Barney Kessel's Circa 1946/1947 Gibson ES-350 Sunburst Arc...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionBarney Kessel's Circa 1946/1947 Gibson ES-350 Sunburst Archtop Electric Guitar. Barney Kessel's personal ES-350 modified with a late 30's Charlie Christian pickup.The headstock has been repaired or replaced. The neck is likely original but has been refretted and rebound. The entire guitar has been refinished. The tuners are Schaller tuners. The holes from the previous tuners have been filled. Possible overlay (holly veneer) on the now blank headstock. Kessel had a feud with Gibson in the 1960's and would often cover the Gibson logo. A very iconic guitar from one of the true legends of the instrument during the last gasp of pop jazz. Included is the guitar stand that Barney used with this guitar. No visible serial number. Hard case included. Condition: Fair.
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