Get into collecting with this awesome little guitar.

The Gibson Custom Shop Theodore is a limited run of 318 guitars.
One of Mr. McCarty's early designs which was never yet built until now.
Super light with great P90 sound.
(only removed from packaging and case for photos)

Gibson describes it as:

"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.

This very special Archive Collection run is limited to just 318 total instruments offered in three colors: Natural, Cherry, and Ebony. Each includes 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."

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Listed6 months ago
ConditionMint (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • Custom Shop Theodore
Finish
  • Cherry
Categories
Year
  • 2022 - Present
Made In
  • United States
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Fretboard Radius
  • 12"
Pickup Configuration
  • SS
Neck Construction
  • Set-Neck
Series
  • Gibson Archive Collection
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Body Material
  • Walnut
Model Family
  • Gibson Theodore
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Wrap-Around
Color Family
  • Red
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Offset Body
  • Yes
Nut Width
  • 1.69"
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
Number of Frets
  • 22

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