Here is a fine example of a 1951 Gibson ES-5. Stunning guitar! Gibson's ES-5 was first introduced in 1949 and was the first electric guitar to feature three pick ups. This one here is in great condition for its age with only minimal wear. The guitar appears to be all original except for the case, tuners, 3 speed knobs, and it appears to have newer frets. In the case, are 5 old tuners and screws which were removed. However, this tuner style may not be consistent with the 50's era tuner that Gibson was using at the time. The finish has much checking in the lacquer. There are some surface cracks on the side of the body by the pickguard but they do not appear to be deep cracks. The guitar seems to be structurally sound. There was a professional repair done to the side of the body near the lower strap peg.
This instrument is part of an estate sale. Charles' Music Center does not specialize in vintage musical gear sales. Please ask for any additional photos / information before purchasing. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Thank you.