2013 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II - £1299

2013 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II

NEW ARRIVAL The Les Paul Traditional Pro II features powerful pickups with push/push for coil splits and boost circuit, rounded '50s neck profile, Grover locking tuners, antique binding, period-correct pickguard, and vintage Gibson top hat knobs. With the classic Les Paul tone that purists love, the Limited Edition Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II has a mahogany body with a thick maple cap for the perfect blend of warmth and clarity. The '57 Classic humbucker in the neck provides warm, full tone with a balanced response, packing that classic Gibson PAF humbucker crunch. The Super '57 bridge pickup debuts in the Traditional Pro II with a wider frequency response and increased output. Both are made by Gibson to the exact same specs as the original PAFs, including Alnico II magnets, nickel-plated pole pieces, nickel slugs and maple spacers. Both pickups offer coil splitting for single-coil sounds and a boost circuit via push/push switching in the volume controls. "Straight Split" coil-splitting offers pure single coil tone and differs from LP Standards and Studios that have a "Super Tap" coil-tap, which still has a small amount of humbucking. The boost circuit has a user-adjustable 10-dB boost for added power and frequency range for solos, and features true bypass that disengages the boost completely, ensuring pure passive Les Paul tone. The guitar is in excellent condition and comes in it’s original Gibson embossed black snakeskin hard case.

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2007 Gibson J100 - £1599

2007 Gibson J100

NEW ARRIVAL This J100 is a great example of a classic Gibson Jumbo, and quite a hard to find wood combination. It has a Spruce top with Bubinga back and sides - rather than the Maple you find on a J200 - this gives the guitar a punchier sound with greater attack and resonance. As a jumbo it gives a great spread of sound, making it a fantastic strummer, but still with enough clarity and separation to fingerpick really well. It really is a joy to play, the neck feels very smooth and the action is comfortable. For a 10 year old guitar it's in excellent, all original condition, but enough age to it that the sound has started to mature really well. The guitar has an under saddle pickup fitted, with volume control mounted inside the soundhiole, and comes in it's original deluxe hard case.

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2003 Gibson SG Crescent Moons - £549

2003 Gibson SG

NEW ARRIVAL This is quite a rare Gibson SG in faded cherry. Only made between 2002 - 2003 with crescent moon inlays and an Ebony fingerboard. These SG’s tend to be of higher quality, the finish was darker and richer and the fretboards were more precise. The satin lacquer and faded finish not only give a cool vintage vibe, but allows the Mahogany body to resonate more and makes for a better sounding guitar. It’s in all original condition, the humbucker pickups are very hot, giving a full and rich classic Gibson tone, and the feel and playability are fantastic. The guitar’s in very good condition, with just a few very light nicks and dings that barely show up in the photographs. It comes in it’s original Gibson embossed gig bag.

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1961 Gibson LG3 - £2099

1961 Gibson LG3

NEW ARRIVAL Only made between 1942 and 1962, the LG3 is essentially a natural topped LG2, which is a 00 size guitar with very desirable X bracing, making the guitar very resonant - a surprisingly big sound for a small bodied guitar. The natural Spruce top has turned a golden honey colour and the contrast against the tortoiseshell pickguard makes the guitar look very eye catching. It’s in excellent, all original condition, with no cracks or repairs. The guitar is beautifully balanced, bright and punchy, has great clarity for fingerstyle, and handles strumming really well - a real joy to play. The guitar looks and plays great, and comes in a vintage, but non original hard case.

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1967 Gibson B25-12 - £1199

1967 Gibson B25-12

NEW ARRIVAL This 1967 Gibson B25-12 is one of the few examples where a small bodied guitar makes a great 12 string - the Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides give the guitar and bright, punchy, room filling tone. It's in excellent condition with great looking lacquer checking over the beautifully aged natural finish, and it's in all original condition. It sounds much better than most B25-12's I've played, and has a surprisingly low action for a 12 string making it a very comfortable guitar to play. It's perfect for someone who struggles with traditional big bodied 12 strings, or just for someone who wants a really cool 12 string. A good indication of how clean this guitar is, is that it comes in it’s original ‘Croc’ hard case also in excellent condition.

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1931 Gibson L00 - £2999

1931 Gibson L00

SOLD 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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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

ON HOLD 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

SOLD 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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2013 Gibson SJ100 1941 Reissue - £1599

2013 Gibson J100 1941 Reissue

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

SOLD 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

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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1931 Gibson L0 - £2999

1931 Gibson L0

SOLD 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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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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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

SOLD 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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1953 Gibson LG2 £2199

1953 Gibson LG2

SOLD 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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