Vintage Gibson guitar and bass amplifiers

Vintage amps made by Gibson

Gibson have always been primarily a fine guitar company (see Gibson guitars and Gibson Bass); many of their other products are often overlooked. But Gibson have produced amplifiers for a very long time, with some models (particularly the older valve amplifiers) have a particularly good reputation, particularly in the studio. Amps like the 1960s GA-5 Skylark or GA19RVT Falcon actually sold quite well, and are still relatively easy to find today.

In the mid 1960s a number of solid-state amps became available, starting with the GSS100 (Gibson Solid State), but despite significant marketing these were seen as a poor replacement to the older valve models. In the late 1970s (Norlin period), and with Moogs involvement, a new breed of solid state amplifiers were tried; the Lab series, but despite endorsements from the likes of BB King and significant advertising, again these were unable to compete with the likes of Ampeg, Fender, Marshall and Peavey.

Guitar Amps

GA-1RT Maestro Reverb Echo
GA-2RT Maestro Deluxe Reverb Echo
GA-5 / GA-5T Skylark
GA-6 Lancer
GA-8 / GA-8T Gibsonette / Discoverer
GA-9
GA-14 Titan
GA-18T Explorer
GA-20 Crest
GA-20T Ranger
GA-30 / GA-30RV Invader
GA-40 / GA-40T Les Paul Model
GA-70
GA-77 / GA-77RV Vanguard
GA-79RV Stereo-Reverb
GA-80 / GA-80T "Vari-Tone"
GA-83S Stereo-Vib
GA-85
GA-86 Ensemble
GA-88S Stereo Twin
GA-200 Rhythm King
GA-400 Super
GSS-50
GSS-100
GTR-600
Hawk
Falcon
Medalist 410
Super Medalist
Duo-Medalist
G10
G20
G30
G35
G40
G50
G55
G60
G70
G80
G105
G115
LabSeries L3
LabSeries L5
LabSeries L7

Bass Amps

GA-90
GA-100 Bass
Atlas IV
Thor
Super Thor
LabSeries L2
LabSeries L4

Accordian Amps

GA-15RV Maestro
GA-16T Maestro Viscount
GA-45T /GA-45RV Maestro Standard
GA-46T Super Maestro
GA-78RV Maestro Stereo
GA-87 Stereo Maestro

PA systems

GPA-35
GPA-50
GPA-70
GPA-100

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