Gibson Blues King Acoustic Guitar  

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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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 Specifications:

  • 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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GibsonBlues King Acoustic Guitar

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Better than a Hummingbird


from Belgium

Comments about Gibson Blues King Acoustic Guitar:

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.

(39 of 70 customers found this review helpful)


Great guitar for blues players


from Newport, RI USA

Comments about Gibson Blues King Acoustic Guitar:

Best low end available. Nice slim neck and great projection. I've had mine for two years now, and it's sounding even better as it ages. A keeper

(22 of 40 customers found this review helpful)


Not sweet, but hot as hell


from Denmark

Comments about Gibson Blues King Acoustic Guitar:

This is a blues guitar that sounds like its coming from deep down somewhere in history, and easily carries its picker away on a time ride. stripped from all the sweetness you find in most accustics, its focused,loud and clear for such a relatively small instrument. Only bad thing- cant get no case for it-- gigbag made in China...

(40 of 53 customers found this review helpful)


delta and more


from Okinawa Japan

Comments about Gibson Blues King Acoustic Guitar:

This guitar captures that Delta tone very well. The no-frills appearance is also in line with the original country bluesmen's style...many of whom played bottom of the line instruments. Somehow this guitar creates a hint of natural crunch in strongly strummed or finger-picked passages. Nothing better for acoustic blues than this baby. I bought a Martin 000-15S around the same time. It is wonderful too, but a little too "sweet" for the nasty blues I pick.

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