We recently acquired this early 1960's (serial number 81789) Gibson Country Western from a local estate. It has great low action and sounds like a million bucks! The general condition is excellent considering the age. The finish appears original with the proper weather checking all around. The tuners are appropriate and appear original. The frets are in very good shape, showing light wear. I cannot say for sure that they are original. If it was re-fretted, they did a great job. There are two very fine cracks on the top in the expected locations, by the fingerboard and by the pickguard, both leading to the soundhole on the treble side. There is a crescent shaped ding on the lower bout of the top that under close inspection we noticed goes all the way through the top. The hole is about .02 inches (a small guitar string diameter) and could be steamed out and fixed. If we have the guitar over a month or so, we may address this. The bridge is lifting slightly but appears stable and the action is low. The owner recently had an L.R. Baggs pickup professionally installed. The volume control is accessed at the edge of the soundhole. There is a brushed brass endpin jack. The battery pouch is mounted inside the guitar, easily accessible. There is a water decal "Forbes" on the back of the headstock which is comon for guitars of this era. The local stores would put these on their inventory. We have seen these shop decals from all over the US, mostly in the '50s and '60s.
A more recent Gibson hardshell case is included in the price.