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

1939 Gibson J-35 (consignment)

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Gibson J-35 1939 top

The Gibson J-35 featured a spruce top with mahogany for the back, sides and neck, and rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. Originally, the available finish was sunburst, as this hides many visual flaws in otherwise good-sounding and usable wood, which in turn lowers costs and price.

1955 Gibson J-45 (consignment)

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Gibson J-45 1955 top

One of the iconic American guitars, the Gibson J-45 has been popular since its introduction in 1942 because of its balance of warmth, brightness and articulation.

1958 Gibson J-45 (consignment)

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Gibson J-45 1958 top

The immensely successful slope-shoulder dreadnought design of the Gibson J-45 produces a distinctively warm, full tone with sparkling highs and rich midrange tones, and a well represented but not booming bottom end. It’s also fairly loud, but not overwhelmingly so.

1963 Gibson J-50 Natural (consignment)

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Gibson J-50 Natural 1963 top

This 1963 Gibson J-50 Natural is in quite good playing order, with lots of saddle height. It plays well and sounds great – it has been played over the years and you can tell from the tone.

1964 Gibson J-50 Domenic Troiano Session Guitar (consignment)

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Gibson J-50 1964  Domenic Troiano Session Guitar top

Here’s a guitar with history. This Gibson J-50 in natural was owned by the late, great Domenic Troiano and was used by him on many recording sessions. It’s in great playing condition and ready for use, with no appreciable fret wear and a decent setup.

1956 Gibson SJ Acoustic (consignment)

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Gibson SJ Acoustic 1956 top

The Gibson SJ, or Southern Jumbo, was Gibson’s slope-shoulder answer to the Martin square-shoulder dreadnought. It was introduced in 1942 with Sunburst as the available finish until 1954. This example of the 1956 Gibson SJ is in good playing condition, with lots of wear. This guitar has been used as intended!

1944 Gibson J-45 (consignment)

Monday, July 21st, 2014
Gibson J-45 1944 top

Here’s a great early piece – a 1944 Gibson J-45, built during the third year of production. Drawing heavily on the design of the just-discontinued J-35, the J-45 mostly differs with stiffer X bracing, tall, thin and scalloped top bracing, a fatter, non-V neck profile, and only being available with a sunburst finish.

1970 Gibson Hummingbird Custom (consignment) SOLD

Sunday, June 1st, 2014
Gibson Hummingbird Custom 1970 label

This is a 1970 Gibson Hummingbird Custom, and while it’s seen a lot of playing in smoky rooms over the years, it’s got a great sound and is in overall decent condition.

1961 Gibson J-45 Adjustable Bridge (consignment)

Monday, May 12th, 2014
Gibson J-45 Adjustable Bridge 1961 head front

It’s always a pleasure to play guitars like this 1961 Gibson J-45 adjustable bridge. The body design and neck shape are very comfortable, and they produce an envelopingly warm, rich tone, especially if they’ve been part of a lot of playing over the decades, as this one has.

1962 Gibson J45 Sunburst (consignment)

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1962 top

Here’s a 1962 Gibson J45 Sunburst in good playing condition – and with that great vintage J-45 sound. The Gibson J-45 was introduced in 1942, and has been in production ever since.

1958 Gibson J200 Sunburst (consignment)

Sunday, April 20th, 2014
Gibson J-200 Sunburst 1958 top

The iconic Gibson J200 isn’t just an impressive looking guitar. It can be an incredibly good sounding instrument. This example of 1958 Gibson J200 Sunburst production is in quite good condition and has a full, rich sound. The tuners were changed at some point to period Epiphone gears.

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) SOLD

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 bridge 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.