Gibson TG50 Tenor Guitar – USA 1934

by Gibson

$4,995.00 22126

‘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 

Finish: Sunburst  

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"  

Bridge: Ebony  

Tailpiece: Trapeze  

Pickups: DeArmond Acoustic Soundhole Pickup  

Tuners: Grover  

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.  


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