Gibson Custom MTM 2020 60th Anniversary R0 V1

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This is a custom Made-to-Measure (MTM; upcharge), done by Curt and the gang at House of Guitars. They personally picked out the top and had it painted in a custom color (using as the base the standard color offering for 2020 called Golden Poppy Burst). The upper bouts and rims all around are done in a dark tea color. The top is super-flamed; the pictures don't do it justice; it is absolutely stunning. The guitar has barely been played, as I have been dealing with significant eldercare issues since shortly after receiving it.

For the R0 guitars, Gibson offers 3 versions, corresponding to the 3 versions they produced in 1960. V1 was produced in early 1960 and has the same specs as the 1959; V2 was produced in the middle part of the year and had a slimmer neck; and V3 was produced in the later part of the year and got the slimmest neck and reflector knobs. This one is the V1.

As previously mentioned, this one has the same specs as the 1959 model. The neck is full, but not chunky (.89 at the first fret and .993 at the twelfth fret); the edges are rolled so the shoulders aren't as pronounced. It fits comfortably in the fretting hand. The custom bucker pickups are not potted, which gives the tone a little more "bloom" without reducing the sustain. Brilliant.

Guitar is a svelte 8.5 lbs.

$5995 for my forum brothers, shipped CONUS and PP (gift preferred, but regular OK too). NO TRADES

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Merry Xmas bump. If Santa didn't come through for you, be your own Santa and nab this killer LP; you deserve it.
 

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Added neck depth measurements and weight to OP in response to several inquiries on this information.
 


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