Gibson Collectors Choice #37 Carmelita

  • Serial number: CC37A068
  • Colour / Finish: Carmelita Burst
  • 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
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Inlays: Trapezoid inlays
  • Pickup Configuration: H-H (2x Humbucker)
  • Neck Pickup: Gibson Burstbucker 3
  • Bridge Pickup: Gibson Burstbucker 3
  • Pickup Selector Switch: 3 way toggle
  • Controls: 2x volume, 2x tone
  • Bridge / Tremolo: Tune-O-Matic
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Including: Case & certificate
  • Special Features: Limited Edition
  • Weight: 3,91 kg
  • Country of Origin: Made in USA
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Gibson Collectors Choice #37 Carmelita · Electric Guitar

The Gibson Collector's Choice # 37 "Carmelita" is a replica of one of the most famous bursts on this planet and bears the original serial number 9-1953. (Page 104/105 BOTB)

A look at Carmelita is enough and you can see why lovers of original vintage Gibsons have traced the history of this guitar from the US mainland to Hawaii and back again. The significant grain of her maple top is immediately identifiable, even though she was given various nicknames due to several owner changes. After "The Claw" and "The Hawaiian Burst" it has been renamed by its two current owners in "Carmelita". "The Claw" refers to three finger-wide flames in the grain of the original guitar, exactly between the pickups.

Even though Gibson calls the two owners of this extraordinary guitar anonymous, they are not and one of them is Joe Bonamassa, who bought the guitar almost two years ago and made it Public in the Les Paul Forum:

Http: // www. Lespaulforum. Com / forum / showthread. Php 190605-Carmelita-aka-the-claw-aka-I-m-broke & highlight = Carmelita

Gibson Collector's Choice
With the Collector's Choice series introduced in 2010, Gibson has landed a massive hit. Following the success of the 1:1 copies of guitars played by celebrities such as Billy Gibbons, Jimmy Page or Gary Rossington, the Collector's Choice series extends the portofolio by offering 1:1 copies of vintage Les Pauls, which are owned by collectors and hence not that popular (yet), but nevertheless are fantastic instruments. The efforts involved in this procedure are almost beyond any imagination. The most important aspect of a Collector's Choice is, that the original guitar gets scanned by a laser. To execute this, the guitar either comes to Gibson, or Gibson comes to the guitar. Whatever is mandatory to receive a copy as perfect as possible, will be done. The tiniest details of each model are meticulously documented and reproduced because, as Custom Shop Historic Program Manager Edwin Wilson states, "our customers would never detect these details on the original guitar by themselves, but they expect us to do so."

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