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  1. #201

    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    Quote Originally Posted by WBailey View Post
    I know this thread is for " golden era " instruments.

    But, this was just too cool not to share.

    Saw it at Rumbleseat, lookin at a burst
    Definitely cool, and unusual. Love white guards on red guitars.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing that. It's getting harder to find examples of the non-stock red vintage guitars that really belong in this thread.

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    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

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    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    I realize that this one is sort of Fugly, but it's rare and it's Ferrari Red. 1987 Gibson 20/20 bass, designed by Ned Steinberger.



    Last edited by Grog; 08-20-17 at 07:28 AM.

  4. #204

    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    A 1959 ES-225 in a beautiful unfaded cherry. The hang tag states "ES-225T special". Well, I think it's gorgeous! More pictures in the Reverb listing (listing has ended).


  5. #205

    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    Quote Originally Posted by Greasy G View Post
    A 1959 ES-225 in a beautiful unfaded cherry. The hang tag states "ES-225T special". Well, I think it's gorgeous! More pictures in the Reverb listing (listing has ended).

    Nice find, GG!

  6. #206

    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    "Very rare original finish guitar in Cherry Red color. The new pickguard is from Mirabella, nocracks or breaks this is a great looking guitar." Wow, could it be? A second cherry red ES 295? (It's a '55, two years later than the other one inthis thread). Link




  7. #207

    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    Another great find! Beautiful guitar. This is an experienced dealer... and yet part of me wants to be a bit skeptical about cherry being an option that early. I wish he had offered more details about it...

  8. #208

    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    Quote Originally Posted by JimR56 View Post
    Nice find, GG!
    I now own this beauty and just wanted to say it is not cherry but factory red. The original owner was a fireman nicknamed Red. The original hang tag says ES 225 special. I will follow up with pictures soon.

  9. #209

    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    Quote Originally Posted by sgtvjr View Post
    I now own this beauty and just wanted to say it is not cherry but factory red. The original owner was a fireman nicknamed Red. The original hang tag says ES 225 special. I will follow up with pictures soon.
    Not sure what you mean by "factory" red, since cherry was the predominant stock red finish at that time. Anyway, congratulations! Looking forward to seeing more pics.

  10. #210

    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    Quote Originally Posted by JimR56 View Post
    Not sure what you mean by "factory" red, since cherry was the predominant stock red finish at that time. Anyway, congratulations! Looking forward to seeing more pics.
    Just that the color is red as opposed to the cherry you would see on a double cut special. It is painted red not stained cherry. Sorry about the picture delay Im not good at loading pictures and Im expecting a friend to stop by and give me a hand. Thanks

  11. #211

    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    Hey, no problem. Whenever you're ready is fine- and thank you for sharing. If you're able to provide any more details on the history and details about the chain of information and sources, that would be cool too. It's such an unusual custom instrument. The fireman story is very interesting... not sure I've ever heard one like that. Cheers.

  12. #212

    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era







    Here's a few quick photos I took tonight of the red ES 225.

  13. #213

    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    O, wow. Firetruck red! Now that's something else. Congrats and thanks for sharing!

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    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    Quote Originally Posted by Grog View Post
    I realize that this one is sort of Fugly, but it's rare and it's Ferrari Red. 1987 Gibson 20/20 bass, designed by Ned Steinberger.

    I LUBS IT! If'n you ever go to sell it let me know.

  15. #215

    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    A shop in England has this 1959 custom ES-350T. Uh... w-o-w?





  16. #216

    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    Quote Originally Posted by JimR56 View Post
    A shop in England has this 1959 custom ES-350T. Uh... w-o-w?


  17. #217

    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    Quote Originally Posted by JimR56 View Post
    A shop in England has this 1959 custom ES-350T. Uh... w-o-w?



    I think I just found my dream guitar. Holy sexual expletive!

  18. #218

    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    If it's not too painful, there are more photos here: http://vintageandrareguitars.com/pro...ibson-es-350t/

    No price.

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    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    Red '65 L-50:





  20. #220

    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    Quote Originally Posted by deytookerjaabs View Post
    Red '65 L-50:




    Nice, but it was already posted in this thread (#109, by JJ Blair in January 2014). Nice to see the photo of the back, though!

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    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    Quote Originally Posted by JimR56 View Post
    Nice, but it was already posted in this thread (#109, by JJ Blair in January 2014). Nice to see the photo of the back, though!

    I bumped into it from "Mike's Music" website, it's been for sale for a THAT LONG because I did go back a page first, eek! That's one I'd like to have too, a black McCarty pickguard would be a nifty addition to it.

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    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    What are the Classic red colors of Gibson? I see

    Cherry Red
    Cardinal Red (opaque)
    Sparkling Burgundy (opaque)
    Wine Red

    What else?

    BTW lots of greats pics in this thread are lost thru the Great Photobucket Pest

  23. #223

    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    Mystery circa 1963 Gibson factory custom order with L-5 CES features, using a ‘52 ES-5 as the starting guitar:


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    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    1967 EB-2C in (top-faded) Sparkling Burgundy...


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    Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

    M2M Red Tiger


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    Esseries Re: The Red Thread: Factory Red Gibsons from the Golden Era

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