2015 Gibson Custom Shop Solid Formed 17 Inch Venetian Hollowbody Archtop - Bruce Kunkel, Cremona Burst L-5 L-7c type
2015 Gibson Custom Solid Formed 17" Archtop by Bruce Kunkel! This is a beautiful example by Gibson Custom's Bruce Kunkel. This Gibson Solid Formed 17" archtop was made in very...
2015 Gibson Custom Solid Formed 17" Archtop by Bruce Kunkel!
This is a beautiful example by Gibson Custom's Bruce Kunkel. This Gibson Solid Formed 17" archtop was made in very low numbers and thus are seldom seen these days. They were a bit of a flop but certainly not because of the quality of the guitar. They were $6999 new back in 2015 and there was some push-back at that time. This is every bit the guitar of similar Gibson's including L-7c's and is in the vicinity of some L-5's, though in a much more simplified format. These didn't get the proper rollout when new and also didn't have the best name! Here's your chance to get one of these fine archtops in very good plus condition. There are a few light dings but is still very presentable. It plays exceptionally well and sounds great. The guitar comes with the original hardshell case, COA and other paperwork as shown.
The debut guitar in Gibson Custom's new Solid Formed™ Archtop Series, the 17" Hollowbody Venetian is born from a marriage of Gibson's 120-year legacy as the inventor of the archtop guitar and its ongoing reputation for innovation. This full-sized archtop is inch for inch the descendant of the legendary Gibson archtops of the 1930s, '40s and '50s, yet it surpasses even that lofty standard by employing a proprietary new Solid Formed™ spruce top and maple back, in which the grain of the wood is redirected into the arched shape, rather than severed as in traditional carving. The result is an elegant hollowbody archtop made from solid tonewoods, yet with a richer and more pronounced tone that lives and breathes like nothing you've ever experienced. Enhanced by a new stronger neck design that uses less wood, and with its resonance unimpeded by a "floating" pickguard-mounted mini-humbucker, it's a bold new leap in archtop evolution.
Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz.
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