Materials of Gibson Super 400 For Sale : Hand carved book matched solid spruce top; highly figured tiger flame maple neck; hand carved book matched Birdseye Maple Back; flame maple sides; ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl block fingerboard and Peghead inlay; 5-ply body, neck, head and gibson super 4000 pickguard binding, bound f-holes, bone nut.
Hardware: All original hardware, including engraved gold-plated tailpiece; gold Tuneamatic bridge with dark Brazilian rosewood base; original gold Kluson Sealfast tuners and double Humbucking pickups; extra gold bell knobs included (black originals in case); 3 position selector switch, truss rod cover with “Custom” imprint, gold Gibson bonnet volume and tone knobs.
Notes: Introduced in 1934, the Super 400 is the pinnacle of the Gibson line, the largest and most expensive production guitar of its era. The electric CES version made its debut in 1951, and remains in the catalog to this day. With its deep amber blonde finish, this guitar shows deep tiger-flame figure in its three-piece neck, and attractive hand carved rock maple in the back. The top is beautifully book matched of lovely fine grained solid hand carved spruce.
This guitar is in immaculate original condition, without cracks or repairs, and all original finish without pick, buckle or thumb wear. Plating is nice and bright, and the original Hardshell case contains the original warranty certificate and wallet card. The neck is in the traditional style, with the standard 1 11/16″ nut width, 17 degree headstock angle and without the volute “bump” of some examples. A great player with the huge, fat tone only the Gibson Humbucker can produce, this guitar is as big, blonde, and beautiful as they come.
Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel strings (.013-.056). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 5/64″ to 6/64″ at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge. Case: Original Gibson Black Plush Hardshell Case.