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Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage Sunburst Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage Sunburst
List Price: $182.00
Sale Price: $99.00
Used From: $83.31

The DR-100 features a Select Spruce top; Mahogany back and sides; and Rosewood fingerboard and bridge.

Gibson J-45 True Vintage Vintage Sunburst Acoustic Guitar Gibson J-45 True Vintage Vintage Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
List Price: $3,991.00
Sale Price: $3,499.00
Used From: $2,750.00

Gibson’s new J-45 True Vintage captures the genuine spirit of Gibson’s most popular acoustic. Nicknamed “The Workhorse” for its simple, rock-solid construction, the new J-45 True Vintage—hand-made by Gibson Acoustic in Bozeman, Montana—offers the build, materials, looks, and tone of this legendary guitar as it was the day it was first introduced in 1942. This new model stays true to the original in every way, including the same round-shoulder dreadnought body design, with a top made from Adirondack red spruce, custom vintage top bracing, and back and sides constructed from pattern-grade mahogany from Honduras.

Gibson's new J-45 True Vintage captures the genuine spirit of Gibson's most popular acoustic. Nicknamed "The Workhorse" for its simple, rock-solid construction, the new J-45 True Vintage--hand-made by Gibson Acoustic in Bozeman, Montana--offers the build, materials, looks, and tone of this legendary guitar as it was the day it was first introduced in 1942. This new model stays true to the original in every way, including the same round-shoulder dreadnought body design, with a top made from Adirondack red spruce, custom vintage top bracing, and back and sides constructed from pattern-grade mahogany from Honduras. The genuine spirit of Gibson's most popular acoustic. Gibson Logo The Gibson name has graced the most innovative and revolutionary acoustic guitars of our time--the Super Jumbos, the J-45, the Hummingbird, the Dove. There is no mistaking the classic, gold block script logo, stamped onto the face of the headstock, with the period-correct banner "Only A Gibson Is Good Enough" directly underneath it. It represents more than a century of originality and excellence. There is simply no equal. Nickel Gotoh White Button Tuners Gibson's J-45 True Vintage features Gotoh's nickel white button tuners. With a gear ratio of 15:1, these nickel Gotoh tuners deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. All moving parts are cut for exact meshing, eliminating the possibility of slippage, with a special lubricant inside the gear box for smooth and accurate tuning stability. A simple single-ring rosette consisting of three-ply binding adds a stylish, understated elegance. Classic, gold block script logo. Pickguard The pickguard for the J-45 True Vintage is Gibson's standard plain tortoise tear drop shape, which has been used on the J-45 since its introduction in 1942. As with all of Gibson's pickguards, the coloring, inlay, and binding are all done by hand. Tapered Dovetail Neck Joint The dovetail neck joint is one of the oldest--and best--ways of securely joining the neck to the body of a guitar. It is also a complex and expensive neck joint to build, but the result is a tight, locking connection that supports the neck at the proper neck-pitch angle, allowing the body and neck to become one solid piece of resonating wood, with no metal to impede vibration. This process is done entirely by hand, requiring patience and skill. Rosette A rosette is the beautiful, hand-crafted circle around the soundhole, and can be one of the most ornamental elements of any acoustic guitar. It is also one of the most subtle and complicated woodworking decorations on any acoustic guitar. The rosette on the J-45 True Vintage is a simple single-ring rosette consisting of three-ply binding, adding a stylish, understated elegance to the J-45 True Vintage. Rosewood Fingerboard with Traditional Binding and Classic Dot Inlays The fingerboard of Gibson's J-45 Vintage is constructed from the highest grade Madagascar rosewood on earth, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson's team of skilled experts before it enters the Gibson factories. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The J-45's classic dot inlays are made of genuine mother of pearl, and are inserted into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn't require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also sports traditional binding over the fret ends, which was a staple feature of many classic Gibson acoustics for many years. Body Tonewoods (back, sides and top) The top of the J-45 True Vintage is made from top-grade Adirondack red spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from pattern grade Honduran mahogany, giving the J-45 True Vintage the same full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection that earned the original J-45 its much-heralded reputation. Selecting the right wood, and the formula to dry it out, are two of the most central procedures to Gibson's guitar-building process. Beginning with its first catalog in 1903, Gibson has assured its customers that every guitar would be built using woods with "the most durable, elastic, and sonorous qualities," and today's guitars from Gibson Acoustic are no different. Bracing Every acoustic guitar made by Gibson features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body, a feature normally found only in limited run, hand-made guitars. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the instrument's sound projection. The J-45 True Vintage features a variation of Gibson's "X" bracing pattern situated behind the soundhole, with a set of tall and thin braces for the back, and scalloped tall and thin braces for the top, all bonded with hot hide glue. This legendary bracing design--exactly as it appeared in the first J-45 in 1942--delivers a balanced expression, with punchy, deep lows, warm mids, and clear, crisp highs. When pushed for more volume, the J-45 True Vintage projects a natural compression, which helps it blend nicely with any accompaniment. Radius Top The top of many "flat-top" guitars are under a lot of stress from the pull of the strings, which can eventually compromise the top. So, while most acoustic guitars are true "flat-top" guitars, all of the acoustics produced by Gibson in Bozeman, Montana have a radiused, or "tuned" top. Instead of being perfectly flat, a radiused or "tuned" top is raised slightly, and a special instrument is used to shape the top braces to the radius of the top. This process adds tension and strengthens the top, creating a less stressful joint where the top meets the sides and reducing the stresses of string pull. It also results in a "speaker cone" effect that maximizes sound projection, adding a significant boost to mid-range levels for a more balanced acoustic tone. Nitrocellulose Finish Applying a nitrocellulose finish to any Gibson acoustic guitar--including the J-45 True Vintage--is one of the most labor-intensive elements of the guitar-making process. Unlike the polyurethane finishes used by many guitar manufacturers, a nitrocellulose lacquer finish is porous when cured, allowing the wood to naturally "breathe" and mature. Microscopically thin, the finish on a Gibson acoustic guitar first requires seven main coats of nitrocellulose lacquer. After drying overnight, the initial seven coats are then level sanded and given two additional coats. Left to dry for five additional days, the finish is then wet sanded and buffed to its final glass-like sheen. The time-consuming nature of applying a nitro finish has been employed ever since the first Gibson guitar was swathed with lacquer back in 1894. Why? For starters, a nitro finish means there is less interference with the natural vibration of the instrument, allowing for a purer tone. It's also a softer finish, making it easily repairable. You can touch up a scratch or ding on a nitro finish, but you can't do the same on a poly finish. Body Binding In general, a guitar's binding serves as a cosmetic feature, adding a subtle elegance to any Gibson acoustic while hiding the joints between the top, back, and sides, and helping to protect the guitar's body from any nicks or dings. But to see the process of putting the binding on a Gibson acoustic is to really appreciate the effort and attention put into each instrument. After the body has been glued together, the excess from the top and back are trimmed off and a groove is cut for the binding. The binding is then glued on and held on to the body using tape, and hung to dry. When the tape comes off, any excess glue is removed and the body is moved into the next phase of production. It has been done the same way for over 100 years, and is a fundamental part of Gibson Acoustic's rich guitar-making history.

Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst
List Price: $3,165.00
Sale Price: $2,199.00
Used From: $1,800.00

The J-45 has been Gibson’s top-selling acoustic guitar for years. Nicknamed “The Workhorse” and first introduced in 1942, Gibson’s most popular acoustic is now the icon of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line, world renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection. Subtle changes to the bracing of its predecessor—the J-35—made Gibson’s J-45 one of most technically advanced guitars of its time.

The J-45 has been Gibson's top-selling acoustic guitar for years. Nicknamed "The Workhorse" and first introduced in 1942, Gibson's most popular acoustic is now the icon of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line, world renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection. Subtle changes to the bracing of its predecessor--the J-35--made Gibson's J-45 one of most technically advanced guitars of its time. The Workhorse. Nickel Grover Rotomatic Tuners Grover's original Rotomatic tuners are an engineering marvel, with abundant style and performance exactly suited for the J-45. With a gear ratio of 14:1, the Rotomatics deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. All moving parts are cut for exact meshing, eliminating the possibility of slippage. A countersunk tension screw lets players regulate the tuning tension to any degree. A special lubricant inside the gear box provides smooth and accurate tuning stability. Body Tonewoods (back, sides and top) The top of the J-45 is made from AA-grade Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from pattern grade Honduras mahogany, giving the J-45 its world renowned full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection. Selecting the right wood, and the formula to dry it out, are two of the most central procedures to Gibson's guitar-building process. Beginning with its first catalog in 1903, Gibson has assured its customers that every guitar would be built using woods with "the most durable, elastic, and sonorous qualities," and today's guitars from Gibson Acoustic are no different. Tapered dovetail neck joint allows the body and neck to become one solid piece of resonating wood. Features a a radiused, or "tuned" top. Body binding adds a subtle elegance. Pickguard The pickguard for the J-45 is Gibson's standard plain tortoise tear drop shape, which has been used on the J-45 since its introduction in 1942. As with all of Gibson's pickguards, the coloring and binding are all done by hand. Rosette A rosette is the beautiful, hand-crafted circle around the soundhole, and can be one of the most ornamental elements of any acoustic guitar. It is also one of the most subtle and complicated woodworking decorations on any acoustic guitar. The rosette on the J-45 is a simple single-ring rosette consisting of three-ply binding, adding a stylish, understated elegance to the J-45 Standard. Rosewood Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and Dot Inlays The fingerboard of Gibson's J-45 is constructed from the highest grade rosewood on earth, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson's team of skilled experts before it enters the Gibson factories. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The J-45's dot inlays are made of genuine mother of pearl, measuring approximately 1/4-inch in diameter, and are inserted into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps. The fingerboard also sports a rolled edge--instead of the usual right angle where the fingerboard surface meets the neck, Gibson Acoustic's rolled edges are slightly beveled for an extremely smooth and comfortable feel, enhancing the playability of the J-45. L.R. Baggs Element Active Acoustic Pickup System Gibson Acoustic's J-45 comes equipped with the popular Element Active Acoustic Pickup System from L.R. Baggs, which features a low-profile undersaddle element--or transducer--that's proven more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups. Combined with an onboard preamp with an unobtrusive volume control mounted just inside the soundhole, the Element delivers performance not previously attainable from an undersaddle pickup. Its sleek and effective design removes unnecessary internal components to enhance the coupling between the pickup and the guitar, and improve the sensitivity of the transducer for a robust, lively, and natural acoustic sound with excellent dynamics and delicate high end. The Element works with a standard 9V battery, which is housed inside the guitar in L.R. Bagg's new "Battery Bagg." Bracing Every acoustic guitar made by Gibson features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body, a feature normally found only in limited run, hand-made guitars. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the instrument's sound projection. The J-45 features a variation of Gibson's "X" bracing pattern situated behind the soundhole, with a set of tall and thin braces for the back, and scalloped tall and thin braces for the top. This legendary bracing design delivers a balanced expression, with punchy, deep lows, warm mids, and clear, crisp highs. When pushed for more volume, the J-45 projects a natural compression, which helps it blend nicely with any accompaniment. Tapered Dovetail Neck Joint The dovetail neck joint is one of the oldest--and best--ways of securely joining the neck to the body of a guitar. It is also a complex and expensive neck joint to build, but the result is a tight, locking connection that supports the neck at the proper neck-pitch angle, allowing the body and neck to become one solid piece of resonating wood, with no metal to impede vibration. This process is done entirely by hand, requiring patience and skill. Radius Top The top of many "flat-top" guitars are under a lot of stress from the pull of the strings, which can eventually compromise the top. So, while most acoustic guitars are true "flat-top" guitars, all of the acoustics produced by Gibson in Bozeman, Montana have a radiused, or "tuned" top. Instead of being perfectly flat, a radiused or "tuned" top is raised slightly, and a special instrument is used to shape the top braces to the radius of the top. This process adds tension and strengthens the top, creating a less stressful joint where the top meets the sides and reducing the stresses of string pull. It also results in a "speaker cone" effect that maximizes sound projection, adding a significant boost to mid-range levels for a more balanced acoustic tone. Nitrocellulose Finish Applying a nitrocellulose finish to any Gibson acoustic guitar--including the J-45 Standard--is one of the most labor-intensive elements of the guitar-making process. Unlike the polyurethane finishes used by many guitar manufacturers, a nitrocellulose lacquer finish is porous when cured, allowing the wood to naturally "breathes and mature. Microscopically thin, the finish on a Gibson acoustic guitar first requires seven main coats of nitrocellulose lacquer. After drying overnight, the initial seven coats are then level sanded and given two additional coats. Left to dry for five additional days, the finish is then wet sanded and buffed to its final glass-like sheen. The time-consuming nature of applying a nitro finish has been employed ever since the first Gibson guitar was swathed with lacquer back in 1894. Why? For starters, a nitro finish means there is less interference with the natural vibration of the instrument, allowing for a purer tone. It's also a softer finish, making it easily repairable. You can touch up a scratch or ding on a nitro finish, but you can't do the same on a poly finish. Body Binding In general, a guitar's binding serves as a cosmetic feature, adding a subtle elegance to any Gibson acoustic while hiding the joints between the top, back, and sides, and helping to protect the guitar's body from any nicks or dings. But to see the process of putting the binding on a Gibson acoustic is to really appreciate the effort and attention put into each instrument. After the body has been glued together, the excess from the top and back are trimmed off and a groove is cut for the binding. The binding is then glued on and held on to the body using tape, and left to dry. When the tape comes off, any excess glue is removed and the body is moved into the next phase of production. It has been done the same way for over 100 years, and is a fundamental part of Gibson Acoustic's rich guitar-making history.

Epiphone EJ-160E John Lennon Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Vintage Cherry Epiphone EJ-160E John Lennon Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Vintage Cherry
List Price: $832.00
Sale Price: Too low to display
Used From: $370.00

A faithful reproduction of an iconic guitar, the Epiphone John Lennon EJ-160E acoustic electric is just like John's famous J160E. Its Mahogany body gives great balanced tone from its Advanced Jumbo acoustic design and features a Solid Sitka Spruce top that will improve with age and play. This guitar is electrified with a unique EJ-160E Mini-Humbucker that sounds amazing. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the BMI Foundation for the John Lennon Music Scholarship fund, which supports music education.

Recording King Squareneck Resonator Guitar, Mahogany, Vintage Sunburst Recording King Squareneck Resonator Guitar, Mahogany, Vintage Sunburst
List Price: $733.99
Sale Price: $549.99

The Recording King Professional Resonator is crafted entirely from mahogany with a parallelogram soundwell and 12th fret neck joint. The hand-spun Continental Cone provides true resonator tone, rivaling anything currently available. The bone nut and the maple/ebony saddle help give the guitar great sustain, and the Grover tuning machines keep the strings in tune. The Professional Resonator is truly vintage-styled, with classic features like rounded soundhole screens and slotted screws.

Gibson AJ Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst 886830938856 Gibson AJ Pro Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst 886830938856
Used From: $1,359.99

With roots stretching back to the 1930s, Gibson's Advanced Jumbo was the most powerful and best sounding flat-top ever built when it was released in 1936. Predecessor to the J-45 and the entire lineage of great "Round-Shoulder Dreadnoughts," this guitar remains a highly desirable instrument today, prized by players and collectors alike. To bring that same style, tone and topflight quality to a flat-top guitar suited to the performance needs of today's player, Gibson presents the Advanced Jumbo Pro. Crafted in the acclaimed acoustic shop in Bozeman, Montana. Made from premium tonewoods, with vintage-correct appointments and styling, the AJ Pro comes factory equipped with an L.R. Baggs pickup, so it's ready to go straight to the stage. And the guitar looks stunning, hand finished with nitrocellulose lacquer in your choice of Antique Natural or Vintage Sunburst. All great acoustic guitars start with great tonewoods. The Gibson Advanced Jumbo Pro is built with a solid Sitka spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. This classic combination yields a marriage of sweetness, depth and richness from the spruce, with clarity and sparkle from the rosewood. The top is supported with a traditional X-brace formed in scalloped spruce braces, and trimmed with a decorative multi-ply binding. Single-ply back binding, a double-ring soundhole rosette and teardrop tortoise pickguard complete the body. The one-piece mahogany neck is set with Gibson's trademark compound dovetail neck joint and hot hide glue adhesive. It is carved to a comfortably rounded "D" profile, and topped with a rosewood fingerboard with split-parallelogram mother-of-pearl inlays. The headstock carries a period-correct decal logo. To prepare the Advanced Jumbo Pro for the stage straight out of the case, Gibson loads it with an L.R. Baggs Element pickup positioned beneath the Tusq saddle of its traditional belly-down rosewood bridge. Via its pre-installed endpin jack, the Element beautifully translates all

Epiphone EJ-200CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Shadow Preamp, Vintage Sunburst Epiphone EJ-200CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Shadow Preamp, Vintage Sunburst
List Price: $665.00
Sale Price: $399.00

We've modified the "King of the Flattops" by added a graceful cutaway for added fret access and a preamp EQ. The EJ-200CE gives you the features of the EJ-200 in an acoustic/electric, ourstanding projection and a great low-end response.

Gibson L7-C Acoustic Archtop Vintage Sunburst Acoustic Guitar Gibson L7-C Acoustic Archtop Vintage Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
List Price: $7,421.00
Sale Price: $4,557.34

The Custom L-7C Acoustic Archtop is the only pure acoustic archtop ever built at Gibson’s shop in Bozeman, Montana. This beautiful instrument—made under the direction of Gibson’s master luthier Ren Ferguson—is based on Gibson’s L-7 archtop of the late 1940s, offering the easy playability of a rounded Venetian cutaway, the huge sound of a 17-inch body, and the affordability of simple ornamentation

Gibson 1942 J-45 Vintage Sunburst Acoustic Guitar Gibson 1942 J-45 Vintage Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
List Price: $9,301.00
Sale Price: $6,455.57

If there is one guitar that defines the legacy of Gibson acoustics, it is the J-45—one of the most beloved and played acoustic guitars in history. Since its introduction in 1942, the Gibson J-45 has become the icon of Gibson’s round-should dreadnought acoustic line, and its number one-selling acoustic. In recognition of this distinguished rank, Gibson Acoustic is proud to present the 1942 J-45 Legend—an exact recreation of the legendary acoustic in its first year of production.

If there is one guitar that defines the legacy of Gibson acoustics, it is the J-45--one of the most beloved and played acoustic guitars in history. Since its introduction in 1942, the Gibson J-45 has become the icon of Gibson's round-should dreadnought acoustic line, and its number one-selling acoustic. In recognition of this distinguished rank, Gibson Acoustic is proud to present the 1942 J-45 Legend--an exact recreation of the legendary acoustic in its first year of production. An exact recreation of a legendary acoustic. Custom Made White Button Tuners Gibson's 1942 J-45 Legend acoustic features period-correct strap open-back white button tuners that are identical to the original Kluson tuners used in 1942. Each tuner is painstakingly handmade for this guitar using the exact dimensions and design as on the original 1937 model, reproduced with precise handcrafted detail, and resulting in a high-quality, vintage tuner not available on any other instrument. Gibson Logo The Gibson name has graced the most innovative and revolutionary acoustic guitars of our time--the Super Jumbos, the J-45, the Hummingbird, the Dove. There is no mistaking the classic, gold block script logo, stamped onto the face of the headstock, with the period-correct banner "Only A Gibson Is Good Enough" directly underneath it. It represents more than a century of originality and excellence. There is simply no equal. 1942 standard fire stripe tortoise pickgaurd. Classic gold block script logo. Tapered dovetail neck joint. Rosewood Fingerboard with Traditional Binding and Classic Dot Inlays The fingerboard of Gibson's 1942 J-45 Legend is constructed from the highest grade Madagascar rosewood on earth, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson's team of skilled experts before it enters the Gibson factories. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The J-45's classic dot inlays are made of genuine mother of pearl, and are inserted into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn't require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also sports traditional binding over the fret ends, which was a staple feature of many classic Gibson acoustics for many years. Pickguard The pickguard for the 1942 J-45 Legend is Gibson's standard fire stripe tortoise tear drop shape, exactly as it appeared on the very first J-45 in 1942. As with all of Gibson's pickguards, the coloring and binding are all done by hand. Tapered Dovetail Neck Joint The dovetail neck joint is one of the oldest--and best--ways of securely joining the neck to the body of a guitar. It is also a complex and expensive neck joint to build, but the result is a tight, locking connection that supports the neck at the proper neck-pitch angle, allowing the body and neck to become one solid piece of resonating wood, with no metal to impede vibration. This process is done entirely by hand, requiring patience and skill. Body Tonewoods (back, sides and top) The top of the 1942 J-45 Legend is made from genuine Adirondack red spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from pattern-grade Honduran mahogany, giving the 1942 J-45 Legend the same full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection that earned the original J-45 its much-heralded reputation. Selecting the right wood, and the formula to dry it out, are two of the most central procedures to Gibson's guitar-building process. Beginning with its first catalog in 1903, Gibson has assured its customers that every guitar would be built using woods with "the most durable, elastic, and sonorous qualities," and today's guitars from Gibson Acoustic are no different. Rosette A rosette is the beautiful, hand-crafted circle around the soundhole, and can be one of the most ornamental elements of any acoustic guitar. It is also one of the most subtle and complicated woodworking decorations on any acoustic guitar. The rosette on the 1942 J-45 Legend is a simple single-ring rosette consisting of three-ply binding, adding a stylish, understated elegance to the 1942 J-45 Legend. Bracing Every acoustic guitar made by Gibson features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body, a feature normally found only in limited run, hand-made guitars. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the instrument's sound projection. The 1942 J-45 Legend features a variation of Gibson's "X" bracing pattern situated behind the soundhole, with a set of tall and thin braces for the back, and scalloped tall and thin braces for the top. This legendary bracing design--exactly as it appeared in the first J-45 in 1942--delivers a balanced expression, with punchy, deep lows, warm mids, and clear, crisp highs. It also projects a natural compression, which helps the J-45 blend nicely with any accompaniment. Radius Top The top of many "flat-top" guitars are under a lot of stress from the pull of the strings, which can eventually compromise the top. So, while most acoustic guitars are true "flat-top" guitars, all of the acoustics produced by Gibson in Bozeman, Montana have a radiused, or "tuned" top. Instead of being perfectly flat, a radiused or "tuned" top is raised slightly, and a special instrument is used to shape the top braces to the radius of the top. This process adds tension and strengthens the top, creating a less stressful joint where the top meets the sides and reducing the stresses of string pull. It also results in a "speaker cone" effect that maximizes sound projection, adding a significant boost to mid-range levels for a more balanced acoustic tone. Nitrocellulose Finish Applying a nitrocellulose finish to any Gibson acoustic guitar--including the 1942 J-45 Legend--is one of the most labor-intensive elements of the guitar-making process. Unlike the polyurethane finishes used by many guitar manufacturers, a nitrocellulose lacquer finish is porous when cured, allowing the wood to naturally "breathe" and mature. Microscopically thin, the finish on a Gibson acoustic guitar first requires seven main coats of nitrocellulose lacquer. After drying overnight, the initial seven coats are then level sanded and given two additional coats. Left to dry for five additional days, the finish is then wet sanded and buffed to its final glass-like sheen. The time-consuming nature of applying a nitro finish has been employed ever since the first Gibson guitar was swathed with lacquer back in 1894. Why? For starters, a nitro finish means there is less interference with the natural vibration of the instrument, allowing for a purer tone. It's also a softer finish, making it easily repairable. You can touch up a scratch or ding on a nitro finish, but you can't do the same on a poly finish. Body Binding In general, a guitar's binding serves as a cosmetic feature, adding a subtle elegance to any Gibson acoustic while hiding the joints between the top, back, and sides, and helping to protect the guitar's body from any nicks or dings. But to see the process of putting the binding on a Gibson acoustic is to really appreciate the effort and attention put into each instrument. After the body has been glued together, the excess from the top and back are trimmed off and a groove is cut for the binding. The binding is then glued on and held on to the body using tape, and hung to dry. When the tape comes off, any excess glue is removed and the body is moved into the next phase of production. It has been done the same way for over 100 years, and is a fundamental part of Gibson Acoustic's rich guitar-making history.

Gibson Super Dove Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst Gibson Super Dove Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst
List Price: $5,024.00
Used From: $2,379.30

Gibson Super Dove Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst: Recreated from Elvis' personal collection of Gibson super jumbos, the Super Dove is a gorgeous ebony J-200 that was originally customized for Elvis with special mother of pearl king's crowns. Crown Peghead Logo: Gibson put the first crown peghead logo on an ES-300 back in 1940, and it has graced the headstocks of many legendary Gibson guitars ever since, including today's Super Dove Acoustic Electric Guitar. Over the years, it has also been called a "thistle" because of the group of flowering plants with the sharp prickles, though Gibson has preferred to call it a "crown." Body Tonewoods (back, sides and top: The top of the Gibson Super Dove Guitar is made from beautiful AAA-grade Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from AAA-grade Eastern curly maple, giving the Super Dove all the deep, rich tone, clarity and presence expected from a Gibson Super Jumbo. Selecting the right wood, and the formula to dry it out, are two of the most central procedures to Gibson's guitar-building process. Beginning with its first catalog in 1903, Gibson has assured its customers that every guitar would be built using woods with "the most durable, elastic, and sonorous qualities," and today's guitars from Gibson Acoustic are no different. Tapered Dovetail Neck Joint: This Gibson guitar's dovetail neck joint is one of the oldest—and best—ways of securely joining the neck to the body of a guitar. It is also a complex and expensive neck joint to build, but the result is a tight, locking connection that supports the neck at the proper neck-pitch angle, allowing the body and neck to become one solid piece of resonating wood, with no metal to impede vibration. This process is done entirely by hand, requiring patience and skill.



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Best acoustic guitar to get for around £ 500?

Any ideas? I'm thinking maybe one of Taylor? And this may sound stupid But do not assume you can get a beautiful guitar like a Gibson ... http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Acoustic-Instruments/Square-Shoulder/Gibson-Acoustic/Hummingbird-True-Vintage.aspx or something like that for that price? Thanks for everything

Shop used. Your money will go twice as far. If you are not an experienced player or buyer the guitars have a friend who plays to help you shop. Go to lots of shopping, and playing guitar. Have fun with it. Shop long enough and you'll find much of a good guitar. New or used, which * really * like Luna guitars. Here is Vicki Genfa of playing the piece that earned him the Guitar Player Guitarist of the Year: Here is the Genfa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga6jyhrafRo Signature Model Vicki: http://www.lunaguitars.com/acousticproduct/vickisg.php time ago, I was that friend who was helping another store friend. We went all over the place, playing Martin, Taylor, Collings, Guild, Yamaha, Takamine, among others. Martins and Collings were expensive by what you get - you purchase type a name for itself. Taylor was nice but not as strong and clear as a guild. Most Yamaha guitars were good, but surpassed by other in the price range we are looking for when it was under $ 1000 USD. I hated every gull we tried. All of them had some problem or other with the neck, bridge, intonation that makes them virtually unplayable. I've been a lifelong player Gibson and I have always liked most of his guitars, it is possible to find a hummingbird or dove used in your price range if you shop carefully. Hope this helps.

Incredibly Rare 1936 Vintage Gibson Trojan Acoustic (Pre J-35/J-45) Demo

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Vintage Gibson Acoustic Guitars - The Choice

For anyone thinking of classic Gibson acoustic guitar is the right way for you to get the best deal. In case your brain is screaming "buy acoustic guitar, try to relax and give some careful ideas for this course of action.

Do a lot of research, just as you can find on acoustic instruments, plus allow plenty of time to see and buy. Patience from the start no doubt go a long way when it comes to purchasing a fulfillment of one.

Qualified musicians are unsure about what kind of music do so is a little simpler for these people to choose the vintage Gibson Acoustic electric instruments, Gibson and decide on another name brand.

Amateurs often make the mistake of getting a guitar from certain look good or maybe has a well-known brand, only to discover they do not have the necessary instrument for the type of songs that the desire to play. The primary election to ask is: What kind of songs I play at this point and what kind of songs I'll be playing in the near future?

If your answer involves something in regards to country music, popular, someone else in the association of few options and so on, vintage acoustic guitars Gibson is probably the right choice. If you wake up one day, shortly after reading more purchases, your brain and your wallet probably will tell you that this is indeed the right time to buy acoustic guitar.

But hang on just another minute or two. Regardless of whether you could have decided Gibson's what you want, there are plenty of different types of acoustic guitars in Kalamazoo, Michigan company.

Several players could go to search crop Gibson Guitars given that he / she no doubt "just know" when they chose the perfect guitar. There may be some truth in that only because a guitar should be pleasant to the touch and perfect sound from the beginning.

On the other hand, some people may not be aware of the price ranges in which these instruments attractive to carry, regardless of whether the guitar is in a small shop in a store and corporate big business, or even while that in the hands of any individual. To help keep everything easy, take a look at the "acoustic guitar purchase" procedure this way: Do not buy a cheap guitar.

Only need to replace later if you continue playing music. Invest a little more and find a guitar that is difficult to finger all of which help you want to keep playing.

You may not have the ability to have funds for one of various classic Gibson acoustic guitars at this point, however it is necessary to work towards investing not less than $ 300 - $ 500 to buy an acoustic instrument quality.

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