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Finish Details: Original

Top Material: Maple Top

Body Material: Maple Body

Body Details: Semi-hollow body with laminated maple back, sides, and top, and maple center block. The guitar originally had a trapeze tailpiece, and was previously converted to a stop tailpiece. There are open screw holes around the endpin from the original tailpiece.

Neck Material: Mahogany Neck

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood

Neck Profile: "C" profile

Neck Thickness (IN): .77" (1st fret), .97" (12th fret)

Fingerboard Radius: 12.00" to

Nut Width: 1-9/16"

Scale Length: 24 3/4"

Neck Details: Three piece laminated mahogany neck with bound rosewood fretboard and block inlays. There is a stamp on the back of the headstock indicating the guitar was a factory second.

Electronics: Original Gibson "Tarback" bridge pickup and wiring harness; the original neck pickup is included in the case but was found to have one bad coil, and a Lollar Imperial Low Wind pickup has been installed in its place. Three-way toggle selector switch, coil-split switch, and volume/tone controls for each pickup.

Pickup Measurements: 7.7k (neck), 7.8k (bridge)

Hardware: The guitar originally had a trapeze tailpiece, and at some point was converted to a stop tailpiece; the original has not been included. The tuners have also been replaced with Grover tuners, with the original tuner footprints and extra screw holes visible on the back of the headstock; the original tuners have not been included either.

Weight: 8 lbs 8 oz

Modifications/Repairs: -The neck pickup has been replaced with a Lollar Imperial Low Wind, and a few solder joints have been touched up -The trapeze tailpiece has been replaced with a stop tailpiece -The tuners have been replaced

Case Details: The original hardshell case is in good condition, though the handle has been replaced; the original neck pickup is included in the case.

Cosmetic Condition: The guitar shows play wear consistent with age; the finish is glossy with swirls and light scratches throughout. There is a small amount of finish chipping around the treble stopbar post from the conversion, as well as open screw holes around the endpin from the original trapeze tailpiece. The front of the body has minor blemishes, including a small scratch just below the coil split switch; the back of the body displays some buckle rash and finish checking. There is also some light checking on the sides of the body and minor finish chipping along the binding. The back of the neck is smooth with minor blemishes.

Serial Number: 70348094

Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and optimal neck relief; the guitar is currently strung with 10s. The frets are wide and low with some play wear, but the guitar plays and sets up well. The back of the headstock is stamped "Second," designating the guitar a factory second. The visible pot codes date to late 1977, and the serial number dates the guitar to 1978.

Chicago Music Exchange

Chicago Music Exchange

Very Good
Wine Red
14 Years
Chicago Music Exchange
Chicago Music Exchange
Chicago, IL
5:53 PM
Monday-Saturday 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. Sunday 11 A.M to 5 P.M.

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