Very clean example with “gold” hardware and rare-ish black button Kluson Deluxe 3-on-a-strip slot top tuners. Neck is beefy and straight, all electronics in working order. Original bridge and tailpiece, which shows some surface pitting as does the bridge position pick-up cover. A few dings and a bit of play wear but, oddly, no real belt rash. Someone sure played her, but that person was more interested in bluesy single coil tone than belt buckles. Frets are clean, original nut intact, Airline badge intact but losing its paint. All in all a fine piece of mid-20th century mid-market Chicago luthiery. Comes in fur-lined (yellow fur) hard shell case that we don’t think is original. It looks kind of 60’s to us, although the instrument has seemingly been in there forever. Unleash your inner Gerry Joe Weise.

Year Condition Color Case
1959 Very Good Orange to Black Hard


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