1939 Gibson ES-150

The  ES-150 model of course forever will be tied to the pioneer of electric (jazz) guitar Charlie Christian. It was the first commercially successfull electric guitar, and still sounds & plays fine today...

when I first saw the guitar, I found it curious to see it had one black and one brown know..... untill I found out that actually all of the Gibson prewar electrics (except the early EH's) have black and brown are paired together !

In the serial number EG would stand for 1939 Gibson....because the ES-150 body is actually an L-50, the stamping should actually be EGE, for 1939 Gibson Electric. It is not a 'converted' L-50 but simply has a missing the suffix E, as is the case for many period ES-150's. Interestingly, Also, the '39 ES-150 should have Kluson tuners, not Grovers which were phased out in '38. So another small anomality here.

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