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Gibson Custom Shop ES-390 SOLD

Gibson Custom Shop ES-390  SOLD

Here’s the all-new Gibson Custom Shop ES-390!

Following on the heels of the ES-339 series, the ES-390 gives the same treatment to the classic Gibson ES-330 series. The result is a smaller body, with very light weight and great playability.

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Gibson ES-345 Stereo 1965 SOLD

Gibson ES-345 Stereo 1965 SOLD

Here’s a great Gibson ES-345 Stereo from 1965. It’s got the factory Varitone switch too!

The full designation of this particular instrument is “ES-345 TD SV”. It’s an Electric Spanish, model 345, Thinline, Dual pickup, with Stereo and Varitone.

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Gibson SG Custom 1964 SOLD

Gibson SG Custom 1964 SOLD

Here’s a wonderful Gibson SG Custom from 1964. This was the top of the line for electric solidbodies in 1964!

The SG was originally introduced in 1961 as a complete re-design of the Les Paul guitar, which was not selling. However, Les Paul was not entirely thrilled with the design and towards 1963 the Les Paul name started to come off these instruments – partly as Gibson used up their stock of Les Paul branded truss rod covers and decals. By the end of 1963, the instument was known as the SG.

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Gibson Les Paul VOS 1957 Left Handed, 2010 SOLD

Gibson Les Paul VOS 1957 Left Handed,  2010 SOLD

Gibson Les Paul VOS 1957 Left Handed, 2010

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Gibson Custom Shop Firebird Non-Reverse, 2003 SOLD

Gibson Custom Shop Firebird Non-Reverse, 2003   SOLD

Here’s a very cool Gibson Custom Shop Firebird Non-Reverse from 2003, in a ‘TV White’ or ‘Limed Mahogany’ finish.

The Firebird was introduced in 1963 in the ‘Reverse’ form, where the lower cutaway is longer than the top. However, due to poor sales and some complaints from Fender, Gibson essentialy flipped the body and head to this ‘Non-Reverse’ form. Additionally, the ‘Non-Reverse’ models use a set neck, rather than a through-neck, construction.

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Gibson L5 CES 1983 SOLD

Gibson L5 CES 1983  SOLD

The Gibson L5 CES is a classic, beautiful guitar and is the direct descendant of the big archtops of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. The CES designation stands for “Cutaway Electric Spanish”.

The original L-5 was designed by Lloyd Loar, first produced in 1922 and electrified in 1951. For most of that time, the L-5 has been the top of the heap for jazz guitars.

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