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1960 Gibson ES-175D (consignment) SOLD

1960 Gibson ES-175D (consignment) SOLD

The Gibson ES-175D first appeared in 1953, as a two P-90 pickup version of the single pickup ES-175 introduced in 1949. In 1957, Gibson added their all-new humbucking pickups to the ES-175, along with much of the rest of their lineup. Over the years, the Gibson ES-175D has become known as just the ES-175.

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1995 Gibson ES-335 Dot Vintage Sunburst (consignment) SOLD

1995 Gibson ES-335 Dot Vintage Sunburst (consignment)  SOLD

Introduced in 1958, the Gibson ES-335 Dot was an immediate success and while details have changed over the years, it’s been in production ever since. The tonal versatility of the design has taken it into many different styles, from jazz to pop, from blues to hard rock.

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1927 Gibson L-4 Archtop (consignment) NO LONGER AVAILABLE

1927 Gibson L-4 Archtop (consignment) NO LONGER AVAILABLE

The Gibson L-4 was built between 1912 and 1956, and underwent a number of changes. Originally it had – like many archtops of the time – an oval soundhole; this changed to a round soundhole in 1928, and finally to the now-common F-holes in 1935.

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2006 Gibson L-5 CES Sunburst (consignment) SOLD

2006 Gibson L-5 CES Sunburst (consignment) SOLD

2006 Gibson L-5 CES Sunburst

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1994 Heritage H150 Sunburst (consignment) SOLD

1994 Heritage H150 Sunburst (consignment) SOLD

This 1994 Heritage H150 Sunburst is based on the classic Les Paul design, but with a number of subtle changes. The body shape is slightly different and the headstock is narrower and tapered – this is a good thing as it decreases the angle the strings take out of the nut.

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1939 Kalamazoo KHG 14 (consignment) SOLD

1939 Kalamazoo KHG 14 (consignment)  SOLD

The 1939 Kalamazoo KHG 14 is very much like the Gibson L-00, but without the truss rod. It’s had its bridsge replaced, cracks have been repaired, and has been converted from Hawaiian setup to ‘standard’ fingerstyle.

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