Gibson Mastertone Special c1940


Product Code: GF5252

$ 2,500.00
$ 2,500.00
Gibson's Mastertone Special was released in the later 1930's as a 12-fret Hawaiian square-neck guitar, but this particular model was set up for traditional-style playing. This all-mahogany small body is warm, mellow, and well-balanced, perfect for finger picking. There is some wear through the finish around the bass side lower bout and on the back of neck and there are a handful of finish imperfections from general use. This example had a neck reset and a bridge reglue and the bridge bolts were replaced.
This guitar was formerly owned by award-winning guitarist, Bryan Sutton. 
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Neck/Fingerboard: Poplar/Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Nut width: 1 11/16" (1.68" by caliper)
  • Scale length: 24 3/4"
  • String spacing at saddle: 2 3/8"
  • Brace pattern: Ladder 
  • Tuners: Orig kluson style "deluxe" 3x3 tuners w/replaced black buttons
  • Bridge: Original maple
  • Case: Non-original hard case

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