1936 Gibson Super 400
Besides the L-5, the Super 400 is arguably one of the most famous archtop guitars ever made, and we are more than pleased to have this 1936 Gibson Super 400 grace our walls.
Serial number 93274 is in wonderful shape, and is all original except for a replacement pickguard. It's possible that this guitar went back to the Gibson factory in perhaps the late 30's or early 40's, as it has the Varitone tailpiece (though not the super early ones with the Patent Applied For stamp) and Kluson "Sealfast" tuners that were not introduced until 1939. This instrument has the 24.75" scale like the earliest models. The case is a newer Gibson case.
This instrument came from a family of musicians from Fort Worth, Texas, and is thought that this fine guitar, which was the prominent guitar used in Jazz and Western swing of the time, was also played by multiple members of famed Texas group The Light Crust Doughboys.
This beautiful instrument is loud and punchy, and upon examination has no major repairs. All wear is somewhat minimal, considering this an 87 year old-instrument. The Birds-Eye Maple back is absolutely stunning.
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