Gibson Acoustic Blues King Modern Classic (Vintage Sunburst) (No Longer Available)
6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Rosewood Fingerboard, Mahogany Neck, and L.R. Baggs Electronics - Vintage Sunburst
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Play the Blues with a Real Blues King!The Gibson Blues King Modern Classic is built to play the blues! Employing a smaller body style that was first seen in the 1930s with the Gibson L-00, the Gibson Blues King Modern Classic is designed especially for old saloon-style blues playing - where playing comfort, portability, and a sense of style are paramount. Its mahogany thin-body design is complemented by a solid spruce top with a tortoise-color pickguard. The 19-fret V-shape neck features a rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlays and nickel Mini Grover tuners. With modern electronics alongside a time-tested body style, the Gibson Blues King Modern Classic is ready to play!
Gibson Blues King Modern Classic 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
Modern Classics, improved
Delivering quality craftsmanship and classic style, Gibson guitars will always be of the best in the world. Yet, the same technological developments that constantly change and revolutionize the audio industry are also impacting the needs and wishes of modern musicians: Gibson knows this. With the release of the Modern Classic line, Gibson gives a nod to the modern guitarist - the guitarist who needs onboard electronics, cutaways to reach the uppermost frets, modified neck profiles, and setups that allow playability - no matter the style of playing. With these features in mind, Gibson redesigned the entire Modern Classic line to give us premium, handcrafted guitars that play easier, intonate better, sound great plugged in, and stay in tune even better than before. These guitars feature the latest design advancements, including radiused, or rolled fingerboard edges, giving you a fast, comfortable feel. And, with string height lower at the nut, these guitars will also play even easier and intonate better all the way up the neck. Final Gibson touches, including new soundhole labels, sturdy Grover tuners, and premium Fishman pickups, make it easy for you to take your favorite traditional-style Gibson acoustic onto the modern stage with confidence!
All Modern Classic guitars are handcrafted by Gibson in Bozeman, MT, from premium tonewoods and components. Thanks to its smaller size and these select tonewoods, The Gibson Blues King Modern Classic features a solid, single-ply spruce top and Bubinga back and sides. A mahogany V-shaped neck is paired with a Rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlays. A traditional L-00 rectangle bridge features classic white bridge pins, forming a stylish contrast against the vintage sunburst finish.
L-00 body style
The Gibson Blues King Modern Classic features the small-body shape of the 1930s Gibson L-00 but with a slightly shallower body depth for a fuller, more balanced tone and exceptional playing comfort. The L-Series flat-tops have been favorites of blues guitarists from the very beginning, and the new, hand crafted Blues King Modern Classic takes the traditional Gibson L-Series design a step forward.
Gibson Blues King Modern Classic 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
Gibson: Don't Mess with a Good Thing
Gibson guitars have been around for well over a century. When guitarists are looking for an outstanding combination of superb tone and playability along with great looks and gorgeous finishes, the choice for most of those 100 plus years has been Gibson. From their amazing collection of fine acoustics to the electric guitars that literally rewrote music history, Gibson guitars have been on almost every chart-topping album from artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cream and Led Zeppelin. These "first call" instruments also cross an enormous array of diverse styles, from folk and country to blues and hard rock. With that resume, it's not surprising that so many of Gibson's best-selling instruments have changed little over the decades. Because there's just no sense in messing with a good thing!
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by Jesse Stockton from Wilmington, NC USAI could not be more impressed with this guitar and the people at Sweetwater. The sound is clear and loud yet the guitar is smaller and lighter. The ass end on this thing brings a nice punching bass an... read more [+]d blends well with the high end. I love the volume control and it worked very well with the lr baggs full isolation di pedal i already had. close [-]
December 12, 2012
Music Background: professional musician
Gibson Blues King Modern Classic by Dennis Newberg
by Dennis Newberg from monticello, n.y.What a beautifull sweet sounding baby this is! This guitar feels incredibly comfortable in your hands. Its a small body not a big bulky behemoth. Its great fir fingerpicking as well as ringing blues l... read more [+]icks. The mahogany body provides a warm balanced sweet tone. The sunburst finish is rich and classy looking. A great little guitar. You cannot go wrong with a Gibson. close [-]
December 20, 2009
Music Background: pro musician
Mario, Indianapolis, IN
Gibson Acoustic Blues King Modern Classic (Vintage Sunburst)
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