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The Gibson Blues King is an acoustic-electric guitar based on the classic L-00 guitar. The Blues King features an extra-shallow body for warm, balanc...Click To Read More About This Product

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1930s vintage vibe, comfortable small waist, and the sweet resonance of solid spruce.

The Gibson Blues King is an acoustic-electric guitar based on the classic L-00 guitar. The Blues King features an extra-shallow body for warm, balanced tonal response and exceptional playing comfort. Solid spruce top, bubinga back and sides, and rosewood fretboard and bridge. L.R. Baggs Element electronics flawlessly amplify its rich acoustic sound.

  • Grover Rotomatic Tuners
  • Bone nut and Tusq saddle
  • "Big Sky" radiused fingerboard edge
  • L.R. Baggs Element electronics
  • Distinctive labels

Whether you're a player of old time favorites or your own compositions, this is a guitar that will quickly find its way to your heart.


Blues King Acoustic Guitar

  • BodyBody style: L-00 small body
    Top: Solid spruce
    Back and sides: Bubinga
    Body binding: Single-ply top and back

    Species: Mahogany
    Scale: 24-3/4"
    Angle: 3
    Joint: 14
    Profile: V-shape

    Species: Rosewood
    Number of frets: 19
    Inlay: Mother-of-pearl dots
    Nut width: 1.725"
    Peghead angle: 17

    Bridge: L-00 rectangle
    Pins: White

    Tuners: Nickel Mini Grover
    Pickguard: Tortoise L-00

    L.R. Baggs Element electronics system

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I Love My Gibson Blues King, so will you.


from Corinth

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I purchased my Gibson Blues King back in 2003, it didn't seem to sound real good back then but it is sounding better and better as the years go by, WOW, I can't imagine how well this baby will be sounding after another 10 years,but I know I'll love it and so would you. It's so easy to chord, all strings ring out with over the board volume that is second to none. My Blues King is an Acoustic,vintage sunburst no pickups but I love it and wouldn't trade it for a new acoustic/electric today. Sometimes I play it an hour or so today about the same the next day, etc. and I rarely have to tune this guitar, I've owned dozens of guitars and I still do but the only guitar I'm picking on today is the Gibson Blues King. The only gripe I have with this purchase, Gibson put it in a gig-bag, very nice bag at that but buy a hard shell case when you purchase the Blues King. You can't go wrong on this Gibson Blues King, try one on for size, you'll love it, I guarantee.

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Better than a Hummingbird


from Belgium

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I myself have several guitars (mostly classical and acoustic), but none of them can quite outweigh the punch of this Bluesking. (BluesQueen in my case, I called her Ella) This baby has a sweet small body, thin neck and great handling, which made it easier to for me to learn new techniques and play on it for hours at a time writing songs. My sweetheart is a vintage guitar, seeing she's had her twentieth birthday quite a while ago! (keeps getting better and better) I can honestly say it's a worthy investment. Although some people would call me rather young and unexperienced, I've been playing since I was six years old, and I have tried out numerous guitars. On this note, let me tell you this: I was saving up to buy a beautiful Gibson Hummingbird. But when I got to the shop, I tried it, and eventually decided not to buy this alltime classic. It just doesn't have the same punch! I think this is a great way to express just how great this guitar is. So please, do not hesitate: the Bluesking is an absolute must-have.

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