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Charles Gelber
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1963 Gibson ES-345

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Incoming. Full Description coming. Bigsby/Custom Made 1963 ES-345. Nicely figured, very attractive sunburst. All original.
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1959 Fender Bandmaster

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**HOLD**I'm an idiot if I sell this amp. This is the cleanest tweed narrow panel Bandmaster I've ever seen (and I've seen more than most-I currently own 6 of them). Nothing has been changed. Not a cap, not a speaker and probably not a tube although it's really impossible to know that. The tweed is close to perfect. Retweed? Not a chance-no glue lines, no extra staple holes around the grills, all...
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1962 Fender Deluxe

$2,850
This came from the original owner (along with his near mint 62 ES-335). The only things he ever changed were the plug (still the original wire-he just had to replace the plug itself) and one power tube. I replaced the handle which broke when I took it out of the packing. The speaker is the original Oxford with the original cone. All electronics are original down to the last cap. There are lots of...
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1962 Gibson ES-335

$23,000
This is for the "dot neck snobs" (of whom I'm one). We think dot necks are the top of the 335 heap but every once in a while, a block neck (and usually a 62) comes along and proves that big necks and dot markers aren't necessary for a 335 to be great. This was bought from the original owner who played it for five years and then took it out once or twice a year and strummed it a few times and put...
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1960 Gibson ES-345

$16,500
This factory stop tail 345 is one of those "on the cusp" guitars built in one year and shipped in the next. The guitar has a 1959 factory order number so it was built (or at least started) in 59 but the serial number is very early 1960 (less than 20 serial numbers into 1960). So, probably first or second week of January. It has all the features of a late 59-long guard, bonnet knobs, medium...
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1958 Gibson ES-335

$40,000
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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1960 Gibson ES-335

$26,500
Very clean 1960 dot neck 335. With 58's and 59's running up in price lately, the logical place to look for a well priced dot neck is an early to midyear 1960. The neck still has some meat on it and the very desirable long guard is still in evidence. By the end of 1960, the neck would get blade thin and the long guard was gone. This one has a few minor issues to note. It had Grovers at some point...
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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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1956 Fender Pro

$3,500
Player grade 1956 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 sound every bit as good when cranked. I...
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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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1962 Gibson ES-335

$15,000
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

$11,000
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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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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1952 Fender Telecaster

$23,000
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

$16,000
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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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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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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1958 Gibson ES-335

$32,500
LOWER PRICE. 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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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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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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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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