Dean Gordon / Chelsea Hotel JM Color Series / 2020 / Natural / Multi / Guitar For Sale

This is a unique and gorgeous example of Dean Gordon's work and a true piece of "playable history". Dean has been working in the Chelsea NY area of NYC for many years as a repair tech and in-demand custom guitar builder/Luthier. The building this guitars body is built from has more historic significance than we can fit into this description. So for starters, The Chelsea Hotel was built between 1883 and 1885 and opened to the public in 1885. When first built it was the tallest building in NYC. Many of the world's most famous celebrities and musicians from the likes of Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Andy Warhol and Mark Twain, just to name a few have resided there over the course of their careers. As of August 1, 2011, the Chelsea hotel has stopped taking reservations in order to begin renovations. Dean has been able to get some incredible pieces of this historic buildings White Pine, in order to build these very special new guitars. This LTD Edition Chelsea Jazzmaster "Color Series" in particular has an extremely resonant and woody voice, full of tonal complexities hard to find in a brand new guitar. It also plays with ease and is a nice balanced weight of 7lbs 5.2oz. The body of this particular instrument is built from a 2 piece floorboard from the Chelsea Hotel (reclaimed White Pine) The colors on the body are all original to the Hotel, from a spray painted piece, possibly to caution workers. The neck is Michigan Silver Maple, dyed the same colors as the body. The body has the original Shellac Patina finish, while the neck is finished in Nitro. The pickups in this instrument are Mcnelly Stagger Swaggers. A great sounding Humbucker with tons of clarity and crisp highs and a balanced low-end. If your looking for a unique Offset, with loads of mojo, character and originality; this may just be your ticket. Set up w/ low action and a set of 10's.
Body: Chelsea Hotel White Pine 2 Piece Floorboard
Body Finish: Shellac
Neck: Michigan Silver Maple w/ Rosewood board
Profile: Medium C .870" 1st fret - .960.12th fret
Radius: 10-16" Compound Radius
Frets: 22
Fret Size: 6150 Stainless Steel (Med Jumbo)
Scale: 25 1/2"
Side Dots: Abalone
Top Dots: Abalone
Nut Width: 1 11/16th"
Nut Material: Bone
Finish: Shellac & Nitro
Pickups: Mcnelly Stagger Swagger V2 w/ Foil Mesh
Controls: 3 way blade-switch, Master Volume, Master Tone
Bridge: Aged Hipshot Hardtail
Tuners: Aged Gotoh Klusons
Knobs: Aged Knurled
Comes w/ Mono Sleeve Gig-Bag, Strap, COA and Case Candy 7lbs 5.2oz

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South Shore Guitar Boutique is a Boutique/Vintage guitar shop in Long Island, New York, dedicated to showcasing the best guitar, amplifier, and effects pedal builders in the world, as well as providing an intimate and comfortable place for musicians to experience and purchase these rare and unique instruments. Think of us as a rotating gallery of fine handcrafted instruments. When you visit our store, you will be able to discuss gear with like-minded, knowledgeable individuals, who can steer you toward the instrument and tone of your dreams. We will assist you in discovering the most inspiring gear to help you to achieve your best form of musical expression. We can even help you custom order an instrument from any of the extraordinary builders we work with. 

Our shop was born from a life-long love and fascination for vintage and handmade guitars and gear. We handpick each of our products with an emphasis on craftsmanship, quality and environmental sustainability. While big-box music stores stock mostly run-of-the-mill, mass-produced products, we search the world for the most awe-inspiring, tonally pleasing, great playing, and meticulously built guitars, amplifiers and effect pedals and bring them directly to you. We understand that each player has their own distinct playing style and expression, and it is our goal to satisfy even the most sophisticated and demanding musician. We are musicians ourselves and understand the importance of first impressions when it comes to buying gear. If we wouldn't play it we wont put it in our shop. Every guitar we sell must play its absolute best. We are proud to be Dealers of Mirabella, Ronin, Deimel, Tausch, Elliott, Bilt, Swope, Waterslide, Jesselli Guitars, James Collins, Mario Martin, Grez, Soultool, Nash, Prisma, Island, Bunting, Noah, UMA, Dean Gordon, Garro, Fry, Reverend Guitars, Benson Amps, Wang Amplification, Strymon, Chase Bliss, Meris, Quilter,  Jackson Audio, String Joy, Rattlesnake cables, Etc.

We also carry a wide-range of boutique and other quality accessories making S.S.G.B. your go to shop for strings, guitar cases, straps, cables, pedalboards, custom pedalboard builds and more.

We’re always adding new products from world-class and forward-thinking companies and builders to our shop.

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