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GIBSON | CATALOGS | 1958 | BACK COVER

Gibson Flying V and ES-335TD

1958 Gibson electric guitars and amplifiers catalog, back cover

Gibson 1958 electric guitars and amplifiers catalog, page 36. 1958 was an inovative year for Gibson, with several new models - two shown here are the Flying V and the thinline semi acoustic ES-335TD. Initial sales were less than amazing; in the period 1958-59 just 98 Flying Vs were shipped; although the 335 did a little better with 909 instruments. ES-335 sales stayed steady then improved into the mid 1960s. The Flying V was naturally discontinued. Despite several reissues in the mid 1960s and early 1970s, the Flying V never made it into an official Gibson catalog (although it was shown in a few distributor publications) until the Gibson V-II in the 1980 Gibson catalogue.

1958 zone 1 US prices: Flying V $247.50; ES-335T $267.50 ($282.50 natural finish).

1958 Gibson electric guitars and amplifiers catalog, back cover: Gibson Fying V and ES-335TD
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Vintage 1960s Gibson Witchhat Knob Set Witch Hat SG Standard ES-335 ES175 1968

Vintage 1960's Gibson Witchhat Knob Set Witch Hat SG Standard ES-335 ES175 1968

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$245

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Vintage Gibson 1967 - 1979 "Witchhat" knob set(Silver Inserts)
Rare and correct for that awesome 1966-1969 Gibson! This is an awesome matched set in super nice shape. Please note - the font on the "VOL" knobs is slightly different on the inserts. The number font is the same and this set is matched from the same guitar - thank you!
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Vintage Gibson 1965 Chrome Patent Sticker PAF pickup cover set 1966 68 ES-335 SG

Vintage Gibson 1965 Chrome Patent Sticker PAF pickup cover set 1966 68 ES-335 SG

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$295

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This is a standard spaced cover set - amazing shape with a killer vintage patina
These are correct for your 1965 thru 1969 ES-335, SG Standard, ES-175 and many others!
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Vintage 1990 Gibson ES-335 "Dot" Reissue, Nashville Made ES-335tdc Original Case

Vintage 1990 Gibson ES-335 "Dot" Reissue, Nashville Made ES-335tdc Original Case

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3450

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1972 Gibson ES-335 TD Iced Tea

1972 Gibson ES-335 TD Iced Tea

Farmingdale, New York, 117**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$6999

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Vintage 1968 Gibson ES-335 "Boob Logo" Pickguard Narrow Bevel ES-345 ES335 1967

Vintage 1968 Gibson ES-335 "Boob Logo" Pickguard Narrow Bevel ES-345 ES335 1967

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$245

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Very nice vintage Gibson guard!
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For that year and that year alone, Gibson embossed nearly all pickguards with the Gibson logo and a very cool art deco design now called the "boob logo"
Very nice patina from decades of use
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Vintage Gibson 1982 ES-335 Dot Reissue, First Year, Nashville Made, ES335 1959

Vintage Gibson 1982 ES-335 Dot Reissue, First Year, Nashville Made, ES335 1959

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4995

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GIBSON ES-335 TD 1980 Kalamzoo Original

GIBSON ES-335 TD 1980 Kalamzoo Original

Highlands, New Jersey, 077**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$8500

Gibson ES 335 1980Serial Number 83030007Kalamzoo MI
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Vintage 1960s Gibson Black Reflector Knob Set ES-335tdc SG Standard Custom 1961

Vintage 1960's Gibson Black Reflector Knob Set ES-335tdc SG Standard Custom 1961

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$395

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Vintage 1960's Gibson black "reflector" knob set
These killer vintage reflectors are in amazing shape
They are the black with silver insert variety
Correct for your SG / Les Paul Standard and a host of other Gibsons from the 1961 through early 1967.
A very cool set - printing is worn off the three of the four knobs - fantastic patina on these!!
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1959 Gibson Light weight Stop Tail piece Burst ES-335 Original 58 59 Super rare

1959 Gibson Light weight Stop Tail piece Burst ES-335 Original 58 59 Super rare

Ladera Ranch, California, 926**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3750

1959 Gibson Light weight Stop Tail piece Burst ES-335 Original 58 59 Super rare 50's early 60's original not a reproduction, no issues Buyer pays all shipping.... more
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Gibson The Flying V Guitar CMT 1981-1985 - Sunburst

Gibson The Flying V Guitar CMT 1981-1985 - Sunburst

Durham, North Carolina, 277**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4200

Great looking Gibson CMT from 1982
For 40 years old it's in great shape
Whatever dings there are to be found are minimal. The biggest of which are by the wings and I got the best photos I could of them. If you want more, just holler
The back might be one of my favorite faces of it. There is a super minimal amount of worming where buckle rash would be but its only visible in certain lights. The finish on it just looks beautiful though
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Vintage 1962 Gibson ES-335 Hard Case Ess & Ess Faux Elephant Exterior Plush Line

Vintage 1962 Gibson ES-335 Hard Case Ess & Ess Faux Elephant Exterior Plush Line

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$795

A fantastic and original
Vintage 1960's Gibson ES-335 "Ess & Ess" Black / Yellow Case!
Very Nice vintage early 60's case!This appears to be an "Ess & Ess" made case, but the foil badge is missing.
Correct for 1960's ES-335, ES-345, ES-330t or Es125t
This case is 100% original and in good shape
This case has the "Elephant Grain" exterior - a feature usually only found on early 60's cases.
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Vintage 1962 Gibson ES-335 Hard Case Ess & Ess - Faux Elephant Exterior - Plush

Vintage 1962 Gibson ES-335 Hard Case Ess & Ess - Faux Elephant Exterior - Plush

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$795

A fantastic and original
Vintage 1960's Gibson ES-335 "Ess & Ess" Black / Yellow Case!
Very Nice vintage early 60's case!
Correct for 1960's ES-335, ES-345, ES-330t or Es125t
This case is 100% original and in good shape
This case has the "Elephant Grain" exterior - a feature usually only found on early 60's cases.
The interior is in fine shape!
All original latches work!
Original Handle
Original Ess & Ess badge is a little rough
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1966 Vintage Gibson ES-335 signed by Lorette Lynn BBKing Buddy Guy Flectones +4

1966 Vintage Gibson ES-335 signed by Lorette Lynn BBKing Buddy Guy Flectones +4

Hot Springs, Montana, 598**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$11000

1966 Vintage Gibson ES-335 signed by 9 Music Legends w / JSA Auth. #XX28045. INCLUDING LORETTA LYNN!
The JSA Authentication was done on all 9 signatures.
Signed by B B. King in 1996; Buddy Guy in 1993; Loretta Lynn in 2012; Bela Fleck; Victor Wooten; Roy Wooten; Howard Levy and Jeff Coffin.
After I purchased this guitar I contacted Victor Wooten and he remembered signing it in 1993 when he and the Flectones all signed it.
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1979 Gibson ES-335 - Sunburst Finish - Original Case

1979 Gibson ES-335 - Sunburst Finish - Original Case

Columbia, Maryland, 210**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4199

Here is an all original 1979 Gibson ES-335. Sunburst Finish, Dual Humbucking Pickups, Factory Coil Split Switch on the Treble Horn for a Variety of additional Tones, Witch Hat Knobs, and Trapeze Tailpiece. Very Good ++ Vintage Condition displaying some small dings and light play wear. Marked a Factory Second with no visible defect. No cracks or repairs. An excellent playing 335. Included is the Original Black Tolex Hardshell Case
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Gibson Heritage Series ?58 Korina Flying V Ebony 1982 w / OHSC

Gibson Heritage Series ?58 Korina Flying V Ebony 1982 w / OHSC

Renton, Washington, 980**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$10000

Gibson Heritage Series ?58 Korina Flying V in Ebony finish made in 1982 with Original Hard Shell Case. This guitar features a solid korina body, korina neck and rosewood fingerboard. Equipped with a set of Gibson Shawbuckers in the neck position and a bridge position has the cover removed. Controlled by 2-volume, 1-tone knob and a 3-way toggle switch. The 24 75" scale length neck has pearloid dot inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets with a 50s rounded neck profile. The hardware is comprised of gold ... more
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1984 Gibson Flying V Green Burst Metallic

1984 Gibson Flying V Green Burst Metallic

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5399

Up for sale is a killer 1984 Gibson Flying V in its original and rare Green Burst Metallic finish. Dual original Gibson humbuckers, factory Gibson branded Kahler, no pickguard, Gibson branded tuners. Overall in very good condition less scattered finish checking on the body and neck as well as some buckle wear on the back of the body. Pro setup in house and comes complete with its original hard case. Weight: 7lbs. 7oz.... more
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Vintage Gibson Flying V Sunburst 1981

Vintage Gibson Flying V Sunburst 1981

Brookfield, Wisconsin, 530**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$8499


Vintage Gibson Flying V Sunburst 1981
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100% original & a superb player featuring a sleek, fast neck & loaded with a pair of gorgeous sounding T-Tops that deliver rich, creamy tones. Lightweight & exceptionally resonant - this Flying V is an absolute must-have for any collector or player. Professionally inspected & set up right in house by the experts here at Cream City Music
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1969 Gibson ES-335 TDW Walnut Electric Guitar

1969 Gibson ES-335 TDW Walnut Electric Guitar

Valley Village, California, 916**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$9499

For sale is a 1969 Gibson ES-335 TDW Walnut guitar. Excellent condition, all original. Rare walnut finish.

The guitar features a unique stutter (kill) switch. My father went to Guitar Center in 1969 to buy a Gibson ES 335 in the walnut finish but they didn't have one in stock. So he ordered one directly from Gibson. When my father picked it up it had the switch on it, so it came that way from the factory

Note: the guitar case is in fair condition and not original ... more
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Vintage 1997 Orville by Gibson Flying V - J serial - Killer Player 5lbs!  Terada

Vintage 1997 Orville by Gibson Flying V - J serial - Killer Player 5lbs! Terada

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1995

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Vintage 1997 "Orville by Gibson" Flying V
If you're looking at this you probably know of the fabled history of Orville guitars
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The only time in Gibson's history where they send the blueprints for all their top models out of the USA - and allowed reproduction using identical specs, headstock shapes, etc
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Gibson ES 335 TD 1978

Gibson ES 335 TD 1978

East Wenatchee, Washington, 988**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3917

good condition small scratches, nothing major
sound is very clean
comes with its original case
The Gibson ES 335 TD 1978 is a classic semi-hollow body electric guitar that is known for its versatile tones and iconic design. It features a laminated maple body with a maple center block, providing a warm and resonant tone with a touch of sustain. The guitar is equipped with dual Gibson 335 humbucking pickups, delivering a rich and dynamic sound that is perfect for a wide range of musical ... more
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1977 Gibson ES Artist 'prototype'

1977 Gibson ES Artist prototypeNot to be confused with the Gibson ES Artist launched by Gibson in 1979; this ES Artist was an early model designed by the Gibson research and development team in Kalamazoo in 1977, the instruments themselves constructed by Gibson artist Chuck Burge. It was planned for launch as a high end semi acoustic with 335-style construction (central maple block) and innovative circuitry - but was pulled at the last minute, being deemed too expensive. Apparently, several examples were produced with varying specifications, though exactly how many actually left the Kalamazoo plant is unclear. Certainly two guitars were sold to LaVonne Music by Gibson in around 1980. Read more about the development of this guitar, with details from Chuck Burge and the story of it's sale to LaVonne music

1959 Hofner Committee

1959 Hofner CommitteeThe Hofner Committee was a truly beautiful guitar produced in Germany, primarily for the UK market. It was a large bodied (initially 17 1/2") guitar with a carved spruce top, available as an acoustic or electric guitar. By the early sixties the carved top was replaced with a laminate, and although still a very fine guitar, the earlier carved top examples, with frondose headstock (like the example shown here) are far more highly prized amongst musicians and vintage guitar collectors.

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins TennesseanThe Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, or model 6119 was Gretsch's best selling hollow body of the 1960s. This wonderfully faded example from 1965 was originally Dark Cherry Red, but has turned a mid-orange brown. The original color, however, can be seen underneath the pickup surrounds. 1965 specs: maple body, two-piece neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and Hi-Lo 'Tron single coil pickups. Nickel plated Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.

1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog

1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalogHagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThe President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the new Jaguar.