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Gibson A Jr Model Junior A-Style Mandolin Sheraton Brown, 1924

Gibson A Jr Model Junior A-Style Mandolin Sheraton Brown, 1924

Here we’re looking at a Gibson A Junior model mandolin in Sheraton brown – basically the only colour available for this model. It’s built like other A-Style mandolins, the key differences being wood quality and low decoration level. The arched, carved top features an oval soundhole and is Adirondack Spruce, while the arched, carved back is Maple, as are the sides and neck.

Price: $1999.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson LG-1 Ladder Braced Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1953

‼️Reduced‼️ 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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‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite Cherry Burst, 1992

‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite Cherry Burst, 1992

This Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite from 1992! Built between 1987 and 1998 at the Gibson Nashville plant, the Les Paul Studio Lite features classic Les Paul construction, but without binding, and with an ebony fingerboard. As its name implies, the Les Paul Studio Lite is weight relieved, and this example, dating to September 10th, 1992 sits on the scale at a svelte 7.8 pounds. It also has a 1960’s slim taper neck, quite a bit smaller than modern profiles. Hardware is gold plated, with coverless Gibson 490R and 490T pickups.

Price: $995 CAD
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❌Sold❌ Gibson SG Standard Natural Mahogany, 1977

❌Sold❌ Gibson SG Standard Natural Mahogany,  1977

The Gibson SG Standard appeared, named as such, in 1963 though it had been available for two years as the radically redesigned Les Paul Standard. It has remained in production since then, with a number of variations- some subtle, others less so.Here we’re looking at a nice Gibson SG Standard built during 1977, likely at the Nashville Tennessee plant. This was during the Norlin era, and the back of the head features a ‘Volute’ typical of that time, added to help increase head strength.

Price: $1700 CAD

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Gibson Les Paul Custom 1954 VOS Reissue Black, 1992

Gibson Les Paul Custom 1954 VOS Reissue Black, 1992

Introduced as the top of the line in elegance and function, the Gibson Les Paul Custom 1954 model was presented in tuxedo style finish – black, white trim, and gold hardware. Unlike the original Les Paul gold-top models which paired a carved Maple top with a mahogany body, the new Custom’s body was entirely Mahogany. New hardware appeared, as well; the new, gold-plated ABR ‘tune-o-matic’ bridge and stop tailpiece, and the Seth Lover designed, single coil ‘staple top’ Alnico V neck pickup with a P-90 at the bridge.

Price: $4199.99 CAD
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