1967 GibsonBarney Kessel – Walnut

Here’s something you don’t often see in this finish: a nicely preserved 1967 Gibson Barney Kessel Standard in Walnut! Barney Kessel was among a few artists Gibson sponsored at the beginning of the 60s, along with Trini Lopez and Tal Farlow, who all received signature guitar models. The Barney Kessel models feature a 25-½” scale length, perfect for players who prefer the Fender scale length but with a preference for the Gibson feel. This guitar originally had Kluson tuners, but the guitar currently sports Grover Imperial tuners. You can tell this by the slight impression left by the klusons. There is also a small dowel hole under the bass side of the bridge and an added strap button at the neck heel. 

Overall Condition: 8, light surface scratches throughout, some mild weather checking, notably the buckle area on the back


  • Finish Details: Walnut, Original, Good Condition with light scratches, marks throughout, weather checking in some areas, previously mentioned dowel hole under bridge
  • Body Material: Maple
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Weight: 7 lbs
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 7.74K B: 8.69K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original aside from tuners, Great Condition
  • Nut Width: 1-9/16”
  • Includes: Original Black Hardshell Case with yellow lining, original box of strings, instructions

Sku: G137


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