Luthiers condition report:
The original ebony bridge had split in half along the bridge pin line rendering it unusable. The bridge was professionally removed and replaced with a genuine period correctGibson bridge. The neck joint had slipped and had to be reinforced leaving noticeable work marks at the 14-fret. Although, guitars from this era were known for their low frets, a level and crown was performed leaving the frets marginally lower than usual. A small crack extends from the treble side of the fingerboard to the sound hole following the top grain, a typical crack due to slight pickguard shrinking. This small crack has been secured with a small cleat. The guitar also has various surface level dings and scratch as is typical of instruments of a certain age. The guitar has a new non-original ABS thermoplastic Guardian Case. The overall assessment is this guitar is in fair condition.