2013 Gibson Hummingbird Custom Quilt Acoustic Guitar!

Price: $5,749

This is a very special ‘Bird, indeed. It is one of a limited run of 20 guitars Gibson produced. All of them but mine have been sold. It isn’t very often you see a guitar like this coming from Gibson. This is a truly special guitar!

What we have here is a AAA-grade Sitka spruce top over AAAAA-grade quilted maple back and sides. The maple on this guitar is stunning. It’s some of the best quilted maple I’ve ever seen on a guitar! It’s not often that you find quilted maple which is bookmatched as well as this one. I love it.

The sunburst finish found on this guitar is very unique. There aren’t many Hummingbirds out there finished like this. I love it!

The fingerboard, headstock, and pickguard are all adorned with beautiful hummingbird and flower pearl inlays. These are a very classy touch. They really shine in the light and give the guitar a special presence in a room or on a stage. The tuners are hand-carved and really add to the ornate nature of this guitar. No expense was spared here.

This guitar is brand new and has never been owned. It has never even been played aside from a few strums by me to check the action and tone. As you can imagine, the tone from this Hummingbird is supreme. I’d like to think that the luthiers building these custom guitars spend a little more time on them, and the quality result really reflects this. What an awesome piece.

The guitar has been equipped from the factory with an active L.R. Baggs electronics system. It’s a great sounding system!

Included with the guitar is the certificate of authenticity, the original hardshell case, and all case candy.

International buyers, please be aware that USPS does not offer shipping insurance. If insurance is desired please choose UPS or Fedex.

Please call me with any questions: 435.406.9281

2005 Gibson Hummingbird Custom Koa Acoustic Guitar (Sold!)

Price: SOLD!

Here we have a 2005 Gibson Hummingbird Custom Koa Acoustic Guitar in mint condition!

The top of the guitar is made from AAA-grade Sitka Spruce with lots of “bear-clawing”, which adds to the stiffness and resonance of the top. The back and sides are AAA-grade curly (flamed) koa from Hawaii. What a gorgeous cut of koa! The fretboard is a jet black cut of ebony. The Gibson Custom Shop is not using ebony on any of the models being produced today. If you find a new one of these, it will have a rosewood fretboard. Gibson has decided, for whatever reason, that ebony is not an option at the moment. That means that the value of guitars with ebony fretboards will be on the rise!

The most striking thing about this guitar is the inlays. The pick guard is hand inlayed with mother-of-pearl and abalone. The inlayed hummingbirds are gorgeous! The abalone inlays on the ebony fretboard also add much to the guitar’s appearance.

This guitar has been played only a few times and the condition reflects this! There are no dings, dents, or scratches anywhere on this guitar! In fact, the only way you’d know it has been played is that there are some very few light pick marks on the pick guard. Even these are hard to find. The guitar is super clean!

Included is the original hardshell case and all case candy.

Please call me with any questions at 435.406.9281.

2012 Gibson Hummingbird Acoustic-Electric Guitar in Rare Ebony Finish! (Sold!)

Price: SOLD!

Here we a 2012 Gibson Hummingbird Acoustic-Electric guitar in rare ebony finish! These are not often found in an ebony finish. Look around and see if you can find another!

 
This guitar features a Sitka spruce top, with mahogany back and sides. The fretboard is a beautiful cut of rosewood. 
 
The guitar has a factory installed LR Baggs pickup. These pickups are among the best in the industry. They have a very natural tone.
 
In all honesty, this is probably the best sounding Hummingbird I’ve ever owned. I’ve owned many Hummingbirds. The tone of this one is phenomenal. It has a great action and plays with the best of ’em!

 
This example is in great condition! It has barely any play wear at all. The frets still have the vast majority of their life remaining. There are no dings, dents, or scratches. One thing to mention is that there are small, pinhead size red dots on the label inside the soundhole and on the wood inside the guitar. To be honest, this might be blood. I’m not sure. It could have happened when the previous owner played a little too rough and cut his finger on a string or something. It happens from time to time. I bought the guitar from a music store, and I didn’t notice these spots for a time. There aren’t any on the outside of the guitar. I attempted to photograph them, but they are almost too small to be seen in photos. They aren’t much bigger than a pinhead.
 
Included is the original hardshell case and all case candy.
 
Please feel free to call me with any questions: 435.406.9281.

2003 Gibson SJ-200 Custom Vine Acoustic Guitar! J-200 (Sold!)

Price: SOLD!

Here we have a 2003 Gibson SJ-200 Custom Vine in excellent condition!

These guitars are a rarity in the Gibson world. Very few of them are produced. Even fewer are produced in this rare ebony finish. This is the only one I’ve ever seen for sale.
 
This guitar is stunning! The guitar’s obvious standout feature is the inlay work, consisting of abalone vines on the fretboard and headstock. The inlays are particularly striking over the jet black ebony fretboard. As you know, ebony is becoming increasingly rare. Gibson does not use any ebony in producing guitars anymore. The contrast of the inlays against the black ebony is gorgeous! It just doesn’t look the same over rosewood, which is how Gibson builds them now.
 
The sound from this guitar is phenomenal. It has a great balance between the trebles, and bass. The large body gives it a huge sound, while the maple back and sides clean up the highs to almost a crystalline level. I also tend to believe that the luthiers at Gibson take a little more care and time when building these very expensive and highly ornate models. They do carry a higher price tag, after all.
 
The condition of this guitar is supreme. There no dings, dents, or scratches anywhere. There is one line of finish checking on the back of the headstock, as can be seen in the photos. It’s very minor. Aside from that, the guitar is nearly perfect. It has minimal play wear and has been well loved and cared for!
 
The guitar features a Sitka spruce top, with flamed maple back and sides. It’s remarkable how good the visual quality of the maple is, even though it can’t be seen through the outside finish of the guitar. You can see the back side of the maple when looking in the sound hole, and it is a beautifully flamed and figured piece of maple. They use good cuts of wood no matter whether it will be seen or not.
 
Abalone purfling adorns each edge of this beautiful guitar – top, back, and sides. This much purfling is extremely rare on Gibson guitars. Go look at other Custom Shop models and try to find another with that much purfling. It’s tough!
 
The tuners are hand engraved Waverly tuners. These tuners are a staple of high-end luxury guitars. They are magnificent!
 
If you look at which guitars are currently available from Gibson, most of them are quite bland. For some reason, Gibson has decided to do away with most Custom Shop models and stick to the basics in their repertoire. Gibson is now actually refusing to take custom orders. I do not know the reason for this. These custom and ornate models are becoming more and more rare.
 
If international buyers desire other shipping options, they are available by request.
 
The guitar includes all original paperwork, and even the original hang tag. Also included is the original hard shell case.
 
Please call me with any questions: 435.406.9281.

Gibson SJ-200 Pete Townshend Autographed Acoustic Guitar J-200 (Sold!)

Price: SOLD!

Here we have an ultra rare autographed Gibson SJ-200 Pete Townshend signature acoustic guitar!

The label inside of the soundhole of this guitar has been hand-signed by Pete Townshend himself! Only the first 50 of these guitars were hand-signed by Pete! All of the other guitars after the 50th were shipped with no signature. There are hundreds of these guitars which have shipped from the factory now, and possibly thousands. But none others with his signature. This particular guitar is number 28 according to the serial number. 
 
Items autographed by the members of The Who are worth some serious money now days. Even just a photograph with their signatures on it can bring some thousands of dollars. As each member passes away, his signature becomes more valuable. You can be certain that the value of Pete’s signature will increase greatly with time. This particular piece with his signature is extra special because it is a high-quality guitar, as opposed to a simple photograph. Pete’s signature is also inlaid into the fretboard near the soundhole.
 
The condition of this guitar is near mint. It has barely been played and has no dings, dents, or scratches anywhere. It is in collector-quality condition!
 
The guitar features gorgeous AAAAA-grade flamed maple. Look at those back and side pieces! Maple like that is difficult to find.
 
One of these sold on eBay a few months back for about $7,000. That shows how valuable the autographed models have become.
 
As for international shipping, UPS and USPS are both options for you. UPS charges very high rates for their shipping. USPS is much more reasonably priced. Please be aware of the features and offerings of both carriers when making a purchase and choose your carrier accordingly.
 
The original hardshell case is included. Please call me with any questions: (435) 406-9281.

Gibson Custom Doves in Flight Brazilian Rosewood Acoustic Guitar!

Price: $19,999

This is the absolute most unique Gibson Doves in Flight guitar on the planet. Almost everything about this guitar is custom and one-of-a-kind. To begin with, the back and sides of the guitar are made from Brazilian Rosewood. There are only two known Doves in Flight guitars in existence with Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. I personally sold the other one about three months ago. It sold within two days of listing. That guitar received more attention than any other I’ve ever sold. This one is even more unique than that one.

A friend of mine personally commissioned these guitars into existence back in 2003, right before Gibson ceased using Brazilian Rosewood for producing guitars. Gibson does not use Brazilian Rosewood at all anymore. My friend provided Gibson with the wood and they built it to his specifications.

This guitar features abalone inlays on the headstock, neck, and bridge. Ever seen a Doves in Flight with abalone inlays? I didn’t think so. This is the only one with abalone. This guitar also features waverly engraved tuners, the same ones used on the Gibson SJ-250 Monarch. Ever seen a Doves in Flight with those tuners equipped? I didn’t think so.

Also unique to this guitar is the neck and nut width. Standard Doves in Flight guitars use a 1.575″ nut width. This specific guitar uses a 1.75″ nut width. This is the same width as the Gibson J-200. It is very comfortable and I strongly prefer it to the standard width.

The top of the guitar is made from the best available grade of Adirondack spruce – another unique aspect of the guitar. The only other Doves in Flight guitar I’ve ever seen with an Adirondack top is the other Brazilian Rosewood Doves in Flight I previously sold.

The adirondack/Brazilian comination gives this guitar a rich and deep tone like few guitars can match. It has beautiful harmonics and overtones with the capability of producing volume like you wouldn’t believe. It is a tonal masterpiece as well as a visual one.

This guitar is the absolute best sounding dreadnought I have ever heard in my life. It is the better sounding of the two Brazilian models. Look at my other listings, I don’t say that about every guitar. I mean what I say. If you are looking for an extremely collectible, great sounding Gibson guitar, look no further.

The fretboard is made from jet-black ebony and is adorned with the abalone dove inlays. The abalone inlays are very classy and add a beautiful touch above and beyond what is offered by the standard Doves in Flight (which is already a beautiful guitar).

The condition of the guitar is virtually mint and unplayed. There are no dings, dents, or scratches anywhere. There are a few light impressions in the top, which may have come from the factory. Aside from that, it is dead mint.

Included with the guitar is all original paperwork and accessories. Please call me with any questions: 435.406.9281.

Gibson J-Moohundred One-of-a-kind Custom Acoustic Guitar! J-200 SJ-200 (Sold!)

Price: $3,999

Here we a very special guitar for sale – The Gibson J-Moohundred Custom! This is the only one ever built. It was originally built for a TV commercial and later sold off. The build date is 1997.

These are the kinds of guitars which will be worth some serious money someday. Rarity determines value and things don’t get much more rare than one-of-a-kind! That’s why custom color Stratocasters from the 60’s are worth a fortune now days! Collectors will love this guitar.

This guitar commands some serious attention. You don’t see something like this every day – or hardly ever, for that matter.

Don’t let the novelty of this guitar fool you, it is a serious tone monster! It plays and sounds like a masterpiece from the luthiers at Gibson! In all honesty, it is one of the best sounding maple J-200s I’ve owned. I’ve owned a lot of them. Being a custom order, I’m sure Gibson took a lot of time making sure this guitar was built and set up right.

The guitar features a Sitka spruce top, with maple back and sides. The fretboard is a nice cut of rosewood, along with the bridge. The neck, I presume, is also maple. Though, this would be difficult to determine for sure.

The guitar has seen very little play time, so it is in excellent condition. There is some typical finish checking, as one would expect of a guitar this age. It follows along the back center seam and can also be found on the back of the headstock and a few other areas. It’s quite minimal.

Included with the guitar are a set of horns which can be attached to the headstock, if desired. This adds to the novelty of the guitar. It’s a great piece!

Two sets of paperwork and two labels were created for the guitar. One set reads “J-Moohundred” and the other reads the standard “J-200.” These can be seen in the photos. This is great for collectability.

Included is the original hard shell case and all paperwork.

Please feel free to call me with any questions: 435.406.9281.