We have a good one for you today. A fine vintage Gibson for you that won't break the bank: a 1964 Gibson Melody Maker, serial number 195171. Before I get into the nuts and bolts of this guitar, I would like to say that under almost all normal circumstances we are against altering any vintage instruments. Having said that, this guitar would be a total monster with one or two humbucking pickups. The great Barbara Lynn, a 1960's blues and soul artist, played a Melody Maker with a Gibson P 90 (she also played a Fender Esquire). You can find her on "The Beat" TV show from the 1960's. This was a show out of Houston that had Gatemouth Brown in the house band. Freddie King was a regular too. You really should check it out ;)
It has the original sunburst finish, original pickup, original Gibson gold reflector style knobs. Everything is original but the tuners which are Grovers. Great looking Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard. It shows age consistent wear, nicks, and dings, but overall it looks great and the finish has a beautiful patina. The frets are fine, and the neck is fantastic. 1964 is my favorite year for Melody Makers. It's a great guitar, cool as-is or, if you decided to turn into a rock and roll machine, it would be amazing for that. Comes with non original case.Learn More
We are proud to offer a 1957 Gibson ES-175. Serial number A25639. This is a fine collector's grade instrument, about as good as it gets. This guitar is clean...very clean. It has one original PAF humbucker pickup. This is the earliest of Gibson humbucking pickups, without a sticker, a proto PAF. These are different than the later PAF's. It sounds more like a P-90 on steroids: big, fat, and clear, but without the hum. It's pretty amazing that this guitar still has the original pickup. An original '57 PAF is one of the most sought after pickups on the planet! The neck is big, like all 1957 Gibsons, and it feels great. Original Kluson tuners: the same ones you'd see on an original '59 Les Paul. The pickguard is replaced, and the first 5 frets have been professionally replaced. Other than that, it is all original. No cracks. No structural issues. It's clean and nice. A strong excellent condition. It's just so, so cool. Beautiful patina. I get this great image of Joe Pass playing this guitar. In many ways (really in all ways), this is the ultimate jazz guitar. I hate to confine this guitar to just one genre of music because it's a great guitar period, for all styles of music. It's just a stunning instrument. It comes with a 1960's Gibson pebble grain, orange interior case.Learn More
Regular Price: $3,995.00
Special Price $3,399.00We are offering a 1973 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe in excellent condition with original tobacco sunburst finish, and two mini humbucker pickups. The wiring is all original, pot codes 137730. The serial number is 179118. Learn More
$1,500.00We are offering a 1961 Gibson Melody Maker D. Serial number #38974. 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