Recording King Roy Smeck (Gibson Made) Sunburst 1940

6-String Electric Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Recording King Roy Smeck (Gibson Made) Sunburst 1940

Vintage
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Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Maple
Body Details: Arched maple back and sides with arched spruce top. The back appears to have been removed and reglued at one point, and the binding has been reglued. Additional back and top separations have been reglued as well. There is a large repaired crack on the side of the treble bout, which is reinforced with internal cleats.
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: "V" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): 1.05" (1st fret), 1.19" (10th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 10.00"
Nut Width: 1-3/4"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Mahogany neck with bound ebony fretboard, dot inlays, and non-adjustable neck reinforcement. The neck has been reset.
Electronics: Original Charlie Christian style neck pickup and wiring harness, with master volume and tone controls. The control pots pre-date standardized date codes.
Pickup Measurements: 2.6k
Hardware: Original aside from a replaced tailpiece. There are imprints on the back of the headstock from previously installed replacement tuners.
Weight: 5lbs 8oz
Modifications/Repairs: -The neck has been reset -Repaired top, back, and side separations -Repaired side crack -The back has likely been removed and reglued -The tailpiece has been replaced
Case Details: Hardshell Case
Cosmetic Condition: This vintage Recording King guitar shows plenty of authentic aging, with chips, scratches, and various repairs on the original finish. There are numerous repaired back, sides, and top separations, and a large repaired crack on the side of treble bout. The back of the neck is nicely worn and comfortable.
Serial Number: RW-82
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action and optimal neck relief; the narrow frets are low with light play wear. The RW serial number indicates the guitar was built by Gibson for Montgomery Ward; this and the construction appointments dates it to between 1937 and summer 1940.
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