Introduced in 1948 as the less expensive alternative to the Super 400, much like the role the L-7 filled in relation to the L-5. The Super 300 has nickel plated hardware instead of gold, a rosewood fingerboard instead of the typical ebony of the Super 400 (many 400s in the late '40s and very early '50s had rosewood as well), double parallelogram inlays in place of blocks, and a crown on the headstock in place of the split diamond. Construction-wise though it shares its features with its more decked out sibling. The top is carved, graduated spruce, the back is solid carved maple with solid maple sides, and the neck is maple (3 pieces with a center strip of walnut).
This example presents in all original condition with single line, single ring Kluson Deluxe tuners (one slightly bent) which function perfectly and hold tune well. The bridge and tailpiece are original. The guitar is completely free of cracks, breaks, or repairs. The finish is all original. The back is lightly figured while the sides are heavily figured. The top is made of a fine piece of spruce and the soundboard on this one speaks loudly and clearly. Notes have clear definition and all ring out clearly at all frets. Cosmetically there is some finish checking and minor dings and scratches, as weall as a small chip in the treble side corner of the headstock.
The guitar comes with a fully functional hardshell case with an interesting, large decal on the front. This case appears to likely be original to the guitar. All latches and hinges work well. The liner is loose focally by the headstock, but could easily be reattached with a light adhesive. There is also some gaffer tape along the lower bout top edge.
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