Here is an amazing 1968 Gibson Barney Kessel Custom. This BK Custom features a Highly Flamed and Attractive Maple Top, Double Cutaway Archtop Construction, Gold Hardware, Bow Tie Fingerboard Inlays, and Two Patent Number Humbucking Pickups. To top it off the guitar comes with its Original Black Hardshell Case and both Gibson Hang Tags with the "Barney Kessel Custom" stamped designation. The guitar does not have an Orange Label and appears to have never had one. Instead, the matching headstock serial number is factory stamped inside the bass side f-hole. Very Good vintage condition displaying play wear with finish checking. Some typical stress lines at the jack have been pro repaired. One tuner had failed for the original owner in the 1970s and he replaced the tuner resulting in two extra screw mounting holes. We had an original waffle back tuner that we have installed and touched up the two holes. The pickups are factory wired out of phase in the middle position which is consistent with other mid 1960s Barney Kessel Customs we have had in recent years. A beautifully Flamed and Rare Barney Kessel Custom with Hang Tags that is ready to be enjoyed.

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Listed2 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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  • Barney Kessel Custom
  • Sunburst
  • 1968
Made In
  • United States
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Body Material
  • Maple
Neck Construction
  • Set-Neck
Body Type
  • Hollow Body
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
  • Barney Kessel
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Finish Pattern
  • Sunburst
Color Family
  • Red
  • Orange
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Model Sub-Family
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Stop-Bar
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Model Family
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
Number of Frets
  • 20

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