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1997 Gibson ES-335

$2,450
This Gibson ES-335 TD is a gorgeous 1997 Gibson USA ES-335 dot-neck in cherry finish, made in Nashville, TN. Nicely flamed, it has a very resonant maple body, sides and back with nice coloring. Plays great with excellent setup and intonation. The sound from the ’57 classic humbuckers is robust. One of the most versatile guitars available, this ES 335 provides the warmth of a hollowbody with...
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1998 Gibson Citation

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This 1998 Gibson Citation exceeds words and is another Jim Hutchins masterpiece. Hailed by Gibson as their top-of-the-line archtop built with only the finest woods and workmanship, this guitar lives up to that claim. Built only as a special order, these in blonde are very rare. The Citation has a very elegant set of appointments from the headstock to the fingerboard inlay work, to the...
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2004 Paul Reed Smith Americana Archtop

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This Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Private Stock #614 is one of the most storied PRS Private Stocks ever. This guitar is Joe Knaggs’s Personal Guitar, a very special guitar to him. Featured in the 2008 Private Stock Calendar, it was the first Archtop from PRS and Joe’s PRS employee 20th anniversary guitar. It was presented to Joe at the 10th anniversary of Private Stock at NAMM by Paul in recognition...
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2005 Paul Reed Smith Private Stock Santana II

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Many PRS Private Stock guitars have exceptional flame or quilted tops. With it's Birdseye quilted maple top in a luscious Smokey Blonde Burl, PS #851 is one of the most elegant PRS Private Stocks ever built. Only the finest appointments including rare very dark Brazilian Rosewood for the fingerboard and headstock, Macassar ebony body purfling, and highly figured South American Mahogany round...
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2016 Frank Hartung Embrace Hollowwood Deluxe

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The “Copperhead Natural” Embrace Hollowwood Deluxe is a Frank Hartung model that is unique among the guitar models in the market. The woods being and features used on this instrument are some of the most spectacular that I've put together in one instrument. Starting with a Honduran Curly Mahogany body with a "Killer 3D" Exhibition Grade Quilted Maple Top and matching Back of the same piece,...
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1997 Martin Limited Edition Stauffer 00-45 Commemorative

$16,575
This dead mint condition 1997 Martin Limited Edition Stauffer 00-45 Commemorative is a very unique and rare guitar. It is a 175th Anniversary Limited model, #2 of 25 built by Martin’s Custom Shop. It was made as a commemorative of Martin’s Viennese instructor Johann Stauffer, a master luthier, whom CF Martin apprenticed under. It’s considered to be one of the rarest Martins of the past several...
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2010 TOM RIBBECKE 35th Anniversary

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This guitar was designed and created in conjunction with Tom Ribbecke and Larry Robinson celebrating Tom's 35th year of making exquisite guitars. Tom’s signature anniversary Guitars utilize rare and select Birdseye maple for the back and sides and include Anniversary inlay on the tailpiece cap. I’m proud of having had the opportunity to work with these two geniuses in the Architecture and...
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Frank Hartung Guitars Les Paul Special

$9,750
Les Paul’s are great guitars indeed. When you combine the excellent architecture with the finest craftsmanship and materials from Frank Hartung, you have an exquisite masterpiece. This Gem uses the finest figured Exhibition Grade AAAAA flamed maple top above a light Honduran mahogany body. With the finest figured solid Brazilian Rosewood neck and curly maple bound Brazilian Rosewood...
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2015 Nik Huber Guitars Redwood Dolphin

$7,995
This special NAMM 2014 Huber is a gorgeous Redwood Dolphin with an exceptional Burl Redwood top, and a highly figured African Pomele’ Mahogany back. The fingerboard and headstock are of Macassar Ebony with exceptional figure and movement. Other upgrades include a Macassar Ebony package consisting of the fingerboard, matching headstock, tuner buttons, the truss rod cover and backplate,...
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2010 Knaggs Guitars Severn Tier 1 Serial #1

$9,750
Joe selected his best flawless flamed maple and finished Serial #1 in Golden Natural. The select mahogany lamination layer is very rare - “tiger flamed mahogany”. Joe selected a highly figured alder body for this Severn, a Tier 1 instrument. Severn #1 has many now unavailable features. Severn #1 features the Brazilian rosewood package consisting of an incredible Brazilian rosewood...
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2014 Nik Huber Reitbergen

$8,850
This guitar is one of our favorite guitars, the carved solid top Reitbergen with hand-selected woods and coloring by Nik made just for NAMM 2014 as a showcase guitar. It is a phenomenal semi-acoustic 335-sized instrument with great resonance. It has a beautiful “Tiger Eye” Burst Highgloss finish over flamy perfect West Coast exceptional Curly flamed top with a figured and flamed South...
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2006 Warrior Instruments Kings Closet Angel #9

$10,500
This guitar is playable Art, a treasured 1-of-a-kind instrument. The Archangel guitar is one of the rarest pieces of highly figured flamed Koa in the world. This guitar starts with a 13-piece body (top, back, and headstock) of exceptional Koa, Figured Maple, and Purpleheart. Adding to that is a 13-piece neck of 300+ year-old aged Mahogany, Purple Heart, and Maple. The Exquisite Cocobolo...
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2012 Knaggs Guitars Keya Tier 1 Serial #60

$5,995
This beautiful Knaggs Keya Tier 1, Serial #60, was designed and hand crafted by Joe Knaggs and team for an Artist who chose a different style instrument. It is finished in Ocean Blue, the 2nd made. It features an "incredible big leaf" West Coast quilted maple top over a South American mahogany body. This instrument features the new B/W/B over Maple body binding. The figured Mahogany neck...
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Nik Huber Flying Dolphin

$10,995
Limited to only 25 instruments, the Flying Dolphin represents Nik's finest work. Artistic Guitars took in 3 of these - this is the last one left and the best one. The workmanship is exquisite and Flying Dolphin #12 is one of the most incredible instruments in the market. It is a double stained Atlantic Blue Dolphin II with an exceptional 1-piece quilted top . It has a magnificent flamed...
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2010 Knaggs Guitars Keya Tier 1 Serial #3

$7,950
Keya #3 is a work of playable art and is Joe's only 24 fret guitar. This beautiful hand-made Knaggs Keya Tier 1, Serial #3, was designed and hand crafted by Joe Knaggs and team.  As a very early Keya, this one is mostly hand-made as the CNC patterns were still in development. It also has many appointments no longer available on Joe's guitars. It is finished in Golden Natural with an...
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2010 Knaggs Guitars Kenai Tier 1 Serial #3

$7,995
This beautiful hand-made Knaggs Kenai Tier 1, Serial #3, was designed and hand crafted by Joe Knaggs and team.  As a very early Kenai, this one is mostly hand-made as the CNC patterns were still in development. It also has many appointments no longer available on Joe's guitars. Kenai serial #3 is finished in a gorgeous faded “Winter Solstice ” with lightly exposed maple.  It is a “Private...
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2011 Knaggs Guitars Choptank Tier 1 Serial #25

$6,495
The Knaggs Choptank is a single cutaway, “Tele style” six on a side, set neck long scale guitar.   This Tier 1 “Golden Natural” finished guitar is very rare - one of only two built with a figured mahogany lamination layer, and has many features no longer available on a Knaggs guitar.  It has an alder body covered with carved curly maple and a Mahogany lamination layer.  The figure of the tiger...
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2012 Knaggs Guitars Sheyenne Tier 2 Serial #15

$5,250
The Sheyenne is a ES335-style double cutaway carved top and back semi-hollowbody guitar.  This is one of my favorite Knaggs models received thus far and Joe's team loved this particular instrument.  Only a few have been built thus far and all sold immediately. If you are a 335 fan, your are absolutely going to love the Sheyenne.  Sheyenne Serial #15, a Tier 2 beauty, has an incredible West Coast...
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2010 Knaggs Guitars Chesapeake Patuxent Tier 1 Serial #2

$12,500
When Joe says that this is not only one of the best guitars he has ever made, but one of the best he’s ever played, you know it’s special. The Patuxent is a medium-sized body cutaway acoustic.  This guitar has the finest tonewoods available.  Joe built about 15 PRS PS acoustics, all sold out in a few weeks.  This instrument was handmade by Joe with help from Eric.   It is finished in an aged...
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