GIBSON Custom shop ES 165 Herb Ellis signature
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-13)
Price : US $1,401.
Well.. it's a sad day for me. I'm putting up the most treasured piece of my collection. This is a Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis custom shop hollowbody guitar.
I bought this guitar about two years ago, its a 2005 model. It has a bit of a history behind it. In 2005 an 85 year old man bought this guitar to be the final guitar of his collection. Something he could simply strum about on, something that was easy to play, and that sounded beautifully clean. He forked over the $2400 this guitar cost down in a little store in Ottawa, Ontario. After a few months he realized, it was too luxurious for him, and he needed something a bit simpler. He ended up trading the guitar back to the store for a nice Taylor acoustic.
The guitar itself is NOT in mint condition. I've played it excessively over the last two years, and it has undergone a bit of wear. The most noticeable bits of wear are on the top of the headstock, with bits of the finish chipped off (you can see it in one of the pictures.) Anything else mostly just includes little scratches here and there, but nothing at all that affects the quality of the guitar, or the quality of the sound. The only change i've made to this guitar is the replacement of the volume knob. Instead of the regular gibson knob shown in the pictures, I've put on a beautiful gold bell knob with a piece of decorative abalone in the top. a picture of the knob itself can be found here : http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/yhst-50206111187217_2013_4709061
The case also has a flaw. I brought this guitar to a fantastic gig in Cleveland at t
This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-08-13)
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