This is a vintage 1963 Gibson Country Western acoustic guitar. This incredibly attractive 100% all original example, serial number 122628, is remarkably well-preserved and includes the original formfit hardshell case. This square-shouldered Country Western was made with the same craftsmanship that seemingly mastered both solidbody guitar and acoustic instrument production. This incarnation also features; nitrocellulose lacquer finish, hand-rubbed Cherry Red back and sides, a thin profile Mahogany neck with Cherry Red finish, a wide 1 11/16″ nut width, Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with factory large frets and split-parallelogram inlays, a plastic bridge with adjustable ceramic saddle, thin profile tortoise pickguard, individual single-line Kluson Deluxe tuning machines with plastic buttons and the original black hardshell case with yellow interior.
This guitar plays remarkably well with action that rivals that of a concurrently made early-’60s Gibson SG Standard. The strings sit super low without buzzing, and playability is very comfortable the entire length of the neck. Even given the original plastic bridge, the guitar sounds great.
Aside from one small impact on the lower bass side bout on the back which resulted in a 1.5″ finish chip along the binding, this guitar would otherwise be described as being in near mint cosmetic condition. The top displays no evidence of bellying, the Natural finish over the Spruce top is unfaded and crisp, and even the plastic bridge is almost perfectly intact.