Gibson Super 400 Electric

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Gibson Super 400 Electric

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Title:  

Gibson Super 400 Electric
Date:
1931
Publisher/Studio:
Los Angeles, CA: Electro String Instrument Corporation

Content Description: 

This Gibson Super 400 was designed for 1930s guitarist Muzzy Marcellino, who asked Gibson to make him a larger, more powerful instrument. The success of this model over smaller-body guitars led other manufacturers to develop their own large-body archtops. The pick guard, with mounted electric pickups, was probably added to the instrument in the late 1940s. Acoustic or electric, the Gibson Super 400 produced a loud sound that could compete with the brass instruments in a big band.

Location:
National Museum of American History Room 334, MRC 604 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Washington DC , District of Columbia
Identifier:
0.013

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