Celebrating the gorgeous guitar designs of the 1960's.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
1967 Gibson J-50
During the folk boom of the 1960's, guitar manufacturers were doing all they could to keep up with the public demand for acoustic guitars. One of the most loved acoustic guitars of the era was Gibson's J-45, which was introduced in 1942. In 1955, Gibson took the sunburst J-45, gave it a natural finish and called it a J-50. In 1963, Gibson redesigned the pickguard in grand 60's style thick celluloid which is the style we see here.