1964 Gibson B-45 12 String Acoustic Guitar

1964 Gibson B-45 12 String Acoustic Guitar

Thinking of the ’60s often brings Muddy to Beatles territory and this 1964 Gibson B-45 12-String Acoustic is no different. Typically “A Hard Days Night” is a tune that falls in line with Muddy. Banging that hit out on a vintage acoustic guitar brings me back to some long days I had on the road in my hey day. This Gibson here though is a 12-string. Not as common as a six string, but these…

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1959 Gibson Les Paul Special DC Electric Guitar

1959 Gibson Les Paul Special DC Electric Guitar

52 folks are watching this 1959 Gibson Les Paul Special DC Electric Guitar from the good ol’ USA. She is all kinds of lovely. This 7.11 pound honey is mostly original: Mahogany body and neck (though her fingerboard binding has been touched up); Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard; three Centrella pots and bumble bee caps; pick guard; three-way switch; rubber grommet Rhythm/Treble surround; headstock inlay and neck carve. She also has some non-original parts in her: three on a…

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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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1994 Gibson 100th Anniversary J-200 Acoustic Guitar

1994 Gibson 100th Anniversary J-200 Acoustic Guitar

When you get to be 100, people generally throw a big party. In this case, this 1994 Gibson 100th Anniversary J-200 Acoustic Guitar was a heck of a party favor. Seller says she’s in excellent condition but she has some dings, dangs, light finish checking and a repaired top crack that seller says is stable. She’s all set up and ready to play with her big JUMBO sound. She even rocks a Fishman matrix under saddle pickup with…

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1959 Gibson ES-225 TC Electric Guitar

1959 Gibson ES-225 TC Electric Guitar

I always pay attention when other folks are paying attention. And the fact that 62 folks are watching this American-made 1959 Gibson ES-225 TC Electric Guitar puts her on my radar straightaway. She is a lovely and very clean original. Check out her gorgeous finish and that long early Les Paul style tailpiece. Seller writes her original P-90 pickup “absolutely sizzles.” You gotta love the sound of that. Yes, she has some small issues. There’s a…

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1956 Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar

1956 Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar

Players love to be played—and that’s certainly the case with this American-made 1956 Gibson Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar with a cheerful sunburst. She’s a perky one and someone has clearly enjoyed the hell out of her. Take a good gander at her fingerboard, those grooves were made by a player with strong fingers who dug in. So yes, she’s got all the dings and dangs and doggonnits you’d expect to come along with the ride….

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2012 Gibson Arlo Guthrie LG-2 3/4 Acoustic Guitar

2012 Gibson Arlo Guthrie LG-2 3/4 Acoustic Guitar

Talk about a guitar with a history connecting one famous to another kinda famous musician and this American-made 2012 Gibson Arlo Guthrie LG-2 3/4 Acoustic Guitar should be on the list. Seller says Arlo Guthrie (the kinda famous musician best known for “Alice’s Restaurant”) contacted Gibson for help reconstructing a guitar given to him in the 1950s by his legendary father, Woody Guthrie (“This Land is Your Land” is his most famous song). Gibson obliged Arlo and brought…

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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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Rush Alex Lifeson Gibson Custom ES-355 Prototype Electric Guitar

Rush Alex Lifeson Gibson Custom ES-355 Prototype Electric Guitar

I believe when an idea pops into your head, it’s a gift. It may be a good gift. It may be a bad gift. But it’s a gift. And thus when the idea for “Famous Musician’s Actual (or Replica) Guitar Day” popped into my head, I ran with it. This post, the honor goes to this Rush Alex Lifeson Gibson Custom ES-355 Prototype Electric Guitar. So, here’s the deal. Seller says he was head of guitar…

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1988 Gibson EDS-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar

1988 Gibson EDS-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar

It’s time to channel your inner Jimmie Page and soak in this gorgeous 1988 Gibson EDS-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar. Of course she’s made in America. Seller says he just picked her up from her second owner and she is great shape for her age. Most importantly she’s fully set up and plays and sounds amazing. She rocks a contoured SG-style solid Mahogany body with 5-ply pick guards that show play wear but are otherwise unscathed. Her…

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