Gibson J-50, 1971-72
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Gibson J-50, 1971-72

Gibson

31G00744

This is an early ‘70s Gibson J-50 in natural finish. The J-50 was launched in 1945, just three years after the wildly popular J-45 with the only real difference being its natural finish. The J-45 was first produced during WW II when all high quality cuts of wood were being used in the war effort, thus, Gibson used lower quality cuts and gave them a sunburst finish to cover up blemishes. When the war ended in 1945, Gibson finally had access to high quality cuts of wood and produced the J-50. This particular piece is from 1971-72, a time when Gibson returned the model to square shoulders after a brief stint using rounded shoulders. It has had a bit of a rough life, with some slight bellying under the bridge, a slightly tired neck, and a finish crack under the pick-guard. Despite these issues the guitar has a great, full sound and plays very nicely in lower positions while having a bit of a high action in the higher positions. It ships with its original hard-shell case, that is unfortunately missing its handle.

Weight: 4 lbs. 1 oz.
Nut Width: 1 23/32”

6.5/10 (good condition) 1971-72 Made in the USA

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Type: Acoustic


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