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1972 Gibson showcase brochures
1972 Gibson showcase brochuresIn 1972 Gibson produced a series of 'Guitar of the Month' brochures, each dedicated to one of their high end models, the Les Paul Recording guitar, L5-CES, ES-175D, Super 400-CES, ES-355TD-SV and Byrdland. Each brochure was a single sheet folded into four panels, with details of the instruments themselves, their features, musical purpose, and a little history behind the development of each guitar. Only the Les Paul Recording was a new model; the others were all well established in the Gibson line. Follow the link to see scans and further information on these leaflets and other Gibson guitar catalogues from the CMI and Norlin periods.
1966 Kalamazoo KB-1 bass
Kalamazoo KB-1 bass Gibson assembled these 30 1/2" scale Kalamazoo KB-1 basses in their electronics plant in Kalamazoo, MI - separate from the main Gibson plant. They used the same components and hardware as on the Gibson EB bass series; but with a pre-painted masonite body and a bolt-on maple neck; a very different construction to Gibson's usual output. Initially the KB bass had a Mustang-shaped body (see the 1966 Kalamazoo KB-1, left), which was soon redesigned with the classic SG shape (see the 1967 Kalamazoo KB-1, right). Have a listen to sound clips of this bass here.
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Gibson advertisement (1975)
Gibson Les Paul Special 55 electric guitar

Gibson advertisement (1975) Would you sell your soul for a 1955 Les Paul Special

Gibson advertisement (1975)

Would you sell your soul for a 1955 Les Paul Special
1975

British advert, by UK Gibson agent Selmer. The advert announces the reissue of the 1955 Les Paul Special, or Les Paul 55.

These guitars were built in 1974, and obviously still selling into 1975.

This guitar was intended to be a limited edition instrument, but further instruments were produced between 1976 and 1979, however improved slightly, having a separate bridge and tailpiece - rather than the wraparound bridge/tailpiece of the original and 1974 version.

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RARE 1975 Gibson Les Paul Custom- Natural with Maple Neck (SKU 1912)

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Rare Vintage 1975 Black Gibson Les Paul Custom Guitar Maple Fretboard w/ Case

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