This 1952 Gibson Southern Jumbo is all original with the exception of the frets and the white buttons on the tuners. The tuners themselves are the original Klusons. Some of the features that make this such a standout guitar are the 16" wide body, round shoulder dreadnought design, spruce top, mahogany sides, back and neck and a bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard with split parallelogram inlays. The belly bridge on these guitars is also a nice treat as the rosewood "belly" faces the soundhole and by doing so interferes less with the vibration of the top between the bridge and the endpin. The gold Gibson script logo, multi ply binding and tortoise pickguard are a few more shining gems this guitar offers. This guitar even has its original nut which measures 1 11/16". To top it all off, it comes with its original Lifton hard shell case which is a very desirable item to find with such an original guitar from this era.
By now maybe you've noticed the name on the top. We don't know who "Dick Mott" is but we've had a lot of fun imagining what he and his playing style was like. Looks like he wanted you to know his name. While they're obviously not original to the guitar, there's something endearing about them. We'll leave the fate of the decals to the new owner to decide.
This Gibson Southern Jumbo's Factory Order Number (FON) can be found on the inside neck block : Z 871 17 which accurately dates it to 1952.