9.7 of 10 condition (2 tiny superficial scratches on top, tiny bit of oxidation on the gold plating, 1 dent on back of neck)
If ever an artist earned his status as a guitar giant, it's Pat Martino. Signed as a session leader for Prestige Records at 20, he's been a innovator in jazz, fusion, and pop for over 4 decades. Eventually he designed a truly fantastic axe in conjunction with Gibson's Custom Shop. The gorgeous figured maple carved top, bound turtle pickguard, full body and neck binding, unmarked ebony fretboard (side dots only) and gold hardware and knobs give it unmatched visual appeal. A carved mahogany back and sides, 2 - '57 Classic humbuckers, a compound radius fingerboard, belly cut and Pat's special straight-pull peghead make it a player's dream. It seems to me that the jump off point for this design was the Les Paul - same size body (albeit a bit thinner) same scale, same nut width, same pickups, same wiring harness. Really it's just a bit thinner and lighter due to the semi-hollow body construction. An all around great axe, it can sound as fat and full in the hands of a jazzer or can shred almost like a Les. Altogether she's a tasty little delight that you can play beautiful or nasty music with.
Carved figured maple top
Carved-out mahogany back and sides
1-piece Mahogany neck
2 - '57 Classic humbucking pickups
Gold plated hardware
Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
24 3/4" scale
1 11/16" nut width
3-way, 2 volume, 2 tone
Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Original hardshell case included
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