The 1959 Gibson Electric Guitars and Amplifiers Catalog

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  1. Eric Smith

    Eric Smith Senior Member

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    I wonder if the 1957 catalog just extended through 1959?
     
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  2. northernguitarguy

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    Is there any way to tell by any of the products? What year did the Vee come out? It also says the ES-335T is the 'newest star in a long list of Gibson favorites'.

    They spelled favourite wrong. :naughty: (that's for you Thump!)
     
  3. Eric Smith

    Eric Smith Senior Member

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    Heck if I know, it was just a thought. :)
     
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  4. Eric Smith

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    V = 1958
     
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    Even if it is a '58 catalog, I wonder why they don't have burst finishes?
     
  6. northernguitarguy

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    Limited browsing appears to indicate that the ES-335 was also introduced in 1958
     
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    Doubleneck back then!?....HOLY COOL! :)
     
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    That would be great.
     
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    Look at those prices. :shock: Thank you for sharing, NGG!
     
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  10. Eric Smith

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    But now the question is if it were introduced in '58, when did it hit the catalog? If it were after the '58 catalog then this is a '59 catalog.
     
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  11. northernguitarguy

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    I dunno.....but wouldn't a catalog typically be released before the start of the year, like they do for cars?:hmm:
     
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  12. Eric Smith

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    This thread is starting to make me giggle. I am betting that they are right that it is a '59 catalog, but it still is a mystery about the burst finishes since they should have had them since the year before by this time.
     
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  13. northernguitarguy

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    Could it be that they had to be custom ordered?
     
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    Whatever it is, it's damn cool, and thanks!
     
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  15. northernguitarguy

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    That will have to be tomorrow, I gotta crash, g'night all:thumb:
     
  16. Gin&Pentatonic

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    Even if it's not accurate on the year that is still very cool.
     
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  17. northernguitarguy

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    I'm thinking now it has to be the 1959 catalog as marked by the printer. If the Vee and ES-335 were introduced in 1958, it makes sense that they would be introduced in the 1959 catalog.

    But I agree with you (is this a first?:laugh2:) that this is very cool. I really dig social history and this is a fantastic artifact.
     
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    Very cool....Only one I've got is the original 1970 catalogue and price list... came with my Deluxe....:thumb:
     
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  19. northernguitarguy

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    Time to get the scanner warmed up??:dude:
     
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    '57, '59...

    this thread is both confusing and awesome. thanks for posting it. :cheers:
     
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