Gibson Custom Shop Theodore VOS – Cherry (limited edition)

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Gibson Custom Shop
Theodore VOS - Cherry (limited edition)
Historic Brown/Pink Hardshell

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Gibson Custom Shop Theodore VOS – Cherry (limited edition) Extra limited only 318 made!!

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.

Tech Specs


Number of Strings6
Weight2.928 kg / 6.452 lbs



Body ShapeTheodore
Body Material2-Piece Alder with Walnut Center Strip
Body FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer


Neck MaterialSolid Mahogany
Neck ShapeChunky 1957 C Shape
Neck JointLong Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius304.8 mm / 12″
Fingerboard MaterialIndian Rosewood
Fingerboard InlayPearloid Dot
Fret WireHistoric Gibson Narrow/Tall
Number of Frets22
Scale Length24.75″ / 628.65mm
Nut Width41.69″ / 42.85mm
Nut MaterialNylon
End Of Board Width


Hardware FinishNickel


Neck PickupCustom Soapbar P-90
Bridge PickupCustom Soapbar P-90
ControlsHistoric Black Top Hats
Pickup Selector3-Way Switchcraft



ModelCustom Shop Theodore VOS – Cherry
CollectionHistoric Collection
Weight ReliefNone
Saddle MaterialNickel
Tuning MachinesKluson Six In-Line with Cream Buttons
Pickguard4-ply Black
Truss RodAdjustable
Truss Rod CoverHistoric Stepped 2-ply
Control KnobsBlack
Switch TipAmber
Switch washerHistoric Black
Jack Plate Cover
Control CoversBlack
Strap Buttons2 – Aluminum
Mounting Rings
Pickup CoversBlack Soapbar
Output Jack1/4″ Switchcraft
Strings Gauge.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
CaseHistoric Brown/Pink Hardshell
AccessoriesPremium Leather Strap, a Print of the Original Signed Drawing, a 1957-style Catalog Page Print, and a Deluxe Certificate of Authenticity Booklet
Serial Number72263