Condition of Instrument

This 1968 Gibson Johnny Smith model is in Very Good condition. There is some light buckle rash on the back. A small area on the top of the instrument, roughly the size of a dime, has been filled with stain or lacquer. There's also a lacquer touch up on the bottom of the treble side by the strap button. These 2 small repairs can only be seen with a black light. The pickguard has been changed, with a volume and tone control added. Outside of these changes this instrument is 100% original. Includes hardshell case.

Tonal Evaluation

This instrument manages to balance a beautifully full, rich and resonant response with laser focused clarity and spectacular articulation. Acoustically the instrument is wonderfully woody and warm with a delightful sparkle on the high-end. Simply put? This is a fantastic sounding archtop. The Wildwood Staff is absolutely thrilled with this instrument, and we invite you to discover the magic of a spectacular archtop!


Brand Used
Model1968 Gibson Johnny Smith
Finish ColorSunburst
Weight6.55 lbs
Top WoodSpruce
Back & Sides WoodHigh-Grade Figured Maple
Neck Wood5-Piece Maple/Walnut Neck
Neck Dimensions.830 1st - .970 9th
Fingerboard InlaysSplit Block Mother of Pearl inlays
Scale Length25"
Width at Nut1 3/4”
HeadstockOversized headstock with diamond inlay
BindingMulti-ply black and white binding on both the top and back, with single-ply white binding around the f-holes
PickupsStock original floating neck pickup
TailpieceGibson’s L-5
TunersOriginal gold Kluson Sealfast
CaseOriginal Black Hardshell Case

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Serial Number: 895991

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