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1958 Lee Gibbs Concertone — we do repairs, too!

1958 Lee Gibbs Concertone by Montgomery Wards 1958 Lee Gibbs Concertone

Here is a view that most of us rarely get to see. This is 1958 Lee Gibbs Concertone by Kay for Montgomery Wards with the back removed for repair. Here is a clear view of the quality construction that is most often credited to Gibson, Martin and other high end guitar makers of the day!

This Goldtop beauty came in with a damaged back which has been removed and repaired. Having the back off the guitar greatly aids repairing loose bracing, a common problem in older guitars, and all braces have been reglued. All that remains is replacing the back and binding and plug in and play! Note that this guitar shares switches, controls and tailpiece (not pictured) with the famous Kay K-161 Jimmy Reed guitar.

If you’re in San Francisco or anywhere else, drop us a line if you’d like your catalog store guitar repaired, refinished or expertly set-up; these guitars are our passion and we know them inside-out! Call us at 415.255.0618 or email Kevin today for a free consultation.

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While Fender and Gibson are the most iconic American guitars today, the real dream guitars carry more humble names like Kay, Harmony, Silvertone and Old Kraftsman. These catalog guitars of the '50s an '60s are the guitars of our dreams, and our store is the place where those dreams come true!