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Gibson / J50 / 1956 / Guitar

In 1947, Gibson introduced the J50. It is basically identical to the J45, but instead of a sunburst finish, the J50 has a natural finish. This guitar from 1956 also has a bigger pointed pickguard, shorter non scalloped braces, and a twentieth fret which were all added to the model a year earlier. While this guitar is over sixty years old, it is still in an exeptionally good and original condition. It has mahogany back and sides and a spruce top which has been constructed with hide glue. The guitar is crack free, has its original finish, and the original bridgeplate also looks very clean. Cosmetically, it is clearly visible that this guitar has had a long life and has been played a lot. It has the usual signs of age and playwear like weatherchecking, dings and worn lacquer. It also has had a refret and a neck reset as well. One piece of the backstrip inside the body is missing, but can easily be replaced with a new piece. To us it is no surprise that this guitar has been played a lot because it sounds fantastic. The warm, woody and powerful sound prove that this J50 still has a lot of life left. Thanks to the well maintained condition, this guitar will offer many years of joy. Specifications Body Shape: Slope Shoulder Jumbo Finish: Natural Dimensions: Lower bout : 408 mm - 16.06" Depth        : 125 mm - 4.92" Body Material: Solid Mahogany Top Material: Solid Spruce Handedness: Right-handed Body Details: Larger Tortoise Pickguard, Cream Binding Neck Material: Mahogany Neck Profile: C-Shape Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard Radius: 10" Neck Details: Pearl Dot Inlay, Side Dots Nutwidth: 42,8 mm - 1 11/16" Scale Length: 624 mm - 24.5" String spacing: 53,4 mm - 2 7/64" Bridge: Rosewood, Belly Up Tuners: Original Kluson Double Lines Pickup: None Condition: Very Good Cosmetic Condition: For its age, it is in surprisingly good condition and it still plays great. Weatherchecking on top, back, sides and neck. Dings on top and back. Worn lacquer on body, neck and around headstock. One piece of backstrip inside the body is missing. Modifications/ Repairs: Had a refret, neck reset and refinish around heel area. Tech Notes: Original bridge plate is very clean, original finish Travels in: Hardshell Case Accessories: TFOA Passport
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I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.
The Fellowship of Acoustics BV
Kanaalweg oost 36
7691CE Bergentheim
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