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1968 Gibson Super 400CES Curly Maple/Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Gibson
Product Year
1968
Model
Super 400 CES
Serial #
895960
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
1907
Condition
Very Good, one hairline top crack near controls that is repaired. The pickguard has been replaced as the original crumbled. The original bridge comes with the guitar as well as the replacement. There strap button was relocated to the neck heel. Overall very solid condition, no issues.
Body Type(s)
Large
Back & Sides
Maple
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Maple - Flamed - 3 Piece
Bridge
Gold Plated Tune-O-Matic
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Split Block Inlays
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo, Diamond
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Schaller M-6
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
Florentine
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
Two Humbuckers
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
21.75 in
Upper Bout
14 in
Lower Bout
18 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
3 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647.7 mm
Nut Width
1.59 in
Nut Width (mm)
40.5 mm
String Spacing
2 in
String Spacing (mm)
50.8 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Here's a vintage Gibson Super 400CES from 1968, the last year of the split block Fret Markers. This one is completely original but for the pickguard and updated bridge and the original parts are in the case. The big 18" body of the Super 400 is the secret to it's bold and powerful sound. This one has been lovingly cared for and has a great setup for easy playability. This is a classic in every way.

The Super 400CES is an iconic guitar in music history. The sunburst, cutaway, f holes and split block inlays make it instantly recognizable. This one is nearly all-original and setup nicely for another 40 plus years of fun!
 
The electric tone is perfect for jazz or rockabilly. This one is similar to the one Elvis borrowed from Scotty Moore in his 1968 comeback TV special. It's had a lot of play time which gives it some character. A great player and a great investment.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.59 in
STRING SPACING 2 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
MAPLE

Here's a vintage Gibson Super 400CES from 1968, the last year of the split block Fret Markers. This one is completely original but for the pickguard and updated bridge and the original parts are in the case.
 

The Super 400CES is an iconic guitar in music history. The sunburst, cutaway, f holes and split block inlays make it instantly recognizable.
 
The electric tone is perfect for jazz or rockabilly. This one is similar to the one Elvis borrowed from Scotty Moore in his 1968 comeback TV special.
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