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1988 Guild® Stuart X-500

$2,595
Introduced in 1953, the Guild Stuart X-500 remained the top of the Guild electric line for over four decades, and incorporates design features from a number of its ultra-premium competitors. Like the Gibson ES-350 and Tal Farlow models, the Stuart X-500 features a 17" Venetian cutaway laminate body, mounted pickups and controls, deluxe multiply binding and gold hardware throughout. From...
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Gibson HG-00 Conversion

$2,995
Competing in earnest with CF Martin in the depths of the Great Depression, Gibson introduced the L-00 flat top model in 1931. With a body roughly similar in size to Martin's 00 models, the L-00 made its debut with a 12 fret body, an X-braced Adirondack spruce soundboard, and a Honduras mahogany body and neck. By 1933, the sunburst finish and tortoiseshell pickguard made their appearance, and in...
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1969 Gibson SUPER 400C

$7,995
One of just 33 all-acoustic Super 400s made in its model year, this magnificent guitar is far rarer than the electric Super 400CES versions, which outnumber the acoustic models almost 4 to 1 that year. With a subtle light cherry sunburst finish, this babied instrument shows brilliant tiger-flame highlights in the back, sides and neck, and fine bookmatched grain in the solid carved spruce...
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2013 Guild® GSR X-180B

$2,695
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

$5,495
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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2002 D'Aquisto New Yorker

$2,495
Jimmy D'Aquisto was the last and most celebrated apprentice to the legendary John D'Angelico. In an abbreviated career of just three decades, D'Aquisto created a peerless body of work, instruments that are now some of the most costly and sought after archtops ever made. The New Yorker is a faithful recreation of D'Aquisto's most celebrated model, originals of which can fetch over $50K on the...
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1969 Gibson Byrdland Venetian

$6,495
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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1935 Epiphone Olympic

$3,495
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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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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2015 Gibson L-5 Doublecut

$5,495
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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~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

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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

$3,250
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

$2,795
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

$2,995
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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