1922 Gibson F-4 (serial 70198) in very good condition. Oval hole, spruce top, 2-pc back of curly maple, shaded red/yellow, with scroll, consistent with model. Black faceplate with flowerpot inlay, grained ivoroid tuners, adjustable truss rod.
Our senior luthier, an expert with vintage Gibson instruments, performed the following repairs:
- replaced missing corner piece (micarta) & retouched varnish
- setup with action lowered: bridge refitted & modified, frets dressed, neck/nut/tuners adjusted. D'Addario EJ74 strings.
- thorough cleaning & polishing, minor retouching of varnish.
Though this is not the cosmetically-cleanest F-4 we've seen, there are no structural issues, and it plays well with a warm, round tone.
Original hard case (green lining) is included, in fair condition. The handle is missing, but all latches work well.