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 top-shelf model has developed an insider's following in the years since.
One of just 85 examples from the second year of production, this guitar is carved of handsome figured maple, with a solid quatersawn 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.
With the traditional pearl-inlaid ebony bridge, this stunning guitar was also fitted with the coveted Kluson Sealfast tuners, now long out of production. The gold micro-adjustable finger tailpiece, later seen on many top-end Gibson archtops, made its debut on this model as well. All tucked into the original black Gibson-logo hardshell case with original factory paperwork.
A unique model, blending many of Gibson's most desirable features, the Super V is one rare bird indeed, and a winning combination for the discriminating player. One only: call now.
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