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Orville Gibson of Kalamazoo, Michigan produced his first guitar in 1894. In the years following, he crafted guitars and mandolins based on the arch-top design used for the violin. Due to high demand for the instruments, Gibson sold his patent and naming rights to a group of financiers in 1902, forming the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Manufacturing Company.
Gibson employees continued to work on innovations to Gibson guitars, including the adjustable truss rod and height-adjustable bridge, both introduced in 1921. Gibson produced its first electric guitar in 1935, the EH 150 made for Hawaiian music. In 1936, Gibson introduced the ES-150, which was adopted by jazz artist Charlie Christian as his primary instrument. The ES-150 is now unofficially known as the Charlie Christian model. Another Gibson...
Orville Gibson of Kalamazoo, Michigan produced his first guitar in 1894. In the years following, he crafted guitars and mandolins based on the arch-top design used for the violin. Due to high demand for the instruments, Gibson sold his patent and naming rights to a group of financiers in 1902, forming the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Manufacturing Company. Gibson employees continued to work on innovations to Gibson guitars, including the adjustable truss rod and height-adjustable bridge, both introduced in 1921.
Gibson produced its first electric guitar in 1935, the EH 150 made for Hawaiian music. In 1936, Gibson introduced the ES-150, which was adopted by jazz artist Charlie Christian as his primary instrument. The ES-150 is now unofficially known as the Charlie Christian model.
Another Gibson milestone in electric guitars was its first solid-body guitar produced in 1952. Gibson contracted with popular musician Les Paul to launch the instrument. The Les Paul Model became the best-selling signature guitar in history.
The collectability and value of vintage Gibson guitars is dependent on the style and model number. The model number of a Gibson hollow-body guitar is sometimes tagged or stamped on the inside of the instrument, especially for higher-end models.
Gibson used several serial number systems, and some of these were similar between decades. There are several online guides that help collectors determine the year of a vintage Gibson guitar.
Quick Facts • One of the best ways to help determine the date of a vintage Gibson guitar is the peghead logo. Gibson used different peghead logos for pre-war guitars, guitars made during World War II, and post war guitars • A Gibson ES-150 with a Charlie Christian pickup dated from 1936 to 1939 is currently valued at $4,000 to $5,000 • In 1962, John Lennon and George Harrison purchased matching Gibson J-160E guitars.
John Lennon's guitar disappeared at a 1963 gig, but resurfaced 50 years later and was sold at auction in November 2015 for $2,410,000
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Just wondering what sites online you guys think are great for buying used guitars because I'm looking for a cheap Gibson Les Paul Studio. I've looked through a lot of websites, but frankly, and like everything else you'd buy used, I don't really know what sites I can really trust.
Besides Guitar Center, what other websites have you guys dealt with that have given good service and really aren't full of shit? Also, although it doesn't necessarily have to be included, do you know any sites that would actually let me return a used guitar within a couple days? I'm not dropping the money only to find out I got stuck with a lemon, and I just want to be able to get a feel for the guitar first before really settling with it, because I've tried several of the same model and only about a third of those did I really feel comfortable playing.
Thanks for any help you can give me. Craig's list is the best IMHO I have gotten Actual Gibson Les Pauls for as low as $500.00 not just studios. Hell I got a Gibson BFG for $350.00 and resold it that day and made $300 profit. The next best place is local classifieds then pawn shops. You rarely get a deal at guitar shops. You can do much better in a privet sale. 99% of the time people selling privately have gotten low ball offers from guitar shops. John I should have mentioned this because Craig's list can be plagued with scammers there really is no protection from fraud like on Ebay.
If you buy from Craig's list only buy local where you can see, play, pay for and take home ASAP. NEVER send money to anyone on Craig's List and expect anything to get shipped! John Well.....ya know.....there is always Ed Roman! and if you buy from ed roman, he's already inconvenienced himself and fixed every problem the guitar could ever have for you already!
kidding of course. his site is always great for a good laugh. haha Warmoth Telecaster Deluxe. Warmoth Strat. Seagull Artist Portrait Acoustic. "Well good God damn and other such phrases, I haven't heard a beat like this in ages!" -Dan Le Sac Vs The Scroobius Pip If the guitar you buy doesn't feel good and sound good to you, you won't play it.
I know many more people who have a guitar they never play than I do actual guitarists. Even myself too. Don't be swayed by popular brand names. Just because a guitar has a name you've heard of on it doesn't mean it's a good guitar. It also doesn't mean it's right for you. Electric guitars can be made of almost anything, but again, avoid plywood.Good electric guitars are usually heavy as a result.
Ash, maple, and walnut are all popular.
-- If your a collector of gibson guitars or any vintage guitars you will probably agree with me that they are difficult to find , the supply is very low and the demand is extremely high , and its not because vintage guitars are better built than modern gibson guitars , its because every vintage guitar or shall I say old guitar is unique in its own way , theres no 2 alike , and they carry their own history along with them .
The buyer must decide " how much do I love this instrument and how much do I value it " . Vintage Guitars Vs New Guitars Its not true that old gibson guitars are built better , new gibson guitars are built and sound awesome just like their vintage guitars , many guitar players buy vintage guitars to capture the exact feel and sound of the 50s , 60s or even 70s which can be immitated today but not duplicated . However , it doesnt mean they are better ,its also a matter of taste , many guitarist prefer the sound and dynamics of todays guitars .
Vintage guitars also have a big advantage vs new guitars because they keep on gaining value as for new guitars its like buying a car , they depreciate as soon as you walk out of the music store. But then again there are many musicians who like to buy their guitars new with all papers and guarantees , which is a smart way to buy too . How To Find Vintage Gibson Guitars For Sale If your looking for vintage gibson guitars for sale , or any vintage guitars here are some great ways which I use to buy old guitars that worked for me ...
#1 . Always take a peak in your local newspaper classifiefds . #2 . Go to local music stores , give them your number and tell them that if they come across old guitars to give you a shout , ive got some great deals by doing this . #3 . Hang around other collectors that collect guitars . Many collectors collect certain types of guitars , if they fall on guitars that they are not interested in or can not afford they can pass on the deal to you .
# 4 . Always attend local auctions . Some of my best vintage guitars and deals came from local private auctions . # 5 . Ebay is an excellent place online not only to buy vintage gibson guitars but also to make friends with other collectors . View Their Youll be surprised on some of the great guitars you'll find . Its Another place where I get some great bargains .
New Gibson Guitars For Sale If youre looking for new gibson guitars , always get prices from several music stores in your area you dont want to get ripped off , but you dont want to be stingy either . Always consider service , it is extremely important . Buy from music stores you trust and have a good reputation even though their price is a little more expensive .
Make sure that when you receive your guitar its sealed and brand new in the box . I worked at several music stores and believe me ive seen the good the bad and the ugly .
a great place to buy gibson guitars online and guitar accessories which i can recommend with confidence is musicians friend , they have great prices and above all.. They have awesome service . View Their Anonymous I have a 1936 Gibson Nick Lucas Special flat top acoustic guitar that belonged to my father.
He purchased it as a very young country western performer during the depression, using his entire month's paycheck to buy it at that time. Does anyone know of it's approximate value? It is in good condition in the case, however he had an electric pick-up installed in it in the early 70's. Also does anyone know if it is better to store it with the strings on and tuned regularly? That is what we have been doing. It has been played off and on over the years, mostly by my father himself, who is now deceased.
Answers, anyone? Anonymous Just found out I have a 1980 Gibson SG R1. Very Good condition with original case. Supposedly they only made 200 because it didn't sell. Any Idea of worth? I'm missing a small section of the back plate that holds the battery. If anyone has this part I would be interested in purchasing it. Jim Anonymous I have a '59 double cut LP Jr thats been stripped and has a tung oil finish, Grover tuners, Leo Quan BadA$$ bridge and an EMG pickup under a modified chrome P-90 dogear cover.
It's a killer guitar. Fewer than 10,000 were made, so even if the finish isn't original, it's still worth a pretty penny. I will sell mine for $3000 Send it back to Gibson and have it restored for about a grand and it would easily be worth a whole lot more.
email@example.com Anonymous I have a '59 Les Paul Jr double cut that has been stripped and refinished in tung oil. It has nickle Grover tuners, Leo Quan Bada$$ bridge and an EMG-85 humbucker under a modified chrome P90 dogear cover. No serial number or Gibson logo. Serial number was 942142. The neck was repaired 20 years ago where it cracked around the nut area. It is very stable and plays extremely well. I will sell it for $3000.
There were fewer than 10,000 ever made, so get it before it's gone. firstname.lastname@example.org I have 1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom (Black) With original hardcase Good condition Looking to sell to the right person, I have treasured this beauty since I was 13 and circumstances force me to sell it.
Anyone seriously interested in buying it, please let me know and I can send photos. email@example.com Anonymous In 1959 Gibson introduced the EDS-1275...
I acquired one in 1978 that was exactly like the ones you purchase now, with one exception.. it was a semi-hollow body... It along with a few other vintage gibsons and a small load of other guitars were stolen from a local studio I was one of the staff writers and an engineer trainee with.. will leave that part of it there!!
what my question is, the only other one I believe I have ever seen as one Don Feidler played with the Eagles in his early days with them.. But I can't swear to it.. It was the reason I purchased mine when it crossed my path in 78..
can anyone tell me if gibson did in fact ever produce more than the one I had??? a prototype maybe? or an early gibson forgery?? I know they were selling fakes that early, I purchased a fake gibson in 1981 at a then well known north nashville music store, so I know fakes existed that early on! but can anyone advise about the 1959 double neck?? maybe I should try to email and ask Feidler?!?
or George Gruhn??? firstname.lastname@example.org with any elaboration... I have a '57 original not reissue I am willing to let go for $12,000 which from what I've seen out there is a great price for it's condition. The guy at my guitar store said that restoration of a vintage guitar is a dirty word meaning you DON'T MESS WITH IT! Let me know if your interested. email@example.com Anonymous GREETINGS TO ALL!
I'M EXCITED TO FIND THIS SITE! I'VE BEEN A GIBSON ENTHUSIAST A GIBSON ENTHUSIAST SINCE 1978 THOUGH I DIDN'T BUY MY 1st GIBSON UNTIL 1989. *I'VE GOT A SERIAL # BRAINTEASER FOR EVERYBODY.* I have a just shy of NM ORIGINAL Howard Roberts Fusion, in tobacco sunburst, CIRCA '79 to'81? The back of the lovely headstock says 0051034. There's absolutely NO 8th digit on the far left, or right side of this serial number. It has the Mich. sticker inside the body. with, "H.R. Fusion" typed on it. This guitar is all orig, & it plays & looks like a dream!
I bought it in '93 For 6 months, or more I've been on ebay & poking around the internet,trying to see what they're selling for. No luck. The Orion "bluebook" website doesn't even have this version from the short-lived H. Roberts era of Gibson's heritage. It only lists the 1st H. Roberts, then the "Artist" version... then straight to the reissue era of the late 80s!!
Did anyone see the Orig H. Roberts "Fusion" on eBay a few months back? This guitar shop in Seattle had this model with a serial "#1" & a pic of Mr. Roberts strumming along on it. They had it at "Buy it Now" for 6.2K if I recall correctly. Tobacco burst too. But no one took the plunge,(maybe they should've displayed the pic of Mr.
Roberts with a more decadent frame, ha! ...j/k) Anyway, info to settle this anomaly of a serial # ...and any market info.
would be very helpful. If anyone recalls seeing one of these things sell anywhere recently in similar condition- I'd be much obliged to know how many plummeting Federal Reserve Notes it commanded. Also, anyone know HOW many Gibson made of this Les Paul on Steroids in the, what is it? 2 or 3 yrs they made the "Fusion" model? Locating another like mine has been more difficult than pricing my single P-90 1952 es-175 was!! This curio of a Gibson model has been harder to find than the Rickenbacker SRV abandoned in the bowels of TX during his teens would be....
Sheesh. Hello All!! Hope this works....I have a WASHBURN made by GIBSON between 1938-1940. It is model 5241 "THE CLASSIC" It sounds great and looks to be a 8 out of 10 (in my very unprofessional opinion) for the age. All stickers inside are easy to read, model 5241 #3223.
Has red lable that aslo says WmC. BREHM BAND AND ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENTS,(etc). Can anyone help with value, more info or want to buy it?? THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!! Anonymous I have a 1937 Gibson "Capital" Guitar. I know that Gibson only made these and sold them to Jenkins Music Co.
for one year. It's not in the best condition and I had a guy that was going to restore it stop. He didn't want to finish. How can I get this thing sold. I need to know how much it's worth. I looked on the remake of it and they were going for 5,000 but my model is even more rare than the Kalamazoo's so I really would like to talk to someone who knows what they're talking about. Thank you.
Marcelo Trillo firstname.lastname@example.org Anonymous I have a 1964 Gibson Student Guitar for sale. It was used just for lessons when I was a young girl. It has been in the case ever since! Needs to be tuned up but other than that, ready to go! I am looking for $500.00 for the guitar. If you are interested...please e-mail me at email@example.com Thanks!
Trish Anonymous I Have a Gibson Sunburst Guitar, FON # on back of tuner headstock is DG-2865, Think its a 1938, J-35 but not sure, its in real good shape, 2nd owner since the early 1940`s, any idea of value ? I saw on an earlier post some guy said 200 bucks and he`s got his checkbook ready......hmmmmm Really ?? If I can get some good pics I`ll send them if anyone is interested . EESCR@AOL.COM JAY M What is the difference between an ES-330 and an ES-335? Is it the length of the neck from attaching point at the 15th fret versus the 19th fret or are there other differences and what are they?
I have a 1961 ES-330 (I believe) serial #30394 and a 1972 ES-335 (I believe) serial #926947 MADE IN USA. Also why is there no info regarding the ES-330 and any of the websites. The sites skip the ES-330 and jump to the ES-335. Was the ES-330 a poor guitar? I enjoy playing my ES-330 more than the ES-335. Anonymous The 330 has p90 pickups and is fully hollow, whereas the 335 has paf humbuckers and a solid block running through the centre.
This makes the 335 seem more like a les Paul with hollow sections grafted on. As for the 330, it is more prone to feedback and doesn't respond so well to modern high gain amp settings. As for the neck joint, Gibson introduced a 335 style joint onto the 330 in '68, giving much better top fret access. Hope this helps and by the way I adore 330s! Anonymous I am just curious if someone can assist with a date for a Gibson L-12.
On the back of the headstock is stamped EA 5625, on the label inside there is Style L-12, then 5625 for a serial number. The pick guard also has 5625 on it as does the saddle.
If an approximate value is available, that would be great. I've just had the instrument restrung and cleaned, it is not mint, but most likely in excellent condition. The finish is not cracked or spider webbed, there are two imperfections in the pick guard from the adhesive. That seems to be something that show quite often on these, from the pictures I have seen. Thanks in advance. Anonymous hi there, got a les paul custom 1977 black beauty, MAPLE neck ,gold hardware, all original serial number is 72917111 probably Kalamazoo factory, no dot above I in Gibson logo ,marked SECOND below serial number, sounds awesome,.Any idea about price or details by number ??thank you firstname.lastname@example.org Anonymous Hi Guys, great site.
I have a 1959 LP Custom Black Beauty I bought in 1975. Original Pick-Ups and heads but the first owner had removed the Bigsby. I am considering putting it on the market and noticed 1957-60 vintages can sell for around the 100K mark? Just thought I would mention it here first before investigating auction houses, Japan collectors etc. If you are interested - email@example.com.
All the best. Anonymous I have a 1943-1944 J45 vintage Gibson guitar that I inherited from my father. It is in excellent condition. Has the logo "only a gibson is good enough" has the FON 2565 and in red pencil looks like a 50 or 58. I have the original case it came in but it is barely holding together, my father refused a new case.
How do I find out how much it's worth and finding a buyer? firstname.lastname@example.org Anonymous I have a 1943 or 1944 J45 vintage Gibson acoustic guitar that I inherited from my father. The FON is 2565 and in red pencil it is either a 50 or 58. It has a gold banner that reads “only a Gibson is good enough”. The guitar is in excellent condition. I have the case he bought it in but it is not in good shape. Do you know what the value of this guitar would be and how I could find a collector that wants to buy it.
My e-mail address is email@example.com Anonymous Does anyone know if Gibson produced ebony sg/les paul standard's back in the ealy 60's?. Angus Young used a '62 sg/les paul during the Razor's Edge tour and Ballbreaker tour in 1991 and 1996 respectively. I would be very interested in owning a black '61-63 sg les paul standard. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org Anonymous Can anyone give me more info on a guitar that was left to me. It's a Gibson Howard Roberts Custom. Sunburst in color, made in Kalamazoo, vine inlay on peghead in mint condition.
Serial #508352. I'm not sure of the year and really don't know much about guitars. I took it to the local music store and had them go thru it to make sure everything worked.
The owner wanted to buy it, but said it was from the 80's a Gibson didn't make good guitars then. How would I know? Declined his offer and just trying to educate myself on what it is I have. Any help would be appreciated Hi guys, I am writing from London. I have a Les Paul Double Cutaway in Heritage Cherry Sunburst finish with Chrome hardware, made in Nashville, Tennessee in 2007.
In 2007 the Les Paul Double Cutaway was part of the standard product range but this particular colour was made exclusively for Guitar Center. Serial Number: 005971328. It is in excellent condition, immaculate really.
Used only for a few hours by friend who then kept it safe in its Gibson case. Still have receipt of purchase. Any interest? email@example.com Hi, thought I would show it here first. Selling 1953 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top, All original. Time capsule under the bed guitar, played once in a while. Bigsby at Gibson factory installed. firstname.lastname@example.org I use it sometimes but not enough. Plays fantastic. All A1 True collector item.
Near mint (9.5), Factory BIGSBY, original case Lifton. Great action. Plays and sounds fantastic. 2nd owner. No issue.
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