Please take a moment to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of this Super 400 Guitar spectacular, voluptuous guitar. It features a carved Spruce top, flamed maple neck, back & sides, and the more desirable 1 11/16 inch nut. Were it not for the replaced pickguard, some very light fretwear and finish checking I would easily describe this guitar as being in mint condition – there is not a mark or blemish to be found. It is a wonderful example of the flagship Super 400 archtop that Gibson is famous for.
One of the finest and most prestigious guitar gibson ever made was introduced in 1923 and was called the gibson L-5 ,
it was the earliest archtop guitar with f-holes and therefore considered the backbone of not only for their own line of archtop guitars but pretty much all archtop guitars you see on the market today .
It is fair to say that the l-5 is probably the worlds’ most important guitar historically . It was a favorite amongst many professional musicians then , and a favorite ever since .
In 1934 gibson famoused the music world over with another extraordinary guitar which was thelargest and most expensive archtop guitar ever produced by any manufacturer or company.
This guitar was called the gibson super 400,its grand auditorium body shape shares the same characteristics like the Orville Gibson Style-O model of 1902 .
In 1934 the gibson super 400 had an 18″ wide body , an adjustable bridge with triangular designs , it was assembled with figured maple wood back and sides , fitted with a Y shaped tailpiece , had triple bound f-holes , brown pearloid pickguards , ebony fingerboard with pointed ends ,
had double split-block fingerboard inlays , diamond peghead inlays , open back grover tuners , gold plated hardware, most of them had the model name engraved on the heel cap , and were made in brown sunburst finishes .