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Circa 1949 Bigsby/Gibson J-200 Sunburst Acoustic Guitar. Long thought lost, this modified J-200 was the main guitar for Western Swing legend Dewey Groom, owner of the infamous Longhorn Ballroom. The neck was built and installed by Mr. Paul Bigsby in the late 1940’s/early 1950’s and the guitar shows signs of a long hard life on the road in a Western Swing outfit…

Gibson Pink Elephant Cocktail Party (by hmdavid)

Gibson Pink Elephant Cocktail Party (by hmdavid)

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hecallsmefreedom:

The Gibson Girlohhh that hair

hecallsmefreedom:

The Gibson Girl

ohhh that hair

thesensualstarfish:

Gibson Longneck Banjo Circa 1930 Kalamazoo, Michigan

Claims to fame: played in Hair at the Aquarius Theater on Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles in the late ’60s. Used to record with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

While my dad was recording in 1965 at TPG Studios his van was broken into and this instrument was stolen. Within a month the police tracked it down to a pawn shop, where my dad promptly bought it back for $25.00. 

electricized:

Gibson PAF pickup
1956-1962
The very first humbucker and probably the most sought after pickup of all time, the PAF was invented by Seth Lover, then Gibson employee, as an answer to the problematic hum caused by single coils. Famously the de-facto pickup on Les Paul standards of that era, the PAF was the secret weapon to crush Fender.
PAF stands for “Patent Applied For”, as seen on the decal. Story goes that no PAF pickup sounds the same, but they all roar. This is probably due to the fact they were randomly stuffed with Alnico II, III, IV or V magnets. Modified patented versions were produced after 1962, marking the official end of the “Patent Applied For” era. Since then, countless reissues, clones and copies have been produced.
GuitarHQ has pulled a very comprehensive guide to the PAF
Photo by mmcquain

electricized:

Gibson PAF pickup

1956-1962

The very first humbucker and probably the most sought after pickup of all time, the PAF was invented by Seth Lover, then Gibson employee, as an answer to the problematic hum caused by single coils. Famously the de-facto pickup on Les Paul standards of that era, the PAF was the secret weapon to crush Fender.

PAF stands for “Patent Applied For”, as seen on the decal. Story goes that no PAF pickup sounds the same, but they all roar. This is probably due to the fact they were randomly stuffed with Alnico II, III, IV or V magnets. Modified patented versions were produced after 1962, marking the official end of the “Patent Applied For” era. Since then, countless reissues, clones and copies have been produced.

GuitarHQ has pulled a very comprehensive guide to the PAF

Photo by mmcquain

telepathyamongus:

1967 Gibson EB-2D

telepathyamongus:

1968 Gibson EB2-C

electricized:

Gibson SG
1961-1980Mahogany, Ebony
As everyone knows, the SG was originally a double cutaway version of the Les Paul model. Les Paul didn’t care so much for the new style and his name eventually got dropped to be replaced by the SG label(as in Solid Guitar) in 1963. So the 1961-63 transition model, sometimes referred to as a SG Les Paul. It is technically not a SG yet, even though it looks, smells and taste like one.
The SG custom is the top of the SG line. Until 1969, the only finish available was white. Three humbuckers that drool 60s heavy rock. No less than four tailpieces variations can be found on the SG Custom: Bigsby (61-63), Sideways Vibrola (61-62), Short Vibrola (62-63), Maestro ‘lyre’ Vibrola. Hear Phil X get High on it
Pictured is a 1965 model by Vintageguitarz. 

electricized:

Gibson SG

1961-1980
Mahogany, Ebony

As everyone knows, the SG was originally a double cutaway version of the Les Paul model. Les Paul didn’t care so much for the new style and his name eventually got dropped to be replaced by the SG label(as in Solid Guitar) in 1963. So the 1961-63 transition model, sometimes referred to as a SG Les Paul. It is technically not a SG yet, even though it looks, smells and taste like one.

The SG custom is the top of the SG line. Until 1969, the only finish available was white. Three humbuckers that drool 60s heavy rock. No less than four tailpieces variations can be found on the SG Custom: Bigsby (61-63), Sideways Vibrola (61-62), Short Vibrola (62-63), Maestro ‘lyre’ Vibrola. Hear Phil X get High on it

Pictured is a 1965 model by Vintageguitarz