1939 Gibson ES-150 Charlie Christian
Hand carved solid spruce top with a Sunburst finish,some over spray,solid figured mahogany back and sides, one-piece mahogany comfortable V neck, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, pearl script logo and fingerboard inlays, bound body.
Original adjustable Brazilian rosewood bridge, original Grover open back tuners with oval keys,hairline back body that is pro repaired and stable, 79 years old, original nickel trapeze tailpiece, Original Charlie Cristian single coil blade pickup with original bakelite arrow knobs.
For the first period of the Big Band era, guitarists played chords hardly heard in the rhythm section. This guitar changed that overnight.
Gibson's groundbreaking ES-150 ("Electric Spanish') model was Gibson's first 6 string guitar to be fitted with a magnetic pickup, and was the world's first successful electric guitar. Played by jazz guitarist Charlie Christian, the ES-150 became his guitar, who almost single-handedly invented modern solo jazz guitar. The 150 has been known to players as the "Charlie Christian model" ever since. With its massive bar magnet, the ES-150 pickup captivated a generation of jazz guitarists, Barney Kessel, Jimmy Raney and many more.
Guitar is in good condition, newer case. Ready to play with comfortable low action.
Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut width: 1 3/4"
Upper bout thickness measures 3+6/32nds inches.
Lower bout thickness measures 3+19/32nds inches.
The sound is like no other!
Setup and ready to be played with new strings.
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