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GIBSON | CATALOGS | 1958

1958 Gibson Electric Guitars and Amplifiers Catalog

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1958 was an important and innovative year for Gibson. Several new models were shipped for the first time, models that have gone on to be classics that define the Gibson brand: the Flying V, Explorer and ES-335TD, aswell as models that didn't quite make it, but are still revered in Gibson folklore, such as the Moderne and Explorer bass. This was, of course, the first catalog to widely illustrate the use of the Gibson Humbuckers that had been introduced the previous year.

The first half of this catalog contains high-end and student electric acoustics, solid bodies and bass guitars. The newer models don't appear until the back cover.

The March 1958 Gibson electric guitars and amplifiers catalog featured the following guitars. Click on the images for full size versions, or click on the model names below to jump to the relevant page.

Guitars:

Super 400 CES
L5 CESN
Byrdland
ES-5 Switchmaster
ES-350T
ES-295
ES-225T
ES-175D
ES-175
ES-135
ES-125
ES-125T
ES-140T ¾
ES-125T ¾
Les Paul Jr. ¾
LG-2 ¾
Les Paul Custom
Les Paul Standard and Special
Les Paul TV and Junior
Flying V
ES-335TD

Basses:

EB-1
EB-2

Electric Acoustics:

J-160E
CF-100E

Mandolins:

Florentine
EM-150

Steel Guitars:

Multiharp
EH-620
EH-610
CG-520 Console Grande
C-530 Console
Ultratone
Century
BR-6
BR-9
Skylark

Amps:

GA-Super 400
GA-200
GA-90
GA-85
GA-77
GA-70
GA-40
GA-30
GA-20 and 20T
GA-9
GA-6
GA-5 Skylark
Gibsonette
Super Maestro
Maestro

Doublenecks:

Double-12
Double Mandolin

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RARE 1958 Epiphone Gibson-Made Zephyr Regent Thinline E312T Electric - New York

RARE 1958 Epiphone Gibson-Made Zephyr Regent Thinline E312T Electric - New York

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$4400


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1958 Gibson J-45 Sunburst

1958 Gibson J-45 Sunburst

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Very good condition 1958 Gibson J-45 in Sunburst. Original tuners. Slight bridge lift but very playable. Would benefit from a refret. Play wear near the pickguard, with a couple lighter scratches on the back on the guitar. Back of the neck has seen a good amount of play and is pretty worn in as pictured. Comes with original case. Willing to ship or drive a reasonable distance
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Gibson Standard 58 Les Paul Goldtop 1958 Reissue 1971 1 of 25 rarest Les Paul

Gibson Standard 58 Les Paul Goldtop 1958 Reissue 1971 1 of 25 rarest Les Paul

Hopewell, New Jersey, 085**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$10695

Gibson Standard 58 Les Paul Goldtop 1958 Reissue 1971 With original hang tag and blank guarantee card returnable to Kalamazoo
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Epiphone Inspired By  Gibson 1958 Explorer Korina Guitar

Epiphone Inspired By Gibson 1958 Explorer Korina Guitar

Charlotte, North Carolina, 282**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$900

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Vintage 1959 Gibson Les Paul Custom Switch Ring Poker Chip Special 1958 1960 61

Vintage 1959 Gibson Les Paul Custom Switch Ring Poker Chip Special 1958 1960 61

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

$245

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original 1958 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster BLONDE with 3 PAF humbuckers + BIGSBY!

original 1958 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster BLONDE with 3 PAF humbuckers + BIGSBY!

Carbondale, Illinois, 629**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$19500


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Vintage 1959 Gibson Les Paul Burst Knobs Gold Bonnet 1958 Standard Knob Pair 57

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

$295

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1957 1958 Gibson GA-20 Combo Amp

1957 1958 Gibson GA-20 Combo Amp

Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 189**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2100

1957 1958 era Gibson GA-20 Combo Amp2 tone tweedThe tweed was "sharpied" or painted with some black type sharpie or paintSome has been cleaned off, it is how I got itAmp has been serviced by George AlessandroA few caps have been changedOriginal Field coil speaker works but is a little buzzy
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Vintage 1958 Gibson Kluson Deluxe Slotted Tuners Screw Set Les Paul Jr 1959 1960

Vintage 1958 Gibson Kluson Deluxe Slotted Tuners Screw Set Les Paul Jr 1959 1960

Plano, Texas, 750**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$69

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Vintage 1950s  /  1960s Gibson L-5 Tailpiece Gold L-5CES L-5c L5 1959 1958 1957

Vintage 1950's / 1960's Gibson L-5 Tailpiece Gold L-5CES L-5c L5 1959 1958 1957

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

$1495

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Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Series 1958 Korina Flying V

Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Series 1958 Korina Flying V

San Diego, California, 921**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Vintage 1958 Gibson GA-9 Combo Amp Black Tolex

Vintage 1958 Gibson GA-9 Combo Amp Black Tolex

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$800

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Vintage 1959 Gibson PAF Cover NICKEL Les Paul Standard Burst Es-335 Dot 1958 57!

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Gibson 1958 LG-1 Acoustic Guitar with Original Case

Gibson 1958 LG-1 Acoustic Guitar with Original Case

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1958 Gibson J-200 Natural   *True 1958 Not a Remake*

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Vntg 1958 Gibson GA-20 Tweed Combo Amp Jensen Speaker 220816 Serial Number 39632

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Ida, Michigan, 481**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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1958 Les Paul Standard Neck Gibson factory installed in 58 on 53 Goldtop see ad

1958 Les Paul Standard Neck Gibson factory installed in 58 on 53 Goldtop see ad

Hopewell, New Jersey, 085**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$96395

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1958 53 Goldtop Les Paul electric guitar sn. 8 3078
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Gibson Vintage 1958 Gibson ES-225T Collector Condition All Original with OSSC

Gibson Vintage 1958 Gibson ES-225T Collector Condition All Original with OSSC

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$5200

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Vintage Original 1958 Gibson Les Paul Junior ( 8 4369 ) Tobacco Burst Guitar

Vintage Original 1958 Gibson Les Paul Junior ( 8 4369 ) Tobacco Burst Guitar

Lexington, Kentucky, 405**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$10150

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1958 1959 GIBSON Les Paul Standard 335 ORIGINAL Hang Tags PAF Bridge Case Candy

1958 1959 GIBSON Les Paul Standard 335 ORIGINAL Hang Tags PAF Bridge Case Candy

Hopewell, New Jersey, 085**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1395

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1958 1959 GIBSON Les Paul Standard ES-335 ES-175 ES-175D Les Paul Jr Guaranteed totally ORIGINAL Hang Tag with PAF Humbucker adjustment Instructions and Gibson Bridge Adjustment Instructions Case Candy
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1970 Rose_Morris catalog1970 Rose-Morris catalog, dated April 1970. It featured 6 electric guitars, 32 acoustic guitars, 3 basses and 1 steel guitar. It contains the following instruments, over 20 pages: Electric guitars: Shaftesbury 3261, 3262, 3264, 3265, 3400; Top Twenty 1970; Bass: Shaftesbury 3263, 3266; Top Twenty 1971; Acoustic guitars: Eko Rio Bravo, Rio Bravo 12, Ranchero, Ranchero 12, Colorado, Ranger, Ranger Folk, Ranger 12; Aria 1674, 1675, 1676, 1679, 1680, 1695, 'John Pearse' Jumbo, 'John Pearse' Folk; Rose-Morris 15-11, Kansas, Georgian, Florida; Suzuki 1663, 1664, 1665, 3054, 3055, 3060; Tatay 1713, 1714, 1715; Peerless 3052; Steel guitar: Aria 3425

1971 Rose-Morris 'Exciting Electrics Wonderful Westerns' catalog

1971 Rose_Morris catalogThe sixteen-page 1971 Rose-Morris catalog featured electric guitars by Rose-Morris' own brand, Shaftesbury, and budget brand Top Twenty; aswell as acoustics by Eko, Aria, and for the first time Ovation. The catalog contains the following instruments: Electric guitars: Shaftesbury 3261, 3264, 3265, 3400, 3402; Top Twenty 1970; Bass: Shaftesbury 3263, 3266; Top Twenty 1971; Acoustic guitars: Ovation: Balladeer, 12 String, Glen Campbell, Glen Campbell 12 string; Eko Rio Bravo, Rio Bravo 12, Ranger, Ranger Folk, Ranger 12, Colorado, Ranchero, Ranchero 12, Studio 'L'; Rose-Morris Florida; Aria 'John Pearse' Jumbo, 'John Pearse' Folk

1972 Fender Precision bass

1972 Fender PrecisionA detailed look at an early 1970s Fender Precision bass guitar in custom black finish, with rosewood fretboard. 1972 list price, $307.50. The Fender Precision had been shipping since at least very early 1952 - with just one re-design circa 1957. This example, then, shows a model already two decades old, but barely changed since the '57 revamp. Fender got it right first time around, and although there are numerous minor cosmetic differences, the essence of this bass is effectively the same as it was in '52: a simple, single pickup instrument with a GREAT sound. Check out the demo video through an old Ampeg B15. It's no wonder this is the bass that everybody wants!

1967 Vox Stroller

1967 Vox StrollerThe Vox Stroller was the brand's entry level electric solid body guitar, fitted with just one pickup and a fixed tailpiece. Although aimed at student guitarists, it wasn't a terrible instrument, but did lack somewhat in adjustability, having no accessible truss rod and only a floating rosewood bridge. But this example is actually quite an improvement on earlier versions, with a standard 1/4" jack and a solid mahogany body. 1967 price £18 2s. JMI ceased UK guitar production in late '67, and combined with decreasing demand for the Stroller, this surely must be one of the last examples shipped.

1963 Vox Clubman Bass (left handed)

1963 Vox Clubman Bass left handedA nice example of the Vox Clubman II bass, built by JMI in Dartford, Kent in 1963. This is a lightweight bass, short (30") scale and very easy to play. It is an early example, and as such has a thin black scratchplate and side mounted, coaxial output jack. JMI offered left handed examples of their solid body Vox guitars and basses at 10% premium. Production numbers are unclear, but left-handed examples rarely come up for sale

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.