Recording King Model 853

  • Excellent Condition
  • Year: circa 1935
  • No Case


Rare example of Gibson history, the Recording King Model 853 was produced for a short time during 1933-35, and is essentially a budget version of the Gibson L-50 model made for Montgomery Ward; punchy sound, works well for mid range rhythm or David Rawlings-like lead lines. The body features a 14-3/4" wide lower bout, and is fully bound; maple back and sides (likely birch sides), with f holes; features a later bound pickguard, non adjustable rosewood bridge, and simple bracket tailpiece; loads of finish checking present, and some repaired cracks near f holes. The mahogany neck has a 24-3/4" scale length rosewood fingerboard that has some light pitting in the cowboy chord area on the frets and board; 1-3/4" nut width on the squared off shaped peghead w/ stencil logo; original geared plate tuners; the instrument plays extremely well likely a past neck set; possible overspray present.

Was: $1895.00

Now Only: $1550.00

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