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Charles Gelber
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1960 Gibson ES-345

$60,000
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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1980 B.C. Rich Mockingbird

$3,800
Not being an 80's guy, I always heard how well made the original BC Rich guitars were made but I never owned one. I thought the electronics were a bit to 80's and the aesthetic never really appealed to me. But I kept hearing how well made they were. So, I bought this Mockingbird. And, remarkably, it's really well made. I like the tone but I can live without the onboard preamp (which works). All...
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1959 Gibson ES-330TDN

Call
**HOLD**These are really hard to come by. This is only the third blonde two pickup 330 I've owned. You see 1960 blondes much more often and with good reason-they made over 200 in 1960 but they only made 79 of them in 1959. Who knows how many survived-this is relevant because these weren't nearly as expensive as 335's, 345's and 355's which tend to be well cared for. A 330 was near the bottom of...
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1960 Gibson ES-335

$27,000
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

$34,000
Every once in a great while, you get a 335 with a little number "2" on the back of the headstock. Conventional wisdom says "it's a factory 2nd" but actually, the little "2" means that the guitar went back to the spray booth a second time in order to address some flaw or other. I learned this from a gentleman who worked in the Gibson paint shop in the early 60's until the late 60's. It can be a...
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1954 Fender Deluxe

$3,200
Well, the 5E3 gets all the glory but there's something about the 5D3 Deluxe. It's rather similar tone wise to the 5E3 but tends to break up earlier and when it does, it's more than a little nastier than its younger cousin. This one has the usual 5C3 chart with the preamp tubes crossed out and those newfangled 9 pin tubes added. Speaker is original P12R and is re-coned. Caps have been done...
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1960 Fender Deluxe

$4,200
My all time favorite little amp is the narrow panel 5E3 Deluxe. The later ones (59-60) seem to have a little more headroom than the earlier ones although I'm not sure exactly why. This bad boy breaks up at around four and will sing like a bird if you push it hard. It's equally happy with single coils and hum buckers. It is mostly original-the caps are done but the all important yellow Astrons...
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2014 PRS Paul's Guitar

$3,000
I really can't keep up with the modern stuff-too many models and too many colors. PRS has about a zillion colors and just as many models so bear with me as I try to describe this one. The model is called "Paul's Guitar" and it's apparently the model that Paul Reed Smith himself plays. Two pickups with what appear to be coil taps. It came out of an estate and is essentially unplayed. No wear, no...
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2004 Fender Stratocaster 50th Anniv. J. English

$7,500
You know what this is. John English is widely considered the best master builder ever. His death more than 10 years ago has not diminished his reputation as a great builder. This 2004 50th Anniversary John English built and signed '54 Stratocaster is not only an excellent collector piece, it's a great player. It has the vintage vibe that's so hard to re-create in a new guitar. This guitar is...
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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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1962 Gibson ES-345

$12,750
Here's a real nice, clean 62 ES-345. It has a few changed parts, so pay attention. What's original? Everything except the tuners and the stop tail studs. The tuners are from a 65 (double lines rather than single line Kluson). Studs are probably from late 60's. Sealed, unmolested early patent number pickups (same pickup as a PAF). This guitar once had a Bigsby, so it has 4 holes at the butt end...
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1959 Gibson ES-345

Call
This is the fourth black 59 ES-345 to surface in the past few years. It is only the second stop tail. Condition is an easy 9/10. It is a "first rack" (big neck, short leg PAF, small Varitone rout). It is original but has some small issues. Has Schallers-I have the original Klusons and I will install them or install repros and put these in the case. The tips have shrunk and should be replaced. The...
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1947 Martin D-18

$9,500
One owner Martin D-18 from 1947. Cleanest postwar D I've ever seen. Well cared for with a nearly crack free top (1994 note from luthier says he repaired a small crack above the guard but I can't find it). Neck was re-fretted and reset in 1994 to period vintage spec which is a little high for my taste but it is a spectacular player. Being unusually loud and well balanced, it will keep your banjo...
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1964 Fender Stratocaster

$30,000
Here's a Fiesta Red 64 Stratocaster. Early enough (April) for a spaghetti logo and all the other pre-CBS features (and why not-CBS wasn't in the picture until early 65). The guard is from a 63-other than that, it's original. It's been played and has some battle scars but the color is vibrant and the playability and tone are excellent. The finish was removed from the back of the neck which is...
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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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1959 Gibson ES-335

$41,000
All original early 59 (Feb/March) with the big fat neck that 59's are famous for. Sealed PAFs, original frets, factory stop tail. Early 59's are not the same as later 59's. The neck became much slimmer by the second half of the year, so a lot of 59's have a medium rather than chunky neck-not this one. There is some light checking on this guitar but virtually no wear. Somebody etched their SS#...
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1960 Gibson ES-335

$39,500
Blondes have gone through the roof price-wise, approaching six figures with no end in sight. 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 A32xxx range which...
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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

$3,200
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 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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1957 Fender Pro

$2,900
1957 Fender Pro 17 % off
Player grade 1957 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 sounds every bit as good when cranked....
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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

$22,000
1952 Fender Telecaster 15 % 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

$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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