Holy smokes this thing is cool! 1968 Gibson Barney Kessel hollow body in its original cherry sunburst finish! The whole shop agrees that this is the coolest jazz box ever produced by Gibson. Fully hollow double cutaway maple body, 3-piece mahogany neck with a factory stinger on the headstock! Original “patent number” humbucking pickups, and a smaller 1 and 9/16th inch nut width. Super comfortable, resonant and great playing guitar. Overall this guitar is in very good condition for its age, showing some play wear / ding and dents. There are some stress cracks on either side of the body in the cutaways. They are stable and show no signs of movement. Aside from a replaced tailpiece and some additional holes on the face of the body from an aftermarket tailpiece this example is original and comes complete with its original hardshell case.

Year: 1968.

Model: Barney Kessel Hollow Body

Serial: 899387.

Finish: Cherry Sunburst.

Case: Original hardshell case.

Weight: 6lbs. 11oz.

Condition: Very good condition, less play and finish wear.

Modifications: Replaced tailpiece, and extra holes from aftermarket tailpiece.

Comments: Woah! '68 Barney Kessel Hollow Body in its original (and stunning) Cherry Sunburst finish!

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Thunder Road Guitars

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