The 1959 Gibson Electric Guitars and Amplifiers Catalog

northernguitarguy

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Well, I cant argue that it's a 57 catalog other than the printer's note on pg.2. Thanks for helping to clear it up. If there is consensus, I'll change the title.

Other than that, it's damn neat!!
 

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Very cool !! Loved the "double mandolin" but was sad to see there was no Les Paul Double-cutaway Jrs.
 

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Check out 'The Fretless Wonder' on pg 15. I heard they were difficult to play and didn't last, any confirmation on that?
 

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That is not part of the original catalog. I would say the reprinters were wrong. It was a reprinter's typo. It is not as if it reads "copyright 1959 Gibson"
Yeah, I was just thinking that. The thread title is fixed, unless we get a challenge.....thanks Skatter:thumb:
 

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The Fretless wonder was made from 1954-1961. And those style frets were used on varios modlels well into the 1980s, they are my favorite style frets! One of my Standard 82s had action so low and frets so low, you could barely see light between the frets and strings. You had to measure the action in microns!
 

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seven-hundred bucks for the Super. That's a lot of wampum in 1959.

Notice how the natural finish models are a few bucks more than the sunbursts. Gotta be because a better grade of wood was used.
 

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Pretty neat.

Be cool if some can find a 1959 or 1960 Gibson Catalog.
 




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