Features: Two-piece natural finish spruce top, two-piece Honduras mahogany back and rims. One-piece mahogany neck of full classic width joining body at the 12th fret. Rosewood fingerboard, slotted pegged with engraved nickel-plated machine heads and large string posts. Rosewood bridge with bone saddle and special combination open fret and string spacer nut. Fine quality nylon strings.
14¼” wide, 19” long, 4½” deep, 25½” scale, 19 frets”
This guitar was made in 1963 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The wood and finish look great and there is very little fret or fingerboard wear. The top is fan braced. The neck is 2 inches wide at the nut and has a comfortable profile. Action at the 12th fret is 3mm. There is a lot of saddle height above the bridge so action could be lowered but it is a nice playing guitar as it is without any fret buzz.As nice as it is, it is not flawless. There are a some dings and pick marks. The bridge has been reglued because it was lifting at the back and that left some marks. A crack in the top's transverse brace has been repaired. A crack in a back brace that could not be closed with clamping jacks has instead been fixed with cleats. The repair is solid if inelegant and can be seen in one of the photos.
The case is ugly and cheap. The Gibson catalog shows that they offered three cases from cheap to expensive. There are no identifying marks that I can find but if this is a Gibson case it is the cheapest one. It has a felt lining but no padding. Also, the handle is missing.
It is cost prohibitive to ship this guitar to beyond the contiguous United States.
I do not offer returns. Please carefully examine the many photos if you are considering buying this guitar and feel free to ask questions.As payment I will accept a personal check if your bank has a branch near me. I also will accept a cashiers check or money order. If you prefer PayPal, the friend and family feature could work.