Introduced in 1978, Gibson's Super V CES was a premium grade archtop that combined a number of Gibson' best loved designs. The Super V offered Super 400 styling on the more manageable 17" body of the L-5C, along with the solid carved body, long scale, parallel bracing, and all gold hardware. Unavailable since 1993, this rare premium model has developed an insider's following in the years since.
A particularly handsome example, this guitar is carved of highly figured tiger flame maple, with a solid quartersawn Sitka spruce soundboard of exceptionally fine grain. Carefully maintained in superb condition, the guitar shows original dark sunburst finish, free of cracks, pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. Action is smooth and low over a fine medium D profile neck, with a fresh high-precision setup, and the voice is rich and inviting, with classic Gibson warmth and depth.
The gold hardware includes the micro-adjustable finger tailpiece and engraved truss rod cover, with an additional strap pin added at the neck. With the traditional pearl-inlaid ebony bridge, this stunning guitar would have been one of the very last to be fitted with the coveted Kluson Sealfast tuners, discontinued after this model year, and out of production ever since.
A unique model, blending many of Gibson's most desirable features, the Super V is one rare bird indeed. One only: call now.
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