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As I approach 80 I offer this splendid collectible and very playable guitar to a good home.
After 60 years,it retains the deep mellow Gibson sound and I have been owned by it for nearly 50 years.
This beautiful guitar is made to be played---if you cherish it it will sing to you!
I normally fit it with Black Diamond Strings.
The machine heads,showing their age like myself were replaced in 2004 using Gibson De Luxe Nickel Heads.Original heads are retained as per photo.
I spent a considerable sum in the 1980's on general restoration with Luthier Gordon Zettwirz ---the Gibson had had a hard social life At this time Gordon supplied me with a new hard case.
Serial#U-8663 6
There are a couple of scratches on the back ,probably made by my belt buckle plus,on the back at the fretboard end,a surface crack of many years,in the veneer central join, 50mm long.This has not affected the Gibson's performance.
In fact,as the photos show,generally in excellent condition,unlike myself.
Words cannot do justice to this Gibson's sheer beauty and it's timeless resonance.

Pick up from Putaruru or delivery to be charged extra depending on location
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  • Seller location: Tokoroa/Putaruru, Waikato, NZ

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