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2006 Gibson Pat Martino Custom

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Serial #: CS62849, back of peghead

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

Finish: Cherry sunburst, nitrocellulose type

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

Hardware: All original gold hardware includes twin '57 Classic PAF pickups; ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge; black reflector cap volume and tone knobs; bound tortoise pickguard; gold Gibson mini-Schaller tuners; PM 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.

Inttroduced in 1999, 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 ES-346 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, the beveled back increases player comfort, and the deep cutaway allows full access to the compound radius 22 fret fingerboard.

Discontinued in 2006, the Martino has become a prized trophy for the player and collector alike, and this gleaming example is from the last batch ever. This gleaming example is in wonderful condition, complete with deluxe hardshell case and Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity. A highly versatile instrument for the working performer, and a fitting tribute to a true modern Guitar Hero.

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 deluxe black arched plush lined hardshell case.









































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