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1936 Gibson ES-150 Charlie Christian & EH-150 Amp
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Status
Sold
Brand
Gibson
Model
ES-150 Charlie Christian
Serial #
n/a
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP479
Condition
Only light play wear on top, considering age. One back crack, cleated and stabilized, and a minute amount of separation at the binding on the back, lower bout. Tuners are original & fully functional. Pickup, pots, and knobs are all functional. The amp is mostly original, recently set up with a new three-prong AC cord and moving coil in the speaker. Typical fraying of handle, but perfectly secure.
Body Type(s)
Large, Hollow Body
Back & Sides
Maple
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
V - Hard
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
None
Top Trim
None
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Grover
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
Charlie Christian
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
11.375 in
Lower Bout
16.125 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
2.625 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
622.3 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.125 in
String Spacing (mm)
54 mm
Weight
5 lb. 9 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Geib Style
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Description

Once again Al Petteway landed a king-size catfish, and now he’s passing the fork (two forks in this case) onto you guys. We’re talking about the deadly combination of a 1936 Gibson ES-150 and a 1936 Gibson EH-150—both original, both Charlie Christians, both the perfect complement to the other.


The ES-150 is in great shape with a fast setup and hard V neck. That Charlie Christian pickup gives up the equivalent of a 32oz porterhouse steak in juicy tone. All the knobs work fine, only a minimum of play wear on the top (considering this beauty is over 80!), and it even comes wrapped up in its original case. When plugged in to the EH-150, you better be prepared for a goosebump-raising experience. Al’s had this amp for almost four decades, and it’s still going strong.


We hate breaking up siblings, so these two are being sold as a pair. A rare opportunity to get both parts of the Gibson Charlie Christian package at the same time!

These two are a perfect set. I saw another combo like this once at Gruhn's, and actually getting to play these two together reminds me of that raw, vintage Jazz tone. The EH-150 is in fine working order, and I'm impressed that the ES-150 is in such great shape!
 
When I got this guitar, I just couldn’t believe the condition it was in. Everything works and all the parts are original. There is some static in the pots on the volume and tone controls but I think that’s from the lack of use since I set them both wide open all the time. The original Charlie Christian pickup is one of the best sounding pickups I’ve ever heard and it sounds great through any amp. But when paired with the amp it was made to be played through, it sounds perfect. It makes me think we haven’t made all that much progress in this field since this very first electric guitar was produced.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.125 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
MAPLE

Once again Al Petteway landed a king-size catfish, and now he’s passing the fork (two forks in this case) onto you guys. We’re talking about the deadly combination of a 1936 Gibson ES-150 and a 1936 Gibson EH-150—both original, both Charlie Christians, both the perfect complement to the other.
 

These two are a perfect set. I saw another combo like this once at Gruhn's, and actually getting to play these two together reminds me of that raw, vintage Jazz tone.
 
When I got this guitar, I just couldn’t believe the condition it was in. Everything works and all the parts are original.
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