Here’s a unique and super cool Gibson acoustic. It started its life in 1952 as a J-50, then went back to the Gibson factory in 1973 for a re-top and the addition of a J-160 (P-90) pickup and controls. Paperwork from Gibson is included with the guitar (see photos). As you’d expect the factory work is of the highest quality.

Sounds very good acoustically, but it really shines when plugged in. The P-90 pickup delivers a clear ringing tone that still retains the acoustic qualities of the guitar. Not only is this a fascinating piece of Gibson history, it’s an awesome guitar for stage or studio.

Comes with its original faux Alligator soft case in fair to good condition with one broken latch. Overall, the guitar is in very good vintage condition with some finish checking (mostly on the back) and a spot of finish damage on the back of the neck (see pictures). No real dings or dents to speak of. It’s a great looking and great playing vintage Gibson with a very interesting back story.

Year: 1952

Make: Gibson

Model: J-50/J-160E

Serial: Z195321

Finish: Natural

Case: Original Alligator Soft Case

Weight: 4 pounds 7 ounces

Modifications: Re-topped, new bridge and pickguard, P-90 pickup, volume and tone controls and jack added. All work done by Gibson factory.

Comments: Not only is this a fascinating piece of Gibson history, it's an awesome guitar for stage or studio.

Thunder Road Guitars PDX

Thunder Road Guitars PDX

Very Good
Original Soft
$3,399 down from $3,799 10 % off
Thunder Road Guitars PDX
Will York
(971) 888-5216
Portland, OR
11:24 AM
Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-6PM