Gibson Johnny Smith 1966 Archtop Guitar, Natural Finish - Pre-Owned


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At the time of its release in 1961, the Natural finish version of the Gibson Johnny Smith was the most expensive guitar to grace the company’s catalogue.

With a gorgeously figured maple back, sides and neck and a warm and inviting spruce top, this fine example of a Johnny Smith lives up to that calling and really is an excellent piece.

The single mini humbucker in the neck position is very dynamic and responds to changes in pick attack and placement wonderfully.

Although it just has the single pickup and volume control, the guitar encourages and inspires you to find the range of tones it can give by honing in on your playing and stylistic choices.

The ebony fretboard features classic Gibson inlays and the patina of the split diamond headstock inlay radiates pure vintage goodness.

The guitar is in good condition considering its age and plays delightfully with a low action and flatwound strings.

  • Year 1966
  • x braced
  • 1 3/4 nut width
  • 25” scale length
  • Spruce top
  • Maple back and sides
  • Flamed maple neck
  • Ebony Fretboard
  • Mother of Pearl inlays
  • Gibson Mini Humbucker
  • 1 Volume control
  • Mini jack output
  • Lower bout - 17”
  • Soft Venetian cutaway


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