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1980 Gibson Les Paul Custom

Here’s a fine specimen of a slightly polarizing guitar, the rode-hard-and-put-away-wet Norlin-era Gibson Les Paul Custom. Some clutch their pearls and pine for the late '50s or, alternatively, the early '90s, but to others, nothing screams "rock and roll" louder. 10.5 pounds, no breaks, Wine Red finish, "patent stamp" humbuckers, Gibson-branded Schaller keystone tuners, yellowed speed knobs,...
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2017 Martin 0-42

Serial number 2087822. EX++. A delightfully resonant and responsive fingerstyle guitar. Hand-selected high-altitude Swiss alpine spruce over hand-selected bookmatched Madagascar rosewood. In classic high-end Martin style this 0-42 has a 1 % 3/4" nut width and a comfy modified v neck shape with black ebony fingerboard, snowflake inlays, and bound in grained ivoroid 3-layer binding, and pearl C.F....
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2021 Rickenbacker 660-12

Fireglo with checkered binding, bound rosewood fretboard with full-length triangular inlays, dual vintage toaster top single-coil pickups, vintage tailpiece, two volume and two tone controls, one blend control, gold pickguard, super playable 1 ¾” nut width makes these the easiest playing 12 string out there, comes with new hardshell case.
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1989 Flatiron Performer

"A" model, with added pickup, sunburst. Sitka top over very flamed maple back and sides, back of neck finish somewhat worn, otherwise a very nice instrument made shortly after Gibson bought the company. Made in Bozeman, Montana, great tone, with original hardshell case.
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1935 Gibson A-50

F-hole mandolin, sunburst, VG+++, a really nice script-logo prewar Gibson with a carved Adirondack spruce tap and aged maple back and sides. Note the elevated Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard as found on 1935 models. Bound top and back, newer bridge (we can't fool you), set up well with fresh strings. No major issues except missing pickguard. Has the scrapes and dings every 85-year-old instrument...
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1932 Gibson L-00

Tuxedo Black, why are these pre-war Gibsons so sought after? First: tone. These were simple budget-priced guitars but made of woods that are simply not available anymore. It’s all about the wood baby. Then the black ones look fantastic but they are the first-ever of the now legendary L-00 acoustic guitars. The sunburst models came next. This one is in remarkable condition with a Brazilian...
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2018 Martin 00-28H

Ambertone Shade top, 24.9” scale, Englemann Spruce top with its beautiful bear claw grain and East Indian rosewood back and sides and highly flamed koa binding. You’ll also notice the unique rosette around the sound hole. Genuine mahogany neck with modified low oval neck profile and 1 3/4” nut width, and ebony fingerboard with diamond and square inlay. Scalloped 1/4” top bracing, ebony bridge...
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1967 Gibson J-50

Near-mint. We have seen a lot of Gibson J-50s over the last 35 years. This one rates as one of the cleanest ever, a real investment-grade guitar. This early '67 has a large neck for the time period topped with a Brazilian rosewood fretboard that shows nice reddish color and grain, the tuners are original nickel Klusons and function as they should. The back and sides are air-dried Honduran...
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1966 Ampeg J-12D Jet

1x12" combo in blue check vinyl covering, about 15 watts from a pair of 7591s, 2x6BK11 preamp, solid state rectifier (first year for that feature and the only year Ampeg called this model the "J-12D"), 12" Jensen C-12R loudspeaker, volume, tone, and tremolo controls. This one is all-original but the control panel has a fair amount of corrosion as you can see in the photos. Structurally and...
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2019 Gibson Historic '57 Les Paul Custom

Black Beauty, in great shape, the original mahogany top version on mahogany body, three Custombucker humbuckers, ’50’s rounded neck profile, bound ebony fretboard with MOP block inlays, medium jumbo frets, Gold Kluson Waffleback tuners, some light scratches on back, weighs in at 10.1 pounds, comes with the original COA and hang tags in the original custom shop hardshell case.
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1973 Guild Jetstar JS II Bass

Walnut on mahogany body, 30.5” scale, unbound rosewood fretboard with dot inlays, two great sounding humbucking pickups, mini switch, two volume and two tone controls, some playing wear but no abuse or breaks, super cool vintage Guild bass, comes with the original hard case.
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2021 Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster

Figured ash body in "Blackguard Blonde" nitrocellulose lacquer, big chunky "''50 Blackguard U"-profile maple neck, 7.25" radius, tall vintage frets, 7.9 pounds overall, 1-ply phenolic black guard (of course), knurled dome knobs, vintage-style tuning machines, 3-saddle bridge, a matched pair of Custom Shop Hand-wound '50-51 Blackguard single-coil pickups with 3-way selector, master volume and...
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1964 Epiphone FT-79 Texan

Sunburst, same guitar as a Gibson J-45. Same year as Paul McCartney’s famous natural finish Texan. Mahogany body and neck with Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Sitka Spruce top wit two repaired cracks and a few battle scars that are not cracks. Has original nickel Klusons with new buttons, original strap button. Three-layer top binding (just like a J-45) and single layer bound back...
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1974 Gibson Les Paul Custom

Black Beauty. A really great player as it's been refetted (you're welcome), the finish is in great shape, and no breaks. Original pickups but new pots and switch. The original pots were placed on cardboard with the caps and remain in the case. Switch changed too. Knobs look like old repros. But as Willie has said for the last 2 years: Early '70s Gibsons are on the rise and it's still true. This...
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1979 Fender Champ

EX++. A crispy-clean handwired 6-watt all-tube amp with original 8" alnico Fender speaker. Original manual, flyer, and schematic included in factory Fender envelope. Here is what the Fender catalog says: "6 watts RMS (12 watts peak), 2 tubes (1 dual-purpose - equivalent to 3-tube performance), rectifier tube, 14 & 1/2"h, 17"w, 7 & 1/4"d, 20 pounds. Volume, treble, and bass controls with inputs...
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1966 Epiphone FT-110 Frontier

Natural, flame maple back and sides, mahogany neck, Brazilian Rosewood board and bridge with a nice wide grained Sitka Spruce top, tear drop pickguard. Gibson used Dove maple bodies for the Frontier with 7 layers of top binding and 5 layers on back, gold Klusons and like most square shouldered Gibson flat tops they has a longer scale of 25.5” not 24 3/4”. This one has a book matched top with...
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1956 Martin Style 3 Mahogany

Natural, soprano ukulele. From the original owner. A nice 85-year-old gentleman who bought it new loved it, played it constantly until a decade ago when it became hard for him to play anymore. You may covet them, play them but you don’t own them forever. So now it goes to its next keeper. Great sounding, but with obvious wear to the lacquer from playing. Eight layer top binding and even more...
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2021 Nash T69TL

Sonic Blue on an alder body, medium level aging, rosewood fretboard with dot inlays, C neck profile, 6105 frets, Lollar pickups, three-ply mint guard, nice and light at 6.5 pounds, a really killer finish, these Nash guitars are all super playable and sound fantastic, comes with a new hard case. $3100 list $2170.
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1979 Gibson Les Paul Standard

Sunburst, flame top, refin top and neck, added Duncan pickups, a killer-sounding old Les Paul with a rather rare (for the time period) flamed maple top, nice bigger neck, comes with a non-original SKB hard case.
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1970 Taka 5 String Banjo

5-string gold-plated banjo. A Gibson Mastertone copy made in Japan, hoop and plate flange (not cast), 20-hole tone ring, 13-layer laminate rim, and 2 coordinator rods all add up to a pretty cool find. Planetary tuners and clamshell tailpiece, note the pearl block at end of the fingerboard, very much a nod to Gibson. Comes in original hard case (in sad shape, missing hinges) but overall a...
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2020 Kamaka HF-3

Natural, WOW! Look at that beautiful solid koa top back and sides! Also with rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, 17” scale length, handmade by the Hawaiian masters since 1916. Pretty much the industry standard for the tenor uke. Comes with a new hard case.
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2020 Kamaka HF-2LDC

A deluxe custom-made 2 level Uke with choice Cedar top, deluxe binding, long tenor length neck and an open headstock for improved tension and volume. These custom-made Kamaka’s are the stuff dreams are made of with a 6-7 month wait to get one. Comes with a deluxe hard case.
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2020 Kamaka HF-3D

Natural, tenor size, 17” scale, super flamed koa, rosewood binding with rope purfling, deluxe tuners with tortoise buttons, sweet warm koa tone, made in Hawaii, comes with a new deluxe hard case.
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Fender American Vintage Thin Skin '57 Stratocaster

White Blonde on ash body with lots of dark grain, limited edition thin skin nitro lacquer finish, nice and light at 7.5 pounds, maple neck and board with dot inlays, soft V neck profile, 7.25” radius, slightly larger frets, three AV ’50’s Strat pickups, 5-way selector, light playing wear with a few nicks on the top and back along with a bit of finish checking, original COA, bridge cover, trem arm...
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2020 Fender American Original 70's Telecaster Custom

2020 Fender American Original 70's Telecaster Custom 10 % off
Vintage Blonde, nitro lacquer finish, alder body, a seventies classic reissued with a 9.5” radius fingerboard and a Tim Shaw designed Wide Range Humbucker in the neck position, for the best of both worlds, nice and light at 8.3 pounds, this one arrived with some finish checking on the back of the neck, natures relicing free of charge, comes with a new hard case.
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2001 Gretsch 6122 Jr.

Walnut, bound ebony board with thumbprint inlays, Bigsby, dual Filtertron pickups, gold hardware, in good condition, some scratches on the back, pickguard removed and in the case, honey I shrunk the Country Gent! Comes with original hard case.
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1987 Martin HD-28P

First year Martin used this designation for a low-profile neck, which turned out to be quite a popular feature. Scalloped braces, herringbone top purfling, zig-zag pattern backstripe, 1 & 11/16" nut width. The "P" designation was dropped 2 years later but the neck profile remained the same. Second year for the adjustable truss rod - Martins always had truss rods but were slow to adopt the...
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2021 Nash T-52/HN

Get yer Keef on! Lightweight ash body (7.1 pounds overall), Butterscotch Blonde finish, heavy aging, big round "C" maple neck, 1 & 5/8" nut width, 10" radius, 25.5" scale length, 6105 frets, Lollar pickups including an Imperial humbucker in the neck position, 1-ply black guard, vintage bridge and tuners. Plays and sounds great, looks totally righteous, excellent build quality. Ash guitars are on...
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1995 Guild D-40NT True American

Natural, spruce top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and bridge. We sent it through our shop for a bridge reglue. Now freshly strung and set up, plays great. Comes with a nice hard case to go with it.
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1964 Gibson TGO

Natural, all mahogany, sounds great, went through our shop for a bridge reglue and set up. At this point with Gibson, we might mention the headstock pitch and Brazilian fingerboard which it has. Then we mention this big pre-’65 neck (which it does not have). Now we’ll mention no cracks and a nice original brown case and again the tone. Do you play uke? Oh man. Last it’s stamped with a music store...
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