Vintage Gibson Mont. Wards Carson Robison Acoustic Sunburst Cowboy Guitar
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Vintage Gibson Mont. Wards Carson Robison Acoustic Sunburst Cowboy Guitar:
Estate find. Vintage 30's-40's Carson J Robison acoustic guitar from Montgomery Wards with case.I understand these were actually produced by Gibson and are kind of scarce. Approx 40" long with classic starburst finish.I'm not a player but it's apparent this instrument has seen plenty of action over the years but is still surprisingly tight & solid.Ladder construction inside. Rosewood neck looks straight to my untrained eye and is tight with no cracks, play or repairs. Missing varnish and general playwear on back. All mother of pearl is present as are all metal frets.Top two fret spaces have a thin crack (last picture) along edge. Plenty of wear on most surfaces and edges as seen in the pics. Many surface scratches and shallow impact marks. Most significant structural issue is an indent along the grain line on lower back (see 11th pic). It looks worse in direct daylight. I don't see any additional cracks, holes repairs etc, just general wear typical of a 75+ year old instrument. The middle front shows where the veneer joins together down the middle. It is not a split and lays flat.Tuning knobs & hardware are original. Missing three string pegs. Bottom strap peg is missing. Original owner looks like he replaced it with a sawed off pencil tip (!) probably easy to knock out from inside. Bridge looks solid with no chips although there seems to be extra glue around bone or white plastic "string ridge" (apologies about my limited terminology). Carson Robison name on head, MW sticker still affixed inside. I cannot locate any serial numbers or stamps but this looks exactly like other Gibson Robisons I've found online.I simply wiped this down with light citrus oil to clean off surface gunk. Could use additional TLC - perhaps someone refurbishes these?Comes as found with worn pasteboard case (missing handle) and one old metal string in package.Selling as-is so please ask questions before offerding and I will do my best to answer.Starting sale at .99 cents with . Sorry, no Buy It Now (BIN).Shipping is estimated at $30 in US. I always refund overages of a dollar or more by Paypal. Local pick up is encouraged. Thanks for