This is just not a vintage Gibson guitar that you see in lefty. In fact, I have never seen a left handed ES-150DC, and you may never see another one ever again! It’s also in the seldom seen Cherry Red finish-most of these were Walnut or Natural.
The ES-150DC is a model that Gibson introduced in 1969, and production ran from 1969-1975. It is a hybrid guitar which may be considered a double-cutaway ES-175, or a deep body(3 inch depth) ES-335. Add a master volume and you have a very unique instrument!
This particular guitar has some late 1960s features: the neck has NO volute and inside you will find an Orange Label, and it’s even a no union made label! The back of the headstock has the Made in the U.S.A. stamp, and pots date 137 7114, so technically it’s a 1971 with the latest date being from 1971.
The finish is a beautiful unfaded Cherry Red with very attractive grain on both front and back. The fingerboard has a dark rosewood board that makes for a stunning complement to the Cherry top. The chrome hardware is in great shape. The back is as clean as the front, with no belt buckle rash or worming. The neck has some minor wear on the bass side. The back of the headstock at the very top had a small chip that was glued back in place; purely cosmetic. Overall, the guitar is in EXC condition and is a very clean example. Comes with the original chipboard black case.
This guitar has been inspected and set-up by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music. It now plays fantastic and sounds tremendous. The Pat # Pickups are strong with Neck PUP: 7.42K and Bridge PUP: 7.29K. The magnet in the neck PUP is reversed so you have that Peter Green out-of-phase sound in the middle position. The guitar needs nothing and is ready to play!
This is a very unique and rare vintage Gibson for the left handed player without breaking the bank. It’s also a beautiful guitar that plays and sounds as good as it looks!