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Gibson Barney Kessel Custom Electric Guitar #895844 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

A Gold-Standard Signature for One of the Most Influential Names in Jazz Guitar


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Condition: Used, Very Good

SP Luthier Notes: Cosmetic Treatment, Partial Refret, Fret Dress and Setup


About Manufacturer

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.


Model: Barney Kessel Custom

Serial #: 895844

Top: Spruce

Back & Sides: Flame Maple

Neck: Solid Flame Maple

Fingerboard: Brazilian Rosewood

Fingerboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl Bowtie

Peghead Inlay: Mother of Pearl Eighth Note

Binding: Triple Bound Body, Neck, and Soundholes

Hardware: Gold

Pickups: Gibson PAF Humbuckers

Pickguard: Beveled 5-Ply Black

Switching: 3-Way Toggle

Knobs: Gold Reflector Caps

Tuners: Grover Rotomatic

Bridge: Compensated Tune-O-Matic with Brazilian Rosewood Base

Tailpiece: Barney Kessel Engraved Nameplate

Lower Bout: 17"

Scale Length: 25 1/2"

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Case: Hardshell