'62 BARNEY  KESSEL REGULAR Cherry Sunburst,  ALL ORIGINAL 2 P.A.F near Mint Conditions, code GI003

Own a great piece of history! The Barney Kessel model was produced in limited quantities from 1961 to 1974 The Kessel regular model features a 17” wide, full depth body 25 1/2 inch scale length. 43,2mm nut with a most playable slim taper neck, double pointed cutaways, 2 humbucking pickups, tune-o-matic bridge, trapeze tailpiece with raised diamond and model name on wooden insert, laminated beveled edge pickguard, crown peg head inlay, nickel plated parts. 3 way control switch, gold reflector cap knobs, Kluson Deluxe tuners. 5 ply beveled pickguard and bracket. Solid Honduras mahogany neck angle solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with virtually no fret wear or wear to the board. Nice Maple flame side bands and  bird's eyes back. Neck straight and comfortable "C" profile, rosewood fretboard, 12" radius, and split parallelogram inlays, perfectly adjusted!  Arched spruce top; arched figured and flame maple back and sides;  No scratches or breaks or repairs. The tone is 60's at its finest: fat, warm and sweet, with excellent clarity and balance across the range.Barney Kessel engraved nameplate tailpiece. Comes in its original Gibson case yellow interior. Guitar legend Barney Kessel began his career as an acolyte of his fellow Oklahoman Charlie Christian. With a career that spanned from the bands of Artie Shaw and Charlie Barnet, to the combos of Charlie Parker and Oscar Peterson, Kessel's resume spanned the most formative years of the contemporary jazz guitar. After a short-lived endorsement deal with Kay, Kessel became a Gibson artist, and his namesake model made its debut in 1961, and remained available until 1973.






1963 Barney Kessel

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