Just in to Roadhouse Canada location
1941 Gibson HG-00. The original blues king!
By lowering the nut (already done) essentially converts this to a sturdier L-00 that you can safely put heavier strings on. No re-voicing/brace scalloping necessary. These HG’s have the woody growl, balance and volume that fingerpicking (and flatpicking) blues artists crave and this particular guitar is no exception. It must be played and heard.
Neck angle is correct and doesn’t need a re-set.
Repairs done were a new bone nut, re-glue bridge, repair cracks with hide glue and cleats, radius bone saddle, dress frets and set-up expertly done by the late Brian Schultze at Avenue Guitars. Just under $1K to get her playing and sounding perfect.
Built in Kalamazoo Michigan just before the “Gibson Girls” took over plant production during the war.
Front and back binding.
Brazilian rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays.
Working truss rod.
1 7/8″ nut.
12″ radius fretboard.
Chunky yet comfy “C” to “soft V” neck.
24 3/4″ scale length.
12 frets clear of body.
Tuners aren’t original but the originals are in the case along with the original nut.
The conversion happened recently and that’s why (unlike the body) the frets show almost no wear.
Recently given a clean bill of health!
No issues and ready to play!
Intonation, action, frets, neck, sound etc. everything is great.
Only just over 600 were built so who knows how many remain?