Gibson Custom Shop Theodore – Cherry – VOS (limited edition)

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

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Gibson Custom Shop Theodore – Cherry – VOS – 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.

Specs:

  • Body Shape: Theodore
  • Body Material: 2-Piece Alder with Walnut Center Strip
  • Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Profile: Chunky 1957 C Shape
  • Scale Length: 24.75″ / 628.65mm
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Number Of Frets: 22
  • Frets: Historic Gibson Narrow/Tall
  • Nut Material: Nylon
  • Nut Width: 1.69″ / 42.85mm
  • Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
  • Headstock: Scimitar
  • Headstock inlay: Gibson Logo in Mother of Pearl
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel
  • Tuner Plating: Nickel
  • Bridge: Wraparound
  • Tuning Machines: Kluson Six In-Line with Cream Buttons
  • Pickguard: 4-ply Black
  • TrussRod: Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover: Historic Stepped 2-ply
  • Control Knobs: Historic Black Top Hats
  • Switch Tip: Amber
  • Switchwasher: Historic Black
  • Control Covers: Black
  • Strap Buttons: 2 – Aluminum
  • Pickup Covers: Black Soapbar
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Soapbar P-90
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Soapbar P-90
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 500K CTS Audio Taper Potentiometers, Bumblebee Capacitors, Hand-Wired
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
  • Output Jack: 1/4″ Switchcraft
  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: Historic Brown/Pink Hardshell
  • Accessories: Premium Leather Strap, a Print of the Original Signed Drawing, a 1957-style Catalog Page Print, and a Deluxe Certificate of Authenticity Booklet