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Sold! Gibson J-50 Koa Round Shoulder Dreadnought, 2007

Sold!   Gibson J-50 Koa Round Shoulder Dreadnought, 2007

This Gibson J-50 Koa dates to July 12th, 2007 and was built at the Gibson Acoustic plant in scenic Bozeman, Montana, during the period when Ren Ferguson oversaw the workshops. This model appears to have been produced as a limited edition, until the Koa supply on hand ran out. Several other models were also built with Koa around this time.

Price: $2299.99 CAD

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Sold – Gibson LG-1 Ladder Braced Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1953

Sold -  Gibson LG-1 Ladder Braced Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1953

Here we’re looking at a lovely Gibson LG-1 Ladder built during 1953. Many of these guitars do not have serial numbers as such, rather they have a FON or Factory Order Number. On this guitar, the FON is Y6452 30, and the relevant character is the Y. This FON series started in 1952 with the letter Z, and counted back towards A, each year.

Price: $2650 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Dove Custom Acacia Amber Burst, 2015

❌SOLD❌   Gibson Dove Custom Acacia Amber Burst, 2015

The Gibson Dove Custom Acacia Amber Burst was introduced as a limited edition model, using AA grade Sitka Spruce for the top, Acacia for the back and sides, and Maple for the 3-piece neck. The fingerboard and bridge are Indian Rosewood.  An L R Baggs VTS system is factory standard, and the hardware is gold plated.  

Price: $3150 CAD

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SS Stewart Flat Top Acoustic Guitar Sunburst, 1932

SS Stewart Flat Top Acoustic Guitar Sunburst, 1932

Built around 1932, this SS Stewart flat top acoustic guitar was one of thousands made in Chicago as players moved away from banjos and towards guitars. The venerable SS Stewart brand started before the turn of the century as a premiere banjo maker. Following Stewart’s death, the brand changed hands and by the 1930s was built by Chicago Musical Instruments, who also made Harmony and Kay guitars.

Price: $1150 CAD
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Sold! Gibson Midtown Standard Thinline Electric Red, 2011

Sold!  Gibson Midtown Standard Thinline Electric Red, 2011

The Gibson Midtown appeared in late 2011 and was ultimately available in three versions – the Standard, Custom, and Standard P-90. It’s a chambered, F-Hole double cutaway design, but with a flat top and back. It also has a slightly tapered headstock, unusual for Gibson models. Here we’re looking at an early production Gibson Midtown Standard in Cherry Red finish. Its serial number dates it to October 28th, 2011 and construction at the Gibson shop in Nashville, Tennessee.

Price: $1400 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson J-45 Slope Shoulder Steel String Sunburst, 1967

❌SOLD❌  Gibson J-45 Slope Shoulder Steel String Sunburst, 1967

Regarded as a workhorse guitar since 1942 when it replaced the natural top J-35, the slope-shouldered Gibson J-45 has been used by countless artists in innumberable performances.

Price: $2000 CAD

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