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1966 Gibson B-25

A lovely example of the mid 1960's B-25 model. Gibson renamed the LG-2 the B-25 for 1962 for reasons unknown to us here. Perhaps if only to differentiate the guitar from its predecessor, due to the markedly different cosmetics the 1960's brought about to Gibson's flat tops. By 1966, the B-25 featured a cherry sunburst finish, bolted on plastic bridge with adjustable saddle, and a thicker plastic pickguard.

This example is in excellent condition, completely original, and without any cracks or repairs. The finish has faded somewhat, as they do, but that's about all we can find wrong with this guitar. The top arch and shape are perfect, which is fairly unusual for these plastic-bridge versions, and the guitar's neck angle, frets, and set-up are just right. The nut has never been off, tuners work well, and there's really no playwear to speak of.

Best yet, this B-25 sounds remarkably good. Surprisingly so, to be honest. It's not at all like an earlier LG2 in terms of its voice, but has a wonderful ring throughout its response range. It's a lively guitar with nice roundness to its notes, lovely sustain and an excellent response to a light touch.

Mahogany back and sides with X braced spruce top, white bindings, and single-ring rosette. Mahogany neck with Indian rosewood fingerboard, 1-9/16' nut width, and 24.75' scale. Adjustable bridge saddle, plastic bridge. Original Kluson tuners, original finish.

With original hardshell case.

Shipping into the USA?

Sending this guitar to a US address is easy to do, and there are no import fees, taxes, or duties to pay when it arrives. We take care of everything involved in shipping ' all you have to do unpackage the instrument when it arrives and play!

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