1946 Gibson Super 400 + OHSC

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At A Glance:
Model: Super 400
Year: 1946
Finish: Sunburst
Modifications: None
Repairs: None
Weight (kg): 2.89

Case: Correct hardshell
Fingerboard: Ebony
Neck wood: Maple and Walnut
Body wood: Maple
Tuners: Correct Gold Grover G-98
Hardware: Correct Gold plated
Neck Profile: Medium C

Body Style: Archtop
Top: Spruce
Back: Maple
Sides: Maple
Bracing: Ladder

    Gibson, struggling financially and feeling the pressure from Epiphone’s Masterbilt series, rolled the dice in 1935 with their latest offering the Super 400. 18” body and elaborately adorned, this superseded the L5 as their flagship model. 

    This guitar is in great condition. Exquisitely finished as you expect from Gibson's flagship model, there is no sign of any fading or excessive wear. The woods used are stunning, Spruce top with fiddleback maple back and sides gives this guitar a premium look.

    Neck is in equally stunning condition. Flamed maple and walnut construction, combined with the decadent inlay finished to Gibson’s high standard is a joy to play. The ebony fretboard is free of wear and there's plenty of life left in the original frets. The original Grover G-98 tuners are still present.

    This one has been darkened inside under the f holes which was sometimes done to avoid camera white outs during close up shots with old b&w tube cameras. Unfortunately this has also obscured the white label on the inside.

    The original marbled pickguard is still present almost in defiance of its age. Elsewhere the hardware is in equally good condition, finely engraved. This was one of the last Gibson's to have the nice script logo before they changed over to the one you see today later in 1946.

    The guitar comes with its premium leather, or pig skin as some people refer to it as, hardshell case.

    As with the L5, the reputation of these  was built on being able to keep up with a horn section and this one is no exception. It has an authoritative voice acoustically that has a wonderful three dimensional quality that's translated well when amplified.

    A premium archtop with tone to match, the pinnacle of any guitar collection.

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