The J-50 was first introduced in 1947 as a natural finish counterpart to Gibsons flagship J-45 drop shoulder dreadnought. This 1967 J-50 is a fine example of a later period J-50, constructed from Spruce and Mahogany with a set Mahogany neck. As with many Gibson acoustic of this period, it has a full bodied and focused sound, and responds beautifully to open chord and fingerstyle playing alike. The neck is very playable, with a fuller feel than the 'pencil' profile found on later '60s and '70s Gibson acoustic guitars.
This guitar is in very good condition, and has had some changes over the years. The original plastic adjustable saddle has been replaced with an aluminium one, and the original Kluson tuners have been replaced with modern Kluson equivalents. There is also a small patch of wood that has been filled on the shoulder where a strap button has previously been.