1948 Gibson Super 400 with added PAF $8750

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1948 Gibson Super 400 . The original owner had the PAF pickup installed , along with the bigsby and engraved guards . Action is low with no string buzz . Frets are in excellent condition . OHSC and canvas cover . $8750 plus shipping
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Sharp... Dunno about that Bigsby tho... GLWS.
 

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1948 Gibson Super 400 . I was told that the original owner sent the instrument to Gibson in the late 50's to have the PAF installed . The original owner
had the engravings done to the old plastics . Bigsby was probably done when the PAF went in there . Action is low with no string buzz . Frets are in excellent condition . OHSC . $8750 plus shipping
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YEAHHH THATS THE STUFF WISH I HAD 9000 SPARE BUCKS:(-sniff.
 

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1948 Gibson Super 400 . I was told that the original owner sent the instrument to Gibson in the late 50's to have the PAF installed . The original owner
had the engravings done to the old plastics . Bigsby was probably done when the PAF went in there . Action is low with no string buzz . Frets are in excellent condition . OHSC . $8750 plus shipping
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What a rockin acoustic vintage and the name is Homer well thats nifty :thumbs: :oops::D!
 

Uncle Vinnie

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Three-Homer bump.




Absolutely gorgeous.
Pardon me for asking, but is the fretboard light ebony or dark rosewood? I think Super 400s sported ebony boards, didn't they?.
 

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Lovely jazz box. I'm curious why the two tone and vol knobs and switch if it only has one pickup?
 

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I have no clue . The harness assembly has not been worked on ( old solder joints ) . All the pots and knobs are from when the PAF was installed
 
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Possibly it had dual pickguard mounted pickups to start with?

The pots would have been pickguard mounted, too, though.

:hmm:

Love the guitar! :love:
 

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Hey Toby,

Don't know if you're a member on the "Jazz Guitar Online Forum", but there may be some interest there too if you'd want to post it?:



GLWTS and :cheers2:
 

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That is sweet! Raw speculation: Is it possible that the four controls are wired to each of the two bobbins in the pickup, treating it as two single coils? Note it also has a three way toggle on the upper bout.
 

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Thanks for the input ! The pickup has not been altered at all . The mystery continues .
 

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As Marge would say Oh Homie thats a terrif guitar.:cheers2:
 




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