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Description
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Summary

Finish: Original finish with touchup.

Body Material: Maple

Top Material: Maple

Body Details: Hollow laminated maple body. The pickup cavity has been modified to fit full sized humbucker pickups. There are two repaired cracks on the sides: one on the upper shoulder, and one near the output jack (there is finish touchup over this crack). There is a filled hole on the bottom under the tailpiece mounting plate from the original tailpiece's footprint. A new hole has been drilled through the bottom and an endpin has been installed.

Neck Material: Mahogany

Neck Profile: C

Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret .893", 9th fret .981"

Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"

Nut Width: 1-11/16"

Scale Length: 24 3/4"

Neck Details: Honduran mahogany neck with bound Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and double parallelogram inlays. The tuner post holes have been modified to fit the existing tuners.

Electronics: Seymour Duncan Seth Lover pickup with volume and tone controls. The guitar has been rewired.

Pickup Measurements: 7.3K

Hardware: The tuners, tailpiece, pickup mounting ring, and knobs are not original (the knobs are vintage but later top hats). All other hardware is original.

Weight: 5 lbs 10 oz

Cosmetic Condition: This vintage guitar is in good condition with wear consistent with its age. The finish is weather-checked and glossy. There are dents, dings, and scratches throughout. Some finish wear is present on the back of the neck from play, and the edges of the headstock are worn and dented. The repaired cracks are visible.

Modifications/Repairs: The pickup cavity has been modified to fit full sized humbucker pickups. There are two repaired cracks on the sides: one on the upper shoulder, and one near the output jack (there is finish touchup over this crack). There is a filled hole on the bottom under the tailpiece mounting plate from the original tailpiece's footprint. A new hole has been drilled through the bottom and an endpin has been installed. The tuner post holes have been modified to fit the existing tuners. The tuners, tailpiece, pickup mounting ring, and knobs are not original (the knobs are vintage but later top hats). The pickup and electronics have been replaced.

Serial Number: A14234

Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with optimal action. The original frets are medium width and low, with moderate but even play wear. The serial number dates to 1953.

Case Details: Original Hardshell Case

Chicago Music Exchange

Chicago Music Exchange

1953
Gibson
Good
Sunburst Sunburst
18 Years
Chicago Music Exchange
Chicago Music Exchange
773-525-7773
Chicago, IL
1:53 AM
Monday-Saturday 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. Sunday 11 A.M to 5 P.M.

Payment Terms - Orders Internet orders may be paid for using the following methods: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. For phone or mail orders you may pay money orders and cashier's checks by mail. Just call us at 773-525-7773 to place your order. All non-credit-card orders are subject to a 10-business-day hold. We do not accept international credit card or PayPal payments from international accounts. For international security reasons, please call the store to arrange a Bank Wire: +01-773-525-7773.

Shipping Charges - Taxes and Title Separate charges for shipping and handling will be shown on your order form. As a security precaution, initial orders and orders shipping to alternate addresses may be held for extended verification. We reserve the right to make partial shipments, which will not relieve you of your obligation to pay for the remaining deliveries. All items purchased from Chicago Music Exchange are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items passes to you upon our delivery to the carrier. The published rates are for US domestic shipping only. Contact us directly if you wish to place an international order. For more information on our shipping policies, including rates, delivery times, and delays, please visit our website at chicagomusicexchange or call us at: 773-525-7773. If applicable, a separate charge for taxes will be shown on the invoice. We are required to collect sales tax on all orders shipped to Illinois.

3-Day / 15-day Return Policy If you are not completely satisfied with any product, return it for a full refund of the product purchase price, full credit, or exchange of your choice. We give you 3 days from the shipping date on Vintage instruments, and 15 days on New instruments. Credit card returns are issued a credit for purchase price. Refunds are made for product value only, excluding shipping and handling charges. New, Unopened items: You may return most NEW, untouched, unopened items within 15 days of delivery for a full refund. if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.) we'll also pay the return shipping costs. AmEx credit cards: Note that if your order was paid using an AmEx card we may pass on a 3.5% fee of the purchase price to process your refund. Vintage, Used items: We have to evaluate vintage and used guitars, amps, and other items on a case by case basis. We spend a lot of time with you and the item before your purchase to try to avoid any surprises after your purchase. AmEx credit cards: Note that if your order was paid using an AmEx card we may pass on a 3.5% fee of the purchase price to process your refund. You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, we strive to issue your refund sooner. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days). Send your return to: Chicago Music Exchange 3316 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60657 The following items are returnable only if defective OR unopened or unused: strings, harmonicas, microphones, cleaners, polishes, and polishing cloths. Software/soundware, cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and videos may be returned for credit only if they are in their original, sealed packaging. If defective, these items will only be exchanged for the same product. For complete details on our guarantees, shipping, and return policies, please contact our Customer Service Department at 773-525-7773; fax us at 773-525-2775; visit our website at www.chicagomusicexchange.com, or write us at Chicago Music Exchange, 3316 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.