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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


GIBSON CRIMSON CUSTOM SHOP CUSTOM BYRDLAND FLORENTINE CUTAWAY 1 OF A KIND MINT This wonderful Byrdland is the florentine version of the guitar that Gibson had not produced for over 40 years. It was a special request that the Custom Crimson shop make one for the original owner in late 2014. They pulled the original dyes and after waiting about 6 months, he received it from Gibson in April of 2015.This exact guitar was the very first Florentine version produced from the factory since 1976 ... more

Gibson ES-125 ES125 Hollowbody Very Good / Excellent Condition

1957 Gibson ES-125 in great condition. I am not an expert on this particular guitar but I have had a couple of music stores take a look and they both were sure the guitar was all original. Certainly appears to me to be so as well. The guitar has a few scratches / dings but very little considering its age. No cracks, repairs or anything significant. Plays great and sounds exactly like you would think this 60 year old hollowbody would with low action across the fret board. I do not have the ... more

VINTAGE GIBSON ES 150 D GUITAR as is fixer upper needs help

Vintage Gibson ES 150 D guitar. Needs cleaning, one tuner missing, one broken, other tuners may need help, has residue from a lot of duct tape, missing the tune-amatic bridge, has damage where the guitar plugs in on the side, knobs and pick guard missing, probably other issues. AS IS, needs help, needs fixing up. No return. Local pickup ok. US shipping only. Serial number 728000. Way back when, it was a great sounding guitar, needs to find someone who can restore it and put it to good use again.... more

1969 Gibson SG Standard Vintage Electric Guitar Walnut w / T Tops Maestro Vibrola

Up for sale, a 1969 Gibson SG Standard in excellent condition and in perfect working order. One of the last great SGs of the 1960s, this guitar retains all of the features of the SG's heyday, with original Patent # stickered T Top humbuckers, long frame chrome Maestro Vibrola tailpiece, and deep carve on the body contours. We're huge fans of these SGs here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, and no other Gibson can deliver the immediate attack and harmonic rich tone of these "large 'guard" T Top ... more

1978 Gibson Les Paul 25 / 50 Anniversary Flamed Sunburst Guitar W / Gibson OHC #006

Up for auction is a pre-owned "1978 Gibson Les Paul 25 / 50 Anniversary Flamed Sunburst Guitar w Gibson Hard Case" This Guitar was acquired previously owned at our store and is in good working condition. Cosmetically looks good with minimal signs of previous usage, such as some light scratches and small dings on the back of the Guitar (Shown in Image #8). The Gold Hardware is blemished and appears to have some light tarnishing. There is also some scratches on the Pickguard and the Black Plastic ... more

Gibson Rare Vintage 1950 ES-300 Double Pickup Guitar w / Original Hard Case

This listing is for a very rare 1950 Gibson ES-300 Sunburst, Non-Cutaway Guitar with the original hard case. There is some normal checking, above average play wear and a small area of finish wear on the top, under the fingerboard, in the location where the missing pickguard should ordinarily be (See Photo # 5). There are some normal nicks, which is not unusual for a guitar that is 67 years of age. There is a very small crack at the inward curve of the upper side rim (See Photo # 7). It is almost... more

Vintage 1954 Gibson ES125T Guitar

This is a 1954 Gibson ES-125t hollowbody archtop guitar. It's in remarkable condition for its age with all original parts and an excellent finish. It also plays extremely well with nice low action and a great neck angle. Recently set up by my guitar tech. Comes with a quality non-original hardshell case. Just a killer blues, roots, and jazz guitar. You can't beat those 50's P-90 pickups. Also light as a feather! Bid with confidence. I'm a player, not a dealer and a longtime ebay member with 100 ... more

Gibson ES-125 (GAT0415)

AS IS fixer upper with no parts included .whatever you need to do to fix it is up to you. We are not sure what you need to do to get it going that will be up for you to decide if you buy it. The project is sure to be a fun challenging one .good luck. It's 1 & 11 / 16 inches wide at the nut.... more

Gibson 1969 / 1970 Les Paul Deluxe Gold Top

This is an all original Gibson Les Paul Deluxe made in the Kalamazoo factory. This is an exceptionally clean - no damage, breaks, repairs, modifications, respray, or other strange things like the 'goof rings'. I bought this from Chicago Music Exchange nearly 8 years ago and the looked long and hard to find the right one for me. It is estimated this is a transitional 69 / 70 guitar, probably started production in late 69 and assembled in early 70 - see pots dating to February 1970 and the ... more

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