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Charles Gelber
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1967 Fender Jaguar

Fender decided (under CBS) to go all Gibson-y by putting bindings on the neck and swap out the dot markers for blocks-you know class it up a little. Well, nobody really wanted that and they kind of gave up on it after a few years but from some time in 66 until the end of the line in 75, that's how they made them. Condition is excellent plus but the finish has faded to a two color sunburst-the red...
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2014 Gibson Les Paul Collectors Choice "Gabby"

I don't get a lot of Les Pauls so I rarely get to see how they change from year to year and how different these high end iterations are. I took this in trade on a vintage piece (which I also rarely do) and I'm kind of glad I did. I've always felt that the usual R9's got the 59 neck all wrong-too much shoulder and too much depth. To my surprise (and delight) this one is pretty close to a real 59...
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1962 Gibson ES-345

Fun fact: A 62 patent number pickup is exactly the same as a 62 PAF except for the sticker. The sticker adds about $1000 (each) to the value so why would you pay for it if you don't have to. Well, this 62 ES-345 has a pair of factory sealed patent numbers and it won't break the bank. This guitar has been converted to mono with the Varitone intact using the original harness. The out of phase...
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1947 Martin D-18

One owner Martin D-18 from 1947. Cleanest postwar D I've ever seen. Well cared for with a nearly crack free top (1994 note from luthier says he repaired a small crack above the guard but I can't find it). Neck was re-fretted and reset in 1994 to period vintage spec which is a little high for my taste but it is a spectacular player. Being unusually loud and well balanced, it will keep your banjo...
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1964 Fender Stratocaster

Here's a Fiesta Red 64 Stratocaster. Early enough (April) for a spaghetti logo and all the other pre-CBS features (and why not-CBS wasn't in the picture until early 65). The guard is from a 63-other than that, it's original. It's been played and has some battle scars but the color is vibrant and the playability and tone are excellent. The finish was removed from the back of the neck which is...
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2002 Gibson CS-356

Honey, I shrunk the ES-355. One of the common complaints about ES-335's is the size. Some players find the body to be too big to be comfortable. I think you're all nuts, but Gibson addressed the issue with the ES-336 in the late 90's and the upmarket CS-356 in 2001. This all original guitar is pretty much unplayed. It shows no wear and no marks of any kind other than a few pick scratches on the...
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1957 Gibson ES-175

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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1963 Gibson ES-335

Stunning, clean stop tail 1963 ES-335. One PAF, one patent number. They don't come much cleaner than this one. All original except for an excellent fret job and vintage metal saddles (I can change to vintage nylon which would have been the factory setup) Neck is medium/slim (.82" at first) but not 61 slim. It has some notable heft (.96"-12th) at the upper frets like a 64. There is some light...
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1959 Gibson ES-335

All original early 59 (Feb/March) with the big fat neck that 59's are famous for. Sealed PAFs, original frets, factory stop tail. Early 59's are not the same as later 59's. The neck became much slimmer by the second half of the year, so a lot of 59's have a medium rather than chunky neck-not this one. There is some light checking on this guitar but virtually no wear. Somebody etched their SS#...
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1960 Gibson ES-335

Blondes have gone through the roof price-wise, approaching six figures with no end in sight. So, when a player grade blonde comes up, it's a real opportunity for someone who wants the real thing but wants to play it not just hang it on a wall or put it in the vault. This is a very early 60-most likely a 59 build but theres no visible factory order number. It is in the high A32xxx range which...
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2018 McKay Dot 58 335

I asked Ken McKay-the best 335 builder out there-to make a 58 for me and here it is. It is the only one in existence. Like a 58 ES-335, it has a thin top (3 ply instead of four) but has internal reinforcement at the jack to keep it from being damaged by any tension on the plug when in use. Something Gibson should have done. Like an early 58, it has no neck binding. It looks like a 58 and it plays...
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1959 Fender Bassman 5F6-A

I seem to be accumulating a lot of these which is fine by me-it's only the best guitar amp ever made, IMO. It's loud, so it's not for everybody but it's clean and sensitive at low volume and literally wails at high volume. At 45 watts, it's kind of a monster but it will behave at lower volume. This one has original tweed that's a bit ratty and looks like somebody might have glued something to the...
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2014 Collings 0001 Mh

2014 Collings 0001 Mh 12 % off
Real nice near mint Collings 0001 Mh all mahogany acoustic-no electronics. Has a couple of really tiny capo marks on the back of the neck and that's it. No wear, no scrapes or dents. Great playing little guitar with big, warm sound. Waverly tuners, high end Collings badged case.
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1959 Gibson ES-330T

1959 Gibson ES-330T 12 % off
So, you really want a 59 Gibson but they're all out of reach and you don't want a beater or a busted headstock. Try this-it's a 59 ES-330T. It has the later 59 transitional medium neck which most people find perfect. It is the one pickup model and is all original with the exception of the tuners (originals in the case) and the case (later 80's). There is no serial number nor is there a Factory...
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1960 Fender Concert

Clean 1960 Brownface Fender Concert with a few changes. Most brown Concerts came with Oxford speakers which I really don't like. This one has been loaded with two new Celestion G10 Greenbacks and two new Celestion golds. It's a great combination for a gigging amp. Most of the guts are original. Only 3 caps and two resistors have been changed. The electrolytic caps should be done eventually but...
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1961 Fender Bassman 6G6

These are pretty tough to come by. Plenty of "A" and "B" circuits out there but the original tube rectified version wasn't made for very long. These early ones had a single 12" speaker in a tone ring cabinet (like a Showman) which is an excellent design. Speaker is the original (re-coned) Oxford 12M6. Yeah, the A and B circuit is a great circuit but that solid state rectifier makes them a little...
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1959 Gibson ES-335

Nice clean fairly early (May) 1959 ES-335. Big but not huge 59 neck. Has repro tuners on it and the originals are in the case with shrunken tips. This guitar is all original except for the frets which were done recently. No issues. Some fine checking and minor player wear on the neck. Factory sealed PAF pickups. Condition is 8.5/10 so it's not so perfect that you'll be afraid to take it out and...
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1958 Gibson ES-335

Stunningly clean very late 58 (last week of December) ES-335. It is the bound neck found on later 58's and has the best 58 features-thin top, huge neck (.91" first fret, .96" 12th). The neck angle is shallow but not nearly as shallow as the early 58's. The full size ABR-1 is only slightly milled on the treble side only. The guitar has the "2" designation on the headstock indicating that it went...
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1959 Fender Pro

Most under appreciated of the big tweeds, the Fender Pro is 26 watts of pure tweed tone. Oddly, the well loved 3-10" Bandmaster is the exact same amp section (different OT impedance). Sadly, 15" speakers have gone out of fashion and they shouldn't have. They are just great for hum bucker equipped guitars. This one has all its original iron and tone caps. The filter caps and coupling caps are...
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1957 Fender Pro

1957 Fender Pro 17 % off
Player grade 1957 Fender tweed Pro. The tweed is replaced (nice work). All of the transformers are Mercury Magnetics. It sounds just great with fairly early breakup with hum buckers-later with single coils. It is the same amp as the much more expensive (and rarer) 3-10" Bandmaster and 2-10" Super. At 26 watts, it's more practical than a tweed Bassman and sounds every bit as good when cranked....
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1959 Fender Bassman

Mostly original 1959 5F6-A Bassman. Filter and coupling caps were done but that's about it. The speakers are the original P10R's. The cones all have matching codes but may have been re-coned decades ago. Certainly not recently. The tweed is dirty and a bit ratty as is the grill cloth but they are original. Vintage TungSol power tubes. Panel is super clean (OK, I cleaned the dirt off). This amp is...
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1968 Gibson Johnny Smith

This guitar appears to be brand new, except that it's nearly 50 years old. It's an adult guitar owned by an adult and cared for like an adult would care for a guitar like this. And it's stunning. Ultra flamed maple back, neck and sides. Original everything. Nut is just over 1 3/4" which is really wide. This has to be the cleanest blonde Johnny out there. Sounds great too. But wait...there's more....
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1963 Vox AC10

1963 Vox AC10 14 % off
Lower Price. Very clean and very original 63 or early 64 Vox AC10. It has the basketweave Tolex but no corners and metal vents and brown grill cloth. Original blue frame Elac 10" speakers and all original trannies and caps (one or two might have been replaced). The only mod is a 1/4" jack on the back panel which isn't connected to anything. Sounds like a Vox should chimey and bright. Plenty of...
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1959 Gibson EB-2

Very clean late 1959 EB-2 (335 bass). Powerful (and very loud) original mud bucker pickup. Big fat neck and nothing changed except for three of the tuner tips. Don't dismiss these basses. They may not be as versatile as some but they are big and bold sounding. Non original case has been re-covered and is partially stripped (top). It still works great though.
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1957 Fender Esquire

Here's a recently refinished 1957 Fender Esquire. Not for the purist or collector. This is a player for sure with an absolutely to die for big fat vee neck. It is not relic'd and shows no wear at all in the body. The neck was refinished long ago but the front of the headstock and decal were left alone. The electronics are original as is most of the hardware and plastic. One of the knobs looks...
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1952 Fender Telecaster

This one is a little tricky. The neck appears to be oversprayed but not the fingerboard. The body finish appears original but three experts disagree-one says original, the other suspects overspray a very long time ago and the other says old refinish. It black lights perfectly and shows quite a lot of checking. There is a small area under the guard where the finish was sanded off-no idea why. My...
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1967 Fender Telecaster Custom

Transitional 67 Telecaster Custom. Still nitro finish (original), transitional decal (not the later black one). This had a Bigsby installed but not the usual type that leaves a load of holes in the top. This guitar has two filled holes that are barely visible under the bridge plate and completely invisible with the ashtray installed. The other two filled holes are in the binding on the edge not...
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1961 Gibson ES-335

Here's how you can get yourself into a great sounding, great playing dot neck for less than that 64 you have your eye on. This 61 has a few issues that keep it from being collector grade but its miles above the usually player grade. It's just priced like one. Issues? 61's have a tendency to develop a stress crack from the truss rod from the 1st or 2nd to the 5th fret. It doesn't affect anything...
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1959 Martin 00-18

I'm not a classical guy at all but this walked into my shop and seemed like something that someone out there would want at a good price. The model designation is 00-18G and the year is 1959. New bone nut and saddle. Action is a little high for my taste but it's about the same as the two new classical I have in my shop so it must be me. One repaired top crack. New soft case.
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1963 Fender Bass VI

If you're a guitar player who wants to play the bass, a Fender VI is a pretty unique choice. It's a six thing bass that feels more like a guitar (tuned an octave down) with a longer scale than your guitar but a shorter scale than a Precision or Jazz bass. I don't know who had the lame idea to put a vibrato on it but it's the locking type and you can leave it locked and ignore it. This is a one...
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