This is a super cool and very rare first year Bluegrass F-47. The serial number is 23924 which dates it to 1963, the first year of this model. Only a few of these acoustics received the rare double horsehead and horseshoe pickguard and its been quite awhile since we have seen another. Overall the guitar is in excellent condition with some light wear throughout the instrument. The guitar has been played and there are some small dings and scratches on the front and back. Overall the finish remains bright and vibrant and the tone is incredible. The guitar is structurally sound with the exception of a stable crack running just under the pickguard, it doesn't seem to go all the way through and does not affect the integrity of the body. The neck is straight on this guitar and the bridge etc is stable.
This is a ONE OWNER instrument we purchased locally from the original owner. It features a 16" narrow-wasit style, mahogany sides and back, Spruce Flat Top, Mahogany back and sides and Bound rosewood fingerboard and bridge. The pickguard is the highlight of this instrument, the attention to detail is amazing. This acoustic has a wonderfully resonant and broken in tone, very easy to play and is great for all picking styles. Its loud but not overpowering and retains a clear top and balanced bottom end. Comes with the original case.