Empire Guitars RI
Empire Guitars
Providence, RI
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Mon-Fri 10am-7pm EST Sat 9am-6 pm EST Sun Closed

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We ship to select international locations. International shipping can become quite expensive. We will not falsify value on customs forms EVER! Please don't ask.

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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2009 Martin D-18 Custom

Summary: This is an incredibly responsive and lively Dreadnaught that the Martin Custom shop has given us. Very similar to a D-18 but labeled as “The Podium” this guitar gives us all the volume and projection that we come to expect and love from a Dreadnaught but this particular model has a much thinner neck which feels really comfortable. It ships in a nice Martin TKL hardcase. Body: ...
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1983 Gibson Les Paul Custom

Summary: This is a stunning Gibson Les Paul Custom from 1983 in a nicely yellowed-with-age Alpine White finish. It is all original and has been inspected, set up and restrung by our luthier with a new set of 10s. The thin profile neck feels incredible with its dark ebony fretboard, MOP block inlays and nice big frets. The “Tim Shaw” humbucker pickups sound sweet and full with tons of chime...
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1959 Supro Triple Tone

Summary: The Supro Triple Tone was only made for about a year so this beauty is super cool & super rare. The solid-body electric guitar has an interesting vinyl material wrapped around the whole body instead of finish, a nice fat neck and 3 dynamite sounding fat single coil pickups. It has some scuffs and scratches but is totally functional and plays great. Body: Solid body single cutaway...
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1990 Rickenbacker 360-12

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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1980 Tokai Silver Star

Summary: This is a beautiful Japanese made Tokai Stratocaster copy with a wonderful candy apple red finish and maple neck. It is crazy how close to a real ‘70s era Fender Strat this feels and it is every bit as awesome. This instrument was made in the early 1980’s ships in its original red leather gigbag and it is in really good shape! Body: Solid body electric guitar with a Stratocaster...
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1987 Fender American Standard Stratocaster

Summary: This is a 1987 Fender USA Stratocaster with a rare & beautiful Gunmetal Green finish & lots of natural age from being played & loved throughout the years. Body: Solid body single cutaway electric Stratocaster guitar with a lovely & nicely aged Gunmetal Green finish. Neck: Maple neck with dot inlays, 22 frets, 25.75” scale length, 1 11/16” nut width, original Fender tuning keys,...
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2019 Gibson Les Paul 1960 Wildwood

Summary: (From Wildwoodguitars.com)- “Gibson's original "Burst" Les Pauls are perhaps the most sought-after, legendary vintage guitars of all time. They are renowned for their beauty and snowflake-like uniqueness. After all, each one had a different level of flame in the maple top, and each finish received a different amount of UV light, which drastically changes the finish. So, no two are...
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Aria Pro II LC-1000

Summary: This is a beautiful example of Arias craftsmanship in the 70’s. This Aria is a Les Paul style guitar with all the high class appointments you would expect to find on an LP Custom. The beautiful tobacco burst finish contrasts with the gold hardware and block inlays in an epic combo. It’s an extremely responsive and resonant instrument that really rivals the Gibson from this era in...
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1963 Fender Stratocaster

Summary: Very little changed about the Stratocaster for the production year of 1963. Sales were still extremely strong, and the Stratocaster continued to etch out its place as the one of the world's most popular and iconic instruments. Some very minor changes seen in 1963 include a subtle shift in the shape of the pickup selector switch and a change in the location of the pickguard screw above...
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1996 Ibanez S540 FM Custom

Summary: The Ibanez S540FM was produced in Japan by “FujiGen” and it features a flame maple top & back on a mahogany body, bolted to a maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard. This instrument was introduced in 1992 and this serial number dates this guitar to 1996. Body: Flame maple top & back on a mahogany body with a slim “S” style body profile. Neck: Fully bound and razor thin maple...
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2018 Gibson Thunderbird Bass

Summary: The Gibson Thunderbird has the classic reverse body and headstock design as originally introduced in 1963 as Gibson's first neck-through-body bass design. The traditional 9-ply mahogany/walnut neck through body construction provides a thundering low end response and a piano like sustain. The narrow nut width and rounded neck profile neck feels both fast and intuitive. The Thunderbird...
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1985 Squier Stratocaster

Summary: This Stratocaster is not only an eye catcher, but it’s an incredible player as well. Japanese Squires are highly regarded for their excellent quality, so in order to keep up with their Japanese competition Fender moved production to Japan in the early ‘80s. The neck of this body is made by Squire Japan, but the body is made by Allparts and features a custom “Marty Bell” silver sparkle...
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1966 Fender Mustang

Summary: Introduced just before the CBS takeover of Fender, the Mustang was part of a redesign of Fender's line of student level guitars which included the Duo-sonic and Musicmaster. The Mustang offered somewhat more sophisticated electronics than earlier student guitars and also featured a 24-inch scale length. This particular Mustang is in great shape, all original, sounds fantastic and...
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2018 Fender Classic Series '60s

Summary: This is a fantastic rendition of a ‘60s Stratocaster that Fender MIM has given us. It has great vintage voiced pickups and phenomenal finishes like this one finished in eye catching Lake Placid Blue. This guitar is a great player and ships in a nice gigbag. Fenders website has this to say about this Classic Series model- “For guitarists who must have original-era Strat® sound, look...
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2014 Nash S-63

Summary: (from NashGuitars.com) Our S63 introduces the vast palette of colors from the heyday of the 1960's car culture. Alder body and rosewood fretboard, 3-ply pickguard in White. This particular S63 has a beautifully aged white finish and it comes with the original super-nice gold alligator skin Nash hard-shell case. Body: Solid alder body with lots of wear & tear that was done in the...
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Robin Ranger

Summary: This Robin is a fantastic Strat style guitar with excellent sounding Rio Grande single coil pickups and elegant body binding. The flame maple neck has a great profile that feels right at home in the hand as well as looks beautiful. Made is Texas with the finest materials and craftsmanship; this is a very special instrument that could very well become your number one. It’s in...
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2019 Reverend Greg Koch Gristlemaster

Greg Koch Signature Gristlemaster Inspired by Greg’s extensive vintage collection, but jam-packed with modern innovation. Based on a classic T-style body, we made it a bit larger, added a raised center ridge, and placed a chamber under the pickguard, all for tons of sustain and resonance. Of course, the guitar is equipped with the Fishman Greg Koch Signature Gristle-Tone pickups – hum-free,...
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1982 Rickenbacker 360/12

Summary: The Rickenbacker 360-12 was introduced as 12-string version of the 360 in 1964, along with a number of cosmetic and hardware updates to the series. Similar to many Rickenbacker guitars, the 360-12 has been released in a number of variations over the years with changes in cosmetic details and hardware. Also like other Rickenbackers, the notoriety of this guitar was greatly enhanced by...
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Taylor Custom 214CE

Summary: Crisp white binding on a full-gloss, all-black body highlights the contours of this eye-catching all-black 200 Series Deluxe Grand Auditorium. A solid Sitka spruce top helps project clear, balanced tone, and a Venetian cutaway broadens your tonal range by offering easy access to the upper register. When you’re ready to plug in, Taylor’s proprietary Expression System electronics will...
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2018 Nash S-63

Summary: (from NashGuitars.com) Our S63 introduces the vast palette of colors from the heyday of the 1960's car culture. Alder bodies and rosewood fretboards are standard, though ash and maple may also be used. 3-ply pickguards in White, Mint, Tortoise, Black and Pearl add to the wide variety of looks of our most popular S Model. This particular S63 has a beautifully aged sunburst finish with...
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Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin

Summary: With the soul of a 1950s archtop, the 5th Avenue is a true vintage spirit of yesterday with today’s level of modern playability. With more projection & volume in the low/mids than traditional acoustic archtop guitars, the dynamically rich tone of the 5th Avenue makes this sophisticated instrument a dream to play but not a nightmare on your wallet. The Godin 5th Avenue now makes the...
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1981 Ibanez MC-350

Summary: With only 84 ever made, this is the pinnacle of collectable Ibanez guitars as well as one the highest quality guitars Ibanez ever made with its neck through construction and Ibanez Super 88 Tri-Sound Humbuckers offering loads of sustain and a wide range of sounds. This is a stunning instrument in its quality, playability, sounds and aesthetics which is why some of the greats have...
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1982 Gibson 30th Anniversary Les Paul

Summary: Making its debut in 1982, this gorgeous Gold top was created to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Les Paul. Designed to look more like a '57 or '58 model with a pair of Pat No. humbuckers & featuring a 30th Anniversary logo in the 19th fret inlay. An exceptional piece, with superb tone & playability. Professionally inspected & set up by our in house luthier, this beautiful...
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2011 Fender American Standard Telecaster

Summary: This USA made Telecaster is a fantastic player with a beautiful ash body and upgraded custom shop pickups. The neck feels comfortable and broken in, while the pickups bring articulate sustain and classic Fender twang. This guitar shows some minor wear but is in overall fine operating condition. It ships in a nice Fender gig-bag, fully padded and insured! Body: The body is made of...
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2014 Gibson Les Paul Standard 120th Anniversary

Summary: The Gibson Les Paul Standard 2014 Electric Guitar celebrates Gibson's 120th Anniversary in style. It has the classic feel and looks we have come to love about the Les Paul but with a lot of added modern features. It has a mahogany body with modern weight relief, flame maple top and a super comfortable asymmetrical mahogany neck with a '60s slim taper. The compound radius rosewood...
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~1972 Guild Tornado

Summary: This Ovation Tornado is an incredibly resonant and responsive hollow body guitar. The slim C-shaped neck profile is comfortable and easy to navigate, while the Brazilian rosewood fingerboard is smooth and easy to maneuver. This one is sure to have you playing for hours at a time. Professionally inspected and setup by our in-house luthier. It is in great condition and plays fabulous...
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Godin A4 Ultra Fretless

Summary: With your Godin A4 Ultra fretless semi-acoustic bass guitar in hand, you've got a lot more than just rich, organic bass tones under your fingers. In addition to Godin's custom saddle transducers for vibrant acoustic bass tones, the A4 Ultra packs a Lace Sensor electric pickup for traditional electric bass sounds. Factor in Godin's Synth Access 13-pin output, which lets you connect...
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1995 Gibson Les Paul Classic Plus

Summary: This 1995 Gibson Les Paul Classic Premium Plus has some minor wear but is in fantastic player condition, all original and complete with the original hard-shell case. Featuring a figured maple top with translucent amber finish, the Premium Plus was the highest tier Classic available, initially only offered from 1993-97. Designed with the 1960 Sunburst Les Paul as the starting point,...
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1991 Dobro Square Neck

1991 Dobro Square neck w/ohsc Summary: This 1991 Square-neck Dobro has just been set up and restrung by our in house guitar tech. We cleaned the sound-well and cone, and tensioned the screw in the spider bridge just right for optimal sustain and volume! It is in overall great shape and sound superb for bluegrass, country, blues or Hawaiian. It ships in its original hard shell case which...
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Soma One of a Kind

Summary: Joel Amsden, the owner of Soma, is a professional guitarist, as well as a highly regarded guitar and amplifier technician. His 20+ years in the field provides valuable insight into the expectations of working musicians. This real world experience, coupled with Joel’s life-long obsession with the electric guitar, is the basis for all of the research and development used to design and...
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