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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1977 Gibson ES-175D

Summary: With a fully hollow body and sharp Florentine cutaway, the Gibson ES-175 stands out as an all-time iconic jazz guitar. The ES-175 has seen some variation over the years, with different pickup and hardware configurations coming in and out of the Gibson lineup. Those with the ES-175D model number indicate the use of two pickups. Although the ES-175 is noted as a jazz guitar, it has also...
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2015 CP Thornton Legend

Summary: CP Thornton wanted to honor the legendary Gibson Les Paul & this is the CP Thornton “Legend”. Les Paul style body with 2 humbuckers and a ton of tone. This is a 2015 with a serial # of 437 written on the inside of the back-plate covering the electronics. Body: Solid mahogany Body with 5A Eastern Maple Top & Ivoroid Binding with B/W/B Purfling. The top of this guitar is fully bound –...
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2014 Swope Geronimo

Summary: The one that started it all. An offset alder bodied double cut. Featuring the O.G. pickups, (Original Geronimo), Swope’s original humbucking design – full voiced with a wonderful clarity. A 5-way switch allows for a very versatile tone pallet. Positions 2 and 4 combine one coil from each pickup, one position is in parallel mode for a hum-free single coil-ish vibe, the other position is...
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2007 Melancon Master Artist

Summary: Behold one of the most beautiful instruments we have ever seen – this Melancon Master Artist has a serial # of 03-1294. This guitar is a set-neck mix between a tele & a les paul. It looks like it would weigh a ton but it is actually pretty light – only around 7.25 lbs. The wood features are intense & this guitar plays & sounds great. I called Melancon Guitars & they tell me that they...
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soloway Swan P-90's

Summary: This is a “Soloway Swan” with 2 P-90’s and a simple but attractive glossy red finish stain that still allows you to see the wonderful mahogany wood grain. Body: Mahogany double cutaway solid body guitar. Neck: Mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard & dot inlays. This is a 27” scale length! This guitar has a nut width of 1 11/16”. The frets are in great shape & have a lot of...
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1964 Epiphone FT79N Texan

Summary: This legendary guitar has a wonderful solid spruce top with lots of character & age – this guitar sounds like it could have been in the studio when the Beatles recorded “Yesterday” in 1964….. Body: Acoustic sloped shoulder / dreadnought style guitar. This guitar has a solid spruce top with mahogany back & sides. The top & sides on this guitar are fully bound. Neck: This guitar has...
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2012 Gibson LPR-0

Summary: This is an awesome Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul R0 with a beautiful Cherry Sunburst finish. Body: Mahogany single cutaway body with a maple cap. Neck: Fully bound mahogany neck with a solid Indian rosewood fretboard and block inlays. The nut width is 1 11/16th. The frets look great with no divots and lots of life left. Pickups/Hardware: Two burst-bucker pickups, 2 volume knobs,...
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1968 Fender Coronado II

Summary:  Built as an upgrade to the Coronado I, the Coronado II Bass added binding to the F-holes, block inlays, and a second pickup at the bridge position. The Coronado II Bass used a Maple body and neck and a Rosewood fingerboard. Production on these basses lasted until 1972, as the entire hollow-body Coronado line was phased out. Body: Double rounded cutaway semi-hollow fully bound maple...
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Summary:  This Gibson Les Paul Custom is from 1989 and it sounds great & plays very easily. Body:  Solid body electric guitar – fully bound mahogany body with a maple cap. Neck: Fully bound mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard & pearloid block inlays. This instrument has a scale length of 24.75” and a nut width of 1 11/16”. The frets do show some visible wear but they have...
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1994 Gretsch 6120SSU Brian Setzer Nashville

Summary: This 1994 Gretsch Brian Setzer 6120SSU looks and plays like a dream. This guitar stands out in a crowd and has the versatility to give you a ton of sounds. This awesome instrument comes with the original hardshell case. Body: Fully bound hollow-body with flamed maple top, back & sides with 2 fully bound F-holes. This instrument is 16” wide at the lower bout, 12.25” wide at the upper...
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2012 Gibson Les Paul Collectors Choice

Summary: Guitars in the Collector's Choice™ series by Gibson Custom bring players and collectors closer to owning a specific, existing vintage Les Paul than anything else available on the market. Through exacting study and measurement of the original instrument, precise digital scanning of the woods, and the unparalleled skill of the luthiers of Gibson Custom—all with the generous and...
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2008 Gibson LPR-8 Murphy Aged Goldtop

Summary: This is a real-deal 2008 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul LPR-8 1958 'Aged Historic' Reissue Gold Top. Only 75 were made worldwide, and this one is #42 out of 75! Pre-aged by Tom Murphy at the Gibson Custom facility and built by Master Builder Edwin Wilson – both names appear on the COA inside this awesome vintage Lifton style Gibson case with purple interior! This Goldtop has some...
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2017 Gibson Les Paul Classic

Summary:   A gorgeous gold top with modern features on a 60’s styled Les. The Les Paul Classic 2017 T riffs on the beloved guitars of the ’60s and ’70s while adding modern upgrades for tone and playability, yielding a true Classic with contemporary twists. Body:  A Grade-A plain maple top on a mahogany back with 9-hole weight relief combine for subtle beauty with enhanced resonance and...
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2010 Taylor 810

Summary: This Taylor 810 acoustic guitar has a wonderful spruce top with Indian rosewood back & sides, a beautiful ebony fingerboard & bridge, and really nice pearloid inlays on the fretboard & around the sound-hole. This guitar comes with the original hardshell case. This Taylor plays and sounds rich & warm. Body: This 810 has a fully bound spruce top with fully bound Indian rosewood back &...
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2016 Xotic XS-3

Summary: Xotic guitars are handmade in California and feature a long lasting bone nut, an oil neck finish to give the guitar that broken-in feel, Sperzel locking tuners, and a comfortable C-shaped .850” neck grip. Body: This guitar is a solid-body electric guitar with a strat-style body made of Ash. Neck: The neck on this instrument is maple with a maple fretboard, 22 frets & black dot...
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2012 Fender James Burton Tele

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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2005 Gretsch 6119 TR Tennessee Rose

Summary:  This 2005 Gretsch Tennessee Rose is a versatile jazz box with lots of beauty & a ton of tone. This instrument is in great shape & it comes with the original hardshell case. This guitar was made in Japan in December of 2005. Body: Fully bound Semi-hollow body with an arched laminated maple top & laminated maple back & sides. This guitar is 16” wide at the bottom bout & 2.5”...
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2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard

Summary: This is a 2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard with the Original Gibson hardshell case. Body:  Solid-body electric guitar with a mahogany body & a beautiful flame maple top. The top of this instrument is fully bound with a classic cream binding. Neck: Fully bound mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard & block inlays. This Gibson has a slim-taper 1960’s neck. This instrument comes...
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2016 Gibson Custom 60s Standard Historic Les Paul Lightly Aged Electric

Summary: The Standard Historic 1960 Standard Les Paul from Gibson Custom delivers the tone, looks and feel of the original ’60, slim neck Les Paul. It features hand-crafted beauty, authentic vintage Gibson tone and historic appointments plus historically accurate aniline dye, hide glue neck construction and the renown sound transference that comes with its long neck tenon. The most important...
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1969 Fender Stratocaster

Summary: Here is a great playing, sharp-looking example of a late 60s Strat. Its look is iconic with a white guard on a nicely aged sunburst finish, and so is the tone from its three coveted gray-bottom pickups (the same kind used by Strat champions Hendrix, Clapton and Gilmour to achieve their classic tones). Body: Double cutaway contoured alder. Sunburst finish. Neck: Maple with D-shape...
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2001 Gibson 59-335

Summary: This is a beautiful Gibson Custom Historic ES-335 with a wonderful glossed cherry finish. The model # on the Certificate of Authenticity is 59-335. This semi-hollow has a great feel and a rich tone. Body: Bound semi-hollow construction with Cherry maple top, back and sides Neck: Bound mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays. The nut width is 1 11/16” and the scale...
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2017 REVEREND Six Gun

Hard case available separately. ships FREE within domestic US, contact us to place an order! From Reverend Guitars; The latest Six Gun now with the new, sleeker body shape. Imagine an “S” style guitar on steroids… those familiar tones but bigger, and with a tremolo that stays in tune! This tone gun features our new Salnico single-coils featuring alnico 5 rod magnets, for a classic shimmer...
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1960 Gibson SUPER 400C

Summary:   In 1934 Gibson introduced the Super 400 as it’s top of the line acoustic arch-top guitar. This instrument was one of the last Super 400 guitars with the venetian cutaway and the 3 piece (maple / mahogany / maple) neck. This instrument is 18” wide with a spruce top and figured maple back and sides. This guitar has 7 ply top biding with triple bound back and f-holes. This...
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1967 Gibson ES-345 TDC

Summary: The ES-345 was introduced shortly after the ES-335. The ES-345 differed from the 335 in its inclusion of a Vari-tone tone selector circuit, split-parallelogram inlays, stereo output, and gold hardware. While the ES-345 was original envisioned as an upgraded version of the ES-335, classic 335s are more desirable on the vintage market. The full catalog name for the ES-345 is the...
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1965 GUILD Starfire IV

Summary: This Starfire IV is a great example of the "highly popular semi-hollow Guild classic, with a graceful double-cutaway thinline body and incomparable tone and feel" (GuildGuitars.com). Prized by many guitarists as a solid, well-crafted rocking instrument, this beauty plays and sounds dreamy. Body: Semi-hollow construction with f-holes. Laminated arched spruce top. Laminated figured...
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1968 GUILD Starfire IV

Summary: The Starfire series has been Guild's most consistently successful electric guitar line since its inception, and was by far the company's most popular electric instrument in the 1960's. This beautiful vintage instrument plays and sounds great. Body: Semi-hollow, double cutaway, laminated mahogany with a beautiful cherry red finish. Neck: Three-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany set...
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1965 Gibson ES-125 TC

Summary: “The ES-125 evolved out of the ES-100 in 1941 and was produced until 1943. Upon its reintroduction in 1946, the ES-125 changed in a number of ways including a wider body, a new P-90 pickup, and trapezoid inlays. The ES-125 was updated again in 1950 with an adjustable P-90 pickup and dot inlays. Through the '60s, a number of variations on the original ES-125 were produced including a...
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2014 Taylor 524CE

Summary: “This cutaway Grand Auditorium blends Taylor’s most versatile body style with the fundamental focus and meaty midrange of mahogany, emphasized further with the mahogany soundboard. Performance bracing uniquely optimizes the musical output of the body shape to produce more power and volume. From fingerpicking to medium strumming, your acoustic tone will be clear and direct, and it...
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Rick Maguire Meridian #29

This beautiful Rick Maguire guitar is on consignment from the builder himself. exquisite tone woods and craftsmanship combines in a truly stunning one of a kind guitar. The guitar has a few very small wear marks from being show at guitar shows but is in excellent shape and available now!!! "#029 Meridian SPECS - AAAAA tonewoods - 7lbs, 9.5 oz. - Thru-tenon neck construction -...
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1980 Fender Jazz Bass

Summary: The Fender Jazz Bass was introduced in 1960 as a higher-end alternative to the Precision Bass with closer string spacing, a thinner neck profile at the nut, and two punchy single-coil pickups. This particular Jazz bass has a beautiful natural finish and a black pickguard with Chrome hardware. This instrument has a fully bound rosewood neck and it also has the original bridge cover & the...
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