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2002 Heritage Golden Eagle

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Serial #: S-08402, Kalamazoo label

Body size at lower bout: 17", Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut: 1 11/16" Body depth: 3" Neck depth, 1st/10th frets: .82/.94

Finish: Antique natural finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type.

Materials: Solid bookmatched handcarved fine grain spruce top; solid handcarved bookmatched tiger-flame maple back and sides; tiger flame maple neck with walnut centerstripes; solid ebony fingerboard with block mother of pearl inlays; abalone headstock logo; 7-ply body binding; 5-ply neck binding; bound f-holes; solid bone nut.

Hardware: All gold hardware includes original humbucking pickup, adjustable finger tailpiece, Grover Super Rotomatic tuners with Imperial keys; 5-ply bound curly maple pickguard with volume knob, compensated inlaid adjustable ebony bridge, endpin jack.

Notes: Handbuilt in Kalamazoo by former Gibson artisans in the old Gibson plant, the Golden Eagle was the flagship of the Heritage line. The equivalent to the Gibson L-5 Wes Montgomery, this handsome Golden Eagle shares the same materials and specifications as its Gibson cousin, including the solid carved parallel braced spruce soundboard, solid flame maple back and sides, and inlaid ebony fingerboard.

Combining art deco styling with outstanding solid carved tonewoods, the guitar shows particularly vivid tiger flame maple throughout. The solid carved bookmatched quartersawn Sitka spruce soundboard produces a warm, rich, woody acoustic tone, with smooth low action over a gentle C profile neck, with fine original medium jumbo fretwork, and a fresh high precision setup.

Maintained in immaculate condition, the guitar appears all but unplayed. Unavailable now for some years, the Golden Eagle is a fully handmade US built classic jazz archtop, at an unbeatable price, when you can find one. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel flatwound strings. The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Molded black arched plush lined hardshell case.









































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