Post your 1960's Gibsons!
Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:08 PM
How did you find that?
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix
Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:17 PM
How did you find that?
Yeah, it's spooky clean, except for the ding next to the binding on the back that you can see in the photo. Screaming pair of non T-top early pat numbers. Virtually no play wear, and zero fret wear. Very, very light lacquer checking. An under the bed special from the upper midwest.
I did have Ross Teigen do a neck re-set, as the bridge was cranked all the way down. But it's about as close to perfect as you get in a 45-year-old guitar.
These two photos of the headstock pretty well sum up the condition.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:35 AM
Thanx for sharing these nice pictures...realy:
fat of the land
up to the nines
Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:36 PM
Thanks Paul, it's really a wonderful guitar, and I feel fortunate to be the current caretaker.
Hey, here's an idea. Why don't you start a thread for one or more of the earlier decades? I know you and some of our other members have some older gems. The "Post your 50's Gibsons" inspired me to start this one, but it would be great to see one for the 40's, 30's, 20's- or earler! I'd start one myself, but the only pre-50's Gibson I've owned was a 1940 ES-250, and I don't currently have any photos digitized.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:28 PM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:53 PM
1960 Gibson Country Western by tvguit, on Flickr
Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:40 PM
That is in great condition! I recently picked up a 60's Country Western that is going to need some work, but still a great sounding guitar!
Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:00 AM
Let's see it then! Square shoulder I assume?
Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:27 PM
Mine is 300XXX. The shipping total book show only 216 shipped that year, along with 124 in cherry. One would think that the serial numbers would be closer.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:15 PM
My sources show yours as a 1965, rather than a 1968. That would also be consistent with the small F-holes, rather than the larger ones usually seen in 1968.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:43 PM
Very nice, Slim. Very similar to mine, of course.
I have to ask... is your pickguard starting to "go", up near the top? It almost looks like there's some greenish corrosion of the gold finish at the tip of the Tremotone handle. If the guard is out-gassing, I hope you've already removed it. That gas is nothing to mess around with, which I've unfortunately learned from experience (the pickguard in the above photo of my L5CT did the same thing).