Unusual 1965 GIBSON C-1-D Laredo Classical/Folk Acoustic, VGCond. Vintage HSC
PLEASE READ: As you can see by googling my on-line store ALUMPSTERS GUITARS, I generally sell only Martin, Gibson, Guild, Taylor, Larrivee, and Alvarez-Yairi guitars. Most of these models are made so well that they tend to increase in value and improve in the complexity and resonance of their sound as they age, regardless of their appearance. I will also consider reasonable offers in my store, including installment payments and trade-ins. According to The Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars , the Gibson C-1-D Laredo classical guitar was manufactured from 1963 to 1971. Gruhns Guide and Vintage Guitar Price Guide basically agree, although there is some disagreement as to specific features. Like most classical guitars, its smaller than the dreadnought or jumbo series, measuring 39 in overall length, 19 in body length, 11 at the upper bout, 9 5/8 at the waist, 14 ¼ at the lower bout, and tapers from 3 ½ to 4 ½ deep. While it may have been designed more for classical performance or the coffee house of the 1960s folk music scene than for the blue grass stage, it still has enough carrying power for anybody and is a beautiful example of Gibson craftsmanship. The C-1-D features a solid spruce top and has beautifully grained mahogany back, sides, and neck in a light natural finish, classical ladder bracing, a really nice rosewood wrap-around bridge, and a beautiful 12/19-fret (including a zero fret) rosewood finger board with a 25 ½ scale; the nut is a full classical 2. It has a wide patterned rosette Gruhn says was added in 1964 and black binding on the top and back. The slotted classical headstock has the Gibson script logo decal (also added in 1964). The serial number on the label and the back of the headstock (288587) plus the above features date this particular guitar as being from the next year (1965). After 53 years of making music, there are a few cosmetic concerns about this guitar: there is some crazing or cracking in the finish of the top, a professionally repaired crack and some obvious fingernail or pick wear below the sound hole. On the other hand, there is virtually no wear at the frets (presumably due to its nylon strings), and it basically looks and plays like a well cared-for guitar of about a tenth its age.
The action is fine for a classical guitar (with a high saddle if you wish to lower it), the neck is straight, the top is flat, and of course, playing music for over fifty years has made that Gibson sound even better, more resonant, and more powerful. The hard shell case is vintage but not original, according to the previous owner. While this means it is a well-worn case with few amenities, it is untorn, fully functional, and it affords excellent protection for this fine vintage guitar. The guitar fits it quite well, and its a solid vintage complement for your 1965 Gibson.
I have tried to be perfectly clear and accurate in describing this vintage instrument, so its return will not be accepted unless it can be shown that it was egregiously misrepresented in this listing. Thank you for your interest in this fine vintage instrument.
The item "Unusual 1965 GIBSON C-1-D Laredo Classical/Folk Acoustic, VGCond. Vintage HSC" is in sale since Monday, November 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars".
The seller is "alumpster" and is located in Columbia, South Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Dexterity: Right-Handed
- String Configuration: 6 String
- Model: C-1-D "Laredo"
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Custom Bundle: No
- Model Year: 1965
- Series: Classic
- Brand: Gibson
- Non-Domestic Product: No
- Body Type: Classical/Folk