1935 Recording King Carson J Robison Guitar
(No serial number) Built by Gibson, this guitar was issued to capitalize on the fame of Robinson, who was the first Singing Cowboy. It is in excellent condition with a couple of repairs. The body is identical to a Kalamazoo KG11, also built by Gibson. Based on the Gruhn book, this guitar was only built from fall 1939 until fall 1940. Excellent condition. Has the larger 1-3/4 nut on the chunky neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and small straight bridge, sunburst top, mahogany back and sides with a Adirondack spruce top, top binding only, and original firestripe pickguard. The body is slightly shorter than the Gibson L00. This is a remarkably original guitar. Black button tuners are original. Original ladder bracing gives that authentic Delta blues and old time sound. The action is very low and playable. It sounds much larger than a small body guitar. This is an excellent guitar for ragtime or fingerstyle blues. Two top cracks from the edges of the bridge on each side have been glued and cleated and should present no future issue. Click here for a video clip of this guitar as played by Nathan Beaumont of the Duck Wallow Band, Brandon FL. Comes with a newer soft case.
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