1935 Gibson Super 400 archtop guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 92501, natural finish (originally Cremona brown sunburst), replaced tuners, later fitted pickup, hard case, condition: please enquire
*Originally owned by noted British guitarist Bill Tringham until his death in the mid 1970s. It is thought probable that the guitar was owned by him from new. The guitar, which was a ‘Working Man’s’ instrument, was re-finished to natural for Tringham by the redoubtable English luthier Dick Knight. We do not know if Tringham took a fancy to the new natural finishes that became popular in the ’40s, or if the original finish had been ravaged or worn out through some years of use. Tringham’s widow acquired the guitar after his death, followed by top 1960s bassist Wes Hunter (from Sounds Incorporated – the Epstein staple backing band to the rock and roll greats). This guitar is featured in Guitar Buyer magazine, issue 2, October 2001 in the vintage and collectable section in which Ken Achard reviews the instrument in detail stating ‘This guitar is undoubtedly one of the rarest jazz guitars this side of the Atlantic’

Estimate £4000 – 6000

Unsold (10th March 2016)