This is a Gibson Hollowbody bass from the 60's which certainly has the vintage vibe. It has a mod. done to the bridge pickup which is now a di Marzio 125 rail pickup designed for bass. You can read plenty of reviews on this pickup anywhere. The neck pickup is original as are the tuners etc. What has been done to make it look right were a new pick guard, a bridge pickup cover and new knobs, all of these are non original to the guitar but it still has the vibe at least. Plays pretty well and with the DM pickup sounds great. The case is an acoustic guitar case which had some foam with velvet put underneath so the guitar now fit's the case, still in VGC overall and a nice bass.
The GIBSON ES-345 is the big brother of the cheaper 335, well..at the time it was seen that way, as time now show's ups the 335 has become the one to own. But a 335 from around 1970/72 in australia will cost you even more now. The 345's were stereo but many people took them to their local luthier to change the wiring, giving you the equivalent 335 sound but at that cheaper price. This one stamped 2 has nothing that we can see as blemishes etc. overall though it's in great condition and has been a recording guitar used at a local studio for many years. Now it's time for it's new owner to love it. The bridge is now an aftermarket chrome one as is the 'gretsch case'. Playing wise it has the 2 x patent applied for pickups, 2 x tone and 2 x volume knobs plus the selector switch for the 'varitone' options that it has. Fretboard and frets are fine as are the mop inlays. Tuners are original to the guitar. Overall another very cool vintage Gibson from around 70/72 according to serial. VGC++
Just in is the great Gibson Custom Build ES-335 '59 dot.
What makes this one very special is that in 1981/82 there was no actual custom shop as it was still in it's 'infancy' and officially came into operation in 1993. This guitar was the result of many customer requests to Gibson to bring back the '59 DOT 335. So they gathered their best craftsman and luthiers and put them to work on what we now see, the very desirable and somewhat 'rarer' 1982 335 '59. It features two of the Tim Shaw 'PAF' style pickups which have become known as the pickups with the classic richness and harmonic sounds of the PAF and which are wound in the high 7k range. The guitar itself is still in very nice condition being cherry, also has the nice dark rosewood fretboard and original 'everything' so no surprises there. If your looking at guitars from the 60's or 70's you should also have a keen look at this one. Has the different style label and featuring the custom shop logo on the back of the headstock. A guitar I can personally recommend for the pro-player or the guitarist with discerning taste. Comes of course with the rarer vintage style case.
GIBSON FIREBIRD 'V'
CUSTOM SHOP EDITION
This Gibson Firebird V custom shop Historic Edition, from what we've researched there seems to be few of these currently on the market...why.? Well because there such a great playing guitar as made by the Gibson custom shop. I love the look of this one, it's not 'real white' anymore but going to that yellowish/creme colour which many consider so desirable. As can be seen has the certificate with it, original case, Lyre and Logo tremelo, original arm, rosewood fretboard with block inlays, banjo tuners, all original pickups and pot's a real nice example and well priced and has the vibe that you will be looking for. I can highly recommend this model and I'm sure you will love it. VGC+++
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You see many ES-355'S on websites, but alas, those are not the authentic Kieth Richard one's, this one is the 'real deal'
Made for Yamano music of Japan, and in the Nashville plant, which only 25 were made worldwide.
This guitar is far superior to the 355’s that Gibson has made recently. You can also see that it has no holes for the pick guard and the Bigsby has no black in it. The higher price (as opposed to the ones Gibson is making now) is because of the craftsmanship and because of its rarity. It definitely has the custom shop made feel to it.
This will definitely suit the professional musician with discerning taste, as the sound of these guitars have been tweaked just that much more by Gibson, more than the standard 355's.
The guitar shows signs of use for its age which can be seen by the pics as this was used for many years in a recording studio, the artist is now going in a different direction so that's when we acquired the guitar. There have been no breaks or repairs. The guitar comes with a bigsby and the original Gibson Historic Case (which shows some signs of use) but functions perfectly. The guitar has burstbucker pickups. Ebony fretboard, block inlays, split diamond headstock. Comes with COA and all hang tags and information.
Just arrived is the very cool and vintage Gibson SG from 1975. At one stage this model had the vibrola arm installed but now features the stop tailpiece instead. Everything else on the guitar including pot's, switches and knobs are all original as are the 'gibson' tulip style tuners. Fretboard is rosewood and has the bound fretboard and block style inlays. Two killer hum buckers give it a great sound as one would expect. The SG is very light of course so this is a guitar you can play all night on stage, it has been featured in a small way in the above video versus a Greco sg so you can hear what it sounds like etc. Overall in VGC+++ And comes with a non original newish style hard case
SOLD TO LUKE
This is not a deluxe routed to suit
A GREAT 'COLLECTORS' OR UP AND COMING 'ROCK STAR'S' GUITAR
Rarely do we see guitars of this quality come through the door. This beautiful
LES PAUL STANDARD, but with the flamed 4 piece top is reminiscent of the 58, 59 Les Paul Bursts...Made only 13 years after those classic Bursts and probably by the same guy's. One can assume it was destined to be a deluxe/custom but once it was seen that it had a beautiful flamed top it was then put aside and the '2' stamp is because of it's 4 piece top. But this has not effected it's Beauty or value in anyway now, being a 73' standard in itself is quite rare as during the early 70's only very few* (see attached ODT file) were made and in 1973 4 only made..!!..as can be seen in attachment plus only a few had the flame tops. This one finished in 1973 has the Brazilian rosewood fretboard that's fully bound, mother of pearl trapezoid inlays, tuners are now replaced with Gibson Deluxe,(originals were kluson deluxe) the pickups are patent number's, routes are all ok as can be seen, pot's ( dated 1973) and solder all original, jack-plug plate replaced. The finish does show player wear and some small dings etc as photographed but of course doesn't effect how it plays and as such yes it's a absolutely great sound guitar worthy of any collector or rockstar dare I say. Should you have any questions please feel free to email me.
ANOTHER GREAT COLLECTORS GUITAR
Just in a very cool
GIBSON DELUXE GOLDTOP from 1970, thats 49 years ago..!!..in absolutely beautiful condition, the gold is still gold but has that slight touch of the green showing through etc, the body is the pancake and the neck is 3 piece, tuners are the double ring gibson deluxe, fretboard is brazilliian rosewood and fully bound with mother of pearl inlays, has the 2 creme mini Humbuckers plus the 3 way switch and the 2 x vol and 2 x tone knobs, the backplate is a non original one currently metal but will be replaced when a new one comes in. Case is also non original. All pots and solder are original and untouched and has the 2 bumble bee cap's. So how does it play and sound..? as Ive said with a lot of great guitars that we have this is so good, you just cant compare these to a new gold top etc, the vintage sound and playability that these vintage guitars have is great. Another highly recommended guitar in exc++ condition
1 OF 50
1 of only 50 ever Gibson Custom Shop J-200M Quilted Maple Parlour guitars!
Again the Gibson Custom Shop have outdone themselves with this amazingly beautifully flamed J-200M Anniversary model. Featuring the flamed maple as seen in the pics on the back and sides, the stunning inlays featuring paua shell, fully bound front and back including the neck and the headstock, one can only be amazed at how beautiful this looks....So how does it play...? Well again being the smaller model compared to the SJ-200 you can actually hold this one easily and this in itself makes it so much better than the SJ models, as for sound it has sustain and that full bodied richness only found in the top end guitars, you could use this on stage, to record with or makes a beautiful guitar in that video clip, condition is EXC+++ and has some very very minor player wear, but basically you cant see this, no dings or scratches, in the neck pic you can sort of see a spot that looks like a ding but this is in the pic from the light so there's nothing there...comes of course with original case, pamphlets, key etc.
Here is a classic LES PAUL FIREBAND dated 1979 from Gibson, features the branded style logo on the headstock with the LP FIREBRAND logo which is the rarer model, later models were called 'the Paul'....at gibson they aged these using (some say) a bike chain over the body so that it looked like it had some age to it...well now after 40 years it does have 'vintage' vibe...so let's talk about playability etc, well with the T top pickups, the no frills body and the smooth as silk ebony fretboard this is a players dream, once you play it there's no doubt you will agree, ok it doesn't have the 'looks' etc of the typical Les Paul but sound wise is up there with the customs etc for sure and is lightweight, also dont forget the placement of the 3 way down on the lower bout which is a great feature for players as well, not forgetting these record very well, comes with it's original hard case, overall in exc_ condition
Just in is a beautiful GIBSON ES-335 from 1973 in the alternative colour of 'Walnut' ok it's not cherry but if it was it would be even more expensive. So in walnut it's a great way to get into a 'vintage' 335. It has the trapeze tailpiece, double line gibson deluxe tuners, brazillian rosewood fretboard, 2 tone and 2 volume switches plus the 3 way selector. So lets talk sound, as you know these early 70's 335's do have that killer sound coming from those two patent number pickups, plus the 335 is quite light so makes it easy to play all night, of course at these investment prices now seen on early Gibsons these are becoming more and more for the professional players or for those with discerning tastes, so if this is to your liking please feel free to email me but just to let you know we also have a 1970 335 also in walnut on the way...overall this one is in exc++ condition and comes with it's original case, please note the case handle (or should I say rope..lol..)
SOMETIMES WORDS JUST LET YOU DOWN, WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT THIS GUITAR..!!
Gibson's legendary SG JUNIOR from 1964 in a beautiful cherry colour. These have a great reputation as do the Les Paul juniors which of course are nearly identical, plugged in to our vintage AC-30 I was truly amazed. The punch and clarity of the P90 is only accentuated by the playability and sound quality, with great midranges and clear upper tones as well, it really sings...So it's in cherry, hardly any dings etc just honest player wear with the odd nick here and there, newer tuners with 1 slightly larger hole for the tuner peg, the point of the pickguard is cracked (as are 98% of all juniors) has the original case which of course a guitar of this quality need's a flight case...of course comes with our highest recommendation, in my opinion exc++ condition
A very desirable guitar for the collector or pro. musician
Don't you just love these SG SPECIALS from the late 60's, featuring the two P90 pickups that, basically scream..!! Yep these have that reputation as great guitars especially when played live on stage with the band. This one also has the fully bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays, original tuners, original electrics so a nice find for us here in Australia. This one is of course light and has that cool cherry finish which has aged beautifully with no major dings just honest player wear which is even hard to see in the pics, what can I say, really nice and in exc.++ condition, comes with a non-original hard case which I feel really needs something more substantial for a guitar of this quality.
A GREAT COLLECTORS PIECE
A beautiful GIBSON ES-345 from 1967, in the great cherry finish which I believe is the most desirable, it is the stereo model with the varitone sector switch giving many different options for the sound you desire. This model was more expensive at the time than it's junior brother the 335 as stereo was just catching on, but now after more than 50 years the 335 has also become very collectable as has this one. Of course this one features the trapeze tailpiece, split diamond mother of pearl inlays, brazilian rosewood fully bound fretboard deluxe kluson tuners and the binding has aged to the very cool looking cream colour. Most collectors keep them in the stereo or have a very small mod. done which can easily be reversed and make it mono, if you wish to keep it in stereo you will need a stereo to mono lead, so whether you are a collector or professional you will enjoy the beauty of this model, it's killer sound and the ease of how it plays. Comes with a original hand tag from gibson and it's original case. exc+++ condition , again a highly recommended guitar
SOLD TO TREVOR FROM SYDNEY
1970 & 1972
early 70's serial
Here we have another great GIBSON ES-335 from the very early 70's, serial dating put's it bewtween 1970 & 1972. The walnut finish is still in great shape and only shows minor crazing etc, no major dings or scratches overall the finish is quite good on the body. The neck has that 60's feel to it and shows 1 spot of wear through of about 1cm round or so. Pickups are of course patent number with a 3 way selector and 2 x volume and 2 x tone. The 335 features a solid block running from the neck to the back of the guitar which is where these get there magic tone from, and of course this is a tone monster, no doubt about that..! The fretboard is Brazilian rosewood with binding and mother of pearl block inlays. the binding overall shows that nice yellowing which basically all 335 of this age do giving it that unique vintage vibe and look. Overall a tone monster waiting for it's new owner. In exc+ condition and comes with it's original case.
SOLD TO AL
TO A NATURAL TIMBER FINISH
Here is a GIBSON FIREBIRD V from 1966...first thing we notice is 1. this has been sanded (I cant say it any other way, badly) by a previous owner as such the serial is now gone. 2. the bridge pickup is non original (maybe seymore Duncan) and at one stage another pickup had been added to the top of the pick guard adding 3 small holes as well as some small alterations to the wiring under the pick guard...Pot's etc are all original 1965 and no mod's or solder touched there(see pics) ..So as we can see no longer a collector's piece but just a players guitar, but having said that even with the non original pickup this guitar still has the sound, feel and vintage vibe you would expect from a guitar made more than 50 years ago. Play's extremely well, just had a fret level and a full setup by our luthier and his comment was "wow what a guitar" so it still play's really well, come's with a picnic style case etc which it now really needs another case as this one is 99% failed... overall good condition RC- 49
made in u.s.a.
This beautiful GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM has late 60's features such as "NO made in usa stamp" but does have a volute implying very late 69 dec. or jan/feb 1970. This one has the Ebony fully bound fretboard, mother of pearl block inlays, 2 patent number hum buckers and a 3 way selector as well as 2 tone and 2 volume selector, I believe the knob's are aftermarket.. All pot's are original and the solder is untouched as well, tuners are back to original (some very small holes may be visible but have been filled in ) the case is believed to be aftermarket. The finish has some dings etc which can be seen in the pics but still overall a very cool vintage guitar for the player or collector. These 70's customs are shooting up in value dramatically and as such if your gonna get one don't hesitate. This guitar has just gone for a full setup and plays like a dream and sounds so good that even to describe it is so difficult, but put it this way, you won't be dissapoineted at all with this great vintage les Paul custom...highly recommended
I just love Les Paul Customs, they are my favourite guitar, Whether it's a 60's or a 70's they have that killer sound, I can't recommend these enough to any working musician, If you don't have one of these in your collection, you need one. A very original custom, 2 changed pots, everything else original, original finish, Ebony fretboard, mother of pearl block inlays, 2 x humbuckers. Comes with it's banged-up original case. I would recommend one gets a serious flight case once your paying these sort of dollars for your guitar. exc condition Very much a professional guitar for either live or recording will make this an excellent choice.