Up for sale is a 2022 Gibson Theodore in Cherry.

This guitar is brand new (mint) and was only taken out of its case for photographs. I couldn't decide between natural and cherry, so I got both. I prefer the natural a little more, so this one is for sale. The VOS treatment has been applied to these, so any scratches or dull spots in the photos are the result of the VOS process. It's subtle, but it gives the guitar a nice vintage feel, which is appropriate given that it's based on a Ted McCarty design from the late 1950s.

One thing I will say about these guitars is that they are far more impressive in person. I wasn't sure about the tulip shape at first, but after seeing one in person, I can say it won't take long to get used to. It almost feels like a time capsule, and it's amazing how light and resonant this guitar is. It would have been cool if this had been released in the 1950s.

The guitar comes with the original case and all of the case candy, and it will be shipped in the original Gibson box.

Feel free to reach out with any questions.

From Gibson:

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.

This item is sold As-Described

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Listed6 months ago
ConditionMint (Used)
Mint items are in essentially new original condition but have been opened or played.learn more
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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