1946 Gibson Es-300


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  • Year: 1946
  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: Es-300
  • Case: Hard
  • Color: Sunburst
  • Condition: Good
  • Description: This Es-300 dates back to a period when production of Gibsons began picking back up following WWII. Rolling out of the iconic Kalamazoo, MI factory, these big beauties measured a robust 17” wide by 3.25” deep with a 25.25” scale neck and a nut width of 1 11/16th”. The gorgeous deep burst finish has little to no fade and light checking. It has a maple top with mahogany sides, back, and neck with clear gold knobs. The super responsive original P-90 pickup has an airy, woody tone. You’ll find the notes flow off the neck with ease. The original pick guard was removed due to it having deteriorated a bit over the years but it is included in the original hard shell case. The tuners are Kluson Deluxe replacements. There is a loose piece of binding that is rattling, it is especially noticeable acoustically. Also the binding near the base of the neck on the treble side has some wear. Much of the binding has yellowed over time. The nail that held the pickguard in place (before it began crumbling) is fairly rusted and many of the frets are turned green over time. There is also a hole in the back of the headstock towards the top where someone had installed a hook at one point. This is a rare chance to own a piece of history at a surprisingly affordable price!