Dickey Betts SG Aged Signed #14

Gibson SG Standard Dickey Betts Signature model 2012 # 14 of 75

One of the most storied guitars in rock and roll history is the 1961/62 Gibson SG Standard given to Duane Allman by Dickey Betts during their playing days together. This guitar is an instrument of near-mythic proportions. Betts gifted this guitar to Duane so he didn't have to wait while Duane re-tuned. Instead Duane could switch between the SG to one of his Les Pauls. This guitar has long been celebrated as an iconic road warrior and a classic tone machine. Gibson Custom has recreated this living slice of rock history in extremely limited numbers as the Dickey Betts "From One Brother to Another" SG. The guitar is a faithful replica of a stand-out SG from a golden age of guitar production. Gibson's Custom Shop painstakingly studied and digitally scanned the original instrument to recreate every technical detail and unique instance of wear. The result is a meticulous replica of a rock icon that has been approved by Mr. Betts himself. Limited to only 75 for a worldwide market this 2011 Gibson Custom Dickey Betts SG is hand-aged by Gibson Custom and signed by Dickey Betts. It offers the sublime tone and playing feel that these guitars are known for, with the looks of a hard-working legend. The body of the Dickey Betts "From One Brother to Another" SG is constructed from one piece of genuine mahogany, carved to the historically accurate early '60s SG shape with dual asymmetrical horns and beveled edges. A deep-set glued-in neck is carved from one piece of superior quarter-sawn mahogany and topped with a rosewood fingerboard with 22 "banjo frets" like the original. This guitar is finished in genuine hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer in Vintage Red and meticulously hand aged to match the look of the original guitar that Dickey gave to Duane

 

Serial number 14 aged / signed in brand new, unplayed condition, complete with everything from the factory. Features include:

 

Vintage Red Finish
Signed by Dickey Betts
1-Piece Mahogany Body
Quartersawn Mahogany Neck
Rosewood Fretboard
Dickey Betts Neck Profile
Banjo Fret Wire
Tortoise Side Dots
1.687" Nut Width
12" Fretboard Radius
Custom Bucker Alnico III Humbuckers
2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
ABR-1 Bridge with Plastic Saddles
Add-on Wraparound Tailpiece
Classic Style Tuners
Chrome Hardware

 

 

Serial number 4 aged / signed in brand new, unplayed condition, complete with everything from the factory. Features include:

Vintage Red Finish
Signed by Dickey Betts
1-Piece Mahogany Body
Quartersawn Mahogany Neck
Rosewood Fretboard
Dickey Betts Neck Profile
Banjo Fret Wire
Tortoise Side Dots
1.687" Nut Width
12" Fretboard Radius
Custom Bucker Alnico III Humbuckers
2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
ABR-1 Bridge with Plastic Saddles
Add-on Wraparound Tailpiece
Classic Style Tuners
Chrome Hardware

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Dickey Betts info

Forrest Richard "Dickey" Betts is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. He was inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and also won with the band a best rock performance Grammy Award for his instrumental "Jessica" in 1996. Recognized as "one of the most influential guitar players of all time", he had early on in his career one of rock's finest guitar partnerships with the late Duane Allman introducing melodic twin guitar harmony and counterpoint which "rewrote the rules for how two rock guitarists can work together, completely scrapping the traditional rhythm/lead roles to stand toe to toe". Dickey Betts was ranked #58 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list in 2003.