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Gibson Explorer 76 Reissue Natural, 1998

Gibson Explorer 76 Reissue Natural, 1998

The Gibson Explorer 76 Reissue is a re-build of the Explorer version built between 1975 and 1982 with Mahogany replacing the ”Korina’ or African Limba wood used on the original Explorers from 1958, 1959 and 1963.  The Gibson Explorer is one of the most radical designs produced under the leadership of Ted McCarty, and when introduced was met with very little interest.

Used
Price: $2,899.99 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Les Paul TV Special, 1958

⚌Reduced‼  Gibson Les Paul TV Special, 1958

The Gibson  Les Paul TV Special was introduced in 1955 as a midway point between the also newly introduced Les Paul Junior and the Les Paul itself. Like the Junior, the Special used Honduran Mahogany for the body – no carved Maple cap like the Les Paul – and the neck, and Rosewood for the fingerboard. The Special, however, had two P-90 pickups and a bound fingerboard; at the time, ‘Rosewood’ meant Brazilian Rosewood.

Vintage
Price: $19,999.99 CAD
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Gibson LP Custom Cherry, 1984

Gibson LP Custom Cherry, 1984

The Gibson LP Custom – the Les Paul  Custom – appeared in 1954 and aside from 1963 to 1968 has been part of the Les Paul Lineup since then in various forms. Aside from specialty models like the Supreme, it’s always been the top of the Les Paul line, with gold plated hardware, extra binding and more Mother of Pearl inlays.  Some versions after the 1957 introduction of the new humbucking pickup,  sported three pickups.   

Vintage
Price: $3,999.00 CAD
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Gibson 1960 Les Paul Special Double Cut Reissue, 2007

Gibson 1960 Les Paul Special Double Cut Reissue, 2007

The Gibson 1960 Les Paul Special Double Cut Reissue is a great take on a classic, straight ahead solidbody that delivers plenty of tone via a pair of P-90 pickups. Often referred to as the ‘Les Paul DC’, the Les Paul Special first appeared in 1955 along with the Les Paul Junior, both as lower cost alternatives to the carved-top Les Paul model. Aside from lacking the carved Maple cap and simpler hardware, the Special and Junior construction was similar to the carved-top Les Paul.

Used
Price: $3,899.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherryburst, 1998

⚌Reduced‼Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherryburst, 1998

Here we’re looking at a Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherryburst dating to December 16th 1998 and built at the Gibson Nashville plant. It is in overall good original condition with some light wear on the back in the form of light scratches, and a number of small dents and dings around the body particularly where the player’s arm rests on the lower bass bout. It has little other wear, including negligible fret wear, and plays well. The pickups used on this Gibson Les Paul Standard are the original 498R and 490T set with chrome plated covers, and the original pickguard is still in place.

Used
Price: $2,350.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Custom Le Grande Archtop Electric Natural, 2008

⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Custom Le Grande Archtop Electric Natural, 2008

Here is a rare beauty – a Gibson Custom Le Grande archtop electric model from 2008, the successor to the classic Johnny Smith model built from 1961 to 1989. The Le Grande made its debut in 1993 and while it hasn’t appeared on Gibson’s website or catalog since around 2010, is still available on special order. The ‘stock’ finish is a Vintage Sunburst, with the Natural finish seen here as an extra-cost option. Always intended for the serious professional guitarist and never in mass production, the Gibson Custom Le Grande features a 17 inch wide body with carved, solid Sitka Spruce top, carved solid and highly figured Maple back and figured maple sides.

Used
Price: $13,999.00 CAD
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