Empire Guitars RI
Empire Guitars
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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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2013 Martin HD-28V

$2,499.99
Summary: The most popular Vintage Series model, the HD-28V is a modern re-creation of the classic herringbone Dreadnought. Channeling legends like Hank Williams, this guitar carries a distinct prestige that can only come from the Vintage Series collection. Body: Dreadnought body size with a solid sitka spruce top and East Indian rosewood back & sides. The top is fully bound with the classic...
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1979 Music Man Sabre

$2,499.99
Summary: Music Man described the Sabre bass as follows in their 1982 catalog: "The Sabre bass offers tremendous flexibility to suit individual playing styles, action characteristics, and string selections. Incorporating many of the same quality features described with the Sting Ray, the Sabre bass is meticulously crafted to provide exceptional tonal range and control. As with the Sting Ray....
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2013 Gibson Hummingbird TV

$2,499.99
Summary: The Gibson Hummingbird stands as one of the most iconic acoustic guitars of all time. This square-shoulder dreadnought is most commonly found with mahogany back and sides and a distinct cherry sunburst finish. Its distinct style and well-rounded tone has been favored by players like Keith Richards and Sheryl Crow. This particular Gibson Hummingbird is part of a limited run of guitars...
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2011 HOFNER 500/2 Club Bass

$1,999.99
Summary: The 500/2 Club Bass was introduced in 1964 as an alternative to the increasingly popular 500/1 Violin Bass. It was aimed at players who wanted the unique Höfner bass sound but who didn't want to look like Paul McCartney! The body had been in production since 1954 but only as a guitar. It was a fairly simple production decision to put the Violin Bass neck into a Club body and create a...
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1999 Fender Stratocaster

$699.99
Summary: This purple sparkly Stratocaster appears to be somewhat of a parts guitar. The neck is a 1998/1999 Fender Deluxe Stratocaster neck with a rosewood fingerboard. The body looks like a real Fender and it has an awesome finish, noiseless Fender pickups, cool knobs that match the colors of the body and a pearloid pickguard. This one is a real looker! This guitar ships without a case but we...
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2005 Fender '62 Reissue P Bass

$999.99
Summary: The Fender American Vintage '62 Precision Bass is as classic sounding and resonant as the original. Following its introduction in '51, the P Bass went on to dramatically influence the way we play and hear music, impacting every genre in every decade since. The '62 Precision pays tribute to this landmark instrument as it starts its second decade. It features accurate detailing in...
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2006 Taylor 455

$1,499.99
Summary: The Taylor 455 12-string Jumbo acoustic guitar has ovangkol back and sides that add some shimmer and warmth to your sound, along with an old reliable: the sitka spruce top. Thanks to its large but comfortable body, the 455 can really project and serve up some serious tone, along with the typical jangly quality of a 12-string. Body: Jumbo acoustic with a solid spruce top & ovangkol...
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1968 Epiphone FT79N Texan

$1,999.99
Summary: The Epiphone Texan FT-79 is an earlier Epiphone guitar, an answer to the brand's '40s flattops. Right after Gibson bought Epiphone in '57, the company redesigned those '40s flattops to incorporate some of the design elements of the Gibson J-45, like a sloped shoulder and a shorter scale length, giving birth to what they eventually renamed the Texan. This mahogany-bodied, spruce-topped...
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1975 Martin D-35

$1,699.99
Summary: Introduced as part of the new 35-series in 1965, the D-35 was similar to the D-28 in its use of Rosewood for its back and sides. Key differences between the two dreadnoughts include cosmetic styling and binding details, as well as the use of a three-piece back on the D-35. Like other Martins, a major point of differentiation for the D-35 came in 1969 when Martin began the transition...
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1969 Gibson J-50

$1,999.99
Summary: After a brief appearance in 1942, the J-50 was reintroduced in 1947. The J-50 is essentially the same guitar as the iconic J-45 but with a natural instead of sunburst finish. As such, the changes in specifications between the two models have been more or less identical through their history. This particular J-50 has a serial # of 875758 that dates it to 1967. Body: Sloped shoulder...
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2015 Takamine P7DC

$1,699.99
Summary: The Takamine P7DC is a powerful dreadnought acoustic/electric guitar that combines tradition with contemporary refinements. This guitar features a solid spruce top with “X” top bracing and solid rosewood back & sides. Body: Dreadnought acoustic with a solid spruce top and rosewood back & sides and a Venetian cutaway for easy access to the upper reaches of the...
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2008 Rickenbacker 360

$1,749.99
Summary: The Rickenbacker 360 is considered one of the most iconic Rickenbacker guitars of all time. Both the 12-string (360-12) and 6-string version of this guitar helped define pop music in the '60s - most notably as used by the Beatles. Introduced in 1958, the 360 was given a thinner body in 1961 and a new control and pickguard layout in 1963. In 1964, the body was updated with more rounded...
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2012 Giffin Vitka

$1,499.99
Summary: Roger Giffin is a guitar-maker for the stars…..Giffin has built for Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle, Mark Knopfler, Andy Summers, David Gilmour, and many others. Giffin also ran the Gibson Custom Shop in California for many years before striking out on his own. Now producing his own models under the name Giffin Guitars, he designed the “Vitka” that was built by a group...
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1990 Rickenbacker 360/12

$2,249
Summary: Few sounds are more evocative of the classic period of popular rock than the electric jangle of the Rickenbacker 12-string. Body: Semi-hollowbody, double cutaway. This guitar has a maple body with a maple neck & a rosewood fingerboard. Neck: Solid maple through-body neck. 24 3/4'' scale. 1.63'' nut width and a 1.931" width at the 12th fret. Lacquered rosewood fretboard with...
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Supro Coronado II

$749
This Supro Coronado is the only one we have left - no tremelo - plays great & sounds great but it has been on the floor and it has been played..... Free shipping in the USA! Historic Reissue The Coronado II is a reproduction of the two-pickup, wide-body Supro electric guitar that was first manufactured in the early 1960s. The Coronado II reissue mates a chambered body with a...
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Supro Coronado II with Vibrato

$749
The Coronado II Vibrato is a reproduction of the two-pickup, vibrato bar-equipped, wide-body Supro electric guitar that was first manufactured in the early 1960s. The Coronado reissue mates a chambered Mahogany back with a newly-developed, composite “Acousti-glass” top. This updated construction preserves the instrument’s signature aesthetics and timeless sound while improving its semi-hollow...
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Supro Black Holiday

$699
The Black Holiday is an all-new Supro instrument, based on the Chicago-made, reso-glass guitars of the 1960s. While the vintage Supro instruments were constructed entirely of fiberglass, our updated construction technique mates a newly developed composite “Acousti-glass” top to a chambered mahogany back for greater semi-acoustic resonance and tuning stability over the originals.
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1966 Gibson ES-330 TD

$4,250
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. Ice Tea sunburst nitrocellulose finish. 16″ across lower bout. Neck: Mahogany set neck with bound rosewood fingerboard. Joins body...
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1977 Gibson ES-175D

$2,850
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

$2,200
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

$1,800
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

$3,500
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

$1,200
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

$2,750
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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1968 Fender Coronado II

$1,700
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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1989 Gibson LES PAUL CUSTOM

$2,600
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

$1,749.99
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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2008 Gibson LPR-8 Murphy Aged Goldtop

$5,999.99
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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2016 Xotic XS-3

$1,599.99
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

$1,200
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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