Gibson Custom Shop
We want the buying process to be simple and easy. That's why we offer a number of great options to pay for your new guitar, amplifier, effect pedal or accessory! If you have questions, would like to put an item on hold, setup a payment plan, or just straight buy something, please contact one of our sales associates and we'll get you settled.
Credit Cards: We accept all major credit cards for online, phone and in-store purchases. Please note that we take card and customer security very seriously to protect both you as well as ourselves. There may be additional verification requirements and we may only be able to ship certain products to the billing address of the card.
PayPal: Whether it is an instant payment, or PayPal Credit, we have you covered! Use this option both online or over the phone. Please note that we only accept payments from verified accounts and can only ship to the confirmed address provided to us by PayPal. Click here for more information on PayPal Credit, it's a great way to space out payments right from your PayPal account.
Amazon Pay: Have an Amazon account? You can use it to place your next order right here on our site! Simply click the Amazon Pay option on checkout, and you'll be redirected to login on Amazon's site and complete your purchase. Not only is this option safe and secure, if you have your shipping and payment info saved in Amazon, it will expedite the checkout process on The Music Zoo!
Affirm Financing: Would you like to receive your new guitar now, but make monthly payments on it later? We have partnered with Affirm to give you that very option! Click here to visit our Affirm Financing page for more info. Choose Affirm on checkout to apply online now, or contact us directly.
Synchrony Financial: This is a wonderful option for all in-store purchases. A true financing company, Synchrony offers structured consumer finance options, and many times we partner with the major guitar manufacturers to offer extended plans! Click here to download the application today! Then, stop by, call or email us to make your purchase.
Custom Options: If you need a little time, we can help develop a custom option that works just for you. We're happy to put any item on hold with a small deposit, generally around 20% of the item price. The full balance is usually due within 30 days, and you can use any of the above options to make your purchase. Just contact our sales team to begin!
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some brands, and certain products cannot be shipped to international destinations.
$100 US orders placed online will ship free. Actual charges to all other locations. Expedited shipping options are also available! Get a free shipping rate quote with no obligation now by adding the product(s) to your cart and then using our freight calculator. All items ship professionally packed and insured. Questions? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call toll free at 1-844-MUSIC-ZOO (844-687-4296).Click here for more information on shipping!
We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase from The Music Zoo!
We pride ourselves on providing customer service that is among the best in the industry and we will work hard to make sure you are happy. If you need to return your purchase for any reason, please contact one of our sales associates to let us know before shipping your order back.
Get 14 Day Approval on all new items! No reason needed to make a return, just let us know within two weeks that you'd like to send your item(s) back. Items such as strings, picks, clothing, polish/cleaners, polishing cloths, and books must be un-opened and un-used to be eligible for return. All items must arrive back to The Music Zoo in like new condition.
We maintain a great selection of used and vintage guitars. We do our best to describe each instrument in full and provide high resolution images of all items to help in the buying process. To that end, used items carry a 72 Hour Approval period only. You'll have a few days with your recently purchased used instrument to ensure it's the one for you. No reason needed to make a return if you choose to do so, just let us know within the approval window.
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In 1961, world-renowned jazz guitarist, Johnny Smith went to Gibson with a request to make an exquisite archtop guitar that would holds its own as an acoustic, but also had electric capabilities for live use. The result was the archetype of archtops; the pinnacle of jazz guitar design that changed how these guitars were made. Originally called The Johnny Smith Guitar, the name has been changed to LeGrand; a perfect name for the ultimate jazzbox in style, sound, and built quality. The LeGrand has always been a select model manufactured in limited numbers, and only 963 of the original Johnny Smith version (identical in all but name) were produced between 1962 and 1979. Every detail of this guitar is still built in Johnny Smith’s vision.
Starting with the body, the soundboard is carved from a solid piece of high-grade spruce, while the back and sides are carved from high-grade maple. The top is supported by the X-bracing that Smith requested specifically for its acoustic properties. A floating BJB pickup, which was borrowed from an Epiphone Seth Lover design, has zero contact with the body, allowing the ultimate purity in acoustic resonance. For the same reason the single volume control and input jack are attached to the floating pickguard. At Smith’s request, the body style is based on the venerable Gibson L-5, with a shallower 3” depth, while the neck and headstock are based on the Super 400.
Premium appointments add to the class and functionality of this instrument. A six finger tailpiece has individual fine-tuning adjustment screws for each string. Multi-ply binding on the top and back of the body, fingerboard, headstock and pickguard add refinement, as do the the abalone split-block fingerboard inlays; and the bound f-holes. All hardware is gold plated, including the ABR-1 bridge mounted atop an ebony base. All this adds to THE peerless jazz instrument, a specimen of build perfection and artistry.
Includes: Hardshell Case, Certificate of Authenticity, and Custom Care Kit
- 6 lbs 14 oz
- Vintage Sunburst Finish
- High-Grade Carved Spruce Top
- High-Grade Solid Maple Back and Sides
- Maple Neck
- Ebony Fretboard
- 1-11/16" Nut Width
- 25.5" Scale Length
- 17" Body
- 20 Frets
- X-Bracing Pattern
- Abalone Split-Block Fingerboard Inlays
- Floating "Johnny Smith" Mini-Humbucker
- Single Volume Control Attached to Floating Pickguard
- Six Finger Tailpiece
- Multi-Ply Binding on Body, Neck, Headstock, and Pickguard
- Bound F-Holes
- Gold Hardware