A1190 Cromwell G-2 Flat Top Guitar...In the mid-1930s
Gibson introduced the "Cromwell" line of instruments. These were
intended to be sold through jobbers who did not carry the more
expensive Gibson line. All the Cromwell guitar models other than
the G-2 were arch top guitars. The flat top G-2 Cromwell guitars
are quite scarce, especially in good condition. Our example is
in very nearly mint condition! It has a paper label inside for Beare
& Sons, Toronto. It has a ladder-braced spruce top, mahogany
sides & back with ivoroid binding around soundhole, top and
back. Fingerboard has the characteristic Cromwell "skunk stripe"
down the center. Factory order number is 1438, indicating the
year of manufacture is 1935. This guitar has no cracks, no
playing wear and has all the original components in as-new
condition. It has the original chipboard case with leather handle, also
in very good shape!