GIBSON ES-250

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  • electric guitars

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1938 to 1940

GIBSON made the ES-250 between 1938 and 1940. It was based on the ES-150 but had a larger body, more refined fingerboard and fancier appointments and hardware (like deluxe headstock, tuners and tailpiece). The ES-250 had a Charlie Christian pickup - with separate blades for each string and a large magnet that continues under the soundboard.  The Gibson ES-250 was a short lived model - only 70 were made, and the model was soon replaced by the ES-300.

Source: www.gibson.com

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General

Binding3-stripe body-binding
Finish colorsnatural finish
Finish effectssunburst finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.4 inches scale-length

Body

Body back materialmaple body back
Body sides materialmaple body sides
Body stylejumbo-style body
Body top materialspruce body top
Pickguard shaperaised pickguard

Neck

Body fretNeck joins body at 14th fret
Headstock inlays or logospearl headstock inlay/logo
Neck width1.69 inches wide at nut
Number of frets20 fret
Peghead (headstock)black face headstock
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Hardware

Bridgeadjustable rosewood bridge
Hardware colornickel hardware
Tailpiecetrapeze tailpiece

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersopen book fingerboard position markers

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelCharlie Christian pickup(s)
Pickups configuration1 single coil pickup

Controls

Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

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