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1978 Gibson Johnny Smith - Archtop Guitar

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Here we have a remarkably pristine 1978 Gibson Johnny Smith archtop that looks as though it never left the case. It was hardly ever played and looks one year old, not decades old. It's wide body is beloved by jazz players for it's full, rounded tone, and the playability of the neck is exceptional. Add to that the single cutaway, incredible sunburst, and art deco styling, and you've got the flagship of the vintage Gibson archtop line.

Here we have a remarkably pristine 1978 Gibson Johnny Smith archtop that looks as though it never left the case. It was hardly ever played and looks one year old, not decades old. It's wide body is beloved by jazz players for ...read full description

    Woods & Trim
  • Back/Sides: Maple
  • Top Wood: Spruce
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Rosette: F Holes
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Fingerboard Bindings: Ivoroid
  • Headplate: Black
  • Headstock Bindings: Ivoroid
  • Headstock Inlay: Builder Logo
  • Top Trim: B/W/B Lines
  • Back Strip: None
  • Fret Markers: MOP Block
  • Tuner Finish: Gold
    Measurements
  • Body Size: Archtop
  • Scale: 25 11/32 in. (643.6 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1 23/32 in. (43.7 mm)
  • String Spacing: 2 1/16 in. (52.3 mm)
  • Body Length: 20 3/4 in.
  • Upper Bout: 12 1/2 in.
  • Lower Bout: 17 1/8 in.
  • Serial #: 70758003
  • Body Depth @Neck Heel: 3 3/8 in.
  • Body Depth @Tail Block: 2 7/8 in.
  • Frets to body: 14
    Extras
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Style
  • Case: Hardshell Case - Hardshell
  • Pickup: Lollar Mini Humbucker
  • Condition: Excellent. Was kept in case for years so Pickguard decayed. Pickguard, pickup, volume pot, and wiring replaced. New, correct, pickguard fabricated by Ken Jones. Lollar pickup. Original pickguard and pickup included. Very minor scratches on top, one tiny ding. Minor corrosion on bridge wheels, strap buttons. Overall looks amazing!
Artists who play instruments by this builder: Les Paul, Chet Atkins, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, B.B. King, Howard Roberts, Herb Ellis, Charlie Christian
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1978 Gibson Johnny Smith -  Archtop Guitar Player Reviews

Player Reviews:

"When I first laid eyes on this Johnny Smith archtop, I was in love. The sunburst is enough to take your breath away, and the new Lollar pickup we installed sounds fantastic -- creamy, warm, and punchy -- a definite improvement over the original. This is a wonderful jazz box that's sure to turn every head in the room." - Paul Heumiller