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69 Kessel Custom with Rare Bigsby

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I remember seeing one of these in a music store window when I was 11 or 12. Stared at it for an hour. I'd never seen such a beautiful instrument before. Oddly, it was at an accordion studio/store in a strip mall.

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This model has been on my bucket list for many years but the nut width is a turnoff imo. Just seems too narrow.

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The 1966-69 1 9/16th nut width on most acoustic and electric Gibsons ain't for me. Started in late '65 on some models (some say) extended in to 1970 then thankfully phased out. Still a cool guitar. I'm 1 3/4 or go home... viva Rick 650.

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I'm curious about the pickups.. they kind of look like filtertron guts under a Gib humbucker cover. Check out the familiar screw heads peeping out that don't exactly line up with the larger holes on the tops. Lovely ol' guitar there.

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Interesting guess. You may be right. The holes in the covers have been enlarged to accommodate the screws being in the wrong location.


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