1959 Gibson LG2 - £2199

1959 Gibson LG2

NEW ARRIVAL Often called the mini J45, the LG2 is a 00 size guitar with very desirable X bracing, making the guitar extremely resonant - and really versatile for a small bodied guitar. It features a Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides which give the guitar real warmth and depth, and the X bracing gives sustain. The guitar is in well played condition, 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. All original, in a beautifully vibrant sunburst, with a few tightly repaired cracks, the guitar looks and plays great and comes in a very cool vintage hard case.

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1969 Gibson B25 - £1499

1969 Gibson B25

NEW ARRIVAL The B25 is a hugely collectable model as it features the very desirable X bracing, and with a sunburst top it replaced the LG2 in 1962, and as LG2’s fetch big money, this represents a much more affordable way of buying an X braced 00 size vintage Gibson. With this example the cherry burst is still vivid, has lots of beautiful lacquer checking and a few minor nicks and dings that you'd expect from 49 years of play. The guitar is in all original condition with one professional top crack repair. 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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1966 Epiphone Texan - £2499

1966 Epiphone Texan

SOLD 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 that said, the Texan is probably the best known Epiphone model, famously played by Paul McCartney. This example has that iconic sound, a deep bass with balanced mids and trebles, and is in excellent, all original condition, with lots of beautiful lacquer checking, and no cracks or repairs. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1940 Kalamazoo KG14 - £1349

1940 Kalamazoo KG14

NEW ARRIVAL 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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1935 Gibson L50 - £999

1935 Gibson L50

SOLD This is a very unusual example of a 30's Gibson archtop, with the very desirable small Abalone script logo. The guitar has been stripped back to a satin finish, the solid Spruce top top stained red, and the figured Maple back and sides making it a really distinctive looking guitar. A Kent Armstrong floating pickup has been added to give great versatility. Unplugged the tone is voiced beautifully for blues, jazz and swing, and plugged in the warmth and clarity are fantastic. The guitar has a very comfortable V profile neck and a good playing action all the way up the neck. It’s is in great condition, with the kind of playwear you'd expect from a 82 year old guitar, and a repaired back crack. 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.

2000 Gibson J185-12 - £1599

2000 Gibson J185-12

NEW ARRIVAL The J185-12 is the ideal 12 string guitar for someone who finds big bodied 12 strings too big and bulky to play. Not only is the J185-12 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 Gibson J200, with AAA grade Sitka Spruce top, and AAA grade Flamed Maple back and sides. The guitar also features a 50's style tortoise pickguard, split parallelogram fingerboard inlays, and the iconic Maltese Cross bridge inlays. It’s in excellent condition, with only light playwear, the neck is very comfortable and the playing action is easy. At 17 years old the tone's starting to mature very nicely, and will only get better in the future. The guitar comes in it's original Gibson embossed hard case.

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1966 Gibson LG1 - £1249

1966 Gibson LG1 Nat

NEW ARRIVAL 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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2014 Gibson J100 1941 Reissue - £1599

2014 Gibson J100 1941 Reissue

NEW ARRIVAL The SJ100 1941 Reissue has to be one of the best looking jumbos ever made by Gibson. The beautiful vintage tobacco sunburst is set of by a firestripe nitrocellulose pickguard which is a replica of the first SJ100’s from 1939, and a vintage Super Jumbo bridge inspired from the originals from 1941. Add to that the Script headstock logo in Abalone, and you have a really classy instrument. The Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides give the guitar a warm, rich feel - fantastic when strummed yet articulate when picked. The guitar is in good condition, with some visible playwear, and has a Fishman Matrix Infinity active undersaddle pickup installed. It comes in it’s original Gibson embossed hard case.

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1951 Gibson LG1 - £1799

1951 Gibson LG1

NEW ARRIVAL It’s a real treat to have such an early LG1. The first thing you notice when picking up this 1951 example is the neck, it really fills your left hand and gives you the feeling your playing something really substantial. The next thing you notice is the volume the guitar creates, with a deep bass not usually associated with smaller bodied guitars, it really is a match for some LG2's I've played. Then of course there's the look of the guitar, it has a really dark tobacco burst - something early 50's Gibsons are famous for - and a beautiful looking teardrop pickguard. Tonally it's far more versatile than most LG1's - not just a blues machine, but capable of all playing styles. The guitar is in good, well played condition, with one tightly repaired crack just below the soundhole, and comes in a non original hard case.

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1930's Gibson Fascinator - £1249

1930's Gibson Fascinator

NEW ARRIVAL 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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2003 Gibson L1 Robert Johnson - £1649

2003 Gibson L1 Robert Johnson

NEW ARRIVAL Robert Johnson is one of the most influential guitarists of all time, and with this tribute, Gibson have accurately recreated his iconic guitar. It features a AA Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides, which gives the smaller body design exceptional warmth and clarity, with great projection. Played with a pick, you access more of the high end mids for a great attack, played fingerstyle, the L-1 responds beautifully - you engage all of that sweet Mahogany tone for warm, round notes. The look is classic - aged vintage sunburst finish, fully bound body, Ebony fingerboard / pyramid bridge, “Robert Johnson" / "The Gibson" Abalone inlays, and Gotoh white button tuning machines. The guitar is in excellent condition, with no cracks or repairs, and comes fitted with an underside pickup, in it’s original Gibson embossed hard case.

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1950's Gibson ES150 - £1499

1950's Gibson ES150

NEW ARRIVAL This guitar dates from 1950 - 1956, but with no serial number I can't be exact. 1950 Is when the ES150 had the deluxe features of a bound fingerboard with trapezoid inlays, until the model was discontinued in 1956. It has great volume when played acoustically, and plugged in on the front P90 sounds rich and warm - lending itself to blues, jazz and swing - and on the back P90 much more rocky with plenty of bite. The neck feels great, with a nice low playing action. There is a label inside one of the F holes confirming that the guitar was restored in May 1987, which is when I believe it was refinished and the hardwear was modernised. This means you get the best of both worlds - a 50's Gibson archtop electric with fantastic character and vibe, but no problems with dodgy wiring or strings slipping out of tune. It's a seriously cool guitar and comes in a non original hard case.

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1968 Gibson Dove - £2499

1968 Gibson Dove

NEW ARRIVAL 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

NEW ARRIVAL 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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1964 Gibson C-0 - £799

1964 Gibson C-0

NEW ARRIVAL 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 in 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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1969 Gibson SJ - £2199

1969 Gibson SJ

NEW ARRIVAL 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 honey coloured 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 familiar, 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 excellent condition, with no cracks or repairs, just a few dings and light scratches and good honest playwear. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.

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1942 Gibson LG2 - £2999

1942 Gibson LG2

NEW ARRIVAL The LG2 was made from 1942 - 1962, but a Banner logo LG2 is a rare find, only available from 1942 - 1945, and is one of the most desirable Gibson models available. During the war they were only made in small numbers, and this is a very unusual example, first year of issue meaning it has a Mahogany top as Spruce was unavailable, and the very desirable ‘skunk stripe’ Maple neck. The main difference of the 40's LG2's is the neck - it's fat and chunky - meaning the string spacing is easier for fingerstyle play, and it carries fuller tone and more sustain than it's 50's equivalents. It’s had the original sunburst finish stripped so you can see the beautiful Mahogany grain, and the entire guitar has been oversprayed. So it has the look and feel of a modern guitar, but the unmistakable vintage tone - and what a sound..... very mellow and smooth - a real joy to play. The guitar looks and plays great and comes in it's original hard case.

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1993 Gibson Gospel - £999

1993 Gibson Gospel

NEW ARRIVAL Originally available from 1973 - 1979, the Gospel was reissued from 1992 - 1997 but with different specifications. The 90's Gospels have a more vintage look about them, with a prewar style tortoiseshell pickguard, Kluson tulip tuners, and an antique natural finish. Also different to the 70's models, 90's Gospels have Mahogany back and sides, the back being arched. The square shouldered dreadnought has a big sound, with a full bass, and the arched back gives a more direct punch in the mid range. For a 24 year old guitar the tone has matured well, and is in excellent, all original condition, with no cracks or repairs. The guitar comes in a non original flight case.

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1966 Gibson LG1 - £1499

1966 Gibson LG1

NEW ARRIVAL 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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2007 Gibson J100 - £1599

2007 Gibson SJ100

NEW ARRIVAL For those who want the look and feel of a Gibson jumbo, but don’t wan’t the brightness of Maple back and sides found on a J200, the J100 Bubinga is a great alternative. It features a solid Sitka spruce top with scalloped bracing and bubinga back and sides, which deliver a thundering bottom end and a warm midrange response. A slightly stripped down version of it’s famous cousin, the J200, the J100 Bubinga still retains the elegance, class, and power of Gibson's Super Jumbo acoustics. The guitar is in excellent condition, with a great feel and comfortable neck and action. It has an active underside pickup installed with volume control mounted inside the soundhole, and comes in it’s original Gibson embossed hard case.

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2011 Gibson J180 Billie Joe Armstrong - £2849

2011 Gibson J180 Billie Joe Armstrong

NEW ARRIVAL 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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1995 Gibson Dove - £1799

1995 Gibson Dove

NEW ARRIVAL 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 stained crimson, it has a real bite in the mid-range, sparkling trebles, as well as great bass response, making it a very versatile guitar - just as comfortable with delicate fingerstyle right through to heavy strumming. 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. For a 22 year old guitar it's in good condition, with signs of playwear - noticeably on the back of the neck - and lots of great looking lacquer checking. The neck is very comfortable with a low playing action, making it a joy to play. It has an active underside pickup installed, with tone and volume controls inside the soundhole, and comes it it's original hard case.

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2003 Gibson SJ200 - £2299

2003 Gibson SJ200

SOLD They call the SJ200 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, with a very comfortable feeling neck. For a 14 year old guitar it's in excellent condition, and the tone is really starting to mature. It has a K and K pickup installed, and comes in it’s original, Gibson Custom Shop embossed 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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1961 Gibson LG3 - £1799

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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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

SOLD 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

SOLD 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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1942 Gibson L00 - £2999

1942 Gibson L00

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

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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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

SOLD 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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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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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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