Thursday, April 16, 2015

Rare Gibson Sparrow Acoustic in LA area for $2500

This is my listing for a 2011 Gibson Sparrow in excellent condition.  These were a "short run" at the Gibson Bozeman Montana plant and they were the top of the line full size dreadnaught in the Gibson lineup at the time.   Very nice high end acoustic made with all solid Adirondack Spruce and Rosewood and a big tone.

You won't find these for sale anywhere.  There are non listed on eBay now or sold in last six months.  

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Rare Top of the Line Gibson Sparrow Acoustic - Solid Spruce/Rosewood - $2500 (Encino Tarzana)

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make / manufacturer: Gibson
model name / number: Sparrow

Ever played a Gibson Dreadnaught acoustic with a solid Adirondack Spruce top and solid East Indian Rosewood back and sides and double parallel inlays? Few people have - because Gibson no longer makes one. Gibson only made a short run of these Sparrows at their Bozeman Montana plant back in 2011-12 and then they stopped production (probably so they could focus on more of the cheaper "Songbird" models at their new Canadian factory).

I searched the internet and could not find a single Gibson Sparrow for sale right now - I also called Norman's guitar shop and McCabe's and neither had ever even seen one of these live in person.

As you can see in the pics, the guitar is in excellent "as new" condition. It plays and sounds like a dream - big, full, bright, clear, (great for Bluegrass or Fold Rock) and comes with all the original unopened case candy. It's been stored with humidity control and a humidifier at all times.

Only $2500 for this extremely rare and amazing USA made Gibson Sparrow with case!

Jim C. - show contact info

Building on the legacy of Gibson's legendary Hummingbird and Dove models from the early 1960s, the new Gibson Sparrow model is the new tone-monster acoustic now exclusively offered by us and the builders at Gibson Montana. Be the first in your town to own this groundbreaking model. And tell all your friends - There's a New Bird in Town.

The Gibson factory at Bozeman, Montana, has been artfully producing handmade guitars since 1989. Gibson deserves their place as makers of premier acoustic guitars for each instrument is an exquisite example of the finest raw materials and pride of workmanship. Find out for yourself how a flattop made by master craftsmen and women truly plays and sounds. Reserve your Gibson Montana now. 
 
Songwriter body type
Adirondack red spruce top
Rosewood back & sides
1930's bracing
Custom top trim
Mahogany neck wood
Rosewood fretboard
Gibson Comfort Contour neck shape
25.5" scale length
Glued Dovetail neck joint
Mahogany neck wood
Rosewood fretboard
20 frets
1.725" nut width
12" fretboard radius
Mother of pearl parallelogram inlays
Original sparrow pickguard
Rosewood bridge
Premium tuners
Gold hardware
Nitrocellulose lacquer finish

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