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GALLERY: Born in the Sixties - Electric Guitars

A selection of guitars from each year of the 1960s are highlighted

1961 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster #A36092

1961 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster #A36092
This rare Gibson archtop was one of eleven natural ES-5 Switchmasters made in 1961. The ES-5 features thee PAFs with a 4-way selector and three tone and volume controls. The sharp cutaway debuted this year. The guitar originally featured a Tune-o-Matic ABR bridge, but this model has a Bigsby vibrato and Grover tuners. Photo and information from Dave's Guitar Shop.