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Gibson Custom Shop Archive Collection Theodore VOS Cherry 6.2 #72278

Serial Number: #72278

Gibson’s Legendary former president Theodore “Ted” McCarty helped develop some of the most iconic electric guitars ever during the 1950s and early 1960s, including the Les Paul, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, SG, and Firebird models. He enjoyed sketching new instrument ideas during meetings, and height of his creative output was in 1957 when he sought to mondernize Gibson’s electric guitars designs significantly. On March 18th 1957, Ted detailed and signed his drawing for a new solid body instrument which was never produced…until now. Gibson Custom SHop is proud to present the “Theodore,” inspired by Ted McCarty’s original drawing and notes. Its unique features include adn alder body, scimitar headstock, double Florentine cutaways and a walnut center strip. The lightweight, balanced construction is extremely comfortable, and a powerful P-90 pickups produce effortless sustain and a rich diversity of tones. This very special Archive collection run is limited to just 318 total instruments offered in three colors: Natural, Cherry, and Ebony. Each includes a Historic-style brown/pink case, a premuim leather strap, a print of the original signed signed drawing, a 1957-style catalog page print, and a deluxe Certificate of Authenticity booklet. 

Other features include:

  • Shape Theodore
  • Body Wood 2-Piece Alder with Walnut Center Strip
  • Neck Wood Mahogany
  • Neck Profile Chunky 1957 C Shape
  • Width at Nut 1.687″
  • Fingerboard Indian Rosewood
  • Scale Length 24.75″
  • Number of Frets 22
  • Nut Nylon
  • Inlay Pearloid Dot
  • Bridge Wraparound
  • Knobs Historic Black Top Hats
  • Tuners Kluson Six In-Line with Cream Buttons
  • Nickel Plating
  • Neck Pickup Custom Soapbar P-90
  • Bridge Pickup Custom Soapbar P-90
  • Controls 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 500K CTS Audio Taper Potentiometers, Bumblebee Capacitors, Hand Wired
  • Case Historic Brown/Pink Hardshell
  • CSASTCHV0NH1
  • 6 lbs 2 oz
  • #72278

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$4,999.00

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