After the "Theodore" was already here in black and natural, we are now pleased to offer you one in red - for us the most beautiful of the three finishes. The Theodore is the prelude to Gibson's "Archive Collection", in which designs from Gibson's history that previously existed only in sketchbooks are realized. The "Theodore" goes back to an idea of Ted McCarty from 1957. The legendary Gibson boss, who was also responsible for the design of the Flying V, Explorer and Firebird, had in mind a simple doublecut guitar with P90s, which was to be the first Gibson to have a headstock with single-line tuners. The guitar was not realized at that time, but the headstock idea was adopted for the Explorer in 1958. The Gibson Custom Shop kept 90% of the original sketch for the "Theodore", but made some changes such as the placement of the toggle switch to increase practicality. In practice, the "Theodore" is one of the most fun and best-sounding P90s guitars we've ever played. The combination of a chunky 50s neck and the super light weight of not even 2.9kg makes for an incredible vibration response, the neck plays just great and the pickups are some of the best P90s we've heard from Gibson. The bottom line is a fantastic rock'n'roll guitar with a unique look and sound, which we can offer you with all case candy. It has a tiny play mark on the lower cutaway, but is otherwise in mint condition. Only 318 of the Theodore were built, 106 per color!
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