In the late 30s and 40s, no orchestra or big band could do without the Gibson Super 400. Even then, the elaborately crafted archtop was the most expensive guitar in the Gibson lineup. After the triumph of semi-acoustic and soldibody electric guitars, its popularity waned, but its legacy remained: the Super 400 sound shaped an entire era. To this day, Gibson builds a few examples each year, making each Super 400 one of the rarest Gibsons you can buy. We can also offer you a special 1939 Premier version from 2000, which comes without a cutaway. This guitar should bring tears of joy to the eyes of anyone who wants that typical archtop sound. There are no flaws here in terms of craftsmanship, the neck feels great in the hand with its not-too-thick profile, and the flames on the back and sides makes for an impressive look. The previous owner installed a Häussel Flat Jazz Floating Humbucker on what should have been a fully acoustic guitar, which adds quite a bit of practical value to the Super 400. Therefore, the original pickguard had to be replaced as well. However, if you want to restore the guitar to its original condition, you can do that without any problems. The original pickguard is included. The guitar shows moderate playwear, but is in overall great condition.
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