Gibson J-50 and J-45 from the 1960s models vary tremendously, and this is one of best versions with the adjustable bridge. For one thing it has the original ceramic saddle, which sounds quite different from the rosewood adjustable saddles that followed. Perhaps even more important is the neck shape, which is a full 1 11/16" wide with a low profile, C shape. This one is remarkably original, with no signs of repairs, changed parts, overspray or touch-up, and no signs of "climate abuse." Check the photos, but lacquer checking to the face and light surface scratches to the back don't show too well here. They aren't bad at all, in fact lacquer checking on Gibsons is about the same as a sign of authenticity. Good neck angle, not too much wear to the original frets either. The original case is stiff and plush-lined, but not an actual hardshell case. It does have the Gibson badge on the lid of the accessory pocket but that didn't get photographed.

stock no. 51642

Back and sidesMahogany
Frets to body14
Nut width1 5/8"
Scale length24 7/8"
Bridge spacing2 1/8"
Bridge materialRosewood
Fretboard MaterialRosewood
Neck materialMahogany
Total frets20
BracingX pattern
Serial No184245
CaseOrig. Hard
Neck profileC
Tunersoriginal Kluson