1947-51 Gibson LG2 - £2799

1947 - 51 Gibson LG2

NEW ARRIVAL The LG2 was made from 1942 - 1962, possibly the most desirable small bodied post war Gibson model available. It’s a 00 size guitar with very desirable X bracing, making the guitar extremely resonant - a surprisingly big sound for a small bodied guitar. It’s quite rare to find such an early example, with the desirable tapered headstock, and the most obvious difference to the later LG2's is the neck - it's fuller feeling - meaning it carries richer tone and greater sustain than more easy to find later 50's equivalents. With just one repaired top crack, the guitar is in fantastic 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 has a K and K Pure pickup fitted, and even comes in it’s original croc hard case.

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2015 Gibson L00 Acacia - £1799

2015 Gibson L00 Acacia

NEW ARRIVAL In 2015 Gibson’s Custom Shop produced a limited run of L00’s with Acacia back and sides - one of the most spectacular looking tone woods, similar in tone and appearance to Koa. The guitar bears all the hallmarks of the sought after vintage L-00’s. The compact design, deeper body, traditional scalloped X-bracing and hide glue construction exude a feel and sound that only an L-00 can. Add to that the Custom Shop touches such as Abalone snowflake fretboard inlays, an Abalone rosette and headstock logo, and a set of gold Grover open-back tuners, and the guitar has a really classy look and feel. Tonally Acacia has a bright, complex sound with plenty of mid range. Add this to the Sitka Spruce top and you have a strong, clear sound with warmth and sparkle. The playability is excellent and action is just right. It features an LR Baggs VTC pickup with volume and tone controls mounted inside the soundhole, and comes in it’s original Gibson embossed hard case.

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1936 Kalamazoo KG21 - £1349

1936 Kalamazoo KG21


NEW ARRIVAL Depression era Gibsons, made on a tighter budget and branded Kalamazoos, are one of the best ways to get 30’s Gibson tone without the high price tag. Then there’s the cool factor of having a Gibson made guitar that only those in the know will understand. The KG21 is a lighter braced equivalent of a Gibson L30, and this is a fine example in a beautiful looking, vivid tobacco sunburst. The tone is voiced just right for blues, jazz and swing, has a very comfortable neck - quite chunky - and a great playing action all the way up the neck. The guitar is in fantastic condition, all original with no cracks or repairs, yet has the kind of tone you'd expect from an 84 year old guitar. This guitar looks, feels and sounds fantastic, and has the kind of vintage vibe that is impossible to replicate in a reissue.

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1993 Gibson Gospel - £1349

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 27 year old guitar the tone has matured well, and is in excellent, all original condition, with no cracks or repairs. The guitar comes in it’s original and very desirable embossed tan hard case.

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1966 Gibson LG1 - £1649

1966 Gibson LG1

NEW ARRIVAL This 1966 Gibson LG1 is a great example of an affordable 60’s Gibson, with authentic tone that no modern guitar can come close to. Visually it’s just what you’d want from a 60’s Gibson, a vivid cherry sunburst and striking pickguard. Tonally it’s bright and punchy, but with added depth in the bass. The guitar’s is in great condition, with a very playable neck and easy action, and no cracks or repairs, just an upgraded Rosewood bridge (the original would have been plastic) to improve tone. It comes in a non original hard case.

2015 Gibson ES Les Paul VOS - £1799

2015 Gibson ES Les Paul VOS

SOLD The feel of a semi-hollow Les Paul really is something quite different, more than just lightweight, the pickups offer a more crisp, airy tone. Twin Memphis Historic Spec alnico humbuckers, based on '50s-era pickups and designed to enhance the sound of semi-hollowbody guitars, really add to the vintage quality of this unique Les Paul. The Alnico III neck pickup gives you classic hollowbody-style tones for everything from smooth jazz to dirty blues. Flip to the Alnico II bridge pickup, and you'll command sounds covering everything from bright and clean to raw and mean. The slim-taper neck contour on this particular model allows you a great playing feel for when you are looking for something more modern feeling than Gibson's thicker '50s style neck. It also has binding that is rolled to fit more comfortably in your hand, while low-profile frets enhance playability and intonation. Handbuilt at the Gibson Memphis Custom Shop, these guitars feature premium craftsmanship and carefully selected tonewoods that give you amazing playability and tone. The guitar looks fantastic, beautifully aged, and comes in it’s original Gibson embossed hard case.

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1953 Gibson J45 - £4799

1953 Gibson J45

ON HOLD If you've always wanted the legendary early 50's Gibson dreadnought tone, this is a fine example - It has the look, the feel and the vibe. The tone, the feel and the playing experience make this guitar something really special, and the burst is one of the best I’ve seen. The bass is deep and mellow, the mids are strong, and the trebles are rich. The neck is chunky and the whole guitar resonates when you play it. The guitar is in excellent condition, with just a couple of professional back crack repairs - virtually invisible until you look inside. To add to the guitar’s desirability, it even comes in it’s original croc hard case, also in very good condition.

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1942 Gibson L-7 - £2499

1942 Gibson L-7

NEW ARRIVAL The 1930’s and 40’s were a true golden era for Gibson’s archtop line: a period that produced some of the most sought after and famed instruments. Choice Maple and Spruce was abundant, and this guitar is built with stunning pieces of both. Introduced in 1932, the Gibson L-7 was Gibson's most popular professional sized archtop. Identical in all but cosmetics to the costly L-5, the L-7 was highly prized by working players for it's warmth, projection and playability. It features a hand-carved solid Spruce top; solid figured Maple back; three-piece Maple neck; Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with split-parallelogram mother of pearl inlays; and solid bone nut. This example is in great refinished condition, with upgraded deluxe Kluson tuners, it has a fantastic looking top and back, with no cracks or repairs. The tone and projection of the guitar are very impressive, voiced beautifully for blues, jazz and swing. It has a very comfortable neck with easy action, making it a dream to play, and has the kind of vintage vibe that is impossible to replicate in a reissue. The guitar comes in a Hiscox flight hard case.

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1936 Gibson L00 - £3199

1936 Gibson L00

NEW ARRIVAL The L00 is probably Gibson’s best know blues guitar, and to find a 30’s example is becoming quite difficult. This is an old warhorse of a guitar, and has the scars to prove it - three repaired top cracks and a repaired side crack - but it's survived to become one of the best sounding blues guitars I've played, full of character. 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, it’s just back from a neck reset and a refret, so it plays like a dream and is strong enough to go on for another 84 years. 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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1966 Gibson J45 - £2499

1966 Gibson J45

SOLD This 1966 J45 has one of the most vivid cherry sunburst finishes I’ve seen, really eye catching, and contrasting beautifully with the tortoise pickguard. Tonally it has a very familiar sound, similar to lots of 60’s and 70’s singer songwriter recordings, warm, rich and lush, Strummed it has a full, smooth tone, and fingerpicked it has the clarity to cut through. It feels like it's been played every day of it's 54 years, the tone has mellowed so much, it has great looking lacquer checking, and just oozes character. The neck is comfortable and the action is very easy. It comes in a non original hard case.

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2006 Gibson J100 Xtra - £1599

2006 Gibson J100 Xtra

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 Xtra is a great alternative. It features a solid Sitka spruce top with Mahogany 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 Xtra 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, and comes in it’s original Gibson embossed hard case.

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1983 Epiphone Casino - £999

1983 Epiphone Casino

SOLD With USA made Epiphones reaching high prices, the Japanese made examples are becoming very desirable. This 1983 Casino, with the pre ’85 Gibson, Kalamazoo label, is a forerunner to the Elite series, and has the look and feel of a Custom Shop guitar. The late 70’s and early 80’s Matsumoku factory guitars are held in high regard, for feel, finish quality and overall attention to detail. This example, in the classic Wine Red finish is a beauty. It had upgraded Seymore Duncan Antiquity P90’s which deliver very accurate vintage tone. It’s a finely crafted, great-sounding, and easy-playing instrument that beautifully blurs the line between Epiphone and Gibson. This particular example is in very good condition with the kind of playwear you’d expect from a 36 year old guitar that’s been played and loved. The guitar is well balanced, the neck feels comfortable, with easy playing action, and tonally it's everything you'd hope for in such an iconic guitar. It comes in it’s original hard case.

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1962 Gibson J50 - £2799

1962 Gibson J50

NEW ARRIVAL This is a very unusual example of an early 60’s Gibson dreadnought - the classic slope shouldered shape with a dark honey coloured top, but with double pickguards. There are signs of playwear on both sides of the soundhole, suggesting it’s been owned by a left hander, so the double guard is for practical reasons, although it makes the guitar very distinctive looking. This guitar has all the unmistakable characteristics of an early 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 action is set just right, and unlike later 60’s examples the neck is quite full feeling. The guitar is in excellent condition, with just one small cracks repair next to the soundhole, and other than that just a few dings and light scratches and good honest playwear. The guitar has an active under saddle pickup fitted, and comes in it’s original hard case.

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1945 Epiphone Zephyr - £1599

1945 Epiphone Zephyr

The Epiphone Zephyr was in production from 1939 - 1958, and this example is from the first incarnation with a 16 3/8” body, and the pickup placement in the bridge position - by 1947 the body became 17 3/8”, and by 1949 the pickup had been moved to the neck position making the model a real jazzer. So this is very much a rock ’n’ roll / blues guitar. It also features tone and volume and tone controls mounted on the brilliantly named ‘Master Voicer’ plates. The guitar has a Maple body, with a 3 piece Maple / Rosewood / Maple neck. The bound Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard has classic block inlays, and the tailpiece has Epiphone stamped across it. The guitar appears to be all original other than the changed P90 (60’s I think) from the original blade style pickup. The warmth of the pickup actually makes it more versatile, although it’s still pretty hot sounding and capable of generating a wide range of tones. The neck has a very played, comfortable feel to it, and the action is good. There are three small indentations by the treble side F hole which don’t go through the top, and a couple of cracks by the jack socket. Other than that the guitar’s in very good condition for it’s age, and one if the coolest arch tops I’ve had for quite a while. It comes in a non original tweed hard case.

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1931 Gibson L-0 - £2999

1931 Gibson L-0

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 L-0 is a 00 size, X braced all Mahogany guitar, and only 12 frets to the body which changes the string tension and therefore the resonance. In fact this is one of the most resonant guitars I’ve played, 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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1989 Heritage Eagle - £1499

1989 Heritage Eagle

Heritage is the company that formed when Gibson moved factories from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Nashville, Tennessee in September 1984, by three senior employees who chose not to move. These men bought the original Kalamazoo factory plus much of the machinery. Each man had in excess of 25 years guitar building experience, and to this day are still directly involved in each guitar's production. Heritage guitars have the handmade quality Gibson used to have, built in the Gibson factory by the same guys that built the classic Gibsons of the 50's and 60's. With that kind of pedigree, Heritage guitars are considered future classics. The Heritage Eagle is their take on a Gibson L5-C, and is essentially like a Gibson Custom Shop model, the attention to detail and finish quality are excellent. The guitar is all solid Mahogany, with a hand carved top, and features a Kent Armstrong pickup with tone control mounted on the Mahogany pickguard. Tonally it’s everything you’d hope for in such an iconic guitar, smooth and rich sounding, equally happy with blues and jazz. The neck is very comfortable with easy playing action. For a 30 year old guitar, it’s in good condition, with just a couple of tightly repaired top cracks near the F holes. The guitar comes in (what I believe is) an original Gibson hard case.

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1952 Gibson J50 - £4799

1952 Gibson J50

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 top crack repairs. The neck is very comfortable and the action feels easy. The guitar comes in it’s very desirable, original croc hard case.

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1969 Gibson B25 - £1499

1969 Gibson B25

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 50 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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1969 Gibson Hummingbird - £2799

1969 Gibson Hummingbird

SOLD This is one of the best sounding Hummingbirds I’ve had for quite a while, and visually it has to be my favourite model. The cherry sunburst is still vivid, with fantastic looking lacquer checking, and the Mahogany back and sides are beautifully figured. 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, the action is set just right, and unlike later 60’s examples the neck is quite full feeling. 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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1964 Gibson C-0 - £799

1964 Gibson C-0

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

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2002 Gibson Advanced Jumbo - £1849

2002 Gibson Advanced Jumbo

It’s quite unusual to find a natural topped Advanced Jumbo, and at 17 years old the Spruce top has darkened to a honey colour which really sets of the tiger stripe pickguard. The Rosewood back and sides together with the slope shoulder dreadnought body shape, give the guitar great attack, long sustain, and fantastic single note separation. Also the tone has really matured adding a richness and complexity to the overall sound. The guitar is in excellent condition, with a great feeling neck and comfortable action, and no cracks or repairs. It comes in it’s original Gibson embossed hard case.

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2007 Gibson Nick Lucas - £2199

2007 Gibson Nick Lucas

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

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1964 Gibson Country Western - £2499

1964 Gibson Country Western

ON HOLD 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 an early 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, and the action is set just right. The guitar is in good condition, with no cracks or repairs, just a few dings and light scratches and good honest playwear. The guitar comes in a later Gibson hard case.

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1944 Epiphone Blackstone - £1499

1944 Epiphone Blackstone

The Blackstone was introduced in Epiphone’s original archtop line of 1931, with a 14 3/4". By 1936 it took it’s final form with the 16 3/8" lower bout, and the centre-dip headstock appeared in 1939. Epiphone’s most popular 16" guitar, the Blackstone remained in the catalog continuously until 1949. This particular example is a bit of a curiosity, and may well be a custom order, as I can’t find another with this cream top finish - which appears to be original judging by the quality, ageing and lacquer checking. The other curiosity is the Rosewood strip on the tailpiece, unusual but quite striking. Having said that, it’s a killer guitar, with great tone and playability - the solid Spruce top, figured Maple back and sides giving a big, bright sound, with good clarity and definition. The Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays, and bound body and fingerboard are signs of real quality. Unusually for an arch top of this age, the action is good all the way along the neck, and there are no cracks or repairs. It also comes in the coolest alligator skin case.

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1964 Epiphone Bard - £1299

1964 Epiphone Bard

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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2014 Gibson SJ100 '41 Reissue - £1599

2014 Gibson J100 '41 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 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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1994 Gibson Blues King - £1499

1994 Gibson Blues King

Made in 1994 as part of Gibson’s 100th anniversary, only 100 Blues Kings were made, making this example particularly desirable. It’s a reissue of one of the most iconic blues guitars ever - the Gibson L-00. A great example to Gibson's attention to detail, from the script Gibson headstock logo and the rectangular bridge, to the tortoiseshell pickguard, and a simply stunning sunburst, this guitar really looks the part. With Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides, plus the old style narrow shouldered 00 size body, this guitar is made to play the blues, although the X bracing adds to the guitar’s versatility. The guitar has a warm, mellow tone, suited for both fingerstyle and soloing, as well as light strumming. As a 25 year old guitar it's in very good condition, with no cracks or repairs, just some lacquer checking. It comes in a later Gibson embossed hard case.

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2016 Gibson L00 Keb Mo - £1999

2016 Gibson L00 Keb Mo

Gibson’s Custom Shop teamed up with three-time Grammy Award Winner Keb' Mo' to produce a modern blues guitar that references the Delta blues music that is the heart of his inspiration. The guitar features a scalloped-X-braced Adirondack Red Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides, quarter-sawn Mahogany neck, bone nut and saddle, and East Indian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. The guitar packs all the tonal nuance and sweetness you could hope for in a high-end, hand-crafted acoustic guitar. Vintage-spec touches, such as its 12th-fret neck-to-body joint-which positions the bridge right in the body's "sweet spot" for optimum resonance-put it on par with the best of Gibson's acoustics from the late '20s and early '30s. Finished with a Vintage Sunburst nitrocellulose finish (with double antiquing), cream top, back, and fingerboard binding, herringbone trim, mother of pearl inlays, and double-ring soundhole rosette, the guitar looks as sweet as it sounds. The guitar’s in excellent condition, features an L.R. Baggs Element pickup with soundhole mounted volume and tone controls, and comes in it’s original hard case.

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1968 Gibson J50 - £2499

1968 Gibson J50

This guitar is a great example of Gibson's classic workhorse guitar - a 60's J50. The Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides give the guitar a rich warm sound, and the slope shoulders give a wonderful rounded bass, yet well balanced in the mids and trebles making it a very versatile guitar. Visually the natural top had turned a warm honey colour, contrasting beautifully with tortoise pickguard featuring the Gibson logo only used this year. The neck feels comfortable, and the low action makes the guitar a treat to play. It’s in very good condition, all original with no cracks or repairs, just the usual signs of playwear and lots of cool looking lacquer checking. It comes in a non original hard case.

2007 Gibson CJ165 - £1749

2007 Gibson CJ165

Only produced between 2006 - 2008, the CJ165 provides an alternative to Gibson's big bodied jumbos such as the J200. If you're looking for big tone in an easier to handle package, the Gibson CJ-165 may be the answer - the mini jumbo size and slightly narrower body makes it easy to play while traditional deluxe Gibson appointments make it instantly familiar to look at. The top is solid premium Spruce while the back and sides are solid Indian Rosewood, and 1930’s style, wide scalloped bracing deliver big tone. Only in production for two years, I think Gibson missed a trick - having Rosewood back and sides on a mini jumbo is a great idea. Rosewood back and sides on a jumbo can mean the tone becomes overpowering, but on a mini jumbo it gives more controlled drive and clarity - not just a strumming machine but also a great picker. The guitar is in very good condition, with a pro repaired centre seam crack, and a very comfortable feeling neck. The guitar has an active underside pickup fitted, with volume control mounted inside the soundhole, and comes in it's original Gibson embossed hard case.

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1969 Gibson J45 - £1999

1969 Gibson J45

This is a great example of Gibson's iconic slope shouldered dreadnought, with one of the best looking faded cherry sunburst finishes I’ve seen. When you start playing it you realise why 60's slope shouldered dreadnoughts are among the most collectable acoustics around. It has a big sound, a rounded bass yet the subtlety to handle the most delicate playing styles, with a fantastic playing action it's a dream to play. It feels like it's been played every day of it's 50 years, has great looking lacquer checking, and just oozes character. This example must be from mid to late ’69 as it has a wider neck than the notoriously slim necks of the late 60’s Gibsons. It’s in very good condition, with lots of light playwear and lacquer checking, all original with one repair on the back of the headstock. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1992 Gibson J200 - £2499

1992 Gibson J200

SOLD They call the J200 King Of The Flat Tops, and it has to be one of the most famous acoustic guitars in the world. This is a great example, visually it's stunning, with the iconic scratchplate contrasting beautifully with the honey coloured top. With a Spruce top and a 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. Early 90’s example are considered by many to be one of the best post 60’s eras in Gibson acoustics, and this has to be one of the best modern examples I’ve played. It's a joy to play, with a very comfortable feeling neck, and for a 27 year old guitar it's in very good condition with no cracks or repairs, just one wear patch on the back that’s worn through the lacquer but not scratched the wood below. It comes in the very desirable original tan hard case with pink lining.

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1969 Gibson J50 - £1599

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 50 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 an LR Baggs M1 soundhole pickup fitted which sounds very natural, and comes in a non original hard case.

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1947 - 51 Gibson L48 - £1399

1947 - 51 Gibson L48

This is a great example of a late 40's / early 50’s Gibson archtop - difficult to date exactly but the Mahogany top, back and sides dates it to 1947 - 51. The guitar has a beautifully faded tobacco sunburst finish, some of which has peeled off through countless years of play (but which make the woods easier to identify). The tone is voiced beautifully for blues, jazz and swing, has a very comfortable neck and a good playing action - even beyond the 12th fret which is unusual on old archtops. It has a couple of sound posts fitted to provide stability and keep the arched top is good shape. As late 40's / early 50’s archtops go, this example looks, feels and sounds fantastic. It comes in a non original hard case.

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2007 Gibson Songwriter Special - £1399

2007 Gibson Songwriter Special

The Gibson Songwriter Special features a Sitka Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides and a dreadnought body size with cutaway. This combination gives a sparkling tone, with rich, detailed overtones - really quite dynamic. The guitar has a Rosewood fingerboard and bridge with very striking Abalone inlays and rosette, Grover tuners and an Ebony finish. It’s in very good condition, and at 12 years old it’s beginning to mature really well. There’s also an L.R. Baggs under-saddle pickup fitted with volume control mounted inside the soundhole. The guitar comes in it’s original Gibson embossed hard case.

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1968 Gibson Country Western - £1799

1968 Gibson Country Western

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 action is a little on the high side, but the tone makes it worth the extra effort. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.

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1993 Gibson J60 - £1499

1993 Gibson J60

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

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1956 Epiphone Zephyr - £1699

1956 Epiphone Zephyr

Introduced in 1950, the Zephyr Regent was Epiphone's most popular electric cutaway guitar. Epi's journeyman 17" instrument, the Zephyr Regent was positioned against its main competitor, the Gibson ES-350. Featuring a deeper cutaway than its Gibson rival, the Zephyr Regent facilitates upper fingerboard access by two to three frets. This example was made in 1956 in Manhattan, New York, the year before Gibson bought the company. The full-depth maple laminate body provides warm, classic tone with superior feedback resistance. The Dearmond dynasonic pickup, which was fitted to Zephrys in that year, is clear and detailed. As well as being a classic jazzer, it also works well for blues, swing and rock ’n’ roll. The guitar is in excellent condition, with a very comfortable neck and easy playing action. It comes in a non original hard case.

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1967 Epiphone Texan - £2499

1967 Epiphone Texan

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 one of the best looking sunburst finishes I’ve seen, and also features the hallmark tortoiseshell pickguard, and diamond fingerboard inlays. The guitar has that iconic sound, a deep bass with balanced mids and trebles, and is in very good condition, with lots of beautiful lacquer checking, and just one repaired back crack. The original adjustable saddle has been replaced by a bone saddle, but comes with the guitar should the next owner ever want to reinstall it. It has an active underside pickup fitted and comes in a non original hard case.

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1942 Gibson L-0 - £2499

1942 Gibson L0

Between 1942 and 1945 Gibson made guitars featuring the Banner logo ‘Only A Gibson Is Good Enough’, which are now amongst the most desirable acoustics around. This particular example has been restored by luthier Graham Parker, and it really was a project for him. The guitar has had a neck reset, a refret, repaired bracing and a replaced bridge and bridge plate. Internally there was filler on the lower treble bout which Graham decided not to remove as it could affect the structural integrity of the guitar, and because of this the rims have been painted a reddish brown. But now all the work’s done it looks amazing and plays great. There is added weight to the guitar because of the filler, making the guitar a little bottom heavy, and this makes the guitar a little less resonant than other Banner Gibsons I’ve had, but the tone is balanced with quite a punch, and still an unmistakable vintage Gibson sound. It comes in a non original hard case.

1993 Gibson J30 - £949

1993 Gibson J30

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

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

2007 Gibson 68 Reissue J45 Orange

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

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2014 Gibson J45 Brown Top - £1799

2014 Gibson J45 Brown Top

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

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2017 Gibson L00 Standard - £1749

2017 Gibson L00

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

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1963 Epiphone Frontier - £2999

1963 Epiphone Frontier

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

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1968 Gibson Hummingbird - £2299

1968 Gibson Hummingbird

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

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1940 Kalamazoo KG14 - £1349

1940 Kalamazoo KG14

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

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1930's Gibson Fascinator - £1249

1930's Gibson Fascinator

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

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