Empire Guitars RI
Empire Guitars
Providence, RI
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3 days on used and vintage gear. 14 days on new items. Buyer pays shipping both ways. No returns on shipped amplifiers. New items returned with out all packing materials and included inserts will be charged a 15% restocking fee.

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Dean VMNT Peace Sells

Summary: The Dean Dave Mustaine VMNT Peace Sells Electric Guitar was masterminded by Dave Mustaine in conjunction with Dean's master guitar builders. It features original art that portrays a haunting vision of war and peace. The body has the classic VMNT shape and is made of mahogany with a set mahogany neck spec'd by Dave himself. Body: Solid body mahogany with the Peace Sells...
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1998 Spalt Reverse T

Summary: G9805 “Reverse T” makes use of one of the wooden sign letters found. The guitar has a Redwood body with an Indian Rosewood neck and Fralin P-90 pickups with custom made celluloid covers. The green switch tip is made of catalin, an early form of plastic which was used in art-deco period radios. The Michael Spalt “ResinTop” guitars a unique process marrying a tonewood back with a clear...
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2013 Duesenberg Dragster

Summary: This solid-body Duesenberg Dragster is a simple yet elegant instrument with tons of tone. This guitar feels very light and it plays & sounds great. From the Duesenberg USA website: “If you ain’t first, you’re last” And there is no better way to get there than with our Dragster Series. Designed to be the offspring of the 52 Senior, the Dragster just rips with speed and tone. The flat...
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2011 Gibson VOS LPR8

Summary: This is a 2011 Gibson Les Paul from the Gibson Custom Shop. This instrument is a 1958 VOS Plain-top with a beautiful sunburst finish with a Bigsby vibrato. This guitar comes with the original hardshell case, Certificate of Authenticity and some original hangtags & paperwork inside the case. Body: Solid-body single cutaway electric guitar with a mahogany body & a maple top. This...
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1969 Guild F-212

Summary: Jumbo-shaped Guild 12-strings stand as some of most recognizable Guild acoustics ever made. The F-212 came out in 1964 with Mahogany back and sides and a Spruce top. The F-212's body had a flat lower bout which differentiates it from the rounded bottom of the F-112. This particular Guild is from 1969 and it shows lots of wear but it sounds really great! Body: Jumbo acoustic with a...
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1953 Martin A

Summary: Martin introduced their mandolins in 1895 because they noticed the popularity of the instruments throughout America & they were doing a ton of repairs on mandolins made by other companies. At a time in the late 1890’s Martin mandolin production was actually out-numbering the guitar production! This little dreamy Martin is from 1953 and it features a solid spruce top with mahogany back...
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1998 Takamine EF-406

Summary: This rare & beautiful Takamine EF-406 features wonderful Koa woods and a comfortable parlor sized body that looks stunning & sounds incredible. This guitar also has a slotted headstock, snowflake style fingerboard inlays and a built-in pickup. This guitar was a limited edition guitar from 1998 or 1999. Body: Parlor sized acoustic guitar with Koa top, back & sides. The top & back...
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1960 Gibson Les Paul Special

Summary: Slightly higher-end than the Les Paul Jr but still considered a student-level guitar, the Les Paul Special was introduced in 1955 with a pair of P-90 pickups. Like other Les Paul models, the Les Paul Special underwent a total transformation at the end of the '50s switching form a single to double cutaway body shape. The model has been reissued several times since and remains in...
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1965 Kent Copa Model 532

Summary: This is a very cool mid-1960’s Kent Copa Model 532 with three pickups, original tremolo system with “KENT” engraved cover and the original “KENT” logo on the headstock. This fine guitar was traded in to our shop by the guitar legend Duke Robillard and it sounds great & plays great too. This guitar was Guyatone made and probably came from around 1965. Body: Solid body, dual cutaway...
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1997 Fender 52' Reissue Telecaster

Summary: The Reissue '52 Telecaster is one of Fender's longest running reissue models. This Tele replicates the features of the Telecaster from 1952 including an Ash body and Butterscotch Blonde finish. This particular guitar is from 1997 and comes with a tweed hard shell case and the ashtray pickup cover. Body: Single cutaway light ash body based on the 1952 Telecaster. Neck: 21-fret...
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1966 Fender Mustang

Summary: The Mustang was created as a mid-line model between the student grade DuoSonic and the professional Telecaster. This is a nice playing vintage guitar with lots of wear & a ton of character. Body: Alder offset body. Dakota Red finish. Neck: Maple with rosewood fretboard and pearloid dot markers. Short (22.5”) scale. Larger CBS era headstock. The nut width is 1 7/16". The frets...
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2006 Gibson Explorer

Summary: After its short but noteworthy premier in 1958, the Gibson Explorer went out of production until the mid-'70s. Gibson changed the Explorer design in 1981 to include uncovered "Dirty Fingers" humbuckers, a maple neck with Ebony fingerboard, and chrome-plated hardware. The Explorer remained in production in various formats since, though again went on hiatus at the end of 2012. This...
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1987 Jackson San Dimas

Summary: This vintage Heavy Metal machine is a Jackson USA built in 1987 in the San Dimas factory with a serial number of 2250! This Jackson has a really striking color that stands out in a room of vintage guitars & it plays and sounds great. Body: Solid body double cutaway electric guitar Neck: Maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, 22 frets, original Jackson tuning keys, dot inlays. ...
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1999 James Trussart Steelcaster

Summary: The one-of-a-kind SteelCaster line is designed by Parisian builder James Trussart. Looking like a cross between a vintage Tele and something out of an H.G. Wells novel, these aluminum hollow-bodies sport a uniquely “decayed” finish (applied using a complex top-secret process that utilizes sea salts and animal skins) that gives each SteelCaster a distinct personality all its own. This...
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2007 Fender Custom Classic Tele

Summary: This instrument is a Fender Custom Shop “Custom Classic Tele in 3-Color Sunburst” – The notes from Fender say it was made on 2/5/2007 ! This tele features a special piece of “Premium Ash” and it looks incredible hanging on our wall of Fender guitars! The wood grain is even more striking up close when you hold it in your hands. Body: Solid Premium Ash, single cutaway with a Polished...
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2010 Fender Custom Shop Strat - 1955 Active

Summary: This unique Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster features a chunky but comfortable neck with a beautifully aged body and a classic sunburst finish. This Stratocaster combines the looks and feel of a 1950’s Strat with modern electronics utilizing the Eric Clapton electronic system giving you tons of boost in your second tone knob. This custom shop Fender is based on the 56’ Strat & then the...
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2016 Gibson Les Paul Traditional

Summary: The Les Paul Traditional 2016 T's foundation is the same traditional tonewood combination that helped make the Les Paul a legend when it was introduced six decades ago. A traditional pickup wind in the neck position provides plenty of warmth and clarity, and in the bridge position, slightly over-wound coils in the '57 Classic PlusTM offer wailing lead tones. Body: Solid body with a...
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Summary: Initially released in the late '60s, the Gibson Les Paul Deluxe was a guitar that may have been a bit ahead of its time. The Deluxe appeared in lieu of the Les Paul Standard, until the Standard was revived in '75. With mini-humbuckers instead of PAFs, the Les Paul Deluxe went out of production in the mid-'80s only to be revived in 2005. This particular Les Paul Deluxe is from 1974 and...
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1960 Fender Jazzmaster

Summary: Fender announced the Jazzmaster at the 1958 NAMM show as a high-end jazz guitar with an array of innovative features and sleek sports-car inspired curves. Though the model never really caught on with jazz players, it was quickly embraced by surf rock players due to its unique floating tremolo system and mellower sounding pickups. Later, the Jazzmaster would find new life as an iconic...
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2005 Fender American Deluxe Strat

Summary: This is a 2005 Fender American Deluxe Strat in the limited edition color “Montego Black” with the gold pickguard, chrome hardware, pearloid dot inlays & a Fender molded hard shell case. Body: Solid alder body with a wonderful Montego Black finish that has tiny gold sparkle in the finish when you hold it up close. Neck: Maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, 22 frets, abalone...
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2017 Gibson 58' Reissue Murphy Aged Les Paul

Summary: Not your average Gibson Les Paul…..This is a Tom Murphy aged and painted Wildwood Spec Gibson Les Paul TH58 Aged and it sounds and looks incredible. Tom Murphy is a legend in the guitar industry and you can see and feel the difference when you play this instrument. Body: Lightweight solid mahogany body with a hand selected 2-piece figured maple top attached with Hot Hide Glue. ...
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John Page Classic Ashburn

Summary: A double-cutaway, solid body guitar custom designed by John Page to embody his Uniquely Familiar™ design aesthetic. Featuring an extremely comfortable medium “C” shaped grip, threaded bolt neck assembly for greater tone transfer, contoured heel for easier upper fret access, staggered tuners that eliminate the need for string trees, bass justified fret dots for greater visibility, and...
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2017 Yamaha LS26

Summary: The vintage-inspired LS26 A.R.E. reminds us of the tradition of Yamaha guitars. Open-gear tuners and overall classic looks draw interest of many players who appreciate history, tradition and good-old days. Like its appearance, the sound of the LS26 A.R.E. is open and mature while offering Yamaha's incredible comfort and playability. This particular Yamaha is in great shape & it comes...
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Wes Lambe Electric

Summary: This Wes Lambe guitar is a unique instrument with a comfortable body style & an awesome electronics system that gives you a built-in boost. Body: Solid swamp ash body with a cool body style. Neck: Maple neck with a thick rosewood fingerboard, 22 jumbo frets, dot inlays, Gotoh tuning machines. The scale length on this guitar is around 25 5/8” and the nut width is 1...
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1995 Rickenbacker 360

Summary: The Rickenbacker 360 is considered one of the most iconic Rickenbacker guitars of all time. Both the 12-string (360-12) and 6-string version of this guitar helped define pop music in the '60s - most notably as used by the Beatles. Introduced in 1958, the 360 was given a thinner body in 1961 and a new control and pickguard layout in 1963. In 1964, the body was updated with more rounded...
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Fodera Imperial Custom

Summary: The Imperial Custom is a single cut electric guitar that combines the classic thick rich tone of guitars from the 50’s updated with modern aesthetic, playability, and construction techniques. Using only premium hand-selected tone-woods, these guitars provide a rich and resonant tone that is somewhat traditional but with added clarity thanks to the untraditional 3-piece neck and Dovetail...
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2004 Gibson ES-335

Summary: Like the Les Paul, the ES-335 stands as one of Gibson's all-time most iconic models. The ES-335 is a semi-hollowbody guitar which means that it has a solid block of wood running through its center with hollow wings on either side. This construction style maintains the open tone of a hollowbody while helping to reduce feedback. The ES-335 was introduced in 1958 and has remained in...
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2014 Fender Stratocaster HSS

Summary: For those of you wishing your Strat came with a humbucker, take a look at the Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS. A member of the American Standard Strat family, the Stratocaster HSS is crafted in the United States and boasts all of the features that make Strats so popular: the iconic body shape, a five-way pickup switch, and more. But instead of another single-coil at the bridge,...
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1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior Double Cutaway

Summary: Part way through 1958, Gibson updated the Les Paul Junior. Changes included a new double cutaway body-shape with rounded horns as well as a new standard Cherry finish. These iconic Gibson guitars are perfectly simple rock n’ roll machines and are surprisingly versatile with a spin of the volume and tone knobs. Body: double rounded cutaway mahogany body Neck: set mahogany neck,...
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Greene & Campbell Precix

Summary: This American made “Green & Campbell Precix” is a unique solid body electric guitar with a wonderful translucent finish that shows the wood grain along with high quality parts, an ebony fingerboard & two Seymour Duncan pickups. This guitar comes with the original hardshell case. Body: Solid body double cutaway electric guitar. This instrument has a translucent finish stain which was a...
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