In late 1961 Gibson introduced the Gibson C-O Classical Acoustic Guitar , It had a spruce top , mahogany back and sides with a bound top , and were made in natural finisheS . Gibson Dicontinued these guitars in 1971
Gibson C-1 Classical Guitar
( 1957-1971 )
The Gibson C-1 Classical Guitar were first made in 1957 , more or less the same features like the C-O but with bound body instead of only top , and were discontinued in 1971 , were always made in natural colors .
Later On in 1960 they introduced the gibson C-1 E which was fitted with a ceramic bridge pickup ( e for electric ) , discontinued in 1967 . In 1961 gibson also produced a classical guitar called the gibson C-1 S Petite Classical which had a smaller student size body ( 13 1/4 " ) , these guitars were discontinued in 1966 .
Gibson C-2 Guitar ( 1960-1971 )
In 1957 to 71 Gibson introduced the gibson c-2 classical guitar , the body was made with maple wood back and sides , bound body and were made in walnut and natural colors.
Gibson C-4 Classical ( 1962-1968 )
In 1962 to 67 they also produced the c-4 which had more or less the same features as the c2 ( maple wood , few made with rosewood ) ,gold tuners and were only made in natural finishes .
Gibson C-5 Classical ( 1957-1960 )
The gibson c-5 was actually introduced as the GS-5 in 1954 , gibson renamed the guitar as the c-5 in 1957 , it was made with rosewood back and sides, gibson stopped production in 1960.
Gibson C-6 Classical Guitar ( 1958-1971 )
The gibson c-6 guitars were made in 1958 and ended production in 1971 , these classical guitars were made in natural colors , brazilian Rosewood back and sides , mahogany neck , rosewood bridge ( wraparound ) , wooden inlay rosette , and were fitted with gold hardware .
Gibson C-8 Classical ( 1962-1969 )
Later on in 1962 gibson offered the gibson c-8 , which had the same features like the c-6 but with different rosette pattern . Discontinued in 1969 . ( beautiful guitar )
Gibson CF-100 ( 1950-1958 )
The gibson cf-100 guitars are more of a rare find and are becoming more sought after as the years go by, they were introduced in 1950 and discontinued in 1958 .
They had a flat top pointed cutaway which was unheard of in the 50s , mahogany back and sides , bound body ,20 frets , bound rosewood fingerboards with trapezoid inlays , nickel tuners and were made in sunburst colors . (see pic)
A year later gibson introduced the CF-100 E basically the same guitar but with a single coil p-90 pick up , discontinued in 1958 .
Vintage Guitar Price Value 2009 :
1962 - 1971 > $450 to $650 (c-o)
1957 - 1971 > $500 to $725 (c-1)
1963 - 1965 > $600 to $800 (c-1d)
1960 - 1967 > $650 to $850 (c-1e)
1961 - 1967 > $550 to $700 (c-1s)
1960 - 1971 > $650 to $850 (c-2)
1962 - 1968 > $800 to $1000 (c-4)
1957 - 1960 > $950 to $1150 (c-5)
1958 - 1971 > $1100 to $1800 (c-6)
1962 - 1969 > $1600 to $2300 (c-8)
1950 - 1958 > $2500 to $3100 (cf-100)
1951 - 1958 > $3300 to $4100 (cf-100e)
C-O ,C-1, C-2 > Avg Upward Trend Of 4% a Year since 2000
C-4 ,C-5 ,C-6 , C-8 > 15% CF100 , CF100E > 16%
Prices are according to 4 different price guides and rounded off to the nearest dollar .
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