Empire Guitars RI
Empire Guitars
Providence, RI
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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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1979 Fender Stratocaster

Summary: This is a beautiful 1979 Fender hardtail Stratocaster in rare Sienna Sunburst. This guitar has a great body with lots of character in the ash and a nice feeling maple neck. Body: Solid body double cutaway Fender Stratocaster with a Sienna Sunburst finish Neck: Maple neck & fingerboard with dot inlays, 21 frets, 25.5” scale length, 1 9/16” nut width Pickups/Hardware: 3 single...
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1956 Gibson L-48

Summary: The Gibson L-48 was introduced after World War II as a simple archtop acoustic. There was some variation as to the wood used on the body through the '40s. This particular Gibson has been dated with the FON # that starts with “V”. This beautiful guitar is missing the original pickguard & we will ship it with an aftermarket hardshell acoustic guitar case. Body: Hollowbody archtop...
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~1970 Gibson ES-175D

Summary: This is an early 1970’s Gibson ES-175 in a wonderful wine red finish. 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...
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~1978 Aria Pro II SB-700

Summary: This is a really beautiful & powerful vintage Aria Pro II SB700 bass guitar & it comes with the original hardshell case. This heavy (over 11 pounds) bass is so solid & strong sounding that you have to hear it to believe it! Body: Solid body double cutaway – this bass has a neck through construction with a 5-piece neck and the body looks like it has 9 pieces of wood…..Maple &...
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2013 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II

Summary: This is a 2013 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II Goldtop with the original hard shell Gibson case. This instrument is in great shape and it plays great up and down the fingerboard. Body: Solid body, single cutaway Gibson Les Paul with a mahogany body with traditional weight relief and a fully bound maple top. Neck: Mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard, block inlays,...
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2011 Gibson Les Paul Special

Summary: The Les Paul Special was introduced in 1955 as a lower-end Les Paul Model. This 2011 limited edition Les Paul Special features dual humbucker pickups and a beautiful Pelham Blue finish. Body: Solid mahogany body with a single cutaway & a beautiful Pelham Blue finish. Neck: The guitar’s neck is made from quarter-sawn Grade C mahogany, carved to the fast, yet comfortable SlimTaper™...
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2010 Gibson LPR0

Summary: This is a beautiful Gibson Custom Shop LPR0 1960 Reissue with an awesome burst, the original hardshell case & the COA! This baby feels great, sounds great & looks incredible in person. This guitar has a nice weight (less than 9 lbs) and any Gibson player would love to add this guitar to their collection. Body: Solid mahogany body with a single cutaway & a fully bound plain maple...
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2007 Gibson LPR-9

Summary: This beautiful Custom Shop Gibson Les Paul is a 1959 VOS with a stunning flamed maple top & a gorgeous cherry sunburst finish. This instrument comes with the original Gibson Custom Shop hard shell case & the Certificate of Authenticity. Body: Solid body, single cutaway Les Paul guitar with a mahogany body & a flamed maple cap. The top on this Gibson is fully bound and it is also...
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1979 Gibson L-6S Deluxe

Summary: The Gibson L-6S Deluxe was made between 1974 and 1979 with less than 4000 made….This beauty is from 1979 & it has a super thin lightweight body with lots of vintage charm & really great tone & feel. This baby doesn’t come with the original hardshell case but we will pack it well & ship it fully insured. Body: Solid body maple with a single cutaway with a bass bout beveled edge & some...
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1975 Fender P-Bass

Summary: As the first production model bass guitar, the Fender Precision bass was an absolutely revolutionary instrument upon its introduction in 1951. This classic bass guitar is from 1975 & it sounds as good as it looks. The wood is beautiful & this baby plays great up & down the fingerboard. Body: Solid body, double cutaway P-Bass Neck: One piece maple neck with a skunk stripe down...
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1991 Gibson Les Paul Classic

Summary: The Gibson Les Paul Classic was developed in 1990 with the idea of making a Les Paul that resembled the old school 1960 Classic! This baby features a rare Translucent Purple finish and the original brown Gibson hardshell case. Body: Solid body single cutaway Les Paul with a mahogany body & a flame maple cap. The top is fully bound and this guitar has a rare Translucent Purple...
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2012 Spalt Sybil

Summary: Michael Spalt makes unique instruments that push the boundries and open new possibilities in the modern world. Simple controls with exquisite design. This guitar resembles a Stratocaster and it plays and sounds awesome. Body: Solid body double cutaway electric guitar with a mahogany body & a wonderfully designed Resin top. Neck: Mahogany neck with a Madagascar Rosewood...
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1996 Heritage Golden Eagle

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 looks great, 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 back....
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1964 Fender Jaguar

Summary: The Fender Jaguar was introduced as a high-end model guitar four years after the Jazzmaster. Though similar to the Jazzmaster in its offset body and lead/rhythem circuits controls, the Jaguar differed in two key ways. For one, the Jaguar used a shorter 24-inch scale length compared to the 25 1/2-inch of most Fender guitars. Additionally, the Jaguar used two thinner single-coil pickups...
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1977 Epiphone SC-550 Scroll

Summary: This rare Epiphone from the late 1970’s is a unique & awesome guitar. The longer scale length is very comfortable and the body is similar to a Les Paul. It has a super cool scroll on the upper bout & some beautiful inlay on the headstock with pearloid block inlays on the fingerboard. The brass nut & high quality pickups give this baby a super strong sound & it plays and sounds...
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2016 Fender Stratocaster

Summary: This is a beautiful 2016 Fender American Standard Stratocaster in Olympic White with a maple fingerboard. This was one of the last American Standard Stratocasters made before Fender started production of the American Professional series. This baby is in great shape & it ships with the original hard shell case! Body: Solid body Alder, double cutaway Stratocaster with an Olympic White...
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1965 Fender Mustang

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 with a killer Olympic White finish that has aged to a nice yellow. This guitar has the original pickups & the original pickguard & it comes with a G&G Fender hardshell Mustang case. Body: Alder offset body. Aged Olympic...
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1950 Gibson L-50

Summary: This long-running Gibson archtop went through several design changes in the '30s and '40s including changes in hardware and body dimensions. Like other Gibsons, there was also some inconsistencies in production during World War II. From 1949 onward, the model stayed large the same. This particular guitar is from 1950 & it has a beautiful vintage look & feel. The tuning keys have been...
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2005 Warwick Thumb BO 4 String

Summary: The Warwick Thumb bass is one of the most Iconic Warwick instruments of all time and it has gained loyal fans from all around the globe. The German-made, super high-quality instrument features unique tone-woods, great electronics, heavy duty frets & a hardshell case. This baby is from 2005 and it is in pretty good condition. Body: Solid body double cutaway electric bass made of...
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~1968 Galanti Grand Prix

Summary: This rare Italian made electric guitar features a futuristic offset body, push button switches, cool tuning keys & a classic vintage sunburst finish plus the original hardshell case. Galanti has a long tradition of making quality accordians & they jumped into the guitar business during the 1960’s guitar craze but it fizzled out by the late 1960’s and these guitars are getting harder and...
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1977 Gibson Les Paul Artisan

Summary: The most standout feature of the Norlin-era Les Paul Aritsan is its unique flower inlay designs. This model was produced with either two or three pickups -- the three pickup version usually demands a higher price. This particular Gibson is the 3 pickup model from 1977 with a beautiful walnut finish & a non-original hardshell case. Body: Solid body electric guitar with a fully bound...
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1974 Fender Telecaster Custom

Summary: For the love of Keith! With a wide-range humbucker at the neck and a traditional single-coil bridge pickup, this Telecaster Custom is a versatile workhorse with a great played-in look. Body: Natural-finished ash (refinished). Neck: Flamed bird’s eye maple neck. Three bolt neck plate. Bullet truss rod. Black dot fret markers. 21 frets, 25.75” scale length, 1 9/16” nut...
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1973 Fender Jazz Bass

Summary: The Fender Jazz bass was introduced in 1960 as a higher-end alternative to the Fender P Bass – the J Bass used closer string spacing, a thinner neck profile at the nut & two punchy single coil pickups to give the player more tonal range and a comfortable thin neck. Body: Offset-waist contoured solid body with a worn but beautiful mocha finish. Neck: Fully bound maple neck with a...
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2005 Paul Reed Smith Custom 24

Summary: The Custom 24 is the quintessential PRS guitar. This iconic instrument was the first model that Paul Reed Smith brought to the public at PRS Guitars’ first Winter NAMM show in 1985 and has been a top seller ever since. This particular PRS is a 20th Anniversary Custom 24 from 2005 with the special “Birds in Flight” inlays, a flame maple 10 top, older style locking tuning keys & tons of...
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1965 Guild CA-100

Summary: This rare Guild CA-100 has a wonderful sunburst finish, a rare De’Armond Guild Award Model pickup (likely a special order from Guild), florentine cutaway, replacement Schaller clear button tuning machines and it sounds & plays great. The serial # dates it to 1965. Body: Fully bound top & back, archtop & arched back hollow-body electric guitar. Neck: 3-piece...
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2012 Gibson Les Paul Special

Summary: The Les Paul Special was originally introduced as an affordable student model but the classic simple design has become a favorite & has stood the test of time. The P-90 pickups were often taken out & replaced with the warm, rich, thick Humbucker pickups so Gibson decided to put it all together in 2012 & give you the Les Paul Special “Humbucker” series….this guitar sounds and plays...
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2008 Fender Jazz Bass V

Summary: This is a 2008 Fender Jazz Bass V made in the USA! This baby has a beautiful metallic red finish, 2 single coil pickups, a maple fingerboard with a maple neck and it comes with the original Fender hardshell case. Body: Solid body double cutaway Neck: Maple neck with a maple fingerboard, 20 frets, black dot inlays, 34” scale length, 1.75” nut width. Pickups/Hardware: 2 USA Jazz...
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2008 Gibson 1960 VOS Reissue

Summary: Built to 1960 specs – this awesome Gibson Les Paul is a dream come true for any Gibson player. This instrument features a killer “Washed Cherry” sunburst finish & the top has quite a bit of flame in it as well. This instrument COA says “LP 60 Reissue” and the Sweetwater paperwork says the model is LPR0FVOWCNH. This guitar does show some light signs of wear but overall it is in really...
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Ibanez SR4005

Summary: This solid Ibanez Prestige bass feels great, sounds powerful & it comes with the original Ibanez Prestige hard shell case. This bass features a mahogany body with a 5-piece neck, Bartolini pickups, Monorail IV bridge system, Power Curve EQ and it was made in Japan! Body: Mahogany solid body double cutaway Neck: 5 piece Bubinga/Wenge bolt on neck with black Gotoh tuning keys, 24...
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1983 Fender P Bass

Summary: As the first production model bass guitar, the Fender Precision bass was an absolutely revolutionary instrument upon its introduction in 1951. The Precision or P Bass evolved throughout the ‘50s with changing electronics, body shape, and cosmetic details. This black beauty is from 1983 and it gives you that classic, simple, legendary precision that a P-Bass is known for. This bass also...
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