Gibson Super 300 ( 1948 - 1955 )
Price Update For 2008
While gibson was enjoying their success with their gibson super 400 guitars , they also produced a more simple version with the same performance of the super 400 and named it the gibson super 300 . ( click pic to enlarge )
They are extremely rare today because these guitars were mostly on special /custom orders .
There is no solid literature on how many of these guitars were sold but good sources indicate that only under 300 of them were produced and shipped .
The gibson super 300 has raised black edged pickguards , brazilian rosewood fingerboards with parallelogram inlays ,
black face peghead w/ crown gibson logo , 18" wide body ,beautiful finished maple back and sides ( birds eye view on most of them ) ,
2 f-holes , bound body , neck and headstock, nickel tailpiece , and were made in sunburst finishes . Discontinued in 1955 .
In 1954 gibson also introduced the gibson super 300c which was basically the same guitar with the same specs except for a rounded cutaway and some natural versions were optional . Discontinued in 1958 .
If anybody has a gibson super 300 for sale I would be interested , I played on this guitar at a trade show and was quite impressed . ( Nice warm woody tone )
Vintage Price Value For 2008 :
1948 - 1955 > $5500 to $6400 ( super 300 )
1954 - 1958 > $5500 to $7000 ( super 300C )
Avg Upward Trend Of 7% A Year Since 2000 ( for both )
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