Paul Barth Natural Solid Body 1960


Product Code: GS5300

$ 4,500.00
$ 4,500.00

This  Rickenbacker-looking guitar came from one of the more obscure guitar companies but was designed by one of the giants of the electric guitar era. Paul Barth was an original partner in Ro-Pat-In, which introduced the first viable electric guitar in 1932 and went on to become the Rickenbacker company. In the mid 1950s, he introduced his own brand of Barth guitars, which were distributed by the Natural Music Guild company of Santa Ana, CA. Remnants of the Natural brand remain on the headstock of this 1960 model.

This guitar is in good condition with general wear for its age. There are some small finish chips and some scratches on the pickguard but no noticeable fret wear.

Includes a period correct hard shell case.


  • Finish: Original, clean for it's age
  • Body Material: Masonite / Maple Core
  • Neck/Fingerboard: Maple / Brazilian Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Weight: 5.8lbs
  • Scale length: 23.5"
  • Nut width: 1.646"
  • Neck profile: thin/med D
  • Neck Thickness: .85" to .90"
  • Electronics: Original pots date to 1960 and original pickups
  • Pickup Impedance: B-3.3k. N-3.3k

Returns Policy

All products have a 48 hour approval period. You must notify us immediately after the 48 hour has expired and the item must be returned to Carter Vintage Guitars within 7 days after notifying the store. Carter Vintage Guitars is not responsible for any return shipping costs. Items returned outside of the approval period window will be subject to a restocking fee (up to 15%). Items must be returned in the same condition as they left the store. New items must be returned with any and all factory packaging that was included with the product.

Refunds will be applied via the same method of payment used at the time of purchase. Returns can take 5 to 10 business to show back up onto your bank statement.

Please contact us with any and all questions before making a purchase. We do not want you to have to return anything and are happy to provide as many details as possible for any and all products we carry in our store.


Carter Vintage Guitars can ship almost anywhere! Currently online orders can only be placed within the Continental United States. Please reach out to us for any questions in regard to international shipments.

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All instruments ship fully insured for the full purchase amount.

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