Gibson ETG-150 Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Tenor Guitar , c. 1949
Gibson ETG-150 Model Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Tenor Guitar, c. 1949, made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, laminated maple body; mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, original brown soft shell case. Item # 4321
Gibson's "bread and butter" tenor guitar from the 1940's and 50's, the ETG-150 is an easy-playing and chunky sounding four-string archtop suitable for a range of styles. This is a nicely original and quite early example, with the first form of enclosed Kluson Deluxe tuners and the earliest "un-numbered" clear postwar barrel knobs. This model was made in fairly small numbers, and this is a very good, albiet well-used example and one of the nicer electric tenors we have had.
Overall length is 39 in. (99.1 cm.), 16 1/8 in. (41 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 23 in. (584 mm.). Width of nut is 1 1/8 in. (29 mm.). Well played but no major damage or repair; all original except newer plastic tuner buttons. Noticeable heavy checking and some flaking to top finish (likely from exposure to moisture long ago) sides and back not nearly as worn. Fairly heavy finish wear to back of neck and headstock edges as well, this guitar sounds and plays great and definitely has some age wear to prove it! Overall Very Good + Condition.
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