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1958 Kay Barney Kessel Jazz Special

As if a Gibson L-5, mated with a 50's toaster oven, right? You can't possibly describe a Kay Barney without mentioning the Kelvinator headstock. You may not know this, but you didn't see this beyond 1960. The Plexiglas headstock overlay, that is. As if the engineers for this model ate mushrooms while watching "Forbidden Planet." You remember that movie right? 'The Tempest' in outer space. Headed...
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~1965 Kay / Old Kraftsman Jazz II Vintage Archtop Electric Guitar Barney Kessel

Up for sale, a 1960s Kay Jazz II in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Produced under the "Old Kraftsman" brand, this guitar was a Kay made specifically for sale via the Spiegel mail order catalog, and is otherwise identical to its Kay branded counterparts in terms of build quality, electronics, and hardware. One of Kay's top tier offerings, this Jazz II features a pair of Gibson...
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1956 Gibson Super 300 Cutaway, Ry Cooder Collection

After WWII, in an effort to shore up flagging acoustic archtop sales, Gibson introduced the Super 300 in 1948, their player's version of the ornate Super 400. Identical to its costly twin in all but cosmetics, the S-300 had the simple, tasteful appointments of the Gibson L-7, and was available only with a noncutaway body and sunburst finish. By the mid-'50's demand had dwindled so low for...
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1955 Silvertone Espanada S1384 by Harmony Vintage Archtop Guitar Harmometal

Up for sale, a 1955 Silvertone S1384 "Espanada" archtop electric guitar in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. This first year model is as cool as they come, with a pair of stock Gibson P-13 single coil pickups and the aluminum "Harmometal" binding only seen on the very earliest Espanada models. Produced by Harmony in the USA for sale via the Sears & Roebuck catalog, this guitar...
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1951 Epiphone Emperor Regent

The glory of the Epiphone line, the Emperor was introduced in 1935 as the largest and most costly instrument the company ever made. Epiphone produced several prototype cutaway examples as early as 1941 but for reasons unknown, waited until 1948 to add them to the regular catalog, almost a decade after Gibson started offering the Super 400 with a cutaway. The Emperor Cutaway (or "Regent") model,...
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1935 D'Angelico Style A

Retrofret Stock # 6905. D'Angelico Style A Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar (1935), made in New York City, serial # 1141, sunburst lacquer finish, maple back and sides, spruce top; laminated maple neck, original black hard shell case. This is a lovely original and early D'Angelico, well played but not heavily altered from original and with some unusual features. The body is 16 3/4" wide-somewhat...
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1937 Wilkanowski -

Retrofret Stock # 5279. Wilkanowski Arch Top Acoustic Guitar (1937), made in Brooklyn, NY, shaded varnish finish, Lombardy poplar back and sides; spruce top, gig bag case. This is one of the most interesting and unusual American guitars ever created, and a true (if eccentric) classic of the arch-top era. Willi Wilkanowski was a well-known successful Brooklyn violin builder who beginning around...
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2013 Gibson ES 175 Custom Shop 1959 reissue

Great looking VOS 59 reissue Es 175. Plays and sounds fantastic. Not a mark on this one in "as new" condition! Clean!!!!!! Very loud acoustically, with a great 1959 full neck. All case candy and original shipping box. The ultimate jazzbox is back in a meticulous recreation of its best dual-pickup incarnation. First released in 1949, Gibson’s ES-175 was a revolutionary new take on the...
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1939 Gibson L-5 PN

Retrofret Stock # 6878. Gibson L-5 PN Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar (1939), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # EA-5577, natural lacquer finish, burl maple back, flame maple sides with spruce top; laminated maple neck with ebony fingerboard, original tweed hard shell case. This guitar is both a fantastic playing and sounding instrument and an important piece of Gibson history-one of the...
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Other (Miscellanous Used/Vintage/Consign) 6161

Gretsch 1959 6161 Guitar Amp #T25161 - VintageDescription:A rare and wonderful Gretsch 6161 that's been given a tuneful tune-up by amp guru Tim Ristau!What we think:Condition: Used, Great This amp has vintage mojo to spare! From light and airy to big and beefy, this baby will deliver it all. This 6161 also features one of the most unique tremolo circuits I've heard--it can go from slow, deep and...
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1985 Fender® D'Aquisto Standard

Summary: Released as the flagship models of Fender’s “Master Series” in the eighties, these high end archtop jazz guitars were designed by acclaimed luthier James D’Aquisto and built to his exacting specifications in Japan. Body: Full hollow body. Maple arched top, arched back and sides. Multi-ply bound top and back. Single cutaway. Neck: Three-piece maple with bound rosewood fretboard....
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Other (Miscellanous Used/Vintage/Consign) Golden Eagle Custom

Heritage 2012 Golden Eagle Custom Lefty Archtop Guitar- UsedDescription:Exquisite pre-owned custom golden eagle LEFTY from Heritage! What we think:This is a wonderful instrument. Big, dynamic acoustic tone with the feed-back resistance of a set seth lover pickup. Couple that with block inlays and amber tone and volume knobs on the body and you've got some classy custom features. This is a dream...
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1933 Bacon & Day Senorita

Bacon & Day were huge into banjos, but covered their flank with guitars too, and some interesting ones at that. This one would have been one of the earliest, so much so it has a label visible through the sound hole that was produced on a typewriter! Carved top and arched back, and a fairly fat girth to the body. The tuners date it post-1932, and they weren’t in a catalogue I found, in 1935,...
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2003 Guild® X-500

Fender purchased Guild in 1995. In 2001, Fender established "manufacturing" Guild electrics in their Corona, CA plant. In essence, the guitars were still built in Westerly, RI and shipped as "kits" to Corona. Assembled guitar bodies, necks and hardware were shipped to Corona for finishing and assembly. "Production" in Corona was short lived. Electrics were totally discontinued in 2004 when...
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