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1950 Gibson Super 300 (consignment) SOLD

1950 Gibson Super 300 (consignment)  SOLD

I’ve never actually seen one of these before – but, there were only about 200 produced, between 1948 and 1955. This is a 1950 Gibson Super 300. The Super 300 is very similar to its much better known older brother, the Super 400. The key difference is the modesty of the 300’s decoration – at least compared to the Super 400.

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1990 Gibson Chet Atkins CE Solidbody Classical (consignment) No Longer Available

1990 Gibson Chet Atkins CE Solidbody Classical (consignment) No Longer Available

We don’t see these very often, but here’s a fine example of a very influential guitar – a 1990 Gibson Chet Atkins CE Solidbody Classical. The late, great and greatly lamented Chet Atkins was responsible for not only great music, but a number of musical innovations. Given his many performances over decades, under a very wide range of conditions, it’s not surprising that he often sought out ways to control or prevent feedback at stage volumes.

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1919 Gibson F2 Mandolin SOLD

1919 Gibson F2 Mandolin  SOLD

Orville Gibson basically invented the modern mandolin around 1895, combining the basic stringing and tuning layout with violin-type construction technology. To this point, the mandolin was usually a bowl-backed instrument, though some related flat-backed instruments such as the cittern had existed for some centuries.

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1967 Gibson Mastertone TB-250 Tenor Banjo (consignment)

1967 Gibson Mastertone TB-250 Tenor Banjo (consignment)

This fine example of a 1967 Gibson Mastertone TB-250 Tenor Banjo is in great condition, with no significant wear — especially given its age.

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1978 Les Paul Deluxe Sunburst (consignment) SOLD

1978 Les Paul Deluxe Sunburst (consignment) SOLD

The Les Paul is one of the classic workhorses of modern popular music. Produced since 1952 in a number of variations, it appears on all kinds of stages and recordings.

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1953 Gibson J-50 (consignment) No Longer Available

1953 Gibson J-50 (consignment) No Longer Available

This 1953 Gibson J-50 demonstrates why Gibson flat-tops are so desirable. It has obviously been used as the makers intended, and has had the service that any 60-year old might need. And the sound is incredible! Full, bright, LOUD, crisp and even, this guitar has exceptional tone and would be a very positive addition to any trac

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