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Gibson Limited 1959 J-50 Acoustic Guitar #12178003 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

A fantastic recreation of Gibson's J-50 model!


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Condition: Used, Very Good

More of this, please!  As usual, a reach into Gibson's past yields Gibson Gold.  The bracing, the hide glue, the thin finish, bone nut and saddle--all of this and more adds up to an instrument of "old buddy for life" proportions!

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Manufacturer's Description from Gibson Guitars

Inspired by the 1950s Originals
The classic Gibson J-50, handcrafted using Sitka spruce and mahogany. The J-50's Antique Natural top is highlighted with a Unitone back and sides finish for a simple and clean appearance, dressed with a distinctive 1950s-style tortoise pick guard. This Original Collection J-50 features nickel Grover Strap Cream button tuners and an LR Baggs® VTC pickup for effortless plug and play and natural sounding amplification anywhere you perform.

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Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.


Model: Limited 1959 J-50
Serial: 12178003
Year: 2018
Body Shape: J-45
Top Material: Thermally Aged Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Mahogany
Bracing: Traditional Hand Scalloped X-Bracing with Hot Hide Glue Top and Back
Binding: Multi-Ply Top, Single-Ply Back
Finish: Nitrocellulose
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Profile: 59 Profile
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Number of Frets: 20
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.72"
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dots
Tuners: Grover Strap Cream Button
Truss Rod Cover: Black
Pickguard: Tortoise Shell
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge: Adjustable Belly-Up
Electronics: LR Baggs VTC
Case: Hardshell