Vibra Acoustic Guitar

Posted by Sarah Gale on Wed, 07/30/03 - 00:04:15.

Okay... I have this acoustic guitar I bought at an Auction Sale for 50$cdn. It's a Vibra guitar, and I have looked all over the internet for a guitar company named Vibra. I Am just wondering if ANYONE knows anything about it?? It's a cherry red color, and it is in great condition. I just want to know if it is worth anything.

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i have a vibra my dad recieved from a friend of his 25 years ago because he was dieing of cancer so he gave it to my dad and my dad gave it to me 15 years ago im trying to find out more information on it on the head where the keys are there is almost like a celtic cross design front is like an orange color and the back is a cherry color with a flower vine design if anyone can help me with this it would be greatly appreciated

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

If it's 50 bucks, 35 years old and still playable it's a good guitar. They're a Canadian only market as far as I have been able to find out. The B&J could either be one of 2 companies,
B&J guitars who had guitar built by several companies most notably Kay. I have a Vibra model 64 It could easily be a Kay. Same type of build, birch or maple back and sides, no center brace on the back, Open tuners.

Another B&J was B&J Music just outside of Toronto. Probably the biggest Canadian musical instrument distributor at the time. Hard to say 100% but my guess is one of those. either way, I can't see them beng worth alot. The quality to me would make them a low to low moderate price range when new. A step below Yamaha, Yamaki, Suzuki and company.

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

I also bought a Vibra acoustic from a flea market. It's REALLY banged up, but it was only $20. It's cherry burst color. It has a white, spiky looking pickguard. On the inside, it says "Model No.", which was left blank for whatever reason, and says "Product of B & J" below that. It also says "Steel Reinforced Neck" on it's "truss rod" (sticker) and says "Made In Korea" on the back.

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

http://www.vintaxe.com/cgi-bin/vintaxe_viewer.pl?cat_1977vibra_page08&cat_1977vibra_page08

Here's the page from catalog 1977

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

i just sold my vibra guitar for 850 dollers at a antique store thought you would like to no

ibra guitars

can you tell me how old or what year it was made and or what the model no was thanks in advance

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

i have a vibra acoustic #58..i got it from someone that was going to throw it away...just need to know what there worth..on the sticker inside it says a product of b&j..any body know what this is email me...thanks...
mgbp38@yahoo.com

MG

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

i have a vibra acoustic #58..i got it from someone that was going to throw it away...just need to know what there worth..on the sticker inside it says a product of b&j..any body know what this is email me...thanks

MG

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

i have a red vibra acoustic with a lot of yellow on it (like red to yellow sunburst) with a pickguard on both sides of the soundhole too. mine only has flowers printed on the pickguard, no hummingbirds. it was my dads and he got it as a teen, and i got it back in 2004, it play great and sounds awesome.

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

i have the exact same guitar. i got it from my mom a few years ago and im just wondering what it is worth, its model # 68 if you get this please email me with any information at all about it. thankyou

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

hwhaaa?

mine is number 69! that is really cool

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

http://www.vintaxe.com/cgi-bin/vintaxe_viewer.pl?cat_1977vibra_page08&cat_1977vibra_page08

catalog 1977

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

just so u know, the company is actually korean. or so my vibra model indicates (model 56). but the company could have changed seeing as how mine is over 28 years old

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar (or Electric)

Went and picked up my guitar from the repair shop (The PegHead) and he (or his co-workers) had not heard of the brand. They said there were "many" off-shore Japanese manufactured guitars in that time period (late 70s to mid 80s) and that it was likely an asian product. When I suggested a relationship to the Gibson company, they all laughed....but who knows.
Regardless, there does not appear to be any "antique" or "collector" value to these instruments. As in my case, the only true value seems to be sentimental.
And, they do seem to play/sound ok in many cases.

Cheers.

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

I just bought a Vibra acoustic 6 string model #16 at a flea market for $47 Canadian. The only clue to origin is that it is marked "A Product of B & J". This probably Buegeleisen & Jacobson, New York Distributors. Could this be related to the Vibra company of Brazil? Could B & J have purchased instruments from Brazil? Am I putting two and two tegether and getting five?

RE: Vibra Les Paul Copy

I have a Vibra Les Paul Custom copy. I bought it new when I first learned to play in 1981. It seems that all info relating to Vibra is from the Canadian side.
I had lent this guitar to a nephew some years ago and just got it back. The NUT is in terrible condition as are the saddles and the bridge pickup has been replaced.
My real Les Paul is currently in a local Luthier shop...when I go to pick it up, I'll ask if he has any knowledge about this company.
I am very doubtful of its ties to the Gibson company although, I have to say, its a really solidly made guitar and the neck is not too bad. I'll check the intonation a little later.

Cheers,
Graeme

Re: RE: Vibra Les Paul Copy

I got a Vibra for Xmas from my mom. I was dumb and just staring out. I regret it but I traded it away for a strat copy. I got duped. Mine was tobacco and I wonder if there are any out there somewhere that I could get my hands on.

Vibra Les Paul

I was given one by my mother for Xmas in 1981 or 1982. It was a brown Tobacco and looked like a les Paul. I was equally dumb and traded for a very crappy Strat Copy. I got ripped, no doubt, The Vibra was a superior guitar by a long shot. IT played great and sounded even better.

So much regret to this day about that.

Wish I could get my hands on it or a similar one again,

Vibra les paul electric guitar

I too have a Vibra Les Paul, tobaccoish color.
I bought it at a flea market 2 springs ago with a hard case for $125. The case was cheap but the guitar had potential. It is heavy like a Gibson and is bound. Action was decent, no fret buzz, the neck was straight. It had a lot of electronic noise when plugged in. I didn't strip the finish just cleaned it. I stripped all of it's the electronics and saved all the original stuff.
New replacement parts, black tulip tuners, complete new wiring harness with Black Pro Bucker Vintage Humbucking Pickups. The new pots were coil spitting/tapping with a new 3 way switch and new jack input. This all cost about $180 + $125, that's $305 bucks.
Once back together l couldn't believe the sound and sustain l got out of this guitar.
Don't really care about what it's worth.
I just know for the investment and fun l had with this project it's a keeper.

Vibra Guitar

I bought a used Vibra Acoustic for $100 in 1986, loved it & so did everyone else who tried it, nice low action......Had it for 12 years & sold it for $150 & that person still uses in now & it's December 2013. :)

Re: RE: Vibra Les Paul Copy

: I got a Vibra for Xmas from my mom. I was dumb and just staring out. I regret it but I traded it away for a strat copy. I got duped. Mine was tobacco and I wonder if there are any out there somewhere that I could get my hands on.I have a Vibra Les Paul style( I think it's a melody maker stle copy)in very good condition and sounds great and am open to offers. Get back to me at skipfoltz@hotmail.com Thanks.... Skip

Re: RE: Vibra Les Paul Copy

have a Vibra Les Paul style A nice red in colour with chrome pickups and hardware( I think it's a melody maker stle copy)in very good condition and sounds great and am open to offers. Get back to me at skipfoltz@hotmail.com Thanks.... Skip

Re: RE: Vibra Les Paul Copy

hey there fellow vibes. i got one too. it's a cherry red les paul clone. only one thing - it was modified by it's last owner. the neck has been reset almost a half inch forward. don't know what somebody was trying to prove but is sounds great. the action on this guitar is amazing. i can play stuff on this crazy cherry like no other guitar. the extra length in the neck makes for incredible natural harmonics- and it's an electric! wow is all i can say. i've played guitars that cost thousands and they don't play this good. P. I have a Vibra Les Paul Custom copy. I bought it new when I first learned to play in 1981. It seems that all info relating to Vibra is from the Canadian side.
: I had lent this guitar to a nephew some years ago and just got it back. The NUT is in terrible condition as are the saddles and the bridge pickup has been replaced.
: My real Les Paul is currently in a local Luthier shop...when I go to pick it up, I'll ask if he has any knowledge about this company.
: I am very doubtful of its ties to the Gibson company although, I have to say, its a really solidly made guitar and the neck is not too bad. I'll check the intonation a little later.

: Cheers,
: Graeme

Re: RE: Vibra Les Paul Copy

I just bought a vibra les paul copy used, and it seems alrite. Although i have to constantly tune it every half hour, i should get that checked out. How much did you guys pay for yours?

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

:Sorry about the blank posting. I have a Vibra acoustic. It was my first guitar and I bought it around 1982 or 83, for around $200.00 Canadian I still have it and it is as good as ever, (maybe a little tinny sounding) but very playable. I was trying to find out more about it on the internet and this is about the only thing I found. I didn't know it was a Gibson model, It doesn't even say where it was made, just model number. Anyway I'm going to keep it around.

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

: Okay... I have this acoustic guitar I bought at an Auction Sale for 50$cdn. It's a Vibra guitar, and I have looked all over the internet for a guitar company named Vibra. I Am just wondering if ANYONE knows anything about it?? It's a cherry red color, and it is in great condition. I just want to know if it is worth anything.

I dont know about acoustic guitars but I can tell you,vibra is gibson!,they were/are made in south america,other than that I dont know.
hope this helps

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

Vibra also makes banjos. They appear to be one of the first companies to consistently use guitar-style machine heads on 5 string banjos.

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

I had a 1975 vibra hummingbird acoustic, and I sold it on kijiji for $2600, I guess they're pretty hard to come by

Re: Vibra Banjos

My nephew gave me a Vibra 5 string banjo to have repaired for him. It is labelled "Made in Korea" and was originally sold by Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. It looks quite inexpensive, is very light and has guitar style machine heads. Can anyone provide any information on this instrument, age, price etc. or on the company?

Vibra banjo

Likewise I'm trying to find info on this but keep coming out unknown

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

I have a Vibra electric guitar that was purchased at an antique store near Toronto. The guitar I have is a copy of a Gibson Les Paul. I have been looking on eBay for other Vibra guitars, just for interests sake, and have found two Vibra electric guitars and one Vibra electric guitar neck only for sale. I really don't have any information about the company, but did notice that all of the three Vibra items on eBay were being sold from Canada. Leading me to believe that Vibra was a Canadian Company. Also the two complete guitars that were for sale on eBay were copies of Gibson guitars, one a Les Paul copy and the other an SG copy. Included with my guitar was an old "tube" type amplifier, which based on the age of the amp, could mean that Vibra guitars were manufactured in the '70's. Hope this adds another piece to your puzzle, Steve.

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

I too own a vibra or did ,I just recently sold it to a friend and yes they are fairly old brand I got mine in 1978/79 used it was a red strat copy , I believe that they were made in either japan or korea since they were both huge at making reproductions of brand name guitars in the 70's,another brand at the time was Hondo guitars , they were a descent cheap guitar too and they were made in Korea

Re: Vibra Electric Guitar

I have a Vibra Electric Guitar!:D:D

Re: Vibra Electric Guitar

: I have a Vibra Electric Guitar!:D:D I have a vibra electric guitar, I compared it with a gibson, the only difference was the gibson had a steel back from neck to end the vibra has a 3" steel neck bolt plate. my vibra cost me $350.00 cdn.20 years ago at a second hand store in bancroft ont. it`s identical to the martin, but I can`t find any information.

Is this all you know

This is interesting because i have a Vibra les paul copy that I got from my grandpa, it seems to be old considering the strings are held up be stone and it looks like the stone is rotting. it stills plays clean but i am interested in where it was made, by who, and what it is worth.

Is this all you know

This is interesting because i have a Vibra les paul copy that I got from my grandpa, it seems to be old considering the strings are held up be stone and it looks like the stone is rotting. it stills plays clean but i am interested in where it was made, by who, and what it is worth.

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

: I have a Vibra electric guitar that was purchased at an antique store near Toronto. The guitar I have is a copy of a Gibson Les Paul. I have been looking on eBay for other Vibra guitars, just for interests sake, and have found two Vibra electric guitars and one Vibra electric guitar neck only for sale. I really don't have any information about the company, but did notice that all of the three Vibra items on eBay were being sold from Canada. Leading me to believe that Vibra was a Canadian Company. Also the two complete guitars that were for sale on eBay were copies of Gibson guitars, one a Les Paul copy and the other an SG copy. Included with my guitar was an old "tube" type amplifier, which based on the age of the amp, could mean that Vibra guitars were manufactured in the '70's. Hope this adds another piece to your puzzle, Steve.

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

: : I have a Vibra electric guitar that was purchased at an antique store near Toronto. The guitar I have is a copy of a Gibson Les Paul. I have been looking on eBay for other Vibra guitars, just for interests sake, and have found two Vibra electric guitars and one Vibra electric guitar neck only for sale. I really don't have any information about the company, but did notice that all of the three Vibra items on eBay were being sold from Canada. Leading me to believe that Vibra was a Canadian Company. Also the two complete guitars that were for sale on eBay were copies of Gibson guitars, one a Les Paul copy and the other an SG copy. Included with my guitar was an old "tube" type amplifier, which based on the age of the amp, could mean that Vibra guitars were manufactured in the '70's. Hope this adds another piece to your puzzle, Steve.

I have a Vibra Gibson style that was given to me by someone who grew up in Montreal, Canada and probably got it late 60's or more likely 70's. It still has the made in Korea sticker on. Hope this helps, Tom

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

: : : I have a Vibra electric guitar that was purchased at an antique store near Toronto. The guitar I have is a copy of a Gibson Les Paul. I have been looking on eBay for other Vibra guitars, just for interests sake, and have found two Vibra electric guitars and one Vibra electric guitar neck only for sale. I really don't have any information about the company, but did notice that all of the three Vibra items on eBay were being sold from Canada. Leading me to believe that Vibra was a Canadian Company. Also the two complete guitars that were for sale on eBay were copies of Gibson guitars, one a Les Paul copy and the other an SG copy. Included with my guitar was an old "tube" type amplifier, which based on the age of the amp, could mean that Vibra guitars were manufactured in the '70's. Hope this adds another piece to your puzzle, Steve.

: I have a Vibra Gibson style that was given to me by someone who grew up in Montreal, Canada and probably got it late 60's or more likely 70's. It still has the made in Korea sticker on. Hope this helps, Tom

I just purchased a Vibra at an antique store in Toronto. It has Model number 59 made in Korea on it. Just wondering what it would be worth. I think it has a good tone to it.

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

:I found a vibra acoustic for $80 in a toronto antique store but I can't find out anything about it either? Should we buy it ? Does it play good? It is for my son who wants to learn! I have been searching for 45 minutes for some information on these guitars!

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I found a Vibra acoustic guitar in the garbage on my street. There is nothing wrong with it. It plays really nicely and looks great! Although I wish I knew it's worth. It's read with some yellow on the face and has a pick guard on both sides of the soundhole, both pick guards are decorated with humming birds and flowers, It's a really nice guitar

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: I found a Vibra acoustic guitar in the garbage on my street. There is nothing wrong with it. It plays really nicely and looks great! Although I wish I knew it's worth. It's read with some yellow on the face and has a pick guard on both sides of the soundhole, both pick guards are decorated with humming birds and flowers, It's a really nice guitar

Hey

It sounds as if we have the same guitar. Have you found out any info on it? if you have please let me know. I have recieved mine from a guy who is from canada and that is where he got his.

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I found a Vibra acoustic guitar in the garbage on my street. There is nothing wrong with it. It plays really nicely and looks great! Although I wish I knew it's worth. It's read with some yellow on the face and has a pick guard on both sides of the soundhole, both pick guards are decorated with humming birds and flowers, It's a really nice guitar

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

: : I have a Vibra electric guitar that was purchased at an antique store near Toronto. The guitar I have is a copy of a Gibson Les Paul. I have been looking on eBay for other Vibra guitars, just for interests sake, and have found two Vibra electric guitars and one Vibra electric guitar neck only for sale. I really don't have any information about the company, but did notice that all of the three Vibra items on eBay were being sold from Canada. Leading me to believe that Vibra was a Canadian Company. Also the two complete guitars that were for sale on eBay were copies of Gibson guitars, one a Les Paul copy and the other an SG copy. Included with my guitar was an old "tube" type amplifier, which based on the age of the amp, could mean that Vibra guitars were manufactured in the '70's. Hope this adds another piece to your puzzle, Steve.

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

Vibra nech guitars were made in Raymond ville,Texas by the Anderson guitar company.

I went to the factoru back in 1067 and watched the craftman make one for me.

The company was bought out by the late great Chet Atkins.

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

I bought a new Vibra Les Paul copy in Kingston Ontario in the early 80's. I also tried to find out something about the maker on the internet with no luck. It plays well, but I can't get the intonation quite right.

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

UNBELEIVABLE!!! I was looking for the name of a guitar that my mom bought for me 20+ years ago. IT was an electric and a few days ago I remembered the name. It was Vibra, Les Paul copy and it was a fantastic guitar. My heart aches for it for both technical and sentimental reasons.

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

I have the "red-and-white" model for sale. It is an electric guitar. Working condition.

Interested??

Re: Vibra Acoustic Guitar

I was trying to find listings on Vibra guitars as well, it's a crazy story...My dad gave me this sweet guitar, it was a bit banged up; he had found it in the garbage behind his apartment...it was a Vibra. I can't find any information on this brand of guitars, but it's super interesting to find out that other people are trying to research Vibra guitars as well.

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