Gibson Es-150 Hollowbody Electric Guitar Vintage Es150 1942 Geib Case Christian
1942 Gibson ES-150 Hollowbody Electric Guitar
Auction is for a 1942 Gibson ES-150 Hollowbody Guitar. This is a really cool piece of history! It's definitely been a player's guitar and has all the scars to prove it. It has the signature Gibson crackle in the finish and Factory Order Number 7380H 10 on the inside of the guitar. There is a decent amount of wear on the guitar, but is still VERY FUNCTIONAL. I've taken several pictures, but eBay limits us to 12. I've added more on our website here.
The original tuning keys have been replaced with Waverlys. It appears to be the same holes. We have 5 of the 6 originals in the case.
The neck has recently undergone a professional fret job. It was done very nicely and has several more years of play in it. The fingerboard itself shows some indentation in various places along the neck (see pics). We believe the fingerboard may have been planed, but there's still some indentations. The back of the neck shows some playing wear as well. The neck is nice and straight and plays really NICE. The headstock has some scuffs as well as a mysterious hole in the top.
The body has various dings, scuffs and playing wear. Please visit our website for larger and more images. There is some separation along the lower bout near the input jack. My pics don't show this very well, but I'll add another picture to the one's on our website for better detail.
The pickup is original. From 1940-1942 it was placed in the bridge position with adjustable poles. The volume pot has been replaced with a CTS 500K, but the original is in the case. The tone pot and capacitor are original.
Includes what appears to be the original Geib Hard Case. Definitely shows some wear. One of the hinges has come loose. Still very functional though.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us.
- Spruce top
- Unbound fingerboard (replaced original part/design in 1940)
- Arched back (replaced original part/design in 1940)
- Bound body
- Mahogany sides/neck
- 14/19-fret bound Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay
- Adjustable rosewood bridge/trapeze tailpiece
- Pearl peghead logo inlay
- Three-per-side tuners (Recently replaced with Waverlys)
- Nickel hardware
- Rectangular metal covered pickup with adjustable poles (introduced 1940)
- Volume/tone control,
- Sunburst finish
- Mfg. 1942.
- Informally known as the Charlie Christian model
- Gibson upgraded the ES-150 with an arched back and a new pickup in 1940. - Gruhn
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