Gibson ES-150 (original Charlie C pickup)

Used – Very Good
$4,650
$3,480
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Mike’s Arch-Angels (Tokyo and Salt Lake City)
Salt Lake City and Tokyo Japan, UT, United States
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About This Listing

This little refinished one has all the mojo and fun of an all original at half the price. The most important part is that the Charlie Christian pickup, is an original as is the unique port-hole tailpiece which houses the 1/4" jack. 
Other hardware is all vintage and period correct (just not original to this particular guitar) such as the bridge, tuners and guard. I have recently replaced the dead tone pot and cap with two new 500K pots and .47 cap.

The guitar was apparently refinished in the 50’s and a double parallelogram inlay fretboard was installed while frets and nut were replaced.  The age is discernible by examining the inlays themselves and the finish black lights as any other vintage instrument would (yellow glow). By the way, when the guitar came to me it had an ebony nut which I have replaced with bone recently for better performance.

In short, it’s one of the best sounding and playing 1930's pieces in my collection. Action is set at 5/64th at both E strings in the 12th fret. Any lower and you get the typical buzz when playing above the 14th fret (very common in this old gals). This is easily remedied if one desired to file and dress the frets down above 12 to lower the action even more.

Comes in newer black case.

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Listed4 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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