Stunning 1968 Gibson J-50 ADJ Natural Acoustic Guitar With Original Case


Finish: Original

Top Material: Spruce Top

Body Material: Mahogany Body

Body Details: Mahogany back and sides with two-piece spruce top.

Neck Material: Mahogany Neck

Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Neck Profile: C

Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret: .79″, 10th fret: 1.01″

Fingerboard Radius: 12″

Nut Width: 1-9/16 in

Wow, here we have a stunning, all original Gibson J-50 Acoustic in natural finish.

This is the original ADJ model, IE adjustable ceramic bridge model. There are no imperfections on this lady & she comes with her original case, with a rare Gibson plaque fixed to the neck pocket! Her slim neck is arrow straight & the action is totally excellent & her tone is to die for, which makes her a real joy to play. The original frets are perfect, showing no signs of wear.
For a 50 year old, she is in 9/10 (Excellent) condition, with just a few mild age related lacquer crazes here and there. I really don’t think she has seen the light of day much over her lifetime! Her case is also in the same condition.You would be hard pushed to find a better example anywhere!

You would be hard pushed to find a better example anywhere! 


Below is a potted history of the J-50

Gibson J-50 ( 1945 – prsent )
bob dylan playing the gibson j-50
The gibson j-50 acoustic guitar along with its brother ( j-45 ) are probably the most successful acoustic guitars that gibson ever produced , guitar players love them because they have a natural sweet and loud tone at a reasonable cost .

The body contours , sound and the dynamics of the j-45 and the gibson j-50 permit them to be fairly versatile ” it’s an all around players guitar ” you can play country western music , blues , folk , blue grass ……etc.

The gibson J-50 is the same guitar as the gibson J-45 accept for a natural top finish. The j-45 was introduced in 1942 in sunburst finish , in 1945 gibson made the same version of the j-45 but in natural finish and called them the gibson j-50 .

1968 gibson j-50 guitar

In 1945 the gibson j-50 had a natural top finish , double bound top , round shoulders dreadnought shape ,mahogany back and sides ,teardrop pickguard , dot fingerboard inlays and gold logos .

In 1955 the j-50 guitars had larger pointed pickguards ( see pic ) , some had triple bound tops , and an additional 20th fret was added .

In 1968 some had white pickguards with gibson logos and in 1969 they had square shoulders .

Discontinued in 1985 , reintroduced in 1990 till 1995 , reintroduced again in 1999 .




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