1942 GibsonRoy Smeck Stage De Luxe – Sunburst

Take a look at this super cool 1942 Gibson Roy Smeck De Luxe in a beautiful Sunburst finish! Roy Smeck was a virtuoso in the 1930s of banjo, Spanish, and Hawaiian-style guitar, earning him the nickname “the Wizard of the Strings” throughout his career. These Roy Smeck signature guitars were all made originally in the Hawaiian setup style, though many of these guitars were converted to Spanish style; like this one! The work done on this example was professionally done, and the result is an incredibly loud, booming, and full guitar. The original nut width hasn’t been altered, so this is perfect for players who prefer a wider neck. The finish on this piece also appears original, and this example did not need a neck reset to get the correct angle, just changing the nut and saddle was enough to get a good playing action!

Overall Condition: 8, playwear throughout, weather checking


  • Finish Details: Original, Great Condition with playwear throughout, weather checking
  • Body Material: Spruce/Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Neck Profile: Full C
  • Weight: 3 lbs 15 oz
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4”
  • Hardware: Changed tuner buttons, changed nut and saddles, otherwise original, Great Condition, patina and playwear
  • Nut Width: 2”
  • Includes: Original Chipboard Case (last two photos), for added protection includes a newer hardshell case that it will ship in

Sku: G233


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