This consignment 1941 Gibson B-135 (B-135-741) is Gibson’s top of the line all-laminated model and was only built for 3 years, 1939-41. Deluxe features are a 3-piece neck with beautifully carved scroll, Single unit Kluson tuners, Ebony fittings, Macassar ebony fingerboard, and amber lacquer over the curly maple and spruce outer ply layers. The replacement tailpiece is a black painted Kay. The original solid endpin has been replaced by a German adjustable endpin.
Top length 42″, Upper bout width 21″, Middle bout with 15″, Lower bout width 25 3/4″, Depth at beck 7 3/8″, Depth at upper bout corner 7 1/2″, , Depth at tail 8 1/4″, String length 42 1/2″. The neck angle is excellent, yielding a bridge height of 7 1/8″.
Older repairs to the pegbox, neck heel and top are well done. Recent repairs included regaling the loose fingerboard, making the endpin fit tighter to the end block, a fingerboard dressing, and a brand new Teller bridge without adjusters. Strung with Obligato strings for pizz or arco play, the bass responds easily with a full throated and even voice, with enough complexity for harmonic interest. With cover.