Gibson Classical c. 1969


  • $ 895.00

Will be in stock after

We offer this very nice and somewhat rare Gibson classical guitar from the late 1960s.  Through most of the 1960s, Gibson made classical guitars called the C-0 and the C-1 which had body bindings and a fancy rosette, but sometime around 1968-69 they seem to have made a small number of these fairly plain classicals with a single black stripe rosette and no bindings.  (Some listings call it a C-0 as well, however that may not be correct, and we see no model designation). Together with it's flat finish, it's a rather elegant look which pairs well with the clear and pleasing tone.  The neck is a fairly thin "C" shape, which has some people speculating that Gibson was making this model for the folk market which was so strong about that time.  The slotted headstock has a "Gibson" stencil logo, and the serial number on the back of the headstock "539688" is indicative of 1969 as the year it was made.

This guitar is in very good playing condition with a straight neck and comfortable action.  There are a number of scratches and dings as might be expected of an older instrument (see photos) and there is some finish disturbance near the bridge, which was apparently re-glued at some point (hard to see in the photos), but the instrument remains quite attractive and is physically sound with no cracks.  It's a real gem for someone who wants a vintage nylon sound without the cumbersome neck of a typical classical guitar. 

Top: Solid Spruce or Cedar,  Back/sides: Mahogany, Scale length: 25 1/2"   Nut Width: 2"

Comes with an older chipboard case in good condition. 

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