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Gibson J-160E Electric Flat-Top Sunburst, 1956

Gibson J-160E Electric Flat-Top Sunburst, 1956

Introduced in 1954 and intended as a companion to the then-new Les Paul solidbody, the Gibson J-160E was one of the first mass production electrified steel string guitars. This model was discontinued in 1979, and is occasionally re-issued. One of the greatest contributors to the success of this model was a 1962 model’s appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, in the hands of one John Lennon. That was The Beatles first US performance, and made all their gear quite popular.

Vintage
Price: $4,999.99 CAD
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Gibson Country Western Model Natural, 1957 ( No Longer Available)

Gibson Country Western Model Natural, 1957 ( No Longer Available)

The Gibson Country Western Model debuted in 1955 as a miracle of rebranding – it is the classic Gibson SJ-N, Southern Jumbo Natural, with a new label! The SJ-N appeared in 1942, became the Country Western in 1955,  was again renamed the SJ-N in 1960,  and  finally dubbed the SJ Country Western in 1962.   The model was discontinued in 1977. The Gibson Country Western model, like the SJ-N, pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck.

Vintage
Price: $5,999.99 CAD

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Collings CJ GSB Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 2006 – (No Longer Available)

Collings CJ GSB Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 2006 - (No Longer Available)

The Collings CJ GSB is a fantastic instrument, taking cues from classic slope-shouldered dreadnought models and far surpassing them in build and materials quality. The CJ stands for “Collings Jumbo” while the “GSB” means that this guitar has both a German Spruce top and a Sunburst finish, two of the basic options for this model.

Used
Price: $5,150.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Collings CJ35 GSB Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 2013

❌SOLD❌  Collings CJ35 GSB Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 2013

The Collings CJ35 GSB is a spectacular guitar, evoking the looks feel and tone of generally unavailable vintage pieces – but with very high build and finish quality. This 2013 example is in great condition with very little wear of any kind, and is sold with its original Collings branded hard shell case. The Collings CJ35 is normally built with a Sitka Spruce top, but here as noted in the ‘GSB’ part of the name, German Spruce was chosen for the top, and there’s a traditional dark Sunburst finish. 

Used
Price: $5,250.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌Gibson J29 Rosewood Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Antique Natural, 2014

❌SOLD❌Gibson J29 Rosewood Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Antique Natural, 2014

First appearing in 2014 from Gibson Acoustic in Bozeman, Montana, the Gibson J29 sports many of the design features of the classic 1930’s J models but with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back. The top is solid Sitka Spruce, with solid Indian Rosewood for the sides, back, bridge and unbound fingerboard. The body blocks and neck are Mahogany.

Used
Price: $1,899.99 CAD

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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

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