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 1964 is a wonderful example of the square shouldered Country Western design that was introduced in 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. It would appear in 1964 that Gibson attempted to return to the kind of construction methods used in their earlier period, with this guitar having thin, tall scalloped braces and a thinner soundboard than on previous years. This results in a particularly resonant sound from this guitar, certainly more so than many other Gibson acoustics we have heard from this period. This Country Western also features the signature split parallelogram pearl inlays, adjustable saddle rosewood bridge, and the three point pick guard found on these models from late '62.
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.