We present an original 1964 Gibson J-50 in excellent condition. Made in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
This is a one owner guitar even comes complete with its original (matching number) hang tag and its original hardshell case.
This Gibson has a very select high grade spruce top with beautiful medullary rays. There is a strong possibility in this Engelmann Spruce and it has a nice chatoyancy. Mahogany back, neck, and sides. The mahogany in this guitar has particularly interesting grain. The back and sides are in great condition with no cracks or repairs, only a few small nicks and dings here and there. Back of peghead shows slight chipping from leaning against walls.
A few lines of snaky finish checking and a few dings appear on the guitar. None are deep or puckered.
There are two significant dings into the finish and a few very minor scrapes. There are no large areas of wear anywhere, but one small area of fingernail wear at the bottom of pickguard near the end of the bridge. Beautiful dark rosewood fingerboard and bridge.This vintage Gibson has cream-black-cream binding on top, with single cream binding on back and sides, all antiqued. Original Kluson DeLuxe tuners. Original truss rod cover. Fingerboard wear in the first position has been milled and filled in conjunction with recent fret job. A recent neck reset has been done by professionel luthier.
All original finish with no touch up or overspray. No strap button ever installed on heel. This guitar has great setup and playability. The sound is great even with the original adjustable ceramic saddle.
- Width at nut: 1 11/16″.