1941 Gibson Roy Smeck Stage De Luxe
1941 Gibson Roy Smeck Stage De Luxe conversion in very good condition. Tom converted this Roy Smeck to spanish style. The process, which I have previously documented on our blog involved: neck reset, neck reshaping taking the nut width down from 2 1/8" to 1 13/16", adding a 1/2" aluminum square tube to stiffen the neck, filled and recut bridge for saddle compensation and fretting. The neck finish is a spot on match of the original done using the same techniques as Gibson used in 1941. The neck reinforcement makes for a stiff neck that will not bend from string tension. The material we use has the same mass as the wood removed and does not color the sound. The neck shape retains a period correct profile with soft V shape. There are five top cracks all ancient and repaired, three have internal cleats. The finish on the body and head stock is original with no overspray or refinishing. The tuners, bridge and nut are also original. The sound is powerful and crisp. The fundamental dominates the tone with a dry woody attack. The overall balance is very good. The power and response from the twelve fret jumbo design is hard to compare. These continue to be among our favorite guitars with there great looks and compelling sound. Includes original Red-Line hard case in good condition.