Recognize those "pearloid" neck inlays? Yep, this is an early showing of the fingerboard position markers made famous by Gibson's later Les Paul models, and this ES-150 shares the same one-piece mahogany neck, and neck shape, as those early Gold Top Les Pauls as well. This example is completely original except for the buttons on the Kluson Deluxe tuners (the originals gave up and crumbled due to celluloid decomposition). Original beveled-edge pickguard is in the case, the reinforcing strip along the inner edge is starting to decompose, and the pickguard is slightly warped but it could be saved (at an estimated cost of about $225, but we thought it best to let the new owner decide if they wanted a new pickguard, an altered original, or no pickguard at all). Since it's a full-sized hollowbody, with the pickup near the end of the fingerboard, this has a very credible acoustic tone for jazz or swing even though the top is laminated maple. Plugged in, of course, that P-90 vibe kicks in and you realize why these Gibson pickups are favorites for that early electric hollowbody sound. Original Lifton case is in great condition.
stock no. 59476
|Back and sides||laminated maple|
|Frets to body||14|
|Nut width||1 11/16"|
|Scale length||25 3/8"|