1968 Gibson Melody Maker D

1968 Gibson Melody Maker D

        From the 1968 Gibson catalog, "MELODY MAKER: Very easy on the budget, yet this one has everything. Ultra thin contoured solid body with single or double pickups and Gibson Vibrola. Great sound and easy to handle touch through a full scale and 22 frets. And many…
1968 Gibson ES-330td

1968 Gibson ES-330td

From the 1968 Gibson catalog, "Everything's going for you with this beauty. Big Gibson sound with twin adjustable pickups. A thin silhouette that's easy to play. Slim, fast low-action neck with full 22 frets. A great guitar to give or to get. Brilliant Cherry or Sunburst finish." Gibson updated the…
1961 Gibson ES-330td

1961 Gibson ES-330td

From the Gibson catalog, 1960: "A wonderful instrument with truly magical tone available in single and double pickup models. The double cutaway body and thin silhouette make it wonderfully easy to hold and play." High praise from the company simultaneously manufacturing the Les Paul Standard and ES-335td. An ES-330td in…
1957 Gibson ES-225TDN

1957 Gibson ES-225TDN

Now available from Truevintageguitar.com: 1957 Gibson ES-225TDN! From the 1959 Gibson catalog, "The ES-225T series of thin-bodied, cutaway guitars offer outstanding professional instruments in the popular priced field. Combining the rigidity and tone features of a solid body guitar, with the light weight easy-to-hold shape of conventional styling, these instruments are…
1969 Gibson ES-150D

1969 Gibson ES-150D

"Gibson: new, ES-150DC. A showstopper from Gibson featuring exclusive Double Venetian Cutaway in a full, hollow bodied archtop guitar." The Gibson Electric Guitar Book (Walter Carter) estimates about 2,801 ES-150 guitars were produced by Gibson in Kalamazoo, MI from 1969 until 1974. This example from the first year of production is in remarkably clean, nearly unplayed…
1955 Gibson Maestro GA-45T Accordion Amplifier

1955 Gibson Maestro GA-45T Accordion Amplifier

Gibson's Maestro Accordion Amplifier was essentially a GA-40 Gibson amplifier but with bass and treble controls as well as a 4x8" Jensen speaker configuration. This Maestro amp has survived in very nice condition and has all the great smooth creamy breakup and distortion that 50s Gibson amplifiers are known for.…
1943 Gibson L-00 Maple Rims

1943 Gibson L-00 Maple Rims

Gibson's L-00 model flat-top guitar debuted in the 1932 catalog as a budget friendly workhorse guitar for only $25. It was technically discontinued in 1942 with the introduction of the LG series but was still produced in limited numbers until 1945. While the top bracing on original L-00 production run…
1966 Maestro (Gibson) Fuzz-Tone FZ1A

1966 Maestro (Gibson) Fuzz-Tone FZ1A

"... guttural, mellow, raucous, tender, raw.... You can create a sensational new sound effect never before played on the guitar with Maestro Fuzz-Tone.... The Fuzz Effect." -- a 1962 ad for the Fuzz-Tone. Gibson developed a fuzz effect pedal after a country musician and an engineer brought them a prototype…
1947 Gibson LG-2

1947 Gibson LG-2

The Gibson LG-2 was introduced in 1942 as the next iteration of their 10 year old L-00 model. It featured a Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides, X style top bracing and a lower body width of about 14 and 1/4″. With a lightly braced top and smaller sound chamber, the LG-2…
1957 Gibson Les Paul TV Model

1957 Gibson Les Paul TV Model

Gibson's Les Paul TV Model was officially offered in the 1956 catalog but was listed next to the Special instead of the similarly appointed Junior. Shipping records for the time period indicate that 552 TV Models were produced in 1957 compared to 1,452 Specials and 2,959 Juniors (not including 3/4…