1930's Gibson Hawaiian / Roy Smeck Acoustic (USA)

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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

Details

Neck

  • 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

Body

  • 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 

Top

  • 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