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These Olympics are light, comfortable, super resonant and really fun to play. This example has great curb appeal - the finish is still a brilliant cherry and overall cosmetic condition is excellent.
The neck thickness is typical of Gibson's mid-60s guitars - pretty darn thin. The measurements are below, and pictured is a Stew Mac neck shaping tool we use to try to illustrate the shape of the back of the neck.
We thoroughly check all our guitars out on the way into our inventory. The truss rod is verified as effective for future neck adjustments. The pickups, pots, switch and output jack are all original. Pots date to early 1965. All solder joints are untouched.
The pickguard is original and is void of cracks and issues that are common with this model. Tuners are original "double line" Klusons. The original nickel "lightning bolt", compensated wrap-around bridge is in place.
There are no issues or repairs at the headstock. The neck heel did get stressed at some point but it did not break, a common issue with the Olympic. It appears that a gap formed at the junction of the back of the neck and the body and it was glued. A look under the pickguard shows that the neck tenon is fully intact and that the stress did not result in weakening of the neck joint or any issue more than superficial signs of the applied stress.
The frets are in very good condition. The guitar has been played, but far less than most I've seen. Action is low and the guitar plays great. Tones lean more towards Fender than Gibson, thanks to the original single coil pickups.
Includes a non original hardshell case.
- Color: Heritage Cherry
- Weight: 5lbs 15.3ozs
- Body: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
- Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dots
- Frets: Original
- Fret count: 22
- Nut material: Bone
- Nut width: 1 9/16"
- Scale: 24 3/4"
- Radius: 10"
- Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.78"
- Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.96"
- Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 1.25mm
- Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 1.5mm
- String gauge: .010-.046"
- Hardware: Original
- Bridge Pickup: 7.01k OEM
- Neck pickup: 7.26k OEM
- Tuners: Original
- Pots: Original
- Case: HSC