1964 Gibson TG-25 Octave Mandolin

1964 Gibson TG-25 Octave Mandolin

  The Gibson catalogs from the early 1960s do not list an octave mandolin or a Mandola available for purchase but that did not stop Gibson Teacher-Agent Irving Kessler from ordering them. Mr. Kessler owned a teaching studio in New York called the Hawthorne Guitar Studio and was able to…
1955 Gibson ES-150

1955 Gibson ES-150

    "... The body of the ES-150 is 17" wide and 21" long, the same size and shape as the L-5. This guitar features the famous Gibson streamlined neck with easy play action for instant response, and in every respect is equipped with parts of the finest quality. Top…
1928 Gibson Nick Lucas Special

1928 Gibson Nick Lucas Special

    "Gibson Special - Nick Lucas Model: The wizardry of  Nick Lucas and his guitar is known to all music lovers... Here is an instrument with big, harp-like tone, responsive to the lightest touch, balanced in every register... It is indeed by an artist, for an artist..... Style Nick Lucas - $125"  …
1963 Gibson ES-330TDC

1963 Gibson ES-330TDC

Now available from Truevintageguitar.com: Gibson ES-330TD: "Built with the same body shape as the ES-335T, but not the same semi-solid construction, the ES-330T/TD were original produced in 1959 as a replacement for the single cutaway ES-225T/TD... Shipping totals for the ES-330TDC in 1963: 652." -- Gibson Electrics, The Classic Years by…
1957 Gibson TB-100

1957 Gibson TB-100

  This clean Gibson TB-100 tenor banjo from 1957 has just come out of obscurity from the family of the original owner. Forgotten and unplayed for decades, it retains all its original parts and has suffered no breaks or repairs. We believe even the head to be the original skin…
1964 Gibson SG Special

1964 Gibson SG Special

    "SG Special: Two ways new! A lovely new finish in White or Gibson's Cherry Red... an ultra modern new sculptured shape. Outstanding for its tone, versatility, and low fast action at a modest price."  --the 1964 Gibson catalog     Truevintageguitar.com Model: SG Special Manufacturing Year:  1964, serial 229726…
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…