GIBSON GGC-700 PELHAM BLUE +HSC 1981 Super Sonex Set Neck Dirty Fingers 51586

Regular price $989
This is a vintage 1981 Gibson GGC-700 in Pelham Blue. It was the precursor to the bolt-on Sonex model. While "GGC" stands for "Gibson Guitar Company" nobody seems to know what the "700" refers to. It features two Dirty Fingers humbuckers--one of the hottest pickups Gibson ever made--3-way selector, two Volume/Tone, and mini-switch to split the coils of either pickup. Mahogany body with tummy cut, 3-piece 12" radius set maple neck, ebony fretboard, and Gibson stamped tuners. These have a big, fat sound with loads of sustain. This particular guitar is stamped "second," I believe because Gibson put an extra screw hole in the wrong place on back of headstock (see by D tuner). Overall it's 6 or 7/10 cosmetically. There is a sticker shadow visible on the back of the body. The rear of the neck has been sanded for a satin feel. Frets show even wear and it plays well up and down the neck. These are very rare to find, just not many made. Weight is 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Comes with period-correct hard case in fair condition and black strap. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.)  I may end auction early if it sells elsewhere. Thanks for looking!

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What You Get
-- Full setup and cleaning.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.

Guitar Setup
All our setups are done by our in-house trained luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!

I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.