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2004 D'Angelico NYL-2, Upgrade Pickup!

$3,195
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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1953 Gibson L-7N

$3,995
The blonde Gibson L-7 model was produced between 1940 and 1956, and was constructed with the same body size, bracing and scale length as its costly cousin, the L-5. Natural finish examples were typically a fraction of the sunbursts produced, and were priced at a premium accordingly. The year this stunning specimen was crafted, a mere 14 blonde L-7's rolled off the line, total. Gibson began...
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1955 Gibson ETG-150

$2,495
Gibson's only standard issue electric tenor guitar, the ETG-150 was introduced in 1937 and remained in production until 1971. With its fat P-90 pickup and fast 23" scale, the ETG-150 offered a full depth 16" body, bound fingerboard, and specially adapted P-90 pickup, tailpiece and bridge. The laminated body offers superior feedback resistance, and the guitar produces a respectable acoustic tone...
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1947 Gibson L-5, Big Voice, Best Buy!

$5,495
Making its debut in 1922, the Gibson L-5 was created by the legendary Lloyd Loar, father of the renowned F-5 mandolin. The L-5 is perhaps his most influential creation, and is widely regarded as the first successful commercially produced archtop guitar. Now approaching its centennial, the L-5 remains the most famous jazz guitar of all time. Produced in the immediate postwar era, this guitar is...
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2013 Gibson L-5 Lee Ritenour, w/Tags and COA

$6,495
Introduced in 1923, the Gibson L-5 was the first commercially produced archtop guitar. Almost 80 years later, it remains the most renowned jazz guitar of all time. Designed by Lloyd Loar himself, the L-5 was the guitar that D'Angelico copied, and Eddie Lang brought to fame. Since that time, the L-5 has been an icon in the hands of players from Wes Montgomery to studio ace Lee Ritenour, who...
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2006 Trenier Motif: Vibrant Oval Hole Design

$6,495
A European trained builder whose instruments combine traditional design with exacting contemporary standards of craft, Bryant Trenier is a fine visual designer as well as a meticulous fabricator. One of the most talented builders of his generation, Trenier has built a following on both sides of the Atlantic with his exquisitely crafted instruments, the products of his intensive research and deep...
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1953 Gibson LG-2

$2,995
One of Gibson's most popular flat top guitars, the LG-2 made its debut in 1942 and remained in the catalog for the next 20 years, until it was re-christened as the B-25 in 1962. Together with its blonde counterpart, the LG-3, these two models were the only smaller Gibson flat tops of their era built with an X-braced soundboard. With its ultra-light construction, tall skinny braces, and stiff...
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1954 Epiphone Zephyr Regent, Gleaming Condition!

$2,595
Introduced in 1950, the Zephyr Regent was Epiphone's most popular electric cutaway guitar. Epi's journeyman 17" instrument, the Zephyr Regent was positioned against its main competitor, the Gibson ES-350. Featuring a deeper cutaway than its Gibson rival, the Zephyr Regent facilitates upper fingerboard access by two to three frets. The adjustable "New York" single-coil pickup is placed in the neck...
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1953 Epiphone Broadway, Rare Floral Inlay

$3,295
We love Epi Broadways, and we're not alone. This stunning example sports the distinctive "Dogwood" floral inlay on the peghead, a design that appears on some Deluxes of the period as well. One of Epi's rarest designs, this pattern is seen only in the very last of the pre-Gibson guitars. So scarce are they that this example is the only one of its type we've ever had the pleasure to offer. The...
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1949 Epiphone Devon, Rare Postwar Model

$2,250
he Devon is the rarest of all full-size Epiphone acoustics, made in small numbers only between 1949 and 1954. The guitar has the 17 3/8" solid hand-carved top and the long 25 1/2" scale of the Deluxe, Broadway and Triumph models, with which it is structurally identical. Like these more commonly-seen models, the Devon also has a solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and the staggered Frequensator...
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1962 Gibson J-200N, Big Warm Voice!

$5,995
Gibson's premier flat top guitar, the venerable J-200 had its origin with singing cowboy Ray Whitley, who received the first example late in 1937. A 12 fret rosewood guitar with an L-5 neck, inlays and pickguard, this prototype was designated as an 'L-5 Special'. By the following year a 14 fret model reached the market, and maple bodies made their debut in 1947. The first blonde examples appeared...
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2006 Ribbecke Monterey

$9,950
Few have done more to further the craft of the modern archtop guitar than California luthier Tom Ribbecke. Since founding his first workshop in San Francisco in 1972, Tom has produced not only master quality instruments but master quality luthiers themselves, in workshops and videos that have made him a legend among builders worldwide. Now relocated to scenic Sonoma County, Ribbecke continues to...
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1952 Gibson ES-150, 17" Full Depth Body

$2,750
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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1935 D'Angelico Style 'A', Rare Earliest Version

$12,995
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. Although the maker's ledgers from this early era are incomplete, it would appear this guitar was built sometime in 1935, and would...
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1994 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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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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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

$5,495
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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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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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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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

$2,195
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, Stromberg Braced!

$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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1969 Gibson Byrdland Venetian

$5,495
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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1995 Michael Dunn Maccaferri Grand Bouche

$3,495
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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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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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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