Instrument Details

1969 Gibson Super 400 from Chinery Collection, Maple/Spruce
$15,450
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Gibson
Product Year
1969
Model
Super 400CN-WAL
Serial #
844908
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2058
Condition
Well preserved. A few marks, but quite clean. Original pickguard fragments included, original, nonfunctioning Dearmond pickup included, period correct replacement pickguard with pickup mount included, currently has an acoustic guard installed. Side has bulged slightly at back bindings by the tailpiece, our repair team determined it is stable and secure so left as-is.
Body Type(s)
Large, Jumbo, Archtop
Back & Sides
Maple
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Maple
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Adjustable
Rosette
F Holes
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
White
Fret Markers
MOP
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Black
Headstock Bindings
Ivoroid
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Walnut Stain Body
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Gold
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Black
Pickup
None
Body Length
21.75 in
Upper Bout
13.625 in
Lower Bout
18 in
Body Depth Heel
3.375 in
Body Depth Tail
3.375 in
Scale Length
25.375 in
Scale Length (mm)
644 mm
Nut Width
1.68 in
Nut Width (mm)
43 mm
String Spacing
2.06 in
String Spacing (mm)
52.4 mm
Weight
7 lb. 9 oz.
Case
Hardshell
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Description

A beautiful example of the 1960s Gibson legacy. This is a gorgeous Super 400CN-WAL coming to us from 1969, and from the Scott Chinery collection along the way. You can find it with its own spread in The Chinery Collection: 150 Years of American Guitars! Figured Maple back and sides with a carved Spruce top, Flame Maple neck, and original gold hardware. The back and sides feature a unique walnut stain that really sets off the honey amber Spruce top. The original pickguard has since succumbed to time (remaining fragments included with purchase), and later replaced with a period correct replica. The instrument has been recently outfitted with an acoustic pickguard (the original, nonfunctioning Dearmond pickup and replica guard are also included with purchase). The voice is characterized by a complexity and airiness that is reminiscent of a modern archtop responsiveness. Lively, expressive, and enveloping.


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The real deal. The Gibson Super 400 has long been revered as one of the king daddies of the archtop world.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.375 in
NUT WIDTH 1.68 in
STRING SPACING 2.06 in
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A beautiful example of the 1960s Gibson legacy. This is a gorgeous Super 400CN-WAL coming to us from 1969, and from the Scott Chinery collection along the way.
 

The real deal. The Gibson Super 400 has long been revered as one of the king daddies of the archtop world.
 
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