Gibson Custom Shop SG Dickey Betts VOS "2012" w/Case - Used
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Introducing this Gibson Custom Shop SG Dickey Betts VOS "2012" #131 of 250 VOS Made. Like Brand New apart from Ageing.
The body of the Dickey Betts “From One Brother to Another” SG is constructed from one piece of genuine mahogany, carved to the historically accurate early ’60s SG shape with dual asymmetrical horns and beveled edges. A deep-set glued-in neck is carved from one piece of superior quarter-sawn mahogany and topped with a rosewood fingerboard with 22 “banjo frets” like the original. It's finished in genuine hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer in Vintage Red. The Dickey Betts “From One Brother to Another” SG accurately embodies the look and feel of the original 1961/62 SG given to Allman by Betts.
SG Standards of the early ’60s carried some of the finest Gibson humbucking pickups ever made, units in transition between the “Patent Applied For” and “Patent Number” eras. To capture this superlative tone, Gibson Custom loads the Dickey Betts “From One Brother To Another” SG with a pair of Custom Buckers with aged nickel covers, wound and constructed to precise PAF specs, with rare Alnico III magnets and slightly mismatched and unpotted coils, two of the secrets to the articulate and slightly edgy tone for which great PAF and Patent No. pickups are famous. The guitar carries a genuine Nylon 6/6 nut, with slots cut on Gibson’s PLEK for optimum precision, which are matched by nylon saddles in the ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge. To mirror a popular modification of the time, as performed on the original guitar, this SG carries a stopbar tailpiece in place of the Lyre vibrola, an upgrade undertaken to improve sustain and stability, while a set of enclosed metal-button nickel tuners represent another common modification. All in all, this exclusive guitar presents a miraculous means of getting a realistic slice of Allman Brothers tone and history into your hands—but numbers are extremely limited.
Mahogany 1-piece body
Mahogany 1-piece neck
Dickey Betts neck profile
22-fret rosewood fingerboard
Banjo fret wire
Aged acrylic trapezoid inlays
Custom Bucker (Alnico III) neck humbucker
Custom Bucker (Alnico III) bridge humbucker
ABR-1 bridge wth plastic saddles
Add-on wraparound tailpiece
Classic style tuners
2 volume, 2 tone controls
3-way Switchcraft pickup toggle switch with Gretsch toggle cap
Vintage red VOS Nitrocellulose finish
Case: Gibson Signature Custom Shop