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Vintage Gibson Electric Guitars


Vintage Gibson Guitars

The Gibson Guitar Corp. resides in Nashville, Tennessee, making acoustic and electric Gibson began making distinctive carved mandolins in Kalamazoo, Michigan in the late 1890s. He used the same style of arched tops in his first acoustic guitars and by the 1930s was also making flat top acoustic guitars and electric guitars. Gibson soon became the leading manufacture of arch-top guitars; in 1936 the company introduced the first 'Electric Spanish' model, which is generally recognized as the first commercially successful electric guitar. Nowadays, every guitar manufacturer makes acoustic and electric models. Some of the top ones include Fender and Ibanez acoustic guitars, with signature models from the top guitarists in the world.

Charlie Christian, one of the first famous electric guitarists, helped to popularize Gibson`s electric guitars with his ES-150 and ES-200 models. Bought by the Norlin Corp. In the late 1960s, Gibson`s quality and fortunes declined until it was within in weeks of going out of business when it was purchased by its current owners in 1985. The Gibson ES-175 is one of the most famous jazz guitars in history. It debuted in 1949 as the first Gibson electric to feature a stylish Florentine cutaway. The first models had one single-coil pickup in the neck position and a carved rosewood bridge.As the popularity of various styles of music developed, the electric guitar became used extensively in jazz, blues, and rock and roll as well as other types of music. You probably won't see an acoustic guitar in a metal band either. Don't forget a case for guitar storage.

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Gibson Custom CS-336 Figured Top Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst Gibson Custom CS-336 Figured Top Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst Created by Gibson`s Custom Art & Historic Division, this guitar boasts a solid mahogany carved back-and-sides unit, a carved maple top, and a center block that is an integral part of the top and back. Includes Gibson hardshell custom shop case.


Gibson J-185 Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst Gibson J-185 Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst Handcrafted in: Bozeman, MT. BODY. Body Style: Jumbo Cutaway. Top Species: Premium Sitka Spruce. Back and Sides: AAA Flamed Maple. Body Binding: 4-ply top and single-ply back. NECK. Species: Flamed Maple. Scale: 24-3/4". Profile: V-shaped profile. FINGERBOARD. Species: Rosewood. Binding: single-ply. Inlays: Mother-of-pearl Parallelograms. Nut Width: 1.725. Other Inlays: Abalone Rosette. BRIDGE. Bridge: Traditional Gibson Rosewood Bridge. Bridge Inlay: 2 Mother-of-pearl Dots. Pins: White. HARDWARE. Tuners: Grover Rotomatic Tuners. Pickguard: Tortoise Custom Line. Pickups: Active electronics with rim control EQ and built-in tuner. OTHER. Other Features: Abalone Rosette, Bone nut and Tusq saddle, "Big Sky" radiused fingerboard edge, Industry`s finest electronics, Distinctive labels. Case: Premium hardshell. Strings: Gibson Masterbuilt Premium Phosphor Bronze Wound.

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