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.

      $2,750.00

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      1955 Gibson ES-125

      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. The ES-125 was updated again in 1950 with an adjustable P-90 pickup and dot inlays. This particular Gibson ES-125 dates to 1955 and it plays great and the P-90 rocks!

      $1,799.99

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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 Les Paul Junior

      Part way through 1958, Gibson updated the Les Paul Junior. Changes included a new double cutaway body-shape with rounded horns as well as a new standard Cherry finish. These iconic Gibson guitars are perfectly simple rock n’ roll machines and are surprisingly versatile with a spin of the volume and tone knobs.

      $6,250.00

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      1960 Gibson Super 400C

      This is a great example of a vintage Gibson Super 400 - this guitar explodes with tone and plays like butter.

      $10,500.00

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      1961 Gibson ES-125

      This ES-125 is a straight up vintage tone machine. No frills and all thrills from one punchy, soulful P-90 on a great-looking, lightweight maple body.

      $1,999.00

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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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      1966 Gibson ES-330 TD

      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. This is a great & beautiful example from 1966 - we just had this baby set up with 10's and it sounds incredible.

      $4,250.00

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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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      1970 Gibson Johnny Smith with Original Hardshell Case

      The Gibson Johnny Smith introduced the world's first floating humbucking pickup when it debuted in 1961. It also resurrected the classic X-braced top, a design used by Gibson in the 1930's. The visual design of the Johnny Smith is drawn from a number of top-of-the-line models, such as the L-5C and the Super 400.

      $10,000.00

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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.

      $8,500.00

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      1974 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop

      This is a 1974 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe with the original mini-humbuckers & an awesome Goldtop finish. This guitar plays and sounds wonderful & it ships with a Gibson hardshell case.

      $3,750.00

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      1977 Gibson ES-175D

      This is a great example of the iconic Gibson jazz guitar - this 1977 ES-175D sounds great, plays great & it looks great when you hold it in your hands.

      $2,650.00

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      2001 Gibson "59-335" ES-335 59' Reissue

      This guitar is a 2001 Gibson Custom Shop 59' Reissue ES-335 with the original hard shell case & COA. This instrument is a beautiful cherry red. This guitar plays great and has a wonderful rich, full tone.

      $4,100.00

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      2004 Gibson ES-335 Dot with original hardshell case

      This is a great looking and incredible sounding Gibson ES-335 Dot with the original hardshell case included! This instrument plays great, sounds great & has a ton of versatility.

      $2,450.00

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      2008 Gibson Les Paul LPR-8 Murphy Aged Goldtop

      This is a real-deal 2008 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul LPR-8 1958 'Aged Historic' Reissue Gold Top. Only 75 were made worldwide, and this one is #42 out of 75! Pre-aged by Tom Murphy at the Gibson Custom facility and built by Master Builder Edwin Wilson

      $5,999.99

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      2008 Gibson LPR8

      This is a 2008 Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Les Paul reissue with a plain top and a beautiful tobacco sunburst finish. This instrument plays great and has a huge vintage Gibson LP tone.

      $3,250.00

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      2014 Gibson Les Paul Signature with Original Hardshell Case

      This is a 2014 Gibson Les Paul “Signature” with a beautiful flame maple top & a glossy sunburst finish. This guitar features 2 1957 classic humbucker pickups. The guitar includes the original pickguard in the case.

      $1,750.00

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      2016 Gibson Les Paul Traditional with Original Hardshell Case

      The Les Paul Traditional 2016 T's foundation is the same traditional tonewood combination that helped make the Les Paul a legend when it was introduced six decades ago. A traditional pickup wind in the neck position provides plenty of warmth and clarity, and in the bridge position, slightly over-wound coils in the '57 Classic PlusTM offer wailing lead tones.

      $1,649.99

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      2016 Gibson LPR8 58' Reissue

      The Standard Historic 1958 Standard Les Paul from Gibson Custom delivers the tone, looks and feel of the original ’58, the first of the Gibson’s now infamous Sunburst models. It features hand-crafted beauty, authentic vintage Gibson tone and historic appointments plus historically accurate aniline dye, hide glue neck construction and the renown sound transference that comes with its long neck tenon.

      $4,250.00

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      2017 Gibson Les Paul Standard 58' Reissue Murphy Aged

      Not your average Gibson Les Paul…..This is a Tom Murphy aged and painted Wildwood Spec Gibson Les Paul TH58 Aged and it sounds and looks incredible. Tom Murphy is a legend in the guitar industry and you can see and feel the difference when you play this instrument.

      $5,800.00