This is a beautiful 2007 Custom Shop Johnny A Standard with a dark natural finish. I am the 2nd owner and have had it since 2008. I purchased it from a studio musician who used it to record an album then sold it to me. I am just a hobbyist so the guitar has remained in my room or in its case and never gigged or toured. The guitar shows minimal and normal signs of play, just a knick or small ding here and there, all of which I’ve tried to show in the included pictures. The left horn is starting to chip and crack slightly at the seam, the right horn is perfect (as pictured). Most importantly this guitar was recently set up by Woodsongs in Boulder, CO, without a doubt the best set of luthiers in this area if not the USA, so you can rest assured that this beautiful guitar is in top form, straight and ready to go. They also installed a bone nut but no other modifications have been made.
The guitar sounds amazing and offers a wide array of tones, from dirty rock to clean jazz.
From Gibson’s Site:
” By merging timeless tone and taste with utterly contemporary technique, Johnny A has earned a reputation as one of the most talented guitarists working today. The original Johnny A Signature guitar became one of Gibson Custom’s most popular artist models right from its unveiling in 2003. Now the new Johnny A brings the same blend of classic appointments and original design forward with a host of great new features, in a superbly versatile new semi-acoustic electric guitar that you’ll want to call your own.
Blending features of Gibson’s big archtops of the past with innovative techniques of today, the Johnny A Signature is crafted by Gibson Custom with a “thinline” body routed from a single piece of select Grade-A mahogany, capped with a two-piece figured maple top. Unique Johnny A “scimitar” f-holes, elegant multi-ply binding. The quarter-sawn mahogany neck has the longer 25 1/2″ scale length and rounded profile that Johnny A prefers. Unique inlays in a bound, Ebony fingerboard and custom headstock. Two of Gibson’s immensely popular 57 Classic humbucking pickups offer that legendary blend of PAF-style warmth and bite, while a genuine Bigsby™ vibrato lends retro twang and wobble when you want it. Includes a hardshell Custom Shop case and Custom Crimson Certificate of Authenticity