Wikipedia: "While playing with Jimmy Witherspoon, Ford traded the L-5, plus $200, for a Super 400." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robben_Ford#Guitars Michael Ross, Getting Great Guitar Sounds 2nd edition, page 73: "As a teen playing with blues giant Jimmy Whiterspoon, Robben helped originate what became that smooth, singing L.A. guitar tone by playing a Gibson Super 400 big bodied, archtop, through a Fender Bassman." https://books.google.cz/books?id=CddgbKkAoxYC&pg=PA73&lpg=PA73&dq=robben+ford+live+with+jimmy+witherspoon+instruments&source=bl&ots=Xw6bchC9tu&sig=QVZZexgfDwM29eqhyM5zU7iL8jw&hl=cs&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj_w9zN4ejWAhWDzxQKHQgTBGsQ6AEIajAN#v=onepage&q=robben%20ford%20live%20with%20jimmy%20witherspoon%20instruments&f=falsemore
> Except for a ‘58 Les Paul, I’ve had nearly every desirable vintage guitar. I’ve had ’57 and ‘54 Stratocasters and a Broadcaster. I had an early goldtop Les Paul. I’ve had an L5 and a Super 400. I’ve had nearly every classic guitar and I don’t think I paid over $500 for any of them. - Premier Guitar interview, 2007.more
In this article Isaak talks about his Gibson Super 400: "I played a little show once – I think it was for iTunes – where they said, “Bring a guitar.” I thought, “I’ll bring an electric.” So I brought a funky little Silvertone amp and a little echo box, with my blond ’56 Super 400 (laughs)! Talk about overkill! People are looking at me like, “Uh huh… That’s a nice guitar.” I go, “Yes, it is. You have no idea!” Some people think you shouldn’t play that sort of stuff outside the house. But you know, I’m never going to sell this stuff. And it only comes out boots first!"more
With this Gibson archtop, Costello has been seen a lot of times, including photoshoots and concerts. It is possible that Keith Richards played that guitar, visible in photo below. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b1/Keith_Richards_and_Elvis_Costello_2012.jpg Another photo of him with Super 400 is here. http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/diffuser.fm/files/2014/12/630420.jpgmore
from the interview in the September 2001 issue of Vintage Guitar magazine: VG: What guitars did you use on the Elvis sessions? RYJ: Scotty Moore’s old Gibson Super 400 I have chosen to post a generic Super 400 as there a million iterations and I'm not 100% what version Scotty Moore's 3 pickup was, nor am I sure if it was a stock 3 pickup 400.more
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