SOLD - Gibson J40 Project 1974 1975

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This guitar has seen better days, but the issues can be remedied if you have the skills.  We've priced this one so you can try your hand at the restoration of the guitar.

The neck has been reset, so the angle is useable, however the fretboard does need to be addressed where it hits the body - a separation has developed. 

Binding on this model is notorious for degradation.  The material off-gasses and eventually begins to crumble.  That is the case here.  The binding needs to be completely replaced.

The bridge needs to be re-glued, and a single crack on the top and back need to be addressed.  There is a big chip out of the back corner of the headstock, but it would not impede use of the guitar.

Original tuners are in place.

When restored, it will be a serviceable instrument.  I'd love to see it when it is back in shape.

  • Color: Natural
  • Weight: 4lbs 9.4oz
  • Body: Spruce Top/Mahogany Top and Sides
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlay: MOP Dots
  • Frets: Large
  • Fret count: 20
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1 5/8"
  • Scale: 24.75"
  • Radius: 10"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.86"
  • Neck thickness at 10th fret: 0.99"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 3mm
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 3mm
  • Hardware: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Case: Gigbag
  • Notes: Neck has been reset, top and back each have one crack, bridge is lifting, binding has off-gassed and is crumbling off, and the fingerboard is separating where the neck meets the body. 
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