Gibson Barney Kessel
1970 Gibson Electric Acoustics catalogue page 6
Guitars and Parts for Sale
Gibson 1970 Electric Acoustics catalogue. Page 6. Details of the Gibson Barney Kessel electric acoustic guitars. There were two models, the Barney Kessel Custom (pictured) and the Barney Kessel Regular. Both were full body jazz guitars, but like the Trini Lopez models on pages 4 and 5, they failed to repeat their sales sucess of the sixties in the new decade. As with the aforementioned Trini Lopez models, this was their final catalogue appearance.
At this time the Barney Kessel Custom was priced at $895 (US zone 1 prices), whilst the Regular was $695 (March 1970) rising to $795 later in the year (September 1970).