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Gibson CF-100 1957

Gibson CF-100 1957

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Gibson CF-100The 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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