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


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Introduced in 1942 as an ‘improved’ version of the J-45, the Gibson J-50 mainly differs in having a natural finish top instead of sunburst, allowed by using higher quality spruce. Aside from that, construction details are the same between the two guitars. They both have the wonderfully warm sound of a slope-shoulder dreadnought guitar, with plenty of volume and projection.

This Gibson J-50 dates to 1962 and has been well played. It has the sound, and plays nicely.

A crack on the top on the lower treble bout has been repaired and sealed, and the original adjustable bridge and plate have been replaced with a newer rosewood bridge with a fixed rosewood saddle and without reinforcing bolts, and a solid maple plate. The original bridge plates on these guitars were often laminate, and tended to chip around the pin holes. This allowed the ball ends of the strings to wear the plate in a decade or so, which can lead to bridge lifting. The frets are original, and have been dressed.

A later denim covered Japanese hard-shell case is included.

Price: $3,250.00 CAD
  • Model: J-50 Slope Shoulder
  • Year: 1962
  • Finish Natural
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 42959, built during 1962 at the historic Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 27/06/2017

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case

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