OK Guitars
Charles Gelber
203 858 0098
Kent, CT
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1965 Fender® Twin Reverb®

$2,400
Nice, clean 65 Twin Reverb. These are great amps if you don't mind carrying around a boat anchor. They are heavy. This one is bone stock. Speakers are stock Oxfords and are original. Trannies date to mid 65 and all the caps except the filter caps are original. Three prong AC added. Original footswitch and cover. This is a very early post CBS amp but nothing was changed during the early days of...
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1965 Fender® Showman®

$2,000
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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1969 Fender® Stratocaster®

$9,500
CBS took over Fender in 1965 and, if you ask most folks, the quality went down the tubes. And yet, a certain Jimi Hendrix played a post CBS Strat as well as countless other pro players. It isn't like CBS came in and changed everything one day one. They didn't. They instituted changes so they could make more money and they eventually screwed things up pretty badly. But a 69 Strat? Still a great...
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1964 Gibson ES-335

$13,500
Nice, clean and mostly original Bigsby only ES-335 from 1964. Original patent number pickups (double black leads and purple windings-just like a PAF). All parts are original except for the tuners which are gold patent pending Grovers. There are two tiny pin sized holes behind the bridge-probably from someone putting a "Custom Made" plaque on it (even though there are no stop tail studs to cover)....
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1959 Gibson ES-345

$17,000
Super clean and original 59 ES-345 from late in the year. Unusually dark and vibrant original sunburst finish in excellent condition-a couple of dings and a few small scuffs on the back and some light checking all over. The front is remarkably ding free. A lot of the gold plating has worn off but the guitar doesn't show much wear and the frets are original and in good shape. This is December 59...
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1964 Fender® Pro

$3,200
Want a Vibroverb but you just can't see coughing up $5000? This is the same amp without the reverb. And thousands less (and its pretty close to mint). These are excellent amps for gigging. Reliable and loud enough to tame your drummer. Don't dismiss a 15" speaker. They are out of fashion these days but they are awesome (Stevie Ray got it). This one has the optional JBL D130F. These are very...
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1964 Fender® Vibroverb

$5,000
The venerable 64 Vibroverb. It's a mystery to me why 15" speakers have fallen out of favor because nothing sounds like a BF Vibroverb with a JBL D130F. Play that hum bucker equipped guitar hard and the bass doesn't flab out. These amps are bright and glassy when you want them to be and mellow and balanced if you turn off the bright switch and roll back the treble pot. Talk about a versatile amp....
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1964 Gibson SG STANDARD

$10,500
This is the best year for SG's, I think: Medium to chunky neck and no sideways trem. Two unopened patent number pickups (the same as a late pAF) and all original but for a fret job. Nice vibrant color with only some fade on the back of the neck. Condition is around a 9. NO breaks, no stress cracks in the cutaways, no heel repair, no excuses. Solid unbroken SG's are getting harder to find and when...
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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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1962 Gibson ES-335

$19,000
All original 1962 block neck stop tail 335. Wide slim neck, PAFs and factory stop tail. What's not to like. 62 was a great year for 335's. Tone wise they will hold their own with the more coveted (and expensive) dot necks. This is the "sleeper" year for 335's and they are just great. If you one of those who think a big fat neck is necessary for great tone, you haven't played a 62. There are two...
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1964 Gibson ES-335

$19,500
Super clean and vibrant 1964 stop tail ES-335. All your friends have red ones because they run with the pack. You really want the sunburst and this is as clean as they come. Unusual two piece top and pack (unusual for 64 anyway-pretty common in dot necks). Original patent number pickups. Medium chunky neck and 100% no excuses original right down to the frets. This is a no issue, near mint...
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1960 Gibson ES-345

$12,000
Who doesn't like a factory stop tail watermelon red ES 345? This stunning creature has some minor parts changes but is mostly original. The finish is original as are the frets. Reproduction long guard with the original bracket. Original plastic (knobs, TRC, switch tip). It has been converted to mono (335) using the original 1960 harness. The choke and Varitone switch are included in the case. ...
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1964 Fender® Pro

$2,300
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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1965 Fender® Deluxe Reverb®

$3,500
This is a fairly early blackface DR in excellent condition. It is pre CBS (Fender Electric) and has no Fender logo which is how the early ones came. Date code shows April 65. All caps are original and the amp is quiet and fully functional. No rips, tears or damage. Cord changed to three prong but original is included. Original footswitch. Speaker is original 65 date coded Oxford. Power tubes are...
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1961 Fender® Deluxe

$3,000
Very nice mostly original Brown Fender Deluxe. Pretty sure it's a 61 from the tranny date codes (and the leather handle which is a replacement). All original except the power cord (3 prong added) and the filter caps (they have the old paper covers over new ones) and the tubes. Oxford speaker appears original. Has a nice padded cover. These amps are very distinctive sounding. As you would expect...
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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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2006 Lentz T

$3,000
Scott Lentz makes excellent guitars (and he's been making them forever, it seems). I knew him as a finish guy way back when he refinished a Les Paul for me. This model says Telecaster pretty loudly and really needs to get out more. Hardly played, it's waiting for a player to beat the crap out of it. Big fat 50's Tele type neck with a dark rosewood board. I'm not sure what he called this model...
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1960 Gibson ES-335

$36,000
What separates a really good dot neck from a great one? Most sound really great and play beautifully but some just seem to stand out from the crowd. This one checks all the boxes. Hot original PAFs (8.39K and 8.05K), original frets (in great shape), a perfect neck profile (the same medium chunky neck as a late 59), some nice figure in the top but not too much, 9+ condition with no wear at all and...
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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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1964 Gibson Firebird III

$6,800
64 Reverse Firebird III in very good shape. No breaks or repairs and all original. Neck is fairly slim (wide nut) for a Firebird if that's your cup of tea. Some have humongous necks-this isn't one of them. There is a spot of finish missing from the back-no idea why. All hardware and electronics are original. Case is probably from the 70's.
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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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2016 Ken McKay Sunrise 335

$7,500
I have asked Ken McKay to make a run of his semi hollow thin body guitars for me. There will be 6 of them made to the specs of the worlds fussiest 335 enthusiast...me. Other than the fact they will have Ken's name on them rather than Gibson's, you probably won't be able to tell one from a real 59. If there is a particular color you want. Let me know and I can have one made in that color for you....
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1963 Epiphone Crestwood

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This is a 1963 Epiphone Crestwood made at the Gibson Kalamazoo factory. Talk about under appreciated--the solid body Epiphones from the early Gibson era (1959-1963) are great guitars. They are lightweight and very stylish. It's basically a double cut Telecaster shape with rounded body edges. The Crestwood was the top of the line at this time and sported a pair of mini hum buckers, ABR-1 bridge...
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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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1961 Fender® Concert

$3,600
The Fender Concert is a pretty interesting amp. It is the successor to the venerable 4-10 Bassman and the predecessor of the 4-10 Super Reverb. There are a few varieties of the Concert and if you want one that sounds good, you would want the version that came with 4 Jensen P10Q's rather than those horrible Oxfords. The problem is that Jensen P10Q's have gotten so ridiculously expensive that most...
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1960 Gibson ES-335

$36,000
Super clean and bright and shiny fairly early 60 ES-335 with the more desirable 59 features. Original but for a set of Uncle Lou tips-good luck finding 59-60 Klusons without shrunken tips. I'm calling it near mint and I'm pretty conservative when it comes to grading. This is a collector grade piece. Neck profile is transitional-not like a huge early 59 and not like the ultra slim 61 either. Call...
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