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GIBSON | CATALOGS | 1962

1962 Gibson guitars and amplifiers catalog

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This catalog has 1962 on the front cover, though has a printing date of May 1961 on the inside back cover. It is very similar in layout to the previous 1960 Gibson guitar catalog, with the same cover illustration and dimensions (8 1/2" x 11") though it is actually a little longer at 48 pages rather than 44.

This Gibson brochure is the first to show several new models, some of which would become all-time favourites; primarily the newly designed Les Paul guitars, or the Gibson SG series as they soon became, the EB0 and EB3 basses, and a number of Gibson Artist series jazz guitars, the Johnny Smith and Barney Kessel models.

It is the final appearance of the single pickup ES-330T, the dual pickup non-cutaway ES-125TD and two flat tops; the LG-2 and LG-3.

This catalog features the following guitars. Click on the images for full size versions, or click on the model names below for more about each instrument.

Guitars:

Byrdland
ES-350
ES-355TD / ES-355TD-SV
Barney Kessel
ES-330T / ES-330TD
ES-335TD
ES-345TD
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
Johnny Smith
L-5CES
ES-175D
ES-125

Basses:

EB-0
EB-3
EB-6

Doublenecks:

Double 12
Double Mandolin

Steel Guitars:

Multiharp
EH-620 Electraharp
EH-820 Electraharp
EH-610 Electraharp
Skylark
CG-520 / CG-530 Console Grande
Century-6

Guitar Amplifiers:

GA-1RT Maestro Reverb Echo
GA-2RT Maestro Deluxe Reverb Echo
GA-5 / GA-5T Skylark
GA-8 / GA-8T Discoverer
GA-6 Lancer
GA-18T Explorer
GA-20T Ranger
GA-30RV Invader
GA-40T Les Paul Model
GA-77RV Vanguard
GA-79RV Stereo-Reverb
GA-80T "Vari-Tone"
GA-100 Bass
GA-200
GA-400

Accordion Amplifiers:

GA-15RV Maestro 15 RV
GA-16T Maestro Viscount
GA-45T /GA-45RV
GA-78RV Maestro Stereo

Flat Top Guitars:

J-200N, Hummingbird, B-45-12, SJN Country Western, SJ Southerner Jumbo, J-45, J-50, J-160, LG-0, LG-1, LG-2 / LG-2 ¾, LG-3

Classic Guitars:

C-1 / C-1E, C-2, C-6

Acoustic Guitars:

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

Banjos:

RB-100, RB-170, RB-250, TB-100, TB-250

Mandolins:

A-5 Florentine, F-5 Artist, F-12 Artist, Florentine Electric, EM-150, A-40, A-50

Ukulele:

Uke-1, TU-1, BU-1
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1961 GIBSON LES PAUL JR.

1961 GIBSON LES PAUL JR.

New York, 100**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5300

THIS IS A ROAD WARRIOR PLAYER'S GUITAR, NOT A WALL HANGING COLLECTIBLE. THE ORIGINAL FINISH WAS STRIPPED IN THE "70S AND THE PICKGUARD HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE FRETS ARE ORIGINAL & VIRTUALLY PERFECT. ALL OTHER ELEMENTS ARE ORIGINAL AS WELL I AM THE 2ND OWNER OF THIS GUITAR & PURCHASED IT FROM ITS ORIGINAL OWNER IN 1969. THIS GUITAR IS A SCREAMER & MOST SUITED TO ROCK, BLUES, OR PUNK. IF YOU'RE GOING COUNTRY BUY A GRETSCH (LOL).... more
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original 1962 Gibson ES-330 Sunburst

original 1962 Gibson ES-330 Sunburst

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

$8190


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Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1962 Gibson ES-330 in its original Sunburst finish. It has a great playing neck with good frets. It's all original and 100% complete. The pictured period correct Gibson hardshell case is included, but it housed a guitar with a Bigsby at one time. This ES-330 is in great condition with only some minor nicks + dings, finish checking and other cosmetic wear. The guitar itself remains structurally sound with no ... more
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Gibson ES-335TD 1963 - Cherry

Gibson ES-335TD 1963 - Cherry

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$27950

Here we have a very cool block neck 335 from 1963! This cherry finish guitar is serial number 147426 and features a bigsby tremolo and dual patent number pickups. It is all original with no breaks and no issues, and weighs in at 8 lbs 15 oz
The guitar is in great shape overall. The early patent number pickups are similar to late PAFs and sound sweetly harmonic. The bigsby, ABR-1, and pickup covers all show light wear, but are in-tact original pieces. The Kluson double ring tuners are also ... more
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Vintage 1961 Gibson Les Paul Standard SG Cherry Red Electric Guitar w /  OHSC

Vintage 1961 Gibson Les Paul Standard SG Cherry Red Electric Guitar w / OHSC

Hicksville, New York, 118**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$30000

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Vintage 1961 Gibson Les Paul Standard SG Cherry Red Electric Guitar w / Original Case PAFs Sideways Vibrola
Hey now! You're looking at one of the most iconic guitars ever made This is a vintage 1961 Gibson Les Paul Standard SG electric guitar, in Cherry Red It weighs 6 lbs 11 oz, 24 75" scale, 1 67" nutA very well kept example - original case, and PAFs This is the legendary guitar that so many guitar ... more
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1962 Gibson ES-335 100% One Owner PAFs Clean Figured Top Clean ES335

1962 Gibson ES-335 100% One Owner PAFs Clean Figured Top Clean ES335

Henderson, Nevada, 890**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$29995

Medium neck profile! This is not your everyday '62 335? It has sealed pafs, the neck profile is not the super thin profile that you will find on most, the wood is highly figured, and it plays great. Also, not played much and very little play wear.
The small issues are that it had a non functional Gretsch tailpiece on it (strange) with two tiny additional screw holes on the bottom edge at the strap button (easy fix). There was a sticker on the back that left a permanent transparent residue. ... more
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1961 Gibson Melody Maker D

1961 Gibson Melody Maker D

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3395

1961 Gibson Melody Maker D, Tobacco Sunburst finish, First year for double cutaway, Original wrap around tailpiece, Gold knobs, The guitar is all original in our expert opinion, Has some finish reaction on the back of the headstock, Nice feeling neck, Lively guitar, VG, Newer hard case.
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Gibson 1961 Les Paul SG Custom Made 2 Measure Aged Olympic White + COA OHSC

Gibson 1961 Les Paul SG Custom Made 2 Measure Aged Olympic White + COA OHSC

Thousand Oaks, California, 913**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4995



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1961 Gibson J45

1961 Gibson J45

Lexington, South Carolina, 290**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5559

1961 Gibson J45 ADJ Acoustic Guitar 
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1961 Gibson Les Paul Junior SG Jr Cherry Red Electric Guitar w /  OHSC

1961 Gibson Les Paul Junior SG Jr Cherry Red Electric Guitar w / OHSC

Hicksville, New York, 118**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$10000

1961 Gibson Les Paul Junior SG Jr Cherry Red Electric Guitar w / OHSC
Hey now! I'm excited to offer one of the cleanest '61s I've ever seen This is a 1961 Gibson Les Paul Junior SG Jr Electric Guitar It weighs 6 lbs 12 oz, 24 5" scale, 1 68" nut width, serial 38568 This example is Gibson at its finest - slab mahogany body, one piece mahogany neck, and a single P-90 It has incredible natural resonance, and you know when an electric sounds that good unplugged, you're in for a treat when it's ... more
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Gibson Les Paul Junior Double Cutaway 1961 - Cherry

Gibson Les Paul Junior Double Cutaway 1961 - Cherry

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$10250

This is a great-looking and very late double cutaway Junior from Gibson. This early 1961 stamped serial number example is at the tail end of this model's run, right as Gibson began transitioning to the thinner SG body style The guitar has a cool look about it, with some nice figuring to the mahogany slab body. The top color is a bit more faded than the back of the body. The back of the neck finish has faded noticeably more than the rest of the guitar. There are long scratches, pick marks, dings ... more
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1961 Gibson Les Paul / SG Custom original WHITE with Sideways Vibrola

1961 Gibson Les Paul / SG Custom original WHITE with Sideways Vibrola

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

$31900


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Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1961 Gibson Les Paul (SG) Custom in its original White finish with gold hardware and a factory sideways Vibrola. It has a great playing neck with very worn frets, but still playable. It's all original with the exception of one volume knob. It's also 100% complete along with its original hardshell case. This original Les Paul Custom looks great with lots of minor nicks + dings (most have been touched-up with white... more
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1963 Gibson ES-335 TD

1963 Gibson ES-335 TD

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$34900

1963 Gibson ES-335 TD, Original Stop tail piece, Sunburst finish, TwoPatent Number humbuckers, Lightly figured Maple top and back, 1 11 / 16 incheswide at the nut, Original single line Kluson tuners back on, All Nickel part, ??MickeyMouse?? ears, Sweet playing and superb sounding, EC, Original hard case... more
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Gibson 1961 SG Custom Reissue 1987 - Polaris White

Gibson 1961 SG Custom Reissue 1987 - Polaris White

Edmond, Oklahoma, 730**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4999

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2023 Epiphone Inspired by Gibson 1963 Firebird V Electric Guitar w /  Hard Case

2023 Epiphone Inspired by Gibson 1963 Firebird V Electric Guitar w / Hard Case

Forked River, New Jersey, 087**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1480

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2023 Epiphone 1963 Firebird V Electric Guitar
Ember Red
Right-handed
Guitar is in mint cosmetic condition.
Neck is straight with low action. No bowing
Tested and working properly
OEM hard case w / key is included
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Comes exactly as pictured
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Vintage 1961 Gibson eh-500 lapsteel Korina body and strung Left Handed

Vintage 1961 Gibson eh-500 lapsteel Korina body and strung Left Handed

Woodland Hills, California, 913**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1550

Up for sale, a 1961 Gibson EH-500 Skylark lap steel in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. One of only 373 EH-500s produced in ?61, this Skylark lap steel may be most notable for being crafted out of the same African Korina used for Gibson??s original ??Modernistic?? guitars (the Flying V, Explorer, and Moderne)
The Melody Maker-style pickup, used on these steels from 1960 onwards, has a sparkling sound with a certain midrange ... more
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Gibson Vintage 1960s ES Trapeze Tailpiece Screw Set 1961 1969

Gibson Vintage 1960s ES Trapeze Tailpiece Screw Set 1961 1969

Mill Valley, California, 949**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$34

Gibson Vintage 1960's ES Trapeze Tailpiece Screw Set 1961-1969
* Vintage 1960's Gibson Trapeze Tailpiece Screw Set **
Very Good Condition Set of 3See PhotosShipping Lower 48 $9 00We Ship Worldwide031524


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Vintage! 1963 Gibson ES-345TD Stereo Varitone Cherry Red  All Original! + OHSC

Vintage! 1963 Gibson ES-345TD Stereo Varitone Cherry Red All Original! + OHSC

Thousand Oaks, California, 913**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$25995



Vintage! 1963 Gibson ES-345TD Stereo Varitone Cherry Red All Original! + OHSC

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1961 Gibson 125-ES serial no. 31467

1961 Gibson 125-ES serial no. 31467

Ashland, Oregon, 975**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2800

Gibson 1961 Cherry SunburstES-125
Serial no. 31467... more
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1962 Gibson L-5CESN Natural w / OHSC

1962 Gibson L-5CESN Natural w / OHSC

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

$25995

1962 Gibson L-5CESN
This Guitar Is Located At Imperial Vintage Guitars Sherman Oaks
In Excellent Overall Condition (Please See Photos)
All Parts Are Original
Original PAF Pickups Sound Incredible
Professionally Reset Neck Done Years Ago, Neck Is Perfectly Straight
Original Natural Finish Has Some Overspray
Set Up With Flat Wound 12's, Very Low 3 / 64" Action At The 12 th Fret
No Other Repairs Or Issues
Early 60's Neck Profile with Wide 1 & 11 / 16" Nut ... more
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1961 Gibson ES-335TD "Dot Neck" an original example w / tons of tone on a budget !

1961 Gibson ES-335TD "Dot Neck" an original example w / tons of tone on a budget !

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 333**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$23495

This is a very rare & desirable player grade early 1961 ES-335TD ??Dot Neck?? that is most guitar players favorite guitar that can be used for every type of music on earth. This is simply a fantastic sounding & playing machine for that gigging guy ! Its nicely faded Dark Sunburst finish looks fabulous. It's got a nice flat 1 piece mahogany neck w / its famous ??Dot?? inlaid rosewood fingerboard. It??s equipped w / a set of killer Reissue PAF??s. It still sporting its original single line... more
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1968 Shaftesbury catalogThe 1968 Shaftesbury 'Electric Guitars' catalog was just four pages long, and contained four guitar models: the six string Barney Kessel-style 3264; and three Rickenbacker-styled semi-acoustic models: the six-string 3261, the twelve string 3262 and the 3263 bass. Shaftesbury was the house-brand of major UK distributor Rose-Morris, and seems to have been launched as a response to the company's loss of it's distribution deal with Rickenbacker. The guitars were mid-priced, and built in (initially) Japan, and later Italy, by Eko

1970 Rose-Morris 'Exciting Electrics Wonderful Westerns Celebrated Classics' catalog

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.