a pretty Super 4000 at Gruhn's

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a pretty Super 4000 at Gruhn's

Postby Fred » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:56 am

Saw this on Gruhn's Archtop page....wow, it's a stunner.

AR4113 Gibson Chet Atkins Super 4000 (More photos...) , 2001, M with cerficicate and papers, pickguard signed by Chet Atkins, shaded finish, OHC, original list price $40,000......$16500

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Re: a pretty Super 4000 at Gruhn's

Postby Len R » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:32 pm

Can anyone provide information about this model? I've never seen photos of Chet playing it. How many were made? Is it considered a desirable / quality instrument? Anyone on the Chetboard ever played one? Wondering if having only a neck pick up and no bridge pickup is a disadvantage. Thanks for any info.
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Re: a pretty Super 4000 at Gruhn's

Postby thenorm » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:53 pm

Paul said this about building this guitar
"...Gibson’s Jim Hutchins and myself designed the Gibson 4000. Gibson wanted the most expensive guitar they sold to be a Chet model. Hutch and I tried to do something different.

If you had the 4000 and the Super 400 side by side, you would see a lot of difference. The color is different and the 4000 has wider binding. The pick guard is bigger with no screws in the top. Anyway, they were going to make twenty five of them but I don't know if that is cast in concrete. As for price, Gibson charges what ever the market will bear. A week after it was brought out the price of the carved top guitars doubled

So I think will be mostly doctors and lawyers and people who buy those kind of guitars for investments rather than pickers. Maybe if Chet had got to play it more on TV the 4000 would have been a big seller. I believe he only played it twice on TV before he got sick. I think the 4000 is the best looking guitar Gibson makes..."
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Re: a pretty Super 4000 at Gruhn's

Postby Tony Enamel » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:16 pm

And here it is in action (thanks to Phil Hunt):



Enjoy -

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Re: a pretty Super 4000 at Gruhn's

Postby Peter Clifton » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:17 pm

A former poster on this board in Germany had one for sale a little while back.
;)
(I couldn't afford it)
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Re: a pretty Super 4000 at Gruhn's

Postby Tony Enamel » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:25 pm

Peter Clifton wrote:A former poster on this board in Germany had one for sale a little while back.


He still has it:
http://www.gitarren-consult.de/Website/ ... gebot.html
http://www.gitarren-consult.de/gibsonsuper4000.html

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Re: a pretty Super 4000 at Gruhn's

Postby Peter Clifton » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:34 am

Darn it, I just have to find that extra 13,000 euros.....................

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Re: a pretty Super 4000 at Gruhn's

Postby Vidar Lund » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:30 am

Peter, is that one of the reasons why the British don´t want the Euro to replace the Pound Sterling?
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Re: a pretty Super 4000 at Gruhn's

Postby michael » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:48 am

Hi Peter and all,

if you are interested in the Super 4000 you can make me an offer, it is in mint condition. I have problems with my right shoulder and the guitar is too big for me.

Greetings from Germany
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Re: a pretty Super 4000 at Gruhn's

Postby Peter Clifton » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:03 am

Vidar, yes you are probably right in my case!

Michael, I'd love to, but wife was not to happy when I ran the idea past her. I need to sell a few more guitars first.
That is a stunning guitar.

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