Instrument Details

1957 Gibson J-50 Mahogany/Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Gibson
Product Year
1957
Model
J-50
Serial #
U9509 28
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5229
Condition
Very Good. Typical play wear on the fretboard and top, stabilized crack on top, lower bout, treble side,some belt buckle rash on back. Tuners are replaced.
Body Type(s)
Large, Slope Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Mahogany
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Ivoroid
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Kluson
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.25 in
Upper Bout
11.625 in
Lower Bout
16.25 in
Body Depth Heel
3.875 in
Body Depth Tail
4.875 in
Scale Length
24.625 in
Scale Length (mm)
625.5 mm
Nut Width
1.69 in
Nut Width (mm)
42.9 mm
String Spacing
2.13 in
String Spacing (mm)
54.1 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

1957 was a good year for the folks at Gibson--and this J-50 is here to prove it. We're looking at a dynamite Dreadnought here, with more dry, hearty Mahogany punch than you can shake a fist full of picks at. With an excellently opened-up Spruce top for projection, and a smooth C profile neck, this is one J-50 fit to bring the house down! And speaking of houses, when it came in ours we were (happily) surprised to find that it has an excellent neck angle, mimimal fret wear, lots of saddle--and it doesn't appear to have ever had a neck reset! Considering this instrument is just shy 50 years old, that isn't something you see every day. Moreover, the previous owner had an L.R. Baggs Lyric microphone pickup installed, so you can take this vintage gem on the road and on the stage as easily as plugging in a 1/4" cable.

The bass drops like a bomb! There's so much clarity thanks to the Spruce beiing so opened up, this J-50 works beautifully for both fingerstyle and flatpicking.
 
One of the best-sounding and playing acoustic guitars that Gibson ever produced. The J-50 was the one that was the upper model of the more popular J-45, and they used better woods for these models since they weren't covering them with the dark sunburst. There is not other guitar that can replicate this sound. Great for strumming or fingerpicking, but I like it as a strummer.
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SCALE LENGTH 24.625 in
NUT WIDTH 1.69 in
STRING SPACING 2.13 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
MAHOGANY

1957 was a good year for the folks at Gibson--and this J-50 is here to prove it. We're looking at a dynamite Dreadnought here, with more dry, hearty Mahogany punch than you can shake a fist full of picks at.
 

The bass drops like a bomb! There's so much clarity thanks to the Spruce beiing so opened up, this J-50 works beautifully for both fingerstyle and flatpicking.
 
One of the best-sounding and playing acoustic guitars that Gibson ever produced. The J-50 was the one that was the upper model of the more popular J-45, and they used better woods for these models since they weren't covering them with the dark sunburst.
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