Complete 1956 Gibson Electric Guitar and Amp Catalog

tonemonster58

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I posted this info in a different thread but I thought it deserved its own post for those that are interested. Many of you have been so helpful to me on this site I wanted to offer something that hopefully some of you all will find useful.

If you prefer here is a link to the catalog in a downloadable PDF . Thanks goes out to preservation sound website for sharing the resource and all the gurus and sleuths from MLP!

SORRY MLP family, But I had to delete the photos due to hosting fees from Photobucket. Catalog is still downloadable from the link above...
 
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I like that for the high end they call it "Golden Sunburst" finish, for budget models it's just regular finish. Maybe they were different? Also I notice the LP Special states brown plastic!
 

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Love the $110.00 hand written note beside the Junior!
 

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the LP Special features a "two way toogle switch" :)))
 

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I like how the LPC is actualy called the "fretless wonder" in the print literature. I would have thought that would have been more of a players' slang or something. Great post!
 

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Old black & white add giving me GAS. :shock: :laugh2:
 

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Did you noticed that they top wrapped the fret-less wonder too?
 

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Love the $110.00 hand written note beside the Junior!
and if you look close,it also says "guitar only" , then below that they wrote 59.50 next to the Junior amplifier...
 

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'55 TV with bigsby3.jpg
'55 TV with bigsby1.jpg

3 of my favorites are in this catalog! I am not 100% sure but the GT is a '56 & the TV and Custom are from '55. Vanswer, maybe. If so knock a $1 off. Due credit, of course, goes to Gil.
 
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Very interesting. The topped wrapped LPC is fascinating. I always attributed it to Duane or Billy G. The "Fretless Wonder" moniker is also, I never heard that till the late 60s.
 

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Looks like Joe Bonamossa’s place..
 

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And right from that 1955 - 56 catalog, the "New" ES -225. My 1955 ES-225N (Natural) very rare and my 1956 ES-225SB. Both 100% original and near mint. And tthree out of my early Gibson amp collection, a 1957 GA-9 and a 1959GA-8 Gibsonette (aka The Les Paul Model amp) and the oldest a 1948 BR-6 model meant to be used for "Lap Steel", but just shreds with a guitar too. I'd put any of these Gibson amps up against any Tweed Fender any day (and I worked for Fender - Guitars) .

1955 -56 Twins ES-225N SB.jpg


GA-9 1957-5.jpg


1959 GA-8 Gibsonette front lrg.jpg 1959 GA-8 Gibsonette top.jpg Gibson 1948 BR-6 Front half.jpg Gibson 1948 BR-6 Back half.jpg
 

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I posted this info in a different thread but I thought it deserved its own post for those that are interested. Many of you have been so helpful to me on this site I wanted to offer something that hopefully some of you all will find useful.

If you prefer here is a link to the catalog in a downloadable PDF . Thanks goes out to preservation sound website for sharing the resource and all the gurus and sleuths from MLP!

SORRY MLP family, But I had to delete the photos due to hosting fees from Photobucket. Catalog is still downloadable from the link above...
Will make interesting reading thx.
 




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