Gibson Electric Guitars

 

Gibson electric guitars are one of the most in demand items at Empire Guitars.  Gibson was founded in 1902 in Kalamazoo Michigan as a producer of mandolins and arched top guitars.   Gibson’s most beloved guitar resulted from their collaboration with jazz guitarist and inventor Les Paul.  To this day Les Paul guitars are esteemed for their full sound, simple design and attractive carved tops.  The lighter weight SG or “solid guitar”  and the ES-335 (“ES” for “Electric-Spanish”)  remain popular amongst rock and blues players while Gibson electric arched tops are still coveted by jazz, jump, and swing players the world over.

 

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      1981 Gibson ES-347

      Introduced as a replacement for the slowly-waning ES-345, the Gibson ES-347 TD was produced between 1978 and 1991. Its semi-hollow body sported coil-tapping was generally brighter and had a far better sustain than others in the series due to a number of factors, including its brass nut. This 347 is a unique model and has tons of character.

      $3,250.00

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      1947 Gibson ES-300

      This classic Gibson tone machine plays and sounds as good as it looks! This ES-300 is in great shape for its age. The ES-300 was one of Gibson's early high-end electronic archtop guitars.

      $2,750.00

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      1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior

      A great-playing, early Junior with tons of character.

      $5,400.00

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      1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior

      This vintage LP Jr plays great and it has a lot of old-school character. This 1955 guitar has lots of nicks and dings. There is a lot of pretty cool checking going on throughout the guitar but there are no structural problems or breaks in this instrument. One stud has been moved (see photos) and the bridge is non-original.

      $3,750.00

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      1959 Gibson ES-350T

      With its gold hardware worn to a warm glow and some of the most intense and lovely finish-crazing we’ve ever encountered, this thin-body archtop looks the way you want an old guitar to look. Its two Patent Applied For humbucking pickups make it sound the way you want it to sound: smooth and full of woody character.

      $6,750.00

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      1960 Gibson ES-345 Stereo

      This cherry finish '60 Es-345 is in incredible condition and is among the most striking vintage pieces here at Empire. This is a beautiful vintage guitar that has to be seen to be believed!

      $17,000.00

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      1965 Gibson ES-125 TC

      The ES-125 evolved out of the ES-100 in 1941 and was produced until 1943. Upon its reintroduction in 1946, the ES-125 changed in a number of ways including a wider body, a new P-90 pickup, and trapezoid inlays. This particular guitar is the thin-body version. This instrument is in good condition and includes the original hard shell case.

      $1,950.00

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      1965 Gibson SG Standard

      This '65 SG Standard has two original Gibson humbuckers that growl and bark with the best of them. Other than a repair at the base of the neck it is in great condition and plays and looks gorgeous. Perfect for 60s rock and blues!

      $5,300.00

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      1967 Gibson ES-335 TDC

      This cherry red 335 looks beautiful, plays great and sounds totally awesome. This guitar comes with the original hard shell case!

      $5,000.00

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      1967 Gibson ES-345 TDC Cherry

      The ES-345 was introduced shortly after the ES-335. The ES-345 differed from the 335 in its inclusion of a Vari-tone tone selector circuit, split-parallelogram inlays, stereo output, and gold hardware.

      $4,500.00

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      1969 Gibson Super 400 CESN

      Meet the ultimate Big Bopper! Original Gibson humbuckers give you an incredible tone and the thin flamed maple neck will have you racing up and down the frets in no time!

      $9,500.00

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      1972 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

      This guitar does show normal wear for a 1970's Gibson that has been used but taken care of over the years. There is a large place on the back where the finish is completely gone due to buckle rash.

      $2,750.00

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      1972 Gibson Les Paul Standard ’58 Gold Top

      Although Gibson dubbed this model a ’58, it is in fact a reissue of the Les Paul from 1954, and an impressively accurate one at that. With a solid (no pancake) body, a long tenon neck and no volute, this guitar erases the more egregious sins of 70s Gibsons, offering the buyer an instrument that compares favorably to its original at a much more accessible price.

      $6,750.00

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      2004 Gibson B.B. King “Lucille”

      When B. B. King was playing ES-335s and 355s, he used to stuff the f-holes to eliminate feedback. When it came time to design his signature guitar, his first request was to get rid of those f-holes, and “Lucille” was born. With a fine tuner tailpiece, a semi-hollow design with no f-holes, multi-ply binding and Varitone circuitry, the Gibson “Lucille” model is just like B. B.'s.

      $3,250.00

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      2016 Gibson Custom Shop 69' Reissue ES-335

      Gibson Memphis is proud to introduce the Limited Run 1969 ES-335, which incorporates an array of classic specs that can be found on the 335s from the late '60s. Holding true to late '60s features, the Limited Run 1969 ES-335 boasts a narrow nut width, slightly larger f-holes, witch hat control knobs, a trapeze tailpiece, accurate block fingerboard inlays, and a vintage-inspired holly headstock veneer with the dot over the "i" and an open "b" & "o".

      $3,750.00