Gibson ES-150 / L48
Body stamped L48, which is typically a quite different looking
guitar. The body of this guitar is the shape of a prewar ES-150,
while the back is arched. The "i" in "Gibson" on the
headstock shows this to be the first version logo used after the
war, and the neck feels post-war.
The pickup is the earliest version Christian pickup, single bound
Brazilian rosewood will look nice when refinished. .
All fittings, including the end pin jack, are typical of ES-150
guitars with "Christian" pickups.
Since Gibson ceased production of "Charlie Christian" guitars during
the war, I'm wondering if this guitar was put together by the factory
as the war came to an end with whatever parts were available.
Very fine condition. Tuning buttons appear to be newer.
Serial number 982 14