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Vintage guitars for sale: Gibson

Gibson guitars have always been desireable; a true testament to the skill of the guitar builders at perhaps the worlds best-regarded guitar company. From their simplest entry-level solid bodies to the inordinately expensive custom-built jazz guitars, all of Gibson's output has been created in America, yet loved world-wide. Vintage Guitar magazine placed nine Gibson guitars in their 'top 25 most valuable guitar' list.

Gibson's golden period was between the late 1950s and mid 1960s, these are outstanding instruments, but generally any guitar built at the legendary Kalamazoo plant, especially during the CMI-period (pre-1970) will be very well-made indeed. This is not to say all of their guitars are equal however, and the price difference between two vintage Les Paul guitars could be tens, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Later Nashville-produced instruments are the least desireable vintage Gibsons, but as long as the Gibson name is present, it will still be a quality guitar.

Models to look out for: Just about anything prooduced before 1970, including (but by no means limited to..) Explorer, Les Paul, SG, ES-335, Flying V, Firebird, Melody Maker. 70s guitars are becoming more desireable, with prices rising and although less collectable can make great players


1981 Gibson Les Paul Standard Tobacco Sunburst
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI, 65101, USA
$2600.00

Up for your consideration is this very nice 1981 Gibson Les Paul Standard in tobacco sunburst finish. The guitar is all-original, including chainsaw case. Weight is era-typical 10 lbs, but oh what sustain it gives this instrument. Note: There are two (2) issues to advise a prospective purchaser about. First, is that there is a slight finish ding on the back of the neck from leaning against a Fender amp's control knobs. This ding is not bad and only in the finish, not a dent in the wood, but ... more


1980 Gibson Marauder
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, 37917, USA
$750.00

This is a fine example of one of the last Marauders made by Gibson. Fret dressing and intonation have been professionally addressed and this is as good an example of a Marauder as you'll ever find. Action is low smooth, and buzz free. No original case, but the sale includes a Road Runner six latch hard case that's about one year old. Gibson shows that production stopped on these guitars in 1979, but there were a handful made as late as 1981 based on web research. See specs below collected on ... more

1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom Ebony Electric Guitar w / Original HSC
MORGANTOWN, INDIANA, 46160, USA
$1850.00

This listing is for a 1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom in Ebony. It's a great sounding guitar and was played extensively. It shows its near 40 year history in a number of small dings and scratches of varying lengths. The pots are a little scratchy, but everything is fully functional. The frets are in great shape and the guitar plays well. Included with this listing is the original hard shell case, which certainly shows its own battle scars (all latches and hinges are in decent shape. Inside the case ... more

Original 1957 Gibson ES-350T RARE! First Batch 
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, 90017, USA
$630.00

Original 1957 Gibson ES-350 T Original case, 100% all original finish. No repairs. Pickups and pots changed out for WIZZ PAF’s (incredible pickups) All hardware original to the guitar( knobs / tuners / bridge / rings / jack / truss rod cover / guard / ABR-1 etc) original case and candy included with the sale. This would be collectors quality if the pickups and pots were original (easy to find) Had smaller frets installed many years ago, still life left. This is a high end players guitar, ... more

1973 gibson j200 Artist w / OHSC
SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK, 12309, USA
$1000.00

Hello - I have here a '73 Gibson J200 acoustic / electric that is a great player ! The frets / neck are in great shape. It had a headstock repair ,done by the previous owner (in 1986) & done very effectively / professionally . Also , upon closer inspection ,there seem to be a couple of small cracks - one on left side of bridge pictured & another area on back of guitar ,near the binding that looks like it was glued / repaired well (see pics) The previous owner had this since buying it new in ... more

1973 Gibson ES-335TD
EL PASO, TEXAS, 79938, USA
$2050.00

This guitar has been a case queen. The guy that I got it from said it was on it's 2nd set of strings I put new stings on it and they have been on it for 15 years. I have kept the guitar in it's case with proper humidity and light mineral oil on the fretboard about every 2 years. The guitar had a neck break before the previous owner, and had a professional repair job. Hence the over 50% markdown from what it would be if it were in mint condition. It's a great players guitar, and would make a ... more


Vintage Gibson Kalamazoo KG-1 White Electric Guitar Parts or Repair
DENVER, COLORADO, 80232, USA
$51.00

Its sad to see a nice guitar abused and neglected like this. But I don't see anything that is obviously broken, so it should be of interest and value to someone. I did notice that one tuner was bent and one tuner peg missing. Nearly every inch has a scrape, scuff or scratch. Guitar has not been tested and is sold AS-IS for parts or repair or restoration. Photos show actual item(s) you will receive. More great antiques and collectibles in my store! Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Your ... more

1975 GIBSON Flying V Mahogany Used w / case
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NEW JERSEY, 08210, USA
$1000.00

1975 GIBSON Flying V Mahogany Used w / case DiMarzio Bridge pickup Stock Neck Pickup w / cover removed New / Replaced Gibson pickguard Grover TunersMade in USA The serial number on the headstock has been scratched and I can’t read the last number so the first six numbers are 560800(?) Gibson Hard Case Used not abused. Please see pictures. Any questions please ask before bidding. No returns. As with all our listings, additional photos available upon request. 800x600 Normal 0 false false false ... more

Vintage 1960 Gibson LG-0 Acoustic Guitar Very nice condition.
PORTLAND, MAINE, 04102, USA
$895.00

Vintage 1960 Gibson LG-0 Acoustic Guitar Very nice condition. One of the nicest all mahogany bodied Gibsons to be had. Low action, very little wear. $30 shipping in USA... more

1974 Vintage Gibson Hummingbird
HENDERSONVILLE, TENNESSEE, 37075, USA
$1300.00

1974 Gibson Hummingbird SN A500804 Play Ok Sounds Great Needs TLC Action is fine In first position 4 / 32 @ high E Frets are worn and might need replaced Seem flat maybe poor job of dressing them Normal playing wear small crack on back Nice Hardshell Case need more info or photos let me know shipping USPS estimated to your location Ships to US ONLY... more

2015 Gibson Midtown Standard 2 Tone Vintage Sunburst with Case
PORTLAND, MAINE, 04103, USA
$899.99

2015 Gibson Midtown Standard in very good condition. Light play wear. Burstbucker pickups. Pots upgraded with RS Guitarworks CTS pots with paper in oil caps. from Gibson: The Midtown Standard covers the sonic spectrum, from hard rock to soft jazz with an elegant, upscale design. Ultra-playable and super-stylish, two matched Burstbucker pickups power the big, full sound with its hallmark smooth sustain and tremendous tone. FEATURES Body Body shape: Double cutaway Body type: Semi-hollow or ... more

Gibson J-55 Acoustic Guitar 1973 Great Shape with Hardshell Case
MESA, ARIZONA, 85209, USA
$999.00

This is a very solid Gibson J-55 Acoustic Guitar in natural finish. It has a very smooth and full tone that Gibson Acoustics are famous for. It has a very warm sound with a nice emphasis on lows, as well as some bright highs in its range. This instrument is excellent for performing and songwriting because it is very easy to play and has a nice volume to it because it projects sound very well. It does especially well with finger picking as opposed to hard strumming techniques. The lows on the ... more

Beautiful Vintage 1969 gibson acoustic guitar w / case 
HIBBING, MINNESOTA, 55746, USA
$450.00

I'm offering this vintage Gibson Acoustic guitar in fantastic shape. I'm unsure of the exact model, as I haven't found a label but input from Gibson fanatics tell me it is a 1969 (serial #829699) parlor-style guitar like a B-25 or dreadnought, it does have ladder bracing inside. Please use the photos to verify yourself as I am not familiar with Gibson at all. Condition is above average. Has only a few light dings which are mostly concentrated around the bottom / base. The overall finish has a ... more

1967 Gibson Firebird Vintage
WINCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, 01890, USA
$1700.00

1967 Gibson FirebirdBeautiful customized 1967 Gibson Firebird out of Los Angeles California, completed by a very capable luthier back in the day. The front of the guitar has the original sunburst paint and the back is painted black. Lots of custom Mother of Pearl inlay, plays like butter with incredible pickups and tone The guitar has been professionally set up and comes with a leather soft case. I have the right to end the auction early as I am also listing it locally. NO REFUNDS NO RETURNS... more

Vintage 1966-1969 Gibson LG acoustic Project guitar - SOLD AS IS - NEEDS REPAIRS
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, 02904, USA
$148.50

This is an old school 1966 or 1969 Gibson acoustic guitar that needs a lot of work . the serial # is 836988 so it dates to somewhere between 1966 and 1969. This guitar has some cracks in the top - the bridge is lifting a little bit - the tuning keys are probably not original This instrument has no case but we will package it well & ship it fully insured at the value of the final bid! Buyer pays $65 shipping in the USA! We will ship it overseas but you will have to pay actual shipping. This ... more

Kalamazoo By Gibson KG 14 Acoustic guitar 1930's Semi Project Sunburst no reserv
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, 33020, USA
$799.99

Offering a Kalamazoo KG 14 acoustic guitar in good condition Appointments date it to mid 1930's I am told. Sunburst color. Guitar is quite structurally sound, no cracks repairs or damage evident. A good amount of weatherchecking scratches nicks and dings on edges of body but cosmetic in nature. Top flat, a tiny rise behind bridge but barely discernible and not an issue. Original tuners. The neck has a bow, string height about 5 / 16" at 12th. You need to assume a neck reset and associated work ... more

1963 Gibson Melody Maker with Hardshell Case
REPUBLIC, MISSOURI, 65738, USA
$899.00

Up for sale is a heavily modified 1963 Gibson Melody Maker . The Tuners have been changed as well as the bridge , The pickup is an old Gibson Dog eared P-90 that was rewound by Rio Grande and sounds KILLER ! This has a custom made pick guard that was made to cover up some crude routing underneath . Over all this is a great little guitar with a bigger than usual neck , Big sounding pickup and solid as a rock and comes with a Gibson hardshell case .... more

Gibson Les Paul Junior 1986
OLATHE, KANSAS, 66062, USA
$1225.00

Up for auction Gibson 80's Les Paul junior cherry red in good used condition and works fine. No cracked or repaired. Considering the guitar over 30 years old has some scratches or dings, paint faded. But it's not bad at all. The picture No 6 and No 7 shown the neck paint chips from wall hanger but not affect playable . Professional setup and frets polished. Comes with original chainsaw case. The case has weird smell in fair condition. Only for lower 48 states also no international shipping. Sold... more

Gibson LGO Mid 60's Acoustic Guitar HSC
MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS, 62864, USA
$599.99

UP FOR SALE:This very nice vintage Mid 60's Gibson LGO Acoustic RH Guitar. Comes with a HSC although it is not the original. Will ship within 1 business day of payment and most of the time I can have it out the same day. Please don't hesitate to contact me with your questions. Thank you! PLEASE VIEW MY PICTURE'S WHAT YOU SEE IN THE PICTURE'S, IS WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE. INTERNATIONAL SELLERS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL US WITH A SHIPPING QUOTE. WE ARE VERY GLAD TO HELP YOU IN ANY WAY. THIS ITEMS ... more

gibson L50 guitar 1940's / early 50's
IRONTON, OHIO, 45638, USA
$1599.00

gibson L50 guitar from the late 40's earley 50' no serial number that I can see, scripped logo, newer set of klusen like tuners that stay in tune 16" body that's single bound top and back, multi-bound raised pickguard, the action is right on and plays nice, the bridge is adjusted high, at some point the neck and back & sides have had a lite clearcoate put on. this gibson guitar sounds great and plays great, nice players guitar comes with a chipboard case, ins shipping 60 00 usa only.... more


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