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Wow thank you all for replying and for all the knowledge. If I could only sell the guitar for $150 its not worth it --- looks too cool to do that lol

but I did come across this old ebay listing --- seems like the same guitar and went for $450.00



I emailed the seller and he said he had one bidder and he paid the $450.00 --- seems to me if thats the case thay buyer was ripped off.

I hope you can help --- thanks again for all the replys!

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A C-1? The specs from the Gruhns Guide to Vintage Guitars are the following:



C-1: (early example): 14 1/2" wide, mahogany back and sides, 2 rectangular bridge inlays, 2 multi-ply soundhole rings, tortoiseshell celluloid binding on top and back, rosewood fingerboard, zero fret (earliest without zero fret), ebony nut, slotted peghead with center dip at top, black peghead overlay, no logo, rectangular paper label, c. 1951.


Introduced in literature, 14 1/4" wide, mahogany back and sides, plain soundhole ring: 1957


Wide decal rosette (soundhole rings), unbound back, decal peghead logo: 1964


Discontinued: 1971


Can you maybe tell me how the serial has been brought on? (inked -on or stamped) and if there is a "made in usa" stamp on the back of the headstock?


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It's not a C-1, it's a C-L. The C-1 has a bound body and a decal rosette. The C-L has no body binding and a single line inlaid rosette. They were put out about the same time as the B-15 as an entry level guitar. Gibson felt the crunch of the Japanese in the late 60s and tried very hard to make a cheap guitar.

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