A wonderful and well-preserved piece of Gibson history!
The home of Gibson electric guitars today is "Gibson USA," built in 1974 in Nashville specifically for the production of Gibson's Les Paul guitars. Although the entire guitar industry went through a slump in the late '70s, the spirit of innovation remained strong at Gibson. In response to a growing demand for vintage stylings, Gibson tapped its rich history and reissued the dot-neck version of the ES-335 in 1981 and the flametop sunburst Les Paul in 1982. At the same time, two legendary guitarists joined Gibson- B.B. King in 1980 with the Lucille model and Chet Atkins in 1982 with his new concept of a solidbody acoustic guitar.
Serial Number: 35616
Carved Flame Maple Back, Maple Sides, Birch Neck
Ivoroid Body, Peghead and Fingerboard Binding
Bound Oval Soundhole
All Original Frets
Mother of Pearl "Torch" w/ "The Gibson" Script Peghead Inlay
Handel Tuners w/ Pearl and Nickel-silver Flower Inlays
One-piece Ebony Bridge
Original Hardshell Case
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