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Gibson Everly Brothers

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Gibson Everly Brothers ( 1962-1972 )
Jumbo Flat top Acoustic Guitar

1963 gibson everly brothers guitarDuring 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 ,

the everly brotherspearl 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 )

guitar price guide1962 to 1972 > Avg Upward Trend Of 6% A Year Since 2000
1986 to present reissues > 2%

47 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:42 AM

    hi love these guitars.would swop gibson j1803yrs old very good con.plus gibson the everly 93 model.for 60s everly brothers would like red flamed pickguards.both my guitars in gibson cases

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  2. Anonymous2:23 PM

    hi
    my freind has one of these old 60's ones let me know your email and il pass it on.

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  3. Anonymous6:28 PM

    im interested in your j180 , i don't have an every brothers guitar but if you want to sell it post your email ...maybe we can work out something thanks ...

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  4. Anonymous10:31 AM

    hi so you have a freind who owns a 60s everly brothers guitar..im looking to do a straight trade.my email stvchadwick@yahoo.co.uk. thanks steve

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  5. Anonymous6:01 AM

    gibson j180/the everly owners club.free on foreverly2@yahoogroups.com.please post a message if you own one of these guitars .steve its free

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  6. Hey Everly or Gibson fans,
    My 95' model has the mustache bridge and the Everly name on the plate above the nut. Original owner won it from Rhino Records in 95' but never played it. Took a little time for the sound to break it but now has that unigue mid range sound the maple back and sides provides. So easy to play even with the 13ga.(e) strings.
    Finally found the right pick up. K & K Western's under bridge (3 gold dots) is as clear as a mic. No mid range "quack".
    Regards, jd hancock

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  7. Anonymous2:16 PM

    hi hank i also own the same guitar as you plus a standard j180.i like the everly model best.i would be pleased if you would join my club.foreverly2@yahoogroups.com regards steve

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  8. Anonymous12:55 PM

    hi hank please send details of your k&k pickup.to foreverly2@yahoo.co.uk thanks very much regards steve

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  9. Anonymous7:43 AM

    gibson everly brothers guitar.please would the guy who as a friend who owns this guitar please forward his email. thanks steve

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  10. Anonymous10:31 PM

    Guys I am looking for a particular Everly Bros guitar. Prob a 63 model. Serial Number is 107754. It was my great grandfathers and I am trying to track it down. If you have any ideas where I might be able to look for this I would appreciate it. My email is srg88843@hotmail.com my research so far leads me to believe it is in europe but not sure...

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  11. i have a J180 bought around 1996. it has rarely been used and is virtually new. No scratches great sound. I am looking to sell it.

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  12. Hey everyone.
    I have a 1969 Everly that was bought in 69 and stayed within the family since. I have been looking to sell it. its has aged well and has a beautiful vintage guitar sound. let me know if anyone is interested

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  13. TO contact me about my 69 Everly, email me at australia1989@hotmail.com

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  14. Anonymous6:53 AM

    i have an 03 gibson j 180 mint condition w/ hardshell case i am looking to sell. burlynarfunk@hotmail.com
    march 5 2008

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  15. Anonymous12:44 AM

    looking for a 1963 Gibson Everly in excellent condition. Please send any leads to summeroflove67@mac.com . Thanks!!!

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  16. GuitarFan10:40 PM

    Rad, if you havent sold your guitar already, how much is it selling for? and what color is it? i would love it if you could describe it in detail. I really want an all black one, but i am opened to other colors as well.

    Thanks.

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  17. hi I have a J180 all black no. 00022016 complete with custom art case. I'mnot sure how old perhaps someone can tell me? I'm thinking of selling it. It's still in mint condition.

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  18. I know this might be a long shot. I am trying to locate my great-grandfathers guitar. It was an everly brothers and the serial number is below. If you know anything about this particular guitar please email me. thebandgraham@hotmail.com

    SN:10775463

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  19. I know this might be a long shot. I am trying to locate my great-grandfathers guitar. It was an everly brothers and the serial number is below. If you know anything about this particular guitar please email me. thebandgraham@hotmail.com

    SN:10775463

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  20. Anonymous8:57 AM

    To Haaza,
    your model was made Jan. o2, 2002, 16th item stamped.
    regars,
    hank

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  21. Anonymous1:48 PM

    hi anybody out there swop there black 60s gibson everly brothers for a like new standard gibson j180 black,and a gibson the everly from 93 very good condition.im a tribute artist.to the everly brothers.on foreverly2@yahoo.co.uk

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  22. R. D.7:05 PM

    I Have the 1986 J-180 that is electric. pick -up in bridge.


    R. D.

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  23. hey would love one of these guitars. am looking for a 1987 model in particular. does anyone know where i mght find one in london maybe?

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  24. Anonymous6:51 AM

    hi phil looking for j180 everly. hanks music shop london had a new model .in stock .and a gibson everly brothers. regards steve

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  25. hey steve thanks for the info. rang hanks today unfortunately they'd just sold it!!! :( thanks for lettin me know though. let me know if you spot any about!! hehe

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  26. Anonymous9:08 AM

    hey rad have you sold yr j-180 yet?if not i'm interested what sort of price would you sell it for?

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  27. Anonymous8:01 AM

    gison j180 for sale contact chris .beachinit02@yahoo.com...hi this guy just contacted me hes selling the above

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  28. Anonymous12:37 PM

    hi i am looking for a gibson j-180. (perferably one from 1987 but that isn't vital). does anyone know anywhere in london that might have one?

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  29. Anonymous1:52 PM

    After having discussed the idea with Don and Phil Everly I started the Gibson Everly Brothers Owners Club in the seventies. Through all the years I got over 150 serialnumbers and pictures of the guitars from people who became memeber of my club. I had 3 Gibson Everly's in my collection before I moved to the Craibbean. Now I still have my Steinegger Ike Everly and two J200's. See my story on Internet
    Bert

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  30. Anonymous3:02 PM

    hi,
    I have an original 1968 blonde gibson everly. plus a 1987 j180, signed onthe inside by don and phil.

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  31. Anonymous11:35 AM

    wow thats funny just had a call from a guy with same dony think its sighned hes dave from wales

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  32. Guys I posted this in the forum along time ago: I know this might be a long shot. I am trying to locate my great-grandfathers guitar. It was an everly brothers and the serial number is below. If you know anything about this particular guitar please email me. thebandgraham@hotmail.com

    SN:107754 (1963)

    Well I just thought I would post that I found it in Montana and bought it!!!! i cannot believe it... just thought I would share...

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  33. Guys I posted this along time ago:I know this might be a long shot. I am trying to locate my great-grandfathers guitar. It was an everly brothers and the serial number is below. If you know anything about this particular guitar please email me. thebandgraham@hotmail.com

    SN:107754 1963

    Well i am here to report i found it in montana and bought it back!!!!

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  34. Anonymous10:31 PM

    hey i was watching the who play the other night...ahhhh stunning band.... anyway i noticed that roger daltrey was playing an everly i wondered if anyone had any information on his guitar weather it's a vintage 60's one or not.... i've actually been looking for one of these for some time so if anyone's got one to sell i'm interested. regards. phil

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  35. Anonymous4:49 AM

    hi well could the guy who has a freind with the 60s everly brothers please get back to me/at foreverly2@yahoo.co.uk.also ive changed the name off my club to gibsonj180everlyguitarsclub@yahoogroups. any body into this guitar or the everly brothers please join up free steve

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  36. Anonymous3:00 AM

    gibsonj180everlyguitarsclub@yahoogroups.com,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,free to join regards steve

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  37. Hello,
    I'm searching a 1994 Gibson The Everly, 1894-1994 100Th Anniversary, limited at 1500.
    Can you tell me where I can find one ?
    Have you got one for sale ? Photos ?
    My mail: Musicmandu50@aol.com
    Hope you understand my interest.
    Thanks alot

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  38. Anonymous2:40 AM

    Hiya Guys, I just missed a 1994 Gibson Everly, black with mustach bridge recently, so if anyone has one to sell (must be in good condition) let me know.
    thanks
    tedm42 (on e-bay)

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  39. Anonymous1:17 PM

    hi guys looking for gibson j180 theres 2 on ebay now.standard not with mustach bridge.the other with single pickguard

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  40. Musicmandu50@aol.com5:31 PM

    Hi,
    I'm Still looking for a 1994 Gibson The Everly (100th anniversary Label).
    Please, e-mail me at: Musicmandu50@aol.com
    if you have one.
    Thanks a lot.
    Jimbo

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  41. Anonymous12:45 PM

    Im selling a gibson j 180 everly brothers 02 on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110457954753&_trksid=e11003.m203&_trkparms=algo%3DCRX%26itu%3DLM%252BLA%252BUCI%252BUCC%26otn%3D1&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:GB:1348#ht_500wt_1182

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  42. Anonymous5:30 AM

    hi i know a guy hes now looking for gibson j180 or the everly.26 feb.10....steve at foreverly2@yahoo.co.uk.. join my owners club at gibsonj180everlyguitarsclub@yahoogroups.com

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  43. Hi,
    I'm Still looking for a 1994 Gibson The Everly (100th anniversary Label).
    Please, e-mail me at: Musicmandu50@aol.com
    if you have one.
    Thanks a lot.
    Jimbo
    March 27th 2010

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  44. Anonymous9:44 AM

    hi theres a guy in my club gibsonj180everlyguitarsclub@yahoogroups.com. he would like a gibson j180 or the everly.he has a gison dove mat trade.please contact the club thanks steve moderator

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  45. Anonymous3:37 PM

    I have a 1994 Gibson The Everly (100th anniversary Label) Why can't I find any info on this guitar? Also I didn't know there was a limited run of 1500

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  46. Anonymous1:27 PM

    Hello,
    I have a Gibson Everly Brothers guitar that I would be interested in selling.
    I bought it used in 1970.
    From the serial number, it was made in 1965.
    The serial # is 311863
    It is the classic model with tortoise shell pick guards.
    What's the best way to sell this guitar?

    Don

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  47. I am selling a Gibson Everly Brothers guitar, serial number 311863, made in 1965. Anyone interested contact donmcnally16@gmail.com

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