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Vintage 1940 Gibson Super 400E Natural with Case - Ry Cooder Collection

SKU 80GIB120
by Gibson
Original price $ 24,999.99 - Original price $ 24,999.99
Original price
$ 24,999.99
$ 24,999.99 - $ 24,999.99
Current price $ 24,999.99

Legendary musician, songwriter, composer and producer Ry Cooder is known across the guitar world as not only being one of the great guitarists of all time, but also a prolific collector of instruments. Whether it be vintage Gibson acoustics, funky Teisco electrics from the 1960's, or modern customs by Danny Ferrington, these instruments have a pedigree like few others. Never one to be afraid to tinker, Ry's instruments often have modifications and customized work done to them. Some of his guitars have even become categories themselves - just look up "Coodercaster".

Over the years, Ry has amassed a massive collection. After he recently relocated to a new home, he knew it was time to part with some of it. Not only to make space, but also to allow others to enjoy the instruments and make new music with them. Truetone Music is proud to partner with him on this special project. Together, we present the Ry Cooder Collection.

All of the instruments have been vetted and worked on by Paul Flynn, co-owner of Truetone, head luthier and Ry's personal guitar tech. Each comes with an official Certificate of Authenticity signed Ry Cooder.  We have done our best to research and determine models, years and other information about each instrument - keep in mind that each is a unique piece and may have been modified over the years, and is sold as is. This is an opportunity to own a piece of music history, and to add a special instrument to your own collection.
This particular piece stands out in the collection as something truly special - it's a Gibson Super 400E Natural built in 1940.  Very few of these were made and they are hard to find.  It's in great condition and has been setup to play perfectly. The natural aging on it adds to the vibe in the best way.  It's a rare bird in general, and being part of the Ry Cooder Collection makes it a true one of a kind.  The guitar is in incredible shape for it's age, and plays like a dream - and could be a dream come true for any collector.   A signed Certificate of Authenticity is included. 
A Gibson Super 400E from 1940 is a special instrument for sure.  It would be regardless of who played it, but as part of the Ry Cooder Collection, it takes on a new collectability factor.   
***Due to the nature of this collectible instrument, it is not on display in our showroom.  If you come in and want to see it, please inquire (calling ahead would be recommended).  Also, due to the size of the box needed to ship it safely and the cost of fully insuring it, this guitar is not eligible for free shipping automatically - please contact us directly prior to purchasing online.***

Serial # EA5381