Home / Instruments /Accessories / Ordering / Tips / Friends
Status: Pricing and hold status for all instruments currently available is shown on our Instruments page here. If this instrument does not appear on the Instruments page it has been sold, and is no longer available. Photos and descriptions of Previously Sold instruments may be found here. To be notified of examples of this model or similar instruments in the future, please contact [email protected],. Please be specific on which instrument(s) you're looking for, and we'll be happy to contact you as soon as they become available.
Serial #: (7)0539114
Finish: Original Cremona sunburst finish
Body size at lower bout:17" Body depth: 3" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut width: 1 11/16"'
Materials: Handcarved bookmatched solid spruce top; solid carved maple back and sides; 3 piece tiger flame neck with walnut centerstripes; solid ebony fingerboard with Super 400 style block fingerboard inlay; Super 400 style split diamond peghead with Gibson logo and block-and-wedges inlay on the back; deluxe 7-ply body binding, 5-ply peghead and fingerboard binding, 3 ply back binding, bound f-holes, solid bone nut.
Hardware: Original gold hardware includes Kluson Sealfast tuners; twin Gibson Pat. # humbucking pickups; micro-adjustable finger tailpiece; solid ebony bridge with pearl inlay in base; engraved brass truss rod cover. Vintage correct quintuple-bound tortoise pickguard installed.
Notes: Introduced in 1978, Gibson's Super V CES was a premium grade archtop that combined a number of Gibson' best loved designs. The Super V offered Super 400 styling on the more manageable 17" body of the L-5C, along with the solid carved body, long scale, parallel bracing, and all gold hardware. Unavailable since 1993, this rare top-shelf model has developed an insider's following in the years since.
One of just 85 examples from the second year of production, this guitar is carved of handsome figured maple, with a solid quatersawn Sitka spruce soundboard of exceptionally fine grain. Carefully maintained in superb condition, the guitar shows original dark sunburst finish, free of cracks, pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. Action is smooth and low over a fine medium D profile neck, with a fresh high-precision setup, and the voice is rich and inviting, with classic Gibson warmth and depth.
With the traditional pearl-inlaid ebony bridge, this stunning guitar was also fitted with the coveted Kluson Sealfast tuners, now long out of production. The gold micro-adjustable finger tailpiece, later seen on many top-end Gibson archtops, made its debut on this model as well. All tucked into the original black Gibson-logo hardshell case with original factory paperwork.
A unique model, blending many of Gibson's most desirable features, the Super V is one rare bird indeed, and a winning combination for the discriminating player. One only: call now.
Setup: The frets have been precision leveled, crowned and polished; trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; string slots at nut and bridge inspected and recut as necessary; bridge foot contour inspected and fit to top as necessary; bridge radius inspected and recurved as necessary; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.
This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel strings (.012-.054). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.
Case: Original deluxe black arched Gibson-logo plush lined hardshell case.