Archive for the ‘ Gibson Acoustic (vintage, used) ’ Category

2003 Gibson SJ 200 Standard (consignment)

Monday, April 14th, 2014
Gibson SJ 200 Standard 2003 head front

The Gibson SJ 200 is one of the iconic steel string flat top guitars. Introduced in 1937, it was an immediate hit. While it’s a fairly large guitar – according to the 1938 Gibson catalog, the SJ stands for Super Jumbo, after all – it’s actually quite comfortable to play. Tonally, it’s very even, and can be rather loud with great projection.

1959 Gibson J45 (consignment)

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Gibson J-45 1959  top

Here’s another example of a real workhorse guitar – the 1959 Gibson J45. Introduced in 1942, the J-45 has been in production ever since and is one of Gibson’s most successful designs.

1960 Gibson LG-1 Sunburst (consignment)

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Gibson LG-1 Sunburst 1960 top

The LG-1 was introduced in 1942, along with the LG-2 and LG-3. However, the demands of World War 2 almost immediately stopped the production of the LG-1 and LG-3, and they were re-introduced in 1945. In its first release, the LG-1 had a brown top finish, but received a sunburst finish after the war. Production ended in 1974.

2011 Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage (consignment)

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage 2011 pickguard

Here’s an almost perfect 2011 Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage. Gibson introduced the Hummingbird in 1960 and it was their first square-shouldered dreadnought body guitar; to this point, Gibson was known for slope-shouldered dreadnoughts like the J-45.

1939 Kalamazoo KHG 14 (consignment) REDUCED

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Kalamazoo KHG-14 1939 label

The 1939 Kalamazoo KHG 14 is very much like the Gibson L-00, but without the truss rod. It’s had its bridsge replaced, cracks have been repaired, and has been converted from Hawaiian setup to ‘standard’ fingerstyle.

1963 Epiphone FT-79 Texan

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Epiphone Texan FT-79 1963 top

Epiphone flat-tops date back to the 1940′s, and the FT-79 Texan first appeared in 1942. The last of the original (non-reissue) production was in 1970, when Gibson ownership changed hands to Norlin.

1965 Gibson Dove (consignment)

Monday, August 12th, 2013
Gibson Dove 1965 top

This is a 1965 Gibson Dove, with an original tune-o-matic bridge used as part of the standard pin bridge.