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Gibson LG1 Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1950

Gibson LG1 Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1950

The Gibson LG1 was introduced during 1942 along with the LG-2 and LG-3 as entry level models – and with the US entry into WW2, but after about 100 of each were built, both the LG-1 and LG-3 were discontinued for the duration of the war. While the LG-2 was built throughout WW2, the LG-1  and LG-3 were not built from 1943 to 1945.  In 1958, the LG-0 was introduced. 

Vintage
Price: $2,850.00 CAD
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Gibson J185 Original Jumbo Steel String Antique Natural, 2005

Gibson J185 Original Jumbo Steel String Antique Natural, 2005

Here we have a Gibson J185 Original Jumbo bodied steel string in Antique Natural finish, built during 2005 at the Gibson Acoustic plant in Bozeman, Montana. The J-185 is a very good but likely under-appreciated guitar, being overshadowed by the better known and slightly larger J-200. The Gibson J185 and J200 have many similarities and the key differences are not always seen at first glance. Both feature the Jumbo body shape, Sitka Spruce top with Figured Maple for the sides and back, and Rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge.

Used
Price: $3,199.99 CAD
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Gibson LG3 Steel String Guitar Natural, 1949

Gibson LG3 Steel String Guitar Natural, 1949

The Gibson LG3 was built from late 1942 to 1963 as an entry level model, but its production was suspended months after its launch due to WW2.  It was introduced with the LG1 and LG2, but from 1943 to 1945, only the sunburst LG2 stayed in production.  All three models were similar in appearance, but the LG1 and LG2 were ladder braced while the LG3 had what’s now the standard X bracing. In 1963, the LG3 was replaced by the B25-N (for Natural Finish Top).

Vintage
Price: $4,999.99 CAD
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Gibson Country Western Model Natural, 1957

Gibson Country Western Model Natural, 1957

The Gibson Country Western Model debuted in 1955 as a miracle of rebranding – it is the classic Gibson SJ-N, Southern Jumbo Natural, with a new label! The SJ-N appeared in 1942, became the Country Western in 1955,  was again renamed the SJ-N in 1960,  and  finally dubbed the SJ Country Western in 1962.   The model was discontinued in 1977. The Gibson Country Western model, like the SJ-N, pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck.

Vintage
Price: $6,250.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌Gibson J29 Rosewood Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Antique Natural, 2014

❌SOLD❌Gibson J29 Rosewood Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Antique Natural, 2014

First appearing in 2014 from Gibson Acoustic in Bozeman, Montana, the Gibson J29 sports many of the design features of the classic 1930’s J models but with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back. The top is solid Sitka Spruce, with solid Indian Rosewood for the sides, back, bridge and unbound fingerboard. The body blocks and neck are Mahogany.

Used
Price: $1,899.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson SG Elite Metallic Sunset, 1987

❌SOLD❌ Gibson SG Elite Metallic Sunset, 1987

Built from 1987 to 1988 and based on the SG-62, the Gibson SG Elite offered a number of hardware changes, including an optional Kahler SuperTune vibrato system. It also has a slightly shorter scale length at 24.56 instead of 24.75 inches. Sporting the ‘Metallic Sunset’ finish, this Gibson SG Elite is in good, all original condition with light fret wear and some wear to the gold plating particularly on the neck pickup.

Used
Price: $3,150.00 CAD

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