1943 Gibson Banner Label Acoustic Guitar.. "Smitty" was a local guitar player that played the Marion County Bar circuit for many years so I've been told. He really did not treat his rare and beautiful Gibson guitar so well.With that being said, you can see in the photos how he defaced this beauty. I picked this up at an estate sale and replaced the tuners and bridge. It needs a real old-tyme Luthier. It still is however a rare 1943 WW II era Gibson built by the old masters as the young guitar makers went off to war. A little research of this Label brought me to this conclusion.
It was only used on guitars made between 1943 and 1945. The neck, body, coping and back are solid with some braces needed inside and a possible resurface of the spruce top. It needs someone to love it.
Either " Skippy" was a complete idiot for carving his name in the spruce top or he was afraid of it getting stolen. The guitar was very well played.
It can one day be a real beauty once again if completely restored. I have neither the time nor the funds. 1943-45 Gibson Banner Label Acoustic Guitar" is in sale since Tuesday, September 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars".
The seller is "scdece_0" and is located in Ocala, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.