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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. The bridge has been reglued; no other issues or 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
This is one of the best sounding ES-330's we've come across. A vintage 1960 ES-330TD. There's a vibe in the old wood of this guitar you don't hear in the new models. Played acoustically it's loud and resonant...it vibrates on your arm, the back of your hand, against your ribs, or any other part of your body that touching it. It feels alive. Plugged in this guitar really shines. It comes close to doing everything you could want. The bride pickup has a twang that can rival a Tele but with a fattness a Tele doesn't have. The neck pickup is big and punchy with a woody tone that you've always wanted but have seldom heard. The ES-330TD was debuted in 1959 as a thinline with creme plastic body binding on top, back and three sides of the rosewood fingerboard. It had the postwar script "Gibson" logo at the top of its ebony overlaid glossy finished headplate, and below that there is no further decoration, just a white bordered black bell-shaped truss rod cover held in plate by two roundhead Phillips screws. Factory order number R2795. This model has the twin rounded cutaway and also a shorter length neck than the ES-335 had. The scale length is approximately 24 1/2" nut to saddle. The width of the fingerboard at the nut is 1 11/16" with an E-to-E string width at the saddle of 2". It has an elevated black plastic pickguard with edges that are laminated with white-black-white border. It has twin black plastic P-90 pickups which have a "dog ear" on the bass side, but a squared side on the treble. It has a tune-o-matic bridge, meaning that it is fully adjustable both vertically and individually adjustable both forward and backward. The pearloid fret marker at the 15th fret has been replaced and the treble side binding from the first to 9th fret has been replace. Other than those two repairs this guitar is all original. Comes with modern hardshell 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
I love a Gibson Bass. It's the tone, man. That deep bass tone that sounds...you know, bassy. We have a really cool Gibson bass just in: a 1969 Gibson EB-2 with original sunburst finish. The keystone instrument in Gibson's production in the 1960's was the ES-335TD. Its counterpart bass was the EB-2, which sported the same body and finishes. Like the original Electric Bass, the EB-2's headstock has rear-projecting/banjo-type tuners, and a set-neck made of Honduras mahogany. Fingerboard has 20 frets on a rosewood board and pearl dot inlays. It's joined to the body at the 18th fret, and its combination bridge/tailpiece was angled, which increased the accuracy of its intonation. It has one pickup, and it sounds great. The frets are fine, the neck is straight and true, and the electronics work perfectly. There is wear, nicks, dings and scratches. Nothing major. It is almost 50 years old after all. There is a hole on the treble bout where someone put a strap button. Fans of The Strypes are aware of how great these basses sound. They work so well in a hard blues/rock format, they just smoke. Check out some old Yardbirds stuff: the bass sound is such a huge part of their sound. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
Here we have a cool Custom Shop SG. A 2005 Gibson SG Standard Custom Authentic made in the Custom Shop. This model was a Guitar Center exclusive and had slightly different specs from a normal Historic series SG at the time, namely the Grover kidney bean tuners and the lightly aged finish. This guitar was the precursor to the Historic VOS models (VOS finish wasn't available in 2005 and was first introduced in 2006). It features a mahogany body, mahogany neck, and a gorgeous fingerboard...the variegated grain with black lines and beautiful colors would make you think it's Brazilian Rosewood but knowing how unlikely that is we believe this to be Madagascar Rosewood. All original, never modified, never repaired. In excellent condition. The neck is straight and true. The frets are in perfect condition and show no wear. It has that famous 60's neck profile that Gibson originally advertised as the "fastest neck in the world". It feels great: not too fat, not too thin. This guitar oozes with vintage vibe. Mick Taylor, Duane Allman, Dickie Betts, all saw the beauty of the SG model. When Mick Taylor got his SG, his 1959 Les Paul became his backup guitar...now that's saying something. The pickups are PAF reissues and they sound awesome. The figuring on the body is beautiful. A lot of guys back in the day, changed the tuners to Grovers, so to me it's got the total Mick Taylor/Duane Allman vibe. It's one of best feeling and sounding SG models we have had in a while. Comes with original hardshell case. Considering the new SG Standard Historic Reissue model has a retail price of $6351 and discounts to $4499 this guitar is an incredible bang for the buck!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
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I don't like to start with bad news, but I may as well get it out of the way. The serial number has been removed from this instrument. It happened many years ago but we cannot undo it. We have a 1975 Gibson Les Paul Custom. It's a three piece mahogany neck with a volute, pancake body, and cherry sunburst finish. The frets are good. The pickups have been changed to WCR Fillmore Edition humbucking pickups (a $320 upgrade). They sound great. Check this link out for a full pickup review: http://www.jimwagnerpickups.com/fillmore_review.pdf
Overall condition is very good. There is wear befitting its age. The frets are fine, everything works like it should. It comes with a very cool simulated alligator vintage gig bag.Learn More
I've been aware of this instrument since 1983 when I read an article in Guitar Player magazine by George Gruhn about a 7 string Dobro made by Gibson. I was quite intrigued, as I played Dobro a bit as well. It was a marvel to behold. Now for a little history: CMI was a conglomerate that from 1944 until the mid fifties, owned Gibson and the National Guitar Company. There was a bit of an incestuous relationship between the two companies. It was not uncommon for National to use Gibson bodies, and then use their own necks, hardware, etc. I've seen Gibson J-45 bodies and ES-175 bodies with National parts. The point of this is that there was some intermingling of the two companies. After WWII, National stopped making resonator instruments. However, there was still a demand from traditional Dobro players. Even back then they were searching the pawn shops for used instruments. That brings us back to our Gibson Dobro. It exists, and we have it in our shop. It was possibly a prototype made by Gibson with a vintage National/Dobro resonator. National had a stash of those, and used them in the sixties on some models. So, this guitar was either made as a special order, or as an experimental model. I tend to think it was made for a customer because most prototypes I've seen are somewhat crude - this is not. It is a finished instrument. It is seven strings with four resonator screens. The body is a Gibson Southern Jumbo guitar body. It's bigger than any traditional style Dobro that I've seen. Bigger body, bigger sound; that's how it works. So as just a musical instrument, it's the best sounding Dobro I've ever heard. It's the only one my friends. There is a rumor that two more were made, but it is unsubstantiated. This is about the rarest Gibson on the planet and that is including the elusive, never seen "MODERNE". I've never seen a Moderne in person, but I can look at this guitar anytime I want to. It's clean and nice, showing some light wear, but overall condition is excellent. It's really something. A piece of history - and it can be yours! Comes with vintage hard case.Learn More