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1979 Gibson Johnny Smith, Maple/Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Gibson
Product Year
1979
Model
Johnny Smith
Serial #
71559045
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP597
Condition
Pickguard replaced with correct vintage guard. Pickup replaced (original fragments included as well), otherwise excellent condition.
Body Type(s)
Large, Hollow Body
Back & Sides
Maple
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Maple
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
F Holes
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Parallelograms
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Black
Headstock Bindings
Ivoroid
Headstock Inlay
MOP
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Gibson
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
Armstrong
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
20.5 in
Upper Bout
12.625 in
Lower Bout
17 in
Body Depth Heel
3.125 in
Body Depth Tail
3.125 in
Scale Length
24.875 in
Scale Length (mm)
632 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.07 in
String Spacing (mm)
52.5 mm
Weight
7 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Gibson
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Description

Certifiably cool, calm, and collected: our 1979 Gibson Johnny Smith cuts a fine figure in your hands, and dresses your tone in pure velvet with a Kent Armstrong humbucker. Our repair team recently went over this archtop from tuners to tailpiece, removing the original corroded pickguard and pickup and replacing the former with a matching vintage guard, and the aforementioned Armstrong humbucker. Vintage vibe is further maintained with the inclusion of an 1/8” jack for the pickup, mounted right to the pickguard with volume and tone knobs (cable included).


We’re talking serious juice. The trebles are dripping with it, and the bass does some kind of miracle work with note definition that cuts cleanly through the mix with smoothness and expansiveness. The setup? Butter is tough by comparison. Such a well-preserved Johnny Smith is not to overlooked!


Other spellings: gibsen, givson, johny smith, jonny smith

I love the vintage vibe of this '79 Johnny Smith, and the fact that it's in such great condition. Our repair team found a pickguard from the same time period to replace the original which had completely eroded away. While they were at it they replaced the original pickup with a killer Armstrong humbucker with the vintage 1/8" jack mounted to the pickguard (cable included). This is a good opportunity to snag a classic Gibson in tip top shape!
 
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SCALE LENGTH 24.875 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.07 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
MAPLE

Certifiably cool, calm, and collected: our 1979 Gibson Johnny Smith cuts a fine figure in your hands, and dresses your tone in pure velvet with a Kent Armstrong humbucker. Our repair team recently went over this archtop from tuners to tailpiece, removing the original corroded pickguard and pickup and replacing the former with a matching vintage guard, and the aforementioned Armstrong humbucker.
 

I love the vintage vibe of this '79 Johnny Smith, and the fact that it's in such great condition. Our repair team found a pickguard from the same time period to replace the original which had completely eroded away.
 
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