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Gibson 1963 ES-335 (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Gibson 1963 ES-335 (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

We’ve just received a new Gibson 1963 ES-335 in a VOS cherry finish, built at the Gibson Memphis plant. What a guitar!

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1965 Gibson Country Western (consignment) SOLD

1965 Gibson Country Western (consignment)  SOLD

This example of the 1965 Gibson Country Western is in good overall and playing condition. It has had its major service – a neck reset – so the neck angle is very good with plenty of saddle for action adjustments.

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1956 Gibson ES-225T (consignment) SOLD

1956 Gibson ES-225T (consignment) SOLD

Built from 1955 to 1959, the Gibson ES-225T was a thinline but fully hollow, single P-90 pickup, florentine cutaway guitar. In 1956, a two pickup version was introduced, the ES-225TD.

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1992 Gibson Chet Atkins SST Solidbody Acoustic (consignment) SOLD

1992 Gibson Chet Atkins SST Solidbody Acoustic (consignment)  SOLD

In addition to being a great player, Chet Atkins came up with many great ideas to push the guitar forward. During his association with Gibson, two novel instruments appeared: the Gibson Chet Akins CE Classical Electric, and the Gibson Chet Atkins SST solidbody acoustic.

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1939 Gibson J-35 SOLD

1939 Gibson J-35 SOLD

The Gibson J-35 featured a spruce top with mahogany for the back, sides and neck, and rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. Originally, the available finish was sunburst, as this hides many visual flaws in otherwise good-sounding and usable wood, which in turn lowers costs and price.

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1955 Gibson J-45 (SOLD)

1955 Gibson J-45 (SOLD)

This 1955 Gibson J-45 has clearly been played, and has had some work done over the years; the original strip-mount Kluson Deluxe tuners have been replaced with Grover Roto-Matic models and a Fishman pickup with endpin jack has been added, and at some point the bridge was replaced with a fixed-saddle design.

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