1960 Gibson Guitar and Amplifier Catalogue

Part 1: Electric guitars, basses and amplifiers

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The 1960 Gibson guitar and amplifier catalogue was the largest the company had produced to date; measuring 8 1/2 inches x 11 inches, and with 44 pages, it contained electrics, acoustics, steel guitars, amplifiers, banjos and mandolins.

A number of new guitars got their first catalogue appearance in 1960, particularly thinline semi acoustics such as the Es330T, ES330TD, ES345TD, ES355TD, ES355TD-SV, ES125TC, and ES125TDC - but also solid bodies like the Melody Maker, SG Special, SG-TV, SG-Junior and EB-0 bass (although these last four are not the classic batwing SGs, rather the short-lived Les Paul double cutaway instruments, which would be remodelled again in time for the 1962 catalogue as regular SG guitars. The 1960 catalogue was also the last appearance of several models - the Les Paul Custom and Standard, ES-5 Switchmaster and the semi-acoustic EB2 bass

This catalogue is dated May 1960 on the inside back cover. It featured the following guitars. Click on the images for full size versions, or click on the model names below for more about each instrument

Part 1

Guitars:
Byrdland
ES-350
ES-355TD / ES-355TD-SV
ES-345TD
ES-330T / ES-330TD
ES-335TD
ES-125TC
ES-125T / ES-125T ¾
ES-140T ¾
Les Paul Standard, Custom
Les Paul Special, TV
Les Paul Junior
Melody Maker, Melody Maker ¾
Super 400CES
L-5CES
ES-5 Switchmaster
ES-175D
ES-125

Basses:
EB-0
EB-2
EB-6

Doublenecks:
Double 12
Double Mandolin

Part 2

Steel Guitars:
Multiharp
EH-620 Electraharp
Skylark
EH-610 Electraharp
CG-520 / CG-530 Console Grande
Century-6

Guitar Amplifiers:
GA-200 Rhythm King
GA-400 Super
GA-86 Ensemble
GA-40 Les Paul Model
GA-77 Vanguard
GA-80 "Vari-Tone"
GA-20T Ranger
GA-20 Crest
GA-30 Invader
GA-18T Explorer
GA-6 Lancer
GA-14 Titan
GA-88S Stereo Twin
GA-5 / GA-5T Skylark
GA-8 / GA-8T Gibsonette
GA-83S Stereo-Vib

Accordion Amplifiers:
GA-87 Stereo Maestro
GA-16T Maestro Viscount
GA-45T Maestro Standard
GA-46T Super Maestro

Part 3

Flat Top Guitars:
J-200N, SJN Country Western, SJ Southerner Jumbo, J-50, J-45, J-160E, LG-0, LG-1, LG-2 / LG-2 ¾, LG-3

Classic Guitars:
C-1, C-2, C-6

Acoustic Guitars:
Super 400 C, L-5CN / L-5CT, L-7C, L-4CN, L-50, L-48, TG-0, TG-50 / ETG-150

Mandolins:
A-5 Florentine, F-5 Artist, F-12 Artist, Florentine Electric, EM-150, A-40, A-50,
Banjos:
RB-100, RB-250, TB-100, TB-250,

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