1992 Gibson L00 Blues King - £1299

1992 Gibson L00 Blues King

NEW ARRIVAL This is a reissue of one of the most iconic blues guitars ever - the Gibson L-00. It's a great example to Gibson's attention to detail, from the script Gibson headstock logo and the rectangular bridge, to the tortoiseshell pickguard, this guitar really looks the part. With Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides, plus the old style narrow shouldered 00 size body, this guitar is made to play the blues, although the X bracing adds to the guitar’s versatility. The guitar has a warm, mellow tone, suited for both fingerstyle and soloing, as well as light strumming, with a very comfortable playing action. As a sixteen year old guitar it's in very good condition, with no cracks or repairs, just some visible playwear. It comes with an undersaddle pickup, which sounds fantastic.

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1961 Gibson LG1 - £1499

1961 Gibson LG1

NEW ARRIVAL This 1961 Gibson LG1 is a great example of an affordable 60’s Gibson, with authentic tone that no modern guitar can come close to. As a ’61 model the neck is a little fuller than later 60’s models, and this allows the guitar to resonate more giving a deeper tone and improving sustain. Visually it’s just what you’d want from a 60’s Gibson, a vivid cherry sunburst and striking pickguard. Tonally it’s bright and punchy, but with added depth in the bass. The guitar’s is in great condition, with a very playable neck and easy action, and no cracks or repairs It comes in a non original hard case.

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2007 Gibson 1968 J-45 ADJ Reissue Translucent Orange - £1799

2007 Gibson 68 Reissue J45 Orange

NEW ARRIVAL This rare guitar is a very limited edition Gibson Montana Custom Shop built J-45 - a '68 Reissue in a vibrant Translucent Orange finish. This stunning guitar boasts some late '60s inspired features, such as the reverse belly Rosewood bridge, adjustable ceramic saddle, J-45 ADJ stamp on the back centre brace, and multi-point white pickguard with Gibson logo. Standard features include solid Sitka Spruce and Honduras Mahogany construction, a Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard, and vintage style 3 on a strip tuners with white buttons. Tonally it's everything you'd hope for in a Custom Shop J45 - superb clarity and definition, a well balanced sound with a full and rounded bass response. The guitar's in excellent condition, with only minor visible playwear, and an easy playing neck with comfortable action. It comes in it's original Gibson embossed hard case.

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1974 Gibson J45 - £1399

1974 Gibson J45

SOLD This J45 is a classic example of the 'workhorse' guitar. A square shouldered dreadnought in a beautiful tobacco sunburst finish with a Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. Tonally the guitar has a big sound, with a prominent bass, balanced mids and sweet trebles, with masses of sustain. The playability is excellent, with a comfortable feeling neck and good action. The guitar is in excellent condition - one of the cleanest examples I’ve seen - all original with no cracks or repairs. It comes in a non original hard case.

2007 Gibson Nick Lucas - £2199

2007 Gibson Nick Lucas

NEW ARRIVAL Gibson’s collaboration with Nick Lucas gave birth to one of the most desirable models ever. A traditional 00 shape body, but deeper than normal, with Flamed Maple back and sides - this gives a full bass, crisp, sparkling top-end, and exceptional tonal balance. Reissued in a few different formats in very limited numbers, this is the only version with the reproduction Nick Lucas label. Very true to the original the fingerboard has the classic Nick Lucas inlays, a Fleur De Lis inlay on the headstock plus script logo, a beuatiful Firestripe pickguard and butterbean tuners.. The guitar is in excellent condition, plays like a dream, and comes complete with it’s Gibson embossed hardshell case.

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1968 Gibson F25 - £1199

1968 Gibson F25

NEW ARRIVAL The F25 is essentially a B25 with a wider nut, and a neck join at the 12th fret, designed for fingerstyle play with wider string spacing. It’s quite a rare model, particularly without the double white pickguards. It features very desirable X bracing, and with a natural top it replaced the LG3 in 1962, and as LG3’s fetch big money, this represents a much more affordable way of buying an X braced 00 size vintage Gibson. With this example the top has turned a dark honey colour, it has lots of beautiful lacquer checking and a few minor nicks and dings that you'd expect from 50 years of play, with no cracks or repairs. Tonally it's fantastic, with surprisingly full bass response for a small bodied guitar, thanks to the X bracing, which also makes the guitar more resonant than the more common ladder braced examples. Basically this means the guitar is more dynamic when strummed, very well balanced when playing fingerstyle, but still packs a punch when soloing. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1998 Gibson EC20 Starburst - £999

1998 Gibson Starburst

NEW ARRIVAL Only made between 1997 - 1999 the EC20 Starburst was part of the Custom Acoustic Line. Handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana, the guitar was designed to be reminiscent of a J200 only with a cutaway. Visually it's quite striking, the electric blue finish is really distinctive, particularly on the back and sides where the Flamed Maple shines through, and the star inlays add the bling. When strummed it has a room filling sound, yet when fingerpicked it has great clarity on individual notes. In pretty good condition, with lots of lacquer checking, the guitar has a well played feel to it. The neck feels very comfortable, with good playing action, making the guitar a pleasure to play. The guitar features a Fishman Matrix Plus pickup, with controls mounted on the side, and comes in it's original Gibson embossed hard case.

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1979 Gibson Hummingbird - £1849

1979 Gibson Hummingbird

NEW ARRIVAL A Hummingbird in a Wine Red finish is a first for me, not only visually striking but also very rare. With a Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides, this guitar’s a great all rounder, capable of all playing styles, with a warm, mellow tone, and lots of sustain. It’s in very good condition, with no cracks or repairs, just a few lacquer chips in the finish. The neck feels very comfortable and the action low. The other unusual thing to mention is that, back in the factory, Gobson put a Dove label inside instead of a Hummingbird one. It comes in it’s original Gibson embossed hard case.

1938 Cromwell L50 - £999

1938 Cromwell L50

NEW ARRIVAL During the Great Depression, Gibson realised that most people couldn’t afford their guitars, so they made more affordable versions under different names - Kalamazoo being the best known, but also Cromwell, Recording King, Fascinator and Carson Robison. These guitars were built to a slightly lower specification using lesser quality tone woods and lighter bracing. Now skip forward 80 years and a lot of these guitars are just fantastic, because the lighter build allows them to resonate more than their Gibson equivalent. This Cromwell archtop is the equivalent of a Gibson L50, with a Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides, and 14 1/2” wide body. The tone is voiced beautifully for blues, jazz and swing, has a very comfortable V profile neck, and a great playing action all the way up the neck. For an 80 year old guitar, it’s in excellent condition, with no cracks or repairs. This guitar looks, feels and sounds great, and has the kind of vintage vibe that is impossible to replicate in a reissue. It has a transducer pickup fitted which works well, and comes in a non original hard case.

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1962 Gibson LG1 - £1499

1962 Gibson LG1

SOLD This 1962 Gibson LG1 is a great example of an affordable 60’s Gibson, with authentic tone that no modern guitar can come close to. As a ’62 model the neck is a little fuller than later 60’s models, and this allows the guitar to resonate more giving a deeper tone and improving sustain. Visually it’s just what you’d want from a 60’s Gibson, a vivid tobacco sunburst and striking pickguard. Tonally it’s bright and punchy, but with added depth in the bass. The guitar’s is in great condition, with a very playable neck and easy action, and just one pro repair next to the pickguard. It has a Mic-InTuner pickup fitted which sounds very natural plugged in, and comes in a non original hard case. To see higher definition pictures of this guitar please go to glennsguitars.com

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1967 Gibson J45 - £2499

1967 Gibson J45

NEW ARRIVAL This guitar is a great example of Gibson's classic workhorse guitar - a 60's J50. The Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides give the guitar a rich warm sound, and the slope shoulders give a wonderful rounded bass, yet well balanced in the mids and trebles making it a very versatile guitar. Visually the cherry sunburst top is still vivid, contrasting beautifully with it’s amber centre. The neck feels comfortable, and the low action makes the guitar a treat to play. It’s in excellent, very clean condition, all original with no cracks or repairs, It comes in a non original hard case.

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1972 Gibson Hummingbird - £1849

1972 Gibson Hummingbird

NEW ARRIVAL 70's Hummingbirds are becoming more and more desirable as their 60's equivalents are getting more expensive - and natural models are quite difficult to find. This example has clearly been played a lot - several repaired top and side cracks - but through being played so much the tone and feel have really benefited - it has depth, richness and a really mature tone. Visually the top has beautifully darkened to a deep honey colour with fantastic looking lacquer checking, and the Mahogany back and sides are richly figured. The neck feels comfortable in the left hand with a good playing action. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.

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1919 Gibson L4 - £1999

1919 Gibson L-4

NEW ARRIVAL Introduced in 1912, the L-4 was Gibson's finest guitar offering until Lloyd Loar's signed L-5 arrived ten years later. The L-4 originally featured a 16" body, carved top and back, oval soundhole, and lavish trimmings. The guitar has an incredibly unique tone amongst archtops. What is most surprising about the L-4 is its flattop-like bass response adjacent to its full and bloomy mid-range pop. It has an open depth and amazing volume -- almost a 3 dimensional tone -- and sounds, not surprisingly, like the popular music of the 1920's and early 1930's. Think Lonnie Johnson, Eddie Lang and the like. This particular example has clearly had quite a life, but then at 99 years old that’s not a huge surprise….. What’s really interesting to me, though, is the original pickguard with it’s tortoiseshell supports are still intact, together with the metal side bars and leather protective pads - it really is a piece of engineering. Then there’s the beautiful plum sunburst, oval soundhole with lovely rosette, tortoiseshell tailpiece cross bar, ‘The Gibson’ headstock logo, and fossilised bone tuners. It’s like playing a piece of history, yet it feels strong enough to gig, has a very comfortable feeling V profile neck, and comfortable playing action. The fingerboard binding is missing on the first 4 1/2 frets on the bass side, but isn’t really noticeable when playing. There are also a few crack repairs, all of which are stable. This really is a chance to own a piece of Gibson history - the guitar even comes in it’s original deluxe hard case.

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1975 Gibson SJ - £1499

1975 Gibson SJ

ON HOLD This is a great example of a vintage Gibson square shouldered dreadnought. It has an iconic look with a vivid dark sunburst Spruce top, beautifully complimented by a 3 point tortoiseshell pickguard, and well figured Mahogany back and sides. The SJ is like a deluxe J45 with a bound body and neck, a crown headstock inlay and block fingerboard inlays. Tonally it has a full sound from deep bass through rich mids to sparkling trebles - very versatile handling both strumming and fingerstyle equally well. The guitar is in good condition for a 43 year old guitar with one small repaired top crack next to the sound hole. There is a Fishman Ellipse blend pickup installed, which features an undersaddle pickup and condenser mic, and the ability to blend between the two from a control panel mounted inside the soundhole, which sounds very natural plugged in. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.

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1946 Gibson L7 - £1999

1946 Gibson L7

SOLD The 1930s and 40s were a true golden era for Gibson’s archtop line; a period that produced some of the most sought after and famed instruments. Choice maple and spruce was abundant, and this guitar is built with stunning pieces of both. This L-7 is a standing testament to the quality and enchantment of the era. Introduced in 1932, the Gibson L-7 was Gibson's most popular professional sized archtop. Identical in all but cosmetics to the costly L-5, the L-7 was highly prized by working players for it's warmth, projection and playability. It features a hand-carved solid spruce top; solid figured maple back; three-piece maple neck; Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with split-parallelogram mother of pearl inlays; and solid bone nut. This example is in great refinished condition, with upgraded Grover tuners, it has a fantastic looking top and back, and several repaired side cracks. The tone and projection of the guitar are very impressive, voiced beautifully for blues, jazz and swing. It has a very comfortable neck with easy action all the way up the neck, making it a dream to play, and has the kind of vintage vibe that is impossible to replicate in a reissue. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.

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1968 Gibson J45 - £2499

1968 Gibson J45

This is a great example of Gibson's iconic slope shouldered dreadnought, with the great looking sunburst finish still vivid - when you start playing it you realise why 60's slope shouldered dreadnoughts are among the most collectable acoustics around. It has a big sound, a rounded bass yet the subtlety to handle the most delicate playing styles, with a fantastic playing action it's a dream to play. It feels like it's been played every day of it's 50 years, has great looking lacquer checking, and just oozes character. It's in all original condition, with a couple of tightly repaired top cracks. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1993 Gibson J30 - £999

1993 Gibson J30

Only available between 1985-1997, the J30 was originally designed to be a budget version of a J45, and is a classic example of the 'workhorse' guitar. The square shouldered dreadnought, with natural finish Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides with distinctive teardrop pickguard, it really has a classic look. As a 25 year old guitar it’s in excellent condition, all original with no cracks or repairs. Yet it has the mature tone to suggest it’s been played but clearly looked after. A great open sounding strummer, with enough clarity to handle fingerstyle play really well. The neck feels comfortable and the action is very playable. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1974 Gibson Dove - £1799

1973 Gibson Dove

SOLD With 60’s Doves fetching big money, a 70’s Dove is a more affordable way of getting one of Gibson’s flagship models. Visually the guitar is striking with the unique pickguard and bridge, as well as the deluxe touches such as split parallelogram inlays, crown headstock and multiple binding. It features a Spruce top which has turned a lovely honey colour, and Maple back and sides stained a vibrant cherry colour, which produce sparkling mids and trebles with warm bass and huge sustain. The guitar plays very easily, and quickly conjures up a very familiar Gibson sound. For a 44 year old guitar it's in good, well played condition, has one repaired pickguard crack, and a few wear patches that have worn through the lacquer finish. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1964 Gibson C-0 - £799

1964 Gibson C-0

In the 60’s Gibson made a run of classical guitars, the C-0 was available from 1962 - 1970. They’re not particularly well known as Gibson are so famous for their steel string guitars, however this guitar has been converted to a steel string. The internal bracing has been reinforced, the neck has been narrowed, it has a larger bridge with compensated saddle, the classical rosette has been removed, and it now has a Gibson pickguard fitted. The work carried out has been done very professionally, the guitar plays really well, and now the neck has been slimmed down it feels very comfortable to play. Tonally it’s bright and clear, the single note separation is good and the sustain is impressive - a really great fingerpicker. Altogether a quirky, but very good example of a 60’s Gibson. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.

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2011 Gibson J180 Billie Joe Armstrong - £2299

2011 Gibson J180 Billie Joe Armstrong

Made by their Custom Shop in Montana, Gibson introduced the Billie Joe Armstrong J-180, in a limited run of 300 guitars in 2011. The instrument is styled after the J-180 "Jumbo," a guitar designed as a scaled-down version of the big, rounded SJ-200 "Super Jumbo". Legendary in its own right, the J-180 formed the basis for the distinctive Everly Brothers model of the '60s, and remains one of Gibson's most popular flat-tops. With its big 16"-wide body, the guitar features a Sitka Spruce top with Maple back and sides, hand-sprayed Ebony nitrocellulose finish with custom double tortoiseshell J-180 pickguards, and graduated mother-of-pearl star inlays on its Indian Rosewood fingerboard. The guitar has a big resonant sound, great for strumming but detailed and expressive enough to handle fingerstyle play. The guitar has an active Fishman underside pickup with tone and volume controls mounted inside the soundhole, and comes in it's original hard case with certificate signed by Ren Ferguson.

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2014 Gibson J45 Brown Top - £1799

2014 Gibson J45 Brown Top

Known as "The Workhorse," the Gibson J-45 body style is among Gibson's most beloved. This particular Custom Shop example sits at the top of Gibson's J-45 line, and features a superb blend of tonewoods, giving a rich, strong sound, with plenty of bite. The AA-grade Sitka spruce top and pattern-grade Honduras mahogany body gives a fantastic tone, and onstage that is superbly amplified by the  LR Baggs's popular Element Active Acoustic Pickup System. Using new finish techniques the Custom Shop Brown Top J-45, starkly contrasted with a white pickguard, is a modern representation of a classic standard. The guitar's in very good condition, with just a few visible signs of playwear, and an easy playing neck with comfortable action. It comes in it's original Gibson embossed hard case.

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1963 Epiphone Caballero - £799

1963 Epiphone Caballero

With Epiphones being built in the Gibson factory from 1960 - 1969 until being transferred to Japan in early 1970, this 1963 Epiphone Caballero is the equivalent of a Gibson LG0 - a small bodied, all Mahogany acoustic. The guitar has a warm, mellow tone, handling fingerstyle playing particularly well, although a brightness comes through when strummed, with good attack for soloing. It’s in very good condition, the Mahogany body really shines, with signs of general playwear, and two tightly repaired back cracks. The neck is comfortable with good playing action. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.

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1993 Gibson J60 - £1499

1993 Gibson J60

The J60 was only produced between 1992 and 1998 (although later reissued in 2013) and was nicknamed the ‘Bone Crusher’ due to its powerful square shouldered dreadnought design with Sitka Spruce top and Rosewood back and sides. The guitar featured Gibson’s advanced 1930’s-style bracing, resulting in a deeper bass and increased projection, giving rich harmonics with excellent punch and presence. Visually the guitar is interesting as it features a Script Gibson headstock logo and teardrop pickguard, and as signs of quality it has an Ebony fingerboard and bridge. The guitar is in excellent condition, with just a few signs of playwear, feels very comfortable to play, and has an underside pickup fitted. It comes in the very desirable original tan hard case with pink lining and shroud.

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1947 Gibson LG2 - £1999

1947 Gibson LG2

SOLD 1947 is a very desirable year for Gibson collectors, the only year the block style Gibson logo was bigger and further down the headstock before, by 1948, it shrunk slightly and was placed in the more recognisable position. The other unusual feature of this guitar is that it’s been re-topped even though it has it’s original bridge and pickguard. The LG2 is a 00 size guitar with very desirable X bracing, making the guitar very resonant - it has great single note clarity when playing fingerstyle, quite a punch when soloing, yet very comfortable being strummed with great overall balance. The other noticeable thing is the depth of bass response which is quite unusual for a small bodied guitar. It has a very comfortable feeling neck and is an absolute pleasure to play. The guitar is in very good condition, with just one repaired back crack. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1967 Gibson LG0 - £849

1967 Gibson LG0

The Gibson LG0 is a small bodied, all Mahogany acoustic. It's a very warm sounding guitar, well balanced, with a rich sounding mid range. Although this guitar would be considered to be a great bluesy fingerpicker, the 50 year old Mahogany giving the guitar warmth and depth, it's actually quite versatile, working well for light strumming, with plenty of attack when soloing. The guitar is in good condition, with the right amount of playwear and lacquer checking for a vintage guitar of this age, and the neck feels great, with a comfortable playing action. The guitar is in all original condition, with the addition of a bridge doctor, which was installed to prevent the top from bellying - this could easily be removed. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.

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2017 Gibson L00 Standard - £1749

2017 Gibson L00

The Gibson L-00 Standard was originally developed in the 30's and for years was classed as an industry standard. The new and improved 2017 L-00 Standard offers the characteristics and superb tonal quality of those early models, with a Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides, the guitar projects plenty of rich, warm and resonant sounds blended with the versatility and broad dynamic range of its stunning Sitka Spruce top. This model offers improved playability, thanks to the softened fingerboard edge which makes it comfortably fit the contour of the player's hand. The guitar has an improved high gloss finish, using new finishing oils that penetrate to the wood to maximise the instrument's natural resonance. The final touch of class is the Mother-of-pearl Gibson block inlay on the headstock. It has an LR Baggs Element pickup fitted with volume and tone controls mounted inside the soundhole, and comes in it's original Gibson embossed hard case.

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1965 Epiphone Cortez - £1499

1965 Epiphone Cortez

Gibson bought Epiphone in 1957, and moved it to the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1960. Epiphones were then built in the Gibson factory from 1960 - 1969 until being transfered to Japan in early 1970. So buying a 60's Epiphone gets you a USA made, Gibson produced guitar. With this in mind, this 1965 Epiphone Cortez is the equivalent of a Gibson B25 (formerly an LG2) - a small bodied, Spruce / Mahogany acoustic with X bracing. It's a very warm sounding guitar, well balanced, with a rich sounding mid range. Although this guitar would be considered to be a great bluesy fingerpicker, the 53 year old Mahogany giving the guitar warmth and depth, it's actually quite versatile, working well for light strumming, with plenty of attack when soloing. The guitar is in excellent condition, with a beautifully faded cherry burst top, the right amount of playwear for a vintage guitar of this age, and the neck feels great, with a comfortable playing action. It's in all original condition with no cracks or repairs. The guitar comes in a correct period Gibson hard case.

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2017 Gibson J100 Walnut - £1749

2017 Gibson J100 Walnut

The Gibson SJ-100 is one of the largest bodied flat top acoustics that you can buy today. With a long history dating back all the way to 1941 it’s been reissued in a number of different formats, but never with Walnut back and sides. Topped with Sitka Spruce, the tone sits somewhere between Mahogany and Rosewood, meaning you get a full sounding guitar that has a particular midrange punch that you don't hear very often. The guitar also features a Honeyburst finish, and Granadillo fingerboard and moustache bridge, further adding to the unique appearance. Visually the figured Walnut is beautiful, the headstock veneer is also Walnut, and the pickguard has a very cool vintage style trim. Altogether a very classy act, the neck feels very comfortable and the action is great. The guitar has an LR Baggs Anthem pickup fitted, and comes in it's original Gibson embossed hard case.

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1953 Gibson J45 - £3799

1953 Gibson J45

The J45 is known as the workhorse guitar, and this example really is a workhorse, with all the bumps and bruises to prove it - and the kind of mature tone that only comes with years and years of play. This example plays just as well and sounds just as good as it's more expensive, cleaner equivalents - only because it's clearly been played hard, and has several repaired top and back cracks, it's far more affordable. A diamond in the rough would be a good way to describe it. It has a depth and warmth to the tone that make it truly inspirational to play, you can hit it hard and it will respond, yet it will handle the most delicate finger picking, it really is a superb all rounder. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.

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1963 Epiphone Frontier - £2999

1963 Epiphone Frontier

SOLD When Gibson purchased Epiphone in 1957 there was already a line of great flat-top guitars in place. The FT-110 featured Maple back and sides and Gibson gave it the name “Frontier”. They changed the entire body shape to a square shouldered 16 1/4″ wide dreadnought – the first Gibson had ever made. In 1962 they introduced the Gibson version of this guitar and called it the Dove because of the pickguard design. The Dove was made from this exact template but with a different bridge design and headstock shape. In 1963, the Frontier received a really distinctive pickguard with a lariat and cactus motif. The Frontier was produced with the cacti and lariat pickguard and the wide nut for a very short time period in 1963 – this is one of those guitars. Together with the short headstock, this 1963 Epiphone Frontier is the most desirable FT-110. This example is in a natural finish, also a rare find. The guitar is in good, well played condition with a couple of repaired top cracks. The neck feels easy in the hand and the action is very comfortable. Tonally is has a distinctive thump to the bass with a real sparkle in the mids and trebles. It’s a joy to play. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.

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1934 Gibson L00 - £2999

1934 Gibson L00

Here’s a chance to own a piece of Gibson history but without spending upwards of £5000. Only made between 1932 and 1946, the L00 is probably Gibson’s most famous blues guitar. This example has been professionally refinished, but done in such a way that the guitar still really resonates, and still has a classic vintage tone - quite a warm bass with great attack in the mids and trebles, really versatile, handling both fingerstyle and strumming very well, with plenty of bite when soloing. The neck is full with a soft V profile, and feels very comfortable. Very unusually for a guitar of this age, there are no cracks or repairs. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1968 Gibson Hummingbird - £2499

1968 Gibson Hummingbird

A cherry sunburst Hummingbird is probably my favourite Gibson model, and probably the most iconic looking. This example from 1968 is visually stunning - the cherry sunburst is still vivid, and the quilted Mahogany back and sides are quite stunning, plus there’s lots of cool looking lacquer checking all over. The tone is everything you'd want from such an iconic guitar, it really is reminiscent of so many great 60's recordings. The bass is full and warm, the mids are rich and the trebles are sweet. The guitar is in good condition with some professionally repaired top cracks, and a modern Gibson headstock grafted on. The guitar has a really solid feel to it, the neck is snug feeling, and the action is comfortable. The guitar comes in it’s original hard case.

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1974 Gibson J200 Artist - £2999

1974 Gibson J200

SOLD They call the J200 King Of The Flat Tops, and with 60’s examples fetching serious money, a 70’s example is a great way of getting vintage vibe, and one of the most famous acoustic guitars in the world. This is a great example, visually it's stunning, with the iconic scratchplate contrasting beautifully with the honey coloured top. With a Spruce top and well grained Maple back and sides, this guitar has a bright shimmering tone, which is huge yet balanced, and feels like your producing a wall of sound. It's a joy to play, with a very comfortable feeling neck. For a 44 year old guitar it's in excellent condition with no cracks or repairs. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1940 Kalamazoo KG14 - £1349

1940 Kalamazoo KG14

This is a very unusual example of a Kalamazoo KG14 - a natural finish which is quite a rare find, professionally re-lacquered so it feels like a modern guitar but sounds like a vintage guitar, with a Gibson logo on the headstock. Tonally it's everything you'd hope for in one of the most important guitars in blues history, effortlessly recreating the famous Robert Johnson tone. Although it's capable of playing any style, it's most at home with fingerpicked blues - it has a honk to it's voice that conjures up bar rooms of the 30's and 40's, if you shut your eyes your mind starts playing tricks. So, a seriously cool guitar, historically very important, with no cracks or repairs, and significantly more affordable than a Gibson L00 or L1. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1966 Gibson LG1 - £1249

1966 Gibson LG1 Nat

It’s very unusual to find a natural topped LG1, and this 1966 model is a great example - very distinctive looking. Tonally, it has a rich sound, lending itself to bluesy fingerpicking although it's very versatile, handling strumming very well, and has plenty of punch when soloing. It has great vintage vibe, although for a 51 year old guitar it has just light signs of playwear. The guitar has a great feeling neck, very comfortable action, and is an absolute pleasure to play. It has professionally repaired top and back cracks, and comes in a non original hard case.

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1930's Gibson Fascinator - £1249

1930's Gibson Fascinator

This is a very interesting small-body acoustic guitar from the 1930's. It has no maker’s mark or serial number, but has all of the hallmarks of a Gibson private-branded guitar made in Kalamazoo, MI, USA. There are various clues as to the guitar’s identity, predominantly the build quality and styling - it has premium construction with a tightly grained solid Spruce top, highly flamed book-matched solid Maple back - the amazing flame even shows from the inside - Maple sides and Maple neck with pointed dome headstock often seen on Kalamazoo models. The headstock on this one is identical to Gibson's Fascinator brand which were made with premium materials, but no known flat-top models just archtops. It has a very rare suspension-style wooden bridge made of solid rosewood with hanging rosewood saddle, Brazilian rosewood fretboard, rosewood nut with Kluson strip tuners, and a beautiful firestripe pick guard. The body size, tone and feel reminds me of a Kalamazoo KG12 Oriole, with bright punchy trebles, warm mids and a full bass. It’s a very quirky guitar, with a classy feel, and an unmistakable vintage tone. The guitar appears to be all original, with no cracks or repairs, and a comfortable V profile neck. It's comes in a non original hard case.

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1968 Gibson Dove - £2499

1968 Gibson Dove

60's Gibson Dove's are becoming more of a rarity these days, and this guitar is a great example of one of Gibson's most famous acoustics. With it's Spruce top and highly flamed Maple back and sides, the iconic dove inlaid pick guard and bridge make it a unique model, and the multiple bound top and back, crown inlay on the peghead and split parallelogram fingerboard inlays are indications of it's deluxe quality. Tonally it’s mellower than other Doves I’ve owned, a little darker in the bass, and warmer in the mids and trebles. For a 49 year old guitar it's in excellent condition, with signs of light playwear, beautiful looking lacquer checking, and a professionally repaired top crack. The neck is very comfortable, not as slim as many late 60’s necks, with a low playing action, making it a joy to play. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1938 Kalamazoo KG11 - £1499

1938 Kalamazoo KG11

SOLD From the Gibson factory, Kalamazoos are their depression era guitars, and have become highly collectible in their own right. Built more lightly than their Gibson cousins, these guitars are lightweight and resonant, really punchy with a dry, woody tone. The KG11 is an unusual example, the only Gibson made guitar with this body shape, similar to an L00 but with squared off shoulders. It’s one of the best looking examples I've seen, although the lacquer checking gives away it's 79 years, the burst is still vibrant, and the Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard is beautifully figured. It’s in all original condition, with just one top crack repair by the pickguard. Although it's capable of playing any style, it's most at home with fingerpicked blues - it has a honk to it's voice that conjures up bar rooms of the 30's and 40's, if you shut your eyes your mind starts playing tricks. So, a seriously cool guitar, historically very interesting, super clean, and significantly more affordable than a Gibson L00. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1966 Gibson LG1 - £1499

1966 Gibson LG1

LG1's are one of my favourite Gibson models - proof that you can get a 60's Gibson acoustic for under £1500. This example is a beauty, with a wonderfully faded cherry sunburst top. Tonally it has a bluesy tone, with a rich bass but well balanced through the mids and trebles. It works perfectly for fingerstyle play, with plenty of grit when soloing, and resonant enough to handle light strumming. The guitar is in excellent condition, with no cracks or repairs and comes in a non original hard case.

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1942 Gibson L00 - £2999

1942 Gibson L00

SOLD Banner logo Gibsons - only made between 1942 and 1945 - are always very good, and usually better than their non Banner equivalents. This example of an L00 is especially impressive, fuller and richer sounding than most L00's I've played, a deeper bass than you'd associate with a small bodied guitar - so much so that it's as good a strummer as it is a fingerpicker. Made in 1942 it's the first year of the Banner logo, and is the only year Gibson used a Mahogany top rather than Spruce, maybe that's why the tone is so warm. Also it has a chunkier neck which allows the guitar to resonate more and therefore produce more sustain. This example is clearly battle worn, and has many scars which indicate a well gigged guitar, it also has a replaced back probably done sometime in the 60's. Structurally the guitar is strong and good to go for another 70 plus years, the playing experience is an absolute joy. It comes in it's original hard case.

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1969 Gibson J50 - £1499

1969 Gibson J50

This J50 is a real find, 1969 was the transitional year when Gibson changed from slope shouldered J50’s, so this is the only year you can get a 60's square shouldered J50. It's a classic example of the 'workhorse' guitar, and one of Gibson's most iconic models. The square shouldered dreadnought, with dark honey coloured Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides, simply oozes character. It has a warm, rich bass, yet balanced trebles and detailed mids - this guitar is a great all rounder. As you'd expect from a 47 year old guitar it has wonderful looking lacquer checking, and the neck feels great to play, with a very easy playing action, making it a very difficult guitar to put down. The guitar has upgraded Grover tuners, a replaced pickguard, and an underside pickup installed. It comes in a non original hard case.

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