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1966 Gibson J-50ADJ Acoustic Guitar w/Case (USED)

1966 Gibson J-50ADJ Acoustic Guitar w/Case (USED)

Our Notes: Serial number 857XXX puts this vintage Gibson at 1966 or 1969.  Based on the one-owner purchase history, it's a '66.  Overall the guitar is in great condition for its age.  Finish checking is very light.  Frets are in very good shape.  Action measures .090 at the 12th fret on number 6 string with slight relief to the neck.  Original tuners were apparently upgraded at some point.  Light pick scratching gives evidence of many versions of "Tom Dooley".  Sticker on the original hardshell case evokes the era.  A few minor dings show on the body and rear of the neck.  The bridge pins are not original (nor the strings). The guitar is a terrific player with a nice big sound.  It's ready for another march on Washington.  Bonus feature: 2 sets of vintage Martin Marquis M1200 strings.  (The guitar is currently strung with 12s).


A popular flat top guitar with exceptional resonance and response. Handsome natural finish top with contrasting dark Walnut finish rim. Gibson proved engineered bracing and construction. Features includes Selected Spruce top, Honduras Mahogany back & sides, with attractive ivoroid binding and purfling. Slim, fast, low-action neck of one-piece Mahogany with adjustable Truss Rod. Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Gibson special adjustable bridge. Tortoise shell finish pickguard. Chrome-plated enclosed machine heads.


Product Features:


  • Selected Spruce top
  • Honduras Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Ivoroid Binding and Purfling
  • Slim, Fast, Low-action Neck of One-Piece Mahogany
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Rosewood Fingerboard w/ Pearl Dot Inlay
  • Gibson Special Adjustable Bridge
  • Tortoise Shell Finish Pickguard
  • Chrome-plated Enclosed Machine Heads

Product Specs:

BODY TYPE Dreadnought
TOP WOOD Selected Spruce
BACK & SIDES Honduras Mahogany
BODY FINISH Natural
ORIENTATION Right-handed
FINGERBOARD Rosewood
INLAY Pearl Dot
NECK WOOD Mahogany
TRUSS ROD Adjustable
PICKGUARD Tortoise Shell
SCALE LENGTH 24.75"
NUMBER OF FRETS 20
TUNING MACHINES Chrome-plated Enclosed
BRIDGE Rosewood
NUMBER OF STRINGS 6
WIDTH 16.25"
LENGTH 20.25"
DEPTH 4.875"
SPECIAL FEATURES Gibson Special Adjustable Bridge