Gibson TG-25 Flat Top Tenor Guitar (1964)

Gibson  TG-25 Flat Top Tenor Guitar  (1964)

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Gibson TG-25 Model Flat Top Tenor Guitar (1964), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 233835, cherry sunburst top, cherry back and sides finish, mahogany sides, back and neck; spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case.
 
Overall length is 38 in. (96.5 cm.), 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 22 5/8 in. (575 mm.). Width of nut is 1 1/8 in. (29 mm.).

Really, vintage guitars don't come much cleaner or more original than this one! This 1964 TG-25 was shipped out in 1964 just as the last strains of the "folk era" were drowned out by the arrival of the Beatles, and likely was put away almost immediately instead of becoming part of some serendipity singing group. The cherry sunburst finish is still eye-poppingly bright, with only tiny handling marks. There are no cracks, no damage; no signs of much use in 50+ years.

This is also a relatively rare guitar -- 1964 was the peak production year, and all of 75 were sold. Not many can have survived this well, even if they weren't played much. The adjustable saddle is way up, the neck angle is great, and this one sounds as good as these get. It is in a newer hard case (it almost certainly came originally housed in cardboard), but the guitar itself is as original as can be. If you've been looking for a 1960s Gibson tenor, this is as good as they come! Near Mint Condition.