Description

FON: U 1861-23. Hey cowboy, here’s a sweet rig to ride into the sunset; a 1957 Gibson Country Western Model in fine original condition. The Country Western Model is the blond “pardner” of the Gibson Southern Jumbo with the same appointments – parallelogram position markets, one-point pick guard, belly up bridge, torch inlay, and logo. These are versatile instruments known for more than country; blues (see my guy on my home page), folk and old timey (Gillian Welch used the plainer cousin the J-50), rock and roll, as well as country and western. This one is great for getting on a roll with rhythm, strumming while singing, fingerpicking, or hammers and pulls. Despite its originality, it’s still in top playing condition. It appears to have never had a neck reset, the frets are original as is the saddle, bridge and nut. The action is 6/64” on the bass side and 4-5/64” on the treble. The neck is a very playable soft V, the nut is 1-11/16” with 2-1/8 string spacing at the bridge. It’s an easy guitar to make sound good with a nice round bass, classic Gibson midrange, and bright but not shrill trebles. There’s some wear around the soundhole and inside part of the pickguard, a slight sanding of the top of the bridge, one case bite, a small spot of buckle wear, and shallow divots in (of course) the cowboy chord position. Otherwise, the finish is very bright, clean and fresh. It comes in an orange felt-line hardshell case that is probably early 60s. As always, if you view the pictures directly from my site, rather than Gbase, they will blow up much larger without losing detail.

Jet City Guitars, LLC

Jet City Guitars, LLC

1957
Gibson
Excellent
Natural
Hard
$5,250
Jet City Guitars, LLC
Jim Brown
206-669-7099
Seattle, WA
1:27 AM

Payment is by personal check or money order. Payment in full, including shipping and insurance, is required before shipment. Personal checks must clear your bank. Please specify preferred shipping method when you order the instrument and we will calculate the exact price for you.

We represent the instruments as accurately as we can. All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.

All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.