Gibson C-0 Classical Guitar (1965)

Gibson  C-0 Classical Guitar  (1965)
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Gibson C-0 Model Classical Guitar (1965), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 337127, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back and sides, spruce top; laminated mahogany and maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original brown alligator grain chipboard case.
 
Overall length is 39 in. (99.1 cm.), 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 25 1/4 in. (641 mm.). Width of nut is 2 in. (51 mm.).

The C-0 is not one of Gibson's more storied instruments, but is a solid and well-made nylon-string guitar intended for the hoards of student players of the 1960s. A lot of aspiring folk guitarists cut their teeth on an instrument like this, and despite lots of competition for this market Gibson shipped 1,206 of them in 1965 alone.

This example is very well-preserved and an excellent player, all original and unaltered showing only some very light wear. The sound is fairly bright and perhaps more suited to "Michael Row Your Boat Ashore" than Bach or Tarrega, but the guitar still serves its purpose well and would make an excellent learner's instrument or studio recording guitar. It is complete in the original chipboard case, with a partial hang tag and original receipt still in the pocket. Excellent Condition.