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Gibson LG1 Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1950

Gibson LG1 Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1950

The Gibson LG1 was introduced during 1942 along with the LG-2 and LG-3 as entry level models – and with the US entry into WW2, but after about 100 of each were built, both the LG-1 and LG-3 were discontinued for the duration of the war. While the LG-2 was built throughout WW2, the LG-1  and LG-3 were not built from 1943 to 1945.  In 1958, the LG-0 was introduced. 

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Price: $2,850.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Heritage H150 Custom Classic Goldtop, 2003

⚌Reduced‼ Heritage H150 Custom Classic Goldtop, 2003

The Heritage H150 is based on the classic Les Paul design, and built in the former Gibson plant in Parsons Street in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This tried and true design features a figured Maple cap on a Mahogany body, Mahogany for the neck and Indian Rosewood for the bound fingerboard. The dimensions and finishes also draw from the same source, and the tapered Heritage headstock is one of the few visual cues as to what these excellent guitars are.

Used
Price: $2,000.00 CAD
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Gibson ES-175 Figured Top Tobacco Sunburst, 2006

Gibson ES-175 Figured Top Tobacco Sunburst, 2006

Here we have a Gibson ES-175 figured top, in a classic Tobacco Sunburst, built during mid-2006 at the now-closed Gibson Memphis plant.   For 2016,  the Figured top was featured as a distinct model, noted on the label, but here this is a standard ES-175 model. 

Used
Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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Gibson SGJ 120th Anniversary Satin Chocolate, 2014

Gibson SGJ 120th Anniversary Satin Chocolate, 2014

The Gibson SGJ 120th Anniversary model seen here in a satin “Chocolate” finish was built for the 2014 model year, and the name SGJ possibly represents a revival of the ‘SG Junior’ concept.

Used
Price: $600.00 CAD
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Epiphone Elite 1965 Casino Natural, 2003

Epiphone Elite 1965 Casino Natural, 2003

The Epiphone Elite 1965 Casino recalls one of the most famous guitars – the one played by John Lennon on many recordings. In fact, Lennon, McCartney and Harrison all had Casinos and McCartney still uses his.   There were many other Casino players,  including members of the Rolling Stones and Beach Boys. Originally built as a Sunburst model, by 1968 (during the White Album sessions) Lennon had the finish stripped off, with two coats of thin clear lacquer re-applied.    It was felt that this improved the tone and resonance of the guitar, and this look has become a de facto standard, especially without the pickguard. 

Used
Price: $2,650.00 CAD
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Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherry Sunburst, 1980

Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherry Sunburst, 1980

Here’s a Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherry Sunburst dating to October 17, 1980, sporting a Cherry Sunburst finish and a non-weight relieved, non-pancake body! The Les Paul model was introduced in 1952 as Gibson’s entry into the then-new soldibody ‘Spanish’ electric guitar field, where ‘Spanish’ refers to the way the guitar is held. Solidbody Hawaiian models had been available for some time, and Gibson had been producing electrified archtop guitars since the 1936 ES-150.

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Price: $4,250.00 CAD
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