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1977 Gibson L-5 CES sunburst (73477079)

This mint condition consignment 1977 Gibson sunburst L-5 CES (73477079) comes from the collection of a dedicated amateur jazz player who never took it out of the house except for an action tuneup. All surfaces are sparkling clean. The grain of the spruce top is very bold, giving this guitar particularly colorful upper midrange and […]

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Price: On Hold

2003 Gibson Custom L-4C (NAMM Show) (21343004)

This fabulous 2003 Custom NAMM Show Gibson L-4C (21343004) is in nearly new condition and is remarkably subtle in the custom decorations used. Gibson can go quite over the top in NAMM instrument decoration, but this guitar shows elegant restraint. The ivory sparkle finish is not noticeable from a distance until a strong stage light […]

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Price: Sold

1988 Gibson ES-175 (80348533)

This near mint condition tobacco sunburst 1988 Gibson ES-175 (80348533) ably represents the quintessential mid-century electric jazz archtop.  The only real sign of use is a bent G string tuner button. I have adjusted the polepieces on both humbucker pickups to balance the individual outputs of each string in the Thomastik George Benson GB 112 […]

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1951 Gibson ES-125 (FON 7841 25) (FON 7841 25)

This exceptionally clean 1951 Gibson ES-125 (FON 7841 25) is fine playing condition, with bright and clean lacquer surfaces and metal finishes. A real closet case, this guitar comes with the original hang tags and chipboard case. The neck angle is nice and high, permitting any kind of playing setup. The medium-full neck profile is […]

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Price: sold

Early 1934 Gibson L-4 archtop (91461)

This especially fine sounding example of Gibson’s round soundhole L-4 arch top dates from early 1934 (91461) has had a few small repairs and an upgrade TKL hardshell case. Fine grain Adirondack spruce top, Maple back and sides, Healthy turtle-oid elevated finger rest, Bound fingerboard, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard inlay, Dots fingerboard inlay, Pearl script “Gibson” […]

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Price: Sold