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Centennial 1994 Gibson Roy Smeck

4 000,00 €

 1934 Re-Issue

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In 1994, Gibson Celebrated their 100th Anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, Gibson re-issued 12 special guitars, each one hand-crafted in a run of only 100 instruments. Only one full collection still exists -- with each of these extraordinary pieces represented -- in outstanding condition with all original components remaining. This collection is now available exclusively at the Chicago Music Exchange:

List of models included in the collection: (http://goo.gl/BtTn7n)

1929 L-2
1933 "Century Of Progress"
1934 Jumbo
1934 Roy Smeck "Radio Grande"
1938 SJ-200
1939 Super Jumbo
1940 Jumbo 55
1948 J-200N
1950 CF-100E
1951 J-185
1963 Hummingbird
Emmylou Harris J-200 "Rose"
 
 
Serial # 90804042. Centennial Series, Limited Edition, #9 of 100. 
 
In reaction to the burgeoning Hawaiian music craze of the early part of the 20th century, Gibson introduced the Roy Smeck Radio Grande, among other Hawaiian models. The Original Radio Grande was an expensive instrument that didn’t sell terribly well during the height of the Great Depression, and there aren’t too many of them around – which is unfortunate, as they are among the best sounding vintage Gibson flat tops, particularly when converted to ‘Spanish’ style. 
 
This version, re-issued in 1994 by Gibson, skips the Hawaiian and gets straight to the Spanish! Recently set up in our shop, the guitar plays quite well with a lovely rounded tone. Trebles are thick and sparkling, mids are punchy and the bass is expansive without being thumpy. With scalloped braces, a small bridge plate and a uniform-depth 4-1/4" body with rosewood back and sides, it is little wonder that this Smeck sounds so nice. At almost 22 years old guitar.
Original Hardcase.

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