This 1963 Gibson J-50 Natural is in quite good original playing order, with lots of saddle height. It plays well and sounds great – it has been played over the years and you can tell from the tone. The highs are bright and sparkly yet warm without harshness, while the mids and bass are fully represented and not overpowering.

There is a bit of expected play wear on the top, and the back finish has a small amount of buckle rash. It has had a top crack repair along the pickguard line – pickguards tend to shrink at different rates than wood, and if they are glued directly to the top (rather than to the finish) cracks are very common. There are many vintage Martins showing this effect. The original plastic bridge with adjustable ceramic saddle is still in place, and the plastic buttons on the Kluson style Deluxe are not worn.

This is a consignment piece.

The Twelfth Fret

The Twelfth Fret

The Twelfth Fret
The Twelfth Fret
(416) 423-2132
Toronto, Ontario
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