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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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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1976 Fender Stratocaster

Summary: This 1976 Fender Stratocaster has a ton of tone & lots of character. The finish is checking all over the body & it looks awesome when you hold this instrument in your hands. This vintage Fender plays wonderfully & it has that real old school Fender sound. Body: Solidbody electric guitar with a worn but very cool blonde finish. Neck: Maple neck with a maple fingerboard, black...
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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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1987 Fender AVRI 52 Reissue Tele

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 1987 and comes with a tweed hard shell case, ashtray pickup cover, an extra pickup selector switch, an extra 6 saddle bridge replacement piece, and an original...
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2007 Taylor SBC-2

Summary: The Taylor Custom Electric Guitar brings the company's innovative spirit to the world of solidbody electric instruments. Taylor designed the Custom Electric Guitar from the ground up with original 3/4-size humbuckers, a sleek aluminum bridge, contoured ergonomic single cutaway body design, and a beautiful figured walnut top. Appointments include mother-of-pearl diamond neck inlays and...
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2006 Fender Eric Johnson Signature Strat

Summary: Any guitarist who marvels at the breathtaking sonic artistry and peerlessly pure tone of Texas Strat® virtuoso Eric Johnson will also marvel at the Eric Johnson Stratocaster Maple guitar. Johnson is famously meticulous in crafting his tone, and every facet of the guitar is designed to Johnson's own detailed specs, from the specially voiced pickups to the extra-contoured neck and body to...
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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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2015 Eady EG Pro

Summary: This is a 2015 Eady EG Pro guitar with a serial # of 15-010. I talked with Matt Eady & this was the 10th guitar he built in 2015. This instrument looks amazing with a deep flame on the top and it sounds and plays great. Body: Flat-top, solid body, 13" lower bout, 1 3/4" body depth, Double Cutaway. This top is select flame maple and the back is Genuine Honduran Mahogany. Gloss...
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2016 Gibson Les Paul ES

Summary: This 2016 Gibson Les Paul ES is a lightweight tone machine – the perfect marriage of a Les Paul & an ES-335. The actual model # on the paperwork says “ESLP16FBNH1” and the serial # is 11666752. Body: Semi-hollow body with 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple top, back & rims. The top, back & the neck are all fully bound with beautiful cream binding. Neck: Mahogany neck with a nut width of...
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1994 Gibson Nighthawk Special DSN3

Summary: Gibson started the “Nighthawk” family in 1993 incorporating radical changes from the traditional Gibson Les Paul design. The Nighthawk still uses a traditional mahogany body with a maple top, however, this series of guitars added some Fender-like traits such as the 5 way switch, single coil pickups & a thinner body. This 1994 Gibson Nighthawk looks incredible & it plays and sounds great....
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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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1964 Gibson SG Junior

Summary: Like the Les Paul Junior before it, the SG Junior was a simple version of the SG introduced as a student-level guitar in 1961. The SG Junior used a single P-90 pickup and single-piece bridge/tailpiece. Body: Dual cutaway mahogany solid body electric guitar. Neck: Mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard. This guitar has 22 frets and dot inlay markers on the fingerboard. This SG has...
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2002 Paul Reed Smith McCarty

Summary: The PRS McCarty model pays homage to a legacy of innovation. As the President of Gibson during a true golden era of guitar building (1950-1966), Ted McCarty was a pioneer of the electric guitar and musical instrument industry. In the late 1980’s, Paul Reed Smith called on Ted to consult with him on guitar design and production techniques. He not only served as Paul’s mentor but became a...
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1987 Rickenbacker 350

Summary: This is a very cool 1987 Rickenbacker 350 with a wonderful aged white finish. This instrument does show some wear & tear and lots of checking from years of being played & loved. The original white white finish has yellowed a bit with age as is common with these guitars. We spoke with Rickenbacker about this instrument & they told us that this guitar was made in September of 1987 in White...
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2017 Paul Reed Smith McCarty 594 Soapbar

Summary: McCarty 594 models were designed to rival the best vintage instruments, meticulously spec’d with a 24.594” scale length, Pattern Vintage neck carve, tweaked Phase III locking tuners with modified collars and set screws, and a two-piece zinc bridge. Soapbars are one of the most classic pickup designs and add another tonal option for players that is at once incredibly familiar and...
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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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2007 Paul Reed Smith McCarty Korina w/Brazilian Fingerboard

Summary: This is a 2007 PRS McCarty Korina with a Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard. This instrument has a serial # of “7 126197” and it has the “Custom Built for USA only” printed on the back of the headstock – we will only ship this guitar to a customer in the USA because this instrument was produced using Brazilian rosewood. This instrument has a great feel, beautiful tone & it comes with the...
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1973 GUILD S90

Summary: The S-90 was Guild’s alternative to the Gibson SG. This instrument looks, plays & sounds amazing and it comes with the original Guild hardshell case. Body: Solid-body mahogany. Neck: Mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard & dot inlays. This guitar has 22 frets & the frets are in good shape with lots of life left in them. The nut width is 1 5/8” and the scale length is...
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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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