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Poor owners of 1965 or 1968 Gibson instruments. They never really know if it's a 1965 or a 1968 because duplicated serial numbers in 1965 and 1968. One has to wonder if someone did that just to mess with folks in the future. Maybe a disgruntled employee, angry at the world, and determined to destroy future generation's dreams, dashes them against the rocks of time. Or maybe they just ran out of numbers. Who knows? This fine instrument, a Gibson A-50 mandolin, has one of those numbers. I think it's a 1968 based on the case, which would have had yellow lining in 1965. It is the original case, with the original key. Square with green lining. It looks like a late 60's case. Also, the bracket on the pickguard is chrome. In 1965 it would have been nickel. And, it has "Union Made" on the red label. So, my educated guess is 1968, but it could possibly be 1965. Regardless of the year, it's a great, great mandolin, just as clean as can be. I hesitate to use the word mint in describing a 50 year old instrument, so let's call this excellent plus. I mean, it's super clean. It plays great, the action is fine, the frets are perfect, and it has a lovely, quilted maple back. It sounds magnificent. It has the original, double line Kluson tuners. It's a great mandolin, one of the nicest I've seen.Learn More
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"We had this one made up special". You've heard that before, but this time it's actually true. Eric, our beloved leader, ordered this Bourgeois OM all-Mahogany with a few special things. First off, this model usually comes with spruce top, but this was ordered with a mahogany top. These also usually have tortoise color binding, but this has a multi-layered Ivoroid binding and Ivoroid pickguard, with matching Ivoroid tuning keys. The Ivoroid touch is absolutely stunning against the dark, reddish finish. So, an all mahogany OM size guitar. How cool is that? Think of say, a 1946 Gibson L-G2 all mahogany: it is similar as far as tone, but with more balance and clarity. The all-mahogany style is also reminiscent of Martin's 0M-15 style, but done with much nicer aesthetics. It is perfect for finger-style guitar. This guitar is not only beautiful, the sound is unbelievable! It's my favorite acoustic guitar in the shop right now. It's awesome on every level: playabilty, sound, looks, it's got it all. An American Beauty, that's what this guitar is. Comes with hard case. Oh, and you can tell all your friends, "They had this one made up special". You'll be the envy of the neighborhood.Learn More
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Hey, I love my job. I get to look at cool guitars, play them, touch them, then write about them...and don't tell anybody, I get paid for this. HOW ABOUT THAT? Here we have a new Eastman T64V AMB. This guitar is modeled after the Gibson ES-330 and Epiphone Casino from the late fifties and sixties. It is a thin line, hollow body, with two P-90 style pickups, and a Bigsby vibrato. How cool is that? A Bigsby!! It has an aged varnish, Amber finish. Just an amazing guitar. If you are into The Beatles, early Stones, Slim Harpo, Howling Wolf, you'll like this. They all played models similar to this. It's my favorite new guitar in the store right now.Learn More
We have some great jazz guitar teachers here at Martin Music, serious cats, these guys. Kurt Rosenwinkel is one of our teacher's favorite guitar players. That's all I need to know, if Joe says this guy is the bomb, then he's the bomb. We have a D'Angelico DLX SS co-designed with Kurt. This is an exceptional guitar. with a spruce top, flame maple back and sides, gold hardware, two humbucking pickups, and this is quite novel for a hollow body, but this guitar is not completely hollow, it's more of a semi solid, not quite like a Gibson ES-335 but with a solid block to support the stop tailpiece. The finish is Honey Burst with gold Grover tuners and ebony knobs. It's a striking instrument. It sounds and plays great, this is a serious guitar. The neck is C-shape, slim and comfortable. Comes with hard case
Designed in collaboration with one of the world's most renowned jazz guitarists, the Deluxe Kurt Rosenwinkel SS features a spruce top for brightness and a center-block for maximum sustain, easily maintaining its full tone in a band setting. With minimal appointments, the Kurt Rosenwinkel SS features a comfortable slim C-shape neck profile, rosewood fingerboard, and stopbar tailpiece. Its Honey Burst finish is complemented by gold Grover tuners and ebony tone knobs.Learn More
Being in Memphis, the Home Of The Blues, it seems very appropriate for us to have this guitar in the shop. This guitar has that Memphis Blues, B.B. King vibe to the bone. A 1978 Gibson ES-355TD with original Burgundy finish. Serial number #71018006. The overall condition is very good plus. The gold hardware is tarnished. It's been refretted. The pickguard, vibrola arm, pickup rings, and pickup covers have been replaced, but the rest is all original. The original pickup rings and pickup covers are included inside the case neck pocket. The neck feels great, it's the 1 11/16" wide nut width. It sounds amazing. It has the varitone switch and Lyre Vibrato. This was at the top of Gibson's range of thinline semi-acoustic guitars. Comes with original case and two hang tags.Learn More
This is a cool and rare guitar. It's a monster. We have a 1998 Gibson Custom Shop Advanced Jumbo Brazilian. That's right, Brazilian Rosewood. How cool is that? This guitar looks and sounds unbelievable. It plays great: the action is nice, low, and easy. It's great for finger picking AND strumming. Everything you'd want out of a Gibson acoustic. Jackson Browne has one of these, along with his 30's Advanced Jumbos. It has been re-fretted and PLEK'd, and the bridge has been reglued; no other repairs. There is light wear, nicks, dings, and scratches - nothing major. The finish has sunken into the grain in places on the back: typical of lacquer finishes on Brazilian rosewood. Still overall the condition is excellent. The sunburst finish looks so authentic; as does the pickguard, which is the old-style striped kind. The neck is wide and big, and feels great. It's got a 1 7/8" nut width. It has open back Grover tuners as well. Gibson will not be making any more Brazilian Rosewood guitars, and this one is priced right. Comes with hard shell case.Learn More
We have so many cool guitars - a virtual plethora of cool, used and vintage guitars. Take this great guitar for instance: we have a 1969 Orange label Gibson ES-340TDW in the original Walnut finish. Laminated maple neck with beautiful Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and miniature block pearloid inlays. It shows lots of wear, weather checking, nicks, dings, scratches. The trapeze tailpiece has been replaced with a stop tailpiece. The tune-o-matic bridge has been replaced too, and the one original to the guitar will be included inside the case. The lead pickup is a vintage, Gibson T-Top stamped patent number pickup, but it's not the original one that came with the guitar. The neck pickup is original patent number decal pickup. The frets are fine. Plays great and sounds great. It's a great blues guitar. I'm sure some Memphis blues are soaking into it right now. There are no breaks or problems. Great player's guitar. The logo and diamond are showing considerable wear. Comes with non original hard case.Learn More
God I love an old tube amp. Ain't nothin' in the world like 'em. It's soul...that's what it's all about, soul. We have a 1956 Gibson Skylark GA-5 Amplifier. It has the original white tolex. The plastic Gibson logo is mostly gone. Our tech has gone through it, and it is working perfectly. Original tubes: USA made Tung Sol 6V6 GTA, RCA 12AX7, and RCA 5Y3GT. The transformer is changed with a Classic Tone, totally recapped, pots cleaned, and it has a new Jensen Mod speaker. It sounds fantastic, with a tube harmonic distortion that is unbeatable. I would put it up against any Fender Champ. It's great for harp, great for guitar, great for the studio, great for inspiration. This amp will inspire you to play your best. It does show a fair amount of wear, but it has the vintage vibe and it's ready to go for another 50 years. Comes with the original speaker that will need reconing if you want to use it.Learn More
Here we have a 1976 Gibson ES-335TD with a factory original Burgundy Red finish. The serial number is 00 147142, which is on a decal on the back of the neck. That numbering system was only used for three years. The tuners have been changed to Schallers. The hardware is chrome. There is some pitting on the pickup covers, bridge and tailpiece. The tailpiece has been converted from trapeze to a stop tailpiece; a big improvement in tone. The pickups are "tar back" style. The pickups were used for a period of time during the 70's. The pickups themselves are encased in plastic to stop feedback. They sound really good and the pickups alone typically sell on ebay for over $200 each. It has a factory phase switch that Gibson used on the 335 models for about three years. The frets show wear, but still have life left in them. There is age appropriate nicks and dings, and wear. This guitar is structurally solid, very comfortable to play, and the overall condition is good. It sounds great and with the factory phase switch it is extremely versatile. It's a cool vintage Gibson that won't break the bank. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
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Those guys at Bourgeois know about loud, wow, this guitar is loud! We are offering a new Bourgeois Slope D "The Standard" with an "Aged Tone" Adirondack spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. It's a fine, fine, super fine guitar. It really is the standard all guitars should be judged by. If you are familiar with late 40's early 50's Gibson J-50 and J-45 guitars, you'll know the sound I'm talking about, warm, rich, loud and succinctly brilliant.
Dana Bourgeois' passion for acoustic guitars was fostered by those coveted instruments built in the pre-war era. "The Standard" model was inspired by the classic designs that emerged from the midwestern United States at that time, but incorporates many elements of Dana's own design.
It starts with the striking Ziricote fretboard and bridge, beautiful in figure yet subtle enough to maintain the pre-war look. The single ring Ivoroid rosette and rectangular bridge hearken back to those old designs. Our contoured headstock was introduced with the L-DBO model, and fits the look perfectly!Learn More
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A varnish finish, how cool is that? You hardly ever see a varnish finish on a guitar, and I don't think I've ever seen one on a guitar in this price range. We have an Eastman T59/V AMB. It looks like an old violin. Everybody at the shop loves this guitar. Unplugged it's awesome, loud and resonant with lots of sustain. Plugged in, it's equally amazing. Its got a beautiful flamed maple top, back, and sides, with an antique amber sunburst finish. It just looks so good. Really authentic looking. The neck feels fantastic. The fret work is top notch. The Seymour Duncan pickups scream. This a fine, ES-335 style guitar, comparable to any Gibson or other semi solid guitar for a great price. There is nothing NOT to like about this guitar.Learn More
So, I'm researching this guitar, and I find out it is a 1950 model. I started telling everybody, "Man, this is an old guitar, 1950!" Everybody at the shop says, "That IS old!" Then I realize, I was born in 1951. So from now on I'm not saying anything about a guitar being old. We are offering a Gibson L-4 made in 1950. The back of the neck has been refinished. There was a crack in the headstock on the low E string side that was repaired, pro job. The body finish is original. The tailpiece has been changed. It is the same style as the original. The bridge thumb wheels have been changed, but the bridge is original. It is missing the pickguard. The tuners are repro Kluson style. There is a plugged jack-hole on the lower bout. There is a fair amount of pick wear on the top. It was well-used and well-loved. It plays fine, sounds great, and looks very cool. The frets have been professionally refretted and are in near perfect shape. The action is great; comfortable and fast. It is a very cool, vintage guitar. Great for jazz, blues, or whatever. Comes with a hardshell case that's not in great shape, but will be fine to store it and ship it in. This is a real vintage Gibson, one of their mid line models for $2000, which is a great deal.Learn More