be for now at least. Plus, the ability to make slight adjustments to saddle height on an acoustic is kind of cool.



BbendFender

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Feb 4th, 2016 04:03 PM        

That's a nice guitar for sure.



Chris Greene

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Feb 4th, 2016 07:54 PM        

Nice guitar, archie!



jhawkr

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Feb 11th, 2016 05:17 AM        

Nice old round shouldered Gibson. Rich tone for days!



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Feb 11th, 2016 05:28 AM        

That looks like a good one! Great find, man.



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