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Gibson / Super 400 CESN / 1959 / Guitar For Sale

1959 Super 400 CESN. With fewer than 30 of these ever made with Venetian cut-away, blonde finish and PAFs, this is quite possibly the nicest one extant, having some of the best looking maple you'll ever see, in addition to being factory stereo and having factory Bigsby. No doubt a special order, it also left the factory with a matching "stinger" at the neck heel to match the normal one on the back of the headstock. The back and sides are extremely highly figured, the maple having great depth, iridescence and lots of movement - very similar to Sandy, the famous '59 'Burst with equally dramatic wood that Gibson modeled their Collector's Choice #4 after. Sure wish I'd held onto that one. Sound and playability are just what you'd hope they'd be, the original frets are in excellent condition. Overall in exceptional condition, just some very light over-spray on the face that is almost undetectable. The original bridge was retrofitted with nylon saddles a few years or so after it was new. Personally I prefer metal saddles on Gibson solid bodies but definitely nylon on arch tops. Still has the original case in very good condition, good thing it always had the original case cover to protect it.

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For close to 40 years we've served our local  and regional music community, in addition to our world wide clientele of pros and collectors. Collector grade 'bursts, 'bones and D'angelicos pass thru our hands, as well as countless utility instruments for the player, which I'm pretty sure is who it's all about in the first place. 

Many well known guitarists have trusted and validated our knowledge and advice, among them Robben Ford, Brian Setzer, Nils Lofgren, Kirk Hammett, Roy Buchanan, J. Geils, Kris Kristofferson and Keith Urban to name a few. You can expect to receive an instrument from us set-up and ready to play, guaranteed to be as represented.

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Payment We accept all major credit cards, as well as all of the other usual methods; cash, bank check, money order and wire transfer. *For International sales we accept wire transfer or Paypal only, though you can process credit card payments thru Paypal. A 25% non-refundable deposit will hold an item for 30 days, other layaway terms considered. Layaway sales are final, no returns, 24 hour approval period is forfeited. Shipping Customer is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance charges, as well as any and all freight claims, but rest assured, we are THE BEST at packing. Worldwide service available via UPS, USPS, FEDEX, BAX GLOBAL, or other carrier of your choice, pending our approval. Customer is responsible for all sales tax where applicable, as well as any and all duties, brokerage fees, etc. on international shipments. Returns All items shipped on 24 hour approval. If not completely satisfied, call within the allotted time for return authorization for full refund, minus shipping. Customer is responsible for any and all taxes, duties, brokerage fees, VAT, etc. and are non-refundable. Guitar must be returned in the same condition you received it in. If you need other terms or arrangements just give a call, we're reasonable people over here. No returns on amps, pedals or keyboards. Buy / Trade / Consign We buy instruments outright, take them in trade and take them in on consignment. Give us a call. phone: 410-747-0122 Guitar Exchange - 740 Frederick Road - Baltimore Maryland, 21228 All Material © 2010 by Guitar Exchange, Inc. ® All Rights Reserved

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