Gibson B-15 Guitar ( 1967-1971 )
The Gibson b-15 was introduced in 1967 and ended productions in 1970 , they called it the student model ,
made of mahogany wood body , spuce top and natural finsih color, they are not worth mega dollars but have a steady increase in value year after year .
Gibson B-25 Guitar ( 1962-1977 )
The gibson b-25 was introduced in 1962 had a flat top ,made of mahogany wood body , bound body and ended production in 1977 , these guitars were made in cherry sunburst color .
The picture shows a 1968 rare black b-25 with a white pickguard , picture was given to us by one of our viewers . ( beauty - click to enlargen )
Note : During the same years gibson also produced the b-25 n which was the same guitar but stands for natural finish . The b-25 are worth a little more than the b-25 n because of their cherry sunburst color .
Gibson B-25 short scale 3/4 ( 1962 - 1968 )
In 1962 to 68 gibson also came out with the gibson b-25 short scale version , meaning they had the same features as the gibson b-25 flat top , mahogany wood body ,but was smaller , they were also built for students and came in sunburst color.
If you come accross one dont let the size fool you they sound great .
Note : In 1966 gibson also introduced the gibson b-25 n 3/4 short scale , same guitar but N stands for natural finish instead of sunburst . These guitars didnt last long on the market , ended in 1968 .
Gibson B-25-12 ( 1962 - 1977 )
In 1962 introduced the b-25 / 12 string and the b-25n /12 string these gibson guitars had the same features like the b-25 6 string ,
( mahogany wood , bound body , flat top but 12 string . The gibson b-25 12 string guitars were made in cherry sunburst color and the b-25n in natural ) .
Note : Gibson stopped production on the b-25 - 12 string acoustic guitar in 1970 , however production of the b-25-12-N kept on till 1977 ( same acoustic guitars but natural finish )
Gibson B-45-12 ( 1961-1979 )
The Gisbon b-45-12 was also in production during these years ( 1961-79 ) it was a 12 string acoustic guitar , flat top , mahogony wood . The 61-62 models had round shoulders and from late 62 and on gibson made them with square shoulders , and were made in sunburst colors .
In 1963 Gibson also introduced the B-45-12-N ( same guitars but in natural finish ) production ended in 1979 . Vintage Price values are more or less the same as the Gibson b-45-12 ( sunburst )
Gibson B-45-12 Limited Edition Reissue ( 1991 -1992 )
Because of the high demand gibson in 1991 made a limited edition reissue of the b-45-12 ,same guitar but was built with rosewood wood on the back and sides of the body .
Because of the limited number of gibson b-45 reissues produced , they are also considered somewhat collectible .
Vintage Guitar Price Value 2008 :
1967 - 1971 > $500 to $700 ( b-15 )
1962 - 1969 > $1000 to $1600 ( b-25 )
1970 - 1977 > $900 to $1000 ( b -25 )
1962 - 1969 > $950 to $1500 ( b-25n )
1970 - 1977 > $750 to $1000 ( b-25n )
1962 - 1968 > $700 to $1200 ( b-25 3/4 )
1962 - 1966 > $900 to $1600 ( b-25 / 12 )
1967 - 1977 > $800 to $1000 ( b-25 /12 )
1961 - 1962 > $1900 to $2300 ( b-45-12 round shoulders )
1962 - 1964 > $1700 to $2100 ( b-45-12 square shoulders )
1965 - 1969 > $1400 to 1700 ( b-45-12 )
1970 -1979 > $900 to $1100 ( b-45-12 )
1991 - 1992 > 950 to $1200 ( b-45-12 reissue )
Avg Upward Trend Of 6% A Year Since 2000 ( for all )
except for the b-45 models > 15%
Prices are according to 4 guitar price guides and rounded off .
Buying Advice For Used & Vintage Gibson B Guitars
1. If you want to buy a Gibson B guitar, you can find used & vintage Gibson B guitars for sale on Ebay .
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Gibson B-15 Guitar ( 1967-1971 )