Gibson 1998 Old Hickory Custom Shop Les PaulGibson 1998 Old Hickory Custom Shop Les Paul

Gibson 1998 Old Hickory Custom Shop Les Paul. Great condition. Number 27 . Great guitar ! There are a couple marks in the edge( pictured) It looks like its from the factory and they could be easily buffed out . I have played this guitar less than 1 hr in the 10 years that I have owned it . This is one of the best wood grains I have seen from the series . April 16, 2008 marked the tenth anniversary of a savage series of tornados that ripped through the city of Nashville, TN in 1998. The extent of damage to the city and surrounding rural areas was massive. A major victim of this natural disaster was The Hermitage, the historic family home of the 7th U.S. President, Andrew Jackson (nicknamed “Old Hickory”). “Although the 177-year-old mansion was virtually untouched, more than 1200 trees on the extensive grounds, some planted by ‘Old Hickory’ himself, were devastated.” One of the fallen trees was a 275-year-old tulip poplar, which was at the time the tallest and oldest tulip poplar in the state of Tennessee. With wood harvested from this fallen behemoth, the Gibson Custom Guitar Shop set out to produce 200 Custom Les Pauls to commemorate both the horrific storm of April 16th, and the memory of Andrew Jackson and The Hermitage. The fingerboard itself was to be fashioned from a hickory tree which fell next to the grave of Jackson’s wife, Rachel. The first “Old Hickory” guitar was unveiled at The Hermitage on July 12, 1998 —- with many political and musical dignitaries present, including Chet Atkins and then vice- president Although Gibson intended a run of 200 guitars, the goal fell short at around 188 because the source of tulip poplar wood ran out. Guitar will ship in its original case . Also great condition. No returns . Please see pictures for condition . This is a great old wood guitar . Perfect for the history buff and guitar collector .