Vintage Guitar Scene: 1963 Gibson J50

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1963 Gibson J50 (Serial Number 141633)

My first recollection of seeing one of these was in a photo on a Shadows album cover where Bruce Welch was playing a J45 circa mid 60s. A J45 is the sunburst version and the J50 has the natural (blond) finish. This was the acoustic guitar used on The Atlantics album “Flight of the Surf Guitar “. It is now strung up in Nashville tuning which really suits this particular guitar.

1963 Gibson J50 (Serial Number 141633)

 

1963 Gibson J50 (Serial Number 141633)

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Martin is an Australian guitarist and vintage guitar collector. Apart from his solo work he is a member of The Atlantics, Dave Warner’s From the Suburbs and is currently guitarist in Mental As Anything.