1999 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Elegant

1999 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Elegant

Where should I start with this amazing American-made 1999 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Elegant? Seller says this is one of 300 made by Gibson in 1999 and it was built to compete against Paul Reed Smith. Seller’s grammar gets a little clunky but I think he means this guitar was Gibson’s shot at building a single cut guitar. The top is stunning. That’s an AAAAA grade quilted Maple top and it deserves all those As….

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Gibson Custom Shop Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom VOS

Gibson Custom Shop Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom VOS

Ideas are a gift. They may be good. They may be bad. A gift is a gift. And thus when the idea for “Famous Musician’s Actual (or Replica) Guitar Day” came to me, I went “cool.” This post, the honor goes to this Gibson Custom Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom VOS (vintage original spec.) And yeah, she’s an American girl. Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame started his rise to glory playing  a three pickup 1960 Les Paul custom “Black Beauty” with…

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Martin 000-28 Custom Shop Acoustic Guitar

Martin 000-28 Custom Shop Acoustic Guitar

113 folks are watching this American made Martin 000-28 Custom Shop Acoustic Guitar from the early 2000s. That’s a lot of peeps (and even more peepers.) Just what exactly are they watching? To start, she is from the Custom Shop and is very much in the old-timey way—open slotted headstock, 20 frets, amber aging toner finish over her Solid Sitka Spruce top, even a beveled polished tortoise shell pick guard. Then there’s her stunning one…

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Gibson Custom Shop L-00 Acoustic Guitar

Gibson Custom Shop L-00 Acoustic Guitar

There’s damn!, hot damn! and then there’s this American made, 2015 Gibson Custom Shop L-00 Acoustic Guitar. What a stunner she is, starting with her Ebony nitrocellulose lacquer finish, tiger striped pick guard, multi-ply single ring rosette and cream binding. Beneath that beauty comes even more: Adirondack Spruce top, and Mahogany back, sides and classic V-shaped neck with a bound 12″ radius Rosewood fretboard. She even rocks the traditional scalloped X-bracing, Mother of Pearl inlays, vintage-style Gibson…

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Gibson Starburst Acoustic Guitar

Gibson Starburst Acoustic Guitar

When you talk about an eye-catcher I hope this Gibson Starburst Acoustic Guitar shoots to the top of the list. She was custom made in her entirety by Jeff Bergman at the Gibson Bozeman, Montana factory in 1992. Seller doesn’t say but I’m pretty sure that’s flamed Maple on her top but to be totally confident, ask seller. They weren’t kidding when they named her a Starburst. Aside from being a star in her own right, you’ll…

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Washburn WM3 Custom Shop Electric Guitar

Washburn WM3 Custom Shop Electric Guitar

Hello there, Washburn WM3 Custom Shop Electric Guitar. Where have you been all my life? I know a little about you. You were made in the USA—Chicago, specifically, in the George Washburn Custom Shop. Seller doesn’t say the year, though. I know seller says you are in excellent condition and that you weigh 7 pounds. You must exercise your right to rock. You also have had a little “work” done. Your middle and neck Duncan pickups…

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Gibson Keb Mo Acoustic Electric Guitar

Gibson Keb Mo Acoustic Electric Guitar

This is a honey of a guitar, a mint condition 2013 Gibson Keb Mo Acoustic Electric Guitar from Gibson’s custom shop in Bozeman, Montana. Seller doesn’t really spill over this beauty’s features, but they are easy enough to search and find. Seller says she has no scratches, dings or dents and her electronics work great. Plus she comes with her original hardshell case. Seller says he hasn’t played her much as he mostly plays electrics. I get…

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Jackson USA Custom Shop Kelly KE2 Guitar

Jackson USA Custom Shop Kelly KE2 Guitar

There’s nasty and then there’s nasty. This new Jackson USA Custom Shop Kelly KE2 is the latter. It’s bad in a very good way. Seller says she’s got an alder body, quartersawn though maple neck, EVH pickups, Floyd Rose Tremelo and a 25.5” scale compound-radius ebony fingerboard with pearl sharkfin inlays. That’s all well and good but what really set me to drooling was the silver swirl finish married to her absolutely filthy body angles….

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Gibson J-45 Pelham Blue Limited Edition Guitar

Gibson J-45 Pelham Blue Limited Edition Guitar

Here’s a fine play on the Gibson J-45 slope shoulder dread, all gussied up in Pelham Blue by the Gibson Custom Shop in a limited run of 75 guitars. The J-45 has earned a reputation as a workhorse with classic lines and tone. The Pelham Blue finish is really cool, and the seller claims it will age into a fine blue/green that you can supposedly see starting on the wings of the headstock. The photo,…

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