1959 Super 400 CESN. With fewer than 30 of these ever made with Venetian cut-away, blonde finish and PAFs, this is quite possibly the nicest one extant, having some of the best looking maple you'll ever see, in addition to being factory stereo and having factory Bigsby. No doubt a special order, it also left the factory with a matching "stinger" at the neck heel to match the normal one on the back of the headstock. The back and sides are extremely highly figured, the maple having great depth, iridescence and lots of movement - very similar to Sandy, the famous '59 'Burst with equally dramatic wood that Gibson modeled their Collector's Choice #4 after. Sure wish I'd held onto that one.

Sound and playability are just what you'd hope they'd be, the original frets are in excellent condition. Overall in exceptional condition, just some very light over-spray on the face that is almost undetectable. The original bridge was retrofitted with nylon saddles a few years after it was bought. Personally I prefer metal saddles on Gibson solid bodies but definitely nylon on arch tops. Still has the original case in very good condition, good thing it always had the original case cover to protect it. Stereo to mono cable included.

Guitar Exchange

Guitar Exchange

Original Hard
10 Year Member
Guitar Exchange
Bruce Sandler
Baltimore, MD
5:24 PM
circa 12 to 6 Monday thru Saturday, best to call.

We accept all major credit cards, as well as all of the other usual methods; cash, bank check, money order and wire transfer. All international purchases must be by bank wire transfer only. A 25% non-refundable deposit will hold an item for 30 days, other layaway terms considered. Layaway sales are final, no returns, 24 hour approval period is forfeited.

Customer is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance charges, as well as any and all freight claims, but rest assured, we are THE BEST at packing. Worldwide service available via UPS, USPS, FEDEX, BAX GLOBAL, or other carrier of your choice, pending our approval. Customer is responsible for all sales tax where applicable, as well as any and all duties, brokerage fees, etc. on internatinal shipments.

All items shipped on 24 hour approval. If not completely satisfied, call within the allotted time for return authorization for full refund, minus shipping. Customer is responsible for any and all taxes,duties,brokerage fees, VAT,etc. and are non-refundable. Guitar must be returned in the same condition you received it in. If you need other terms or arrangements just give a call, we're reasonable people over here. No returns on amps, pedals or keyboards.