1966 Gibson catalogue

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The 1966 Gibson catalogue was the most lavish produced to date, and for many years afterwards. It had been the first to be in full colour, and contained Gibson's entire product range, from high-end jazz guitars, solid bodies (including the newly designed Firebird range) and Gibson's wide range of acoustic instruments. But this was a very sucessful time for Gibson. 1965 had been their very best year, with massive sales and a huge expansion of their Kalamazoo facilities. There was a huge rise in the popularity of guitar playing, and cheaper imported brands were not yet been able to compete on grounds of quality.

The entire ranges of electric guitars, basses, acoustics, banjos, mandolins and amplifiers are shown. Click on the images for full size versions, or click on the model names below for more about each instrument

Guitars:
Johnny Smith Guitar
Trini Lopez Deluxe
Trini Lopez Standard
Barney Kessel Guitar
Tal Farlow Guitar
Super 400 CES
L-5 CES
ES-175D
ES-125C
ES-125
Byrdland
ES-355TD-SV
ES-345TD
ES-335TD
ES335-12
ES-330TD
ES-125TC
ES-140T¾
ES-125T
ES-120T
Firebird I
Firebird III, V, VII
Firebird V-12
SG Standard, Custom
Special Junior
Melody Maker

Basses:
Thunderbird II, IV
EB-0
EB-2
EB-3

Doublenecks:
Double 12
Double Mandolin
Double Bass

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christina Comment left 27th June 2014 10:10:48 reply
I just found a 1966 Gibson Guitar and Amplifier catalog in like new condition. someone was discarding it. I guess they didn't see the value in it.
Rich Hagerty Comment left 9th June 2014 10:10:11 reply
Hi, I have a 1965 EB3, purchased new from Muscara Music in Belleville NJ I still own & use it reularily and was wondering what was the Original type and gauge of the srings were?.. I was also surprised recently to learn that this model was not considered "Short Scale" and also the 65 may have been the only one with the the "TaliPiece" String muffler that can be locked in place. Last, any idea where I can buy "inserts" for the Vol & Tone control, or the complete 4 piece set if I have to? Thanks for th information
Alfredo Lopez Comment left 7th March 2014 13:01:35 reply
I've had that catalog in 1970, and i lost it, I like get a copy, Thanks