Gibson Custom Modern Archtop Guitar #CS800632 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

A Sparkling Burgandy Modern Archtop from the Gibson Custom Shop.

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Condition Used, Excellent

An easy-playing archtop with plenty of pizazz! The Modern Archtop takes cues from many of the classic archtops we've come to know and love from the folks at Gibson while adding sleek updated design elements and modern contruction techniques. This guitar is light and comfortable to play while still retaining a rich voice that can handle a variety of playing situations. 

Manufacturer's Description from Gibson Guitars

The home of Gibson electric guitars today is "Gibson USA," built in 1974 in Nashville specifically for the production of Gibson's Les Paul guitars. Although the entire guitar industry went through a slump in the late '70s, the spirit of innovation remained strong at Gibson. In response to a growing demand for vintage stylings, Gibson tapped its rich history  and reissued the dot-neck version of the ES-335 in 1981 and the flametop sunburst Les Paul in 1982. At the same time, two legendary guitarists joined Gibson- B.B. King in 1980 with the Lucille model and Chet Atkins in 1982 with his new concept of a solidbody acoustic guitar.

Gibson world headquarters moved to Nashville in 1984 with the closing of the Kalamazoo plant. The financially troubled company was rescued in January 1986 by Henry Juszkiewicz and David Berryman, and the new owners quickly restored Gibson's reputation for quality as well as its profitability.

 

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.

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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.

Specifications

Serial Number: CS800562

Weight: 6lbs 12oz

Body Style: Archtop

Body: Carved Spruce Top, Carved Mahogany Back & Sides

Top: Nitrocellulose

Neck: Solid Mahogany with Tapered Apex Headstock

Neck profile: Medium C-Shape

Nut width: 1.687”, 42.85mm

Fingerboard: Richlite

Scale length: 25.5”, 65.024cm

Number of frets: 22

Nut: Corian

Inlay: Modern Small Perloid Block

Bridge: Ebony Saddle

Tailpiece: Custom Trapeze

Knobs: Black Top Hats

Tuners: Grover Kidney

Plating: Nickel

 

Neck pickup: 57 Classic

Bridge pickup: 57 Classic

Controls: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness, Switchcraft Toggle Switch

Case: Black Custom Shop