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The Gibson Guitar Corporation, of Nashville, Tennessee, USA, is a manufacturer of acoustic and electric guitars. Gibson also owns and makes guitars under such brands as Epiphone, Kramer, Valley Arts, Tobias, Steinberger, and Kalamazoo. In addition to guitars, the company makes pianos through its Baldwin unit, Slingerland drums, as well as many accessory items. Company founder Orville Gibson made mandolins in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in the late 1890s. He invented archtop guitars by using the same type of carved, arched tops found on violins. By the 1930s, the company was also making flattop acoustic guitars, as well as the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, which were used and popularized by Charlie Christian. In the early 1950s, Gibson introduced its first solid-body electric guitar and its most popular guitar to date—the Les Paul. After being bought by the Norlin corporation in the late 1960s Gibson’s quality and fortunes took a steep decline until early 1986, when the company was rescued by its present owners. Gibson Guitar is a privately held corporation (company stock is not publicly traded on a stock exchange), owned by chief executive officer Henry Juszkiewicz and president David H. (Dave) Berryman.
Some years ago, 2002 marked the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Les Paul model. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, Gibson offered a limited run of Tom Murphy aged 1952 replicas. Gibson was originally set to make just 52 pieces, however, it appears that they only made 29 of them. The...
The arrival of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar in 1983 offered guitarists all the essential elements of a Les Paul Standard, including a carved top and humbucking pickups. Its simple yet elegant design quickly helped it become the most popular model in the Les Paul Series....
Here's a second hand and very nice 2009 Gibson Les Paul R9 in very good to excellent condition. As you can see the top is very nice and shows nice figures and wide flames. Weighing in at 3.95 kilos, this guitar has a nice weigth and is lively. Very good acoustic tone, has Low end and dense honky...
Created by legendary automotive designer (and visionary) Ray Dietrich, the original 1963 Firebirds literally reversed conventional concepts for guitar bodies and headstocks. You can bet heads turned when any guitar player took to the stage with one of these unusual instruments strapped on....
Here's a very rare find. This original Gibson ES-175D from 1953 is in good condition, with a lot of playwear, weather check and some dings and dents here and there. It has 2 Fantastic sounding original P-90 Pickups and has still the original perfect size frets with almost no playwear visible. It als...
Here's a very rare and nice find, as such Gibson L5C Custom were only 36 pieces built in 1968. This superb guitar is partially original and had a top refinish, both color and finish. The back & sides are all original, color, finish, no refin or overspray. Original frets and original nut are...
Here we have a fantastic looking all original ES-335 from 1967. This amazing guitar comes with an original factory Bigsby and still show a vibrant red finish in pristine condition. We had a lot of vintage Gibson and this one is among the cleanest we had so far. It comes with its original case in gre...
Back in 1970, Gibson had four masterpieces in their catalogue: the Citation, the Johnny Smith, the ES 400 and the L5CES. These were the most expensive guitars Gibson ever produced and the craftmanship and quality was perfect, or close to it. Anyway, we get this 1970 Gibson Super 400 CES some time ag...
Here's a rare find, not as rare as the original L-4CES from 1958, but still very hard to find, even rarer in the wonderfull natural finish. This late 90s Natural L-4CES is in excellent shape, only shows minor playwear and has one of the most beautifull one piece figured maple back we've seen on such...
Picking up one of these Tom Murphy Relic instrument is like holding a little piece of history. The Gibson Reissue instruments are incredible time capsules of an era that defined rock music as well as the electric guitar, and the Tom Murphy Aging treatment is bringing these reissue 57 to a higher lev...
What a great find and amazing guitar !!! Gibson Custom released the Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Standard, original serial number 9 0655, a replica based on Rick’s original, in 2016, and this guitar stayed at the Swiss distribution brand new unplayed until now. Rick and the original 59 Les Paul have b...
Back in 2017 we waited since june for these Limited Gibson Les Paul Slash 58 First Standard, and finally here's one, a second hand in as new never sold that had been kept a little while in a collection and traded back here at Leadmusic. This guitar is in as new condition, comes with all hangtags,...
**************** Guitar just sold. Another Knopfler Aged will be aded soon on our website, feel free to contact us **************** Here we have a unique and exceedingly rare True Historic Les Paul 1958 Mark Knopfler Aged & Signed. Yes, one of the 50 pieces sold within days in late 2016. This brand...
**************** Guitar just sold. Another Knopfler Aged will be aded soon on our website, feel free to contact us **************** Infos and pictures soon. Feel free to ask any details andfurther informations. Gibson Custom just announced the release of the Mark Knopfler 1958 Les Paul, a precise re...
The Les Paul has been a mainstay in Gibson's lineup due to its bold appointments and understated solid-color finish. But this Les Paul Traditional adds gorgeous AA-grade figured maple, ensuring the guitar looks every bit the top-tier musical instrument that it is. The figured maple caps a...
Brand new for 2018, and already here in the store. The iconic Les Paul Standard is celebrated by the world’s greatest musicians as the standard for perfection in the world of electric guitars. The new Les Paul Standard features the popular asymmetrical SlimTaper neck profile with Ultra-Modern...
Here's an impressive guitar built at 400 items for the Guitar of the Month limited serie of may 2008. This instrument allows you to swap pickups in less than 30 seconds and radically change your sound. Goes from Burstbucker's humbuckers to P94's single coil sound easily and fast....
Heres a great looking second hand Gibson LPM from 2015 in excellent condition, only light playwear, surfaces light scratches, but no dents, no dings, no damages and no repairs. Frets are in as new condition, comes with original case. The Gibson 2015 LPM Commemorative Electric Guitar brings popular L...
The Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar has a body made from multipiece mahogany with a one-piece SG-style neck. 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, 2 humbuckers with 2 volume and 2 tone controls, 3-way pickup selector, and a stopbar with Tune-O-Matic bridge. Includes Gibson deluxe gig bag....
A limited Run for 2018 !!! An essential favorite, the special edition SG Junior guitar delivers vintage looks and tones with improved modern playability. The iconic double-cutaway body in solid mahogany and a mahogany neck with SlimTaper profile accompany period-inspired appointments including...
Here's a great looking second hand Gibson J-185 electro-acoustique from 2003. The first Gibson J-185 was introduced in 1951, giving players a broader choice of flat-top acoustic guitars. It quickly became a hit. With a slightly smaller body than Gibson's fabled Super Jumbos, the J-185 offers an exce...
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