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Charles Gelber
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Kent, CT
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1959 Gibson ES-335

$4,800
Virtually unplayed 2014 Memphis '59 335 VOS in antique natural. No issues, no wear, no nuttin'. Buy a new one for well over six grand or buy this one for $4800. Dark, dark rosewood board and some light figure in the wood just like the real 59's often had. Gibson is pretty close to actually getting these guitars right. The pickup covers still look wrong as does the guard but hey, a real 59...
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1964 Gibson Firebird V

$14,000
Unbroken, unmessed with 64 Firebird V. Nice medium chunky neck profile with original frets in great shape. There is some light coil cord burn on the back but otherwise a very, very clean example. There is the usual small crack in the guard down by the tailpiece. I've never seen another FB that was this clean around the edges-they tend to whack into things but this one looks like it never left the...
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1962 Gibson ES-335

$20,000
Super clean and near mint 1962 ES-335. Original PAFs unopened and unmolested. Guitar shines like new. 100% original down to the frets which are excellent. There is one issue: The bridge posts were moved back slightly to improve intonation (which it does). There are two small holes under the thumbwheels. They are not visible with the bridge mounted. The original case was soft case. It is being...
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1959 Gibson ES-345

$70,000
**HOLD**Factory black "first rack" ES-345. Super rare (they made only 3 or 4 in 1959). Huge neck, original PAFs, original finish. All parts are original or vintage correct. This guitar had Grover tuners and a Nashville type bridge at one point but has been put back to its original specifications using parts from another 59 345. Finish is moderately checked which is typical of black finishes....
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1968 Fender® Vibrolux® Reverb

$2,400
Vibroluxes got really popular recently and it's easy to see why. Early black line drip edge silver faces are still a relative bargain over their blackface brethren even though the circuit wasn't changed until later. Most of these came with Oxford speakers which I think are terrible, so I dropped in a pair of original cone '65 Jensen C10Q's. Big difference. You want the originals? You can have...
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1958 Gibson ES-335

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Incoming. Early unbound 58 ES-335 in very good plus condition. There is moderate checking but very little wear anywhere on the guitar. There is some very typical cracking around the jack. 58's do this and its usually just the top ply of the top. A great player and a tone monster. 58's are different than any other year. The top is thinner, the neck angle is shallower, the heel construction is...
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1965 Gibson ES-335

$11,500
Most of us think of "model years" like we think about cars. We expect the changes from year to year to happen on a set date so we can identify a 64 from a 65 based on the changes that occurred from one year to the next. But that's not how it was at Gibson. There were serial numbers but they kept using the same ones over and over again. We assign "model years" as best we can based on features and...
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1965 Gibson Firebird I

$2,900
Player grade 65 Firebird I (non reverse) with some really good upgrades to simply make it a better guitar. First off, you can't intonate with the original bridge very well, so that was changed to a Badass type so it has individually adjustable saddles. Then a Bigsby B5 replaced that awful Maestro short trem. The slide switch pickup selector is gone replaced by a proper 3 way-all good mods. Knobs...
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1965 Gibson ES-335

$10,500
Best value in a 335 is a big neck 65. Think of it as a 64 with a trapeze tailpiece. The pickups can be purple wire early patents or poly wire later ones-impossible to tell without pulling the covers. But an excellent all original stop tail 64 is a $20,000 guitar these days. An excellent 65 is just over half that. That's a deal. Big fat neck and great tone. This guitar is 100% original and in...
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1961 Gretsch® 6120

$10,500
Near mint 61 Gretsch 6120-last of the single cuts. There is hardly a mark on this guitar. Plays beautifully and sounds wonderful. I generally am not a Gretsch guy but I took this guitar in trade-it was simply too good to pass up. The cowboy case completes this fabulous package. Get in touch with your inner Eddie Cochran.
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1960 Fender® Stratocaster®

$17,500
Slab board Stratocaster that plays great, sounds great but ain't exactly a beauty queen but it still looks pretty good for an old girl. There's wear where there should be wear on a guitar that's been played its entire life. All the players were kind enough to keep their nails trimmed because the fingerboard is in great shape (one of my pet peeves) and the fret job is excellent. Still has its...
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1959 Fender® Super

$6,000
Killer tweed Super (6L6 version). The cabinet is perfectly retweeded but the guts are 100% right down to the filter caps. Most of these have replaced output transformers but the original is still in this one. Amp is loaded with a pair of '56 P10Qs. It would have come with P10Rs but they can barely handle the 26 watts, so the Q's are simply a better choice. You want R's, I'll put in a set of 59...
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1961 Gibson ES-335

$7,500
Not for the collector. This one has had an interesting life but it still plays great and sounds great and looks great. I bought this guitar more than 10 years ago from a seller who insisted it was a refinished factory red 59. He was a fraud and a liar. He knows who he is. But, it was a great guitar and I owned it for a number of years. I sold it locally to a player who enjoyed it for a number of...
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1962 Gibson GA-78

$1,400
Gibson made a few iterations of their venerable 30 watt stereo amp. They made it with reverb, without reverb, with and without tremolo and had a few different nameplates as well: Gibson, Maestro and Bell. They were all pretty much the same amp with different features. The early tweeds had Jensen P10Qs but very quickly changed over to C10Qs. This one is a GA-78 which means no reverb but it has...
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1956 Fender® Bandmaster

$11,500
It is just about impossible to find an original 5E7 Bandmaster anymore. To begin with, they didn't make all that many of them. Secondly, the output transformers were undersized and many, if not most, self destructed long before now. But every once in a while, one comes up that never got pushed to its limits and all the iron is still there and still working. Add to that original electronics...
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1960 Fender® Bassman®

$12,000
Early 60 Bassman 98% original and a killer amp. The original tweed is in excellent condition with a few scuffs and abrasions but these were generally gigging amps and they took their knocks. Original grill cloth with no damage or sag. All four speakers are original with the original harness and plugs, although one has likely been re-coned as the cone code doesn't match the others. Filter caps and...
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1959 Gibson ES-355 Mono

$23,000
This is the pretty much the holy grail of 355's (unless you can find a stop tail which is unlikely-they only made around 8 of them). ES-355's had big fat necks in 1958 and early 59. Big and fat like a 58 Les Paul or a 58 335. Even before they started slimming down the 335's and 345's, they slimmed the ES-355 so that most 59's have a medium slim neck. But if you're lucky, you'll find one of the...
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1965 Fender® Showman®

$1,800
Like loud amps? 85 watts of tube driven goodness through the best speaker cabinet Fender ever made. The "tone ring" design was used in the early "piggy back" amps but was phased out (too expensive to make) in all amps except the single Showman by 1963. The Showman 15 is the pinnacle of clean tube amps. The speaker is a JBL D130F which handles 85 watts with one hand tied behind its back. This is...
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1959 Gibson J-45

$5,000
Ask anybody who is a guitar lover what the best of the best years is for Gibsons and you will get the same answer every time. 1959. 59 burst? Worth more than a 58 or 60. Same with dot neck 335's, same with 345's and 355's. Well, they were making acoustics in 59 as well and they are great. The 30's and 40's acoustics get all the glory and lots of folks turn up their noses at the adjustable saddle...
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1960 Gibson ES-345

$14,000
Factory stop tail ES-345 in unfaded watermelon red. Condition is 9+ with only the wear on the gold parts keeping it from approaching 9.5. All hardware is original or vintage correct-short seam gold stop tail, no wire ABR-1, long studs, PAFs. Guitar had Grovers but now has a vintage correct set of single line single ring gold Klusons with new tips. Original plastic (knobs, TRC, switch tip) but has...
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1964 Fender® Pro

$2,200
Want a Vibroverb but you just can't see coughing up $5000? This is the same amp without the reverb. And less than half the price. This is almost completely original. A few caps have been done. Original trannies. The speaker is a later (70's?) JBL K130 which is very much like a D130F. The grill cloth is pretty dirty but its original (I haven't tried to clean it up). Tolex is very good with no...
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1964 Gibson Firebird VII

$19,000
They only made around 175 '64 Firebird VII's and probably half of them have broken headstocks. Another quarter have probably been re-fretted with bigger wire. So how many survive with the original "fretless wonder" frets and a fully intact headstock? Not many, I'm sure. This is the second one I've had this year after not seeing an unbroken one for a decade. Chunky neck and wonderful playability....
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1964 Gibson ES-335

$16,500
Just in from the original owner. Collector grade and clean, clean, clean. No wear, no dings, no scrapes, no nuttin. This guitar spent most of its life under the bed. Original frets in near perfect condition. Everything is pretty much just as it was when it was purchased in 1964. Only light finish checking keeps it from "mint" status. This guitar is equipped with a Bigsby and "Custom Made" plaque...
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1967 Martin D-28

$5,500
Brazilian D-28 from 1967. Plays great, sounds great looks pretty good too. Some top wear but no cracks in the top. One repaired crack along the edge on the back. There are two surface cracks in the headstock-not through the headstock, not a break and not in the neck. It doesn't need to be repaired. Hasn't moved in decades and it isn't a significant issue.
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1964 Gibson Country Western

$3,000
Big tone and a medium to chunky neck make this 64 Country Western a great guitar for the price. All original except for the tuners and the case. The guitar has had electronics added. There are a few minor repaired cracks in the top and some overall finish checking. This is a guitar for a player who wants real vintage tone for less than real vintage cost. Action is low and the guitar sounds great...
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2009 Epiphone Wilshire

$1,900
Gibson has made lots of reissues-some more successful (and accurate) than others. They made 400 of these and just about nailed it. I've had at least 6 original 60's P90 Wilshires and this is just about dead on. I've got two of these-one red that has been played a few hours but is essentially brand new the other is white and is unplayed. Both come with all the case candy and paperwork. I don't...
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2012 Ken McKay Sunrise 335

$6,000
Ken McKay makes the best ES-335 "tribute" guitars anywhere. This is one of the first and it's so accurate, I could convince you it was a real 59 ES-335. Even Gibson can't get this close. The neck profile is my own personal carve-like a 64 at the first fret (.86") and like a 59 at the 12th (1.00"). It is also slightly wider than any Gibson at 1.70". Fingerboard is a super dark piece of Brazilian...
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1956 Gibson J-160E

$3,200
Rode hard for sure, this 56 J160-E has a lot of character. Heavily checked with moderate wear, it still plays great and sounds like a J160 should. Nails the Beatles tone. Replaced tuners and truss rod nut but everything else is original. Big fat neck profile. Modern Gator case.
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1961 Gibson J-50

$4,000
Nice clean no issue 1961 J-50. Neck is wide and fairly slim but not too slim. No cracks or repairs and very light wear. A few scratches and dings but nothing glaring. This guitar has big tone-it's as loud as a J-200 with almost as much bass and mid response. No electronics or mods. Easy player and great tone.
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1958 Gibson ES-335

$36,000
OK, figure this one out. The guitar has all the 58 features-shallow neck angle, big (and I mean huge) neck profile, thin top, shaved bridge, pat applied tuners (with original tips), etc, etc. Factory order number is also 58, so we know it was built in 58 (or at least started in 58). So, how did it get an early 60 serial number on the label? I've seen 58 FON's in mid 59-in fact I have one in my...
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