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Handpicked Gibson Guitars!

 
Exclusive Gibson Special Editions now available  
 
As Europe’s biggest Gibson dealer, we’ve got some pretty good connections to the folks at Gibson in Nashville, Tennessee. They’ve been building exclusive special editions for us for a few years now, with these very special instruments delivered to us directly from the world-renowned Gibson Custom Shop.  
 


Custom Guitar Team
Custom Guitar Team
A visit to guitar heaven! We sent two very lucky lads, Andy and Olli, two members of our Custom Shop team, over to Gibson to design some exclusive guitars with the craftsmen there for the European market. Andy and Olli knew full well that it wouldn’t be enough, say, to just come back with yet another slight variation on the classic Les Paul; they’d have to do a lot better. After all, the feedback and ideas of Thomann’s Custom Shop customers were to be incorporated directly into the design. 
 
"We go over to Nashville several times a year to select the best woods for the guitar tops, and pick out the lightest bodies available," says Andy. "That allows us to come up with exclusive guitar models that satisfy the most demanding customers, and that reflect exactly what our customers want." To give you an impression of how this works, here are a couple of snaps of the last time our guys went over: 
 

AndyGibson TopFinished Guitar
Picture Set:
Die Auswahl
 
 
We looked though a whole pile of maple tops to find the best ones, then put them aside for later. 
 
 
Andy from the Custom Shop team is happy with how things are going. Then Gibson’s master guitar builders set to work using the pickups and wiring we’ve selected. 
 

Gibson Couch
Gibson Couch
Three of the little beauties ready to ship out. 
 
The first shipment has just arrived! Our team created a detailed spec for these instruments, including woods, paint finish, electronics and the hardware components. And we can guarantee the exclusivity of these models, many of which are available only in very limited numbers; some are unique, one-off pieces. And in Europe, they’re only available through Thomann. So don’t dawdle, because once they’re gone, they’re gone for good. 
 

The Beauty of the Burst
The Beauty of the Burst
 
 
 
 
What does BOTB stand for? 
Beauty Of The Burst is a very important book for anyone who’s serious about Les Paul guitars. This work includes photos of the legendary models from the years ‘58, ‘59 and ‘60. It’s also a valuable yardstick for current guitar models, setting the standards for the guitars’ physical dimensions and paint finishes, including some of our very own handpicked models.  
 
 
 
Here’s a selection of our current Gibson Handpicked range:  
 
Gibson Les Paul Custom TV Yellow HPI

Gibson Les Paul Custom TV Yellow, HPI Hand Picked Instrument, electric guitar, ltd. run production, mahogany body, mahogany top, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, block inlays, 1x 490 R humbucker (neck) and 1x 498T humbucker 2 (bridge) pick-ups, chrome hardware, colour: TV Yellow, incl. case, serial number: CS201628, weight: 4,14 kg [info]
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Gibson Les Paul 59 BOTB130 VOS HPT

Gibson Les Paul 59 BOTB130 VOS, HPT Hand Picked Top, Custom Shop, "Beauty of the Burst Page 130", one piece mahogany body, hand select maple top, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, 1959 rounded neck profile, 24,75" (628 mm) scale lenght, 1 11/16" (43 mm) neck profile, 22 frets, Burstbucker 1 at neck position and Burstbucker 2 at bridge position, acrylic rapezoid inlays, Kluson tuners with vintage tulip knobs, CTS Pots and Bumble Bee capacitors, nickel hardware, colour: BOTB Page 130, incl. Case and Certification, Serial Number: 92826, weight: 3,96kg, made in USA [info]
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Gibson Les Paul 59 TSB VOS HPT

Gibson Les Paul 59 TSB VOS, HPT Hand Picked Top, Custom Shop, Tennessee Sunburst, one piece mahogany body, hand select maple top, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, 1959 rounded neck profile, 24,75" (628 mm) scale lenght, 1 11/16" (43 mm) neck profile, 22 frets, Burstbucker 1 at neck position and Burstbucker 2 at bridge position, acrylic rapezoid inlays, Kluson tuners with vintage tulip knobs, CTS Pots and Bumble Bee capacitors, nickel hardware, colour: Tennessee Sunburst, incl. Case and Certification, Serial Number: 9 2833, weight: 4,08 kg, made in USA [info]
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