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Gibson Dove Custom Acacia Amber Burst, 2015

Gibson Dove Custom Acacia Amber Burst, 2015

The Gibson Dove Custom Acacia Amber Burst was introduced as a limited edition model, using AA grade Sitka Spruce for the top, Acacia for the back and sides, and Maple for the 3-piece neck. The fingerboard and bridge are Indian Rosewood.  An L R Baggs VTS system is factory standard, and the hardware is gold plated.  

Price: $3150 CAD
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❌ SOLD ❌ Gibson Southern Jumbo Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 2004

❌ SOLD ❌  Gibson Southern Jumbo Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 2004

The Gibson Southern Jumbo is closely related to the classic J-45, and at times the differences have been mostly market driven and cosmetic. Apparently named to appeal to Gibson dealers in the American South – referring to the Mason-Dixon line, the Southern Jumbo or SJ uses slope-shoulder, spruce and mahogany body construction. The key differences are additional binding on the fingerboard and split-parallelogram position markers.

Price: $1750 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ C. F. Martin D-41 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 2017

❌ SOLD ❌  C. F. Martin D-41 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 2017

This is a treat! A nearly new Martin D-41 from 2017, nicely decorated but not overdressed, just the slightest hint of wear and a clean crisp full tone.

Price: $4500 CAD

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Gibson Country Western Model Steel String Guitar, 1957

Gibson Country Western Model Steel String Guitar, 1957

The Gibson Country Western Model made its debut in 1956 as a miracle of rebranding – it is the classic Gibson SJ-N, Southern Jumbo Natural, with a new label! Until 1964, this model – like other Gibson dreadnoughts – was a round shoulder design. At that point, it’s likely that market pressures like the popularity of the Martin style changed the shape to square shoulders.

Price: $5750 CAD
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❌ SOLD ❌ Gibson SJ Square Shoulder Dreadnought Guitar, 1972

❌ SOLD ❌  Gibson SJ Square Shoulder Dreadnought Guitar, 1972

Here we have a vintage Gibson SJ from 1972 at the historic plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It features a Spruce top with Mahogany for the back, sides and neck, with Rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. The SJ is a somewhat more ornamented model, so the fingerboard is bound and has split-parallellogram position markers. It also features a standard adjustable saddle, in Rosewood; some earlier models used a ceramic saddle. The finish is the original sunburst executed in nitrocellulose lacquer. The scale length is longer than many other Gibson models at 25.5 inches. This brightens the tone slightly and brings the feel closer to Gibson’s main competitor, Martin.

Price: $1350 CAD

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