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You know vintage guys can be kind of snobby about guitars. I'm guilty of that. I used to say things like, "I won't play anything made after 1965". Kind of silly really, but that's how it was. Collings changed that for me. I was forced to admit their guitars stood up against old Martin and prewar Gibsons, and in some ways even exceeded them. Here we have a 2002 Collings D-2H. This is a Martin D-28 style with Indian Rosewood back and sides, Herringbone trim, Grover tuners and Sitka spruce top. It shows light wear, nothing major at all. This guitar was played but well taken care of. The frets are in near perfect condition. The action is great with plenty of room on the saddle to come down. An LR Baggs Anthem pickup has been installed (a $300 upgrade). It is loud and toneful. A guitar for a lifetime. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
The great American acoustic guitar workhorse guitar is a Gibson J-45. So much great music has been played on this model, all the way from Woody Guthrie to Jack White. They have been consistently used and recorded with by discriminating players throughout so many eras. We have a 2002 Gibson J-45, which features a tobacco sunburst finish, Sitka Spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and slope shoulders. The condition is excellent, it shows light playing wear, nothing serious, it's obvious this guitar was well taken care of. It plays perfectly, the frets are fine, the action is low, it plays great. Comes with an active Fishman under saddle pickup and original hard case.Learn More
What's not to like about a guitar with class? You know, one that would look just as good with a tuxedo as it would with jeans. Here we have a 1996 Gibson Artist Award. It is an instrument of great beauty, and as we've already mentioned, class. It is in exceptionally fine condition, showing almost no wear. The only real wear I can see is on the edge of the gold plated pickup, and a slight bit of hazing on the gold tailpiece. The frets are perfect, everything is perfect. It plays and sounds great. It's a great Jazz guitar, but more than that it is a great guitar period. The Artist Award has a 17 inch wide body with a solid spruce archtop and gorgeous flamed solid maple back and sides. Floating humbucker. Grover Imperial tuners and that classy Guild headstock. The gold plated hardware really sets things off. Johnny Smith played a Guild archtop in his early days. George Benson played them too. The original case is in beautiful condition. I would put this up against any Gibson or any other high archtop, and here's the cool part; it's priced oh so reasonably.Learn More
This is my kind of guitar, a rock and roll animal. Here's a 1972 Gibson Les Paul Custom. It has had some mods: middle pickup added; a Badass bridge installed that entailed drilling new holes for the studs; and a Bigsby tailpiece was removed at some point. The pickups were changed to Seymour Duncan. Now here's the kicker, and it's a real kicker: Three, count them, 1 2 3 original Gibson Patent Number Decal pickups come with the guitar. How about that?! That's a thousand dollar value in itself. The tuners are Schallers. Bone nut. The pots date from 1972. The original sunburst finish is really cool. The frets are in excellent condition. There's the general amount of wear you'd expect from a 46 year old guitar. Overall the condition is very good. It plays and sounds great. It sounds great with the Seymour Duncan pickups, but you may prefer to put the original pickups back in it...your decision. It comes with the original hard case with purple lining. This is a great deal for a great guitar.Learn More
This is one amazing guitar. A Tausch 665 Deluxe in Amber Burst. It is a set-neck, semi-solid Telecaster style body with hand-picked, meticulously chosen woods. Tausch guitars give new meaning to hand-made. He makes about two guitars a month. The attention to detail is extraordinary. He uses Harry Haussel pickups that sound amazing. It has a strat style tremelo with a Pau Ferro wooden block instead of the metal traditionally used. The resonance is unreal. The semi-acoustic body made of Pearwood gives the 665 a truely unbelievabe loud and "alive" acoustic response. Sound just explodes from this thing. The flamed maple neck is "set in", with a neck joint that enables comfortable access up to the highest registers. The sunburst finish is similar to the one use by Gibson on Les Paul models in the late 50's. It is lightweight, and an absolute joy to play. It is one of the best new guitars I've ever played: an inspiring instrument, that will make you happy for a lifetime.Learn More
Regular Price: $1,399.00
Special Price $1,119.00
The idea of buying a new guitar straight off the rack, that is comparable to the great vintage Gibson J-45 models, is pretty mind boggling. The idea of getting a pro-level acoustic with all solid wood construction, nitrocellulose finish, beautiful sunburst, and Adirondack Spruce top for under $1200, is also mind boggling. The Eastwood E10 SS is totally comparable to the old Gibsons in sound, tone, playability, and looks...and that is just a wonderful thing. This is a really serious guitar. It's not that it's great-for-the-money, it's just GREAT.
What is cooler than a 1950 Gibson ES-175? How about a Blonde Gibson ES-175? Now we're talking! We have a lovely Gibson ES-175N from 1950. Serial number A-9824. The finish is original and the guitar is very clean. There is light lacquer checking looks great and has that vintage patina. The ES-175 is a jazz guitarist's staple, just ask Joe Pass. The tuners are replacement Gibson tuners from the 1970's. The tailpiece has been changed. The pots are changed but we have the original wiring harness and it comes with the guitar (the date codes on the pots are from 1950). The case is a Gibson case from 1970's that needs a handle. At some point an excellent refret was done, and these frets are in great shape. Electronics work perfectly. It is professionally set up and ready to play right out of the box. It's a good investment, they aren't many this clean around, and it is a great playing and sounding guitar.Learn More
"Our Jumbos". That's what George Harrison and John Lennon called their Gibson J-160E models. They were among the first acoustic/electric guitars, and really those guitars are an integral part of the classic Beatles sound. This Gibson J-160E Sunburst was made in 2002. It is super nice, and in near mint condition. The frets are perfect, the action is good, it sounds great. It is everything you want in a Gibson J-160E. Lot's of English bands used these, Peter and Gordon, Chad and Jeremy, The Hollies, etc. Now this is something most people don't know: the great Travis Wammack had one. Travis was one the coolest guitar players to come out of Memphis. Check out his early recordings. Also, this was made in the Bozeman, MT factory. The Bozeman factory produced some the best acoustics Gibson has made in the last twenty years. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
1965 was a great year. The average cost of a new house was $13,600. Gas cost 31 cents a gallon. Pink Floyd was formed. The Rolling Stones released Vol.2, their second UK album. It was a great year for music, and a great year for the guitar too. 1963, 64 and 65 are my favorite years for Gibson acoustics. I love the necks, with a comfortable medium "C" profile and a great taper. I'm also a fan of the ceramic bridge saddle. The sound is amazing. Listen to the early Stones records, you will hear what I mean. We have a beautiful 1965 Gibson J-50 Adj. It's a super clean, one owner instrument. It has very light wear, like it was played a year, then put up. The natural finish shows very light lacquer checking. 1-11/16" nut width. The frets are fine with plenty of life in them. No repairs or modifications. It has no issues or problems. It's featherweight and sounds fantastic. This is a collector's grade instrument, there aren't that many this nice around. One of the best I've seen. Comes with original hardshell case.Learn More
OK, I realize I am a bit sluggish on certain things. It just dawned on that Gibson's Cardinal Red finish is named after the bird. I don't know why it took so long for that to click. Here we have a 1966 Gibson Melody Maker with the original Cardinal Red finish. It is all original with one pickup and tremelo. It's a cool guitar with great patina. Theres natural lacquer checking on the body. The neck feels great. The frets are fine and the electronics work perfectly. It has the old style knobs, black with a chrome insert. This is a cool, vintage Gibson. It's nice and clean with a pretty rare finish. It comes with a Gretsch Corvette soft case that fits it just fine.Learn More
We have a serious banjo for the serious banjo player. We are offering a 1929 Gibson Mastertone banjo with a great five string neck conversion by Robin Smith. Robin Smith is one of the greatest banjo luthiers of the modern era and did a fantastic job with this one. It is a two piece flange with an archtop tone ring. The resonator is replaced and is signed by Doug Dillard (member of the Williams And Clark Expedition band) and Sammy Shelor (member of the Lonesome River Band). It is set up with a Kavanjo pickup that sounds great. It plays great, sounds great, and looks great. Comes with hard case.Learn More
I grew up in the British Invasion. It was such an exciting time! A great many of the bass players used Gibson or Epiphone semi hollow body basses. Chas Chandler of the Animals, the great Paul Samwell-Smith of the Yardbirds. Put flatwound strings on them and and play with a pick, then you have one of the most unique bass sounds around. The bass player in the Strypes uses one now. They are really cool basses, everybody needs one. Here we have a 1968 Gibson EB-2 in tobacco sunburst. This is a good one, clean and nice. It's been gone over by our luthier. The electronics have been cleaned, truss rod adjusted, frets polished, and set up. It's good to go right out of the box. There is some light lacquer checking, which adds to the charm and vintage patina. There are two small screw holes in the top where a previous owner installed a thumb rest, other than that, it is all original with the original hard case. This one sounds great. Play "Train Kept A Rolling" by the Yardbirds on this bass, and you will swear you are in 1965. It is a big, awesome sound. It has the original mute and bridge cover.Learn More