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Gibson CF-100 1957

Gibson CF-100 1957





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Gibson CF-100  Leon Redbone with Gibson CF-100


Gibson CF-100

The Gibson CF-100 was introduced in 1950 (the CF-100E was introduced 1951) and discontinued in 1960. These were Gibson's first flat-top cutaways. Notable endorsers of this model include Leon Redbone.

The body dimensions basically match the LG-series: 14 1/8" wide by 19 1/2" long by 4 1/2" deep. It had a 24 3/4" scale and was constructed of all solid woods.

The electric version included a P-90 pickup at the end of the soundboard like the later versions of the J-160E.

- 1952: The headstock gold decal logo was replaced by an inlayed pearl script and crown.
- Mid 1950s: the pickguard changed from the teardrop to the larger undulating shape like the pre-war J-35s.
- 1955: Gibson stopped scalloping the bracing - it was faster to produce but not as strong.

The photograph is Leon Redbone in concert.

See "Identifying Vintage Instruments" in the "Research and History" section of this website for more detailed information.



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