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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson SJ Long Scale Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1968

⚌Reduced‼  Gibson SJ Long Scale Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1968

The Gibson SJ Long Scale, Square Shoulder Dreadnought was a variation on the classic SJ model built for a short time around 1968 as Gibson competed with Martin. The classic SJ first appeared in 1942 as a replacement for the J-55, an ‘upscale’ version of the J-45. This was originally a ‘slope’ or round-shouldered dreadnought with a 24.75 inch scale length in either sunburst or natural finish. The natural-top SJN version was renamed to the ‘Country Western’ from 1955 to 1960, and then back to SJN. In 1962, it was renamed again to ‘SJN Country Western’.

Vintage
Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Firebird Cherry, 2019 NOS

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Firebird Cherry, 2019 NOS

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: $2,387.00 CAD

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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Super 400 Acoustic Archtop Sunburst, 1937

⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Super 400 Acoustic Archtop Sunburst, 1937

The Gibson Super 400 strode above most others when giant archtops roamed the earth, and is still one of the largest production guitars made.   Making its introduction in 1934 as the ‘Super L-5 Deluxe’, the non-cutaway model was quickly joined by a cutaway model, initially named the  Super 400 P for ‘Premiere’.   The ‘400’ designation was originally a reference to the price.  These were top of the line for acoustic archtop guitars, and were played by many top artists – Merle Travis being one.

Vintage
Price: $9,999.99 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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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Custom Ebony Black, 1988

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Custom Ebony Black, 1988

Designed to express class and quality, the Gibson Les Paul Custom Ebony Black with gold plated appointments appeared in 1954 and has been top of the range since. From introduction until the single-cutaway Les Paul design was dropped in 1961, the Custom lacked the Maple cap the other carved-top models had and was all-Mahogany. When the design was re-introduced in 1968 and to the present day, that changed and the basic construction has been the same as for the other models.

Used
Price: $2,499.99 CAD

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