Gibson Chet Atkins Super 4000
Q: How do you top a Gibson Super 400, the all-time king of archtop guitars?
A: Just add a zero.
Well, actually, Gibson did a lot more than just add a zero to the model name to come up with a Super 4000. First, Gibson enlisted Chet Atkins (that alone is worth an extra zero) to help with the design, and the result was a thinbodied cutaway version of the 18" wide Super 400.
In the spirit of the original, Gibson went "over the top" with every aspect, including the super-striped maple back, special tailpiece, special headstock inlay (front and back), topped off by Chet's dated signature on the back of the peghead.
This example, inv. #AR3488, is one of the first, made in 1996, and is unsold with original warranty. With leather covered case (with zipper cover) (SOLD).
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