Gibson Super V CES from 1979, in very good condition.

Introduced to the Gibson catalog in 1978, the Super V CES is a beautiful archtop model condensing the attributes of two classics of the kind. On one side, the curly maple neck with an ebony fingerboard decorated with segmented parallelogram inlays, on top of which sits a large headstock featuring the diamond inlays on the front and back, is directly borrowed from the Gibson Super 400. The size of the body comes from the L-5, 17″ in width and 21″ inches which surely for many makes the format more manageable than that of an imposing Super 400. The guitar is equipped from its two Patent No. humbucking pickups, offering a wide range of sounds to work on with the volume and tone controls. The particularity of the Super V CES consists of its micro-ajustable finger tailpiece, allowing each of the strings to be adjusted separately.

The Super V CES is without a doubt in line with the great archtop guitars produced by Gibson, since it is a perfectly high-end guitar built from solid carved woods (spruce for the table, maple back and sides) with all gold-plated hardware – combining many of the most coveted features on Gibsons, the Super V is indeed a rare bird and could prove to be a winning bet for the well-informed guitarist. This beautiful example from the second year of production (during which only 85 were be produced) is in very good original condition, and has had a complete professional setup in our workshop in order to ensure perfect, comfortable playability.

Sold in its original Gibson hardshell case.

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