Back and side woods show a beautiful figure, and the guitar is in overall excellent condition. Yes, we d never see that on an L-5, an L-7 or any other professional-grade instrument, but such solution must have been considered good enough for a war-time L-50. The guitar comes with a non-original, good-quality hardshell case. For) pickup, a graceful single-cutaway shape, a flashy red finish, a Bigsby. You may order presentation ready copies to distribute to your colleagues, customers, or clients, by visiting http://www. This model was conceived as a reply to the ES 175, but its early Guild humbuckers give a strong and distinctive personality. This instrument has all the mid- 60s features: trapeze tailpiece, pre-pantograph pearl Gibson logo, top-hat knobs. The guitar you see here was built between 1963 and 1965, as we can tell from the small-surround staple pickups and the rare 4-knob and NO selector switch control scheme, more common on the UK version. Gibson brand appears also on the Bigsby-style vibrato tailpiece. It comes with a certificate of originality signed by George Gruhn, who has personally inspected he guitar in 2004.
There is some light playing wear both on body and neck, some re-soldering trace in the pickup covers, a good refret job with larger jumbo frets, a rubber-foam pad inserted under the bridge pickup. Even more flashy is the forked headstock, built in one piece with the neck, where the use of aluminum stands out also as an aesthetic choice. Beautiful deep red color, a little darker than early 60s bright cherry dating a fender jaguar. The guitar has a fine sound, plays well and all the electronics work properly. It is completely original and in exceptionally fine conditions dating a fender jaguar. This Mustang has been very well cared-for and its original Daphne Blue finish shows just a few traces of wear, mostly on the lower part of the body. The first owner was a well known italian bass player who bought it new in 1969, palyed it for a long time with love and respect, before selling it to the man who gave it to us. In fact, as can be seen by removing the now-reinstalled original P90, there is a slight widening and deepening of the pickup cavity, made to fit a humbucker. 6119 is a killer rock & roll machine: a basic circuitry with a single FilterTron (in this case a Pat. Everything is 100% original: chrome hardware includes the trapeze tailpiece, the tune-o-matic bridge and the Kluson double line - double ring tuners.
Five-piece neck, nice bound rectangular pearl/rosewood fretboard inlays. All the gold-plated parts are quite worn and there is some rust on the switch tips. With the only exception of a newer screw at the E-string tuner, it is exactly in the same condition it was when it left Rickenbacker factory in May 1976... An interesting mix of tradition and innovation, built in the most difficult time for American guitar industry - when all the major makers built their all-time worst instruments. Nickel plated brass body with sanded hawaiian scenes, 12 fret round neck. Beautiful fretboard, perfect intonation and easy action. By the end of 1965 Fender started to replace the Kluson Deluxe tuners with the F model, but this guitar still has its original set of plastic-button double-line Klusons, never replaced and in good working order. ... .