Gibson Gospel Acoustic Guitar ( 1972-1979 )
The gibson gospel guitar originated in 1972-73 and it was intended to be a deep sounding vocal backup instrument . It was a flat top , had square shoulders , arched back , maple neck ,
laminated maple back and sides and had a tortoise style body binding Were available only in natural finishes ( see pic ) .
The guitar was not only designed for gospel music , the gibson gospel acoustic guitar is also a wise instrument choice for bluegrass , folk, country music and even blues .
Gibson Gospel Reissue ( 1992 -1997 )
In 1992 gibson again offered the gospel acoustic model , the reissue is actually superior compared to the original . Gibson chose mahogany over
maple for the reissue , it has multiple white binding , multi ply arched back ( very deep sounding ) , unbound rosewood fingerboard
with pearl dot inlays , scalloped braces like those on the more expensive models , and finishes were available in natural or sunburst .
Vintage Guitar Price Value For 2007 :
1972 - 1979 > $800 to $900 ( Gospel )
1992 - 1997 > $1000 to $1100 ( Gospel Reissue )
Avg Upward Trend of 6% a year since 2000 ( for both )
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