Used Gibson Custom Shop Tal Farlow Model Archtop Electric Guitar Iced Tea Burst


Used Gibson Custom Shop Tal Farlow Model Archtop Electric Guitar Iced Tea Burst


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Used Gibson Custom Shop Tal Farlow Model Archtop Electric Guitar Iced Tea Burst


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Sale Price $3,999.00
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Electric Guitars

Gibson Custom Shop



Tal Farlow was a virtuosic if reluctant jazz guitarist for whom, in 1962, Gibson issued a signature model guitar (part of its Artist Series, which also included a guitar for Barney Kessel and Johnny Smith). We say reluctant only because Farlow shied away from the public eye, preferring to live a quiet life on the Jersey Shore with only sporadic re-emergences to perform and make great, nearly legendary jazz recordings.

This particular Tal Farlow model is an exact recreation of the 1962 original with the distinctive "Scroll" cutaway that Farlow personally designed. The instrument is similar to the Gibson ES-5 model; both have a 17" flame Maple body, a Maple and Rosewood neck, and a rich sound, unplugged or amplified with '57 Classic pickups. It's great to see Farlow's name live on in his signature guitar. This guitar is in excellent condition with little to no signs of previous play time to be seen on it, just a few pick marks if you look hard enough.

Includes: Hardshell Case, Certificate of Authenticity

  • 7 lbs. 8 oz.
  • Iced Tea Burst Finish
  • Laminated Figured Maple Top
  • Laminated Figured Maple Back and Sides
  • 5 Piece Maple/Mahogany Neck
  • 24 3/4" Scale Length
  • 1 11/16" Nut Width
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 20 Frets
  • Pearl Inverted J-200 Style Inlays
  • Rounded Neck Profile
  • Nickel Hardware
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Rosewood Base
  • Nickel/Rosewood Tal Farlow Tailpiece
  • '57 Classic Humbucker Pickups
  • 17" Body Width
  • 3" Body Depth

Used Gibson Custom Shop Tal Farlow Model Archtop Electric Guitar Iced Tea Burst

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