Gibson ES150 - 1954 SOLD

This is a full bodied 17 inch Gibson. These big-boys give an amazing sound - and then you have the option of plugging then in as well! This variation was made from 1950 to 1955 after which they were discontinued (and there aren't anymore being made!). Don't confuse them with the same designation guitars introduced in 1969 with a double cutaway and a 3 inch deep body. This model was made before the war (but as a 16 inch body) and was the very first commercialised Gibson electric guitar - introduced around 1937 with a Charlie Christian pickup.

Dimensions: 17 inch (W) by 21 inch (L) by 3 3/8 inch (D). Laminated Maple top reinforced with 2 parallel braces, a laminated maple back and rims, single binding on top and bottom edges, unbound f-holes, 20 fret bound rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays, 25 1/2 inch scale length, one-piece mahogany neck, unbound peghead with silkscreened Gibson logo, 5-ply black pickguard with a bevelled edge, rosewood bridge with pre-set compensating saddle, nickel trapeze tailpiece with raised diamond on the cross-bar, individual kluson tuners. Single black covered p90 pickup in the neck position.

It has the original HSC. Brown outside with brown lining inside. It is all original. I even think the tuners may be original (which is rare since they wear out if the guitar is played much) - I don't know if the tips are but if they aren't original then they must have been replaced quite some time ago. There are a few small chips out of the lacquer at the base of the neck like it has hit something at some time but the chips do not go through to the finish (see the closeup photos for details). This is a great guitar.

This guitar has had a recent Jim Cargill setup.

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