Gibson J-50 1947 – a real monster of a guitar, with a cool Frankenstein look and a sound to die for!
This guitar sounds really amazing! We have analyzed the it a little bit to explain the reason for this phenomenon. First of all, the guitar is feather light, the woods are so perfectly dried and matured that the guitar has an unbelievable resonance.
But it also has the best materials on it … high quality spruce for the top and very nice mahogany for back and sides.
But the real reason for the incredible sound is the fact that this guitar is a player with character and soul. Throughout the years this guitar has simply been played, loved and it always has been a faithful companion. When you play this guitar you understand why it has been repaired and brought back to life over the years … it was simply indispensable.
Questions like: How many cracks does the guitar have? … what has been repaired? etc. are probably the wrong ones!
Even we can’t quite get an overview of what has been done on this guitar … but one thing is for sure, it is super solid and plays like a new guitar. This is because it has been given a neck reset and a refret.
The guitar has been refinished. Bridge, pickguard and tuners are newer ones.
The whole structure of the guitar is stable and we have checked it all around – it is ready for the next stage and waiting for a new home.
The FON in the inside has faded away – 1947 was the last year Gibson used a script logo and the first year they built the J-50 model.
The original case is included.
An interesting point is that Bob Dylan also played such a beat-up Gibson J-50 in his younger years.