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.


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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.


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      1964 Gibson SG Jr

      Like the Les Paul Junior before it, the SG Junior was a simple version of the SG introduced as a student-level guitar in 1961. The SG Junior used a single P-90 pickup and single-piece bridge/tailpiece.


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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!


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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.


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      1989 Gibson Les Paul Custom

      This Gibson Les Paul Custom is from 1989 and it sounds great & plays very easily.


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      1994 Gibson Nighthawk DSN3

      This 1994 Gibson Nighthawk looks incredible & it plays and sounds great. This Gibson is a Nighthawk Special DSN3 in ebony.


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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.


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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.


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      2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard

      This is a 2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard with the Original Gibson hardshell case. This Gibson has been played & loved and it shows!


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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


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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.


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      2012 Gibson Collectors Choice #6 1959 Les Paul

      Guitars in the Collector's Choice™ series by Gibson Custom bring players and collectors closer to owning a specific, existing vintage Les Paul than anything else available on the market. This beautiful Les Paul plays and sounds incredible.


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      2012 Gibson Les Paul LPR-0

      This is an awesome Gibson Les Paul LPR-0 with a beautiful Cherry Sunburst finish - this instrument comes with the original Gibson hardshell case & the COA!


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      2016 Gibson Custom 60s Standard Historic Les Paul Lightly Aged Electric Guitar Black Over Frost Blue

      The Standard Historic 1960 Standard Les Paul from Gibson Custom delivers the tone, looks and feel of the original ’60, slim neck Les Paul. 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.


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      2016 Gibson Les Paul ES with OHSC & COA

      This 2016 Gibson Les Paul ES is a lightweight tone machine – the perfect marriage of a Les Paul & an ES-335. The actual model # on the paperwork says “ESLP16FBNH1” and the serial # is 11666752.


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      2016 Gibson LPR8 50th Anniversary 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.