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jazzbobh 01-12-2020 11:02 AM

1950 Gibson es-150 archtop
 
Selling my Vintage 1950 Gibson ES-150 with factory installed P-90 pick-up. Just a very cool guitar and so much history. To bad this guitar canít talk LOL. If you are an archtop lover, no question you would love this guitar. First thing I noticed when I picked this guitar up was how light it was especially for a 17Ē wide laminated body with arched top & arched back. I donít know who did the last setup on the guitar but the action is low and it makes play such a joy. Not really a guitar term but it Plays like butter!
Body has single ply binding on front and back. Post war gold silk screen script logo. *Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay. In terms of condition, its a 70 year old guitar so there are some some nicks, scratches, dings, but that said, the guitar really is beat up at all. The neck is very comfortable and typical of Gibsonís from this period. It does look like there was a repair on the side of the guitar for a couple of cracks. Canít really tell if they went into the wood or just in the finish. I have owned the guitar for about 5 years and nothing has changed so I doubt it will ever be an issue. Back has some discoloring as well but no major dings. I am not a vintage guitar guy so not sure what it original and whats been replaced though I would guess the pickguard is newer given its condition. The guitar comes in a chipboard case thatís see better days. Handle is missing so I have a leather strap that I use for a handle. I will plan on bubble wrapping the entire case when I ship it which should give it enough protection. With a fast comfortable neck profile, this guitar is an unbeatable value and a true pro guitar, and an ideal choice for a great working instrument. Itís loud acoustically but really shines plugged in. The tone is fat and warm. Many other archtops have come and gone but I never considered selling this guitar. But I think now is the time Would be a great addition to any archtop collection
$1895 plus shipping and any payment fees
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bberry 01-14-2020 02:21 PM

What's the nut width? I know a lot of guitars from that era used pretty narrow boards. Is the bridge fixed or floating, and are you certain the pickup is original? Thanks and GLWtS of this old beauty!

Cameleye 01-14-2020 04:33 PM

From that era the nut width is 1 11/16".
Gibson went with the 1 5/8 neck somewhere around the end of 1964.

jazzbobh 01-14-2020 05:53 PM

Gibson es 150
 
width at the nut is 1&11/16
yes floating bridge.
I was told the pickup is original though I have never tried to verify it in any way

bob

jazzbobh 01-19-2020 08:54 AM

1950 gibson es-150
 
lets give this a bump

bob

jazzbobh 02-20-2020 09:20 AM

gibson es 150
 
still available

bob


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