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. This model from 1963 is a wonderful example of the square shouldered Country Western design that was introduced at the tail end of 1962, and was recognisable in the hands of countless players throughout the 1960's and beyond.
The body is constructed from Sitka Spruce with Mahogany back and sides, with a typically open and woody tone found on Gibson acoustics of this period. This guitar is wonderfully balanced across the frequency range, and while it has plenty of volume, it also has a subtlety and nuance that works particularly well for fingerpicking. This Country Western also features the signature split parallelogram pearl inlays, along with the plastic bridge used in 1963, and the thin celluloid three point pick guard found on these models from late '62 until the mid '60s. This guitar also includes its original yellow lined Gibson hard case.
This guitar is in excellent condition for an instrument of its age, with only the most minor signs of any play wear. The guitar is in original condition and has been given a full service by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.