Gibson Guitar Books

Recommended Gibson Guitar Books

We all know that when dealing with high priced guitars new or used , old or vintage, its a dirty market , if you dont know much about guitars you can easily get burnt . I learned the hard way, 15 years ago I decided to collect only gibson guitars , as you can see im a big fan .

Ive seen the good the bad and the ugly , there are many dishonest collectors who take advantage of naive musicians who are not to familiar with the vintage market , and as for new guitars its even worst .

Salesmen in music stores love when they know you have no knowledge of guitars because they can push you the junk that has been sitting in their store for years for higher commissions .

Here are some great gibson guitar books that I can reccomend with my outmost confidence because ive actually read them . If your a gibson lover and you want to know everything there is to know about gibson guitars , these guitar books pretty much cover everything .

You'll be able to buy or sell new , or vintage gibson guitars with confidence and nobody will take you for a ride . You can probably buy these books at your local music store or better yet you can buy them from amazon with a click of a button ( free shipping if you buy 2 ).

Gibson's Fabulous Flat-Top Guitars: History & Guide
This volume offers a lavishly illustrated history of the Gibson company and its classic flat-top guitars. The book's release coincides with the company's centennial celebration. From the 1920s to the present, Gibson and its guitars have been a slice of Americana. Whether an established musician is Northern or Southern ..........

Gibson Guitars 100 Years of an American Icon
This splendid book chronicles 100 years of the companies that building Gibson guitars, banjos, and mandolins. Beautifully illustrated with countless pictures of guitars and the musicians who made them famous.....

Gibson Electrics - The Classic Years
Since the inception of the first "electrical" guitars in the 1920s, no other manufacturer has produced a greater variety of professional quality models than Gibson. This book presents a documented account of the instruments released during a highly creative period from the 1930s

Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide 2007
The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide has a 15-year tradition of being the most accurate, authoritative, and detailed publication to tackle the seemingly impossible task of placing values on thousands of vintage and recent-model guitars, amps, basses, effects pedals, mandolins, lapsteels, ukuleles, and new this year ......


  1. Anonymous9:10 PM

    just receivede the guitar price guide book , awesome ...thnx

  2. Anonymous9:35 PM

    i was dissapointed with the "gibson american icon book ( 100 years )" because i found it talked too much about gibson's history and not enough info on their guitars ..

    ... but i did find the guitar price guide very useful ..thnx

  3. Anonymous2:15 PM

    Just how does one go about finding out the value of their guitar....I see so many posting of people asking about their guitar...but I am trying to figure out value for insurance purposes....mine is a Les Paul Studio serial number 00601382 with Made in USA stamped underneath it. Gibson Les Paul model on headstock in gold. Gold hardware....Deluxe on tuning pegs. Translucent red color...
    I need help...can someone offer me a value of this guitar

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  5. thanks for the list it help us better to understand about the guitar history

  6. What is your take on The Chicago Music Exchange? I know Reverb and CME are the same company. I've questioned Reverbs pricing recommendations for a while now. I don't necessarily believe them when they report pricing recommendations are based upon past sales on Reverb. They know what the prices should be, to say otherwise invites more questions. CME is right there in Chicago with the Reverb staff, so it seems inexcusable to be so far off with pricing recommendations. It gives the appearance of dishonesty, even if there is nothing untoward going on. They seem to have conflicting interest? Thoughts?


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