This is the 13.5+ inch wide version of Gibson's early archtop, with the new adjustable truss rod in the neck introduced the previous year but with the large beefy neck we normally associate with pre-truss rod Gibsons. The tailpiece has been replaced, and the elevated pickguard is missing, but the original adjustable bridge is on duty and the original Waverly tuners are in good shape. The original varnish finish is also there, too bad it's under a much more recent coat of clear lacquer that was not professionally applied. Oh well, this is such a solid little Gibson we couldn't resist refretting it so it was fully playable. It's loud and lively, with projection that just won't quit.

stock no. GI8876610053

ModelGS Mini-e Walnut
TopSitka Spruce
Back and sidesWalnut
Frets to body14
Nut width1-11/16"
Scale length23-1/2"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialSapele
Serial No2108028518
ElectronicsES-B
RosetteThree Ring
BindingBlack
Total frets20
TunersTaylor Chrome
Inlay4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
FinishSatin
CaseGig Bag
BracingX-Bracing with Relief Route