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Gibson A-1 Mandolin, 1916 (consignment) No longer available

Gibson A-1 Mandolin, 1916 (consignment) No longer available

Here is a lovely Gibson A-1 Mandolin from 1916. Gibson began producing the A-1 in 1902, featuring the teardrop shape and oval soundhole. This model was produced on and off; the first run ended in 1918 and restarted in 1922, that run went to 1927, then the final run from 1933 to 1943.

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Gibson ES-5 Alnico, 1999 (consignment) SOLD

Gibson ES-5 Alnico, 1999 (consignment)  SOLD

Here’s a real treat: a very good condition Gibson ES-5 Alnico from 1999, built in the Gibson Custom Shop at Nashville, Tennessee.

The Gibson ES-5 was first produced in 1949, as an alternate electric model of the L-5. Intended for jazz players, the ES-5 had three pickups and lots of controls to allow subtle tonal adjustments.

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NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Gibson J-200M Blondes

NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Gibson J-200M Blondes

These two spectacular Gibson J-200M models, one a Trophy 75th Anniversary — the last of of a limited run of 75 instruments, made in Bozeman, Montana and celebrating the 75th anniversary of the J-200. These are the last two new J-200M guitars available anywhere.

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Gibson J-45, 1949 No Longer Available

Gibson J-45, 1949  No Longer Available

Here’s a wonderful, seasoned Gibson J-45 from 1949. Warm, full and resonant, but not overly bassy, this demonstrates the classic J-45 sound, the reason that this model has been so popular since its introduction in 1942.

This guitar has been used as intended over the last sixty-plus years, and there’s wear to prove it. That use also contributes to its great sound.

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Gibson Army Navy Special Model GY, around 1920 SOLD

Gibson Army Navy Special Model GY, around 1920 SOLD

The Gibson Army Navy Special, Model GY, was a nearly flat-top version of the L-Jr. archtop (the top has a slight arch but is not carved) and was built between 1918 and 1921. It was targeted to American servicemen during World War 1 and intended for sale at the local PX.

These instruments are fairly rare and have often been played, a lot – like this one. This is an interesting, quite playable, good sounding guitar with a definite history.

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Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop, 1976 SOLD

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop, 1976 SOLD

Here’s a great Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop from 1976.
The Gibson Les Paul was first released with this finish – metallic gold top and clear on the rest of the guitar. Over the years, the gold top finish has been available but by the 1970’s was mostly seen on the Deluxe model, featuring two mini-humbucker pickups (from Gibson’s Epiphone stock) in P-90 sized routes.

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