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1951 Gibson ES-175

$4,495
From the Gibson catalog, “For fast fingering, short scale length, low action. Acclaimed by artists as the finest instrument in its price class, the ES-175 is extremely light and a special fingerboard length for very fast playing. The Florentine design of this Gibson electric Spanish cutaway model aids the player in reaching all frets with ease and at the same time offers a unique, attractive...
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1968 Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado

$1,395
Gibson’s line of Epiphone branded acoustic guitars gained a new model in 1963: the FT-90 El Dorado. The FT-90 was essentially a long scale Hummingbird with an attractive long pickguard, natural finish (also available on the Hummingbird in ’63), and trapezoid fretboard inlays. The solid Sitka Spruce top and solid Mahogany body make for a fine strumming and fingerstyle acoustic guitar. This 1968...
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1974 Gibson ES-335TD

$3,995
Ted McCarty’s tenure as president of Gibson from 1949 until 1966 resulted in many great advancements in the electric guitar but his finest may be the ES-335 model in 1958. The design took advantage of Gibson’s reputation for warm hollow body tone but also decreased the propensity to feedback at high stage volumes. The thin body was comfortable to hold and and the tune-o-matic bridge (another...
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1973 Echoplex EM-1 Groupmaster

$2,495
The Echoplex EM-1 Groupmaster was released in 1971 and was the top of Mike Battle’s Echoplex line. While many of today’s delay units use digital technology to repeat a signal, tape echo machines record a signal to tape and play the signal back at different intervals to achieve an echo sound. The result is a warm, analog tone with pleasing tape machine variables that aren’t easily emulated with...
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1962 Fender Jazzmaster™

$6,495
Leo Fender debuted the new Jazzmaster model in the summer 1958 catalog with a radical new shape: the offset contour waist. Many Jazz players at the time preferred playing the guitar sitting down and Leo wanted the body to fit comfortably over the player’s knee and fit the rib cage comfortably. The Jazzmaster was more than just a new shape, it was a new guitar from the ground up with proprietary...
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1963 Fender Bass VI

$7,195
Leo Fender debuted the “VI” in 1961 as the next model utilizing the patented offset contour waist body after the Jazzmaster. It’s possible that the popularity of Danelectro’s electric baritone guitar (1956) gave rise to Leo’s upgraded version with an additional pickup, fully adjustable floating bridge, and smooth tremolo design. The Fender company updated its own VI in 1963 following the Jaguar...
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1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb®

$2,995
The 1960s Fender amplifiers with Reverb have been an industry standard for electric guitar tone since their introduction in 1964. The Deluxe Reverb-Amp is the most popular of the line with its manageable ~22 watt output and 12″ speaker. The Reverb and Tremolo that this amp features has become the benchmark by which many other amp builders have based their circuit and tonal aspirations. This...
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1974 Fender Telecaster® Thinline

$3,295
Fender’s “Thinline” version of the popular Telecaster model was designed by Roger Rossmeisl and debuted in 1968. After a short time routing the body under the pickguard (called the “Smuggler’s Tele”),Rossmeisl decided instead to chamber the body and added an attractive F hole route in the bass side lower bout. The Thinline was updated to its second version in 1972 with two Seth Lover designed...
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1939 Gibson L-00

$4,995
Gibson’s L-00 flat-top guitar made its first catalog appearance in 1932 amidst many improvements across the steel string acoustic line. The L-00 model was Gibson’s lowest priced name brand flat-top acoustic guitar with humble appointments including a stencil painted *unsafe* “Gibson” logo, single layer top and back binding, and simple pearl dot fretboard inlays. It was offered in a standard...
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1966 Silvertone 1454

$1,045
The Silvertone brand name was used throughout the 1960s as Sears’s name for all things musical. The Silvertone 1454 model was manufactured by Harmony in Chicago and featured three DeArmond Goldentone pickups commonly known as Gold Foil pickups. The 1454 is unique in that it features individual on/off switches, volume, and tone knobs for each pickup. This 1454 has survived in very nice...
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1982 Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer

$495
The Ibanez Tube Screamer TS-9 debuted in 1982 and lasted only until it was updated to the TS-10 in 1985. The TS-9’s circuitry was almost identical to the TS-808 except that the output section was updated which resulted in it having a bit brighter and slightly more cutting tone. The Tube Screamer’s popularity grew and the TS-9 was eventually reissued in 1992. For more information on vintage Tube...
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1966 Fender Mustang®

$1,995
The Fender Mustang debuted in 1964 as a quality electric guitar at an affordable price. Leo’s team packed it with cool features like the offset waist body shape, tremolo tailpiece, and two pickups with phase switchable wiring. Fender introduced the veneer Rosewood fretboard in place of the slab in 1962 but a few short scale Fenders escaped the factory with slab Rosewood fretboard between August...
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1964 Fender Reverb

$2,195
Prior to Fender releasing the Reverb-Amp line in 1964, guitar players utilized an external Reverb Unit in the signal chain to get that thick swampy reverb tone out of their Fender amp. The (internal) Reverb-Amps are convenient and sound wonderful but it’s hard to beat the wide range of Reverb tone from dry to total reverb monsoon. This early 1964 Fender Reverb Unit with cover has just come out...
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1963 Harmony H66 Vibra Jet

$1,395
From the 1962 Harmony Catalog, “Want unusual sound effects while playing? Would you enjoy tremolo at your fingertips, in your guitar, as now attainable only thru certain circuit amplifiers? Then Harmony’s Vibra-Jet Tremolo Electric is for you! Enjoy pulsating tremolo through your guitar, not your amplifier.” While the built in tremolo effect never really caught on in the guitar world, Harmony’s...
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1951 Silvertone 1342

$900
The Silvertone 1342 debuted in the 1950 Sears catalog in a rare but aesthetically pleasing trapezoidal cabinet shape and a green and tan color scheme. The catalog described the shape of the amp as “low, wide and handsome”. The 1342’s amplifier featured one microphone channel with one input and one instrument channel with two inputs and produced about 12 watts through two 6V6 power tubes. It had a...
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1965 Silvertone 1488

$1,200
The Silvertone 1488 was the top of the line solid body electric guitar in the Sears catalog in the 1960s. Made by Harmony in Chicago, the 1488 featured three DeArmond made gold foil pickups, individual rocker switches for each pickup and a unique volume-tone-tone-tone control layout. The Bobkat shaped body is actually slightly larger than the Harmony version. This 1965 Silvertone 1488 is in...
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1929 Gibson U-1

$700
We've got two of these in the shop right now. This one is very clean and has hardly been played at all. It has had no repairs except for adding a little glue to seal up that hairline crack. It is loud and sweet and ready for you. Comes with the original canvas bag.
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1929 Epiphone Model 0

$2,800
Ever come across one of these? This Epiphone Model 0 is construction of solid Mahogany throughout. The neck joins the body at the 13th fret and the body features X style bracing with a single tone bar. The guitar is very lightly constructed. Repairs include a neck set, a cut down saddle and one replaced tuner button. The guitar is playable in it's current condition but would benefit from...
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