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Charles Gelber
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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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1959 Gibson ES-355TDSV

$11,500
59 is generally considered the most desirable year for any of the ES models and you usually pay a pretty big premium for the privilege of owning a 59. But not always. This very well played 59 ES-355 has a few issues and changes so pay attention. First off-lots of wear but no breaks, no repairs no structural issues at all. The back of the neck shows heavy wear. The headstock has a chip out of the...
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1960 Gibson ES-335

$48,000
What's the rarest production (not special order) 335? A red 60. Rarer than any of the blondes, there are only 21 of them. How many are stop tails? Maybe a dozen or 15. How many are unmolested out of that dozen? Ten? Nine? Yes, there are a few (maybe 6) red 59's but red wasn't offered as a standard color on 335's until 60. This 60 ES-335 checks all the boxes. All 59 features (bumblebee caps,...
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1964 Fender Stratocaster

$17,000
1964 was a big transitional year for Stratocasters but then so was 65 and 66 so there's a whole lot of variation. So, what I've got here is a mid 64. Still has the clay dot markers, still has the green guard but has the transitional logo. I think 64's are among the best of the 60's Strats and this one delivers. It's in nice shape too. There are some amateur magic marker touchups on the lower...
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1959 Fender Super

$8,500
They say Leo Fender's all time favorite amp was the tweed Super and I can see why. This amp has some killer tone. It's all original including the filter caps and the trannies. That's pretty unusual. Maybe there's a changed resistor I didn't catch but it's as original as they come. I took out the original, very tired (re-coned) P10Rs and put in a set of 1960 P10Qs which sound way better. I will...
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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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1965 Martin 00-18

$2,800
This thing sounds like it's big brother, the D-18 without the booming bass. This little guitar is loud. And beautifully balanced. The highs and mids jump out while the bass stays in its place rather than overpowering everything in its path (like a Dreadnaught). It's in very good condition cosmetically and is excellent from a players perspective. The neck has already been re-set and the action is...
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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

$10,000
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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1982 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
**HOLD**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...
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1967 FENDER Princeton Reverb

$2,400
1967 FENDER Princeton Reverb 12 % off
Her'e a very clean blackface Princeton Reverb. It's a little odd as it has a late 66 date code on the chart but a 67 serial number. The trannies look to be original-two are 66 date codes and the PT is a 67, so go figure. No sign of any iron being replaced. What is replaced are five to six caps and the speaker. The original Jensen (C10P) is included but needs a re-cone. The speaker in it now is an...
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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

$18,500
You know that a late 59 and an early 60 are the same guitar, right? The big 59 neck profile was gone by October or so (it didn't change all at once) and the super slim 1960 profile didn't show up until the Spring of 60. The bonnet knobs didn't disappear on January 1, 1960, they stuck around for a few month before the reflectors took over. A near mint 59 ES-345 is pushing toward $25K. But an early...
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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

$26,000
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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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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1959 Gibson ES-335

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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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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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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, 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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1965 Gibson SG STANDARD

$5,800
Not all guitars look good in Pelham Blue but the SG is certainly one that does. Too bad they didn't make very many. This one is really nicely refinished-there is not a trace of red to be found. Even the checking looks authentic (and it may be, this wasn't done yesterday). But it's a refinish and refinishes get the obligatory 40% reduction in value. But consider this-the pickups are early...
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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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