Gibson Es-150 Guitar ( 1936- 1956 )
The gibson es- 150 guitar was introduced in 1936 and is historically an important model , it was 16 1/4" wide and it had the earliest truly succesful magnetic pickups . In those days the es-150 guitar was sold for $78 without case and amp .
It was an archtop guitar , non-cutaway , it had a bound body , charlie christian pick ups from 1936 to 1939 , pickguard and rosewood fingerboard , dot inlays , f-holes , pearl logo and were made in sunburst finish .
During this time they also made the an upgrade version which was called the Gibson Es-250 with new charlie christian pickups
In 1940 gibson started making the es 150 with various metal covered pickups , it had a unbound fingerboard and production stopped or paused for world war II .
In 1946 gibson started remaking the es-150 , the guitars were 17" wide and pickups were replaced by the p-90s , the fingerboard had dot inlays , pickguard had a beveled edge and were made in sunburst finish . ( discontinued in 1956 )
Vintage Guitar Prices :
1936-1939 > $4000 to $5000 ( charlie christian pickups )
1940-1942 > $3000 to $4000 ( metal covered pick ups )
1946-1956 > $1700 to $2000 ( p-90 pickups )
Avg Upward Trend Of 12% a Year since 2000
Gibson es-150 DC ( 1969-1975 )
The gibson es 150 DC was introduced in 1969 , the guitar was an archtop double rounded cutaway , had two humbuckers , multi bound body , most fingerboards had block inlays , 4 knobs plus a master volume , and were made in cherry , natural , or walnut finishes .
Guitar price value :
1969-1975 > $2000 to $2500
Avg Upward Trend Of 6% a Year since 2000
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