This is an extremely rare and historically significant guitar housed in the original case. The jumbo model was Gibson's very first dreadnought, 16 inch flat top. They created it to compete with Martin's dreadnoughts. The Gibson dreadnought body had upper bouts that were more rounded than Martin’s, giving rise to the distinguishing terms that are still used today: “round-shouldered” or “slope-shouldered” for Gibsons and “square-shouldered” for Martins.According to documented Factory Order Numbers, only 24 of these have been accounted for. The FON on this one indicates it was made in very early 1935, though the no neck binding feature is present as on 1934 models. This guitar has to be one of the finest examples of the model as it has no changed parts, original finish, and no cracks. Sunburst finish on top, back, and sides. We have sold very rare Gibsons in the past- super jumbo 100s, Nick Lucas models, 12 fret tuxedo L-00s, a black L-10. But this Jumbo we believe is the best Gibson we've ever offered for sale. It has never had a neck set and does not need one. Truly a remarkable instrument that is worthy of ANY collection. Fine Adirondack red spruce top. This is a drop dead gorgeous guitar that we wish we could keep. If you want a vintage flat top that none of your friends have- this is the one to buy! The tone is gigantic and very musical. If you have an idea of what the perfect Gibson flat top would sound like- this one probably matches up. Balanced,loud, with a ton of sustain. 29,000 dollars. At Dying Breed Music, "Only the Best Will Do" isn't just a tag line- it is the way of doing business.
Money Order, Bank Wire, PayPal, Cash, Western Union, Certified Check. Personal check- gear ships upon check clearing. Will hold an item for 30 days with 20 percent deposit. Will hold an item for 24 hours if customer specifically requests. Don't be scared off by our consistently low prices. We are in the business of selling guitars, not keeping them!
We ship worldwide, 24 countries and counting. Shipping will be added to the final sale price. 150 dollars for overnight shipping, 100 dollars for two day shipping. Other arrangements can be made at your request; i.e. UPS. All shipments are professionally packed and fully insured through Heritage Insurance. Shipping is paid for by the buyer every time.
Buyer pays shipping both ways in the event of a return. Your purchase price will be refunded minus cost of shipping when we receive the guitar back. 24 hour approval period in U.S. No returns overseas.