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    For sale my Gibson Super 400 CES Sunbrust 1997
    All original parts;
    Original hardcase;
    original papers;
    not mint condition but it is in a very good shape.
    Price asked is 6.000 euros + shipping in Europe.
    detailed photos by email, please ask.
    Last edited by gianluca; 06-04-2019 at 02:24 PM.

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    That's a nice looking tobacco sunburst Super 400!

    Beautiful flamed back on your guitar as well.

    Should sell quickly I would think.

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    Steven Herron
    Learn To Play Authentic Jazz Guitar

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    Gorgeous!

    If I had the cash I would be very tempted to plan an Italian vacation and pick this up while I was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedawg View Post
    Gorgeous!

    If I had the cash I would be very tempted to plan an Italian vacation and pick this up while I was there.
    the south of Italy is fantastic on Spring...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gianluca View Post
    the south of Italy is fantastic on Spring...

    I've been to Vicenza, Livorno, Pisa and Venezia (Venice) and loved it ... would love to see the whole country

    Best food in Europe ... if not the world

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    ...try to google "Puglia", I'm in Bari...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gianluca View Post
    ...try to google "Puglia", I'm in Bari...
    Puglia and basilicata are my favourite regions in italy so far GLWS!

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    Is the yellow button with the face included in the price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob MacKillop View Post
    Is the yellow button with the face included in the price?
    No, I'm sorry, it's an unique prototype made for me directly by the hand of the Goodyear's CEO...

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    Quote Originally Posted by asedas View Post
    Puglia and basilicata are my favourite regions in italy so far GLWS!
    ...and now you have a good reason to come back here

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    Quote Originally Posted by gianluca View Post
    ...try to google "Puglia", I'm in Bari...
    Just off the A14 ...


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    here is a video of my super 400 for sale


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    I almost sold my 1997 sunburst Super 400-CES here a few months back, but I came to my senses and decided to keep her (I was asking $6000 US and had no takers at that price in the three weeks that it was up for sale, though a few offers did come in for trades).

    Your playing proves what a great guitar these are. Good luck with your sale and a word to any buyers out there: These are rare and worthy. 90's Gibson archtops are, IMO, as good as a guitar gets. I should know, I own three of them! (97 Super 400-CES, 97 ES-175DN and 96 L-5 WESMO)
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    "When the chord changes, you should change" Joe Pass

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    Great acoustic sound and playing on that video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bananafist View Post
    Great acoustic sound and playing on that video.
    yes,
    the youtube conversion always adds some distortion to the electric tone with my uploads;
    unplugged tone remains clean...

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    it is still available...

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    Lovely guitar

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    You make it sound so good, Gianluca. I love these late 90s and 00s Gibson antique sunbursts; there is a lot of warm cognac translucent brown in it, not the dense opaque blue black of the 2010s. The flitch of maple has a nice figure to it, too. Great stuff. I doubt if the post-Henry J Gibson Custom Shop would produce any Super 400CES again. It was never a big seller but Gibson CS kept them going. It was said in NAMM 1990 that the Gibson CS was going to stop making the Super 400CES. Somehow, that never came to pass. But 29 years on, I think that has finally come true.

    Good luck with the sale, Gianluca. You have a nice one. I considered a 2014 Super 400CESN with one neck pickup for sale at The Music Zoo. I was told it sounded acoustically lifeless so I passed on it. Yours certainly does not.
    Great Deals with Great Folks: max52 (Guild-Benedetto Artist Award); prickards (Ribbecke GC Halfling); Cincy2 (Comins Concert)

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    Beautiful playing! The guitar sounds great.
    Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by floatingpickup View Post
    Beautiful playing! The guitar sounds great.
    Keith
    gorgeous!

    man that's a huge bass end on that guitar
    fabulous

    you play great too , do you like Barney Kessel's playing ?

    GLWTS

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    My family is in Gioia. Now I have an excuse to visit them!
    Ciao

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu View Post
    gorgeous!

    man that's a huge bass end on that guitar
    fabulous

    you play great too , do you like Barney Kessel's playing ?

    GLWTS
    many thanks
    Kessel is great but he is not in my top five list: Benson, Wes, Metheny, Hall, Pass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piedaddy View Post
    My family is in Gioia. Now I have an excuse to visit them!
    Ciao
    Gioia del Colle... .so you must be pretty aware of Burrata

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    No lo so. E vicino a Bari? Non ho visitato mai.

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    What a player you are Gianluca. I could listen to you play for hours on end! GLWTS! 1997 and 1998 Tobacco burst were my favorite Gibson years!
    When I got pretty good I went on the road with a group - We starved - Wes Montgomery

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bornot2bop View Post
    What a player you are Gianluca. I could listen to you play for hours on end! (...)

    you are very kind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piedaddy View Post
    No lo so. E vicino a Bari? Non ho visitato mai.
    No, it's just a kind of mozzarella, one of the most Gioia's product

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    Nice!!

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    Hi Gianluca, I'm interested. If it is still available, please send me a pm. Rudolf

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    hi
    in the picture number 4 there is a crack on the upper bout. Or is it a light shadow?
    cheers