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Gibson Johnny A. Signature Guitar

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Talking cash straight off the bat here may come off crass, but at some point I have to reveal that Gibson’s Johnny A. Signature guitar-from the Custom Shop-carries a $5,562 price tag. So, better to get that out of the way now before I go on describing the instrument because you’re going to want one of these, maybe two.

Not long ago, the guitar’s namesake, a Massachusetts-based instrumental artist with two chops-heavy albums on the Favored Nations label, came across a lonely prototype guitar in Gibson’s Nashville Custom Shop. It wasn’t intended for production, but, recognizing the instrument’s potential, Johnny A. set things into motion with Gibson to turn the prototype into the guitar of his dreams.

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