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(Jeff Tweedy)Can Anyone ID this model?
Old 15th September 2011
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(Jeff Tweedy)Can Anyone ID this model?

Saw this picture on the cover of a D'addario string catalog... Love the pickguard--anyone know what this is?
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Old 15th September 2011
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I know it's a Gibson and a few sources say it's a 57 J-45. I looks a little small to be a J-45 but who knows. I think the pickguard is after market.
Old 15th September 2011
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yes, its a j45. and its an aftermarket flamenco type pickguard like this one:


Old 16th September 2011
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Those pick guards look like the ones on the Gibson "folk"model.
Old 20th September 2011
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Gibson F-25 Folk Model Wide Neck

Gibson F-25 Folk Model Wide Neck - Norman's Rare Guitars
Old 21st October 2011
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Gibson Folksinger F-25 model. The Gibson f-25 folksinger acoustic classical guitar was introduced in 1963 and stopped production in 1971 . The guitar was 14 - 1/2 " wide, most of them had double white pickguards, it had a classical body shape, flat top , mahogany back and sides, 12 frets, dot inlays, and were made in dark walnut natural finishes.
Old 9th November 2011
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never had heard of the f-25 before. looks great!
Old 6th December 2011
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Just waiting for a toddler and a box of indelible felt tips.....
Old 25th June 2012
60's Gibson Folksinger. I have one, but mine is missing the lower pick guard. I think they put the pick guards on there because, (spoken with old man voice) "kids these days are banging on the guitars with these things called plectrums, we must protect the wood by glueing giant pieces of plastic to them."

I played mine at a studio where I was doing a session in trade for a guitar. It belonged to the artist. He wanted me to take his Godin electric with hum buckers, piezo, midi and some minding reading thing. I did. Never played it. A year later he called and said "I want my Godin back, will you trade it for the Gibson?" Yoink! Based on the bridge design I don't think it was ever intended to be a flamenco guitar.

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