Gibson Everly Brothers ( 1962-1972 )
Jumbo Flat top Acoustic Guitar
During the early 60s under a company called CMI , gibson started making a whole series of artist models such as the barney kessel , johnny smith ,and tal farlow.
Amongst the acoustic flat top guitars gibson introduced the gibson everly brothers guitar .
During the late 50s , early 60s the everly brothers played on customized gibson j-200 guitars and were at their height of their popularity with hit songs such as "bye bye love" and "wake-up little suzie"
As a result of the everly brothers' ongoing fame and success , gibson decided to team up with the duo to create a new artist gibson model in 1962 that was very similar to the j-185 but with a thinner body .
The everly brothers guitar was 16 inches wide , the guitar was slightly smaller than the j-200 which was 17 " across the lower bout , it had an adjustable saddle , strings ran through the bridge ,
pearl star inlays on a rosewood fingerboard , mahogany neck , dual extended tourtoise pickguards ( see pic courtesy of vintageguitars.net ) , mahogany neck , spruce top maple back/sides , and were made in black finishes .
In 1963 Natural tops were available with red back and sides and during the late 60s natural tops with walnut back and sides were also optional . Discontinued in 1972 .
The gibson everly brothers guitar is very appealing visually ( beautiful ) and is highly sought after by collectors and guitar players .
The construction and quality of gibsons' jumbo acoustic guitars during the 40s and 50s such as the j-200 and the j-185 are highly regarded and considered well made instruments ,
however many collectors and players find gibson acoustic flat top guitars made in the early 60s inferior in tone because of the adjustable bridges used at the time .
In 1986 gibson introduced a reissue of the 1962 gibson everly brothers and renamed it the j-180 , the same reissue was renamed everly brothers in 1992 and renamed again the everly
in 1994 and back to j-180 .
Vintage Price Value For 2007 :
1962 - 1964 > $8500 to $9500
1965 - 1967 > $6500 to $7000
1968 - 1972 > $3500 to $4000
1986 - 1999 > $1400 to $1500 ( reissue j-180 )
1962 to 1972 > Avg Upward Trend Of 6% A Year Since 2000
1986 to present reissues > 2%
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