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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Longhorn Double Cut Solidbody Trans Blue, 2008

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The Gibson Longhorn Double Cut is a fairly rare guitar, built in a run of 1000 guitars as Gibson’s ‘Guitar Of The Month’ for July 2008. Based on a proven formula – an AA grade Maple cap on a Mahogany slab body – the Longhorn Double Cut offered both active pickups and a piezo output, and was available only in Trans Blue finish.     In a reference to Gibson models of times past, the headstock carries a traditional ‘flower pot’ inlay set. 

Here we have a Gibson Longhorn Double Cut, identified as number 123 of the limited run of 1000 and built during 2008. Originally equipped with EMG 85 active humbuckers, this guitar now carries a set of standard Gibson humbuckers with gold plated covers. The battery access cover and carrier, part of the control panel cover, has been removed and covered with tape.

The trans blue nitrocellulose lacquer finish is in good condition, with some light scuffing and wear to the top.

This guitar plays well, and looks great!

The original Gibson hard shell case is included.

More About The Gibson Longhorn Double Cut From The Builder

“Gibson USA’s Guitar of the Month for July 2008, the Longhorn Double-cutaway in Trans Blue, is also Gibson’s newest body design, consisting of slightly extended, asymmetrical cutaways on a solid piece of mahogany topped with a AA figured maple top. White three-ply binding around the body and a traditional headstock add both beauty and protection to this new model. And the improvements don’t end there.

A special-design L.R. Baggs piezo pickup has been added underneath the Tune-o-matic bridge to deliver outstanding acoustic simulation. A pair of EMG 85 active humbuckers deliver tone, power, and performance for any style of music, while a new two-jack input from L.R. Baggs offers separate outputs for both the piezo and the humbuckers. This gives players the option of either blending the two sounds or playing them individually, thus allowing guitarists all types of sonic possibilities.

The neck is one-piece mahogany with Gibson’s traditional ’60s slim-taper profile, topped by an ebony fingerboard with white acrylic small-block fretboard inlays created especially for the Longhorn. Also in keeping with tradition is the headstock’s Flowerpot inlay, which dates back to the early 1900s and several of Gibson’s historic mandolins and archtops.

The new Gibson USA Longhorn is available only in a Trans Blue finish. Production is limited to just 1,000 instruments.”


 

Price: $1500 CAD
  • Model: Longhorn Double Cut
  • Year: 2008
  • Finish Trans Blue
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 019080572 123
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 13/08/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Instrument Weight: 7.81lbs 3.55kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 43mm 1.692in
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