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
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
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
I'm giving my age away, but I remember when these came out in 1968: the Gibson Les Paul Standard. The Les Pauls were unavailable for eight years, so it was a big deal when they we re-released. Every pro got one. Joe Cocker's guitar player can been seen playing one in the movie Woodstock. Mike Campbell still uses his, as does Jeff Lynne. Rumor was, these first models were made from leftover bodies, necks, and other parts from the fifties. We have a really good one for you today. This is a fantastic 1968, small headstock, original P-90 pickups, one piece mahogany neck. There is lacquer checking on the front. It looks and plays great, no repairs, breaks, or other issues. The bridge and tailpiece are recent, and it has replacement Grover tuners. The frets are original. It has a great vintage patina. Strummed unplugged this guitar is very loud which is always the sign of a superior instrument. It's ready to rock and roll and sounds like a million bucks. Comes with non original Gibson hard case.Learn More
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.Learn More