Description

Extremely cool "mystery" unlabeled Gibson/Regal Depression brand archtop. Squared-off tapered headstock is unmistakably a Gibson Depression-era feature. Solid spruce/mahogany 16" dreadnought-shaped and ladder braced archtop body looks to be built by Regal. No idea what brand was intended here. Recording King? Mastertone? Probably NOT a Kalamazoo, however, because I've never seen this model. One long and several smaller top cracks are tightly cleated (I've had the back off). No side or back cracks. Neck set is tight and flush and fretboard is flat, but there is a drop-off where the FB extends over the body. Still playable out there, but action gets a little high. Slight top deflection, but well within what is acceptable for these older archtops. Ladder braced guitars are especially prone to this. Plenty of strumming wear that shows in pics. Strange series of side dents to the treble side of neck. Aaaarrggghhh!!!! Neck may have been roughly removed at some point. However, (and fortunately) if so it was re-glued cleanly. Plays, frets, and intonates nicely. Absolutely rippin' tone! Big tubby bottom end with crisp midrangey mids and highs. One cool guitar...

Hootenanny Vintage Guitars

~1937
Gibson (unbranded)
Good
sunburst
Soft
11 Years
$795
Hootenanny Vintage Guitars
Thomas Patrick Diggins
330-717-4287
Youngstown, OH
9:09 AM

Real charges only - no added materials or handling charges. All guitars insured for full value. I will use the least expensive shipping available, although this may be slow in some circumstances (e.g. parcel post). Please let me know if you desire a faster, albeit more, expensive service. Please allow 2 - 4 days of time to prepare and pack your guitar IN ADDITION to the actual shipping transit.

NO buyer's remorse PLEASE! Damage or loss in shipping = insurance claim (with which I will be glad to assist you). At my discretion, a disatistfied buyer may return a guitar (with a thorough explanation) for a full refund of purchase price but not of shipping. I'd rather begrudgingly take back a guitar than truly disappoint a customer. If, however, I have ever made a serious error in identification/originality/damage etc. that negatively affects a guitar's value, then a full refund including shipping will be given. PLEASE file any return claims ASAP - seven days at most.