Ok, my dad has this old Gibson acoustic that I absolutely love - it's beat to hell, looks ancient, and sounds awful in that begs-you-to-play-delta-blues way that just kicks ass. It's this vibe-y old thing, probably the first guitar I ever touched, and the one that I began on when I first started to try to play in earnest.
I just have NO idea what the model is. The serial number dates it back to the 50's, IIRC (I looked it up once), and that fits - my dad got it after his older sister bought it used in maybe the late 60's/early 70's and then didn't stick with it. It seems to have a rosewood back and sides, and some sort of spruce top. I'm not sure what the fretboard is, it seems too light and figured to be rosewood, but I don't know what else would be used...
I guess it doesn't really matter, but it's my dad's guitar, it's the guitar I learned on, and every time I go home I pick it up and do my best hacked-up Jimi-playsfingerstyle-blues impression. After all these years I'd be just curious to know what it is - not just "some old Gibson," "an old Gibson so-and-so."
Anyway, on with the pics!
...and then me playing some blues licks on the thing.
The bridge isn't original, BTW - a local acoustic luthier replaced it a while back, I forgot why exactly...
is the back flat or arched?
EDIT: Looks like a B-25, though they started making those in '62
Trouble with gibsons is that that a lot of their older guitars (acoustics especially) are kinda BSed together out of unused parts from other models, making it kinda hard to accurately spec them.