While an ES-150 like this may look, at least at first glance, like your basic jazz guitar this example from the early '50s has a lot going for it. First comes the neck shape, that just-the-right-side-of-chunky pre-1960 Gibson neck profile that makes vintage Gibson fanatics swoon. And this one has been professionally refretted with jumbo frets so it plays like new Collings. Original P-90 pickup, beveled edge pickguard, rosewood adjustable bridge, and tailpiece. Knobs are the original style but appear to be later versions. Same is true of the tuners, which have the same footprint as the original Kluson Deluxe gears. Finish and binding is original throughout, note that what appear to be cracks in the top (on the bass side of the lower bout) are actually checks in the outer layer of the maple veneer. These ES-150 models, like their cutaway cousin the ES-175, have bodies made with arched three-ply maple laminate tops and backs. While you don't think of a laminated version like this as delivering the pinnacle of arch top tone, the big body with pickup mounted far from the bridge delivers impressive acoustic response, provided you don't opt for super light strings. Comes in a Guild hardshell case that's an excellent fit but the covering shows edge wear.