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60's Johnny Smith


skylarkjazz

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Hi all, thought I'd share some pix of my Johnny Smith. I think it is from the mid sixties. Was under a bed for a long time. My favorite guitar... I had lunch with Johnny Smith at his home in CO springs about four years ago and he signed the headstock for me. A beautiful person and one of my absolute favorite guitarists. He really liked this guitar. He said "Gibson got this one right!".

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Seems like you and he would know a little bit more about it as far as exact date...... Thanks for sharing pics of that beauty. I am sure some of the regular posters will weigh in on it!

 

What is the nut width on the guitar?

 

The number 2 on the back of the headstock indicates that its a 'second' (some blemish or flaw) as it left the factory. Can you detect any?

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Seems like you and he would know a little bit more about it as far as exact date...... Thanks for sharing pics of that beauty. I am sure some of the regular posters will weigh in on it!

 

What is the nut width on the guitar?

 

The number 2 on the back of the headstock indicates that its a 'second' (some blemish or flaw) as it left the factory. Can you detect any?

I've never known why it was labeled as a second. There is a short brown "burl" in the wood on the back, maybe that was it. Nut width is 1 11/16'.

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