Gibson 1937 Super 400
This Super 400 has some very interesting history behind it. I purchased it from a gentleman in Los Angeles, CA, who had several years earlier, bought it from a gentleman in Santa Cruz, CA. Supposedly, this instrument had been kept under a bed for 30-40 years, thus the reason why it is such good shape.
According to Mr. Spann, there is a bit more history about this instrument's beginning.
This Super 400 'was originally taken out as a salesman's sample by Gibson salesman Lanky Neal on 21 January 1938. It did not sell and was returned to the factory. On 18 April 1938 it was shipped to J. Pariso on "dealer exchange". The guitar still did not sell and was returned to the factory a second time. Finally, on 18 August 1943 it was shipped to Robbie & Sons in a second-hand #400 case. There is no mention of it in the Gibson shipping ledgers after that point in time.'