1966 GIBSON SG CUSTOM – EXTREMELY RARE CUSTOM COLOR/BLACK!

THIS IS A FACTORY ORIGINAL 1966 GIBSON LEFT HANDED SG CUSTOM WITH AN EXTREMELY RARE CUSTOM COLOR BLACK FINISH, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED BY GIBSON FACTORY SHIPPING LEDGER RECORDS (SEE PHOTO OF E-MAIL CONFIRMATION).

THE GUITAR HAS ALSO BEEN VERIFIED IN-HAND BY RUDY PENSA IN NEW YORK CITY ON 10/14/14 (SEE PHOTO). RUDY PENSA IS ONE OF THE LONG-TIME AND MOST RESPECTED VINTAGE GUITAR AUTHORITIES, AND WAS OWNER OF ONE OF THE ORIGINAL GUITAR SHOPS (RUDY’S MUSIC) ALONG THE LEGENDARY 48TH ST MUSIC ROW IN NEW YORK CITY.

DATES:
• SERIAL # : 849861 – DATES TO 1966 (847499 – 858999)
• POTS: 137 6529 (29TH WEEK OF 1965)

SPECS:
• FINISH: BLACK (ORIGINAL CUSTOM COLOR)
• BODY/NECK: MAHOGANY
• NECK WIDTH/SHAPE: 1 9/16 NUT WIDTH, C CONTOUR
• FINGERBOARD: EBONY WITH PEARL BLOCK INLAYS
• NECK SIDE MARKERS: SIDE MARKERS PRESENT ON BOTH SIDES
• NECK BINDING: SINGLE PLY/FINGERBOARD, 5-PLY ON HEADSTOCK
• NUT: BONE NUT REPLACEMENT
• TUNERS: ORIGINAL KLUSON WAFFLE BACKS
• PICKGUARD: ORIGINAL 5-PLY BLACK LARGE
• BRIDGE: ORIGINAL GOLD ABR-1 WITH LONG DELUXE/MAESTRO LYRE VIBROLA
• KNOBS: BLACK REFLECTOR CAPS WITH GOLD INSERTS
• PICKUPS: 3 PAT # HUMBUCKERS WITH UNTOUCHED SOLDER JOINT
• PICKUP COVERS: ORIGINAL GOLD, COVERS HAVE NEVER BEEN REMOVED
• CASE: ORIGINAL BLACK HARDSHELL WITH MARIGOLD INTERIOR LINING

THE ONLY NON-ORIGINAL PARTS ARE THE FRETS, WHICH ARE JUMBO FRET REPLACEMENTS, AND THE NUT IS A REPLACEMENT BONE NUT. IN ADDITION, THERE ARE 2 EXTRA SCREW HOLES ON THE BACK OF THE HEADSTOCK, ONLY ONE OF WHICH IS VISIBLE.

IN SUMMARY, THIS 1966 LEFT HANDED BLACK SG CUSTOM IS AMONG THE RAREST LEFT HANDED VINTAGE ELECTRIC GUITARS. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER ORIGINAL BLACK FINISH SG FROM THE 1960s. AMONG COLLECTORS, GUITARS WITH CUSTOM COLOR FINISHES ARE THE MOST PRIZED VINTAGE GUITARS. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY RARE AND STUNNING EXAMPLE!

$25,000

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2003 Gibson Brazilian Historic 1959 Les Paul, 100% Original, Superb!

Left Handed 2003 Brazilian Gibson Historic 1959/R9 Les Paul, 100% Original with OHSC, all tags, paperwork, COA. Near Mint condition with spectacular Cherry Sunburst flame top, and lightweight at around 8 1/4 lbs. The flame is lively and looks great from any angle – something you rarely see with newer R9s. And it plays and sounds as good as it looks!

This is my personal guitar and is the only non-vintage guitar in my collection. It is from the Golden Year for Gibson Brazilian R9 Les Pauls: 2003. I’ve owned dozens of beautiful Brazilian Les Pauls over the years, righty and lefty, but this is THE one; true collector condition/investment grade Brazilian R9 – the finest!

Was$15,000 Now $14,000

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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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2018 Gibson Historic 1959/R9 Les Paul, New with COA/OHSC, Magnificent Top!

This is a Brand New 2018 Left Handed R9 Les Paul, Royal Tea Burst, Gloss Finish, Nickel Hardware, Perfect Les Paul weight at 8.5 lbs.
If you’re in the market for an R9, it’s all about the top. This one has a stunning top, looks great from any angle or light – one of the best Les Paul tops I’ve ever had!
And it plays and sounds as good as it looks – R9s don’t get any better than this!

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2018 Gibson Historic 1959/R9 Les Paul, Brazilian Rosewood, New with OHSC/COA

This is a brand new Gibson R9 Les Paul, Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard, Vintage Cherry Sunburst, VOS, Nickel Hardware, great Les Paul weight: 8.5 lbs, perfect 59 neck profile and depth: .89/1st, .99/12th.

This was the nicest top of a small new production of Brazilian Rosewood R9s. Has all the nice features you want in an R9 Les Paul: Brazilian Rosewood, beautiful top, light weight, and comfortable neck. Brand new with OHSC, COA, and all tags/paperwork.

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1959 Gibson Les Paul Special, 100% Original, EXC+ Condition!

This is a Left Handed 1959 Gibson Les Paul Special, Double Cutaway, Cherry Finish, 2 P-90s, Wrap Bridge. This is an early 1959 model, and may be the earliest Left Handed Double Cutaway Les Paul Special in existence. The guitar is all original(except it comes in an early 70s Gibson hardshell case), and is in EXC+ condition.

As featured in the book of rare Lefty vintage guitars, Uncommon Sound, and Tony Bacon’s The Ultimate Guitar Book. 1959 – the pinnacle and holiest year for vintage Gibson guitars!

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