"1967 Gibson Barney Kessel Custom. The model debuted in 1961 in viceroy brown and changed over the years to the color you see here known as “clown burst.” It’s a huge guitar with a longer Super 400 style headstock. Gibson discontinued the model around 1972. I purchased this guitar from the #1 guitar shop in Hamburg, Germany (the same place as I bought the “Holy Flying V”). Interesting side fact – the guitar’s design has been resurrected in recent years with the Gibson Johnny A model which is in essence a shrunken Barney Kessel. It is also important to keep in mind that Barney was a fantastic guitarist that passed away in 2004," says Joe Bonamassa, on his website.