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I was a vintage guitar snob for years. The level of my arrogance was stupefying. I would say things like, "I won't play any guitar made after 1961." I have calmed down considerably in my old age. I like a lot of new stuff now, as well as guitars like this semi-hollow Les Paul which is actually a really, really good idea. Such a good idea that I'm surprised it took Gibson so long to come out with it. We have a 2014 Gibson ES-Les Paul that is a fantastic guitar. The first thing you notice is the top, which is nicely figured flame maple. It is really striking. The top is a Light Burst finish. It's lightweight but still has the great "Les Paul" tone. It is very clean, showing the barest hint of wear. The frets are perfect, it plays and sounds great. Comes with Gibson hard case.Learn More
I was listening to Buddy Holly do "Peggy Sue" the other day. His guitar sound is so cool. They had a microphone right on the strings just picking up the right hand. Nikki Sullivan, the other guitar player in the group, had the job of switching pickups for the solo. Buddy was playing all downstrokes, so switching pickups was a problem. Forgive me while I digress into another useless bit of rock and roll trivia. Now to the subject at hand, we have a 1959 Gibson ES-225T, very similar to the one Nikki Sullivan played. See how I worked that in? This is a single pickup model. It is in excellent condition. Super clean and nice. The tuners are repro, Kluson Style, the pickup is a Lindy Fralin P-90 style, the pots are changed. The bridge is the correct style, and is stamped "Patent Pending. It may be a repro, or it may have been rechromed...hard to tell. Comes with a new pickguard inside the case. The frets are in great shape, it plays fantastic and sounds so good. As I said, it is very clean and nice. Comes with a very nice, non original case.Learn More
This Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio sounds as beautiful as it looks! Made in 2013. It is in excellent condition, showing only minimal cometic wear. The neck is straight and true. The neck has been Plek'd for consistency in playability and feel with action that is low and fast. The rosewood back and sides provide a beautiful low-end balance as well as great projection and sustain. The all-mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard further add to the rich, balanced tone. Adding further aesthetic appeal, the neck features mother-of-pearl parallelogram inlays. This really is an all around great guitar, perfect for the stage or studio.Learn More
Regular Price: $4,170.00
Special Price $3,753.00
"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
Regular Price: $1,999.00
Special Price $1,599.00
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
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
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
Regular Price: $4,670.00
Special Price $4,203.00
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
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
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