A remarkably original example of Gibson's most expensive standard guitar model at the time, and one that's only a year later than the Super 400 CES played by Scotty Moore. That same Super 400, by the way, was the one Elvis played on the NBC "'68 Comeback Special," so get a black leather outfit, work on your sideburns and your tan, and have a blast.
This 1964 version has been played, and it's a big guitar, so while it's clean, fully original, and crack-free throughout the finish and a couple of edges do show signs of wear. There's light finger wear around the knobs, the gold plating on the Patent Number pickup covers is no longer all there and what remains is tarnished. The gold plating on the Kluson tuner knobs and bridge also shows tarnish and wear, and the pickguard is very slightly bowed. Those kinds of nit-picking details are reflected in the price, however, and we feel that little extras, like original frets that aren't significantly worn, make this Super 400 a Gibson that will shorten any picker's bucket list. Original hardshell case is included.
stock no. 54766
|Model||Super 400 CES Sunburst|
|Back and sides||maple|
|Frets to body||14|
|Nut width||1 11/16"|
|Scale length||25 3/8"|
|Bridge material||rosewood w/tune-a-matic|
|Neck material||3-pc maple|
|Body shape||Big & curvy|
|Bracing||Twin tone bar|
|Pickups||original Pat. # humbuckers|