December 12, 2023

6 Affordable Gibson guitars

Here are some really great bargains for all of you out there with the cash-money to burn that you saved on your guitar education through the JAMORAMA LEAD GUITAR course.  Head to ebay and type in Gibson – it’s a fresh month for big name celebrities! Lets put our collective money where are mouths are and lay some  greenbacks down!

1. dR. O`s White House performance Gibson guitar  – $1,000,000 U.S.

dR. O played this 1954 Gibson ES175 at the White House on 09 11 07 in Lafayette Park.

dR. O is successfully using his ebay auction to drive traffic to his myspace page – clever.

An absolute steal at the low, low price of one million bucks.

Doctor Who?

2. Michael Jackson Signed 1952 Gibson Les Paul  – $185,000 U.S.

Tito Jackson played on this Gibson at the 1994 Jackson Family Awards and the guitar is signed by This guitar was signed by, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Randy Jackson and also Michael Jackson!

Unfortunately it`s not possible to wear a spangly glove whilst playing this baby.

3. Gibson Les Paul Standard Premium Plus guitar personally owned by Les Paul – $75,000 U.S.

The vendor acquired it through a fund raising event for the Uniformed Firefighters’ Association Widows and Children Fund after the tragic NYC attacks of 9/11.  It was given to Peter Ortel, a retired New York City fireman from Rescue 3.  He painted the poignant September 11 scenes on the guitar and it was returned to Les Paul to be signed.  With his signature intact the guitar was then sent to be displayed in the lobby of Madison Square Garden in New York City for roughly eight months.  In December of 2002 the guitar was auctioned on eBay to raise funds for the families of our fallen heroes. It has been played…but…sparingly and with kid gloves. Mint / Near Mint + Condition.  Serial number 02441***.  Having it displayed has brought me, my family, and our friends a great since of pride in our Country, and our Citizens.

4. Oliver Leibers 1959 Gibson Les Paul Custom Guitar -$65,000 U.S.

Producer and songwriter Oliver Leiber’s produced Paula Abdul’s first album, “Forever Your Girl.”

Selling between ten and twelve million copies worldwide, Leiber’s songwriting prowess, demonstrated by writing the hit singles “Opposites Attract”,  “It’s Just The Way That You Love Me” and “Forever Your Girl”  factored highly into that album’s mainstream popular appeal.

Leiber’s also collaborated with Irish singing multi-platinum group, the Corrs.

Leiber’s next went on the road with veteran rocker Rod Stewart.

5. Tronical Powertune Stratocaster with Gibson Robot Machines – $50,ooo U.S.


This custom made guitar features one of the few Tronical Powertune Systems ever made for a Strat before Tronical signed an exclusive agreement with Gibson and stopped making them. This is destined to become a rare piece of guitar history that you won’t find for sale anywhere else (but of course I can’t guarantee that).

Maple neck with ebony fretboard and standard (med-jumbo) frets. Poplar body with hand rubbed dove white tinted finish creates a smooth natural wood feel. Seymour Duncan JB model humbucker.

Comes with Fender hardshell case and Tronical Powertune box and manuals. AMAZINGLY good looking and unique stratocaster.

If anyone would like to buy me this baby…please go right ahead!

5. 1967 Gibson ES 355 owned by Freddie King -$47,500 U.S.

This is one of several ES 355s that Freddie owned as well as a ES 345 and several Les Pauls. The guitar was built in 1967. The Serial # 580445 is from a time when Gibson often duplicated serial numbers, sometimes up to 4 times. The date of 1967 is probably within a year.

Freddie had disabled the Gibson tremolo and added a tail stop.

The guitar has been inspected under black light and there has been no repairs. As you can see by the photos, it has seen many road miles. I have an appraisal done in August of 2000 in Nashville by James Jaworowicz of Memphis Memorabilia. At that time the appraisal value in 2000 was between $35,000 and $37,500.00.

Included with the paperwork, is rather humorous letter written by a tech that was traveling with one of Freddie’s opening bands. It tells of how he was stenciling the bands new equipment and Freddie asked to borrow the stencils. Together the two of them stenciled the guitar case” Freddie King-Texas Cannonball – Fragle”, misspelling the word “Fragile”.

6.1992 Gibson Explorer ZZ Top Billy Gibbons Signed Art -$20,000 U.S.

Up for auction is this 1992 Gibson Explorer in white finish Signed by all of the members of ZZ top….Dusty, Billy and Frank. With one of a kind artwork by the Reverend Billy Gibbons! All original. MADE IN THE USA!!

This is a fine example of ONE-OF-A-KIND ARTWORK by Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame artist Billy Gibbons.

Get this great piece for your house or office.  Will include Oak or Cherrywood Display Case absolutely free!!  A $500 value.

You have to grow your own beard though people.

Well, That`s all folks, you know where I am, I`ll take the strat and the 355.


Jake Edwards

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