1974 Gibson Hummingbird - £1749

1974 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 is quite unusual as it’s had the gloss finish removed, leaving a very distinctive satin look - this has allowed the tone to open up as the gloss varnish isn’t restricting any vibrations. The guitar’s a great all rounder, capable of all playing styles, with a warm, mellow tone, and lots of sustain. It’s in good condition with no cracks or repairs, and comes in a non original hard case.

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1931 Gibson L00 - £2999

1931 Gibson L00

NEW ARRIVAL This is an old warhorse of a guitar - and it has the scars to prove it - but it's survived to become one of the best sounding blues guitars I've played, full of character and that overused expression mojo. When you pick the guitar up you soon realise why it's been played so much, the single note clarity is excellent and the sustain is really impressive. Also it's very comfortable to play - after years and years of gigging, the V profile neck feels great. Despite all the bumps and bruises, the guitar is crack free, structurally sound, and strong enough to go on for another 86 years. The L00 is a 00 size guitar with very desirable X bracing, making the guitar very resonant - very versatile, handling both fingerstyle and strumming very well. This is a great chance to own a piece of Gibson history - it even comes in it’s original hard case.

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1967 Gibson LG0 - £849

1967 Gibson LG0

NEW ARRIVAL 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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1990 Gibson Hummingbird - £1899

1990 Gibson Hummingbird

SOLD Keeping Gibson’s strong history alive, the early 90’s Montana models are fast becoming the most desirable of the modern era. There is a clue when you see the better quality tan hard case with lush purple lining, but when you look closely at the guitar you see a very high end finish with superior quality tone woods, then you play the guitar and that’s where the real difference lies - more responsive than previous years with a better feel and more vibrant sound. I believe these early 90’s guitars are future classics, more in line with a lot of Gibson Custom Shop quality guitars. It’s in excellent condition, just back from a pro set up, and waiting to inspire it’s next owner.

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2008 Gibson J50 - £1249

2008 Gibson J50

NEW ARRIVAL The J50 has always been one of the most iconic acoustic guitars, and in this reissue Gibson have accurately reproduced one of their most famous models and, as a slope shouldered dreadnought, one of their most desirable. Tonally it's everything you'd hope for in a modern J50, bright and punchy, with lots of attack, and a well rounded bass response. The guitar's in excellent condition, with very little visible playwear, and a very easy playing neck with comfortable action. It has a factory fitted active undersaddle pickup installed, with a volume control mounted inside the soundhole, and comes in it's original Gibson embossed hard case.

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1944 Gibson LG2 - £2999

1944 Gibson LG2

NEW ARRIVAL Back in the 40’s, before mass production, the trees used to make guitars would have been around 300 years old. These naturally slow grown trees had a greater density to them than, say, trees used in the 60’s that would have been 100 - 150 years old. The tonal characteristic of this is depth and warmth. Add to that the fat necks used on the Banner guitars, which carry fuller tone and greater sustain, and you realise why these guitars are so desirable. No other era of Gibsons feel or sound like the Banners. Add to that the cool factor and you start to see why they are a collectors dream. I tend to look for players grade equivalents, which have all the hallmarks of the most desirable Gibsons at a more affordable price. The guitar is in well played condition, quite scruffy in places, and the tone has only benefited from this - what a sound..... the guitar practically plays itself, it just oozes character, very mellow and smooth - a real joy to play. The guitar looks and plays great, has a K and K pickup installed, and comes in it's original hard case.

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1931 Gibson L00 - £1999

1931 Gibson L00 Refin

NEW ARRIVAL Here’s a chance to own a piece of Gibson history but without spending £3000. Only made between 1931 and 1932 as a 12 fret model, and before it became available in sunburst, 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. There is one professionally repaired top crack which is good and tight. It comes in a non original hard case.

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2006 Gibson J200 - £2199

2006 Gibson J200

SOLD They call the J200 King Of The Flat Tops, and this is a great example. Visually it's stunning, with the iconic scratchplate, the crown inlays on the Rosewood fingerboard and distinctive moustache bridge. With a Spruce top and a highly flamed 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, the neck feels very smooth and the action is just right. For an 11 year old guitar it's in excellent condition, and the tone is really starting to mature. It has an active underside pickup installed, and comes in it’s original, Gibson embossed hard case.

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2004 Gibson 1934 Original Jumbo - £2499

2004 Gibson 1934 Original Jumbo

NEW ARRIVAL I have found over the years that production run Gibson acoustics can be hit and miss.....but the small batch acoustic runs are built by the masters at Gibson Montana and are much more likely to be great guitars. This slope shoulder guitar is an excellent example of the attention to detail these limited runs can produce, and is an accurate recreation of the iconic original, but at a fraction of the price. The Gibson '34 Original Jumbo reissue features an Adirondack Red Spruce top, Honduras Mahogany back and sides, single ply top and back binding, and scalloped top bracing. The Mahogany neck features a Madagascan Rosewood fretboard and a period correct soft V profile, making it comfortable for all players. Couple all that up with a traditional Rosewood rectangle open slot bridge with a bone saddle, bone nut, hot hide glue construction, and a hand applied nitrocellulose finish and you get big, booming lows that sit perfectly in balance with a crystal clear top end. The traditional headstock is adorned with the classic "Gibson" script style logo in Mother of Pearl inlay and vintage Waverley tuners round out the vibe of this faithful recreation. This is a super cool, phenomenal sounding guitar, with great investment potential.......and a real head turner. The guitar is in excellent condition, with a K and K Pure pickup installed, and comes in it's original Gibson embossed hard case.

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1968 Gibson Country Western - £1799

1968 Gibson Country Western

NEW ARRIVAL The Country Western is a very hard to find model, only available as a square shoulder dreadnought from 1962 - 1978. It has a Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides, and features beautiful pearl split parallelogram fingerboard inlays, a classic tortoiseshell scratchplate, and multiple bound top and back binding - all the hallmarks of a deluxe Gibson guitar. This guitar is a real diamond in the rough, clearly played a lot, and because a lot of the lacquer finish is missing, it allows the body to move more, making this a very resonant guitar. The warmth and depth of tone are the first things you notice, but as you keep playing there's a real shimmer around the trebles, add that together with the great sustain and you've got a real all rounder - capable of any playing style. The guitar is in all original condition and, despite all the bumps and bruises, there are no cracks or repairs. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.

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1942 Gibson L00 - £2999

1942 Gibson L00

NEW ARRIVAL 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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1968 Gibson F25 - £1699

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 49 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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1953 Gibson J50 - £2999

1954 Gibson J50

NEW ARRIVAL I've had quite a few 60's slope shouldered Gibson dreadnoughts in the past, and they're always fantastic guitars, but the jump to an early 50's model is incredible, in fact I could run out of superlatives describing it's sound. So let's just say it's everything you could want from a vintage Gibson, hugely versatile, well balanced with great resonance and clarity, capable of any playing style, and a truly inspirational guitar to play. It's all about the balance between feel and tone. The guitar is in excellent condition, with just a couple of professional crack repairs - one on top and one on the back. The neck is very comfortable and the action feels easy. The guitar comes in a very cool vintage hard case.

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2004 Gibson J185 - £1599

2004 Gibson J185

SOLD The J185 is the ideal guitar for someone who wants a J200 but finds them too big and bulky to play. The J185 is 16 1/4" wide with a scale length of 24 3/4" rather than a J200 which is 16 7/8" wide and has a scale length of 25 1/2". Not only is the J185 more comfortable to play, but because of it's smaller dimensions the guitar packs more of a punch in the mids and trebles allowing it to cut through more in a band situation, working very well for both strumming and fingerstyle. Other than it's size, the spec is very similar to a J200, with AAA grade Sitka Spruce top, and AAA grade Flamed Maple back and sides. The guitar also features a beautiful historic tobacco sunburst, a 50's style tortoise pickguard, split parallelogram fingerboard inlays, and the iconic Maltese Cross bridge inlays. This guitar is in excellent condition, with very little visible playwear, just some lacquer checking on the sides. The neck is very comfortable and the playing action is excellent. At 13 years old the tone's starting to mature very nicely, and will only get better in the future. It comes in it's original Gibson embossed hard case.

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2013 Gibson SJ100 1941 Reissue - £1599

2013 Gibson J100 1941 Reissue

NEW ARRIVAL The SJ100 is the fitting cousin to the legendary SJ200 - the “King Of The Flat Tops” - based on the same distinctive shape and proportions, but with more modest, historic appointments. Handcrafted from solid tone woods, the Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides produce superb tone, deep bass projection, with a sophisticated look. The unique, vintage Super Jumbo bridge is inspired from the originals from 1941, and only found on a few models from that time. The simple terraced pickguard in firestripe nitrocellulose is a replica of the first SJ100’s from 1939. The guitar comes equipped with an LR Baggs Element pickup which features a volume control mounted inside the soundhole. The guitar is in excellent condition, looks fantastic, and plays like a dream. It comes in it’s original Gibson embossed hard case.

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2001 Gibson Nick Lucas - £2299

2001 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 a Gibson embossed hardshell case.

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1947 Gibson LG2 - £1999

1947 Gibson LG2

NEW ARRIVAL 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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1947 Gibson L50 - £1499

1947 Gibson L50

SOLD This is a stunning example of a 40's Gibson archtop, in a beautiful tobacco sunburst with highly figured Walnut back and sides, in all original condition, just missing a scratchplate. The tone is voiced beautifully for blues, jazz and swing, has a very comfortable neck and a great playing action - even beyond the 12th fret which is unusual on old archtops. The guitar has visible playwear, but it has no cracks or repairs and is structurally sound. As 40's archtops go, this example looks, feels and sounds fantastic. It comes in a non original hard case.

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2002 Gibson Advanced Jumbo - £1799

2002 Gibson Advanced Jumbo

NEW ARRIVAL In the mid '30s, Gibson luthiers decided to build the best-sounding, most powerful flat-top acoustic ever. The result was the Advanced Jumbo. What Gibson’s luthiers discovered was a resonance-enhancing, advanced X-bracing pattern that had not been used before. The results were a deeper bass and increased projection. During the three years the AJ was in its first production run, Gibson made about 300 of them. It wasn't until 1990 that Gibson reintroduced the AJ and their value as a vintage-tone time capsule was recognised. The AJ offers rich harmonics with excellent punch and presence. The spruce top and rosewood back & sides are finished with a simple, single-ply binding. A traditional sound hole rosette, mother-of-pearl diamond and arrow inlays are handset in the rosewood fingerboard and the classic MOP script logo with MOP vertical diamond and arrow inlay make this limited edition instantly recognisable as a classic. This example - in a very rare natural finish - is in very good condition, with very little visible playwear and very cool looking lacquer checking. It has a K and K pickup installed and comes in it's original Gibson embossed hard case.

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2000 Gibson Little Lucille Blueshawk - £1199

2000 Gibson Little Lucille

NEW ARRIVAL The Gibson Little Lucille is a very rare guitar. It was a product of the Hawk series of guitars from Gibson that began with the Night Hawk in 1993, and expanded with the BluesHawk in 1996. Then, to top the range off, in 1999 Gibson came out with a smaller version of the famous "Lucille" played by BB King. This guitar is a deluxe BluesHawk, in an Ebony finish with gold hardwear, cream body and neck binding, and a brass truss cover engraved with "BB KING”. Tonally the guitar works well for blues, rock and jazz, with a smooth, warm tone and lots of sustain. The playability is very easy with a comfortable feeling neck and great action. The guitar is in excellent condition, all original, and comes in it’s original Gibson embossed hard case.

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1970 Gibson J180 Everly Brothers - £2999

1970 Gibson J180 Everly Brothers

SOLD Only 488 Gibson Everly Brothers guitars were made between 1962 and 1971, so this is a very rare guitar indeed - a real collectors piece and a great playing and sounding guitar, in very good, all original condition. The Everly model is one of the most iconic of all the Gibson models, the double pickguard and star inlays make it instantly recognisable, and the string through bridge with adjustable saddle just add to it's uniqueness. It's a 16" wide jumbo and has a Spruce top, which has turned a beautiful butterscotch colour, with Maple back and sides stained Walnut, this gives the guitar a big resonant sound, great for strumming but equally at home with fingerstyle. The guitar has no cracks or repairs, just the kind of dings and signs of playwear you’d expect from a guitar of this age - plus lots of cool looking lacquer checking. It has a K and K underside pickup fitted, and comes in it's original hard case.

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1931 Gibson L0 - £2999

1931 Gibson L0

Only made between 1926 - 1933, and only in this body shape from 1931, this has to be one of the rarest Gibson models around. The L0 is a 00 size, X braced all Mahogany guitar, and only 12 frets to the body adding to the string tension and therefore the resonance. In fact this is probably the most resonant guitar I currently have in stock, and a fingerpicker's dream. The volume for such a small guitar is quite amazing, and the balance is very even. The guitar has been restored by luthier Graham Parker, and he has done a fantastic job - his attention to detail, and sensitivity are very impressive. This is a great example of a guitar that you just don't want to put down, it has warmth and depth in it's tone, and a great feeling neck. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1974 Gibson J45 - £1399

1974 Gibson J45 (1) - 1 of 1

This J45 is a great guitar, full of 70’s Gibson vibe, finished in a dark tobacco sunburst with a Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. Tonally the guitar is full sounding, with a rich bass, even mids and clear trebles, plus lots of sustain. The playability is excellent, with a comfortable feeling neck and easy action. The guitar is in very good condition, with one tightly repaired top crack and a small piece of tortoiseshell binding missing. It’s marked as a second on the back of the headstock which would have meant there was a blemish in the finish, but after 42 years of play it’s hard to spot. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1975 Gibson J45 - £1399

1975 Gibson J45

This J45 is a classic example of the 'workhorse' guitar. A square shouldered dreadnought in a beautiful cherry 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 easy action. The guitar is in very good condition, with a tightly repaired soundhole crack and upgraded Grover tuners. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1964 Epiphone Bard - £1199

1964 Epiphone Bard 12

Famously played by Roy Orbison on 'Pretty Woman' , the Epiphone Bard is probably the best known acoustic 12 string. Made in the Gibson Kalamazoo factory in the early 60's before Gibson made Epiphone their budget brand, it is the equivalent to a similar period Gibson B-45-12. Tonally it has a rich sound, plenty of bass balancing out the sweet mids and trebles - a real room filling sound. The guitar is in all original condition, with only minor play wear, and has a very playable neck and easy action. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1974 Gibson SJ - £1499

1974 Gibson SJ

This is a great example of a vintage Gibson square shouldered dreadnought. It has an iconic look with a natural Spruce top which has turned a dark honey colour, beautifully complimented by a 3 point tortoiseshell pickguard. 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 very good condition, very clean for a 43 year old guitar with one small repaired top crack next to the sound hole. The guitar has an LR Baggs active under saddle pickup installed, with a volume control mounted inside the soundhole, which sound very natural plugged in, and comes in a non original hard case.

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1934 Kalamazoo KG11 - £1499

1934 Kalamazoo KG11

Gibson's Depression era Kalamazoo line of guitars are gaining respect in the vintage guitar world, and provide great intrinsic value considering the relative cost. While built as a less expensive alternative to the "Only A Gibson Is Good Enough" flat-tops during the Great Depression, Kalamazoos were constructed by the same factory workers that built the standard Gibson line of guitars. Built very light, the Kalamazoo flat tops are punchy and resonant, and this one is a great example. The KG-11 body shape is the only Gibson-made instrument to sport this particular form, with a lower bout echoing L-00's of the period, and a unique, truncated upper bout dimension. This example is from 1934, the first year of production, and has the rarest sunburst finish, with a small amber centre. It’s also one of the cleanest Kalamazoo’s I’ve had - the sunburst is vivid - with no cracks or repairs. The Adirondack top gives the guitar surprising volume, and the Brazilian fingerboard feels very responsive. Acknowledged by both players and collectors (and Tommy Emmanuel) as one of the best depression era finger picking guitars ever made. The guitar comes in a non 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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1968 Gibson SJ - £2399

1968 Gibson SJ

SOLD For me this is one of the most iconic looking Gibson acoustic guitars - a square shouldered dreadnought with a three point tortoiseshell pickguard, a dark cherry sunburst top, and eye catching pearl split parallelogram fingerboard inlays. Also it's unusual to see such a beautifully figured Mahogany back. This guitar has all the unmistakable characteristics of a 60's Gibson dreadnought which makes them sound so iconic sounding, when you start playing your mind starts racing as it sounds like so many of the great 60's recordings - mellow, smooth, warm and rich. The bound neck makes it feel very easy to play, not as slim as some of the late 60's Gibsons, and the action is set just right. The guitar is in good condition, with a repaired top crack along the centre seam, and lots of cool looking lacquer checking, a few light scratches and good honest playwear. There is a slight dip around the soundhole, and arching behind the bridge, but nothing which affects the integrity or tone of the guitar. It has an LR Baggs active pickup installed which has a volume control mounted inside the soundhole, and sounds great plugged in, and comes in it's original hard case.

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1938 Kalamazoo KG14 - £1649

1938 Kalamazoo KG14

SOLD This is one of the best looking KG14’s I've seen, although the lacquer checking gives away it's 78 years, the burst is still vibrant, and the Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard is beautifully figured. It’s in all original condition, with no cracks or repairs. 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, super clean, and significantly more affordable than a Gibson L00 or L1. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1977 Gibson Gospel - £1199

1977 Gibson Gospel

The Gospel was only available from 1973 - 1979, so these guitars are quite hard to find. It's a beautiful looking guitar, and a great example of the square shouldered dreadnought, with natural Spruce top and Maple back and sides - this gives the guitar a full bodied sound, plenty of bass, with bright and punchy mid and treble response. After 39 years of play it has matured beautifully, visually it's taken on an amber colour and the binding has turned dark cream, play wise the neck feels just right, the action is comfortable. It's in very good condition, with no cracks or repairs, just a reasonable amount of playwear and a few surface scratches around the bridge. Also it has upgraded Grover machine heads. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1954 Gibson J160E - £2799

1954 Gibson J160E

Possibly the most recognisable of all Gibson acoustics, the J160E was made famous by the Beatles, and as such if you want to recreate that unique sound - this is the only guitar that gets you there. There have been various modern reissues by Gibson that have the look, but only a genuine vintage example will have the true sound, character, vibe and feel. Both acoustic and plugged in, it has 'that' sound. To add to the rarity of this particular guitar, it was made in 1954, the year this model was first introduced. The guitar feels very comfortable to play, with an easy action. It’s in good condition for a 62 year old guitar, with a refinished top and several tightly repaired back cracks. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1946 Gibson L48 - £1499

1946 Gibson L48

This is a beautiful example of a 40's Gibson archtop, in a fantastic looking tobacco sunburst, with the very desirable script logo. The tone is voiced beautifully for blues, jazz and swing, has a very comfortable neck - quite chunky - and a great playing action all the way up the neck. It has the kind of playwear you'd expect from a 70 year old guitar, and lots of great looking lacquer checking. The guitar is in great condition, with a repaired back crack. It’s just back from a pro refret, so it plays really well. This guitar looks, feels and sounds fantastic, and has the kind of vintage vibe that is impossible to replicate in a reissue. It comes in a non original hard case. To see higher definition pictures of this guitar please go to glennsguitars.com

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1968 Gibson J45 - £1999

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 46 years, has great looking lacquer checking, and just oozes character. It's in all original condition, apart from an upgraded Tusq adjustable saddle (the original Rosewood one is in the case) and has a couple of tightly repaired top cracks. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1959 Gibson LG1 - £1399

1959 Gibson LG1

SOLD This 1959 Gibson LG1 is an absolute beauty - it's difficult not to talk about the look of this guitar before mentioning the sound, It has that wonderful tobacco sunburst that Gibson did so well in the 50's, with really stunning looking lacquer checking - very eye catching. The guitar's in good condition, with plenty of playwear so you know it been played enough for the tone to mature over the last 57 years, but clean enough to tell you it's been well looked after. The guitar is in all original condition with a repaired soundhole crack. Tonally, it has a rich sound, lending itself to bluesy fingerpicking, although it's very versatile, handling strumming very well, and has plenty of bite when soloing. The neck feels great, and the action is comfortable. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.

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1953 Gibson LG2 £2199

1953 Gibson LG2

The LG2 was made from 1942 - 1962, possibly the most desirable small bodied post war Gibson model available. The LG2 is a 00 size guitar with very desirable X bracing, making the guitar extremely resonant - a surprisingly big sound for a small bodied guitar. The most obvious difference of the early 50's LG2's is the neck - it's fat and chunky - meaning it carries fuller tone and greater sustain than it's later 50's equivalents. Despite having several repaired cracks, the guitar is in good playing condition, and the tobacco burst is simply stunning. Tonally it’s one of those guitars that just makes you want to play and play, reminiscent of so many old blues recordings. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.

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1974 Gibson Dove - £1799

1974 Gibson Dove

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 engraved pickguard and bridge, and 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 43 year old guitar it's in good, well played condition, has one repaired pickguard crack, a couple of cracks in the pickguard itself, and a few wear patches that have worn through the lacquer finish. It comes in a non original hard case.

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