- Aug 11, 2012
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Sorry to hear the bad news. Hopefully you'll get your money back.
Yup, it should have a non-compensated bridge and not the lightning bridge it had on it. There's more angle to the bridge because of the lack of compensation.I’m not sure but I think that the BJA Jr had the bridge at an angle and was not a lightning bolt bridge. Hard to tell from those pics but OP’s guitar might not be a legit BJA model.
Produced from 2006 - 2012, these models feature Gibson's double coil H90 pickups. They used a variety of fretboards, with the Classic White finish using an ebony fretboard, while the Vintage Sunburst and Ebony finishes used a rosewood fretboard from 2006 - 2011, and granadillo fretboards in 2012.reverb.com
I am not sure about the bridge in the 2006-2007 model by the pictures I have seen. The case is the real one, leopard and the warning sign. Thanks for your help!Yup, it should have a non-compensated bridge and not the lightning bridge it had on it. There's more angle to the bridge because of the lack of compensation.
I'm wondering where all the rust is coming from. Everything else looks correct though. Looks real though from what I can see. The body looks to have the shelf at the neck joint. That's one way to easily spot a BJA. Only the BJA and Historics have that. I can't see enough of the inside of the case to see if it's a BJA case. Those were specific to the BJA. It should be leopard patterned and have the guy getting shocked (Warning) on the front of the case. The guitar's a pre-'09 that's for sure. The pre-'09s have the 3 on a plate tuners while the later models have 3 +3. Though I can't see the case, it should have a double strap handle instead of the single one that you see on most cases today. I'd rate that one as fair at best. It looks like it sat in someone's locker on a ship. It's nowhere near mint. That's a lot of wear and not from shipping. There's an ebony one on Reverb and eBay that looks nicer. The rarer one is the Alpine white though. Those have ebony fretboards and were discontinued earlier than the others. I've got a '09 sunburst, "Floyd". Nice to know they have appreciated in price though. Hope it all works out for you.
They should all have a non-compensated bridge. It's the reason why the BJA's bridge is angled more than the compensated Juniors.I am not sure about the bridge in the 2006-2007 model by the pictures I have seen. The case is the real one, leopard and the warning sign. Thanks for your help!
I asked him about he name actually, he told me he had a cristian name. Whatever...Man that guitar is hammered. Literally rode hard and put away wet. I’d lay you 10-1 odds his name isn’t actually Joshua either. Don’t think thats a real common name over there. I see this all the time on ebay where Asian buyers and sellers adopt a more American sounding name in hopes of better being able to do business with Americans. I consider that a red flag and don’t deal with anyone using an obvious alias as it complaicates matters when disputes arise
DBDM explained well. I got overconfident after so many transactions. I saw he recently sold 2 guitar to the US with 5 stars rating. I chat with him and he seemed trustworthy. He has other offers, knowing I was coverred by Paypal and Reverb, I bought it. Not easy to fing a BJA with signature in tha back in that color in mint condition...Saw your post in another forum also..just curious why you didnt ask for more photos before you completed the transaction..?
My personal favorite is when they say their name is "John Christian" (on like telemarketing calls). I always say, "hold up now. Your name is not John and you are most certainly not Christian. What is your real name?" Answer is Vivek or something substantially more Indian. On the other end of the spectrum, my wife works in International software development and her name, Angie, is a near unprouncable word to Indians. They almost literally cannot say it (credit for many of them trying). Some names do not cross language barriers. If my name was an unprouncable word in Engilsh, and I were doing business in an Engilsh speaking country, I would probably pick "John Christian" also!I asked him about he name actually, he told me he had a cristian name. Whatever...