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    Barney Kessel's 1963 Gibson A-50 Spec 12 Sunburst Mandolin, Serial # 63002.




    Barney Kessel's custom order 12-string A-50 that was used on the opening for Wouldn't Be Nice by The Beach Boys. The finish is original finish has a small area of strap rash on the back. Very nice, straight neck with no playwear. Very playable instrument. "B. Kessel" and his social security number are scratched into the back of the headstock. The body and headstock have chips, scratches and dings. This mandolin was consigned directly from Barney Kessel's widow and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by her is included. Gigbag included. Condition: Good.

    Barney Kessel was one of the most innovative jazz guitarists of all time. He was known for his brilliant harmonic improvisation, bluesy and swinging, hard-driving style. Kessel performed all over the world from the early 1940s until 1992. One of the most in-demand studio musicians, he worked on over 500 films, plus radio and TV. He made over 50 recordings under his own name and was the first to use the guitar as the predominate voice of a jazz trio instead of piano.
    Kessel also is featured on over 400 recordings of other artists such as Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Oscar Peterson, the Righteous Brothers, Barbara Streisand and Elvis Presley. A member of The Wrecking Crew, he played on many of the Beach Boys hits. During the 50s and 60s he won all the major magazine polls including Playboy, Esquire, Downbeat and Metronome. Kessel played for two presidents in the White House, was a musical ambassador for the State Department in 1981 and his many honors include an honorary doctorate from the University of Oklahoma.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    10th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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