OK Guitars
Charles Gelber
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Kent, CT
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1959 Fender Pro

$4,250
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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1954 Gibson ES-175

$4,000
Who doesn't love a blonde arch top? Single pickup ES-175's aren't the most popular Gibsons on the planet but the old ones are well priced and are great guitars. Everybody needs at least one blonde and at least one jazzer and this kills those two birds for a lot less than that blonde 335 you can't convince the wife that you need. This is from 1954 and is in very nice condition. It has some...
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1957 Fender Bandmaster

$4,800
Ever wonder why a re-tweeded Bandmaster costs about half what an original one costs? It's because original tweed simply sounds better than newer tweed, of course. And white PAFs sound better than black ones and refinished guitars sound worse than originals. OK, it's the collector value. I get it. But if you're not a collector and you just want a great playing and reliable Fender tweed, then don't...
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1955 Fender Bandmaster

$10,500
Where have all the tweed Bandmasters gone? They're here at OK Guitars 'cuz I'm buying 'em all. This is an mostly original 1955-an extremely early 5E7 serial number 00028. It is pretty original-most of the caps, all the trannies and two of the Jensen P10R speakers are original. The other is a 54 rather than a 55. Two speakers are reconed. Original tweed and grill, of course. Panel is clean with...
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1960 Fender Bandmaster

$8,000
Well, you don't see too many of these. This is a "center volume" brown face Bandmaster from 1960. They only made brown Bandmasters for a year and but only made the center volume version for a few months. They are one of the rarest Fender amps. This one is serial number 180 from February of 1960. Surprisingly similar to a tweed Bandmaster with more headroom. That might be because it has similar...
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1956 Fender Pro

$3,500
Player grade 1956 Fender tweed Pro. The tweed is replaced (nice work). All of the transformers are Mercury Magnetics. The speaker is a 70's JBL K130. 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 sound...
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1966 Fender Super Reverb®

$2,250
BF Super Reverbs were hugely popular in the mid 60's and for good reason. They were (and still are) one of the best amps for pure clean guitar tone there is. They are easy to find and therefore not terribly expensive for what they are. Finding one with all 4 original CTS alnico speakers is not so easy. These amps were working musician's amps and the speakers got trashed pretty frequently. This 66...
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1959 Fender Bassman®

$10,000
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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1959 Gibson ES-335

$39,000
This might be just the 59 you've been looking for. No excuses mid 59 with a 58 factory order which means big fat neck and thin top. Perfect neck angle. Sealed PAFs (double white in the neck, REVERSE zebra in the bridge). All original except for the tuner tips and bone nut. This guitar has been re-fretted with stock medium tall wire. Never had a Bigsby, never had Grovers, never had the pickups or...
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1962 Gibson ES-335

$16,995
In 1962, Gibson introduced the block marker ES-335 to replace the dot marker version that made its debut in 1958. Most folks know that dot necks were the norm from 58-61 but they don't realize that a few dot necks were shipped in 1962. There were 700 red 62's shipped but it's hard to know just how many of them were dot necks. Out of hundreds of 58-65 ES-335's that I've bought and sold, I've seen...
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1968 Gibson Johnny Smith

$12,000
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. Black original case.
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1963 Vox AC10

$3,500
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 grit at high...
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1959 Gibson EB-2

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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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2017 Nash Wayfarer

$2,100
Bill Nash makes some pretty great guitars but until the Wayfarer came out, the designs were old classics. While this one is reminiscent of the old Epiphone Crestwoods and Coronets which were derivative of the Telecaster and Esquire, the semi-hollow three pickup configuration is like nothing else out there. Not only do you get three hot hum buckers (DiMarzios) but you also get the quack of a...
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1957 Fender Esquire

$9,750
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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1960 Fender Esquire Custom

$12,000
Coolest guitar in the house (for now). Esquires are my favorite Fender. Think of it as a Telecaster without the worthless neck pickup and an extra added oomph from the lead position which bypasses the tone control. Telecasters don't do that. And a black Custom?? OK, it's refinished (a long time ago) and it looks great. A factory black Custom will cost you 4 or 5 times as much if you can find one...
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1952 Fender Telecaster®

$24,000
This one is a little tricky. The neck appears to be oversprayed but not the fingerboard. The body finish appears original but the two experts disagree-one says original, the other suspects overspray a very long time ago. It black lights perfectly and shows quite a lot of checking. There is a small area under the guard where the finish was removed-no idea why. My theory is that a previous owner...
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1967 Fender Telecaster® Custom

$12,750
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

$17,000
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

$1,400
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

$6,800
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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1961 Gibson Les Paul SG

$5,000
OK, pay attention-lots of non original stuff here but a great player grade SG that doesn't look like a player grade SG. First, it was refinished by Lay's and the finish is probably better than the original was. The sideways trem is gone and a stop tail is in its place. Neck profile is kind of unusual-it starts off the size of a 59 at .88" at the first fret but it pretty much stays the same all...
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1958 Gibson ES-335

$34,000
A great playing late (bound neck) 58. These 58's had a thinner top than in subsequent years making them more resonant and more fragile around the jack. Most have a crack or two or three there which is why Gibson went to the thicker tops in 1959. This has those cracks and has been well repaired. This guitar is all original except for the bridge-the original is the thin version and like all of...
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1965 Gibson ES-335

$8,000
Best deal in vintage 335's? Big neck 65's. Contrary to what everyone seems to believe, 65's don't have T-tops and may even have early patent numbers (same as PAF). Most have the later pre T-tops but those are excellent pickups too. The big neck is identical to the very desirable 64 neck. So why so much less than a 64? Trapeze tailpiece is why. So, you can leave it alone-there is nothing wrong...
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1959 Guild® CE-100D

$2,100
Not too many of these around. This is a 1959 Guild CE-100D-basically the Guild equivalent of a Gibson ES-175. It's had a few parts changed over the years. The Bigsby and Bigsby bridge are not original but they are vintage and era correct. The harness is not original (70's, I think) but the Franz pickups are. There has been some work done on the bindings and it wasn't done all that well but its...
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1959 Fender Bassman®

$5,500
I wish I could say this was a factory brown Bassman but it isn't even though the previous owner insists that it is. There were a few made but they would have been from 1960. It's a 59 tweed that has been covered in Fender correct brown Tolex. If it was factory brown and original, I'd be selling it for $20,000. The amp section is clean but has recently had a bunch of caps changed-see photos. ...
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1963 Fender Princeton®

$2,600
Super clean and original brown Princeton from 1963. All original (even the leather handle) except for the power cord which has been changed to a three prong. The original AC cord is included. Speaker is an Oxford dated 44th week of 62. Trannies and most of the caps are original. The filter caps have been done but that's about it. Comes with a nice padded D2F cover. Sorry, footswitch is MIA.
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1959 Gibson ES-335

$35,000
Well cared for late 1959 ES-335. Neck is transitional meaning it's medium in depth-not the big bat of a neck that 58 and many 59's have. First fret measures around .83" and the 12th is .92"-a lot like a 64. This is not the flat skinny neck of mid to late 60. All parts are original. PAFs measure 8K (bridge) and 8.35K (neck). Guitar shines like new but shows fine finish checking throughout. The...
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2000 ESTEVE 2GR5F

$600
Spanish made nylon string classical guitar. Guitar is virtually unplayed and shows no sign of any wear or use. Guitar appears to be sycamore and spruce. Nice round tone and very easy to play. Very well made instrument.
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2002 Takamine C-132S

$550
Rosewood Takamine Classical guitar. This guitar was hardly ever played and, except for one small ding, looks brand new even tough its 15 years old. Plays well and has decent tone. I'm not a classical guy but I know a well made guitar when I see one. Nice quality instrument for not too much money. Molded hard case.
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