1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom

1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom

Here's one from the archives: a beautiful Gibson Les Paul Custom made in 1969! The story I have is that it was purchased new by a professional player in Jasper, Alabama. He played it a few years, replaced the tuners, bought other guitars, and eventually forgot about the Gibson Les…
1962 Gibson ES-335tdc

1962 Gibson ES-335tdc

There's something about the Gibson ES body style that grabs you as a player. It's the culmination of 60+ years of artistry, engineering, musicianship, drive, passion, and music. Gibson's ES-335 model debuted in 1958 with an aesthetic that channelled Gibson's history of making world class archtop guitars but took advantage…
1931 Gibson L-5

1931 Gibson L-5

  "The Guitar of Guitars - The Gibson Master Guitar: Style L-5  In every field of art the pinnacle of perfection is marked, more often than not, by some certain achievement - standing out above all others. So it is with the Gibson Style L-5 in the field of fine…
1964 Gibson ES-335tdc!

1964 Gibson ES-335tdc!

1964 Gibson ES-335tdc This golden era vintage Gibson guitar cruised through the shop a few years ago: a 1964 Gibson ES-335tdc with Bigsby tailpiece. Gibson introduced the ES-335 in 1958 with a revolutionary design: the thinline, semi-hollow archtop electric guitar body. It felt like a traditional guitar at the time…
How to date Fender and Gibson guitars with potentiometer codes

How to date Fender and Gibson guitars with potentiometer codes

Determining the year of manufacture for your vintage guitar is very important. It's one of the most fun parts of vintage guitars but it can also be the most frustrating. Fender used at least four different serializing schemes from 1950 to 1980. Gibson used countless schemes and also reused numbers…
1967 Gibson Melody Maker D

1967 Gibson Melody Maker D

"MELODY MAKER: Greatest value ever in a Solid Body electric with full sized neck and scale length. Acclaimed by players, teachers, and students for its fine sound, big tone, sensitive pickup, feather-light touch. Beautiful Fire Engine Red or Pelham Blue finish, Gibson Vibrola." -- Gibson catalog, 1967 Make and Model: Gibson Melody…
1967 Gibson SG Junior White

1967 Gibson SG Junior White

      "SG Junior: A best seller that's even better - with its handsome new Cherry Red finish, its highly desirable new double cutaway sculptured design, very low popular price and Gibson Vibrola. You get Gibson quality and top performance."     Make and Model: Gibson SG Junior White Year:…
1965 Gibson SJ Southerner Jumbo

1965 Gibson SJ Southerner Jumbo

Look what just breezed through the shop: a near mint 1965 Gibson SJ or Southerner Jumbo. It seems likely nearly every single one of these got hammered pretty hard during the folk boom of the 1960s. Somehow, this one escaped that fate. I suppose that nice hard shell case helped…
1974 Gibson Les Paul Custom

1974 Gibson Les Paul Custom

  "LES PAUL CUSTOM - High Impedance: It took the combined efforts of the finest Gibson craftsman and the ingenious Les Paul to create this fabulous, contemporary sounding guitar. The LP Custom is popular with rock groups because of its amazing sustain capabilities. In addition, twin gold-plated humbucking pickups contribute…
1961 Gibson SG Special

1961 Gibson SG Special

"SG SPECIAL SOLID BODY: Another guitar with new styling. New contoured body design and light weight make the SG Special one of the best values in the solid body market. This beautiful and wonderful sounding guitar will be available in two finish: cherry-red and the ultra-modern light cream... Similar in design…