Ringing acoustic bark, with bold, round P-90 tones that deliver equal parts sweetness and snappy attack and sparkle. Few premier Gibson models were ever built with this particular set of features, and the scale length, tone wood choices, and electronics compliment make this ES-300 a guitar that could fill a niche in any collection or studio guitar arsenal.
Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this guitar has been dialed in with fresh strings and optimal action. The one-piece Honduran mahogany neck has a c.Hunky and full C shaped profile with big shoulders and fairly uniform depth, getting only a touch more slender at the nut. The bound rosewood fretboard boasts split trapezoid inlay as well as the original slender fretwire.
These frets retain their full factory height. With moderate, uniform wear on frets 1-3 and lighter wear extending until fret 6.
The guitar shows virtually no wear further up the fretboard and the guitar plays cleanly in all registers with no buzzing or dead spots. The original bone nut is intact and measures a full 1 3/4 in width.
On the headstock, the guitar has features in line with its top ranking (and price point) among Gibson electrics in the late'40s, with binding and pearl inlaid script Gibson logo and crown. The tuners are a set of early'50s Kluson Deluxe no-line tuners (which replaced the original open back gears) which turn smoothly and hold pitch well with newer aged tulip buttons. On the body, the guitar features the original stamped nickel tailpiece, and this tailpiece is unique as it was not produced in-house at Gibson like most of their hardware. Chock it up to metal shortages during the war and Gibson gearing back up post-war to produce new electric guitars. The original tall, numberless speed knobs are intact as well and have a simple Art-Decoesque look.The bridge is a new compensated rosewood factory-spec replacement, as is the pickguard, which is a four-ply guard cut by MojoAxe to original specs for a late'40s ES-300. Cosmetically, this guitar is in remarkable shape as the photos show, with zero cracks. The nitro lacquer finish is 100% original aside from a s. Mall amount of targeted lacquer touchup for a few tiny screw holes where a larger input jack plate was added and subsequently removed (now virtually invisible). There was no appreciable reason for this plate and the mahogany around the jack is very solid. Few faint finish scratches and expected small nicks as well as light, vertical lacquer checking on the top. The neck profile has a c. Ouple shallow finish chips behind the 9th fret, and otherwise the profile is very clean. The original hardshell case is included. Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions! International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. The item "1946 Gibson ES-300 Vintage Archtop Acoustic Guitar All Mahogany Long Scale withohc" is in sale since Wednesday, June 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.