9.5 of 10 (One noticeable ding on the top with a few very tiny finish dents scattered about, some plating oxidation on the pickup one short weather crazing line, extra strap pin hole that has been professionally plugged with pearl)
This stunning Johnny Smith is owned by a pro player and has been meticulously cared for over the year. He never gigged and used it only for recording sessions. The only in-original parts are the pickguard (an excellent quality a repro) and the tiny extra strap pin hole in the heelcap (professionally plugged with pearl). The strap pin has been moved to the rim. It is quite a superlative players guitar too. The action is effortless, the neck an excellent feel (not too small as many early seventies Gibsons are, and there is still good meat on the frets. Acoustically it has a monster sound, big and loud with great complexity and definition. Overall this is one of the finest guitars we've had in the shop in quite a while.
All solid, carved woods
Maple back and sides
piece Maple neck
Ebony fretboard bridge and headstock overlay
Floating Johnny Smith pick
Reproduction faux tortoiseshell pickguard
Gold plated hardware
17" lower bout
Soft Venetian cutaway
24 3/4" scale
1 11/16 nut width
3" body depth
L5 style tailpiece with "Johnny Smith" insert
Grover Keystone tuners
Pearl "Split Block" position markers
3-ply fretboard, headstock and back
Deluxe leather gig bag included
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