Empire Guitars RI
Empire Guitars
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1964 Epiphone Olympic

$1,250
Summary: Like its Gibson-made sibling, the Melody Maker, Epiphone’s Olympic is a one-time beginner’s model that is now coveted for it’s stripped down vintage vibe and relative affordability. This particular Olympic has all the old-school tone and style you want, with some modern mods that make it a sweet and giggable player. Body: Slab mahogany double-cut with sunburst nitrocellulose finish....
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1973 Gibson SG Standard with Bigsby

$2,200
Summary: This 1973 SG is all original and in amazing shape. With a factory-fitted Bigsby and two screaming humbuckers, this is a vintage rock machine in found-under-the-bed condition. Body: Slab mahogany double-cut with cherry nitrocellulose finish. Neck: Solid mahogany with volute. Unbound rosewood with small block inlays. Slim taper neck profile. Electronics/Hardware: Two covered...
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Rick Maguire Pre-Meridian Double Cut

$2,500
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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Scott Walker Custom with Kimock Preamp

$4,000
Summary: This guitar is a custom build from the hands of luthier Scott Walker. Walker has a reputation for his skill and attention to detail, which is on full display in this gorgeously carved, balanced and sonically magnificent instrument. Body: Carved solid flame mahogany. Offset body style. Dark translucent satin finish. Neck: Bird’s eye maple bolt-on with a medium C profile. Satin...
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2015 THORN Grantura "The Regal"

$4,000
Summary: A custom one-off build from boutique luthier Ron Thorn, this guitar is reminiscent of the Gibson BB King model, but with a smaller body. It’s a beauty and you’re never gone find another one! Body: Curly maple laminate top, back and sides. 14.75” body width. Semi-hollow construction with no f-holes. Full length maple and spruce centerblock. Raven Black finish. White multi-ply binding...
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2013 ASHER T Classic

$2,400
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

$5,000
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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2014 Nik Huber Custom Orca ’59 "Fat Back"

$5,000
Summary: A beautiful and highly customized Orca '59 from Nik Huber guitars, featuring many options not available on the standard model. Body: Custom “Fat Back” extra thick Mahogany back with belly carve. Eastern maple top in semi-gloss Charcoal Burst finish. Neck: Solid Madagascar rosewood neck. Ebony fingerboard with black pearl trapezoid surround inlays. Pickups/Hardware: Harry Haussel...
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Fender® CIJ ’69 Reissue Paisley Telecaster®

$1,100
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®

$1,300
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

$1,699
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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1978 Ibanez Artist 2617

$1,550
Summary: During the late 70s, Ibanez produced a series of extraordinarily well-built guitars from master craftsmen. Breaking away from the copies they’d focused on previously, the Artist series saw Ibanez’s design and build mentality come into its own. This Artist 2617, which suggests a Les Paul and an SG while departing radically from both, is a superb example of the artistry coming out of the...
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2004 Taylor XXX-MS 30th Anniversary: number 33 of 250

$2,600
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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2015 Martin D-35 Brazilian 50th Anniversary: number 67 of 100

$4,250
Summary: One of a very limited run of D-35s produced by Martin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the model, this guitar features a rare Brazilian rosewood back center wedge and headstock veneer and bears an interior label personally signed by C. F. Martin IV. This is a beautiful and highly collectable instrument. Body: Dreadnought 14-fret body style. Solid Madagascar rosewood sides and...
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1996 Heritage Golden Eagle

$3,750
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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2007 Fender® Custom Shop 50s Closet Classic Telecaster®

$2,199
Summary: A beautiful Custom Shop Tele with a hand-selected lightweight ash body and big neck. A perfect marriage of vintage looks and modern playability. Tone for days. Body: Lightweight Ash. Black lacquer finish with light relic. Neck: Quartersawn maple. ’57 Soft “V” shape. Medium jumbo frets. 9.5” radius. 25.5” scale length. 1.65” nut width. Pickups/Hardware: Twisted Tele neck pickup...
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1972 Gibson Les Paul Standard ’58 Gold Top

$6,750
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

$6,000
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

$1,999
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

$3,250
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

$2,800
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

$2,300
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

$1,450
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

$3,500
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

$9,750
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

$5,400
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®

$1,549
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

$1,750
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

$2,600
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

$4,500
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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