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1958 Gibson ES-335

$42,000
I was tempted to call this one near mint-it's pretty close but I generally try to under evaluate condition-that way everybody is pleasantly surprised. This is a very late 58-about as late as you can get. The last 58 serial is only 130 numbers later. This one shipped on December 13th, 1958. It is super clean and all original including the frets (which are the bigger 59 type). Hardly a mark to be...
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1954 Fender Telecaster

$42,000
Incoming. Telecasters get played a lot, so finding one that's 65 years old and not heavily worn is no mean feat. Most of the black guards out there are either refinished or pretty well trashed. Folks still want them but it's a long process to find a collector grade one. This is a collector grade 54. Folks seem to prefer the 53 and 54 Teles over the earlier ones due to the more user friendly (and...
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1958 Gibson ES-335 TDN

$88,000
I talk to 335 collectors all the time and this guitar (along with a blonde 345) is often the missing link. They only made 50 blonde 335's in 1958. I figure maybe half of them are bound and half are unbound. So, figure there were perhaps 25 built. I'm sure a few didn't survive intact (refinishes, headstock breaks, etc). So, what are the chances of finding a blonde 58 unbound? Not very good. I've...
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1959 Gibson ES-335

$42,000
**HOLD**If you ask serious players and collectors what year 335 is the best of them, the answer will almost always be 1959. But all 1959's are not the same. There was a short period of time between mid May and mid June when the stars aligned and the guitar gods smiled. If you ask me what I look for in a 59 335, I'll tell you: 1. Thin top (a 58 feature that sneaks into a few guitars in mid 59). 2....
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1965 Fender Stratocaster

$14,000
Last of the small headstock Stratocasters. What I like about 65's is the fact that CBS hadn't gotten their mitts on them yet but they have the grey bottom pickups which I prefer. A month or two after this one left the factory, the big headstock appeared and the true post CBS era began. This has some transitional elements like pearl dots, transition logo and the white guard but that's just...
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2010 Three Monkeys Virgil

$4,800
This is lifted from Premier Guitar's website: Cofounded by Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, renowned guitar tech Greg Howard (who works with Aerosmith, Green Day, and Linkin Park, among others), and former Blockhead Amps mastermind Ossie Ahsen, 3 Monkeys is one of the most buzzedabout amp-makers around. The company’s latest offering—the limited-edition Virgil—is a 30-watt, two-channel, (4)6V6-powered...
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1959 Fender Super

$6,500
Even if this amp didn't belong to Walter Becker (Steely Dan), it would be an amp that you would want to own. The "middle" tweeds are all the same amp section-the neglected Pro, the hard to find Super and the über rare Bandmaster. Almost identical except for the output transformer impedance. Different ohms for different loads. The Super is probably the most practical (and lightest) of the three....
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1960 Fender Esquire

$18,000
I could go on and on about how great Esquires are (that's why I keep buying them). The slab board period is largely neglected- a lot of people don't even realize that Fender ever made a rosewood board Esquire, much less a slab. You think of an Esquire, you think of a maple board. They only made slab board Esquires for a very short time (mid 59 until early 62) and a fair number are top loaders....
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1955 Fender Esquire

$19,000
I like Telecasters but I simply never use the neck pickup (which is generally pretty awful on the early ones) But an Esquire is more than just a one pickup Tele. Without the second pickup pulling on the strings, the guitar sustains better and with the "straight out" position that bypasses the tone knob, you get the true raw power of a flat pole Tele bridge pickup. You can't do that on a Tele...
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1956 Fender Esquire

$21,000
Telecasters and Esquires are a true workingman's guitar. They don't sit in closets or under beds, they get played or they get sold to someone who will play them. This one seems to have been unusually well cared or else it was hardly played because it shows almost no player wear at all. Look at the fingerboard...almost no wear (and no dirt). The body is super clean with only a few chips here and...
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1960 Epiphone Sheraton

$14,500
If you were to ask me what guitar has the best neck profile ever made, I would tell you that an early Gibson/Epiphone Sheraton is it. It has a soft V profile measuring .85" at the first fret and .94" at the 12th. An Gibson built Sheraton (Epiphone, before Gibson, never made this model) is, essentially, an ES-355 with different pickups. The earliest ones which are crazy rare (only 12 ever made)...
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1966 Fender Vibrolux Reverb

$3,200
Vibroluxes have gotten really popular lately and with good reason. They are not terribly heavy, they have plenty of headroom but will break up at an attainable level without rattling the windows. It is only 3 lbs heavier than a Deluxe Reverb but has an extra 13 watts of output which can make a difference when you can't get your drummer to dial it back. This one is in excellent condition. It has...
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1964 Fender Pro (15")

$2,800
Want a Vibroverb but you just can't see coughing up $5000? This collector grade 1964 (Pre-CBS) Fender Pro is the same amp without the reverb. And half the price (and its pretty close to mint). These are excellent amps for gigging. Reliable and loud enough to tame your drummer. Don't dismiss a 15" speaker. They are out of fashion these days but they are awesome (Stevie Ray got it). This one has...
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1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb

$3,200
Did CBS muck up the Deluxe Reverb on day one (January 5, 1965?) Probably not but this one was likely built before the CBS takeover by its Fender Electric Instruments Company designation on the panel but the chart shows Fender Musical Instruments which is the CBS designation. It also, like a 64, has no Fender logo on the grill cloth. The date code is OD which is April of 65. This is a collector...
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1962 Epiphone Sheraton

$21,000
According to Gibson's shipping records, they made exactly one blonde non vibrato Sheraton in 1962 Which is odd because I have two of them. This one is for sale. The other is not. The Sheraton was the top of the Epiphone semi hollow line and is, essentially, an ES-355 with different inlays and pickups. This one has PAF mini humbuckers which are really excellent pickups. If you're looking for a...
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1955 Fender Twin

$12,000
Everybody loses their s**t over the high power Twin but it's the low power Twin that is the more practical of the two. The tone is very similar but the sweet spot won't break your windows and send your neighbors running to exits. And with original HP Twins pushing $30K, it's not for everyone. If you love your tweed Bassman but you want more clean bottom, then the Twin will fill that need. If you...
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1956 Gibson Les Paul Standard

$47,000
What struck me when I first saw this 56 dark back gold top was the top carve...unusually deep and dramatic, this Les Paul makes a statement before it plays a note. This is a no issue, collector grade guitar. There isn't much to write because there is nothing to write about. It's original down to the frets (almost no wear) and case. OK, it's got 2 dings on the front and some buckle scratches that...
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1958 Gibson ES-335

$25,000
This is one of the first 50 ES-335s made. It dates to mid 58 and shows all the features of the very first, mostly hand built 335's. For the geeks, that means pre Mickey Mouse ears (pointier), big heel, two piece tenon (although you can't see it), shallow neck angle, low profile ABR-1 and no neck binding. There are few minor issues. Tuner tips are replaced. Bigsby is from early to mid 60's. The...
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1964 Fender Stratocaster

$79,000
Nothing cooler than a sonic blue Stratocaster. Cool enough for John and George (theirs were 61's). This is a spaghetti logo original finish 64. A lot of custom colors change drastically as the clear coat yellows but this one is still blue without too much greening. These sometimes end up looking like surf green but not this one. It is all original and has no issues of any kind. It has some...
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2018 McKay 335

$7,000
Ken McKay is the best 335 builder out there. He makes a small number of these every year and he makes a few especially for my shop (to my specs). His 335 is an exact copy of a 1959 ES-335. The wood is sourced from the same mill in Michigan that Gibson used back when they were in Kalamazoo. The neck profile is typical of an early 59-big and fat at the first fret. Big and fat at the 12th. All...
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2011 Gibson Les Paul R9 Murphy

$5,900
You Les Paul guys love the lightweights. So, here's the lightest one I've had in a while (maybe ever) and it sounds pretty great too. It's a Murphy aged 2011 and it's one of those esoteric burst tones (bourbon?) and it sounds pretty great. It's all original but the previous owner upgraded the just OK Burstbuckers to a set of Throbaks which, to my ear, is a big improvement. I put this up agains a...
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1960 Gretsch 6120

$12,000
I'm not a big Gretsch fan unless it's a 6120 single cut. I think the 60 and 61 model years are the best of all of them. This may be the cleanest 60 you'll ever find and it's quite a fine player to boot. So much for the idea that the good ones get played-this one spent most of its life in its very cool and near perfect cowboy case. Vintage Gretsches usually do two things-the binding disintegrate...
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1954 Gibson ES-175

$7,500
This is a very nice piece example of an early 175. Blonde Gibsons are usually beautiful and this 54 ES-175 is no exception. I'd be calling it near mint but it has a lot of fine checking everywhere, so we'll go with excellent. No wear or dings or scratches of any note. It's as clean as they come. Big fat neck, two wonderful P90's and a great player. There is the usual tarnish to the nickel parts....
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1961 Epiphone Sheraton

$25,000
Didja know that all Epiphone Sheratons made from 59 to 68 or so were made by Gibson in the same factory by the same workers that made all those 335's that cost so much money these days. This is a very transitional 61 in near mint condition. Pat # mini hum buckers. Medium neck (.85" and .95") and wide nut (1 11/16") and all original including the frets. This is the approximate equivalent of a mono...
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1961 Gibson EB-6

$8,995
1961 Gibson EB-6 10 % off
These are really rare. Gibson made something like 67 of them from 1960-1961. This is a 1960 build, 1961 serial. It shares the body type and design with the ES-335. Rather than the "mud bucker" pickups found in the EB-2 bass, the six string version has a PAF in the neck position-the same pickup as a 335 (or a Les Paul). It is a short scale bass (30.5") and is very easy to play. For guitar players...
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1967 Park 50

$7,000
This is an unusual amp. Most Park 50's I've seen have a solid state rectifier like a Marshall JMP. This must be an early one as it has a tube rectifier but was originally set up with EL34's like a black flag JTM 50. The previous owner modded it to run 6L6's or KT 66's but its easy to put it back to stock-one resistor has to be changed and the amp re-biased. The amp sounds more like a JTM 45 than...
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1960 Gibson ES-345

$55,000
If you've been waiting for a blonde 345, you've been waiting for awhile. This is the first one I've seen in over a year. They simply don't come up for sale very often and with good reason. They only made 50 of them. Four times rarer than a blonde 335. This is a factory Bigsby with pearl dots over the stud bushings. All parts are original except for one tuner (included). There are some minor...
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1960 Gibson ES-335

$25,000
If you buy a 1960 335 with your eyes closed and then you open them, you might not get what you expected. Some have a late 59 transitional neck and some have a flat "blade" neck. Some have bonnet knobs, some have reflectors. Some are long guard, some are short. Amber switch tip or white switch tip. So, buying a 60 requires paying attention to what you want and what you're getting. This is a mid...
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1959 Gibson ES-335

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This is the "A" Rack at OK Guitars. These are the rarest ones and the greatest ones. Every guitar in the first photo is a 58, 59 or 60. You want rare? There is a black 59 345 (one of 5), there are 2 red 345's (2 of 9), there are two stop tail 59 ES-355's (2 of 5), there are three blondes-a 59 and a 60 ES-335 and a 59 345. Then there are two sunburst 59's and a late 58. If there's a 58 to 64...
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1957 Gibson ES-175

$5,500
The poor ES-175. More often than not, it's gets its PAF pickups scavenged and it valuable parts swapped out. This 57 is a victim but at least the replacement pickups are really excellent. The original early PAFs have been replaced with a set of Throbak SLE 101 pluses. Most of the rest of the guitar is original. Thanks to the tech who replaced the pickups for going the extra mile-- the original...
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