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2003 Gibson Pat Martino Custom

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Serial #: CS31753

Body size at lower bout: 13 3/4". Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Finish: Caramel brown, nitrocellulose type

Materials: Solid tiger flame maple top, solid Honduras mahogany body and neck; solid ebony fingerboard with compound radius.

Hardware: All gold hardware includes twin '57 Classic PAF pickups; ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge; gold bonnet volume and tone knobs; bound tortoise pickguard; gold Gibson mini-Schaller tuners; custom truss rod cover.

Notes: Guitar legend Pat Martino started his professional career at age 15 and has never looked back. A leader for Prestige by age 20, Martino became one of the most influential guitarists of his generation, working alongside iconic performers like Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, and Richard 'Groove' Holmes. When brain surgery almost ended his career in 1980, Martino taught himself to play again from scratch, earning the admiration of fans, peers and critics alike.

The Gibson Pat Martino Custom was designed to the specs of its namesake, with a single cutaway, contoured mahogany back, solid tiger flame maple top, and twin f-holes. The successor to Gibson's innovative Paul Jackson Jr. model, the Pat Martino Custom has a hollowed mahogany body offering greater sustain and feedback resistance, yet distinctly lighter in weight than conventional solid bodies. The contoured 'snakehead' style peghead permits straight string pull across the nut, and the deep cutaway allows full access to the compound radius 22 fret fingerboard.

This handsome example shows deep rollers of tiger flame figure in the solid maple top, and has been maintained in superb 100% original condition, free of pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. A highly versatile instrument for the working performer, and a fitting tribute to a true modern Guitar Hero. One only: call now.

Setup: Trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

Case: Original Gibson logo deluxe black arched plush lined hardshell case.









































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