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D'Angelico NYL-2 New Yorker

$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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1935 Epiphone Olympic

$3,795
One of the first flight of Epi archtop models, the Olympic first appeared in 1932, and remained in the catalog until 1949. Unlike the Gibson archtops of comparable size, the Olympic has a true long scale neck and suspended fingerboard, enhancing its formidable projection, and permitting installation of a floating pickup if desired. We'd assumed for years that these models would be fairly...
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2015 Gibson Byrdland Florentine

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Introduced in 1955, the Gibson Byrdland model took its name after a pair of celebrity guitarists who helped dream it up: Nashville session aces Hand Garland and Billy Byrd. This innovative guitar started life as an L-5CES, with its solid carved spruce and maple body, block and flowerpot inlay, and multi-ply binding, right down to the pointed end of the ebony fingerboard. The scale length was...
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1969 Gibson SUPER 400C

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Is there anything more elegant than a 60's Gibson neck? Sleek and exquisitely tapered, with an easy profile tapering to a comfy gentle D, the neck flows like water across the palm. One of just 33 all-acoustic Super 400s made in its model year, this guitar is far rare than the electric CES versions, that outnumber the acoustic models almost 4 to 1 that year. With a subtle tobacco sunburst finish...
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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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2015 Benedetto Bravo Deluxe 7 String

$4,995
The iconic name in the contemporary archtop guitar, Bob Bendetto has set the standard for the craft in over three decades of innovative custom luthiery. The Bravo series is the ultimate extension of a process begun some 60 years ago, with the introduction of the Gibson ES-175. Long prized by working players for its versatility and reliability, the 16" cutaway body with the built-in pickup was...
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2010 Collings 290

$1,995
Introduced in 1955, the Gibson Les Paul Special was a popular phenomenon, with its twin P-90 pickups, lightweight mahogany body, and eyecatching limed mahogany finish, designed to display crisply on black and white TV. More than half a century later, the Collings Guitar Co. now builds its Model 290, a loving tribute to the Gibson original. Named after the highway that runs past the factory, the...
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2015 Gibson L-5 Doublecut

$6,495
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. The L-5 Doublecut marks the most significant...
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1992 Guild® Artist Award™

$4,995
On August 31st, 2001, Guild rolled the last guitar off its factory line at Westerly, Rhode Island, thus ending an era of quality fretted instruments lasting almost half a century. A favorite of players from George Barnes to Johnny Smith, Guild guitars have always represented a high standard of craftsmanship at prices the working pro could afford. Which is why we're pleased to be able to offer...
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2005 EASTMAN AR-905E

$2,495
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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2004 Dale Unger American Legend

$4,750
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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2000 Moll John Pizzarelli Model 7 String

$3,495
Since Bill Moll started making archtops over a quarter century ago, the field has seen a proliferation of independent builders. While most contemporary archtops sound decent enough through an amp, very few can cut the mustard unplugged. Happily, this is not a problem at Moll's workshop in Springfield, Missouri. Guitars like his John Pizzarelli 7 String are built from the ground up as acoustic...
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1995 Michael Dunn Maccaferri Grand Bouche

$3,595
Starting in the late 1960's, Michael Dunn virtually single-handedly jump-started the revival of Selmer/Macafferri style guitars in North America. An influential teacher whose students include accomplished builders Shelley Park and Chuck Shifflett, Dunn remains the single most imaginative builder in the world of Gypsy jazz guitars. Working in the Classical and Flamenco style of his Spanish...
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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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2013 Lehmann Session 16

$3,495
Rochester, NY based luthier Bernie Lehmann has produced a wide variety of top-flight handbuilt guitars since 1971, with an output now exceeding some 500 instruments to date. Built for the gigging player, his Session 16 features a highly ergonomic design, with a compact 16" body, slimmed 2 3/4" depth, and a player-friendly beveled lower bass rim, angled for maximum comfort across the forearm....
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2015 Gibson Memphis ES-335 '63 Block Reissue

$2,995
Introduced in 1958, the ES-335TD ("Thin Double-cutaway") 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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2006 Gibson L-5CES Wes Montgomery

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At the top of virtually everyone's short list, the great Wes Montgomery was arguably the most influential jazz guitarist of the 1960's. Introduced in 1993, this version of the legendary L-5CES is a faithful rendition of the master's own instrument, built with the single humbucking pickup in just the right place. This handsome example is in great shape with all factory hardware. The tiger flame...
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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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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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2014 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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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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1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent

$3,495
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 Guild® X-175 MANHATTAN

$2,295
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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1976 Gibson SUPER 400C

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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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