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Gustavsson Bluesmaster Special, Preowned 2002

Gustavsson Bluesmaster Special, Preowned 2002

Price: $6,950

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Preowned, 2002, good condition

This is a one-off Johan Gustavsson Bluesmaster Special, crafted in 2002, during the salad days of JG Guitars. It splits the difference between Les Paul Special and Telecaster admirably. This particular instrument serves to be the blueprint for the now venerated Fullerblaster model. As far as tone, imagine if a Les Paul Special and a slabboard pre CBS Tele had a child. This JG BM Special would be their Tone Baby.

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CRAIG'S POV

Condition: The condition is very good for a well played 17 year old guitar. Assorted dings, scrapes and finish wear throughout the body while the neck and headstock are rather clean with few blemishes. The playability is excellent with little fret wear.

This guitar was previously owned by the brilliant guitarist Matte Henderson. In his own words:

"This is a one-off Johan Gustavsson Bluesmaster Special, crafted in 2002, during the salad days of JG Guitars. It is the earliest serial number JG that I've owned/operated and splits the difference between Les Paul Special and Telecaster admirably. This particular instrument serves to be the blueprint for the now venerated Fullerblaster model. As far as tone, imagine if a Les Paul Special and a slabboard pre CBS Tele had a child. This JG BM Special would be their Tone Baby."

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT JOHAN GUSTAVSSON GUITARS
It's probably fair to say that there have been few builders who’ve made as deep an impact on the contemporary guitar world as quickly as Johan Gustavsson. He’s taken the ’59 burst to a level that you likely haven’t experienced from any other builder. Johan's first exposure to a fine guitar was via his teacher, Robert Larsson, who had (as Johan puts it) “an old beaten up 1960 Les Paul Standard.” It was then he realized just what a great guitar could be. The experience continued when Johan got a part time job at one of the few places importing vintage guitars to Sweden from the U.S. (fifties Gibson Les Paul Goldtops, Juniors, pre-CBS Strats, Teles and Jazzmasters, etc). The exposure to that level of guitar and to that many great instruments had a great influence on his work as a guitar maker. Again – the quality of those guitars showed the possibilities inherent in the instrument. Johan has always been more attracted to the Gibson style of making guitars (with carved maple tops and glued in necks), and this is reflected in his most famous, and current model, the Bluesmaster Custom 59. A Gustavsson guitar is a Gustavsson guitar. His shop consists of Johan and an able assistant who was trained at the London Guild Hall University (and is a wonderful guitarist). That’s both good and bad news. The good news is that Johan’s genius is evident in every guitar he creates. The bad news is that since he makes them all himself, there are never many available. It’s a rare treat to play one. Simply superb.

Serial number7202
Bodyold growth Honduras mahogany slab
Neckrock maple, C shape (.82"-.91")
FingerboardAmazon rosewood
Headstockextremely rare 4+2 JG headstock
Scale length24.625"
Frets6100
PickupsSeymour Duncan Antiquity P90s
BridgeWilkinson intonatable wraparound
Finishaged nitrocellulose
CaseG&G poodle
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