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Gibson ES-135 Tobacco Burst 2001 (Consignment) SOLD

Gibson ES-135 Tobacco Burst 2001 (Consignment)  SOLD

Here’s a lovely Gibson ES-135 Tobacco Burst, built during 2001 in Memphis, Tennessee.

The ES-135 was originally built from 1956 to 1958, and then again from 1999 to 2002. Some models had P-100 pickups — stacked, humbucking versions of the P-90 – and others, like this one, featured standard humbuckers.

This example is in near mint condition. It has an interesting quirk – the label identifies it as an ES-335!

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Gibson Super 400 C 1977 SOLD

Gibson Super 400 C 1977 SOLD

Once, giants roamed the earth’s stages and the Gibson Super 400 was at the top. Introduced in 1934, the Super 400 was priced at $400 — hence the name. Still in production, the price has increased somewhat.

The cutaway became an available option in 1939, with the model name of ‘Super 400 Premiere’, but eventually became the C model for ‘Cutaway’. In the 1950’s, the Super 400 started getting pickups, with a thicker top to reduce feedback.

This rare acoustic model is in great shape and looks back to the way the top-range guitars were just before WW2.

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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 Les Paul Standard 1980 SOLD

Gibson Les Paul Standard 1980 SOLD

The Gibson Les Paul Standard, this one from 1980 is — well, it’s been a standard benchmark guitar since people started needing solidbody electric guitars.

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