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2013 Solomon Double Top 16

$5,495
The historic Yankee village of Epping, New Hampshire dates to the early colonial era, and is known by its inhabitants as 'The Center of the Universe'. It's also the nexus of operations for luthier Erich Solomon, whose innovative and meticulously constructed instruments have been featured in such publications as Fretboard Journal, Just Jazz Guitar and Acoustic Guitar Magazine. His product line now...
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1947 Epiphone Triumph

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The Epiphone Triumph was introduced in 1932, becoming Epi's most popular pro-sized guitar until the company closed in the 50's. Designed in the height of the big-band era, the Triumph has always been a favorite for players wanting maximum bang for the buck. Built with the same materials, scale length, and body design as the upscale Deluxe and Broadway models, the Triumph delivers all the sound...
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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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1949 Epiphone Emperor Cutaway 'Prototype'

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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 early prototype cutaway Emperor "Soloists" as early as 1941, but inexplicably waited until 1949 to add them to the regular catalog, a full decade after Gibson started offering the cutaway Super 400. The Epiphone Emperor Cutaway (quickly...
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1997 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis Model

$2,395
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 did, 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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1975 Guild® X-175 MANHATTAN

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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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~1970 Gibson ES-175D

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Since its introduction in 1949, the Gibson ES-175 has been the most popular jazz guitar in the world. The twin pickup ES-175D debuted in 1951, and the model became Gibson's first model to be fitted with the humbucking pickup in 1957. Since its inception over half a century ago, the classic ES-175 has remained in the Gibson catalog continuously to this day. Gibson serial numbers are not precise...
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2010 Schaefer Fred Hamilton Signature Model

$3,795
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

$3,250
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

$9,995
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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1950 Crafton Model 75

$4,995
The term 'unique' is surely among the most overworked in the entire English language. But we've seen no instrument that better deserves the term than the one presented here. It's long been our observation that among European archtop builders of the postwar era, the Swedes consistently outpaced their counterparts on the Continent. This is no doubt due to the pioneering influence of the great...
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2006 Campellone Standard

$3,995
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

$3,750
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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2010 Gibson ES-175D

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Since its introduction in 1949, the Gibson ES-175 has been the most popular jazz guitar in the world. Originally fitted with a single P-90 pickup, the 175 added a second pickup by 1951, and humbuckers by 1957. The mahogany neck is a feature of the classic models of the 50's and 60's , and produces an instrument that is distinctly lighter in weight, and notably better balanced. This custom...
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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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1964 Gibson ES-330TD

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Introduced in 1959, the ES-330TD ("Thin Double-cutaway") combined cutting-edge innovation with traditional design. The slim depth body is a delight for the player to hold. Greatly reducing feedback, the trim profile still retains the graceful lines of the classic Gibson archtops. Best of all, the 330 has a fully hollow body, like the Byrdland, ES-350T, and the famous George Gobel L-5. Ideal for...
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1945 Epiphone Triumph

$2,895
This guitar is a remarkable example of Epiphone's rarest finish color: the '000 white' or 'limed' ivory finish. Used only on a few Triumphs, Broadways and Ritz model Epis from the middle of the wartime era, this unique finish is notable for its stunning opaque butterscotch color on the top. The solid slab cut maple back and sides and cherry neck are finished in a conventional clear natural blonde...
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2003 Benedetto Manhattan

$8,995
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

$7,495
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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1945 Epiphone Deluxe

$5,995
Introduced in 1931 in the debut of the Epiphone archtop catalog, the Deluxe model was the top of the line in every respect. From the vine peghead inlay to the signature clouds in the fingerboard, the Deluxe represented a pinnacle of art-deco design, with power to burn on the bandstand. The maple body shows the spectacular figured maple typical of the model, and especially so for the blondes, for...
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1937 Gibson L-7, X-Braced 17" Body

$3,495
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

$1,895
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

$14,995
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

$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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1994 BUSCARINO Monarch "Tree of Life"

$8,495
John Buscarino is one of the names you'll hear on virtually every short list of the premier contemporary archtop builders. Having worked closely with luthiery legend Bob Benedetto for a number of years, John also studied with the great Augie LoPrizi of classical and flat top fame. His artist list includes George Benson, Russell Malone, Ron Affif, Gene Bertoncini and many more, all keeping...
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1992 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis Model

$1,995
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 did, 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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