Gibson J-45 Buddy Holly ( 1995-1996 )
When guitar players think of buddy hollys' guitar gear , automatically they associate him with fender guitars , ampeg guitar amps and fender tweed twin amps .
However, many of his most famous songs were written on a Gibson j-45 acoustic guitar . The gibson j-45 was introduced in 1942 and became buddy's' pride and joy during the 50s.
The grayish ,tan , black ,decorated leather cover that you see in the picture was handmade by himself and became Buddy hollys' unique trademark until this very day . Rumors are that the original buddy holly guitar was sold in 1990 for almost $250 000 .
In 1995 gibson introduced the buddy holly model limited edition , it was a reproduction of the original gibson j-45 buddy holly guitar , it had a solid spruce sitka top , pearl dots on a rosewood fingerboard, gibson inlayed banner logo " only a gibson is good enough "
buddy holly signature on truss rod cover , mahogany back/sides/neck , and were made in vintage sunburst .
Only 250 guitars were made in 1995 and are all numbered . They came with a gibson case ,with a buddy holly signed rose cover sheet and a certificate personally signed by Maria Elena (Hollys' wife) .
Go here to see more pictures of the gibson j-45 buddy holly guitar ( limited edition ) .
Vintage Guitar Value For 2007 :
1995 - 1996 > $1600 to $2000
Avg Upward Trend Of 8% A Year Since 2000
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