If you have not read my previous blog on the 1976 Gibson J50 go check it out first before continuing below!
I used to own a beautiful 76 J40/50 in natural finish that was an absolute gem; both in condition and sound. It was a gorgeous piece that you typically only get to experience once in a life time. Circumstances led me to sell it but I still look for it everyone once in a while. Meanwhile, I continue the search for another "the one" but I've yet to find it.
I took a chance on this MINT 1971 Gibson J55. It sounds amazing but is a little more mellow than the 76 due to the laminate back. The rest of the guitar is solid woods. Take a look at the photos below and let me know what you think! Also, make sure to check out the video.