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The Gibson Custom Shop has a longstanding tradition of reissuing specific models of 1950’s and ‘60s electric guitars. The Music Zoo has a longstanding tradition of taking our favorite features of specific models and combining them to make something new and different. Combine the fine craftsmanship of the Gibson Custom Shop and our Music Zoo tweaker tendencies and we present the Zoo Select series. One-off ideas of ours created by the Gibson Custom Shop to our specifications, whether it is a custom neck profile, a specific burst over a certain type of top wood, or a unique pickup combination. After all, the Gibson Custom Shop is in fact – a custom shop.
This one knocked us off of our feet! We took the ’57 Custom with its mahogany top and black plastics with gold hardware and paired it with a Vintage Dark Burst, which came out fantastic and combined with the brown color of the mahogany gives the guitar a really vibrant appearance that’s darker than most other bursts. The back of the guitar is stained a darker red than the usual cherry back you'd find on a '58 or '59 Standard. Tonally the guitar has more of a midrange bite thanks to the mahogany top as opposed to maple, and the richlite board offers a good snap.
Includes: Hardshell Case, Certificate of Authenticity, Hang Tags, Paperwork
Since 1994 The Music Zoo has been a trusted source for musicians around the world. We've located guitars for Slash, sold guitars for Steve Miller, held performances by major artists like Steve Vai, built thousands of customer relationships, and helped countless enthusiasts find just the right instrument. Today we look forward to finding your next guitar!