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Vintage '69 Gibson USA First Year Square Shoulder J50 J-50 Acoustic Guitar w/HSC

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Vintage '69 Gibson USA First Year Square Shoulder J50 J-50 Acoustic Guitar w/HSC


Vintage '69 Gibson USA First Year Square Shoulder J50 J-50 Acoustic Guitar w/HSC

Welcome bidders, you are looking at an incredible intage piece. This is the '69 Gibson USA J-50 Acoustic Guitar. 25.5" scale. 1.68" nut width. 16" bottom bout. 4 7/8" deep. Serial #: 838899. The Gibson J-50 is identical to a J-45, but with a natural finish. This is an important piece for collectors as it is a first year 'square shoulder' example. With its mahogany back/sides and solid spruce top, this is a tone machine as well. Focused in the midrange spectrum, this J-50 will breathe new life into your songs. The bottom end here maintains clarity while the treble strings have good presence and body at the same time. From the first strum, you'll notice that each note in the chord finds its own place- enabling a greater flexibility in voicings. Lead lines cut right through the mix but have a solid tone. The wood here has aged perfectly, leaving us a very resonant guitar. If you touch the top while a chord is ringing out, you can feel it jumping off the soundboard- a real treat. The neck here is right in the middle between the super thin 60's necks and the modern Gibson thicker profile. At just .85"(5th) fret, this has enough mass to add to the overall tone but is thin enough to be extremely comfortable. The C profile enables fast position changes. A real player. The look is understate beauty- natural finish with multi-ply body binding, tear drop pickguard, and Deluxe strip tuners. Very good condition- there are several small marks in the finish and evidence of a refret(pics) and a fill where there looks to have been at jack at one point- nothing that affects the tone or playability whatsoever. The interior label came off at some point(common) and the serial was etched into the back of the headstock. The frets are clean. This J-50 was just professionally setup with action of just about 3/32" at the 12th fret. This auction includes the non original Alvarez hardshell case in pics. We have been an authorized Gibson dealer for well over a decade- buy with confidence. This is your chance to get your hands on a real classic- the '69 Gibson J-50. This is a no reserve auction. Don't pass this by!  

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1. Please ask all questions PRIOR to bidding. Base your expectations on the pictures and the listing. If it is not in the pictures or mentioned in the listing, it is not included. Please also have realistic expectations for vintage pieces- if the piece is in showroom condition, we will definitely mention it, otherwise, it will have expected wear.

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6. If an item is damaged in shipping- please keep all packing materials and contact us immediately so we can file a claim.

7. Unfortunately, we can no longer ship to the Russian Federation due to a high rate of theft.

8. Due to new USPS guidelines- certain countries will not accept USPS packages over 42". If that is the case, we can remove the neck or, if it is a set/neck-thru we can ship Fedex International for an additional charge.

9. Flat rate shipping is for continental USA only- all other territories will be calculated..

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