1950 Gibson Super 400 Sunburst (consignment) SOLD


Comments The Gibson Super 400 was the top of the line for many years, and appeared on stages in many genres. It was not only popular with jazz players, but also with country and rock guitarists; Merle Travis of course used a Super 400 CES and Scotty Moore recorded a lot of early Elvis material on his Super 400.

This 1950 example of the Gibson Super 400 is in good playing condition, and is from the period before the complete takeover of cutaway instruments (by 1955 this acoustic non-cutaway model was discontinued).

Serial Number A 6533, built during 1950 at the Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.
Pricing $6,999.99 with original case. SOLD
Neck Flame maple neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, bound headstock, mother of pearl split block position markers, split diamond and Gibson logo on headplates, twin triangles on back of headstock.
Frets This instrument has been professionally refretted, some time ago, and there is lots of fret left.
Body The giant, non-cutaway, Super 400 body – 18 inches across and
Finish Original gloss sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish in decent condition.
Hardware/electronics Original hardware – Kluson tuners with plastic keystone buttons, Super 400 tailpiece, faux tortoise pickguard and rosewood bridge. A tailpiece damper is included in the case.
Playability/Action This guitar plays well; it has been refretted at some point but does not appear to have had a neck reset. The action is at 5/64ths bass and 3/64ths treble with the bridge most of the way down.
Case Original brown hardshell archtop case included.

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