1940 Gibson EH-150-7

$3495 CAD ($2656.2 USD)
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Gibson’s first AlNiCo magnet pickups are also the first pickups to feature adjustable pole pieces, and they began showing up on guitars in late 1940. This 1940 EH-150 is a rare 7 string version, and features the V-end fretboard that was simplified in 1941. An exceptional sounding lap steel, this EH-150’s pickup measures a strong 10.8k and is the stuff slide guitar player’s dreams are made of.

This example is in very good shape and functions properly. The tuning machines have been replaced (a far too common fate for vintage lap steels that have valuable tuning machines), but the instrument appears otherwise original. There is finish repair at the bottom of the guitar’s sides that’s easy to forget about as the instrument’s top and back finish is completely original. We have not removed the pickup to inspect for originality, but we don’t suspect any foul play.

Figured maple body with three-layer bindings, bound rosewood fretboard with pearl dot markers, pearl logo and Fleur-de-Lys on the headstock, sunburst finish, and black and brown Bakelite control knobs.

With original hardshell case