Gibson / J55 / 1975 / Natural / Guitar
Only available from 1973 - 19782, the J55 was designed to be an alternative to the better known square shouldered J45 and J50 models. Visually from the front it looks very similar, although the pickguard is particularly eye catching, and the pearl logo is something usually seen on deluxe models. The difference is that it has an arched back, so the guitar has the big sound and full bass associated with Gibson square shouldered dreadnoughts, but with a greater punch in the mid range. For a 39 year old guitar it's in very good condition, with no cracks or repairs, but plenty of playwear including a buckle wear patch on the back. The guitar has an under saddle pickup fitted which sounds very natural when plugged in. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.
Glenns Guitars, UK
Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.
I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.
You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.
I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.
I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.