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Gibson 1962 Crest

by Gibson
$49,000.00
Soho: Out of stock / Scarsdale: In stock
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The Gibson Crest was a model originally conceived by Andy Nelson, during his time working for Gibson as a salesman and touring the country from 1955-1965 collecting custom orders and obtaining new "ideas" for Gibson to consider. With design ties to the Gibson L5 CT/CES, and with a "florentine" cutaway and a thinline body style, this particular guitar is in a class of its own, as there are thought to have been only 6 produced during its short initial run between 1959-62.

This model has a carved Spruce top with Maple back and sides, Maple neck and Ebony fingerboard, sporting a gleaming Sunburst finish. Vintage looks that can kill paired with 2 Original PAF humbuckers that can hold their own in almost any musical arena, this guitar has it all.

Some distinctive adornments are the larger open-book headstock similar to the type seen on L-5 models of the period and an intricate mother-of-pearl inlay depicting a coat of arms with three Moorish crescents on the shield. As well as Split-Block fingerboard inlays borrowed from the Super-400 and a two-footed removable rosewood bridge with decorative MOP side inlays and a Tune-O-Matic top. 

-Varitone Circuit electronics were uninstalled years ago, but comes with the guitar.

-Tailpiece is not original.

-Each Crest has a different pickguard, hard to say how it came from the factory.

Serial #60319 w/ Original Hardshell Case

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“There is truly nothing like it. The highest quality professional gear and The Rudy’s custom shop are undeniably one of the best!” Mike S.