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This gorgeous piece is a pre-owned and lightly played Gibson Crimson Custom Le Grand archtop guitar with a sunburst finish. This jazz masterpiece is still in overall excellent condition and includes the case with certificate of authenticity.
Starting with the body, the soundboard is carved from a solid piece of high-grade spruce, while the back and sides are carved from high-grade maple. The top is supported by the X-bracing that Smith requested specifically for its acoustic properties. A floating BJB pickup, which was borrowed from an Epiphone Seth Lover design, has zero contact with the body, allowing the ultimate purity in acoustic resonance. For the same reason the single volume control and input jack are attached to the floating pickguard. At Smith’s request, the body style is based on the venerable Gibson L-5, with a shallower 3” depth, while the neck and headstock are based on the Super 400.
Premium appointments add to the class and functionality of this instrument. A six finger tailpiece has individual fine-tuning adjustment screws for each string. Multi-ply binding on the top and back of the body, fingerboard, headstock and pickguard add refinement, as do the the abalone split-block fingerboard inlays; and the bound f-holes. All hardware is gold plated, including the ABR-1 bridge mounted atop an ebony base. All this adds to the peerless jazz instrument, a specimen of build perfection and artistry.
Includes: Hardshell Case, Certificate of Authenticity
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