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Recording King M-3 1939


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A Gibson-made Recording King M-3 1939. This Recording King has been very tastefully converted to a Gibson ES-150 “Charlie Christian” Model.

Basically the M-3 is the same guitar as the Gibson L-50, but with F-holes in the Recording King style and a 5-piece neck without a truss rod.

The stamp in the body tells us that this Recording King was made in April 1939. This workhorse has a solid carved Spruce top and laminated Maple back and sides. The original bound tortoise pickguard is a real eye catcher on this guitar.

The Mahogany neck has a chunky neck profile with a Rosewood fingerboard. This Recording King is in remarkable condition. It has endured the years beautifully and is without cracks or damage.

The M-3 is equipped with a very stylish Pete Biltoft Charlie Christian pickup and bakelite knobs. Very similar to the Gibson ES-150.

This vintage Recording King is strung with .011 strings and the action is nice and low.

Are you interested in this item? You’re welcome to check the instrument out at our store in Rijsbergen. Contact us to make an appointment via or +31 (0)76 230 50 69