Many outstanding musicians consider the Super 400 CES to be the finest electric Spanish guitar made
Gibson 1970 Electric Acoustics catalog. Page 7. Details of the Gibson Super 400-CES electric acoustic guitar; a fine hollow body archtop jazz guitar.
Carved top of finest spruce, carved back of figured curly maple with matching rooms. Five piece curly maple neck, adjustable truss board. Evony fingerboard, Pearl block inlays. Adjustable Tune-o-Matic bridge. Exclusive Super 400 tailpiece. Powerful twin humbucking pickups. Hand bound custom pickguard. Gold plated metal parts.
Zone 1 US prices of the time (March 1970) were $1225 ($1275 in Natural finish). By September 1970, the extra charge for Natural finish was dropped.