Acoustic Guitar Building ~ Summer Camp – On Sale Until DEC 26

An immersive experience in a fully equipped guitar building workshop… Build a beautiful acoustic guitar under the watchful eye of an experienced instructor. No experience necessary.   Questions? Please call us! 773-489-4830

I just thought that the world could use another look at a fine meat and potatoes, pre-CBS Telecaster. This one has been “ridden hard and put away wet”, but is still so beautiful and functional. The body has been refinished several times without stripping. This gives it an almost archeological feel. I will count the annular rings in the pickup cavity and let you know what I find. I know, someone changed the tuners. Things happen. It is still beautiful. Note the strangely worn fretboard at the body end by the date stamp.

I remember when you couldn’t give these things away. Today, this guitar represents a comparative rarity from the Norlin-owned era of Gibson that proves there actually were some engineers employed there that were awake, sort of.

Lots of controls manipulate an exotic (for the time) low impedance pickup system. In contrast to the Electar amp, this piece has all the bells and whistles, whether you want them or not, all in a fashionable mahogany peanut butter finish.