This 2009 Gibson Johnny A Signature model is a prime example of a great, modern Gibson. What initially grabs you is the look - familiar, yet a little different somehow. Upon further inspection you notice some really nice, subtle details: the multi-ply binding, the neck carve feels like a great blend of a 50s / 60s ES-335, the body is squarely from the SG camp, while the semi-hollow construction brings in a strong ES-335 vibe. These all add up to a very playable instrument that immediately feels like a vintage guitar.
The tones are what you'd expect for this type of construction and wood combination - punchy, warm, articulate...like a great ES-335, this is a very versatile guitar.
Condition: Very Good+. Light signs of prior ownership include a small chip in the clear coat/top binding (we only noticed upon close inspection of the guitar), a few small indentations scattered on the body (primarily on the back) w/very light surface scratches (back of headstock as well), light tarnishing on the pickup covers, and light fret wear. The setup feels great and the electronics work as they should.
An excellent buy for someone in the market for a great semi-hollow that's more comfortable to play and has a look all its own. Priced with the original hardshell case.
- Body: Select, Grade A Mahogany Body
- Top: 2 piece figured Maple top
- Neck: Quarter-sawn mahogany
- Johnny A "scimitar" f-holes
- Multi-ply binding
- Finish: High gloss nitro lacquer
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Pickups: Gibson '57 Classics
- Original hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity
- SN: JA 909