1956 Gibson EM-200 Florentine Electric Mandolin

1956 Gibson EM-200 Florentine Electric Mandolin

Gibson's history is built on mandolin innovations, starting with Orville Gibson's original designs through the teens when mandolin was their most popular product and Lloyd Loar's legendary tenure. The final evolution of that heritage is the EM-200, a solidbody electric mandolin introduced in 1954 during Gibson's Golden Era of electric…
1960 Gibson GA-18 Explorer

1960 Gibson GA-18 Explorer

It's so rare to come across truly mint museum piece of history like this 1960 Gibson GA-18 Explorer amp. The Gibson GA-18 Explorer was only on the market in this configuration for 1959 to 1960 making this an excellent compliment to your period Gibson solid body electric. It uses a…
1967 Gibson SG Standard

1967 Gibson SG Standard

Gibson's SG body style debuted in 1961 as the next version of the Les Paul signature model. It wasn't until 1963 that the "Les Paul" graphic was removed from the headstock in favor of the classic "Crown" inlay and it was renamed "SG Standard." The SG featured a solid Mahogany…
1960 Gibson GA-5T Skylark Tremolo

1960 Gibson GA-5T Skylark Tremolo

This 1960 Gibson GA-5T Skylark Tremolo was given as a gift along with a 1961 Gibson Les Paul Junior as a gift to a beginning musician in 1961. The student soon lost interest in music and both the guitar and amplifier went into storage. As a result, the amp was preserved…
1962 Gibson SG Special

1962 Gibson SG Special

Both the Les Paul Special and SG Special have long since been the more affordable, P-90 equipped part of Gibson's solid body offerings. In 1961, the Special was the first of the lineup to be completely devoid of the "Les Paul" name while the Junior retained the silk screen and the…
1974 Fender Telecaster Deluxe

1974 Fender Telecaster Deluxe

Fender must have been eyeing Seth Lover's Gibson made humbucker design for almost a decade and a half before they were able to get one of their own by 1971. Lover had already designed a wide range pickup but apparently Gibson didn't like it since the stock was sold to…
1964 Epiphone FT-79N Texan

1964 Epiphone FT-79N Texan

Gibson began producing the FT-79 Texan immediately after the Epiphone buyout in 1957 by attaching leftover Epiphone necks to Gibson J-50 bodies. The result was essentially a long scale (25.5") J-50 with powerful yet sweet Gibson slope shoulder tone. When the New York made Epiphone laminate necks started running out,…