Vibe. This one has it. All day long!
Made between 1952 and 1955, this lovely blonde H1457 archtop has been tastefully upgraded with modern gear ratio tuners, an Artec mini-humbucker, a faux-tortoiseshell pickguard, and Gibson knobs mounted to a single volume and single tone control. The neck has been shimmed for the proper neck angle. There is a crack in the back that has been glued and cleated shut. No signs of abuse on this one! Just normal wear and tear. Please see photos for condition.
The action is on the lower side of medium and the guitar is definitely playable as-is . The bridge can be lowered, but you'll have some interference with the pickup. This guitar has a fantastic dark wooly tone that really growls when you dig in. The neck is straight with no issues.
Includes a period correct case that is in great shape!