Used Gibson Barney Kessel Custom 1963 Cherry Sunburst

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We are super excited to share with you today this fantastic 1963 Gibson Barney Kessel Custom.  This guitar is completely original except for the missing wood “Barney Kessel” tailpiece insert, an upgraded tune-o-matic birdge, and a new bone nut.

Cosmetically she looks good.  A good amount of finish checking has started to take place and there are some cosmetic dings and scratches that can be seen in the pictures above.  Structurally this Gibson is great.  No separation on any seams, the neck joint is still tight, and the binding has lot let go from the instrument at all.  The only flaw to this instrument that can be corrected is that the pickups seem to be out of phase from one another in the middle position.  We have chosen to leave that be “as-is” because there are no signs that any electronic work was ever done to this guitar.  It is more than likely that it came from the factory that way.
Despite the wear and tear, this guitar has aged beautifully and plays just as well as the day it was new.  It is strung with Rotosound Flatwound strings and is just so smooth and easy to play.  Includes a HSC.  Don’t let this one pass you by.

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