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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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1949 Gibson L-7C, Floating McCarty Pickup

$4,995
The L-7C was produced between 1948 and 1972, and constructed with the same body size, bracing and scale length to its costly cousin, the L-5C. This remarkable guitar is one of just 97 of its type from the second year of production, and has been carefully maintained since new. At just 5lb, 7oz, this guitar is an exceptionally lightweight example, with a particularly vibrant acoustic voice, and...
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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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2002 Gibson ES-175D, Factory Gold Hardware

$3,250
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 guitar is a...
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2003 HOFNER Jazzica Custom

$1,995
Founded in 1887, the Hofner Company became Germany's largest maker of fretted and bowed instruments. Now based in Hagenau, Bavaria, Hofner's strong violin background gave it an edge in producing archtop guitars, which they've built for over half a century, including signature creations like the Attilla Zoller Model. Built with peerless German craftsmanship, the Hofner Jazzica blends topflight...
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2000 Benedetto Fratello

$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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2013 Gibson Tal Farlow

$3,495
Talmadge Farlow came from humble roots in North Carolina to become one of the most accomplished and admired guitarists in jazz history. Combining blinding speed with his extraordinary reach, Tal pushed the limits of the instrument to the scariest of bop tempos. Throughout the 50's Tal played the popular ES-350 model, a long scale guitar dimensionally identical to the L-5CES but with greater...
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1968 Gibson ES-345 TD-SV

$4,495
What do Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Keith Richards, Steve Howe and John McLaughlin all have in common? Besides being Certified Guitar Gods, they all played, at some point in their careers, Gibson's legendary ES-345. Introduced in 1959, the ES-345 TDC-SV (Stereo Varitone) was an upmarket upgrade to the popular ES-335, combining Gibson's reputation for cutting-edge innovation...
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~1967 Gibson ES-355TDC Stereo

$4,995
A guitar fit for The Kings... B.B. and Freddy, to be precise. Introduced in 1958, the ES-355 TD/SV was the pinnacle of Gibson's new Thinline series, combining cutting-edge innovation with classic traditional design. The thin body was easier for players to hold than conventional archtops, the inner block enhanced sustain and reduced feedback, and the revolutionary electronics added...
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~1991 Fender® D'Aquisto Elite

$2,795
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 the most costly and sought after archtops ever made. Working in collaboration with Fender Musical Instruments, he created a number of more accessibly priced instruments that have become...
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~1968 Gibson ES-125TDC

$2,250
If you actually play guitar, rather than just accumulating them, you've undoubtedly watched with dismay as the price of luxury-class guitar models have skyrocketed into the stratosphere. Which is why we search diligently for those particular instruments that deliver peak performance at an affordable price. This is one of our favorites. Introduced in 1960, the ES-125TCD ("thin cutaway double...
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1959 Gibson ES-225T

$2,495
Before the ES-335, 345, 355. Before the ES-330, and the humble 125T. Before any of the legendary series of Gibson thinlines that changed guitar design forever, there was this slim blonde beauty, where it all began. Inspired by a guitar Elmer Stromberg had built for Nashville session ace Hank Garland, in 1955 Gibson introduced three new models, hollow body electric archtops with a slimmed depth...
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1953 Gibson L-4

$2,595
If you love the feel of an ES-175, but always coveted the sound of a true full-bodied carved-top, you've been out of luck for a good long time. Or more precisely, the year of 1956. That's the year Gibson discontinued this wonderful model, never to reissue it again. Which is why we're happy to report the arrival of this fine old all-acoustic archtop guitar. Introduced in 1911 as an oval hole...
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1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent

$3,495
The rare cutaway version of Epi's most popular professional archtop, the Triumph Regent was introduced in 1949, with a production run of only about five years. Accordingly the Regent is a much scarcer item than the non-cutaway Triumph, or its Gibson counterpart, the L-7C. The Epiphone cutaway is several frets deeper than its Gibson counterpart, and allows enhanced access to the uppermost frets,...
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1989 Gibson L-5CES, Intensely Flamed Body

$6,395
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. This gleaming example is in superb condition,...
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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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1963 Gibson Johnny Smith

$6,495
Introduced in 1961, the Gibson Johnny Smith Model represented the pinnacle of Smith's design creativity, in an instrument that married classic body styling with unprecedented technical innovation. Four decades later, it's hard to envision a time when the only floating pickups available were the DeArmond or the McCarty pickguard pickup. The Johnny Smith debuted the world's first floating...
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1968 Gibson Super 400CES

$9,995
If any guitar can truly be said to be fit for The King, then this is it. Built from mid-1960 through mid-1969, the Florentine cutaway Super 400CES was immortalized by guitar legends like Kenny Burrell, Larry Coryell and other star jazzers of the decade. With its extra deep cutaway, this version offered players unparalleled access to the entire range of the fingerboard. Now highly desired by...
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1955 Epiphone Deluxe Cutaway

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Nineteen. Total. So describes the entire number of the Epiphone Deluxe Cutaways (or Regent models) to be documented to date, on the most comprehensive New York Epiphone database. We all knew that Deluxes in general were much rarer than their closest competitor, the Gibson L-5. But those seeking a New York Epiphone Deluxe in a cutaway body have discovered that these models are just incredibly...
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Gibson HG-00 Conversion

$2,795
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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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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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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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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