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Gibson Custom CC #14 Waddy Wachtel 1960 RI Les Paul Aged w/Bigsby (Serial #CC14A099)



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Gibson Custom CC #14 Waddy Wachtel 1960 RI Les Paul Aged w/Bigsby (Serial #CC14A099)

From Gibson Custom Shop comes this incredible Collector's Choice #14 1960 Les Paul, aka "Waddy Wachtel Burst."  Hand-picked by Waddy in 1968 from Stephen Stills's guitar collection, this prized instrument has been with Waddy through countless tours and recording sessions.  

“When I picked it up and my hand went around the neck, it felt like time had stopped for the moment,” Waddy says of his first encounter with this special 1960 Les Paul. “I decided that this guitar I was holding was most definitely ‘The One.’ The sound of my 1960 Sunburst is incomparable.” In a run of no more than 300 guitars (with qualifying materials determining the final number), Gibson Custom is re-creating the “Waddy Wachtel ’Burst” in every glorious, revealing detail. From its thin and superbly comfortable 1960 neck profile to its entrancing soft Lemonburst finish, to its precisely recreated PAF humbuckers, to the added Bigsby™ vibrato, capturing every nuance of tone, feel, and hand-aged appearance. Collector’s Choice™ #14 gives you a chance to own a singular and legendary guitar that would ordinarily be far out of reach of the average player. Reserve yours now at your authorized Gibson Custom dealer, while examples of the “Waddy Wachtel ’Burst” are still available.


Gibson Custom Shop

For over 20 years Gibson Custom has been carrying on their legacy of American craftsmanship and human ingenuity. They firmly believe that there remains a place in the world for the best of the best, and the value of their achievement extends well beyond the glossy sheen and gratifying weight of a well crafted Les Paul guitar.

Gibson Custom takes pride in knowing they bring the most discerning players and collectors in the world some of the most refined Historic Reissue, Archtop and Custom guitars available today. Their achievements reflect decades of a passionate commitment to their position as the World’s Finest Guitar Maker. Chicago Music Exchange has worked hand-in-hand with Gibson, selecting the finest instruments directly from the factory to bring you only the best of the best!

Modifications done by Chicago Music Exchange:

• Aged nickel bridge and tailpiece replace original nickel Bigsby
• Kluson tuners replace Grovers (visible holes on back of headstock)
• Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special pickups replace original Gibson pickups


Top: Unique Figured Maple
Back: Genuine Mahogany
Binding 0.90": Cream Reissue
Adhesive: Franklin TitebondBody
Neck: Mahogany Neck/Maple Spline
Truss Rod: Reissue Truss Rod
Joint Angle: 4° (+/- 15 seconds)Neck
Neck Fit Joint: Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive: Hide Glue
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
Radius:  12"
Binding: .040" Cream Reissue
Inlays:  Nitrocellulose Trapezoid
Nut/E.O.B: 1.700 / 2.075
Adhesive: Hide GlueFingerboard
Nut: Bone
Width: 1.700
Slots: Gibson PLEK SystemNut
Angle: 17 DegreesHeadstock
Tuners: Schaller Side Mount
Tuning: Ratio 12:01
Bridge: Chrome Gotoh Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Aluminum B5 Bigsby
Pickguard: Reissue Cream
Knobs: Gold Top Hats
Toggle Switch Washer: Cream Toggle Washer
Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
Neck Position: Custom Bucker
Bridge Position: Custom BuckerPickups
Toggle Switch: Three-Way
Output Jack: Traditional ¼”Electronics
Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Case: Hardshell, Custom Shop

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