Empire Guitars RI
Empire Guitars
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1978 Fender® Jazz Bass®

$2,999
Summary: A great-playing, super clean example of an iconic bass. Body: Offset-waist contoured alder body with three color sunburst finish. Neck: Maple with bound rosewood fretboard. Block inlays. 34” scale. Electronics/Hardware: Two single-coil pickups. Two volume and one master tone control with black knobs. Open-gear “Fender”-stamped tuners. Chrome bridge and pickup covers. Treble-side...
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1970 Dan Armstrong Lucite Guitar w/3 interchangeable pickups

$4,500
Summary: From Keith Richards to Greg Ginn to Dave Grohl, the Dan Armstrong has been one of the most iconic and unique guitars around. This model was produced for a short time between 1969 and 1971. Its most innovative features are its see-through Lucite body and removable pickup. Body: Solid clear Lucite. Neck: Maple bolt-on. Rosewood fretboard with small dot inlays....
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2014 Gibson Limited Edition SG Standard 24

$949
Summary: Constructed with the classic tonewood combination of a mahogany body and mahogany neck topped with a rosewood fretboard, this SG ups the ante with extended fret access (a full two octaves!) and its versatile combination of a Firebird mini humbucker in the neck and Toni Iommi Humbucker in the bridge. Expanding on this guitar's already versatile and dynamic tone, push-pull pots give you...
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Collings I-35 LC

$3,199
Summary: When crafting instruments designed to be used electrically at higher volumes, the resonant qualities of a guitar need a high degree of focus to achieve some of the classic semi-hollow guitar tones. The I-35 LC is the first of a line of laminate instruments designed to respond acoustically in perfect harmony with their electronics. Voiced for superior response and tone, the I-35 LC...
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Riggio Custom Guitars Tango BG

$1,699
Summary: Based on a classic design originally launched in 1950, the Riggio Tango represents a timeless tool capable of covering all kinds of sonic territory. From country, to rock, jazz and beyond, this "T" style instrument appeals to all kinds of players for its signature twang, pop and vibe. Joe's attention to detail, exceptional craftsmanship, and inspired passion for vintage instruments has...
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~1990 Fender® MIJ Pink Paisley Stratocaster®

$1,099
Summary: This is a super cool Paisley Strat from the original run of the series. It features a unique hybrid of a seventies-style neck and a ’68 style Pink Paisley finish. A great playing and desirable MIJ Fender. Body: Basswood Stratocaster body. Pink Paisley finish. Neck: Three-bolt maple C-shape with maple board. Large 70’s style head stock with bullet truss rod....
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~1960 Valco Airline Res-O-Glass ¾ Scale

$925
Summary: This rare short scale (22 1/4") instrument was produced by Valco in Chicago, who produced the famed fiberglass "Res-O-Glass" instruments under the Supro and National brand names. The "Airline" name was exclusive to the Montgomery Ward catalog. This is a genuine, USA-made guitar with two powerful Supro single coil pickups. Body: Res-O-Glass (fiberglass) in red with white rubber seal....
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1968 Epiphone Casino

$4,750
Summary: The Casino is Epiphone’s most iconic model, exceeding its Gibson counterpart, the ES-330, in popularity amongst players and collectors alike. This beautiful cherry red example is a snappy vintage classic. Body: Hollow thin-line maple body. Single-ply bound top and back. Cherry nitrocellulose finish. Neck: Mahogany set neck with a medium-slim profile. Rosewood fretboard with...
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1965 Fender® Jazzmaster™

$5,000
Summary: Once you play this all original 1965 Jazzmaster, you’ll know it’s the real deal—pure vintage tone and feel. Body: Alder offset contour body. Three-tone sunburst finish. Neck: One-piece Maple bolt-on neck.Unbound veneer rosewood fretboard with pearl dot markers. 25.5” scale. 7.25” radius. 1 5/8” nut. Pickups/Hardware: Two original Jazzmaster single-coil pickups in white plastic...
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1956 Guild® CE-100

$1,750
Summary: While Guild’s famous Slim Jim T-100 was designed as a student model, the upscale full-body CE-100 was a decidedly more professional instrument. This example is a beautiful early Hoboken-built jazz box with tons of character and tone. Body: Fully hollow body with single sharp cutaway. Maple back and sides. Arched bound maple top with f-holes. Sunburst finish on top; mahogany stain on...
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1962 Gibson ES-330 TDC

$4,500
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. Cherry nitrocellulose finish. 16″ across lower bout. Neck: Mahogany set neck with bound rosewood fingerboard. Joins body at 15th...
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2004 Gibson B.B. King Lucille

$3,250
Summary: When B. B. King was playing ES-335s and 355s, he used to stuff the f-holes to eliminate feedback. When it came time to design his signature guitar, his first request was to get rid of those f-holes, and “Lucille” was born. With a fine tuner tailpiece, a semi-hollow design with no f-holes, multi-ply binding and Varitone circuitry, the Gibson “Lucille” model is just like B. B.'s. Body:...
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1962 Fender® Jazz Bass®

$13,500
Summary: The early year (1960-1962) Jazz Basses are some of the most iconic and desirable instruments on the vintage market. This particular bass just missed getting the Holy Grail concentric volume and tone knobs, but it does have its original (and still functional!) felt tipped string mutes. For the collector or player looking for a true thoroughbred to add to their stable, it really doesn’t...
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1978 Gibson RD Artist

$2,750
Summary: The RD Artist was introduced in 1978, after two years of development (RD stands for Research and Development). The design was born of Gibson's desire to tap into the developing synthesizer market, as well as to compete with the new electronics being used by makers such as Alembic. To do so they collaborated with none other than Bob Moog to design their own state-of-the-art circuitry. The...
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Rick Maguire Pre-Meridian Double Cut

$1,999
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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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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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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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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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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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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