1957 Gibson Country Western


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With the Country & Western music craze in full swing Gibson thought they had better put their flag firmly in the sand and name guitar guitar after it. Following in the style of previous Gibson acoustic guitars, the Country Western is a 14th fret, slope shoulder dreadnought and features a solid Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. Later in 1967 they changed the body shape to the square shouldered dreadnought, but here we have a fairly tidy example from 1957, serial # T89876. Some work has been done here to keep her running, a neck reset and a bridge replacement, but the guitar is sturdy, playing smoothly and sounds amazing. Gibson acoustics of this era are renowned for their slim, playable necks and this is no exception. The white binding shows some discolouration but is firmly in place, as is the 7-ply body binding. Original pick guard and nut. 

TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce
BACK AND SIDES: Solid Mahogany 
SCALE LENGTH: 24 3/4" 
NUT WIDTH: 1 11/16"
NECK: Mahogany
NECK SHAPE: Classic Gibson
BRIDGE: Rosewood (replacement)
TUNERS: Kluson style (replacement)
CASE: Hardcase (not original)
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David Inglefield
1943 Gibson Southern jumbo

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Dana, I’ve been waiting for this guitar for many years, Thank You!!!

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Paul, Sydney.

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Guild D50

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Martin 0042k rr

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Paul, Sydney Australia.

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