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1957 Gibson J-200N

A dazzling Gibson J-200N from 1957, in superb original condition. We find on this jumbo all the elements that probably make it the most emblematic of its kind among the pantheon of Gibson guitars in the 20th century, the King of the Flat-Tops: the first appearance of the Gibson Super Jumbo dates back to 1937, when it was introduced to Hollywood star Ray Whitley, omnipresent in film productions...
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1985 Jean-Pierre Favino #956bis

Magnificent steel-string jazz model built by Jean-Pierre Favino bearing the original label, #956 bis from 1985, in very good condition. Built to order, this guitar obviously draws largely on the Modèle #10, which has always been central to the production of the Favino house, heard on many albums and seen in the hands of the greatest. There are, however, several elements that make this...
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1961 Gibson ES-335TDN

Exceptionally rare Gibson ES-335TDN from 1961, in stunning original condition. Here, we are touching on something that is almost sacred for all those who have Gibson deeply at heart. Since its introduction in 1958 as the founding model of a new generation of "made in Kalamazoo" instruments, the Gibson ES-335 unanimously represents the quintessence of the semi-hollowbody electric guitar, no...
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1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom

An exceptionally beautiful 1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom which belonged to Richie Faulkner, in very good condition. This Black Beauty comes straight from the second period of Les Paul production, which started again in 1968 after a 7-year hiatus. True to its lineage, this instrument sports the Gibson logo with the 5-piece split-diamond inlay on the headstock, the block inlays on the ebony...
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~1950 Di Mauro Special Chorus De Luxe

A beautiful Special Chorus De Luxe jazz guitar, made by Antoine di Mauro in Paris around 1950. The Chorus is probably the most recognizable of the models produced by the Di Mauro family, which found it's way into the hands of countless French musicians throughout the 40s and 50s, from Henri Salvador to Jacques Brel, including a young Sacha Distel whose first guitar is said to have been a...
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1983 Paul Fischer Concert Guitar #501

1983 Paul Fischer Concert Guitar #501 20% off
Splendid concert guitar built by English luthier Paul Fischer, bearing its original label on the bottom, signed and numbered #501, manufactured in Oxon, United Kingdom in 1983. Here is a guitar full of grace and refinement, very light-weight and made from sumptuous woods. After working alongside luthier David Rubio, several of whose guitars produced during this period of collaboration bear a...
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1954 Gibson Les Paul Junior

1954 Gibson Les Paul Junior, in exceptional original condition. Here is a Junior in a condition which is increasingly uncommon to come across, from the first year of production, one of the most simple yet elegant electric guitars ever designed. As its name suggests, the Les Paul Junior was the starter model in the line bearing the American musician’s name in the 1950s, with a single P-90...
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1977 Jacques Favino Gitan #560

Superb Favino model n°10 Gitan bearing a Jacques Favino label, manufactured in 1977, in very good condition. This instrument was created just a few months before Jacques Favino’s gradual withdrawal from his workshop in 1978, after three decades of self-employed activity as a luthier-artisan – times are changing in the street workshop de Clignancourt, as evidenced by the signature of his son...
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1959 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins

A stunning 1959 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins, in very good condition. Less then 2 years after the creation of the Filter’tron, Gretsch starting equipping their seminal 6120 model with this new breed of pickup as a remplacement for the DeArmond single coil used up until that point. The basic model is essentially the same, but this change marks a move from Chet Atkins’ yakety country style over to a...
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1959 Gretsch 6130 Round Up

An exceptional Gretsch 6130 Round Up, in very good condition. A true cowboy’s guitar that has a lot more to it than what first meets the eye. First of all regarding the aspect of the guitar, one could say it would be perfectly suiting in the hands of a rodeo halftime show performer: the nicely aged Orange lacquer finish, the bridge saddles reminiscent of the shape of spurs, the belt buckle...
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1969 Fender Telecaster

1969 Fender Telecaster, in very good condition. This late sixties model has been superbly preserved since it left the Fullerton factory over half a century ago. We find on the guitar a number of characteristics tying it to the beginnings of the CBS era, which started 4 years earlier when the audiovisual giant bought up Fender: the new logo in black and bold letters which, according to Fender...
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1968 Fender Telecaster w/ Factory Bigsby

Fender Telecaster Factory Bigsby from 1968, in very good original condition. A fine example of a late ’60s Telecaster with a factory fitted Bigsby tremolo, perhaps one of the more interesting ideas CBS was able to implement after its acquisition of Fender three years prior. Paul Bigsby had designed a version of his « True Vibrato » specifically for the Telecaster as early as 1953, but Fender...
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1969 Fender Esquire

1969 Fender Esquire, in excellent original condition. This beautiful and rare model comes from the same line as the Fender Telecaster – the two are almost identical, with the exception of their electronics. Where the Telecaster has 2 single coil pickups, the Esquire only has the bridge pickup with an alternate wiring scheme: in the 1st position of the selector, the signal passes through a...
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1965 Fender Stratocaster

1965 Fender Stratocaster left-handed model, certainly a unicorn among the already scarce L-serial Fenders of the mid 60s. This guitar has all the characteristics of what could be called a transitional model following the acquisition of Fender by CBS, among the last models to carry an L serial number. The guitar comes to us as it left the factory 58 years ago, with the sole exception of the...
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1965 Fender Stratocaster

1965 Fender Stratocaster, in superb condition. Here is a very nice example of what could be considered a transitional model between the old and the new Fender after the takeover of the Fullerton manufacturer by CBS, among the last instruments to carry an L serial number. Release of the factory in the summer of 1965, only a few months after the change in owners, the guitar comes to us as it...
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1964 Fender Stratocaster

1964 Fender Stratocaster $1,000 off
Stunning 1964 Fender Stratocaster, in very good original condition. Today, the mere mention of an L-series Stratocaster is enough to arouse the desires of all fans of this model, both for their nostalgic aspect since they are the very first Fender guitars to be directly imported into France in the early ’60s, and for their prominence in a period that would see the Fullerton-based manufacturer...
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~1920 Lyon & Healy Koa Wood Soprano Ukulele

~1920 Lyon & Healy Koa Wood Soprano Ukulele $500 off
A stunning 1920s Lyon & Healy soprano ukulele. This rare model was built following the same specifications as 5K ukuleles, Martin’s state of the art / no expense spared instruments of the same period. The top, sides, back and neck are made from beautifully figured koa wood, the binding and inlays are decorated with mother-of-pearl. This instrument has been restored to exceptional cosmetic and...
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1958 Fender Stratocaster

An exceptional 1958 Fender Stratocaster, in very good condition. The body is dated from March 1958, and has a beautifully preserved sunburst with plenty of red colour left in it. The maple neck is dated from April 1958. Both tone pots have been changed, volume pot is an original 1957 part. The guitar weighs in at around 7.3 lbs. The pickups, plastic parts and hardware all appear to be...
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1933 Selmer Maccaferri Concert Harp #279

A very rare Selmer Maccaferri Concert Harp #279 from 1933, in good condition. This guitar may seem rather unusual to modern day musicians, but this format stems from a long line of instruments, of which harp-guitars may be latest representative. Added to the traditional guitar body, the upper horn-like bout and the headstock are extended in order to host three extra bass strings – this...
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1971 Fender Telecaster Rosewood

Stunning Fender Rosewood Telecaster from 1971, in exceptional condition. This model, unique among Fender instruments due to its all-rosewood construction, is the production version of a prototype popularized by George Harrison. Back in the late 60s, Don Randall, the director of Fender Musical Instruments at the time, had it in his mind to pursue the Fab Four and win them over to Fender by...
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~1890 Alejandro Roca Classical Guitar c.1890

A beautiful little model made by and bearing the label of Alejandro Roca Y Hermanos, in Valencia near 1890, in very good condition. Depsite its small size, this instrument has a great sound projection which, along with its short scale of only 600 millimeters, makes it a real joy to play. The guitar is very well built, with a spruce top and rosewood sides and back. It has rather elaborate...
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~1939 Siro Burgasi D-Hole Gypsy Jazz Guitar

A rare guitare built in the late 1930s by Siro Burgassi, one of the lesser-known figures of French-Italian origin luthiers based in France. At the start of his career, Burgassi worked for Bortolo Busato's instrument manufacture, namely building banjo necks. As a matter of fact, many other gypsy-jazz guitar luthiers started off working for Busato, among which Favino. After his stint at...
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~1950 Di Mauro St Louis Blues

Circa 1950 Di Mauro St Louis Blues gipsy jazz guitar, in very good condition. This guitar, built in the « Petite Bouche » style, bears the name of French luthier Antoine Di Mauro stamped behind the headstock. Spruce top, maple back and sides. The instrument has been beautifully restored, complete professional setup done at our workshop. Comes in a modern soft case. International shipping...
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1951 Selmer Petite Bouche #859

Selmer Petite Bouche from 1951, numbered #859. This example has been very well preserved, in excellent condition considering the age of the guitar and the use it saw. It has its "S" stamped tuners and tailpiece, spruce top and rosewood ply sides and back. What makes models from this very late period such as this guitar special is that the necks were made of Brazilian rosewood instead of...
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