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1959 Gibson Super 400CES Merle Travis Natural w/HSC


1959 Gibson Super 400CES In Natural Finish

This Guitar Is Located At Imperial Vintage Guitars Sherman Oaks

In Very Good Overall Condition (Please See Photos)

Light Cosmetic Playwear And Lacquer Checking Throughout

One Of 8 Super 400 Models Built In 1959

Custom Made For Merle Travis For His 1959 NAMM Show Performance, As Stated By Joe Vinikow Of Archtop.Com, No Written Provenance

Original Fixed-Arm Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece With Long Arm Further Indicates Merle Travis Custom Build (See Photos)

Professionally Refinished With Headstock Stamp Indicating Gibson Factory Work

Pickups Replaced With Later Patent No. Humbuckers

Professional Refret

18" Body With Highly Figured Maple Back And Sides

Bookmatched Solid Hand-Carved Spruce Top

Flame Maple Neck With Bound Ebony Fingerboard 

Mother Of Pearl Bee And Flower Inlay On Headstock

Original Marble Pickguard, Armrest And Truss Rod Cover

Gold Tune-O-Matic Bridge With Brazilian Rosewood Base

1 11/16" Nut Width

Neck Depth At 1st Fret: 0.88"

Neck Depth At 12th Fret: 1.07"

Weighs 8lbs 4oz

With Non-Original Hard Shell Case