Empire Guitars RI
Empire Guitars
1-877-558-9264
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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2010 Gibson LPR9

$6,000
Summary: This Custom Shop R9 is in excellent used condition with no noticeable playwear and a beautiful orange burst flame maple top. It has just been inspected, setup and restrung with a new set of 10s by our in-house guitar tech and it plays beautifully with low action and a straight neck. It ships in its original Gibson Custom hard-shell case with COA and case candy. Body: Solid...
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1959 Gibson ES-225

$5,500
Summary: It is very rare to see a guitar from the 50s in this great shape! There are no breaks, cracks or major blemished to mention. The original pickups sound phenomenal and the original tailpiece/bridge has been replaced with a much more functional trapeze tailpiece and floating bridge. This rarity has just been inspected, set up and restrung with a new set of 11 gauge strings and it plays...
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1959 Gibson ES-225

$5,500
Summary: It is very rare to see a guitar from the 50s in this great shape! There are no breaks, cracks or major blemished to mention. The original pickups sound phenomenal and the original tailpiece/bridge has been replaced with a much more functional trapeze tailpiece and floating bridge. This rarity has just been inspected, set up and restrung with a new set of 11 gauge strings and it plays...
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Squier Classic Vibe 1970's Stratocaster

$329
Summary: This Classic Vibe ‘70s Strat has just been setup and restrung by our in-house guitar tech with low action and a straight neck! This Classic Vibe Stratocaster plays beautifully up and down the rosewood fingerboard. This guitar has barely any signs of use and zero fretwear to mention. Body: Solid 3 piece body with natural finish to show off the grain lines. Topped off with a...
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1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior

$8,799
Summary: One of the greatest Rock and Roll guitars of all time, the Les Paul Junior! This Junior is from 1955, has a nice beefy neck, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and one of the more stunningly rich and deep sunburst finishes we have seen on a Junior from the ‘50s. There is plenty of weather checking in the finish and just the right amount of wear through the finish in a few places to show...
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2019 Fender Custom Shop '59 Heavy relic Stratocaster

$3,199
Summary: Fenders Custom Shop continues to make stellar recreations of their famed ‘50s and ‘60s instruments. This Sherwood Green ‘59 Heavy Relic has that great vintage look with some unique modern twists. The roasted maple neck adds stability and has a rich dark color, the AAA rosewood fingerboard is really easy to navigate thanks to the jumbo 6100 fretwire and 9.5” radius. The anodized...
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1985 Martin D-3532

$1,149
Summary: In an attempt to offer lower priced instruments, Martin's line of Shenandoah guitars were built in Japan and then shipped back to the Martin factory in Nazareth PA for painting and final assembly. The practice of bi-continental production eventually met its demise and Shenandoah's were produced entirely in Japan their final 3 years from 1994-1996. This Martin was made in 1985 and was...
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2002 Fender Custom '59 Esquire

$3,099
Summary: This Custom Shop Esquire has been fitted with a Fender Custom Shop “Nocaster” neck pickup but comes with the original pickguard that is not routed for a neck pickup. It is in excellent used condition with a very subtle relic and beautiful 2 tone 50s style sunburst over ash body. Our in-house guitar tech has just setup and restrung this guitar with a new set of 10s and it plays...
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1995 Fender Telecaster Plus

$2,750
Summary: Made between the years of 1989-1995, this souped up Telecaster offered some very modern features for the time, while sticking to the classic feel and look of the Tele we know and love. The coil splitting options and ultra-clear Lace Sensor pickups seem at home on the beautiful Crimson Burst ash body and maple neck. This guitar has been inspected, setup and restrung by our in house...
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1961 Fender Stratocaster

$27,500
Summary: Slab board fingerboard, clay dots, weather checked 3-tone sunburst and a figured maple neck, it hardly gets better than this 1961 Fender Stratocaster! This Strat was played in its day but it was never abused and clearly cherished and cared for. The original frets are a little worn but the neck feels and looks beautiful with tremendous playability and unrivaled vintage tone from the...
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~1966 Gibson B-15

$800
Summary: This vintage Gibson is such a great player. The neck profile feels similar to an old Gibson electric and the small mahogany body produces a crisp “parlor guitar” esc tone but with great projection and note definition for a ladder braced instrument. It is in great vintage shape, is all original and the frets have just been professionally leveled crowned and polished. This beauty is...
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2012 Squier 1960's Classic Vibe Stratocaster

$499
Summary: This is a very rare Squire Classic Vibe 60s Stratocaster with matching headstock in stunning Lake Placid Blue! It has just been setup by our in house guitar tech and it plays beautifully up and down the neck with low action and smooth narrow tall frets. It is in excellent condition and does not appear to have been played much if at all. Body: Solid body Stratocaster finished in...
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2016 Nash S-67

$1,999
Summary: Beautifully reliced 3-tone sunburst Nash S-67 with fantastic sounding Lollar pickups and dark rosewood fingerboard. Our in-house guitar tech has just setup and restrung this guitar with a new set of 10s and the action is nice and low. Ships in its original hard-shell case. Body: Solid body Strat with reliced 3 tone sunburst. Neck: Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, large...
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1978 Gibson Les Paul Artisan

$4,999
Summary: The Gibson Les Paul “Artisan”- highly appointed and inlayed with pre-war era heart and flowers and flashy gold hardware, this one is a stunner. Its’ 3 patent number humbucker pickups sound stellar and the tobacco-sunburst finish ties in the vintage look, all framed in by a multi-ply w/b/w binding which has yellowed considerably with age. There’s some wear through the finish on the...
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1937 Martin 00-17

$5,250
Summary: This pre-war Martin 00-17 is a beautiful mahogany guitar with scalloped X bracing and one of the sweetest small bodied tones you just have to hear. It does not appear to have ever had or needed a neck reset or the bridge re-glued and the original saddle and nut are untouched! This is a very rare trait for an instrument that’s over 80 years old. The action is a bit on the higher side...
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2002 Fender '63 Relic Telecaster

$3,300
Summary: Vintage looks and modern playability make this Custom Shop ’63 Relic Telecaster a truly remarkable instrument. It has just right amount of tasteful relicing in its Lake Placid Blue nitrocellulose finish, a modern 9.5” radius rosewood fingerboard and superb sounding ’63 Custom Shop pickups. It has just been setup and restrung by our in-house guitar tech and ships in its original...
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2014 Fender AVRI '56 Stratocaster

$1,849
Summary: The American Vintage '56 Stratocaster is based on the 1956 specifications, including a "soft V" neck profile, period correct headstock, pickguard and vintage-style tremolo. It features three American Vintage '56 single coil pickups. Our in-house guitar tech has just inspected, set up and restrung this Fender with a new set of 10s, the action is low, the neck is straight and the frets...
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1967 Gibson Melody Maker D

$2,399
Summary: This vintage Gibson Pelham Blue Melody Maker D SG has some of the coolest weather checking in the finish and is playing beautifully thanks to a professional refret and setup! It ships in a cool vintage Ibanez brown hard-shell case full packed, padded and insured. Body: Double cutaway SG body with Pelham Blue finish which has aged nicely over the years and checked beautifully as...
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1964 Gretsch 6119 Chet Atkins Tennessean

$3,899
Summary: One of the coolest and most-beloved guitar models we see coming through the shop is the classic Gretsch Tennessean model. This model is arguably most famous for being the guitar George Harrison of the Beatles played in the film “Help!” as well as countless live performances. It sports a hollow laminated maple single cutaway body with a gorgeously thin brown walnut nitrocellulose finish...
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1965 Fender Stratocaster

$23,000
Summary: Few things compare to a real deal vintage Fender Stratocaster! This Strat has been well cared for all of its life but was obviously played quite a bit….evident by the well-worn feeling neck. The neck feels incredible, the grey bottom pickups sound phenomenal and the original frets still have tons of life left in them. Our in house guitar tech just replaced a few of the stripped and...
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1982 Peavey T-27

$750
Summary: Peavey made some excellent sounding and playing guitars in the 80s with quality USA craftsmanship and slick designs. This Peavey has a small stable crack at the end of the fingerboard but it has just been inspected, set up and restrung by our in house guitar tech and has been deemed a fantastic instrument that will hold up for many more years like Peaveys are known to do. It ships in...
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1982 Peavey T-30

$600
Summary: Natural finished hardwood body, 3 blade single-coils and all made in the USA! These Peaveys are excellent instruments made with high quality components and craftsmanship. Our in house guitar tech has just set this one up with low action, straight neck and strung it up with a new set of 10s. It plays beautifully up and down the 23 ½” scale length maple neck. Ships in its original...
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1980 Peavey T-60

$850
Summary: Very cool USA made instrument with high quality components, select tone-woods and excellent playability. This Peavey was just setup with low action by our in house guitar tech and restrung with a new set of 10s, it plays great all the way up and down the neck with nice tall frets that have plenty of life left in them. It ships in its original hard-shell case. Body: Solid body...
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1966 Rickenbacker 330/12

$6,600
Summary: This vintage Rickenbacker has an incredibly impressive sound when played acoustically and that classic sweet Rick sound when plugged in with its original “toaster” pickups. It is all original and plays beautifully all the way up and down the fretboard. It has just been inspected, set up and restrung with a new set of Ernie Ball strings and the action is low and comfortable. It ships...
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Diasonic 2 Pickup

$199
Summary: This Japanese made guitar is very reminiscent of the Tiesco/Guyatone electric guitars being produced in the 60s. It has a great feeling neck which is straight and fully adjustable via the end of heel truss rod adjustment wheel. The frets are in fantastic shape and the pickups have a cool clear single coil twang. This guitar has just been fully gone over by our in-house guitar...
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Ibanez ART120QM

$279
Summary: This Ibanez is in excellent used condition and has just been professionally setup with low action and restrung with a new set of 10s. It plays beautifully up and down the rosewood fingerboard and look stunning with its block inlays and blue burst finish over flame maple. Body: Single cutaway solid body with high gloss translucent blue burst finish over flame maple top. Neck: ...
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Madeira EB-400

$499
Summary: This Madeira is a really great vintage bass. Made in Japan, Madeira was Guilds overseas brand, built with quality materials and a really high level of craftsmanship. This bass has one P-Bass style pickup, volume, tone and a nice full neck profile topped off with a dark rosewood fingerboard. It has just been setup with low action and a straight neck and feels and plays great. It even...
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1972 Gibson ES-335 TDW

$5,299
Summary: This 1972 Gibson ES-335 TD is in fantastic vintage condition with some normal play wear but no structural issues, visible repairs or modifications. It features the walnut brown finish and rare Gibson embossed pickup covers which were a short lived feature to the early 70s. It has just been setup by our in house guitar tech with low action, a straight neck and restrung with a new set...
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Goldtone CC-50

$359.99
Summary: From Goldtone- “The Cripple Creek CC-50 is an entry-level banjo designed for easy learning, specifically designed to play effortlessly, sound great and be affordable. The openback CC-50 is ideal for "old time" or folk-style banjo playing. The hard maple neck and maple rim, guitar-style tuners, geared fifth-string tuning peg, single coordinator rod, straight-line tailpiece, rosewood...
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1979 Fender Stratocaster

$2,200
Summary: This Strat plays as good as it looks! The mocha brown finish has aged nicely over the years and has a nice translucent dark wine red hue. This Strat is a hardtail so the strings mount through the body like a Telecaster and does not have the “Synchronized Trem” associated with most Stratocasters. This design makes for a guitar with more sustain, better tuning stability and tighter...
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