Wednesday, 25 May 2011

POST # 653 EBAY PRICE GUIDE : Vintage 1950 Gibson ES-300 ES300 Electric Guitar WOW

Lovely looking ES-300 from 1950.  One owner.  Scroll down to see how much it sold for. Here's the blurb from the seller.

Vintage 1950 Gibson ES-300 ES300 Electric Guitar WOW!!!

Wow, what a jaw dropper! This is a big fat maple Gibson in amazing original condition, that comes to us through a local owner. The serial number is 4508 making it a 1950. We can not find a molecule that is not original. Everything works perfect and is better than any 50’s era Gibson we have ever seen. There is some light checking throughout the finish as one might expect, but the finish still has a beautiful shine to it. The neck is straight and nice looking with all of the body bindings etc. tight and beautifully aged. There is some very light fret-wear on the first few frets and some lacquer wear on the back of the neck in the first position at the thumb (see photos), but the neck feels amazing! The pick-guard has started to curl and one of the mounting blocks cracked, but the good news is that it is all there including the originals screws for an easy fix by a luthier.

It might be hard to see in the photos but the top and sides are highly figured quilt maple showing a lot of curl and flame which you don't see too often on the older Gibsons. The case is original and in really great shape with latches and hinges perfect and working. There is even a 60 year old capo in the case! All of the electronics work perfectly, and boy does this baby have a tone! I could write a short story on how well this thing plays and how sweet it sounds, but I’m not going to keep going on and on here. The bottom line is this. This is one of the most amazing survivors of this era that we have ever seen. Give it a light cleaning, a pick-guard repair, and a fresh set-up and you will own one of the best there is. This will ship out tightly and professionally packed in a standard guitar shipping box, fully insured. We'd be happy to answer any questions you might have on this. Thanks so much for looking and good luck!

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Item condition: --

Ended: Apr 12, 201120:04:56 PDT

Bid history: 17 bids

Winning bid: US $2,999.99

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