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Gibson George Gobel Acoustic Thinline L-5CT, Custom One-Off

$9,995
'Lonesome George' Gobel began his career as a child cowboy singer on the National Barn Dance on Chicago's WLS radio. Turning to comedy after the war, Gobel became a national celebrity in the '50s, hosting a popular variety show on NBC-TV. Though featured with his Super 400, the diminutive entertainer was dwarfed by its massive body, and asked Gibson for a custom instrument better suited to his...
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2000 Gibson Les Paul Classic Premium Plus, Intensely Flamed Top

$1,995
Introduced in mid-1952, the Gibson Les Paul Model has remained the worlds' most iconic electric guitar to this day. The stop tailpiece and Tuneomatic bridge were introduced in 1955, the gold barrel knobs were standard through 1960, and PAF humbucking pickups graced the model beginning in mid-1957. The following year, Gibson introduced the sunburst finish and figured maple top on the Les Paul...
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1954 Martin 00-18, Clear Open Voice

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The Style 18 is one of C.F. Martin's oldest designs, dating to at least 1857, and remained the firm's most popular motif throughout the 20th Century. The 'Grand Concert' 00 body size originated in 1873 with a Style 28 guitar, and by 1898 the first 00-18 model made its debut. Redesigned in 1934 to it's current 14 fret configuration, the 00-18 was one of Martin's all-time best selling models....
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1999 Heritage Sweet 16, All Carved 16" Body

$2,995
Handbuilt in Kalamazoo by former Gibson artisans in the old Gibson plant, the Sweet 16 is an all-solid, all-carved jazz guitar in a notably comfortable size. Similar in concept to the Gibson L-4C, the Sweet 16 is just slightly shallower in depth, making it a joy to hold and play. The Sweet 16 is noteworthy in design as well, matching its 16" body with a full 25 1/2" L-5 style scale, a combination...
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2002 Andersen Vanguard, All Carved 16" Body

$6,995
Steve Andersen is a legend here in the Pacific Northwest, having produced top-notch acoustic instruments for over 40 years. First famed for his mandolins and flattops, Steve has built an international reputation on his extensive line of world-class archtop guitars, with endorsers including recording star Bill Frisell, and a host of working players coast to coast. The Vanguard is designed for...
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1998 Guild® X-700 Stuart, Solid Carved Top

$3,750
The X-700 Stuart was the top of the Guild electric line, their only such model with a solid carved bookmatched Sitka spruce top. Like its counterpart, the Gibson L-5CES, the X-700 has the 17" Venetian cutaway body, mounted pickups and controls, deluxe multiply binding and gold hardware throughout. From Epiphone's Emperor, the X-700 adapted the abalone/pearl V-block fingerboard inlay. And another...
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1959 Gibson L-5C, Exceptional Acoustic Voice

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Introduced in 1923, the Gibson L-5 was the first commercially produced archtop guitar. Almost 90 years later, it remains the most renowned archtop guitar of all time. Designed by Lloyd Loar himself, the L-5 was the guitar that D'Angelico copied, that Eddie Lang brought to fame, and players from Wes Montgomery to Julian Lage have carried to glory. One of just 33 of its type produced in this...
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1979 Gibson Super V, Rare L-5/S-400 Combo

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Introduced in 1978, Gibson's Super V CES was a premium grade archtop that combined a number of Gibson' best loved designs. The Super V offered Super 400 styling on the more manageable 17" body of the L-5C, along with the solid carved body, long scale, parallel bracing, and all gold hardware. Unavailable since 1993, this rare top-shelf model has developed an insider's following in the years...
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1980 Gibson Super 400CES

$6,495
Introduced in 1934, the Super 400 is the pinnacle of the Gibson line, the largest and most expensive production guitar of its era. The electric CES version made its debut in 1951, and is currently available on special order only. With its handsome Cremona sunburst finish, this guitar shows attractive figure in its solid maple back and three-piece neck. The top is beautifully bookmatched of lovely...
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1977 Guild® Starfire™ IV

$2,395
Introduced in 1963, the Guild Starfire IV was a direct competitor to the Gibson ES-335. With twin HB-1 humbucking pickups, and center-block dual cutaway body, the Starfire IV provided enhanced sustain with superior feedback resistance. By 1967, the neck joint had been extended to the 18th fret for superior access to the upper fretboard, and the master volume and block inlay appeared in 1973, with...
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1967 Gibson ES-335, Custom Deep Neck

$5,995
If you've always coveted the nice deep neck of the original late 50's ES-335s, but balked at their $30K plus price tags, this unique guitar can get you that fine full feel, at a fraction of the price. Introduced in 1958, the ES-335TD ("Thin Double-pickup") cemented Gibson's reputation for cutting-edge innovation combined with classic traditional design. The thin body was easier for players to...
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2001 D'Angelico New Yorker NYL-2, Solid Top

$2,995
From his tiny storefront workshop on Kenmare Street in New York City, John D'Angelico became the most famous archtop guitar builder in the history of the instrument. His peerless craftsmanship and striking art deco designs set a standard for the hand built instrument that has lasted to this day. Until recently, however, few players could dream of owning one of these legendary guitars, as...
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2006 Gretsch® White Falcon, All Factory Tags

$2,795
Gretsch introduced its iconic White Falcon model in 1955, as their top of the line electric instrument. A full size 17" thinline guitar, the Falcon was priced at an eye-popping $600, and featured engraved pearl inlay and gold sparkle binding, the latter repurposed from Gretsch's fancy drum material. By 1962, a double cutaway version made its debut, along with the Bigsby vibrato. Discontinued in...
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1994 Heritage Super Eagle, Top Of The Line

$3,995
Handbuilt in Kalamazoo in the old Gibson plant, the Super Eagle is the flagship of the Heritage line. The equivalent to the Super 400CES, the Super Eagle shares the same materials and specifications as its Gibson cousin, including the solid carved quartersawn spruce top, solid flame maple back and sides, inlaid ebony fingerboard and parallel bracing. An elegant super jumbo jazz box, this big...
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1949 Gibson L-7C, Floating McCarty Pickup

$4,995
The L-7C was produced between 1948 and 1972, and constructed with the same body size, bracing and scale length to its costly cousin, the L-5C. This remarkable guitar is one of just 97 of its type from the second year of production, and has been carefully maintained since new. At just 5lb, 7oz, this guitar is an exceptionally lightweight example, with a particularly vibrant acoustic voice, and...
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2006 EASTMAN AR805CE

$1,995
All solid. All carved. Hand built, one at a time, with remarkable high-figure tonewoods. Eastman archtop guitars are individually crafted by violin-trained luthiers, without shortcuts, the old-fashioned way. And they share the appointments of the costliest high-end guitars. Solid ebony finger rest, tailpiece and fingerboard like a Benedetto. An X-braced top and 1 3/4" nut, like a Johnny Smith....
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2013 Gibson Tal Farlow

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Talmadge Farlow came from humble roots in North Carolina to become one of the most accomplished and admired guitarists in jazz history. Combining blinding speed with his extraordinary reach, Tal pushed the limits of the instrument to the scariest of bop tempos. Throughout the 50's Tal played the popular ES-350 model, a long scale guitar dimensionally identical to the L-5CES but with greater...
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~1991 Fender® D'Aquisto Elite

$2,795
Jimmy D'Aquisto was the last and most celebrated apprentice to the legendary John D'Angelico. In an abbreviated career of just three decades, D'Aquisto created a peerless body of work, instruments that are now the most costly and sought after archtops ever made. Working in collaboration with Fender Musical Instruments, he created a number of more accessibly priced instruments that have become...
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~1966 Gibson ES-125TDC

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If you actually play guitar, rather than just accumulating them, you've undoubtedly watched with dismay as the price of luxury-class guitar models have skyrocketed into the stratosphere. Which is why we search diligently for those particular instruments that deliver peak performance at an affordable price. This is one of our favorites. Introduced in 1960, the ES-125TCD ("thin cutaway double...
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1959 Gibson ES-225T

$2,395
Before the ES-335, 345, 355. Before the ES-330, and the humble 125T. Before any of the legendary series of Gibson thinlines that changed guitar design forever, there was this slim blonde beauty, where it all began. Inspired by a guitar Elmer Stromberg had built for Nashville session ace Hank Garland, in 1955 Gibson introduced three new models, hollow body electric archtops with a slimmed depth...
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1953 Gibson L-4

$2,595
If you love the feel of an ES-175, but always coveted the sound of a true full-bodied carved-top, you've been out of luck for a good long time. Or more precisely, the year of 1956. That's the year Gibson discontinued this wonderful model, never to reissue it again. Which is why we're happy to report the arrival of this fine old all-acoustic archtop guitar. Introduced in 1911 as an oval hole...
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1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent

$3,495
The rare cutaway version of Epi's most popular professional archtop, the Triumph Regent was introduced in 1949, with a production run of only about five years. Accordingly the Regent is a much scarcer item than the non-cutaway Triumph, or its Gibson counterpart, the L-7C. The Epiphone cutaway is several frets deeper than its Gibson counterpart, and allows enhanced access to the uppermost frets,...
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1989 Gibson L-5CES, Intensely Flamed Body

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The electric version of the L-5C, the L-5CES was introduced in 1951, and has been Gibson's top-line electric guitar ever since. A favorite of pro players from George Barnes to Herb Ellis and Wes Montgomery, the L-5CES is built with solid carved tonewood throughout, all gold hardware, deluxe multi-ply binding, and twin humbucking pickups since 1957. This gleaming example is in superb condition,...
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2003 HOPKINS Monarch 17

$5,495
Picture a young boy in Dad's workshop, rapt with awe as his father rough-carves the top of an A-style mandolin. Now fast forward to Peter Hopkin's busy workshop in Penticton, British Columbia, as he fashions master quality instruments for a worldwide clientele. Using the design concepts of Bob Benedetto as a starting point, Hopkins has evolved a line of instruments that reflect both his personal...
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1952 Gibson ES-150

$2,495
Debuting in 1936, the ES-150 was the instrument Charlie Christian made famous: the first commercially successful electric guitar. Originally a 16" guitar, the ES-150 was upsized after the war to L-5 dimensions, with a 17" lower bout and the longer 25 1/2" scale. This noncutaway model assumed its final version in 1950, with the bound fingerboard and trapezoidal inlays. With it's larger body and...
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2013 Guild® GSR X-180B

$2,695
A full-depth Venetian cutaway archtop, the Guild X-180 Park Avenue was introduced circa 2000, as a more compact alternative to the firm's venerable X-500. The 16" body is comfy to hold, and the 24 3/4" scale is fast and nimble, making the X-180 a serious competitor to the Gibson ES-175 as well. In 2013, with the company back in New England in its New Hartford, CT plant, Guild issued a very...
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1954 LEVIN Model 1 Deluxe

$4,995
We have often wondered why, out of the plethora of steel string guitar factories in postwar Europe, the instruments produced by the Levin company of Sweden stand out head and shoulders in terms of quality, construction and design. Now we know. Seems that late in the 19th century, company founder Herman Levin spent a number of years perfecting his craft in the US, eventually opening his own...
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2002 D'Aquisto New Yorker

$2,495
Jimmy D'Aquisto was the last and most celebrated apprentice to the legendary John D'Angelico. In an abbreviated career of just three decades, D'Aquisto created a peerless body of work, instruments that are now some of the most costly and sought after archtops ever made. The New Yorker is a faithful recreation of D'Aquisto's most celebrated model, originals of which can fetch over $50K on the...
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1969 Gibson Byrdland Venetian

$5,995
Christened the Byrdland after its co-creators, this innovative model is adapted from the classic L-5CES, with its solid carved spruce and maple body, block and flowerpot inlay, and multi-ply binding, right down to the pointed finial of the ebony fingerboard. But Hank Garland and Billy Byrd wanted more. First, both the scale length and nut width were shortened, to create Gibson's fastest neck...
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2010 Schaefer Fred Hamilton Mahogany

$2,595
Composer, performer, author and clinician, Professor Fred Hamilton is a busy man. A veteran faculty member in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, Hamilton can add to his credentials the title of distinguished guitar designer as well. Working with renowned Austin luthier Ed Schaefer, Hamilton envisioned an instrument that fuses tone, comfort, and versatility with an effortess...
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