This is a unique and gorgeous example of Dean Gordon's work and a true piece of "playable history". Dean has been working in the Chelsea NY area of NYC for many years as a repair tech and in-demand custom guitar builder/Luthier. The building this guitars body is built from has more historic significance than we can fit into this description. So for starters, The Chelsea Hotel was built between 1883 and 1885 and opened to the public in 1885. When first built it was the tallest building in NYC. Many of the world's most famous celebrities and musicians from the likes of Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Andy Warhol and Mark Twain, just to name a few have resided there over the course of their careers. As of August 1, 2011, the Chelsea hotel has stopped taking reservations in order to begin renovations. Dean has been able to get some incredible pieces of this historic buildings White Pine, in order to build these special new guitars. This LTD Edition Chelsea JM "Color Series" in particular has an extremely resonant and woody voice, full of tonal complexities hard to find in a brand new guitar. It also plays with ease and is a nice balanced weight of 7lbs 5.2oz.

The body of this particular instrument is built from a 2 piece floorboard from the Chelsea Hotel (reclaimed White Pine) The colors on the body are all original to the Hotel, from a spray painted piece, possibly to caution workers. The neck is made of Michigan Silver Maple. The pickups in this instrument are Mcnelly Stagger Swaggers. A great sounding Humbucker with tons of clarity and crisp highs and a balanced low-end.

If your looking for a unique Offset, with loads of mojo, character and originality; this may just be your ticket. Set up w/ low action and a set of 10's.

Body: Chelsea Hotel White Pine 2 Piece Floorboard
Body Finish: Shellac
Neck: Michigan Silver Maple w/ Rosewood board
Neck Finish: Oil/Satin Finish
Profile: Medium C .870" 1st fret - .960.12th fret
Radius: 10-16" Compound Radius
Frets: 22
Fret Size: 6150 Stainless Steel (Med Jumbo)
Scale: 25 1/2"
Side Dots: Abalone / Top Dots: Abalone
Nut Width: 1 11/16th"
Nut Material: Bone
Pickups: Mcnelly Stagger Swagger V2 w/ Foil Mesh
Controls: 3 way blade-switch, Master Volume, Master Tone
Bridge: Aged Hipshot Hardtail
Tuners: Aged Gotoh Klusons Knobs: Aged Knurled Comes w/ Mono Sleeve Gig-Bag, Strap, COA and Case Candy
7lbs 5.2oz
South Shore Guitar Boutique

South Shore Guitar Boutique

Dean Gordon
Brand New
South Shore Guitar Boutique
Mike Termini
North Babylon, NY
11:30 AM
Monday,Tuesday By Appointment Only Wednesday-Saturday 12:00PM to 6:00PM Sunday: Closed

Items purchased must be paid within 24hr.

We offer free shipping on selected products within the continental U.S. Please contact us before purchasing if you have any questions. Our primary shipping vendor is Fedex ground with insurance. For small accessories, P.O. boxes, or non-continental US customers, we may use the United States Postal Service. Expedited Orders We will upgrade the shipping delivery method to 2-day, or overnight (if applicable) upon request (charges will apply). Consignment Items Consignment Items do not qualify for free shipping, Shipping will be calculated at checkout. Sales Tax 8.625% sales tax will be added to all orders within New York State.

Returns on New items are accepted (unless noted in the description), and must occur within 4 days from when you receive the item. (buyer must notify us that they will be returning the item within 4 days of receiving the item, or return will be void) Buyer pays for shipping cost , Buyer is responsible for returning the item undamaged, we can provide return label which cost will be deducted from the refund owned to the buyer. A 10% restocking fee will also be assessed upon return of the item. We reserve the right to refuse refund if item is not returned in the same condition it was originally shipped to the buyer. Returns on Used items are accepted (unless noted in the description), and must occur within 2 days after receiving the item. (buyer must notify us within 72 hours of receiving the item if they plan to return the item or return will be void. Buyer pays for return shipping , Buyer is responsible for returning the item undamaged. We can provide return label which cost will be deducted from the refund owned to the buyer. A 10% restocking fee will also be assessed upon return of the item. Used effects pedals and accessories are not returnable. All items must be complete including all original packaging, accessories and documentation. With the exception of defective and/or “damaged during shipping” items, all shipping charges will be charged to the customer, even if the order was shipped free. Items will be inspected before issuing a credit. S.S.G.B. reserves the right to refuse items that were not returned to us in the same condition as when they were delivered to the customer. Certain items are non-returnable (effect pedals, tubes, strings etc.). Consignment Items are not returnable.