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1977 Gibson Johnny Smith

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Case: Original hardshell case

While many of Gibson's offerings in the 1970's aren't heralded as their finest instruments, there is no doubt that this 1977 Johnny Smith model is an impeccable guitar that was the flagship of their archtop line. It features a carved spruce top, German maple back & sides, maple neck, a neck-mounted floating mini-humbucker, ebony bridge & fingerboard, pickguard-mounted electronics, and a headstock big enough to paddle a boat! The pickguard appears to be a replacement, but the electronics were mounted as they would have been from the factory. The finish, tuners, bridge, tailpiece, and electronics (including the mini-jack) are all original to the instrument. The label came unglued at some point in the past and wasn't replaced, as is common with this and other models of the era. Cosmetically, the guitar is in wonderful condition and shows only moderate play-wear, primarily on the back of the neck. 25" scale, 17" lower bout, 1 11/16" nut width. Includes the original case. Full demo video coming soon, or you can check out a short clip on Instagram (lowevintage)!


About us: Lowe Vintage Instrument Company specializes in bringing our customers the finest vintage fretted instruments in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Since opening our storefront in downtown Burlington, North Carolina in 2014, we have been recognized by NAMM as one of the top music retailers in the world with their annual “Top 100 Dealer” award for three consecutive years. Whether you’re looking to buy your very first vintage instrument or want to sell a lifetime’s collection, we appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.

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Category: Guitars
Ad Number 139576
Posted: May 21, 2019 09:07 AM CDT

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Lowe Vintage Instrument Co.
327 S Main St.
Burlington NC 27215

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