Gibson Theodore 2022 Cherry

$ 6800.00

An exciting and historic release from the Gibson Custom Shop, and in such limited numbers!
One of only 106 Cherry Gibson “Theodore” Custom Shop pieces. Reasonable offers considered, but realistically the price is firm at the moment.
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Buried deep in the Gibson archives is a wealth of historical information unknown to the general public, including extensive historical ephemera, memos, photographs, shipping records, concept drawings, and blueprints for instruments that, for one reason or another, were never produced – until now. Gibson is proud to introduce the Gibson Archive Collection – instruments that were initially conceived years ago that have been refined and updated for today’s players. Expect new models in this Collection to be introduced over the next several years. The Gibson Archive Collection – years in the making and more than worth the wait.
Inspired by Original Drawings From 1957 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 the height of his creative output was in 1957 when he sought to modernize Gibson’s electric guitar 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 an alder body, scimitar headstock, double Florentine cutaways, and a walnut center strip. The lightweight, balanced construction is extremely comfortable, and the powerful P-90 pickups produce effortless sustain and a rich diversity of tones.
Included is a Historic-style brown/pink case, a premium leather strap, a print of the original signed drawing, a 1957-style catalog page print, and a deluxe Certificate of Authenticity booklet.
Features:
• Natural Nitrocellulose Finish
• 2-Piece Alder Body with Walnut Center Strip
• Mahogany Neck
• Indian Rosewood Fretboard
• 24-3/4″ Scale Length
• Chunky 1957 C Shape Neck Profile
• Pearl Dot Inlays
• 1.687″ / 42.85mm Nylon Nut
• Custom Soapbar P-90 Pickups
• Bumblebee Capacitors, Hand-Wired
• Nickel Hardware
• Wraparound Bridge
• Historic Black Top Hat Knobs
• Kluson Six In-Line with Cream Button Tuners

Includes:
• Gibson Custom Shop Historic Brown/Pink Hardshell Case
• Certificate of Authenticity
• Premium Leather Strap
• Print of the Original Signed Drawing
• 1957-style Catalog Page Print