While many of Gibson's offerings in the 1970's aren't heralded as their finest instruments, there is no doubt that this 1977 Johnny Smith model is an impeccable guitar that was the flagship of their archtop line. It features a carved spruce top, German maple back & sides, maple neck, a neck-mounted floating mini-humbucker, ebony bridge & fingerboard, pickguard-mounted electronics, and a headstock big enough to paddle a boat! The pickguard appears to be a replacement, but the electronics were mounted as they would have been from the factory. The finish, tuners, bridge, tailpiece, and electronics (including the mini-jack) are all original to the instrument. The label came unglued at some point in the past and wasn't replaced, as is common with this and other models of the era. Cosmetically, the guitar is in wonderful condition and shows only moderate play-wear, primarily on the back of the neck. 25" scale, 17" lower bout, 1 11/16" nut width. Includes the original case. Full demo video coming soon, or you can check out a short clip on Instagram (@lowevintage)!