Jack Bauer: From Action Hero to Guitar Hero!
The Gibson Custom Shop is proud to present the Kiefer Sutherland Inspired By KS-336. Designed in close cooperation with the legendary film actor and star of the hit series 24, the KS-336 is based on a Custom Shop CS-336 model that Sutherland fell in love with.
The Kiefer 336 features a tonally chambered back and sides made from a single piece of mahogany. The top is carved, two-piece maple. The top finish is based on the unique look of an aged Goldtop—Custom has affectionately named the color Kiefer Gold. The fretboard is ebony, with a classic Super 400-style inlay. The hardware is aged nickel and the guitar has a bone nut. The pickups are Gibson '57 Classic Plus humbuckers. The KS-336 is a unique and exciting addition to Custom's Inspired By series.
Kiefer Sutherland had more than 50 films to his credit when he created the iconic character of Jack Bauer on the hit television series 24. Regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation, Sutherland has distinguished himself with his ability to inhabit and dedicate himself to a role. It is with this same passion that he approaches the guitar. A lifelong player, Sutherland has channeled his love for music into championing the players he most admires. With his Ironworks studio in Los Angeles, Sutherland has nurtured the careers of such talented performers as Rocco DeLuca, Jude Cole, Ron Sexsmith, and Mozella.
A dedicated fan of all things guitar, Kiefer has amassed an incredible collection of vintage Gibsons. Drawing on favorite aspects of these incredible instruments, Kiefer worked with the luthiers of the Custom Shop to design a stunning Inspired By model, based on a Custom CS-336 that he fell in love with. Throughout the process, Sutherland was humble and enthusiastic, dedicated to working with Gibson Custom to design a guitar that would draw on some of the greatest Gibsons of all time, while appealing to players of all ages and skill levels. The result is the beautiful and distinctive KS-336, a unique addition to the Inspired By series.
“I’m the guy who is playing for the joy of it, for the pleasure,” Sutherland says. “When all the professional musicians leave my studio, late at night, that is when I go in with one light on, and get lost playing for hours, because I love it.” To read the full interview, CLICK HERE
- Based on Custom Shop CE-336
- Tonally chambered back and sides made from a single piece of mahogany
- Carved, two-piece maple top
- Gibson '57 Classic Plus humbuckers
- Unique "Keifer Gold" finish based on Goldtop Les Pauls
This beautiful, Limited-Edition KS-336 guitar will be available from April '07, but you can ORDER NOW