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Epiphone Broadway

$3,495
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

$3,495
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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2015 Mark Piper Redentore Santissimo

$5,995
Nashville master luthier Mark Piper has been the first-call guy for an all-star roster including the likes of George Benson, Keith Richards, Larry Carlton, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Jimmy Vivino, Robben Ford, Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Steve Miller and a host of others. When Bob Benedetto needed a top gun to hand-craft his own guitars in Corona, CA, Piper was one of the two master builders...
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1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent

$3,750
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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2013 Gibson Byrdland

$6,995
Introduced in 1955, the Gibson Byrdland took its name after a pair of celebrity guitarists who helped dream it up: Nashville session aces Hand Garland and Billy Byrd. Gibson's first ever thinline guitar, this innovative model was an adaptation of the L-5CES, with its solid carved spruce and maple body, block and flowerpot inlay, and multi-ply binding, right down to the pointed finial at the end...
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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 Guild® 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

$3,495
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

$2,695
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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1939 D'Angelico Style A-1, DeArmond™ Pickup

$8,995
The instruments of master builder John D'Angelico are widely regarded as representing the pinnacle of the modern luthier's craft. His Style "A" model is identical in dimensions, bracing and materials to the Excel, differing only in cosmetic details and appointments. Stamped with serial number 1452, this guitar is listed in D'Angelico's ledger as completed on October 23rd, 1940, for a customer by...
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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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1940 Wilkanowski 17

$14,995
William (Willi) Wilkanowski was born in Poland in 1886 and had completed his training as a violin maker by age 17. Emigrating to the US, he reportedly worked for Oliver Ditson in Boston in the '20s, and later in New York, where his violins were prominently featured in the Gretsch catalog. His workshop in Brooklyn was exceptionally prolific: by one estimate producing over 5100 viol family...
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1999 Mckerrihan Keenan

$3,495
Handcrafted of spectacularly extravagant quilted and tiger flame maple, the McKerrihan Keenan is an innovative design, with a zero-soundlhole design that is highly feedback resistant, a particular challenge on carved top instruments in general. At just 5lb, 10oz., the instrument is particularly lightweight, and the slim 2 1/2" body depth fits snugly under the arm. The neck is equally well...
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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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2003 Benedetto Manhattan

$8,495
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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1992 Gibson Super V CES

$6,495
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 premium model has developed an insider's following in the years...
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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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1937 Gibson L-7, X-Braced 17" Body

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Introduced in 1932, the Gibson L-7 was Gibson's most popular acoustic archtop ever. Identical in all but cosmetics to the L-5, it remains an outstanding value in a true pro-sized all-carved jazz guitar. Between 1934 and 1939 only, this model was produced with X-bracing on the top, a style popularized by D'Angelico, D'Aquisto, Benedetto and countless contemporary top-end builders. This style of...
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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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1999 PRS Hollowbody I, Solid Spruce Top

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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...
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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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1949 Epiphone Triumph Regent, Rare Factory Pickguard Pickup

$3,995
In June of 1948, Gibson debuted a "Finger Rest Pickup" on an L-7 model at the NAMM music industry trade show. This unit, now known as the "McCarty" pickup after Gibson's chief engineer, incorporated one or two floating P-90 pickups into a custom pickguard designed to convert acoustic archtops for electric play. Around the same time, one of the Epiphone partners, Frixo, designed a double floating...
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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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