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❌SOLD❌ Gibson J-50 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Guitar, 1953

❌SOLD❌ Gibson J-50 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Guitar, 1953

The Gibson J-50 first appeared alongside the J-45 in 1952 as a pair of slope or round-shouldered dreadnoughts, the J-50 in Natural and the J-45 Sunburst. These models replaced the J-35, built from 1936 to 1942. The two guitars are structurally very similar, but the natural-finish J-50 received multi-layer top binding and better visual grade Spruce tops as there was no tint to hide imperfections. For this reason, the J-50 carried a higher price.

Vintage
Price: $4,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson J50 Slope Shoulder Jumbo Guitar Natural, 1953

❌SOLD❌   Gibson J50 Slope Shoulder Jumbo Guitar Natural, 1953

The Gibson J50 Slope Shouldered jumbo model was introduced in 1947 as an ‘upgrade’ to the successful J-45, with a natural finish showing off the higher quality Spruce top. The J-50 was built until 1982, shifting to a square shoulder body design for 1969, and has been reissued from time to time. This is a relatively early Gibson J50, built during 1953 at the Gibson Parsons Street plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Built almost exactly like the iconic J45, this J50 uses Adirondack Spruce for the top and top bracing, with Mahogany for the back, sides, neck, body blocks, linings and back bracing.

Vintage
Price: $5,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson J-50 Koa Round Shoulder Dreadnought, 2007

❌SOLD❌ Gibson J-50 Koa Round Shoulder Dreadnought, 2007

This Gibson J-50 Koa dates to July 12th, 2007 and was built at the Gibson Acoustic plant in scenic Bozeman, Montana, during the period when Ren Ferguson oversaw the workshops. This model appears to have been produced as a limited edition, until the Koa supply on hand ran out. Several other models were also built with Koa around this time.

Used
Price: $2,299.99 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ – 1962 Gibson J-50 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Steel String

❌ SOLD ❌ - 1962 Gibson J-50 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Steel String

Introduced in 1942 as an ‘improved’ version of the J-45, the Gibson J-50 mainly differs in having a natural finish top, allowed by using better spruce.

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Price: $3,250.00 CAD
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