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GIBSON | CATALOGS | 1966 | PAGE 30

Gibson J-45, J-50 and J-160E

1966 Gibson 'Guitars & Amplifiers' catalog, page 30

Page 30 continues the flat top guitar series with the Gibson J-45, J-50 and electric acoustic J-160E.

The J-45 / J-50 were great guitars indeed, in fact the best-selling Gibson Jumbos. Between 1942 and 1979, a total of 62655 J-45 and 56682 J-50 guitars left the Kalamazoo plant!

A popular-priced jumbo guitar with exceptional resonance and response. Handsome natural finish top with contrasting dark Walnut finish rim. Gibson proved engineered bracing and construction.

The J-160E, although not as old as the J-45/J-50 was still a well established model by this time, having been introduced by Gibson in 1954.

Here it is - the popular jumbo flat top that's electric - and the only guitar of its type with the adjustable bridge that gives perfect action plus much more power and sustaining quality to the tone. An exceptional amplified instrument, popular with Country and Western artists.

These guitars had an April 1966 list price (zone 1) of: J-45 $175; J-50 $175; J-160E $245.

1966 Gibson Guitars & Amplifiers catalog, page 30 - Gibson J-45, J-50 and J-160E
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1970 Gibson J-45 Deluxe Cherry Sunburst Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

1970 Gibson J-45 Deluxe Cherry Sunburst Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Sonoma, California, 954**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1520

1970 Gibson J-45 Deluxe Acoustic-Electric Guitar with a Cherry Sunburst Finish. The body's binding needs to be replaced and the lifting / cracked bridge needs to be replaced. There are a few old repaired cracks in the top that seem stable. Otherwise the guitar is in good condition with typical scuffs throughout. The neck looks solid. One of the tuners have been replaced and the pickguard looks to have been reglued. This guitar is sold as-is and will need to be repaired. Does not include a case ... more
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Gibson J-50 Deluxe Acoustic Guitar 1980 with hard case

Gibson J-50 Deluxe Acoustic Guitar 1980 with hard case

Winchester, Virginia, 226**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1695

Wow, what a player's guitar. Low action and lots of resonance. This guitar sounds amazing. All you have to do is take it out the case, tune and play!
Note: The guitar is from 1980 and has typical wear and a few bumps, scratches and nicks. The bridge had some work and a small repair in the back .This does not have any impact on the sound or playability. See the pictures for the best description of any issues. Also, look us up and give us a ring if you would like to discuss the ... more
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Gibson J-50 Acoustic Guitar 1968 w /  Hard Case

Gibson J-50 Acoustic Guitar 1968 w / Hard Case

Dallas, Texas, 752**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1995

Gibson J-50 Acoustic Guitar 1968 w / Hard Case

No inside labelJ-50 Truss rod coverHonduran Mahogany Top is very flat - no loose braces1 / 16th " slight lift on rear of bridge onthe treble side -doesn't seem to affect anythingNeck is straight as an arrow from nut to bridgesaddles- 100% operational100% originalLow ActionRare rosewood adjustable bridge

Gibson can't acquire the Honduran Mahogany anylonger due to the CITES ACT Treaty protecting the South American trees
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Vintage 1968  /  1969 Gibson J50 Acoustic Guitar J-50

Vintage 1968 / 1969 Gibson J50 Acoustic Guitar J-50

Springville, New York, 141**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2199

Vintage 1968 / 1969 Gibson J50. We're going with 1969 since it has the square shoulders. Great condition. All original. No cracks. Plays and sounds awesome. Action at the 12th fret low E is 5 / 32 and 1 / 16 on the high E. Frets are in great shape. Some dings and scratches here and there but overall great condition. Includes vintage hard case. Please email questions.
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GIBSON J-45 STANDARD VINTAGE GUITAR - SUNBURST W /  GIBSON HARD CASE (MVP020860)

GIBSON J-45 STANDARD VINTAGE GUITAR - SUNBURST W / GIBSON HARD CASE (MVP020860)

Turlock, California, 953**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2300

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Guitar Original 1967 Gibson J-45 ADJ Adustable Acoustic Guitar w /  Hard Case EUC

Guitar Original 1967 Gibson J-45 ADJ Adustable Acoustic Guitar w / Hard Case EUC

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

$2587

Guitar Original 1967 Gibson J-45 ADJ Adustable Acoustic Guitar EUC
Would need to be tuned
comes with hard case
very good condition, some minor flaws. serial number ingraved by owner for insurance purposes shown in final photo
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vintage 1968 Gibson J-45 ADJ Cherry Sunburst Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

vintage 1968 Gibson J-45 ADJ Cherry Sunburst Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Boulder, Colorado, 803**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2600

EXCELLENT 1968 Gibson J-45 ADJ Cherry Sunburst Dreadnought Acoustic Guitarserial number 909091, falls into the 9XXXXX serial number batch of late 1968, square shouldered body, no "made in USA" stamp, has the rare inlay Gibson logo not common on a J45, but seen now and then
The guitar is 100% original, no work, no repairs Comes with a chip board case will be professionally packed for rugged handling The condition of this guitar is excellent, bordering on closet case. It is quite amazing to ... more
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USED 2023 Gibson 1950s J-45 (070)

USED 2023 Gibson 1950s J-45 (070)

Pikeville, Kentucky, 415**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2700

Physical Condition
This guitar is in great condition with only some light examples of wear. There are some light scuffs and scratches here and there on the top and back of the body, as well as a small spot on the lower-center of the back where you can slightly feel the lacquer at the joint of the two pieces of the back; this is not a crack, but it is noticeable. Otherwise, there are a few light marks on the pickguard and some light tarnishing on the hardware. Aside from this, the guitar ... more
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1970 Gibson J-45

1970 Gibson J-45

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

$2800

1970 Gibson J-45
Serial Number - 952942
Sunburst in wonderful condition. Very rich and warm tone. A must have for any collector! Includes a non-original case. Set-up by Moze Guitars in La Mesa
Top - SpruceBack and Sides - MahoganyNeck - MahoganyFingerboard - Rosewood
Welcome to Guitar Apothecary, where passion meets curation in the world of exclusive guitar collection. As connoisseurs of craftsman and tone, we pride ourselves on offering a curated selection of the finest and most ... more
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1966-67 Gibson J50 ADJ

1966-67 Gibson J50 ADJ

Malibu, California, 902**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2950

This beautiful Gibson J50 ADJ acoustic guitar from 1966-67 is a true gem for any musician or collector. With its right-handed orientation and dreadnought body type, it's perfect for playing a wide range of music styles. The 6-string configuration and rosewood fretboard material provide a comfortable and enjoyable playing experience.
Featuring the iconic Gibson brand and model name, this guitar is a testament to the craftsmanship and quality that Gibson is known for. Whether you're a seasoned... more
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Vintage 1960s Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1968-1969 Player Grade

Vintage 1960's Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1968-1969 Player Grade

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

$2950

This listing is for a Vintage 1968 or 1969 Gibson J-45 Acoustic Guitar. This guitar is a player grade instrument and while the guitar plays and sounds very great the guitar does have a few issues such as a repaired headstock crack and the bridge is cracked.
This guitar was made in the USA in 1968 or 1969. The guitar has the original sunburst finish and all the parts are original. The guitar suffered a cracked headstock at one time and the crack has been repaired, see pics. The area around ... more
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1963 Gibson J-45 ADJ no finish project guitar

1963 Gibson J-45 ADJ no finish project guitar

Citrus Heights, California, 956**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3000

I really don??t want to sell this J45??. it??s a wonderful guitar but i figured i??d put it up to see if any interest is out there. Vintage 1963 Gibson J45 with stripped finish . This thing sounds amazing! Even with its original composite bridge. This use to be a sunburst finish . Unfortunately someone stripped the finish and then basically abandoned it and put it back in the case. it??s been played a little with no finish but not much . No significant damage to the wood?? a bit of ??buckle ... more
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GIBSON J160E 1969

GIBSON J160E 1969

Peckville, Pennsylvania, 184**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3475

1969 GIBSON J 160 E GUITAR. VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION. ALL ORIGINAL AND VERY LITTLE PLAY WEAR VISIBLE. THE P90 PICK UP PROVIDES THAT FAMOUS DIRTY SOUND THAT THEY ARE SO WELL KNOWN FOR. ACTION IS AS GOOD AS ANY ELECTRIC GUITAR. ACTUALLY PRETTY AMAZING HOW THESE GUITARS PLAY! ALSO A PIECE OF BEATLE HISTORY! HARDSHELL CASE WILL BE INCLUDED. SEE PICS FOR DETAILS??
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1968 Gibson J-45 ADJ Deluxe Cherry Sunburst Dreadnought Vintage Acoustic Guitar

1968 Gibson J-45 ADJ Deluxe Cherry Sunburst Dreadnought Vintage Acoustic Guitar

Sonoma, California, 954**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3480

Late 1968 Gibson J-45ADJ Deluxe Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with a Cherry Sunburst finish. There are no breaks, cracks, or repairs. Everything is original except for newer strap buttons. This features the broad shoulders body instead of the earlier soft shoulders. The bridge is adjustable and the string action height is currently set to 2 20mm at the 12th fret with light strings. It weighs 5 05 pounds. The neck thickness measures 0 840" at the 1st fret and 0 976" at the 9th fret
Overall in ... more
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1969 Gibson J-50ADJ Natural w / HSC

1969 Gibson J-50ADJ Natural w / HSC

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

$3795

This Guitar Is Located At our Brick'n'Mortar Store In San Diego, CA
1969 Gibson J-50ADJ In Natural Finish
In Very Good Overall Condition (Please See Photos)
Finish Shows Cosmetic Playwear Including Dings, Marks And Scratches
Lacquer Checking Throughout
Top Cracks Near Bridge As Shown
Bridge Appears To Have Been Reset And Lightly Oversprayed In That Area
Made In Kalamazoo, MI
Sloped-Shoulder Body With Mahogany Back And Sides And Spruce Top
Mahogany Neck With ... more
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1967 Gibson J50 ADJ Natural

1967 Gibson J50 ADJ Natural

Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 180**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3995

Just in is this great 1967 Gibson J50 ADJ acoustic guitar
Quick Details
Nut width 1 9 / 16th inch
Depth at 1st fret 0 80
Depth at 10th Fret 0 96
This 67 Gibson j50 ADJ is in very nice shape and shows minimal wear for it's age
The body has very light checking on it and has a thin crack in the finish by the bridge(pictured)
There is no structural cracks or breaks in the guitar
Has original pickguard with Gibson logo on it
The neck set is good and is set with good ... more
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1950S  /  60S  Gibson J-50 Acoustic Guitar Flat Top SN: 846XXX

1950'S / 60'S Gibson J-50 Acoustic Guitar Flat Top SN: 846XXX

Denver, Colorado, 802**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4000

1950'S / 60'S Gibson J-50 Acoustic Guitar Flat Top SN: 846XXX
USED - HAS A SLIGHT DENT ON THE UPPER RIGHT HAND SIDE OF PICK GUARD, SLIGHT DING ON THE LOWER LEFT HAND SIDE, & HAS LACQUER CRACKING THROUGHOUT, OTHERWISE NO NOTABLE DAMAGE OR ISSUES, NECK IS IN GOOD SHAPE. COMES WITH HARD CASE, PLEASE SEE PHOTOS!!
100%AuthenticityGuarantee! All photosin the listing are of the actual item for sale
( we do not use stockphotos). Use zoom option forclose-ups, photosrepresent true ... more
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1969 Gibson J-50 Vintage Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar w /  Case

1969 Gibson J-50 Vintage Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar w / Case

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

$4000

Up for sale, a 1969 Gibson J-50 in exceptional condition, complete with the original hardshell case. Structurally identical to a J-45 and marketed by Gibson as an upgrade from that venerable dreadnought with a Natural-finished X-braced spruce top, this particular J-50 features the traditional Gibson tonewood pairing of solid mahogany back and sides and a solid spruce top
Originally an "ADJ" model with an adjustable saddle, this Gibson has been retrofitted with a proper belly-up carved ... more
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1962 Gibson J-45, ,, Cherry Sunburst

1962 Gibson J-45, ,, Cherry Sunburst

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 024**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4200

Pretty cherry sunburst ?62 J-45 with recent neck reset and re-fret. Adjustable bridge replaced with a standard ebony bridge. Worn bridge plate replaced and former volume and tone knob holes plugged
1 11 / 16" nut width with the coveted low "C" profile early 60's Gibson necks that so many of us find so comfortable. Low action that plays effortlessly. No breaks or cracks. Replaced tuners (see photo). Some heavy treble-side pick wear but somehow it just adds to the guitar's character. Comes in ... more
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1966 Gibson J50 ADJ Dreadnaught 6 string acoustic guitar

1966 Gibson J50 ADJ Dreadnaught 6 string acoustic guitar

Santa Fe, New Mexico, 875**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4200

Gorgeous sounding, all original, American made, Gibson J50 ADJ 6 string acoustic guitar
Serial Number 857784
For sale from original owner
Purchased new in 1966
In perfect playable condition
14 fret
Slope shouldered body
Spruce top
Solid mahogany back and sides
24 75?? scale length
1 9 / 16?? nut .
Easily adjustable saddle
Truss rod
No cracks in the wood anywhere (lower rear bout has a 3?? crack in the lacquer pictured)
Some wear around the ... more
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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.