condition: like new make / manufacturer: Gibson Custom Shop model name / number: Super 400
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I purchased this beautiful guitar from the original owner, who happens to be a dear friend of mine. We played in a Western Swing type band for many years together. I am 70 years old and was the youngest member! The original owner had a beautiful collection, and this guitar was his favorite, probably for obvious reasons! It made it to a gig very seldom, and even then, only on a very special occasions.
The other guys retired last year, after being together for 25 years. During that time I was lucky enough to play bass for them, and sometimes drums, when the situation called for it. When they decided to retire, I waited patiently, like a hungry vulture on a branch, waiting for him to let go of his babies.
Needless to say, I finally was able to add this fine axe to my collection, and yes, planned to only take it out for a gig, once in a great while.
Well, as fate would have it, since I purchased it I have been diagnosed with a stage 4 cancer problem, and have been unable to play anymore. It’s a durn shame, but...well.....life is what happens while you are making plans to do something else.
So! Here goes! The first of my collection to go up for sale.
If you know anything about this model, you know they are the Flagship of the carved arch-top Gibson Guitars. They made 25 of them in 2000, and this one is #22 , and was shipped on the 15th of December 2000.
Starting with the custom made padded outer cover to protect the case and insulate the guitar from drastic changes in humidity and temperature while going from gig to gig, or keeping it in storage. The finish is virtually perfect and so I would say it is MINTY!
Accented with beautiful gold hardware including the iconic Super 400 tailpiece! It has Dunlop Strap Locks installed, with the originals included in the case. Also included in the case are all the Custom Shop certificates, manufacturing documentation, and “Case Candy”. Also included are the custom made “F hole” dampers which can quickly be inserted into the “F” holes on the top to help with any feedback issues one may encounter time to time. Everything is perfectly original such as the Tulip tuning machines, and so on.
The guitar is located in Casper Wy…….exactly 3 hours north from route 34 and I25 north, in Loveland to the Casper exit for Center Street. I AM SORRY BUT I CAN NOT MEET YOU NOR SHIP ANYTHING AS I am pretty much resigned to my bed for the most part. I have a smalll guitar shop which I started 22 years ago, and have many other goodies I will have to sell at some point. Old Fender amps, plenty of amazing bass guitars….even have a 1961 Fender Strat in original condition, and a 1951 Martin 00-18c nylon string guitar that has been played so much the top actually looks a deadringer of Willie’s. lol So! Lots of goodies I have collected over the years.
SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNTS FOR CASH DEALS...NO CHECKS! ADD 3% FOR CARD USE.
THE STORE IS CLOSED!
YOU MUST MAKE CONTACT WITH ME SO I CAN BE SURE TO BE HERE TO OPEN THE DOORS FOR YOU.
I LIVE IN AN APARTMENT IN THE BACK OF THE SHOP, SO I AM ALMOST ALWAYS HERE. BUT BECAUSE OF THE CANCER TREATMENTS I AM GOING THROUGH, I AM….WELL…LETS JUST SAY I SLEEP A LOT!
SO BE SURE TO LET ME KNOW YOU ARE COMING SO WE DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME!
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers