Gibson

5 Star Dealer

11 Item(s)

  1. USED 1918 Gibson A-1 Mandolin
    $995.00

    1918, wow, that was a long time ago. The end of WWI, the United States Congress officially established time zones, God Bless America was written by Irving Berlin, and this mandolin was made. This mandolin has seen a lot of history. When we entered WWII, this mandolin was already 23 years old. We have a 1918 Gibson Style A Mandolin. We believe it was sent back to Gibson at some point and refinished. It has a new bridge to compensate for a slight sinking in the top. It is structurally fine, it won't cause any problems, and the original bridge is included with the mandolin. The top is black, the back and sides are brown. It shows some lacquer checking as to be expected. Overall, it is very clean. It sounds great, the action is fine, the frets are in good condition. It's a good one. Comes with non original case.

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  2. USED Vintage 1965 Gibson J-50 ADJ
    $3,250.00

    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.

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  3. USED 1929 Gibson Mastertone Banjo w/ Robin Smith Neck & Kavanjo head
    $2,850.00

    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.

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  4. USED Vintage 1960 Gibson J-45 Acoustic
    $4,500.00

    This is my favorite guitar in the whole world. That's a pretty bold statement I know, but I'm in love with vintage Gibson J-45 guitars. I especially love tobacco sunburst, adjustable bridge J-45 guitars. Here we have a 1960 Gibson J-45 ADJ in tobacco sunburst, ceramic adjustable bridge with a newer, non-original chipboard case. Serial number #R5835-19. It's a one-owner guitar, and it's been played a lot. There is pickwear around the soundhole, and pickguard cracks. That's fairly standard for models from this era. The original owner put his initials with mailbox letter on the headstock and front of the guitar. They are small and unobtrusive, I would leave them there, It adds character and history in my humble opinion, but they can be removed. The neck has a 1-11/16" nut width. The bridge has a slight lift at the edges on the treble and bass sides...it hasn't moved in 30 years, so it should be fine for many more years to come. The overall condition is very good. Some nicks, dings and scratches, and some pick wear, as mentioned earlier. Action is a respectable .100" at the 12th frets of the low E string and .070" at the 12th fret of the high E string. This is a solid, well loved guitar that sounds like a million dollars. It's awesome, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. To find a one-owner vintage guitar doesn't happen that often these days. The gentleman we got it from is 96, and he bought it new. That is so cool.

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  5. USED 1999 Gibson Hummingbird Custom Koa RARE Cherry Sunburst
    $4,250.00

    Do you like fancy guitars? I sure do. I always think of them as cowboy guitars for some reason or another. I remember watching reruns of old Gene Autry movies and being blown away by the guitars. Then in the 60's we had country music every Saturday here in Memphis on TV. The guitars were mind blowing. Now this is a fancy guitar: a 1999 Gibson Hummingbird Custom Koa. Lord, Lord, it's an eyecatcher. Made by Gibson in 1999 in Bozeman, Montana. Gibson's famous Hummingbird has been masterfully recreated with abalone rosette and top binding, hand-engraved iconic birds and butterflies on the headstock and bridge, Sitka Spruce top, and beautiful AAA Koa back and sides. This one has a cherry sunburst...a rare option for this Koa version. It also features gold Grover engraved tuners, and ebony fingerboard with Orpheum-style abalone inlays. Much of the Hummingbird’s appeal lies in its versatility. However you attack this thing, it pumps out rich, deep tones, and is equally at home strumming those first-position chords as it is taking the spotlight for flatpicking lead lines. The tonewood combination of spruce and koa allow for a clear and balanced sound. It's very clean, shows very, minimal playing wear. Some finishing checking on the top. Some button wear on the back. The neck is straight and true. Action is low and fast. The frets are in near perfect condition showing only the slightest hints of being played. The neck is perfect with a 1-11/16" width nut. Besides being a stunner, it is amazing sounding. Comes with original hard case.

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  6. *Reduced Price* Vintage 1950's Gibson Radio Tone Dobro 7 String SUPER RARE!

    Regular Price: $7,500.00

    Special Price $6,500.00

    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.

    The Wild & Wonderful World of Gibson: The Mystery of the 7-String Resophonic

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  7. Vintage 1959 Gibson LG-1 Sunburst
    $2,000.00

    We are offering a 1959 Gibson LG-1. Now remember folks, this is a Memphis guitar. Elvis was from Memphis and Elvis played a Gibson LG-1. So, keep that in mind. This is really cool one, serial number S 820102. It's all original with single line Kluson tuners and sunburst finish. It sounds really good, and plays fine. The frets are original, and are in good shape. Overall condition is very good. There are numerous dings and scratches, but it has a great vintage vibe, and beautiful patina. This is a vintage Gibson that will not break the bank, but will continue to rise in value. Comes with non original chipboard case.

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  8. USED 1939 Gibson L12
    $5,500.00

    Gibson L-12. Made in 1939. Serial number 96569 white oval label. Original finish. Gorgeous patina. 17" lower bout. Sunburst finish. Handcarved bookmatched solid spruce top. 14-fret 2-piece maple neck with dark center stripe. Solid bubble maple back. Solid maple sides. Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. Art-deco peghead mother of pearl inlay and double parallelogram fingerboard inlay. Bound fingerboard, peghead and body. Bone nut. Replacement pickguard. Fishman Archtop pickup professionally installed - there's an old bridge included inside the case - we are not sure if it is original or not. Had a refret at some point and the frets still have many years of life in them. This guitar is ready to play right now! Comes with original tweed case that is in excellent condition. I'm blown away by the flame maple back. It has the original gold plated Kluson sealed tuners. It's art deco heaven, a really gorgeous guitar. It's a great sounding archtop, I would put it up against any archtop guitar.

    Original case with replacement handle - original handle is included in the case.

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  9. *NEW PRICE* USED 2003 Gibson Custom Shop J45 w/ BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD Back, Sides, Fingerboard, & Bridge #3026
    $9,500.00

    2003 Gibson Custom Shop J45 w/ BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD Back, Sides, Fingerboard, & Bridge

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  10. *NEW PRICE* USED 2003 Gibson Custom Shop J45 w/ BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD Back, Sides, Fingerboard, & Bridge #3024
    $9,500.00

    2003 Gibson Custom Shop J45 w/ BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD Back, Sides, Fingerboard, & Bridge

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  11. *NEW PRICE* USED 2003 Gibson Custom Shop J45 w/ BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD Back, Sides, Fingerboard, & Bridge #3025
    $9,500.00

    2003 Gibson Custom Shop J45 w/ BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD Back, Sides, Fingerboard, & Bridge

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