Vintage Guitars for Sale – 1938 Carson J Robinson Cowboy Acoustic Guitar$1500.00
This guitar is a great testament to how guitars were viewed in the 1930’s. The public had as much interest in the old West and Cowboy life as much as we still do 80 years later. Carson J Robinson was the earliest Radio Show singing cowboys. His first radio show was in 1920 for Radio Station WDAF. Carson J Robinson Guitars were first made in 1930 thru 1941. A great run for a Celebrity Endorsed Guitar line. This guitar is from Jan of 1938. You can see that they were marketed by the Montgomery Ward Company and this guitar still has the original Montgomery Ward Label and date stamp. In the Fall of 1936, Gibson Guitars of Kalamazoo MI were commissioned to make these guitars for Montgomery Wards. The woods, finish, and workmanship of one of America’s finest Guitar Companies is shown in this guitar. It is original from head to toe. The Carson J Robinson stenciled Logo is still bright with no wear shown. The original open back tuners are in great shape and still function as they should. It also has the original Nut, bridge, endpin and Firestripe Pickguard. I suspect the bridge pins and bridge saddle have been replaced but certainly look vintage correct on this guitar. There is slight bellying on the bridge with raises the bridge slightly from the back side. It does not seem to affect the action much. This guitar is infinity playable if not very pleasant. The tone is much like a Prewar Gibson for obvious reasons. It is a Gibson Guitar. It has much finish crazing like most older Gibsons and sounds great. I have included a 1930’s Softshell Case which is slightly big for the guitar but is vintage and age correct for it. You will love this historically significant cowboy guitar by Gibson.
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Made by Gibson
Vintage correct Case