‘This Gibson TG50 brings us back to an era that is very often forgotten. The 1920s and -30s in which jazz music became popular. Many guitarists played banjos as a rhythm instrument in order to be heard. During the 1930 there was a transition between 4-string banjos and 6-string guitars. The tenor jazz guitar was introduced during this period and is a very interesting crossover instrument, which was used quite a bit by players like Eddie Condon.’
Body Shape: TG50 Archtop
Body Material: Maple
Top Material: Spruce
Bracing: Ladder Bracing
Body Details: Cream Binding, Black
Pickguard Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Profile: V Fingerboard
Material: Rosewood Fingerboard
Details: Dot Inlay
Nutwidth: 30.2 mm - 1.19"
Scale Length: 584 mm - 23"
Pickups: DeArmond Acoustic Soundhole Pickup
Tech Notes: None
Travels in: Hardshell Case
This TG50 comes from the introduction year: 1934. It is based on the L50 model and has a majestic sunburst finish. Considering its age, it is not surprising to find some signs of play and use such as scratches, dings, and slight weather checking on the neck and top. But overall, in very good condition for a ninety-year-old instrument.
It plays beautifully – super comfy and easy for guitar players to adapt to. And it sounds the business – lovely classic tones from a very user-friendly instrument. It also has a great sounding, rare DeArmond 50’s pickup attached, so you can compete easily with those loud guitars.
A wonderful and unique vintage tenor guitar that is sure to impress anyone who sees and plays it.
Comes in non-original hardshell case.