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Gibson L-5 CES Wes Montgomery Archtop SOLD

Gibson L-5 CES Wes Montgomery Archtop SOLD

Wes Montgomery was and is still one of the most influential jazz guitarists ever, and relied on a Gibson L-5 CES for most of his working life.

The Gibson L-5 CES Wes Montgomery Archtop is a faithful re-creation

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1934 Gibson L-7 Archtop Acoustic (consignment) SOLD

1934 Gibson L-7 Archtop Acoustic  (consignment) SOLD

Gibson introduced the L-7 in 1933 as a less expensive, working musician’s alternative to the fairly expensive L-5, with a smaller body width of 16 inches. In 1935, it grew up to its full size of 17 inches and shifted to an X-brace on the top.

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2008 Gibson CS Non-Reverse TV White Firebird (consignment) SOLD

2008 Gibson CS Non-Reverse TV White Firebird (consignment)  SOLD

Gibson introduced the Firebird in 1963 to compete with the offset body styles that Fender was making so popular. Following poor sales and complaints from Fender, in 1965 Gibson basically flipped the design over to make the ‘non-reverse’ models. These were produced until 1969.

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2000 Gibson Earl Scruggs Standard Mastertone Banjo SOLD

2000 Gibson Earl Scruggs Standard Mastertone Banjo  SOLD

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs were two of the most recognisable names in the bluegrass pantheon, and were arguably responsible for its rise to mainstream popularity. Gibson banjos are legendary but now are very hard to find;

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1965 Epiphone FT85 Serenader 12-String Acoustic (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

1965 Epiphone FT85 Serenader 12-String Acoustic (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

The Epiphone name was first used on guitars in 1928 by Epaminodas Stathopoulo, but his father Anastasios Stathopoulo had been building instruments since 1873, starting in what is now Smyrna, Turkey. They moved to the United States in 1903. Epiphone focused on high quality archtops, and their instruments were very prominent;

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2011 Cherryburst Gibson Les Paul 50s Tribute (consignment) SOLD

2011 Cherryburst Gibson Les Paul 50s Tribute  (consignment) SOLD

Gibson has built the Les Paul model since 1952. This 2011 Cherryburst Gibson Les Paul 50s Tribute has all the basic, early Les Paul features – maple cap on a mahogany back, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, and P-90s.

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