1930's Gibson Hawaiian Acoustic (USA)
Windmill Guitars is delighted to offer this rare 1930's Gibson Hawaiian / Roy Smeck Model. This is a fine example of Gibson's acoustic guitar building around the time of the Great Wars. The guitar features a large body constructed in the 1930s and headstock from the mid-1940s identical to the Roy Smeck Model.
This would indicate that the instrument was finished immediately after WW2 with the "new" style headstock. It was then known as a Gibson Hawaiian. These guitars came (as the Roy Smeck models) prepared for fretting, but not fretted. The previous owner had this carried out at his request by Sam Irwin @ Lowden Guitars.
Guitar is currently set up for slide but action could be lowered for regular tuning. Includes hardshell case
- Large Mahogany Neck with 10" radius
- Width at nut 52.75mm / 12th fret 62.65mm
- Pearl dot inlays at 3/5/7/9/12/15 frets
- Rosewood Board
- 3-a-side tuners on a plate
- No side inlays
- No truss rod
- Large Mahogany Body with Spruce transverse braces and mahogany linings
- Mahogany neck and heel block
- Back - Two piece mahogany with Spruce reinforcing strip on rear
- Spruce Top - X-braced with Maple Bridge Plate
- Vintage Sunburst finish w/ tort guard
- Small rosewood bridge - glued and bolted to soundboard
- Cracks behind the bridge and surface cracks at neck join have been repaired with Spruce reinforcing blocks and are stable.
Genuine enquiries welcome - please note this guitar is only available for viewing by appointment at our showroom. CONTACT US