Gibson CF-100 Sunburst 1959

6-String Acoustic Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson CF-100 Sunburst 1959

Vintage

Description & Specs

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Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Mahogany Body
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .87" (1st fret), .99" (10th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 10.00"
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Mahogany neck with bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard, trapezoid inlays, and headstock truss rod adjustment. The binding on the treble side of the neck is missing.
Electronics: Original single coil pickup at the end of the fretboard, and original wiring harness with volume and tone controls. The pot codes date to 1959.
Pickup Measurements: 9.1k
Hardware: A strap button has been added at the heel. The D string tuner is bent but functional.
Weight: 4lbs 3oz
Modifications/Repairs: -Some braces have been reglued -The back has several repaired cracks, with internal cleats -A strap button was added at the heel
Case Details: Hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar shows plenty of nice aging, with large patches of heavy wear on the top, along with finish checking and assorted scratches/dings. The sides of the body have scratches and dings as well, and the back has several repaired cracks. A number of these have been reinforced with internal cleats. There is a small chunk of wood missing from the back of the treble bout as well. The back of the neck has assorted small dings, and the binding is missing from the treble side; neither of these impact playability. Th edges of the headstock have additional wear in both the finish and the wood. The treble side of the nut has a small chunk missing, but has been slotted to hold the high E string securely.
Serial Number: T611421
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action and optimal neck relief, and is currently set up with nickel wound strings due to the magnetic pickup. The truss rod is adjustable. The frets are narrow and fairly low with divots and wear; the guitar is set up to play cleanly and comfortably. The FON dates to 1958, while the pot codes date the instrument to 1959.
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