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The Gibson electric acoustic, or cello-bodied, guitars produced at the Kalamazoo plant in Michigan USA are some of the finest guitars ever built. These high quality hand-built instruments had a price to match, and were only produced in small numbers, by skilled craftsmen.

But these 'Jazz boxes' are the guitars that sealed Gibsons reputation: quality only really matched by the likes of Guild and Epiphone; out of the reach of Fender, and the vast majority of other manufacturers at the time. Have a look at some of the superb Gibson Jazz Guitars produced over the last half century.

Many of these instruments are associated with jazz guitarists, and indeed some are named after musicians: e.g. Barney Kessel, Johnny Smith, Tal Farlow, and Trini Lopez.

Gibson Citation Gibson Citation
Gibson Johnny Smith Gibson Johnny Smith
 catalogue appearances
Gibson Trini Lopez Deluxe Gibson Trini Lopez Deluxe  promo sheet (1965)
Gibson Trini Lopez Standard Gibson Trini Lopez Standard  promo sheet (1965)
Gibson Barney Kessel Gibson Barney Kessel Gibson Super 400 Gibson Super 400
 catalogue appearances
 1972 showcase brochure
Gibson L5 Gibson L-5CES
 catalogue appearances
 1972 showcase brochure
ES-5  Switchmaster Gibson ES5 Switchmaster Gibson ES-125 C Gibson ES125 C
 catalogue appearances
 promo sheet (1965)
Gibson ES-150 Gibson ES150 Gibson ES-150 D Gibson ES150 D
 promo sheet (1965)
Gibson ES-175 D Gibson ES175 / ES175 D
 catalogue appearances
 1954 ES175
 1966 ES175 D
 1967 ES175 D
 1970 ES175 D
 1972 showcase brochure
 1974 ES175 D
 1979 ES175 D

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