NOTE: These are not our guitars; just saving the images for history and showcasing what's out there.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

GIBSON SUPER 400 C



via this auction where you'll find more pics.

"ORIGINAL SUPER 400 C GIBSON GUITAR IN A RICH DARK SUNBURST FINISH. THE FACTORY ORDER NUMBER IS 1737 1 OF THE FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION OF THIS POSTWAR CUTAWAY MODEL THE SERIAL # IS 4544 CIRCA JANUARY 1950. THIS GUITAR IS IN FANTASTIC WELL CARED FOR CONDITION. IT HAD THE SAME OWNER FOR 60 YEARS . IT IS QUITE POSSIBLY THE FIRST POSTWAR CUTAWAY GIBSON SUPER 400 C . IT WAS ORDERED IN 1949 AND IS # I IN THE FACTORY ORDER SEQUENCE THE GUITAR HAS A TOP AND VERY HARD TO SEE BACK LOWER TREBLE BOUT CLEATED CRACK AT AND BEHIND THE THE "F" HOLE PICTURED , AND A SMALL HARD TO SEE FILLED STRAP SCREW HOLE BEHIND THE HEADSTOCK . THERE IS ONLY VERY LIGHT PLAYWEAR , AND VERY LITTLE WEATHER CHECKING. THE GUITAR HAS BEEN RE FRETTED WITH ORIGINAL STYLE FRETS. THESE SEEM TO BE THE ONLY REPAIRS. THIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST EBONY FRETBOARD GUITARS MADE AFTER THE EBONY SHORTAGE DURING THE WAR CAUSED SOME TO BE BUILT WITH ROSEWOOD FRETBOARDS WHEN PRODUCTION RESUMED OF THE SUPER 400. THE ORIGINAL FACTORY EARLY McCARTY SINGLE FINGER REST PICKGUARD HAS THE TONE AND VOLUME MOUNTED AT THE BOTTOM AS NOT TO INTERFERE WITH DIFFERENT PLAYING STYLES. IT WORKS PERFECTLY AND SOUNDS GREAT. THIS FINGER REST IS PROVIDED WITH A SUPPORT BRACKET THAT HOLDS IT SECURELY AND PROVIDES GROUNDING FOR THE PICKUP. EXCEPTIONAL TONE AND PLAYABILITY. THIS BEAUTY HAS TONE AND VOLUME TO SPARE EITHER ACCOUSTIC OR AMPLIFIED. JUST A TERRIFIC SOUNDING GUITAR. THE NECK IS STRAIT AND A DREAM TO PLAY. IT IS A FULL COMFORTABLE "C" SHAPE WITH A 1 11/16 NUT WIDTH. NO BREAKS OR CRACKS EVER. THE SCALE LENGTH IS 251/2 INCH. THE GUITAR IS PROFESSIONALY SET UP AND HAS THOMASTIC FLAT WOUND STRINGS INSTALLED. THE TAPERED HEADSTOCK IS AT A 17 DEGREE ANGLE. THE FLAMED MAPLE ON THIS GUITAR IS STUNNING. THE PHOTOS FORM PART OF THE DESCRIPTION. THE ORIGINAL LIFTON CASE IS INCLUDED AND IS IN FANTASTIC VERY LITTLE USED CONDITION. THE STRAP AND CORD ARE ALSO INCLUDED. A REALLY GREAT PACKAGE."


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