1958 Gibson Electric Guitars and Amplifiers Catalog

stilwel

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Found this Gibson catalog dated March 1958 in my Grandpa's collection of old guitar chord books.
He ended up buying a 1959 DC Special in Limed Mahogany...as seen in my avatar.

This was printed before the introduction of the Les Paul Standard.

EDIT: The description for the Goldtop with P90's (p16) specifically mentions humbucking pickups.

Pages 19-20 were missing.





































































 

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It appears to again have the same pictures as the March 1959 catalog from the other thread.
 

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Very cool brother, thanks for taking the time to post that!! :dude:
 

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Those catalogs were reproduced by Vintage Paper in the 1990s and turn up fairly regularly on the ‘bay. Not as cool as the originals but useful for research.
 

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It appears to again have the same pictures as the March 1959 catalog from the other thread.

Gibson cut costs wherever they could- they'd recycle the same pictures for years even when the guitar had changed. Even P-90s to humbuckers.
 

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I know that a '58 Lester is worth more today, but I'd still like the Super 400 CESN on the cover page....
 

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That's awesome. Other than now I REALLY want an ES-225...
 

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That's awesome. Other than now I REALLY want an ES-225...
And I've got the necessary $229.50. Even considering how much the £ is worth. Any takers for the Console Grande?
 

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they were a lot of money back then.when a house payment was like $10.00 bucks a month.
 

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So cool! Thanks for taking the time to post this.
 


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