Gibson Vegas Highroller
Genuinely one of Gibsons rarest production models of the last few years.
Please forgive my nerdiness on this – I’ve studied them in fairly great depth over the years!!!
This model was released in 2006 as a brand new design.
There were two versions (as well as a few prototypes). The standard and the Highroller.
The standard had a plain top and split diamond inlays. The Highroller got the AAA flame maple top, gold hardware and the block inlays.
Construction wise it’s a solid, semi hollow body. That means the body is made of solid mahogany that has chambers routed out and a flat maple cap is put on top with f holes cut out. It’s exactly the same process as a midtown, thinline tele or Les Paul es but not the same as a 335 year high is made of laminate pieces that are moulded to shape with heat and a solid block of wood ran through the middle.
Other things of note are the ebony fret board, GOLD frets (only used on 3 Gibson models ever I think) and the Firebird style headstock.
This is one of my personal guitars and after seeing a picture of one a few years ago I became fixated on getting one. I searched every source, every day for about 8 months and finally found one at a shop in New Zealand where I imported this one from. 2 weeks later another appeared for sale in Kent – so of course I then had 2!!!
I sold the other one ages ago and now it’s time to think about moving this one on.
In recent months there was one listed with another dealer for about £4.5k and another with another dealer was listed for about £3.5k but that had a massive chip on the top!!!!
This comes with the original papers and hardcase and is in very very good condition.
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