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Gibson J-200, Dove and Heritage Flat Top Acoustics

1966 Gibson 'Guitars & Amplifiers' catalog, page 28

The flat top acoustic section of the 1966 catalog starts with three jumbos, the very fine custom order 'super jumbo' J-200, the Gibson Dove and a relatively new model the Gibson Heritage.

The J-200 was large, with a 17" body (compared to the 16 1/4" body width of the other jumbos on this and the next page, but all three models shown here had a long 25 1/2" scale.

Called "King of the flat top guitars" for its dramatic beauty, booming residence, and penetrating carrying power. Built with an extra large tone chamber and many exclusive design features. Beautiful appearance, flawless workmanship, outstanding performance

The Dove was a newer model, first shipping in late 1962, but again, one that would remain a consistent presence in the Gibson flat top line

A beautiful new instrument with beautiful tone to match. Mellow and rich with plenty of power and deep resonance. A truly superb instrument with a striking appearance which is sure to win admirers wherever it goes.

The Heritage was first included in Gibson price lists in September 1964, but di not ship until 1965. This, then, was the model's first catalog appearance.

A traditional square shouldered flat top guitar of exquisite beauty. Small shell pickguard tastefully sets of the natural Spruce top. Excellent tonal response, clear ringing tones, with fine treble to bass balance. A fine rhythm guitar preferred by Country and Western artists.

These models were listed in the April 1966 price list, (zone 1) as follows: Gibson J-200N (natural finish) $505; J-200 (sunburst) $490; Dove $385; Heritage $349.50

1966 Gibson Guitars & Amplifiers catalog, page 28 - Gibson J-200, Dove and Heritage flat top acoustics
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Gibson 1972 Dove Acoustic Guitar Natural w /  Case "Good Condition"

Gibson 1972 Dove Acoustic Guitar Natural w / Case "Good Condition"

La Plata, Maryland, 206**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Top Material: Spruce
Body Material: Maple
Inlays: Double Parallelogram
Number of Frets: 20
Scale Length: 25 5 inches
Nut Width: 1 688 inches
Neck Material: Maple
Fretboard Material: Rosewood
Finish / Color: Natural
Electronics: None
Case: Hardshell
Serial #: 9911499
Weight: 5 lbs 2 oz
Each scale varies in accuracy. The weight of the guitar in questions may vary + / - 5oz from our scale to yours. This weight differential does not warrant a return of the ... more
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1973 Gibson Dove Custom Natural

1973 Gibson Dove Custom Natural

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


Up for sale is a clean and mean 1973 Gibson Dove Custom in its original natural finish. Typically 70s era Gibson acoustics get mixed reviews but I must say this one sounds fantastic. Overall in excellent condition less some light play wear, some areas of finish checking and a repaired / cleated crack on the face of the body. Pro setup in house and comes complete with its original hard case and some hang tags. Weight: 5lbs. 1oz.

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1970s Gibson J-200 Artist

1970s Gibson J-200 Artist

Lake Stevens, Washington, 982**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


For sale is this early 1970s Gibson J-200. This one has been well played and used throughout its life, and for good reason. It is a great sounding vintage Gibson!

See the demo video for a taste of the sounds

Although cosmetically it certainly shows signs of use, the good news is that all the needed servicing has been done. It has received a neck reset at some point in its life. There are some repairs on the guitar. It looks like it??s been given a... more
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1965 Gibson Heritage Acoustic Custom Vintage Brazilian RW Back-sides HSC

1965 Gibson Heritage Acoustic Custom Vintage Brazilian RW Back-sides HSC

Los Angeles, California, 900**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This is a 1965 GIBSON HERITAGE Dreadnought Acoustic Custom GUITAR with BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD BACK & sides. I have twice confirmed the year through two different Gibson representatives, one in person years ago and one recently via email. I do have that recent email confirmation from a Gibson Rep which I will share with the buyer (serial number 512599). The guitar is made of solid wood and not lament. In 1967 (supposedly) the Logo was changed and the B and O were closed and the dot on the I was ... more
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Gibson Dove Guitar, 1978 Model, Good Condition, Incredible Sound, Playing Guitar

Gibson Dove Guitar, 1978 Model, Good Condition, Incredible Sound, Playing Guitar

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


Beautiful 1978 Gibson Dove. The guitar sounds and plays incredibly well. It has been played over its lifetime and shows wear as a 45 year old guitar should. Hard to feed the serial number but it's there. Years and years of a capo being stored and removed from the headstock has caused the paint to faded away over time. You can tell buy the pics and the wear patterns that it has been well played. But rest assured the guitar still played incredibly well. There is a repaired crack on the top of the ... more
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Gibson 1969 Dove Acoustic Guitar w /  Original Hard Case (Pre-Owned)

Gibson 1969 Dove Acoustic Guitar w / Original Hard Case (Pre-Owned)

San Rafael, California, 949**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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Gibson 1969 Dove Acoustic Guitar w / Original Hard Case (Pre-Owned)
The 1969 Gibson Dove
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1958 Gibson J-200 Natural   *True 1958 Not a Remake*

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas, 727**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Up for sale is a TRUE 1958 Gibson J-200. This is not a remake, it is one of only 80 Gibson J-200's made in 1958. I have contacted Gibson and they have authenticated this guitar. They were unable to give me any information on who it was sold to. But Just imagine who was playing these guitars in 1958, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley . who knows.
It is in remarkable condition considering its age. There are normal signs of use, including light scratches and dings to the front of the guitar. There is... more
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1968 Gibson J-200 Acoustic Guitar

1968 Gibson J-200 Acoustic Guitar

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


1968 Gibson J-200, Gorgeous clean Tobacco Sunburst finish, Beatles guitar Just like George Harrison??s, Gold hardware, Tortoise pickguard, Tune-o-matic bridge, Beautiful quilted maple back, Gorgeous instrument! EC++, Clean Original hard case.... more
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1970 Gibson Dove Custom Cherry Sunburst

1970 Gibson Dove Custom Cherry Sunburst

Paradise, California, 959**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1970 Gibson Dove Custom Cherry Sunburst
1970 Gibson Dove Custom Cherry Sunburst
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1974 Gibson J-200 Artist Acoustic Guitar, lite sunburst, Mint Condition W / OHSC

1974 Gibson J-200 Artist Acoustic Guitar, lite sunburst, Mint Condition W / OHSC

Oak Park, Illinois, 603**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1974 Gibson J-200 Artist Guitar, lite sunburst, Mint Condition.... more
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1972 Gibson Dove Natural Dreadnought Acoustic

1972 Gibson Dove Natural Dreadnought Acoustic



The Dove model acoustic is one of Gibson??s fanciest designs ?? having a l0 ¾?? long tortoise shell colored pickguard on the treble side of the sound hole that is decorated with five blossoms, around 43 leaves and buds, three branches and a plump looking mother of pearl dove on one of those branches, facing the east and measuring around 3 ½?? in length. The fingerboard is rosewood and inlaid with double parallelograms of pearloid in 8 fret positions; the black glossy overlain headstock has the... more
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Gibson Dove 1972 - Cherry sunburst

Gibson Dove 1972 - Cherry sunburst

Doncaster, DN6***, UNITED KINGDOM


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Gibson Custom Shop Historic Pre-War SJ-200 Rosewood 2020 - Vintage Sunburst

Gibson Custom Shop Historic Pre-War SJ-200 Rosewood 2020 - Vintage Sunburst

Michelstadt, 64***, GERMANY


Gibson SJ-200 2020
Der Custom Shop hat die Königin der Flat Tops neu aufgelegt. Die SJ-200 gehört zu den berühmtesten Modellen im Steelstring-Portfolio von Gibson und wurde in Handarbeit in Bozeman / Montana gefertigt. Aus den besten Materialien entstand eine Gitarre wie damals in den 1930er Jahren, der goldenen Ära der Akustikgitarren. Die Decke aus torrefizierter Adirondackfichte, der Korpus aus Palisander, Ebenholz für Griffbrett und Bridge - alles verleimt mit Knochenheißleim, ... more
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Westerngitarre Gibson Dove Baujahr 1965

Westerngitarre Gibson Dove Baujahr 1965

Berlin, 10***, GERMANY


Die Gibson Dove Westerngitarre aus dem Jahr 1965 - Seriennummer 360652 - ist ein wahrhaftiges Schmuckstück für jeden Musikliebhaber. Mit ihrem einzigartigen Design und erstklassigen Klangeigenschaften begeistert sie seit Jahrzehnten Fans auf der ganzen Welt. Die Akustikgitarre ist in einem sehr guten Zustand und wurde sorgfältig gepflegt. Das Modell ist eine Akustikgitarre der Spitzenklasse und eignet sich perfekt für fortgeschrittene Gitarristen, die auf der Suche nach einem hochwertigen ... more
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Gibson J-200 1967 "natural" - great cond. + original Vintage- cannon of a guitar

Gibson J-200 1967 "natural" - great cond. + original Vintage- cannon of a guitar

Michelstadt, 64***, GERMANY


Gibson J-200 1967
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