Empire Guitars RI
Empire Guitars
Providence, RI
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1962 Fender® Jazz Bass®

Summary: The early year (1960-1962) Jazz Basses are some of the most iconic and desirable instruments on the vintage market. This particular bass just missed getting the Holy Grail concentric volume and tone knobs, but it does have its original (and still functional!) felt tipped string mutes. For the collector or player looking for a true thoroughbred to add to their stable, it really doesn’t...
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1978 Gibson RD Artist

Summary: The RD Artist was introduced in 1978, after two years of development (RD stands for Research and Development). The design was born of Gibson's desire to tap into the developing synthesizer market, as well as to compete with the new electronics being used by makers such as Alembic. To do so they collaborated with none other than Bob Moog to design their own state-of-the-art circuitry. The...
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1984 Gibson Designer Series Flying V

Summary: This Flying V is one of Gibson’s “Designer Series” of limited-run custom finished guitars released for a short time in the mid-eighties. It sports style 31t, one of three special finishes available for Vs that year. It’s ivory finish with stylish pin-striping accentuates the V’s aggressive lines. Body: Alder. Nitrocellulose finish, Designer Series style 31t (ivory with black and...
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Rick Maguire Pre-Meridian Double Cut

Summary: This gorgeous and expertly crafted guitar was built by Rhode Island luthier Rick Maguire and is a rather rare and truly boutique instrument. Body: Multi-laminate through neck construction of exotic tonewoods. Solid body double cutaway Alembic-style body shape. Gloss finish. Neck:Multi-laminate through neck. Slim C profile. Wood-bound fretboard with diamond-shape...
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2013 ASHER T Classic

Summary: The Asher T Classic is inspired by the classic Telecaster guitars of the 1950s and is designed to embody all the classic tones, contours, and lightweight feel, with Asher’s unique and balanced offset body shape. Body: Swamp ash with comfort cut. Metallic blue finish. Neck: Birdseye maple with thin clear nitro finish. Late 50s soft V profile. 25.5” scale length. 1 5/8” nut...
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2009 DeTemple Spirit Series '52

Summary: The DeTemple ‘52 is built the way the original solid body was meant to be. Michael DeTemple’s guitars capture the elusive qualities found in only the most desired 1950s era instruments. Each guitar is handcrafted using Mike’s own proprietary methods and tone-improving techniques. Body: Light-weight swamp ash. Neck: Quarter-sawn flame maple. Full ’52 Reverse Taper Soft V profile....
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Fender® CIJ ’69 Reissue Paisley Telecaster®

Summary: Unpopular models upon their initial release in 1968, growing demand for the original Pink Paisley and Blue Floral Telecasters throughout the late 70s and 80s led Fender to reissue them in 1985. Crafted in Japan, these reissues have become desirable collectables in their own right. Body: Single cutaway solid basswood body. Pink paisley finish. Neck: Maple with maple fretboard and...
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Fender® Artist Series “James Burton” Telecaster®

Summary: Guitarist James Burton has played with a virtual who’s who of country and rock luminaries since the fifties, from Elvis Presley to Elvis Costello. Through it all, Burton has favored the Fender Tele as his axe of choice, earning himself the nickname “the Master of the Telecaster.” His was the first signature Telecaster model, and today’s James Burton Telecaster is as fiery as ever,...
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1976 Univox Eagle Bass

Summary: Released as a Bicentennial model, the Eagle bass resembles a Precision bass, but with a narrower Jazz bass style neck and a large Eagle ornately carved into the top of the dark-stained body. Made in Japan during the adventurous heyday of Japanese luthiery, this is an extremely rare and super cool bass; it would be hard to find another instrument that more fully expresses the spirit of...
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2004 Taylor XXX-MS 30th Anniversary: number 33 of 250

Summary: This limited edition guitar commemorates 30 years of Bob Taylor’s innovative guitar-building artistry. The always-popular combination of a Sitka spruce top and Big Leaf maple back and sides is elevated to a higher level with this outstanding model. Expressive revoicing creates a wide array of timbres with a large dynamic range and outstanding sustain, perfect for flatpicking, fingerstyle...
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1996 Heritage Golden Eagle

Summary: The Golden Eagle is Heritage’s flagship guitar, one of the finest and most collectable carved archtops on the market today. This particular example plays beautifully and is in great shape, making it highly desirable to the serious player or collector. Body: Single cutaway solid carved spruce top. Solid carved curly maple back and solid curly maple rim. Multiple white bound top and...
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1972 Gibson Les Paul Standard ’58 Gold Top

Summary: Although Gibson dubbed this model a ’58, it is in fact a reissue of the Les Paul from 1954, and an impressively accurate one at that. With a solid (no pancake) body, a long tenon neck and no volute, this guitar erases the more egregious sins of 70s Gibsons, offering the buyer an instrument that compares favorably to its original at a much more accessible price. Body: Single sharp...
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Nik Huber Orca Korina

Summary: Nik Huber Orca brings a new twist to the traditional form with a slightly thinner body and a longer scale. The classic combination of tonewoods and traditional method of construction make this guitar spring to life out of the fascinating merger between vintage values and modern-day quality. This particularly special Orca, made of coveted Korina wood and featuring deluxe inlays, comes in...
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1961 Gibson ES-125TC

Summary: This ES-125 is a straight up vintage tone machine. No frills and all thrills from one punchy, soulful P-90 on a great-looking, lightweight maple body. Body: Single cutaway, thin-line archtop body. Bound maple ply top, back and sides. F-holes. 16 ¼” across lower bout. Sunburst finish. Neck: Mahogany set neck. Unbound rosewood fretboard with dot markers. Gold “Gibson” silkscreen on...
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1981 Gibson ES-347

Summary: Introduced as a replacement for the slowly-waning ES-345, the Gibson ES-347 TD was produced between 1978 and 1991. Its semi-hollow body sported coil-tapping was generally brighter and had a far better sustain than others in the series due to a number of factors, including its brass nut. This 347 is a unique model and has tons of character. Body: Dual cutaway semi-hollow design. Arched...
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2014 Taylor 818e

Summary: Taylor’s Grand Orchestra has proven that a big-bodied guitar can also be responsive and versatile. The 818e showcases rosewood’s rich tonal dimensions in a bold and complex package. For solo performers or scaled down acoustic acts whose guitars do the work of a backing band, the 818e offers a multi-dimensional stage partner. Body: Grand Symphony body shape. Solid Sitka spruce top with...
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1985 Fender® D'Aquisto Standard

Summary: Released as the flagship models of Fender’s “Master Series” in the eighties, these high end archtop jazz guitars were designed by acclaimed luthier James D’Aquisto and built to his exacting specifications in Japan. Body: Full hollow body. Maple arched top, arched back and sides. Multi-ply bound top and back. Single cutaway. Neck: Three-piece maple with bound rosewood fretboard....
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Ernie Ball Music Man Classic Stingray 4

Summary: The Classic Stingray pays tribute to the original Music Man designs from the mid to late 1970's with added modern refinements. Body: Solid ash slab body. High gloss Ivory finish. Neck: Bird’s eye maple with rosewood fretboard. Aged finish. 34” scale length. 7.5” radius. 1 5/8” nut width. Pickups/Hardware: Music Man® humbucking with Alnico magnets. Two band EQ plus volume...
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1965 Gibson ES-330 TD

Summary: Introduced in 1959 to replace the discontinued ES-225, the 330 features the silhouette of the iconic 335, but is fully hollow and equipped with two punchy P90s. Body: Thin-body, double cutaway, fully hollow maple-ply. Bound arched top and back. F-holes. Tobacco sunburst nitrocellulose finish. 16″ across lower bout. Neck: Mahogany set neck with bound rosewood fingerboard. Joins...
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1970 Gibson Johnny Smith Double

Summary: The Gibson Johnny Smith introduced the world's first floating humbucking pickup when it debuted in 1961. It also resurrected the classic X-braced top, a design used by Gibson in the 1930's. The visual design of the Johnny Smith is drawn from a number of top-of-the-line models, such as the L-5C and the Super 400. Body: Hand-carved, X-braced solid spruce top; solid maple back, sides...
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1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior

Summary: A great-playing, early example with tons of character. Body: Mahogany single cutaway slab body. Yellow to brown sunburst finished top, brown back and neck finish. Gibson logo and "Les Paul Junior" silkscreened on peghead in gold Neck: One-piece mahogany. Rosewood fretboard with dot fret inlays. Bone nut. 24.75” scale. Pickups/Hardware: 1 soapbar P-90 pickup with black cover....
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1968 Fender® Mustang®

Summary: The Mustang was created as a mid-line model between the student grade DuoSonic and the professional Telecaster. This CBS era example is a nice playing vintage guitar. Body: Alder offset body. Olympic white finish. Neck: Maple with rosewood fretboard and pearloid dot markers. Short (24”) scale. Larger CBS era headstock. Pickups/Hardware: Two single coil pickups. Tremolo bridge....
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2007 Rickenbacker 4003

Summary: The modern reissue of the classic Rickenbacker bass - famous for its ringing sustain, treble punch and solid low end. Body: Single bound solid maple dual cutaway. Maple-glo finish. Neck: Maple through-body with Walnut headstock wings. Single bound lacquered rosewood fretboard with triangle inlays. 33 1/4'' scale. 1 11/16'' nut width. Pickups/Hardware: Two single-coil...
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1916 Gibson A4

Summary: A classic vintage mandolin from the golden age of American instrument building. Body: Symmetrical A style shape. Ivoroid bound arched spruce top. Inlaid rosette and bound oval sound hole. Arched back. Black finish on top; dark stain on back, sides and neck. Neck: V-shaped mahogany. Ivoroid bound ebony fretboard with pearl dot fret markers. Pickups/Hardware: Ebony bridge. 4 in a...
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Bourgeois Custom Slope D

Summary: Top quality materials and top-notch construction meet in a beautifully light, beautifully responsive guitar. This particular Bourgeois comes in a high-end Calton case. Substantial protection for a special instrument. Body: Slope-shouldered dreadnought shape. Solid Adirondack spruce top. Solid flamed mahogany back and sides. Flamed mahogany binding on top and back edges. Sunburst...
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2007 G&L Phylllis Model "Blondie"

Summary: This G&L is number 74 of a limited edition of 100 guitars produced in 2007 in honor of Leo Fender’s wife, Phyllis. Featuring a specially blended custom “Blondie Blonde” finish and pearl accents, and hand-signed by Phyllis herself on the back of the neck, this is a beautiful, versatile and unique instrument for the player or collector. Body: Two-piece swamp ash. Custom blended "Blondie...
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1976 Fender® Precision Bass®

Summary: As the first production model bass guitar, the Fender Precision bass was revolutionary upon its introduction in 1951. This 1976 model holds to a tried and true formula of an ash body, maple neck and single pickup: simple, stylish and full of tone. Body: Three piece solid ash. Neck: One piece maple neck and fretboard with black dot markers. 34” scale. Pickups/Hardware: Single...
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~1935 Gibson L-50

Summary: A desirable prewar Gibson archtop. Classic vintage looks and sound at an obtainable price. Body: Grand auditorium body size. 16 1/4” width at lower bout. Carved spruce top with sunburst finish. Dark-stained maple sides and arched back. White ivoroid bound top and back. Neck: Big round mahogany neck. Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Adjustable truss rod. “Gibson” script...
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2012 Bourgeois Luthier’s Choice Custom Small Jumbo

Summary: Bourgeois Guitars is pleased to offer a series of instruments showcasing Dana’s love of fine tonewoods and his personal sense of visual style. The Luthier’s Choice Custom series (LCC) is a collection of guitars individually designed by Dana, featuring extraordinary tonewoods in one-of-a-kind custom packages. By definition and design, these guitars cannot be custom ordered, nor can they...
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1954 Epiphone Zephyr

Summary: A classic full-bodied archtop with a big, warm sound. Body: Arched Maple body with arched maple top. 17.375" wide at lower bout. Sunburst nitrocellulose finish. 1-ply body & neck binding. Neck: V shaped set mahogany neck. Rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl notched-block inlays. Metal “Bikini” peghead logo plate. Epiphone branded tuners. 25.5" scale. 1.68" nut...
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