Gibson Theodore

From the Archives comes this un-Gibson like Gibson Theodore!

Buried deep in the Gibson archives is a wealth of historical information unknown to the general public, including extensive historical ephemera, memos, photographs, shipping records, concept drawings, and blueprints for instruments that, for one reason or another, were never produced – until now. Gibson is proud to introduce the Gibson Archive Collection – instruments that were initially conceived years ago that have been refined and updated for today’s players. Expect new models in this Collection to be introduced over the next several years. The Gibson Archive Collection – years in the making and more than worth the wait.

On March 18th, 1957, Ted detailed and signed his drawing for a new solid body instrument which was never produced…until now. Gibson Custom Shop is proud to present the “Theodore,” inspired by Ted McCarty’s original drawing and notes.

Its unique features include an alder body, scimitar headstock, double Florentine cutaways, and a walnut center strip. The lightweight, balanced construction is extremely comfortable, and the powerful P-90 pickups produce effortless sustain and a rich diversity of tones.

This very special Archive Collection run is limited to just 318 total instruments offered in three colors: Natural, Cherry, and Ebony. Each includes a Historic-style brown/pink case, a premium leather strap, a print of the original signed drawing, a 1957-style catalog page print, and a deluxe Certificate of Authenticity booklet.

Looks cool though!

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