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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2018 Fender American Elite Telecaster

Summary: From Fenders website- “When Fender announced the Parallel Universe Collection in early 2018, the goal was to dive into the company's rich history and splice the DNA of classic platforms to create otherworldly hybrids. With the American Elite Telecaster HSS, that's just what happened. This limited-edition model started with the American Elite Telecaster as a base, so it boasted...
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KLH Custom Route 66

Summary: Made by master builder Kevin Heffernan of Center Stage Vintage Guitars in Indiana- this monster is one of the most unique guitars we have seen with its combination of vintage parts from old cars, vintage equipment, leather and even a built in ignition with key that works as a kill switch. This beast is going to turn some heads and possibly summon the top-hat-wearing, monocle sporting...
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2018 Gibson ES-335 TDC

Summary: Although the ES-335 kicked off with the "dot neck" in 1958, many players have always preferred the "block neck" version of the early '60s. This beautifully re-created 1963 ES-335TD includes the correct body shape with narrower horns and rolled fingerboard binding for a soft playing feel. This beauty was made in Gibsons’ Memphis Custom Shop, it’s in excellent used condition and is one...
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2013 Gibson Gary Moore Les Paul Standard

Summary: (From Guitar-List.com)- The Gibson Gary Moore Les Paul Standard is a reissue of the 2000-2002 Gary Moore Signature Les Paul model. It was introduced in 2013, two years after the death of Gary Moore. This model has no body binding, an AA flamed maple top finished in lemon burst (inspired by Moore's Peter Green Les Paul), a 1959 profile neck and an unbound granadillo (cocobolo)...
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1992 Fender SRV Stratocaster

Summary: This SRV Stratocaster is in fabulous shape and has just been setup and restrung with a new set of 10s. It ships in its original tweed hard-shell case with lots of Fender paperwork and gold trem bar. It has a nice chunky neck with a Pau Ferro fretboard which Fender has confirmed was a special request by Stevie Ray Vaughn himself. Body: Stratocaster body with 3 tone sunburst...
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2008 Squier '60s Classic Vibe Stratocaster

Summary: An affordable homage to one of the most iconic electric guitars of the past 50 years, the Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s sports updated modern features combined with vintage-inspired appointments. The result is the sound that made the Strat a stage and studio staple for generations. With three alnico single-coil Strat pickups and essential 5-way switching, you get thick, warm...
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Jackson JS22

Swift, deadly and affordable, Jackson JS Series guitars take an epic leap forward, making it easier than ever to get classic Jackson tone, looks and playability without breaking the bank. The JS Series Dink Arch Top JS22 DKA has a poplar body with arched top, bolt-on maple speed neck with graphite reinforcement and a 12”-16” compound-radius bound amaranth fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and...
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Ibanez RG-120

This Ibanez has just been setup with nice low action and a straight neck as well as restrung with a new set of 10 gauge strings and it is playing and sounding great! It has a red finish, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, 2 humbucking pickups, 3 way toggle, volume and tone and a Strat style vibrato unit bridge. The whammy bar is not included. There are a few dings around the edges, most...
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1960 Guild X-50 Granada

Summary: This Guild archtop has a nice rich tone with a satisfying bark to each note. The original Franz single coil pickup sounds fabulous in the neck position. This vintage Guild is in fine vintage condition with just a bit of honest wear and has the rare blonde finish. It is strung up with D’addario chromes and plays and sounds great. Body: Archtop guitar with laminated maple top...
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1924 Gibson A Jr

Summary: Built towards the end of the Lloyd Loar era at Gibson, this humble little mandolin is in especially nice shape for its age.  The blonde lacquer shows some finish checking and there’s some tarnishing in the nickel plating on the tailpiece, but overall it looks and plays wonderfully up and down the ebony fretboard.  These snakehead mandos have good projection and a clear crisp note...
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~1916 Vega Style N Conversion

Summary: This Vega banjo is in beautiful vintage condition and has a ton of character & charm – with a super nice tone & a hard-shell banjo case included. It was professionally converted from a tenor to a 5 string a while ago and the neck looks and feels at home on the instrument. We have a letter from a banjo expert who suspects the conversion was done by Providence Guitar and Banjo. It...
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1979 Fender Stratocaster

Summary: This Stratocaster has been heavily modified and stripped of most original parts. The Neck, body, saddles and bridge/trem are original and the tuners are vintage Fender tuners from the late 60s or 70s, likely from a mustang. Someone has routed the pickup cavities deeper and tried stripping some of the finish but gave up possibly after realizing it would be too much work. It has a...
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1989 Fender AVRI '52 Reissue Telecaster

Summary: Fender started making the first 52 reissues in 1982 in the Fullerton plant. The Southern California guitarist Ted Greene helped Fender with the design by referencing his extensive collection of old Telecasters. It has a slightly slimmer C shaped neck than you would find on a true 1952 Telecaster and a 6 saddle bridge which was included with this model. It originally came with a 3...
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1975 Fender Stratcaster

Summary: This Strat is a fantastic example of Fenders ability to make an excellent instrument in the CBS era. Its ash body is lightweight and the neck has a great worn in feel to it. The bridge pickup is the only part that is non-original. It has some signs of use but not abuse and aside from a few chips in the finish and some cigarette burns on the headstock (but no smoky smell thankfully)...
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2008 Gibson Flying V

Summary: First released in 1958, the Flying V redefined what an electric guitar could be. Gibsons’ radical V has been honored 50 years later with this limited edition Brimstone Burst 50s anniversary Flying V! With a nice mix of vintage appointments like ’57 Classic PAF style pickups and Art Deco style headstock logo, and modern features like a chamfered body edge for more comfortable feel you...
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1999 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. This Gibson was made in 1999 and is referred to as a Dot...
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2009 Gibson ES-335 ESDS335

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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2007 Gibson Les Paul Classic

Summary: This Les Paul is perfect for the player looking for a lightweight Les Paul built to 1960s specs. It is in great used condition, has never suffered any breaks, cracks or repairs and was just set up by our in house luthier with nice low action and restrung with a new set of 10s. It ships in its original Gibson hardshell case. Body: Weight relieved mahogany body with flame maple...
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1992 Guild X-170

Summary: With gorgeous flame maple top back and sides and comfortable 2 ½” body depth, this Guild makes for an excellent jazz box with balanced ergonomics and clear tone from 2 humbucker pickups. It is in immaculate condition, has just been set up with low action, strung with a new set of D’addario Chromes Flatwound 11’s strings and ships in its original high quality hardshell case. Body: ...
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2019 Taylor 214ce

Summary: From TaylorGuitars.com- “Grand Auditorium guitars from the 200 Series have always been a hit with players of all skill levels and styles, and the latest edition of the 214ce brings more of the crisp acoustic tone and smooth feel that musicians have come to expect from a Taylor. Layered Indian rosewood forms the back and sides here, with a solid Sitka spruce top that helps this guitar...
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2017 Taylor 214CE DLX

Summary: From TaylorGuitars.com- “With a solid Sitka spruce top and layered Indian rosewood back and sides, this Grand Auditorium guitar delivers a rich, nuanced tone profile punctuated by high-end sparkle and midrange punch. The patented Taylor neck and Venetian cutaway provide a comfortable playing experience across a broad range of musical styles, and with an Expression System 2 pickup and...
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~1968 Gibson ES-330

Summary: The Gibson ES-330 is a fully hollow double cutaway, meaning it lacks the center wood block found on its semi-hollowbody counterpart, the ES-335. Also in contrast to the 335, the 330 was built with a pair of P-90 pickups as opposed to humbuckers. The actual model number of this guitar is the ES-330TD: the TD stands for thinline double pickup. This particular ES 330 TD is referred to...
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2019 Reverend Charger HB

Summary:  From Reverends’ website- “A modern rock dynamo that combines humbucker power with bolt-on scale clarity. Put together big and clear rock tones, warm and round cleans, and even some percussive twang and girth, and you have a guitar that takes you to the edge.”  This Reverend is in like new condition and was only used with the upmost care.  This instrument was made in 2019 & the...
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2018 Fender 60's Relic

Summary: This Fender Custom shop Relic evokes the 60s work horse, gigged and tattered Telecaster, in all its historic glory. The Lake Placid Blue finish is checked and battered in all the right places and has a beautiful sustaining ring to it when played acoustically. The ’63 style pickups the Custom Shop winds for these 60s style guitars are among some of our favorites here at the shop and...
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1961 Gibson EB-0

Summary: Originally introduced with a slab Les Paul Junior-style body, the Gibson EB-0 evolved to an SG-shaped bass by the early '60s. This bass featured a short scale length and a single fat humbucker pickup. Gibson also released a dual pickup version of this bass as the EB-3. This particular bass was owned and played by Tom Peterson from Cheap Trick and shows a fair amount of road scars,...
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2007 Gibson ES-339

Summary: The Gibson ES-339 electric guitar draws from a multitude of sources to comprise its build: a shape similar to that of the ES-335 with a smaller body size closer to a Les Paul. The ES-339 was designed to offer the fuller sound of a semi-hollow but with the comfort and playability of a solidbody guitar. Sometimes called the Gibson Memphis ES-339, this electric was built in Gibson's...
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1973 Fender Competition Mustang

Summary: In the late 60s and early 70s, Fender did something very cool with their “student model” Mustang guitar. The Fender Mustang now had 3 slick racing stripes located by the new upper arm contour and features the same Dynamic Vibrato unit and dual single coil pickup configuration that we come to expect from the Mustang. This Fender has the beautiful Competition Red finish, veneer rosewood...
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2019 Supro Silverwood

The Supro Silverwood is a high-performance recreation of the instrument referred to as “Supro’s Finest Electric” when it was introduced in the 1960 catalog. In keeping with the flagship mentality embodied in the original model, the new Silverwood is constructed with select tone woods, ergonomic body contours and premium hardware. This 2019 Supro Silverwood is offered with a transparent natural...
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1973 Fender Mustang Bass

Summary: Introduced two years after the Mustang guitar, the Mustang Bass was the first student-level bass produced by Fender as well as the last production bass designed by Leo Fender before he left the company. Targeted towards younger players, the Mustang Bass offered a shorter 30-inch scale length as well as a lower price-point than the Precision or Jazz Basses of the mid-'60s. The split...
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1975 Fender Precision Bass

Summary: This 1975 Fender P-Bass is in great vintage condition, has a nice full maple neck and has just been set up and restrung by our in house luthier. The frets are in beautiful shape with no grooves or major wear. The pickguard is not original and one half of the pickup has been replaced but it is otherwise original and looks and plays great. It ships in its original hard-shell case....
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