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Gibson Firebird Cherry, 2019

Gibson Firebird Cherry, 2019

Built at the Gibson Nashville plant, the new Gibson Firebird closely – but not entirely – follows the original construction concepts of the first Firebirds. Most importantly, this is a neck-through design, with the neck and the body built up of a total of five pieces of Mahogany over their length, and four Walnut strips bracketing the center sections. This multi-piece construction is used to provide extra stability over the long section.

New
Price: $2649 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES137 Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 2004

❌SOLD❌  Gibson ES137 Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 2004

Built from 2002 to 2013 in Memphis as a limited production instrument, the Gibson ES137 is intended to bring together the sounds of an archtop and a Les Paul Classic. Two versions were produced – the Classic and Custom, with the key difference being that the Custom had an ebony fingerboard and a Varitone circuit. Gibson has long built archtop electric guitars, and the ES-137 takes cues from many older designs.

Used
Price: $2150 CAD

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Gibson Les Paul Custom Sunburst, 1979

Gibson Les Paul Custom Sunburst, 1979

Here we’re looking at a Gibson Les Paul Custom Sunburst, dating to March 27 1979 and still built at the historic Kalamazoo plant. It has all the characteristics of the Norlin ownership era, from 1970 to 1983. These include a Maple neck rather than Mahogany, a decreased pitch for the headstock, and a volute behind the truss rod adjuster cavity. These changes were intended to reduce the number of broken headstocks.

Vintage
Price: $5150 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Custom 25 Cherry Burst 2007

❌SOLD❌  Gibson Les Paul Custom 25 Cherry Burst 2007

The spectacular Gibson Les Paul Custom 25 Limited Edition was built during 2007 and into 2008 for a run of 100 guitars – featuring highest grade flamed Maple top, colour matched Maple pickguard and trim rings, and gold plating! The Les Paul Custom 25 starts from the classic Les Paul Custom – a Mahogany slab body with a carved, highly figured Flame Maple cap, paired with a five-piece neck – three layers of Flame Maple separated by a thin Walnut layer.

Used
Price: $6500 CAD

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Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop, 1969

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop, 1969

The Gibson Les Paul Deluxe was built from late 1968 to 1985, and used an original style body layout and finish. The pickup cavities reflect the use of P90 pickups, though what was installed was a ‘New York’ mini humbucker mounted in a modified P90 cover, all in a gold top finish. Gibson launched the Les Paul in 1952, using a now-classic pairing of a Maple top on a Mahogany body, with a Mahogany neck and bound Rosewood fingerboard. By late 1952, the design was modified to increase the neck angle allowing better action and breakover at the bridge saddles and in 1954, the new Tune-O-Matic and Stop Tailpiece were added.

Vintage
Price: $7750 CAD
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Sold! Gibson Les Paul 59 Reissue Custom Shop Sunburst, 2001

Sold!  Gibson Les Paul 59 Reissue Custom Shop Sunburst, 2001

This Gibson Les Paul 59 Reissue is in all original, overall good condition. Finish and fret wear are light, and a headstock crack has been nicely repaired – only regluing was necessary, and it is quite stable. The Maple top has an interesting figure, combining Flame and Quilt effects. This kind of figuring is really set off by a sunburst finish, and the washed-out cherry sunburst here complements it very well.

Used
Price: $4300 CAD

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