1941 Gibson J35, Sunburst FON 5151G-17
Sorry, But we have SOLD this very fine guitar! This J35 is about the best sounding guitar I have ever played or been exposed up close to...I just love the Tone, Volume and Sustain and most who have played it agree. The Americans call this a "Pre War" era guitar as Pearl Harbor hadn't yet happened and they were yet to be involved. This is the final of 3 variants of this model which only appeared from 1936 to 1942 and I think it is generally accepted as the most "modern" sounding of them, with it's 2 Scalloped "Tonebars" as part of the X Brace configuration. It had previously featured 3, then 2 Unscalloped Tonebars, which of course have a bearing on the Sound. This one was owned from new by a fellow in Lubbock Texas from 1941 until he passed in the early 2000's and it has pictures of him playing the guitar in his "cowboy" stage gear, as well as some original manuscripts of his music. Spes for this one are a Honduras Mahogany Back, Sides and Neck, Adirondack "Red" Spruce Top, Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard, Small Rectangular "Coffeewood" Bridge, Open Back Kluson Tuners, with the famous "Firestripe" Celluloid Pickguard and White Script Painted Logo on the Tapered Headstock. These old Slope Shouldered Gibson "Dreadnoughts" are something else and this one is surely as light as a guitar could be! Come in just to try it out.