Charlie Christian's guitar
There is one guitar in existence of which it is certain that it belonged to Charlie Christian. This is a blonde Gibson ES-250, owned by Lynn Wheelwright.
The guitar has several special features, the most distinctive being the Gibson logo sitting right on top of the tuner bushings. This is how the guitar is instantly recognised on photo's of Charlie playing. Another special feature are the Catalin tuner knobs, only used in 1939 and 1940 on the more expensive guitars. Originally an off-white plastic but time has given the knobs a beautiful translucent amber luster.
The 17 inch ES-250 model was the inspiration for making the Collection. Every choice that was made on the guitars is a marriage between modern insights and vintage vibe.............. bringing the past and the present together in a unique way.