1955 Gibson J 50- We think (only the factory work order number is visible). Natural disaster, World War, Crazy Aliens? These could describe what happened to this ugly puppy of my collection.
Sweet, warm tones, powerhouse volume and full rich chords (below fret 5 of course) would also work. Purchased a few years ago from my friend Master Banjoist/ Master Luthier Chris Warner, this great, but unfortunate Gibson will always hold a warm spot in my heart. Naptha, compound, polish, hours of hand rubbing and this is all the prettier she will ever be.