9.95 of 10 (1 small spot of wear to the gold plating on the neck pickup)
I can't believe that I'm not calling this dead mint. But, in all fairness, it's not - it has a tiny bit of gold plating worn from the neck pickup - that's it!
This is a superlatively great guitar that I just got in trade from a local professional player. Besides being incredibly clean for a 21 year old guitar, it's got a perfect set up, perfect neck and it sounds like a Super 4 should - big and loud with loads of warmth and musicality. The Super 400 CES has been the flagship of the Gibson archtop line since it's introduction in 1951 and has gone through only one major change in specs; the change from Alnico pickuos to humbuckers in 1957. It still sits proudly atop Gibson's archtop line until the present.
All solid carved woods
Flamed Maple back and sides
-piece Maple neck
18" lower bout
25 1/2" scale
1 11/16" nut width
Soft Venetian cutaway
Two humbucking pickups
3-way, 2 volume, 2 tone
Pearl "split block" position markers
5-piece pearl "Split Diamond" headstock inlay
Gold plated hardware
Raised faux tortoiseshell pickguard
Keystone tuners with metal buttons
Tune-o-matic two-way adjustable bridge on Ebony base
5-ply headstock, fretboard and pickguard
|1996||Near Mint||Vintage Sunburst||Original Hard|
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