Retail price: $4,100
The G-50 has the honor of being J.W. Gallagher’s first guitar. This was also the first Gallagher guitar that Doc Watson owned. The G-50 line are mahogany guitars that can be built in any of the body shapes that we offer. Mahogany is a great tone wood and not to be undervalued because of its popularity. It tends to give warmth, clarity and a good mid-range punch. Mahogany is crisp, dry, and woody which makes for great strumming and flatpicking players. Gallagher has used different varieties of mahogany such as Honduran and Sapele, which is often called “African Mahogany.”
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For the soundboard, we use top grades of Sitka spruce, just like J.W. started using in the 60s. Good quartersawn Sitka is lightweight but also stiff which lends itself for high velocity of sound. Sitka can take a strong attack and still maintain clarity.
The appointments are consistent on all guitars in the G-50 line regardless of body size.
- Ebony bridge and fretboard
- Dot markers
- Ivoroid binding for body and headstock
- Gallagher “G” on headstock
- BWB triple ring rosette
- BWBW purfling/trim
- Black backstrip
- Bone end pin and bridge pins
- Grover tuners