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Vintage guitars for sale: Gibson Sonex

The SG is an absolutely classic Gibson model, first shipped in 1961 and available in one form or another ever since. In fact the SG can be considered one of the cornerstone models of Gibson's range for over half a century. There have been numerous models, typically constructed of a mahogany body, set mahogany neck and a rosewood fingerboard. Differences between the models relate to the number of pickups, and pickup type (single coil P90, or dual-coil humbucker), plus decorative inlays on the higher end models. From the single P90-equipped SG Junior to the exceptional three-humbucker SG Custom, although perhaps the best known models are the two pickup SG Special and SG Standard.

A few other short-lived models using the SG body shape were also available, particularly in the early 1970s, typically aimed at the entry-level market, prices being kept low by using less-labour intensive production methods, alder/maple instead of mahogany, and the simplest single-coil or plastic covered humbucking pickups. Models such as the SG-I, SG-II, SG-III, SG-100, SG-200 and SG-250 are considerably harder to find due to their relatively small levels of production, but will often sell at much more affordable prices than the better known models.

Famous users include Pete Townsend, Carlos Santana, George Harrison, Angus Young, Tony Iommi and very many more.

Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe 1983

NEW PALTZ, NEW YORK, 12561, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$775

Offered for sale; Used 1983 “The Gibson Guitar Company” Sonex-180 Deluxe serial number 80753691. This guitar is in very good condition, neck and frets are fine, cosmetically showing playing time and some belt rash. Gibson introduced the “multi-phonic body” with Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe. A slightly rounded take on the classic Les Paul body shape, the Sonex-180 was most notable for having a body that contained a wood core surrounded by a resin called -- what else? -- Resonwood. “Plastic ... more

LOOK! 1980s Gibson Sonex 180 Deluxe with Hardshell Case! HSC #179171

STRATFORD, NEW JERSEY, 08084, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$469

Attention! Please read entire listing from top to bottom. Please view all pictures carefully. Ask any and all questions before buying. Thank you! 
 For sale is my 1980s Gibson Sonex 180 Deluxe guitar. Guitar is right handed. 
 The guitar is in VERY USED condition! 
 
 Comes from a clean smoke-free home! 
 
 Please see pictures for condition, but the pictures should speak for themselves. 
 
 This guitar is in VERY USED condition. You will find HEAVY scrapes, scratches, finish ... more

Vintage 1981 Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe Electric Guitar w / Gibson Case

WYANDOTTE, MICHIGAN, 48192, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$499

Vintage 1981 Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe Electric Guitar W / Gibson Case... more

1980 GIBSON SONEX GUITAR VELVET BRICK HUMBUCKER NECK PICKUP 7 45K 1981 1982 1983

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $184

ORIGINAL 1980'S GIBSON, BLACK & WHITE BOBBINS, ADJUSTABLE POLEPIECES, 3 SCREW BRASS BASE PLATE, NECK POSITION, 10 5" LEAD, READS 7 45K ON METER. LIGHT WEAR WITH NORMAL VINTAGE PATINA, WHITE BOBBIN HAS TURNED A NICE ALMOND COLOR FROM AGE .THANKS FOR LOOKING!... more

1980 -1984 GIBSON SONEX DELUXE 180 GUITAR HUMBUCKER PICKUP SET VELVET BRICK

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$295

ORIGINAL EARLY 1980'S GIBSON, SONEX VELVET BRICK DESIGNED BY BILL LAWRENCE LIGHT PLAY WEAR, CREAM BOBBIN HAS AMBERED FROM AGE, ORIGINAL UNCUT LEAD WIRES, MATCHING SET, NICELY BALANCED AT 8 00K / 8 22K, WORK FINE . THANKS FOR LOOKING!... more

1980 GIBSON SONEX GUITAR HUMBUCKER PICKUP SURROUND RING SCREWS 1981 1982 1983

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $38

ORIGINAL 1980'S GIBSON, BLACK PLASTIC, USES 3 SCREW HUMBUCKER, NECK AND BRIDGE POSITION-MATCHING SET, NORMAL VINTAGE PATINA AND WEAR, NO CRACKS OR BREAKS .THANKS FOR LOOKING!... more

1980 GIBSON SONEX GUITAR HUMBUCKER BRIDGE PICKUP SURROUND RING

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$95

ORIGINAL 1980'S GIBSON, BLACK PLASTIC, USES 3 SCREW HUMBUCKER, NECK AND BRIDGE POSITION-(ONE RING), NORMAL VINTAGE PATINA AND WEAR, NO CRACKS OR BREAKS .THANKS FOR LOOKING!... more

1980 Gibson Sonex Deluxe 180 Black w / Bibsby and HSC (USED)

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 03101, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$658

Over the years Gibson has released their hefty share of oddball guitars. This guitar falls under that category. Basically a bolt-on neck Les Paul but on a LP Junior body . if that makes sense?  Using what Gibson christened a multi-phonic body, the Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe was one of Gibson's cheapest instruments upon its release in 1980 and remains a pretty inexpensive entry into the world of Gibson; it's also a pretty atypical one. A slightly rounded take on the classic Les Paul body shape, the... more

VINTAGE 1980 GIBSON SONEX GUITAR BRIDGE BODY MOUNTS w ADJUSTING WHEELS 1981

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $117

PLEASE READ BEFORE BIDDING-I AM UNABLE TO SHIP TO ANY DESTINATION THAT USPS CANNOT INSURE, SORRY. ALL AUCTIONS PAYPAL ONLY, WILL SHIP TO YOUR PAYPAL MATCHING ADDRESS ONLY, NO ALTERNATE SHIP ADDRESS. WINNING BIDDER TO PAY WITHIN 2 DAYS OF AUCTION CLOSE. ANY NEW EBAYERS ( LESS THAN 5 POSITIVE TRANSACTIONS) EMAIL ME BEFORE BIDDING, OR YOUR BID WILL BE CANCELLED. TEXAS RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY 8 25% SALES TAX. PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS EARLY…SOMETIMES I AM REQUIRED TO BE AWAY FROM THE ... more

VINTAGE 1980 GIBSON SONEX TUNE-O-MATIC GUITAR BRIDGE WIRE CHROME 1981

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$89

PLEASE READ BEFORE BIDDING-I AM UNABLE TO SHIP TO ANY DESTINATION THAT USPS CANNOT INSURE, SORRY. ALL AUCTIONS PAYPAL ONLY, WILL SHIP TO YOUR PAYPAL MATCHING ADDRESS ONLY, NO ALTERNATE SHIP ADDRESS. WINNING BIDDER TO PAY WITHIN 2 DAYS OF AUCTION CLOSE. ANY NEW EBAYERS ( LESS THAN 5 POSITIVE TRANSACTIONS) EMAIL ME BEFORE BIDDING, OR YOUR BID WILL BE CANCELLED. TEXAS RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY 8 25% SALES TAX. PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS EARLY…SOMETIMES I AM REQUIRED TO BE AWAY FROM THE ... more

Vintage 1981 Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe Electric Guitar w / Gibson Case

WYANDOTTE, MICHIGAN, 48192, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$499

Vintage 1981 Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe Electric Guitar W / Gibson Case... more

1981 Gibson Sonex Deluxe Custom

BLACKLICK, OHIO, 43004, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$450

I've owned this guitar for a few years, and haven't really done much with it besides film a music video and the occasional recording. Since it is an 80's guitar, there is some cosmetic ware, as expected. Various scratches, pops from the input and knobs needing soldering work, and the back strap peg loose. It definitely needs some work, but at the end of the day its a classic piece with a unique sound. Comes with a case, but its very old and the handle is broken. I have a gig bag I can throw in ... more

1980 GIBSON SONEX GUITAR HUMBUCKER NECK PICKUP SURROUND RING 1981 1982 1983 1984

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$49

ORIGINAL 1980'S GIBSON, BLACK PLASTIC, USES 3 SCREW HUMBUCKER, NECK POSITION, NORMAL VINTAGE PATINA AND WEAR, NO CRACKS OR BREAKS, INCLUDES ORIGINAL MOUNTING SCREWS .THANKS FOR LOOKING!... more

Vintage Black 1980's Gibson Sonex - 180 Deluxe Electric Guitar in OHSC

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, ARKANSAS, 71913, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$899

* P A W N S H O P * G U I T A R S * Serving The World With Quality Vintage and Used Gear!- Up for sale is a Vintage Black 1980's Gibson Sonex - 180 Deluxe Electric Guitar in OHSC- Super cool and in real good condition!- plays and sounds great with the Tim Shaw Dirty fingers electronics- Finish in good condition with some polish swirling, and a bit of hazing on body, and head stock, , possibly a refin, but we don't think so. (mosy likely play wear from sweat), has a scratch in the finish on back ... more

Rare Vintage 1980s Gibson Sonex 180 Deluxe in Silver

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 78216, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$900

For sale: one super-clean, super-rare silver Gibson Sonex that is spent most of its life in a hard case. Fewer than 100 Silver Sonex guitars were ever made. This one has been cleaned up and set up by a pro tech. Tune up and plug in because it’s ready to JAM!... more

1981 Gibson Sonex 180 Custom electric guitar vintage Velvet Brick Humbuckers

COVINGTON, KENTUCKY, 41011, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$799

1981 Gibson Sonex 180 Custom in original and very cool Candy Apple Red finish in very good overall condition, no case. This vintage Sonex looks to be all original (except the gold speed knobs) - featuring twin Zebra Coil 'Velvet Brick' pickups and the mini toggle switch that came stock on the Sonex Custom models. There are scratches and dings just from normal use and play, and there are some indents on the back of the guitar from a 'curly cable' that the guitar must have been resting on inside ... more

1980 Gibson Sonex Custom-180 OHSC / Paperwork Matched Tim Shaw pickups

AUSTIN, TEXAS, 78748, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$700

The Gibson Guitar Company Sonex. Seems that everybody was too busy with their keyboards and Fender strats in the early 80s to know what these guys were capable of, however there were a handful of guitarists mainly hardcore punks who got it all too well. Bridge, & strap buttons are replacements. There is some sticker residue from that used to be on the back this shows up only in certain light and its on the back. its not a big deal but I figured I'd mention it When in the rhythm position, the ... more

Vintage 1981 Gibson Sonex 180 Black Electric Solid Body Guitar With Hard Case

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10003, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$895

Here's a nice example of a very underrated vintage Gibson, the Gibson Sonex 180. These were Gibson's inexpensive Les Paul type of guitar from the 1980s. Original Gibson humubckers have an incredibly warm tone, classic Gibson. Nice and hot pickups that are just screaming with distortion. Neck is nice and fat and plays like a Les Paul. It's straight with a low action and no buzz or issues. Guitar is very clean with no issues, and it's set up great. Comes with a nice hard case, too. Guitar is ... more

Rare Vintage White 1980's Gibson Sonex - 180 Custom Electric Guitar in OHSC

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, ARKANSAS, 71913, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1099

* P A W N S H O P * G U I T A R S * Serving The World With Quality Vintage and Used Gear!- Up for sale is a Rare Vintage White 1980's Gibson Sonex - 180 Custom Electric Guitar in OHSC- super cool and in good condition!- plays and sounds great with the Tim Shaw Dirty fingers original electronics- Finish in well played and naturally relicked condition with some polish swirling, hazing, pecks, dings, on neck, head stock, & on body front, back, sides, & tip, and face of head stock- neck feels very ... more

Gibson 1980-1981 Sonex Standard with Original Hardshell Case. Vintage

OGDEN, UTAH, 84405, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$650

Gibson 1980-1981 Sonex Standard with Original Hardshell Case. Vintage. Condition is Used. You're checking out a 1981 Gibson Sonex standard. There are lots of deluxe's out there but the standard is pretty damn hard to come by. Far as I could tell, everything is original except the nut and the pickup selector switch. As you can tell it's like a Les Paul but thinner and has a bolt-on neck. Dot inlays as well. Made in the USA. This guitar has got 40 Years of playing on it but it has been clean ... more

VINTAGE 1980 USA GIBSON SONEX GUITAR TAILPIECE w POST MOUNTS 1981 MARAUDER

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$79

EARLY 1980's GIBSON CHROME FINISH, WITH MATCHING POSTS, ORIGINAL LIGHT PATINA. USA GIBSON SONEX GUITARS WERE FITTED MIJ PARTS FROM THE FACTORY THANKS FOR LOOKING!... more

Vintage 1981 Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe! SILVER Finish! RARE!

SANTEE, CALIFORNIA, 92071, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$539

At top 40 guitarsour customers satisfaction is our first concern All of out items have a 14 day return policy If after 14 days you are not completely satisfiedwith your purchase, please return it for a full refund .Peace be with you *all returned items must be in the same condition theywere at the time of sale. All original packing must be included. #5749 Up for Sale is a Vintage 1980's Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe! Great Classic / Alternative / Indie Rock Guitar! This is really cool. You are ... more

NOS Gibson "Sonex Artist" Truss Rod Cover Vintage 1980-1984

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, 95124, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $73

NOS Never Mounted Gibson "Sonex Artist" Truss Rod Cover Vintage 1980-1984. White Lettering with Cream Border / Back. Any Blemishes are from being kept loose in a Gibson Luthier's box of parts. Bought in the 80's from Gibson's Kalamazoo factory when they were transferring the last of their inventory to their Nashville Factory. If you are looking for a particular Never Mounted Vintage Gibson Truss Rod Cover from the 70's-80's feel free to ask, I'll see what I have. If you are interested in more ... more

1980 Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe Electric Guitar w / Original Hard Case

YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO, 45387, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$624

Travel back in time with this vintage electric guitar. Made in 1980, it's a Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe in the original Gibson hard case. One of Gibson's first new designs of the 1980s, perhaps the first, Gibson only produced the Sonex-180 models from about 1980 to 1982. Stamped on the back of the headstock along with "Made in U S.A , " the serial number is 83580567. From "Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars, " here are some of the specs: electric solid body; Les Paul body shape; flat top; two ... more

1981 Gibson Sonex 180 Deluxe with original hardshell case

AKRON, OHIO, 44314, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$499

USA made Gibson guitar with original hardshell case.... more

Vintage 1981 Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe! SILVER Finish! RARE! NO RESERVE!!!!!!!!!!!

SANTEE, CALIFORNIA, 92071, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$51

At top 40 guitarsour customers satisfaction is our first concern All of out items have a 14 day return policy If after 14 days you are not completely satisfiedwith your purchase, please return it for a full refund .Peace be with you *all returned items must be in the same condition theywere at the time of sale. All original packing must be included. #5749 Up for Sale is a Vintage 1980's Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe! Great Classic / Alternative / Indie Rock Guitar! This is really cool. You are ... more

Vintage 1981 Gibson Guitar Pickup 8 03k Dirty Zebra Sonex Deluxe 70s 80s

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 60657, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$79

Nice 80's Gibson pickup from a Sonex 8 03k sounds awesome Original screws (not pictured), pickup ring included, no issues Check my Rating Bid with Confidence... more

Vintage 1981 Gibson Guitar Pickup 7 99k Dirty Zebra Sonex Deluxe 70s 80s

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 60657, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$79

Nice 80's Gibson pickup from a Sonex 7 99k sounds awesome Original screws (not pictured), pickup ring included, no issues Check my Rating Bid with Confidence... more

VINTAGE 1980 GIBSON SONEX GUITAR BRIDGE BODY MOUNT ANCHORS 1981 1982

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $64

PLEASE READ BEFORE BIDDING-I AM UNABLE TO SHIP TO ANY DESTINATION THAT USPS CANNOT INSURE, SORRY. ALL AUCTIONS PAYPAL ONLY, WILL SHIP TO YOUR PAYPAL MATCHING ADDRESS ONLY, NO ALTERNATE SHIP ADDRESS. WINNING BIDDER TO PAY WITHIN 2 DAYS OF AUCTION CLOSE. ANY NEW EBAYERS ( LESS THAN 5 POSITIVE TRANSACTIONS) EMAIL ME BEFORE BIDDING, OR YOUR BID WILL BE CANCELLED. TEXAS RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY 8 25% SALES TAX. PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS EARLY…SOMETIMES I AM REQUIRED TO BE AWAY FROM THE ... more

Guitar Gibson1980 Sonex 180 Custom Made in USA

HOUSTON, TEXAS, 77061, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1150

This is a Gibson Sonex 180 Custom Guitar few dings small some scratches not bad at all for 36years old plays well all original frets neck all in very good condition hand made in 1980 Nashville Thanks... more

1981 Gibson Sonex Custom in Orginal Hard Case

PUDSEY, WEST YORKSHIRE, LS28, UNITED KINGDOM

£685

Gibson Sonex 180 Custom Freshly set up, fat neck, plays perfectly and still has the original (tappable) Dirty Fingers so it can scream or go jazzzzzzy! It's getting close to 40 years old but can still hold its own (sound AND playability). They were originally white and it has NOT been painted - it's just 38 years of honest living. If you're close enough, come round and play it - 100% more mojo than a modern look-alike Les Paul. In its original hard case.... more

Gibson Sonex 180 Deluxe - 1982 Electric Guitar

REDHILL, RH1, UNITED KINGDOM

£625

Gibson Sonex 180 Deluxe - 1982 Electric guitar. A very well loved Gibson, made in the USA - it plays really well and is a fantastic guitar. Obvious marks from use but nothing that gets in the way. It sounds fantastic and the pickups have shed loads of character. The more rare Deluxe model. Collection only from Bletchingley please - only selling to fund a new purchase. Condition is Used.... more

Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe (1980) Vintage Guitar Made In USA

MANCHESTER, M144FZ, UNITED KINGDOM

£625

Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe - Ebony - Made in USA (1980) Some signs of wear and tear as is to be expected on a guitar that's almost 40 years old! There's a chip on the side of the headstock, and some wear to the finish, part of the synthetic 'Resonwood' body material is visible on the back of the body. The guitar sounds great and oozes mojo, with a satisfyingly chunky and very playable V-profiled maple neck. The Sonex guitars were a range of budget Gibson electric guitars launched in 1980. They were... more

Gibson SONEX-180 DELUXE 1980 rare model Resonwood

SHIZUOKA JAPAN, JAPAN

$1055

>> --> >> --> Description >> --> 【accessories】It becomes shipment with no substitute soft case. 【Feature】Although it is just three years of manufacture since 1980, SONEX arrived in a rare model that is strongly popular Scratches and the like are quite large, there are also fewer frets etc, but minimum performance is secured. 【Main Specifications】Body ResonwoodNeck MapleFretboard Rosewood 【State】Fret residue: About 40% It is flat overall Rod state: There is a margin of 90 degrees ... more

Gibson SONEX-180 DELUXE 1981 Electric Guitar w / Hard case F / S J1

HYOGO, JAPAN

$1242

DescriptionGibson SONEX-180 DELUXE 1981 Electric Guitar w / Hard case F / S J1 Condition : Used. There are small scratches or paint peeling and dent, but not noticeable much, in a very good condition Please see pics for reference. [State]The neck is straight. Play condition is excellent The truss rod works as it should The item has been maintained by technical staff. All knobs, buttons, jacks and electronics are in perfect working order. [Spec]Type: Les Paul typeColor: BlackYear of manufacture: ... more

1981 Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe Electric Guitar Vintage w / HC

SHIZUOKA JAPAN, JAPAN

$1126

>> --> >> --> Description >> --> 1981 Gibson Sonex-180 Deluxe Condition : Vintage There is nothing wrong with it to play Fret exchange There are many paint peeling and scratches. SPEC ・Age:1981・Body:Multi-Phonc TM・Neck:Mahogany , Detachable (Bolt On) , Medium・Finger Board:Rosewood , 22F・PU:2 Exposed-Coil High-Output Humbucking・Nut Width:43mm・Weight:4 16kg・Accessories:Original Hardcase ※ Gibson items can be offered from us ※ Please feel free to contact us if ... more

Gibson Sonex 180 Deluxe Silver Burst 1982 With Hard Case

TOKYO, JAPAN

$891

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. First come First served Buy Now Gibson Sonex 180 Deluxe Silver Burst 1982 With Hard Case Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. We are "Far East Man " , music instruments store in Japan Could you contact us before buying items? We will check if we have it in stock. We pack the item very carefully with air cushion, bubble wrap and cardboard box and we have experienced many international shipping. ... more

Gibson SONEX-180 DELUXE 1982 Candy Apple Red USED With Hard Case

TOKYO, JAPAN

$1847

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. First come First served Buy Now Gibson SONEX-180 DELUXE 1982 Candy Apple Red USED With Hard Case Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. We are "Far East Man " , music instruments store in Japan Could you contact us before buying items? We will check if we have it in stock. We pack the item very carefully with air cushion, bubble wrap and cardboard box and we have experienced many international ... more

Gibson SONEX-180 DELUXE 1982 Candy Apple Red With Hard Case

TOKYO, JAPAN

$1847

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. First come First served Buy Now Gibson SONEX-180 DELUXE 1982 Candy Apple Red With Hard Case Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. We are "Far East Man " , music instruments store in Japan Could you contact us before buying items? We will check if we have it in stock. We pack the item very carefully with air cushion, bubble wrap and cardboard box and we have experienced many international shipping. ... more

Gibson SONEX-180 DELUXE 1982 With Hard Case

TOKYO, JAPAN

$1722

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. First come First served Buy Now Gibson SONEX-180 DELUXE 1982 With Hard Case Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. We are "Far East Man " , music instruments store in Japan Could you contact us before buying items? We will check if we have it in stock. We pack the item very carefully with air cushion, bubble wrap and cardboard box and we have experienced many international shipping. Please feel free ... more