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Gibson / ES-150 / 1940 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale

*** Amazing crack - free, historically important guitar ****

Here's a vintage guitar you don't come across everyday : a 1940 Gibson ES-150 !

The Gibson ES-150 is regarded as the world's first commercial successful electrical guitar. 'ES' stands for 'Electric Spanish' and the '150' was added because the guitar together with and EH-150 amp and a cable costed 150 USD at the time. Gibson ES-150 guitars were made between 1936-1942 and 1946-1956.

The serial number is not visible anymore - as this often is the case with those old guitars - but based on the pearl script logo and the pick-up, this guitar comes from 1940-1942.

Original grover open gear tuners with oval keys

One piece mahogany neck topped with brazilian rosewood fingerboard

Bound body (top and back)

Hand carved solid spruce top with beautiful original sunburst finish with just the right amount of play ware.

Solid figured maple back and sides

Original adjustable brazilian rozewood bridge

Original nickle trapeze tail piece

Original rectangular metal covered pickup (pre-P90) with original bakelite arrow knobs

The guitar is in excellent condition for its age and plays smoothly with low comfortable action

Travels in a vintage , non original, hard case


MojoGuitar, Belgium  

Contact name:
Simon Rees
Martin and Gibson
English, Dutch, French, German
Used and vintage Acoustic Guitars
Opening hours:
The Mojo Guitar shop is open on appointment only

Mojo Guitar is Belgium's online vintage guitar specialist , with:

• Specific interest in vintage, rare and used guitars (mainly of the brands Martin and Gibson)
• Focus on buying, selling, trading, appraising and of course …. playing the guitar!
• Worldwide shipping

We are located in Belgium, in Sint-Martens-Latem (near Ghent).

The shop is open on appointment only.

Contact Simon: 

Mobile: +32/479/28.85.00

Email :


We prefer payment by bank transfer. Paypal upon request. 


If local pick-up is not possible, we ship your guitar. We usually ship with FedEx.
With the high quality of instruments that we offer, we recommend you to use this safe and reliable method of shipping. On special request, we will try to accommodate all special shipping requests.


Merchandise is sold as seen. Please ask all questions and view all pictures thoroughly before purchasing. We do not negotiate price after the sale. 
If you have bought through mail order or via website sale which requires the item to be shipped and you are not absolutely happy with your purchase you may return it to the shop, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund less all applicable shipping charges.
The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left the shop. 
Mojo Guitar will not be held responsible for any issues with shipping agency (loss or damage) in returns.


Once we have received the returned item, you will be reimbursed with the total amount you paid for it (minus the shipping fees and a 10 % restocking fee may be applied) 

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