Custom Fretted Instruments & Repair

1961 Gibson J-50

[1961 Gibson J-50]

This Gibson J-50 came into the shop a couple of years ago for some major repair, and we wound up replacing the back. This was probably the last major job that Jim Grainger had any part of. The body has a 1960 serial number, and the neck has a 1961 serial number.

I have included some photos from the back replacement process, including some of the original back after we removed it. We reused the original braces that were usable, as well as the back support strip.

This is a player with good action and a full, bassy sound.

An LR Baggs Element with a volume control has been installed.

High quality gig bag included.

$3299.00


[1961 Gibson J-50 Headstock Front]
1961 Gibson J-50 Headstock Front
[1961 Gibson J-50 Full Front]
1961 Gibson J-50 Full Front
[1961 Gibson J-50 original duct taped back]
1961 Gibson J-50 original duct taped back
[1961 Gibson J-50 internal repairs]
1961 Gibson J-50 internal repairs
[1961 Gibson J-50 glued on and binding]
1961 Gibson J-50 glued on and binding
[1961 Gibson J-50 Work completed]
1961 Gibson J-50 Work completed
[1961 Gibson J-50 Ripping the Back out]
1961 Gibson J-50 Ripping the Back out
[1961 Gibson J-50 Cutting out back sections]
1961 Gibson J-50 Cutting out back sections
[1961 Gibson J-50 back selected and gluing]
1961 Gibson J-50 back selected and gluing
[1961 Gibson J-50 Full Rear]
1961 Gibson J-50 Full Rear
[1961 Gibson J-50 Side]
1961 Gibson J-50 Side
[1961 Gibson J-50 Bridge]
1961 Gibson J-50 Bridge
[1961 Gibson J-50 Repaired Top Cracks]
1961 Gibson J-50 Repaired Top Cracks
[1961 Gibson J-50 Headstock Rear]
1961 Gibson J-50 Headstock Rear
[1961 Gibson J-50 Neck Joint]
1961 Gibson J-50 Neck Joint
[1961 Gibson J-50 Top Detail]
1961 Gibson J-50 Top Detail