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Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst, 1959

Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst, 1959

Once in a while we come across significant instruments like this, almost entirely original, 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard in Sunburst.   Often regarded as one of the Grail treasures of the guitar world, this is an instrument that hardly needs introduction. This 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard was purchased new in 1960, and has had one owner until recently. Decades ago it suffered a headstock break, which was solidly repaired at the time. We have cleaned up the aesthetics of that repair.

Vintage
Price: $190,000.00 USD
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SOLD!!! Gibson 1950s J50 Antique Natural, 2000

SOLD!!! Gibson 1950s J50 Antique Natural, 2000

Here’s a great condition Gibson 1950s J50 in Antique Natural, built during June of 2000 at Gibson Acoustic in beautiful Bozeman, Montana. The Gibson J50 was introduced in 1947, as the end of WW2 allowed access to more and better materials. The J-50 was marketed as a ‘blonde’ or natural finish version of the very successful J-45, itself introduced in 1942, and carried a higher price.

Used
Price: $2,399.99 CAD

This instrument has sold

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Gibson ES175T Thinline Archtop Electric Wine Red, 1976

Gibson ES175T Thinline Archtop Electric Wine Red, 1976

The Gibson ES175T is based on the classic full bodied ES175, but with sides just over half the thickness. This model appeared in Gibson Catalogs from 1976 to 1979. Before being discontinued, approximately 333 were shipped in the Wine Red finish seen here, Natural, and Sunburst. Sporting a single Florentine (pointed) cutaway, the Gibson ES175T has some visual similarities to other models, like the ES125TDC, except that it has higher grade appointments and hardware.

Vintage
Price: $4,250.00 CAD
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Gibson ES125TC Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1969

Gibson ES125TC Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1969

Here is a nicely preserved Gibson ES125TC thin body archtop.  This guitar has both a single cutaway and single dog-ear P-90 pickup, and was built during 1969 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In Gibson’s naming system, the ES stands for Electric Spanish – Spanish referring to the way the guitar is held and played – a 125 model, with the T meaning Thinline and the C denoting a cutaway.   The other version of this guitar has two pickups and is the ES125 TDC.  

Vintage
Price: $3,250.00 CAD
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Gibson ESDT335 Thinline Archtop Lightburst, 2004

Gibson ESDT335 Thinline Archtop Lightburst, 2004

Here’s a very nicely figured and very good condition Gibson ESDT335 in Lightburst finish, built during 2094 at the now-closed Gibson Memphis plant. The Gibson ESDT335 is a slight variation on the standard ES-335, with the ‘ES’ standing as always for ‘Electric Spanish’. ‘Spanish’ refers to how the guitar is held and played, with one of the few other primary designations being ‘EH’ for ‘Electric Hawaiian’

Used
Price: $4,650.00 CAD
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Gibson Les Paul Custom 20th Anniversary Sunburst, 1974

Gibson Les Paul Custom 20th Anniversary Sunburst, 1974

Built during 1974 in Kalamazoo Michigan, this Gibson Les Paul Custom 20th Anniversary sports a Sunburst finish and gold plated hardware. As a commemorative model, the 15th fret mother of pearl block position marker is engraved with ’20th Anniversary’. This Gibson Les Paul Custom 20th Anniversary is in overall good but not entirely original condition. The nitrocellulose lacquer sunburst finish is in decent condition, as expected for a 47 year old guitar that’s been used as expected. There is wear to the finish along the edges of the fingerboard and on the neck where it’s rested on supports in the case.

Vintage
Price: $3,750.00 CAD
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