Instrument Details

1957 Gibson Country Western Mahogany/Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Gibson
Product Year
1957
Model
Country Western
Serial #
U253415
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
4929
Condition
Excellent. Tuners replaced. Original tuners included, neck reset and refret by Ken Jones.
Body Type(s)
Large, Slope Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Mahogany
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Ivoroid
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Parallellagrams
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Kluson
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.25 in
Upper Bout
11.625 in
Lower Bout
16.125 in
Body Depth Heel
3.9375 in
Body Depth Tail
4.9375 in
Scale Length
24.88 in
Scale Length (mm)
632 mm
Nut Width
1.69 in
Nut Width (mm)
42.9 mm
String Spacing
2.19 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.6 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Guardian
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Description

Would that Mississippi John Hurt were still alive--the tunes he'd croon with this baby tucked under his arms! We're looking at the real deal here, folks: true vintage: a 1957 Gibson Country Western. Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top, Ivoroid bindings, upside down Rosewood bridge. Fingerpicking blues or country tunes, and you'll get a feeling for what they sounded like 60 years ago, when they were being written! The bass is huge and fat and balanced with trebles that are clear--the perfect combination for Travis-style picking. You'll find this Country Western has that classic Mahogany bark in spades, coupled with a great, warm sustain that hangs in the air like smoke in a raucous barroom. This Gibson has been well taken care of all these years: after our very own Ken Jones reset the neck and refretted the Rosewood fingerboard, it's as though we just picked it up off the rack in 1957--and it's ready to make tunes for another 30 years, no problem. You'll be very hard-pressed to find many other vintage Gibsons that are in as good of shape as this here Country Western!

This Gibson's got more mojo than you can shake a rattlesnake at; fully opened-up, it's rocking and rolling just in the case. Honestly, I'd love to keep this bad boy for myself. The bass is particularly impressive: fat, but with a well-defined edge.
 
This guitar has amazing tone and balance. It's obvious that they used some of their best woods on this one. It's in wonderful condition and sounds great picked or strummed.
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SCALE LENGTH 24.88 in
NUT WIDTH 1.69 in
STRING SPACING 2.19 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
MAHOGANY

Would that Mississippi John Hurt were still alive--the tunes he'd croon with this baby tucked under his arms! We're looking at the real deal here, folks: true vintage: a 1957 Gibson Country Western.
 

This Gibson's got more mojo than you can shake a rattlesnake at; fully opened-up, it's rocking and rolling just in the case. Honestly, I'd love to keep this bad boy for myself.
 
This guitar has amazing tone and balance. It's obvious that they used some of their best woods on this one.
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