Artist Model Gibson

Designed for the musician who requires beauty and ultimate performance. A special magnetic field in the bridge pickup emphasizes the treble frequencies and produces unusual tones throughout the entire range.


  • Carved spruce top
  • Carved maple back
  • Slim, fast, low-action neck joins body at 15th fret
  • Five-piece curly maple neck
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Rosewood fingerboard with ‘bow-tie’ pearl inlays
  • Gold-plated adjustable Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Twin humbucking pickups
  • Seperate tone and volume control
  • Three-postion toggle switch
  • Gold-plated metal parts
  • 17″ wide, 21″ long, 3″ deep: 25 1/2″ scale, 20 frets
  • BK-C Custom Model – Cherry Sunburst finish
  • BK-R Regular Model – Cherry Sunburst finish, mahogany neck with pearl inlaid peghead, rosewood fingerboard with rectangular pearl inlays, rosewood bridge, chrome-plated metal parts

“It’s a rare guitar because it’s left-handed,” he claims about the Kessel. “They stopped making them around 1965, so this comes from 1960-1965. I don’t know what else is there. I haven’t seen them for years.” — Tony Iommi (from Guitar World Magazine, March, 1984)

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