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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      1954 Gibson ES-295

      This rare bird needs a new home to roost since it plays even better than it looks! The maple top, back and sides have a nice solid weight to them that really makes this guitar bouncy and vibrant sounding with superb sustain and a great feel that is inspirational. If gold is not your color but you always loved the vibe of a real 295 then this one is right for you!

      $6,250.00

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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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      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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      1962 Gibson ES-330 TDC

      Introduced in 1959 to replace the discontinued ES-225, the 330 features the silhouette of the iconic 335, but is fully hollow and equipped with two punchy P90s.

      $4,500.00

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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 Trini Lopez Custom

      This fabulous late '60s Trini Lopez Custom sports a vintage red and amber sunburst finish and double sharp cutaways. The original Gibson Patent # humbuckers give a nice growl with just a hint of smoothness. Just like the show-stopping Latin performer that gave this guitar its name, this baby is loaded with flair and pizzazz!

      $4,250.00

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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 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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      1978 Gibson RD Artist

      The RD Artist was introduced in 1978, after two years of development (RD stands for Research and Development). The design was born of Gibson's desire to tap into the developing synthesizer market, as well as to compete with the new electronics being used by makers such as Alembic. To do so they collaborated with none other than Bob Moog to design their own state-of-the-art circuitry. The result was a beast of a guitar with a remarkably wide tonal range.

      $2,750.00

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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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      2014 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Long Scale

      However much you love the classic Les Paul look, feel, and tone, some playing styles just require a longer scale. Whether it’s bangin’ dropped tunings, liquid-like slide work, or meaty low-string twang, or just a preference for a little more string tension and a longer neck, the Les Paul Long Scale from Gibson Custom nails it all.

      $1,999.00

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      Gibson Limited Edition SG Standard 24

      Constructed with the classic tonewood combination of a mahogany body and mahogany neck topped with a rosewood fretboard, this SG ups the ante with extended fret access (a full two octaves!) and its versatile combination of a Firebird mini humbucker in the neck and Toni Iommi Humbucker in the bridge. Expanding on this guitar's already versatile and dynamic tone, push-pull pots give you the option of coil-tapping for crisp single-coil sounds.

      $949.00