• Country Music Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2276

    Country Music Sale

    3 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 59

    HANK THOMPSON

    GIBSON INCORPORATED, AN ELECTRIC ARCHTOP GUITAR, SUPER 400 CES, KALAMAZOO, MI., 1968

    Price Realised  

    HANK THOMPSON
    GIBSON INCORPORATED, AN ELECTRIC ARCHTOP GUITAR, SUPER 400 CES, KALAMAZOO, MI., 1968
    The headstock inlaid Gibson, stamped on the reverse 961512, the trussrod cover engraved CUSTOM, the fingerboard inlaid HANK THOMPSON, length of body: 21¾ in. (55.3 cm) with case (2)


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    By 1957 Hank Thompson would be performing exclusively with a Gibson Super 400 CES. This custom Super 400 was used as a back up instrument for performance and recording by Thompson from 1968. The custom fingerboard inlay and P-90 pickups, over the standard Humbuckings for this period, were two of the custom features supplied by Gibson for Thompson.