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Gibson Collector's Choice #34 "Blackburst, Electric Guitar
Item number: 10078827
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Electric Guitar • Serial number: CC34A 025 • Colour / Finish: Ebony • Technology: Solid Body • Body Shape: Single Cut • Strings: 6 string • Neck construction: Set in neck • Frets: 22 • Scale Length: 24,75" (62,87 cm) • Body Material: Mahogany • Top: Figured Maple • Neck: Mahogany • Neck Profile: Early '60s Profile • Fretboard: Rosewood • Fretboard radius: 12" • Fretboard Inlays: Trapezoid inlays • Pickup Configuration: H-H (2x Humbucker) • Neck Pickup: Gibson Custom Bucker Alnico III • Bridge Pickup: Gibson Custom Bucker Alnico III • Pickup Selector Switch: 3 way toggle • Controls: 2x volume, 2x tone • Bridge / Tremolo: Tune-O-Matic • Hardware: Nickel • Including: Case & certificate • Special Features: Limited special model • Weight: 3,97 kg • Country of Origin: Made in USA • At the beginning of 1960 Gibson, at the request of the former owner, actually did the unspeakable: they resprayed an already sunburst finished Les Paul with black lacquer. This act, which is now seen as a blasphemous act, was at that time nothing special, and had its reason. The first owner had fallen in love with the glossy black look of the Les Paul Custom, but unfortunately he did not have the necessary money to buy the more expensive guitar. So the cheaper model was painted black. In time, however, the true nature of the guitar under its black shell was evident. Nowadays this guitar is known under the name "Blackburst" and is part of a private collection. The replica of this unique guitar is now offered by Gibson in a strictly limited edition. As with all models of the Collector's Choice the original was, of course, meticulously measured, analyzed and reproduced. As with the original, the guitar was painted first in Sunburst and then in Ebony. Each guitar is accompanied with a "before" photo, which documents what is hidden under the black colour...
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