Gibson J-50 Natural 1955

6-String Acoustic Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson J-50 Natural 1955

Vintage

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original finish except for touchup on neck wear and back crack repairs.
Body Material: Mahogany Body
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: medium "C"
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st- .92" 12th- 1.01"
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00" to 10.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: One piece mahogany neck with unbound rosewood board.
Hardware: The nut and saddle have been replaced. The rest of the hardware is original.
Modifications/Repairs: -The nut and saddle has been replaced. -There are two repaired and touched up cracks on the back of the body. -A long section of finish on the back of the neck was completely worn away from play wear. A previous owner had this touched up to cover the exposed wood. -The guitar has been refretted. Some finger divot is the rosewood were filled during this process.
Case Details: Original chip board case.
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has heavy play wear. The The finish is glossy with checking, dents and scratches throughout. The top has considerable pick wear around the sound hole. The back has moderate buckle rash. There is also considerable wear along the back of the neck. This area was worn through to the wood and has bene touched up.
Tech Notes: -The guitar plays well with low action. The frets are small with light play wear. -The factory order number is very faint and mostly not legible but the first letter appears to be a W suggesting the guitar was built in 1955. This is consistent with the bridge and pick guard style as well.
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