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2003 Heritage Super Kenny Burrell Signature

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Serial #: T03801, Kalamazoo label, hand signed by the artist. Batch #: 027

Body size at lower bout: 18", Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut: 1 11/16" Body depth: 3" Neck depth: .78/.86, 1st/10th frets

Finish: Amber blonde finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type.

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

Hardware: Original gold hardware includes micro-adjusting finger tailpiece; Grover Super Rotomatic tuners; 5-ply bound flame maple pickguard; compensated adjustable ebony bridge with inlaid foot; adjustable truss rod; volume and tone controls with 3 way pickup selector switch. Lindy Fralin PAF humbucking pickups, custom ebony control knobs (original gold bell knobs included.)

Notes: Handbuilt in Kalamazoo in the old Gibson plant, the Heritage Super KB is a tribute to one of the most influential guitarists of the 20th century. In a career spanning some seven decades, jazz legend Kenny Burrell has recorded with superstars from Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday to John Coltrane and Oscar Peterson. Designed to the artists' own specifications, the Super KB echoes Burrell's famed '60s Super 400CES, with its generous 18" body, twin built-in humbuckers, and signature sharp Florentine cutaway.

Sharing the same materials and specifications as its Gibson cousin, the Super KB has the solid carved quartersawn spruce top, inlaid ebony fingerboard and parallel bracing, and was built in Gibson's renowned former Kalamazoo workshop. And in an upgrade to the Gibson original, the Heritage has solid carved flame maple back and sides, in contrast to the laminated backs used on the Florentine S-400s of the '60s.

An elegant traditional jazz box, this big guitar has the warm, buttery voice of finely carved graduated spruce, in a super jumbo body. The extended Florentine cutaway allows unimpeded access to the highest frets, and the upgrade Lindy Fralin PAF humbucking pickups are detailed and articulate. This striking instrument is crafted with a highly figured bookmatched tiger maple body and neck, with smooth, low action over an elegant, sleek D profile neck with a solid ebony fingerboard, and a fresh high-precision setup. Maintained in fine shape, the guitar is remarkably free of pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear, and apart from a few scattered finish nicks, shows few signs of play altogether.

Number 27 of just 50 signed by the artist himself, the Heritage Super Kenny Burrell is an exceptional instrument in a distinguished lineage of pro-quality handbuilt American jazz guitars. Rare, handsome, and a true best buy: one only, call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel flatwound strings (.012-.052). 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 for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original deluxe Heritage logo arched plush lined hardshell case.




































































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