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1939 Gibson L-50, Solid Carved Back

$2,395
Gibson's most popular archtop model, the L-50 was introduced in 1932. Its 14 3/4" body was upsized to 16" in 1935, and this perennial favorite remained in the catalog until 1971. With its compact body and 24 3/4" scale, the L-50 retained the same dimensions as the original Loar-era L-5, and its solid carved soundboard put it a cut above the laminate mass market archtops of the time. Unlike...
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~1935 Orpheum Imperator, Model C

$2,395
Orpheus was a legendary Greek musician, poet and prophet. An Imperator was a commander in the Roman Republic. The Orpheum Imperator is a premium quality prewar American archtop guitar of unusual rarity. And there you have it. The Orpheum brand was introduced in 1908 for the ornate banjos built by Rettberg and Lange in New York City, who also produced the celebrated Paramount line. The first...
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2001 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis Model

$2,295
How many guitar players have gone from Glen Gray and His Casa Loma Orchestra to the Joe Pass Quartet? Texas jazz guitar legend Herb Ellis has, achieving international renown with his bluesy, soulful sound. A disciple of the great Charlie Christian, Ellis is perhaps best known for his tenure with the Oscar Peterson Trio, a hair-raising job for any sideman. The Gibson Herb Ellis model was...
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1957 Gibson ES-175

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One pickup. Two knobs. The rest is up to you. Introduced in 1948, the Gibson ES-175 quickly became the most popular jazz guitar ever made. Fast, clean and road-ready, the 175 has been the workhorse of the touring player and studio from Joe Pass to Pat Metheny. The legendary P-90 pickup provides a bright, rich tone unduplicated before or since, but was available on this model only until...
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2003 Triggs San Salvador

$3,495
In the mid-80's, Gibson's new management inherited a proud company with it's reputation in tatters. Wasting no time, company brass hired master luthier Jim Triggs to head up the newly revitalized Gibson Custom Shop. Drawing on his extensive experience in high-end luthiery, Triggs almost single-handedly revived the firm's reputation as the industry leader in archtop guitars, carved mandolins, and...
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2006 Gibson ES-335 Dot Reissue, 'Black Beauty'

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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 hold, the inner block enhanced sustain and reduced feedback, and the new PAF humbucking pickups set a new standard for quiet operation, high output, and sweet, fat tone. Small wonder that the 335 became...
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Gibson CS-356, Flame Top

$3,495
The Gibson CS-356 model is an innovative guitar, designed to offer a compact 14" thinline style body distinctly lighter than 335 style guitars, and permitting unimpeded access to the entire range of the 22 fret fingerboard. Introduced in 2001, the CS models are successors to the ES-336 and 346 Paul Jackson Jr. models, and are Gibson's first 'tonally carved' guitars, with a semi-hollow body carved...
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1933 Epiphone Triumph

$3,295
Epiphone's most popular professional sized instrument, the Triumph was introduced in 1931 with a compact 15" body design. This rare transitional example from 1933 is one of the first built with the larger 16" body, but retains the Masterbilt gold-leaf banner headstock, segmented f-holes, and 1 3/4" fingerboard of the earliest models. The instrument is equipped with original open back tuners,...
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1947 Epiphone Broadway

$3,495
The forties Broadway has always been one of our most popular guitars. Built with the same body size and scale length as the Deluxe, the Broadway also sports the same gold hardware, powerful voice and playable neck of its costlier cousin. This example is in wonderful condition, with a rich deep vintage sunburst over a handcarved solid spruce top, flame maple back, and birdseye maple sides. Many...
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1946 Epiphone Broadway

$3,295
We love forties Broadways, and we're not alone: we just can't seem to keep these guitars in stock. With the same body, materials and hardware as a Deluxe, at a player's price, the Broadway is an exceptional value in a true Golden Era archtop. This fine example is crafted of highly figured tiger flame maple, with an exquisite bearclaw spruce soundboard. All original gold hardware is in place,...
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2013 Campellone Deluxe

$4,995
It is expected that a first-class luthier will excel at the fundamentals of the craft: joinery, voicing, fit and finish. But Mark Campellone is that rarest of builders who succeeds where so many fall short, in the crucial dimension of design. Simply put, all of Mark's instruments are beautiful, as pleasing to behold as they are to play. Simple, tasteful, with understated elegance, Campellone...
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~1971 Gibson ES-150DCN

$3,250
Perhaps no Gibson electric guitar has undergone more permutations than the venerable ES-150. Introduced in late 1936 as a 16" non-cutaway full depth archtop, the 150 revolutionized the course of popular music as the first commercially successful electric guitar, championed by the pioneering soloist Charlie Christian. By 1947, the model had been upsized to a 17" body, and fitted with the new P-90...
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1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent

$3,295
Honestly, is there anything prettier than an old blonde Deluxe? Introduced in 1948, the Zephyr Deluxe Regent was Epiphone's electric cutaway version of their legendary Deluxe model archtop. Epi's top-of-the line 17" instrument, the Zephyr Deluxe Regent was the equivalent in price and prestige to its main competitor, the Gibson L-5CES. Featuring a deeper cutaway than its Gibson rival, the...
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2002 Shelley Park Encore

$3,495
Shelley Park's guitars have become prized on both sides of the Atlantic for their beauty, power and ultra-meticulous craftsmanship. An updating of the Selmer "Petit Bouche" used by Django himself, the Park Encore has the long 670mm scale for exceptional punch and projection, and a 14 fret neck for improved access. Immaculately constructed with a top of extremely fine grained spruce with...
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1975 GuildĀ® X-175 MANHATTAN

$2,395
To the casual observer, the Manhattan X-175 might be mistaken for Guild's answer to Gibson's perennial ES-175. But with its larger 17" body and contoured Venetian cutaway, the X-175 is actually better compared to Gibson's upscale ES-350. And even the legendary 350 didn't come with premium touches like bound f-holes, or the D'Angelico styled stairstep art-deco pickguard. The laminate body is...
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2010 Schaefer Fred Hamilton Signature Model

$2,995
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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1953 Gibson ES-140

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Introduced in 1950, the Gibson ES-140 was unique in the marketplace: a full-depth, cutaway archtop guitar in a compact 3/4 body size. A scaled-down version of the ever-popular ES-175, the ES-140 offered big guitar performance for the player seeking a more petite instrument, or just travelling light. This original full depth version was built only until 1957, after which the model continued as a...
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2006 Campellone Standard

$3,750
Mark Campellone is that rarest of builders who succeeds where many of his peers fall short, in the crucial dimension of design. Simply put, all of Mark's instruments are beautiful, as pleasing to behold as they are to play. Simple, tasteful, with understated elegance, Campellone guitars draw from the heart of traditional styling, updated with bold, modern flair. This instrument is from Mark's...
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1934 Epiphone Masterbilt Deluxe

$5,495
Introduced in 1931, the Epiphone Masterbilt Deluxe was the most ornate and powerful archtop guitar of its day. The extravagant pearl inlay of the Deluxe made its rival, the Gibson L-5, look positively drab by contrast. But the secret weapon of Epi's top-of-the line guitar was its uniquely penetrating voice, a result of a dramatic technical innovation. While Gibson stuck with the short scale neck...
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1976 Gibson SUPER 400C

$6,995
Built in Gibson's original Kalamazoo factory, this splendid guitar is a true acoustic Super 400 cutaway, an extremely rare example from an era when almost all Gibson super jumbos were routed for twin pickups, four knobs and a 3 way selector switch. One of just 15 examples in its model year, the guitar has been maintained in superb condition, with a rich prewar style dark Cremona sunburst...
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2010 Collings I-35 Deluxe

$3,995
Handbuilt in Austin to the highest standards of craft, the Collings I-35 Deluxe is the firm's top-of-the line semi-hollow guitar. Taking the classic ES-335 as a starting point, the I-35 Deluxe ups the game with all solid tonewoods, in a body and neck crafted of sumptuous figured mahogany throughout. With its solid maple center block and stop tail design, the I-35 enhances sustain, with superior...
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2012 Grimes Pescatore, 40th Anniversary Commemorative Model

$13,995
Since 1972 the celebrated luthier Steve Grimes has been making master quality instruments by hand, and building in the process a formidable reputation for his meticulous construction and creative designs. Working from his shop on the side of Mt. Haleakala on Maui, Grimes has partnered with such luminaries as George Benson, Larry Coryell, Steve Miller, Leo Kottke, Keola Beamer and Willie Nelson,...
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2007 BUSCARINO Paul Bollenback Monarch MIDI Custom

$7,995
Paul Bollenback is one of the most adventurous guitarists on the scene today, with credits that include Charlie Byrd, Arturo Sandoval, Herb Ellis, Stanley Turrentine, and Della Reese. Never content to be limited by the tonal range of the conventional six-string, Paul commissioned noted builder John Buscarino to create this innovative instrument, one that combines the tone of a traditional archtop...
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2010 Benedetto Americana

$7,495
He wrote the book on archtop guitar building. Literally. The most influential jazz guitar builder of the late 20th century, Bob Benedetto almost single-handedly jump-started the contemporary revival of fine handbuilt archtop guitars, and his client roster is an A-list of the topmost echelon of jazz guitar talent. Many of Benedetto's design concepts have been adopted as benchmarks, and an entire...
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2003 Borys B-420

$5,495
New Jersey based luthier Roger Borys is a legend among contemporary archtop builders, with celebrity players including Emily Remler, Jimmy Wyble and many more. Borys worked closely with Jimmy D'Aquisto for a number of years, helping develop his celebrated Jim Hall guitar. Borys' laminate guitars are legendary, and built in very small numbers. But his solid carved instruments are scarcer still,...
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1959 Epiphone Broadway E-252

$2,795
From the first year of Gibson production, this pristine 1959 Epiphone Broadway is one of just 68 examples built in its debut year. In stunning museum quality condition, the guitar shows a number of unique features unseen on later models, evidence that at least some New York Epi hardware survived the transition to Gibson's Kalamazoo factory. In particular, this guitar is fitted with the older...
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1997 PRS Custom 22, Ten Top

$1,995
The instruments built by the Paul Reed Smith company are among the most influential and coveted electric guitars made anywhere. Introduced in 1993, the PRS Custom 22 has been the firm's workhorse model for decades, with its highly figured maple top, solid mahogany set-neck construction, and player-friendly features like the low friction nut, locking tuners and comfy 10" radius fingerboard. This...
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2002 Dale Unger American Dream 7 String

$3,495
Luthier Dale Unger was raised in Nazareth, PA, and grew up around the great craftsmen of CF Martin and Co. Building his first guitar in 1977, Unger was introduced to archtop guru Bob Benedetto in 1993, and began building the instruments that would become the American Archtop series of guitars. Now, Unger's designs have come full circle, having been adopted by Martin for their first line of...
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2012 Campellone Standard

$3,795
It is expected that a first-class luthier will excel at the fundamentals of the craft: joinery, voicing, fit and finish. But Mark Campellone is that rarest of builders who succeeds where many of his peers fall short, in the crucial dimension of design. Simply put, all of Mark's instruments are beautiful, as pleasing to behold as they are to play. Simple, tasteful, with understated elegance,...
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1994 Grimes Jazz Nouveau

$5,495
Since 1972 the celebrated luthier Steve Grimes has been making master quality instruments by hand, and building in the process a formidable reputation for his meticulous construction and creative designs. Working from his shop on the side of Mt. Haleakala on Maui, Grimes has partnered with such luminaries as slack-key master Keola Beamer and legendary designer Ned Steinberger to create...
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