A colleague of mine has been working on a database for a Gibson amp book.The planning is very preliminary and I’d love to hear from you, the reader, to see if this sounds like something you would like to read. Fjestad is the author of the Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars, Blue Book of Electric Guitars, and the Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers. Fjestad is a freelance writer who specializes in guitars and amplifiers including the history behind them and their current value.Even the larger amps – the GA-30 and higher – command less than 00 while a comparable 1956 Fender Deluxe is worth double the amount of your GA-40. It isn’t due to the fact Gibson produced an inferior product.In fact, many players agree that Gibson amps are as good if not better than certain Fender models.The version you have was produced roughly between 19 and is the second version of the Les Paul amp.
The good news is that this may change in the future.After all, Gibson preceded Fender in the amplifier market by more than ten years, introducing the EH-150 in the mid-thirties. Based on overall value, Gibson is generally regarded as the premier guitar builder of the 1950s and 1960s.Besides the unique GA-79 and GA-77 Vanguards, most Gibson amps can be found for under 00.The logo is supposed to read “Gibson 40,” but most of it is missing, which is not uncommon on these amps.Your amp hasn’t had an easy life, and based on the overall average condition, it is worth between 0 and 00. I’ve always found it fascinating that Gibson amps are not more popular and collectible than they are currently.