Gibson Tal Farlow Guitar

Gibson Tal Farlow Guitar

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 Gibson Tal Farlow

Materials: Tiger flame maple top, back and sides; three-piece solid maple neck with adjustable truss rod; solid rosewood fingerboard and compensated bridge; mother of pearl fingerboard and peghead inlay; triple bound body; bound headstock, fingerboard, pickguard and f-holes

Nickel plated hardware includes twin PAF style humbucking pickups, Grover Rotomatic tuners and custom rosewood and pearl inlaid tailpiece; adjustable Tune-o-matic compensated bridge; bound tortoise pickguard.

Notes: Talmadge Farlow came from humble roots in North Carolina to become one of the most accomplished and admired guitarists in jazz history. Combining blinding speed with his extraordinary reach, Tal pushed the limits of the instrument to the scariest of bop tempos. Throughout the 50's Tal played the popular ES-350 model, a long scale guitar dimensionally identical to the L-5CES but with greater feedback resistance. In 1962, Gibson revived the 350 with humbucking pickups, ornate woods, and custom inlays drawn from the J-200 and other historic models. Christened the Tal Farlow model, this guitar became an instant classic. Produced in very limited quantities, the Tal Farlow remains one of the most collectible Gibson archtops of the postwar era.

Demand for these remarkable guitars was so strong, and supply so limited, that Gibson revived the model in 1993, and it remains in production to this day. This example is an outstanding specimen, with spectacular 3D tiger flame maple, highlighted by a subtle ice-tea sunburst. The guitar is in as new condition, with whisper smooth action, warm PAF style humbucking pickups, and original paperwork in the brown plush case with silk cozy. A set of deep ambered vintage style Gibson barrel knobs is included, with the original black bonnet knobs secured in the case. Designed by a player, for players, the Farlow offers superb playability and distinctive design, within reach of a player's budget as well.