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Pre-Owned Gibson Gibson 1974 Johnny Smith Sunburst


Pre-Owned Gibson Gibson 1974 Johnny Smith Sunburst


The Gibson Johnny Smith model named for jazz great Johnny Smith debuted in 1961. Like the Gibson L-5C the Johnny Smith is 17” in width at the lower bout, but, being 3 1/8” at the bottom side, slightly less deep.  The ebony fingerboard, which is inlaid with split blocks while the fingerboard has white outer binding and three ply (white-black-white) inner purfling on each side.  It has a single gold-plated floating Johnny Smith humbucking pickup, connected to a volume control on a beautiful Custom Malpe Sunburst pickguard.

The Johnny Smith is an X-braced guitar, giving it some of the warmest and fullest sounding notes to come out of any jazz guitar. This one is in excellent original condition except for the custom pickguard and plays like a dream. If you are looking for an excellent sounding Gibson Jazz guitar that won't break the bank this one should fill that slot.

Serial# 550264


Pre-Owned Gibson Gibson 1974 Johnny Smith Sunburst


  • 17" Body Size at Lower Bout
  • 25" Scale Length
  • 1 3/4" Nut Width'
  • Handcarved Bookmatched Solid Spruce Top
  • Maple Sides and Neck
  • Handcarved Bookmatched Maple Back
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Mother of Pearl Block Fingerboard Inlays
  • 7-ply Body Binding
  • 5-ply Peghead and Fingerboard Binding,
  • 3 ply Back Binding 
  • Bound f-holes
  • Bone Nut
  • Engraved Gold-Plated Medallion Tailpiece 
  • Gold Kluson Sealfast Tuners
  • Single Gold Floating Johnny Smith Humbucking Pickup
  • Custom Made Sunburst Maple Pickguard
  • "Custom" Imprint. Truss Rod Cover


  • Original Gibson Hard Shell Case

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