1969 Gibson Gold Crest


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1969 Gibson Gold Crest

Just a 172 of these awesome guitars produced between 1969 -72 with the gold hardware version disappearing from the catalogue in 1971. Whilst a familiar ES shape, the guitar has a unique all rosewood fully hollow thin line construction, with 2 floating mini humbuckers providing the power through the usual Gibson control layout. It has the usual Gibson 24 3/4 scale length with an unusual for the period full 42.5 mm nut width. The headstock features the split diamond pearl logo along with “Crest” inlayed to the truss rod cover. The 3 piece neck features pearl block inlays to the dark rosewood board with gold waffle back tulip tuning pegs and the back of the guitar has an attractive center inlay. The front and back of the guitar is made from book matched rosewood with 6 ply WBW binding to the front and 3 ply to the back. The whole thing weighs a mere 6 lbs 8 oz or 3.1 kg. The gold hardware does show some corrosion especially to the tail piece, which also features a rosewood centre block with “Crest” Inlayed in pearl. The wired gold tunomatic bridge retains its original nylon saddles which are crisp and un butchered. The bound rosewood pick guard has a wear spot where a previous player has worn through the clear with his finger tips. The orange label is present through the bass F hole and the guitar is designated as Crest (G) along with the serial #. The overall guitar is in good used condition with the normal aged related checking, there is a capo scar to the neck finish beneath the 2nd fret position. The frets however are original, and in very good condition with no dents or flat spots. The guitar is complete with its original Gibson orange lined case. All in all a rare opportunity to acquire one of Gibson’s rarest models.

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