First introduced in 1956 as a natural top variation of Gibson's Southern Jumbo flat top, the Gibson Country Western was one of the most popular dreadnought acoustics for Gibson throughout the '60s. More commonly seen in their square shoulder form that was introduced in '62, this 1960 Gibson Country Western features the companies traditional slope shoulder design. The body is constructed from Sitka Spruce with Mahogany back and sides, and has a beautifully balanced sound. Gibson acoustics of this period were often lighter built and lighter braced than later models, making them more resonant and responsive than other square shoulder models. This Country Western also features the signature split parallelogram pearl inlays, and also has a particularly rare factory fitted double pick guard.
This guitar is in excellent condition for an instrument of its age, with barely any signs of cosmetic wear. The only work carried out on this instrument has been some small top crack repairs. The tuner buttons have also been replaced. Other than that, this guitar is in fantastic original condition and includes its original Lifton hard case.