The “RS” is code for “Roy Smeck,” who was the biggest guitar hotshot of the late 1920s and early 1930s and endorsed Gibson's 12-fret Dreadnoughts sold for Hawaiian-style playing. Richard Hoover and the SCGC crew wisely skipped the big necks of the original models, but kept the mahogany back and sides, pickguard shape, and of course that classic Gibson slope-shoulder Dreadnought shape with a 12-fret neck. The result is an airy open tone that still has plenty of punch (and of course plenty of volume). But thanks to the 24 3/4" finger-friendly string scale it has that easier Gibson D playability. This example is in excellent condition with just a few nicks and small dings, almost no fret wear and only minor signs of play wear around the pickguard. Looks like the bridge has been reglued, no other signs of repairs. Includes the original hardshell case.

stock no. 60060

ModelRS
TopSitka Spruce
Back and sidesMahogany
Frets to body12
Nut width1 13/16″
Bridge spacing2 5/16"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialmahogany
Neck profileRound
Total frets20
TunersGold Santa Cruz open-back
Finishlacquer
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No5394
BracingDouble Tapered