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1967 Gibson J-160E SOLD

1967 Gibson J-160E  SOLD

From the dawn of the banjo orchestra around the turn of the 20th century, every guitar company had to deal with the increasing need for volume. But with the invention of electric amplification, microphones – no matter how good they were

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1957 Gibson J-45 (consignment) SOLD

1957 Gibson J-45 (consignment) SOLD

1957 Gibson J-45

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2010 Gibson A-5 Mandolin (consignment) No Longer Available

2010 Gibson A-5 Mandolin (consignment) No Longer Available

Here’s a 2010 Gibson A-5 Mandolin, built in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s in great shapw with just a few marks here and there from being played, and has a great tone with lots of volume; it’s bright without being harsh.

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Cherryburst 1961 Gibson J-45 SOLD

Cherryburst 1961 Gibson J-45  SOLD

Here is a lovely Cherryburst 1961 Gibson J-45. The J-45 has been a standard guitar since its introduction in 1942 – now 71 years ago! – and the design works really well. More and more I hear people say they’ve chosen a particular guitar “because it has songs in it”, and the songs start falling out when the guitar is played. This might be one of those instruments.

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2005 Gibson Blues King (consignment) SOLD

2005 Gibson Blues King (consignment)  SOLD

This is a very fun little 2005 Gibson Blues King. The Blues King is based on the L-00 body style, and is very well suited to fingerstyle blues and ragtime playing styles. Built with a Sitka spruce top and African Bubinga back and sides, it has a warm, even tone with a surprising amount of projected volume.

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1956 Gibson SJ (consignment) SOLD

1956 Gibson SJ (consignment)  SOLD

Here’s a great 1956 Gibson SJ. The SJ, a slope-shouldered jumbo, was introduced in 1942 and was available only in sunburst until 1954, when a ‘natural’ option appeared; that was called the ‘Country Western’ model in 1956.

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