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Charles Gelber
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Kent, CT
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1963 Gibson ES-355

$9,500
Whenever you can buy a "Golden Age" vintage Gibson (1958-1964) for a price that is close enough to compete with the cost of a new one, it's time to pull the trigger. You've heard the "old wood" argument and you know what kind of money gets paid for these guitars year in and year out. When you find one with no breaks or finish issues, it's usually too expensive but this one might just be the right...
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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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1963 Gibson ES-335

$15,500
I get player grade stuff, I get collector grade stuff, I get museum grade stuff but sometimes you get something in between that's clean enough and original enough (meaning all original) for a collector but it's got lots of wear from players over the years who never messed with it. That's a very long sentence but you get the idea. Nice guitar, nearly all original but played it's whole life. The...
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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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1963 Fender Vibroverb

$4,800
Fender made a few really outstanding blackface amps and the standout years, to me are 63-65. Among the best (and rarest) is the Vibroverb. Puts out around 35 watts through a single 15" speaker. 15" speakers were tremendously popular for guitar back in the 60's and early 70's but the emergence of Marshall and 4-12 cabinets eventually caused their popularity to fade. Now, they're back with folks...
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1961 Gibson ES-345

$13,500
I always like it when a guitar has a bit of known history. This 61 ES-345 copies with a letter from the original owner along with photos of the owner with his band (and this guitar). Being a somewhat vain guy, like most guitar players, he put his name on the guard and on the headstock. You can live with it, change the guard and remove the little name plate from the headstock (its glued on) or you...
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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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1983 Gibson Explorer/Moderne/Flying Vee

$21,000
I'm selling these as a set but will consider breaking them up. The Explorer is stamped "Prototype" and has no serial number. It comes with a letter from Tim Shaw explaining that it is one of the first ones made while they were setting up the jigs for production. It still has the plastic on the guard and control cover. It is, essentially, new old stock. Pot codes are 1980. The Moderne is, I...
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1959 Gibson ES-335 TDN

$125,000
I hardly know where to begin. I'm always looking for blonde stop tail 59's but they never seem to come up for sale any more. They only made 71 of them and probably half have Bigsbys, so those 59's that aren't in the hands of collectors already are few and far between...especially ones this clean. I'm going to mention every tiny flaw so there will be no surprises. There is one small ding in the...
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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

Call
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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1960 Gibson ES-335

$30,000
1960 Gibson ES-335 24 % off
Blondes have gone through the roof price-wise, well into six figures with no end in sight for a clean stop tail 59. 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...
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2018 McKay Dot 58 335

$7,000
2018 McKay Dot 58 335 10 % off
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

$10,000
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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1959 Fender Bassman 5F6-A

$10,000
Considering nearly all Bassmans were gigged, this one is in pretty nice shape. The original tweed is a little beat up as are the top corners of the cabinet but it is almost completely original and working great. The panel is as clean as you will find with all the lettering intact and no rust or pitting to the chrome. Here's what been done-the filter caps were done, a few of the non tone caps were...
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1959 Gibson ES-330T

$4,000
1959 Gibson ES-330T 27 % 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 bridge (repro no wire ABR-1). There is no serial number nor is there a...
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1960 Fender Concert

$1,800
1960 Fender Concert 14 % off
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

$3,000
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

$38,000
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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1959 Fender Bassman

$10,500
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 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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1952 Fender Telecaster

$19,000
1952 Fender Telecaster 27 % off
This one is a little tricky. The neck appears to be oversprayed but not the fingerboard. The body finish is either oversprayed or refinished, probably 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 sanded off-no idea why. The factory nail holes under the guard are visible and open. The neck pickup was...
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1967 Fender Telecaster Custom

$11,500
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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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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