1937 Gibson ES-150T Tenor

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Summary: Gibson first introduced tenor guitars into its line in the late 1920’s, and any guitar model was available in a tenor version by special order. The tenor guitar or four-string guitar is a slightly smaller, four-string relative of the steel-string acoustic guitar or electric guitar. The instrument was initially developed in its acoustic form by Gibson and C.F. Martin so that players of the four-string tenor banjo could double on guitar. In early 1937, Gibson began shipping another version of the ES-150, the ES-150T. This 1937 ES-150T has a 23” scale, the original Charlie Christian bar magnet blade pickup, and serious mojo.

Body: Hollow construction, bound Spruce top with Maple back/sides.

Neck: Mahogany with a Rosewood fingerboard, 23” scale length, 1 3/16” nut width, pearl dot inlays.

Pickups/Hardware: Original Charlie Christian pickup (steel magnet blade), trapeze tailpiece with floating bridge, tortoise pickguard, non-original tuning keys.

Cosmetics: This instrument has wear that is consistent with a guitar from the 1930’s. It has various nicks, dings, and scratches throughout. The binding is in great shape. The frets have worn down, but it is still very playable. There is a ring around the high strings tuning key where it looks like a long string end scraped the finish. Overall, this instrument is in great shape, and it sounds amazing. (See Photos Please)

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this guitar with a new set of strings. The neck is straight, and the action has been setup low and comfortable.

Modifications: The tuning keys have been replaced.

Weight: 4.865 lbs.

Case: This guitar ships in a hard shell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.