Gibson Es-250 Electric Archtop ( 1939-1940 )
The Gibson Es-250 Guitar was actually introduced in late 1938 , it was an upgrade of the gibson es-150 models in the late 30s which had the charlie christian pick ups .
The gibson es-250 was just a little bigger , the guitar was 17" unlike the es-150 which 16 1/4" wide .
In late 1938 the gibson es-250 had carved maple back , special charlie christian pickups with 6 individual mini blades for every guitar string which gave a maximum tonal response .
It had a double parallelagram fingerboard inlays or rectangular , multi bound , and made in sunburst finishes . In 1939 natural finishes were available , In 1940 they were discontinued .
The es-250 was one of the most advanced elecric guitars of its time and list price was only $175 .
The Gibson es-250 was played by many Blues and jazzmasters such as charlie christian (2nd pic) , T-bone walker (1rst picture) and oscar moore amongst many others ..
During 1939-40 ( pre war era ) in some cases gibson also used parts from the es-150 and vice versa to make these guitars for production .
Also , some speculate that few es-250 guitars were made after world war II with p-90 pickups .
Vintage Guitar Price Value For 2007 :
1938 to 1940 > $18 000 to $22 000 ( natural )
1938 to 1940 > $8 000 to $11 000 ( sunburst )
1938-1940 (N) > Avg Upward Trend of 24% a year since 2000
1938- 1940 (S) > Avg Upward Trend of 9% a year since 2000
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