2011 Gibson ’67 Flying V, Historic/Custom Shop, Near Mint with COA/OHSC!

This is a 2011 Gibson ’67 Flying V, short Maestro Vibrola, Historic/Custom Shop model, Antique Natural finish, Mahogany body/neck, rosewood fingerboard, chrome hardware, Gibson Deluxe (Kluson-style) tuners, reflector cap knobs, pickups are BB#2/neck and BB#3/bridge. Has a nice medium Neck profile – .85/1st fret, .99/12th fret. The V has a nice light weight at around 7 lbs.

This guitar is unplayed and in Near Mint condition, with just a handful of tiny dings on the back, some very light aging on the chrome tailpiece. Has one added strap knob on the bottom horn. It looks like a new guitar – this is the last Gibson guitar from a collection of unplayed modern era high-end Gibsons. The V was purchased in 2011 from Max Guitars in The Netherlands.

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2018 Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Explorer, Clapton Cut, Cherry, Heavy Aged, New with COA/OHSC!

This is one of the coolest guitars to come out of the Gibson Custom Shop: 2018 Gibson Custom Shop Explorer, Extra/Elbow Cut, with a heavy aged One-Piece Mahogany Body, Faded Cherry Finish, Gold plated Nickel hardware. This model is patterned after the 1958 Explorer owned by Eric Clapton. It is brand new with OHSC, COA, and all paperwork/tags. The weight is light at only 7 lbs, 12 oz. This is only one of a limited run of 5 in the Faded Cherry.

Model Background

So few 1958-1960 Explorers were ever made that sightings of these are rarer still. The most notable, however, is likely the ’58 acquired by Eric Clapton during a U.S. tour in 1974 from Alex Music in NYC. I saw Clapton during the 461 Ocean Blvd. tour of 1974 at the West Palm Beach International Raceway. I recall him playing this guitar – he played it for a few cuts before the weather turned bad(there were tornados in the area that day).

The guitar was used for several tracks on the album E.C. Was Here. Also seen draped around Clapton in a prominent Music Man amplifier catalog of the mid ’70s(see pic), this guitar apparently had been modified by a previous owner, who cut off a portion of the Explorer’s angular upper-rear bout.

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2018 Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Explorer, Clapton Cut, Natural, Heavy Aged, New with COA/OHSC!

This is a right handed 2018 Gibson Custom Shop Explorer, Extra/Elbow Cut, with a heavy aged One-Piece Mahogany Body, Natural Finish, Gold plated Nickel hardware. This model is patterned after the 1958 Explorer owned by Eric Clapton. It is brand new with OHSC, COA, and all paperwork/tags. The weight is light at only 7 lbs, 12 oz. This is only one of a limited run of 5 in the Natural Finish. I also have the same guitar in Cherry finish, one of only 5 in the Cherry finish.

Model Background

So few 1958-1960 Explorers were ever made that sightings of these are rarer still. The most notable, however, is likely the ’58 acquired by Eric Clapton during a U.S. tour in 1974 from Alex Music in NYC. I saw Clapton during the 461 Ocean Blvd. tour of 1974 at the West Palm Beach International Raceway. I recall him playing this guitar – he played it for a few cuts before the weather turned bad(there were tornados in the area that day).

The guitar was used for several tracks on the album E.C. Was Here. Also seen draped around Clapton in a prominent Music Man amplifier catalog of the mid ’70s(see pic), this guitar apparently had been modified by a previous owner, who cut off a portion of the Explorer’s angular upper-rear bout.

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2014 Gibson Historic 1959/R9 Les Paul, Cherry Sunburst VOS, , Near Mint!

This is a 2014 Gibson Historic 1959/R9 Les Paul, Cherry Sunburst VOS with a Beautiful Figured Top. Includes all tags, paperwork, and OHSC. Even though this guitar is pre-owned, it’s as close to a new guitar as you will find. It has 3 tiny dings on the back only – otherwise this guitar looks, feels, and plays like new.

I like a lot of Red in a Les Paul Sunburst, and this one’s got it. Cherry Sunburst is my favorite color in a Les Paul. And the flametop is gorgeous on this one!

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