TME is proud to offer this museum-quality 1937 Gibson ES-150, widely recognized as the 'first electric guitar.' The ES-150 features a solid carved Spruce top, solid Maple back & sides and single Charlie Christian neck pickup with volume and tone controls. It responds and plays like an acoustic guitar; and playing it unplugged yields ample volume and projection for most old-time & acoustic jazz applications. Plugging it in and turning up your amp offers a sort of glimpse into the past: the tone is beautifully thick and direct, with endless warmth at your fingertips. Whether comping chords or playing single-note melodies up the neck, it's impossible not to fall in love with this guitar's voice. We've got it strung with round-wound .013 gauge strings -- the setup is perfect and it absolutely sings when played through a low-wattage tube amp.

As for its condition ... it bears repeating that it's museum-worthy. The finish and hardware still retains its original luster; and aside from an expert regret and new pots, it's entirely original. A strikingly handsome guitar, with tone that'll inspire new directions in your playing. Priced with its original hard case. 

On consignment.


  • Solid carved Spruce top
  • Solid Maple back & sides (flat back)
  • Original hard case
  • 1 11/16" nut width
  • 24.9" Scale length
  • 19 frets
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • Soft V neck carve
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Grover tuners 
  • Pearl dot inlays
  • Original bridge & pickguard
  • Single Charlie Christian PU

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