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1992 Rickenbacker 360-12

Fireglo, double bound, these pre-’95 Ricks had a softer cutaway and a more blood red color than the current orange red. This one was sent to Arnquist Designs in Seattle to have the neck rebound and the crushed pearl inlay added like the 60’s Rickys. Plus other magic they do to make a better playing guitar. A total of $800 spent to perfect this guitar in 2015. Nice flame, nice color, a beauty that...
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1995 HOFNER Cavern Bass

Sunburst, German made, early 90’s lefty with super cool features: one piece back, extra cavern style pickup in the case (easy to install), three piece maple neck, 1960 style logo, pearl dots graduated, left hand side dots, spruce top of course, but wait here is the juicy part: original 1960 "rugby ball tuners and original 1960 control assembly with 1960 pots-not reissue. These last two items are...
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1997 Gibson Historic '59 ES-355

Cherry, mint as in unplayed. Bought new and put under the bed 20 years ago. Now she seeks a new owner. Very flamed, every inch of it. Multi bound, gold hardware that’s in new condition and that classic varitone switch used by BB King and Willie’s fave Chuck Berry. Early custom shop logo mean premium woods and construction. BTW Gibson does not offer a custom shop ES-355. Comes with the original...
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~2012 G&L ASAT Classic S Semi Hollow Ltd. Ed.

Sunburst, on ash body, semi hollow with no f holes, maple neck and fretboard with vintage tint finish, super light as you would expect and very resonant, two MFD single coils and an added vintage stacked Duncan in the bridge position (original MFD included), 5 way selector, really clean, barely a scratch, a limited run USA made G&L, sounds and plays great, what a great guitar! Comes with the...
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1994 Taylor 512

Natural, don't see these often, mahogany back and sides and the one piece neck that the boss here prefers. Pickup added but the battery pack initially pulled off the factory label. So now the battery moved and the guitar is beautifully broken in. No cracks, tortoise binding, great little guitar. Comes with hardshell case. $1595 Go to www.williesguitars.com for more photos.
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1960 Fender® Telecaster®

Blonde, recent pro refin, otherwise 100%, slab rosewood board with clay dots, feather light at 6 pounds, pots date to the 9th week of ’60, neck has no date typical of ’59/early ’60. Came to us with stripped finish but a one owner guitar. Original wiring with mud switch but killer pickups! Very hard to find pre-CBS Teles. We see 10 Strats to 1 pre-CBS Tele. No…more like 20 strats per each tele....
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1974 Fender® Precision Bass®

Sunburst, maple with factory A neck, EX+++ An outstanding light example with late ’74 pots and neck date. Nice color on this example. Earliest black pickguard era with strong original pickup and acoustic tone. Just 8.5 pounds and played with flatwounds so no fretwear. Comes with the original hard case made of wood with leather ends and nickel fittings. Treat yourself. $3150 Go to...
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2001 Gibson SG STANDARD

Black, lots of playing wear and distressing, bound rosewood fretboard, added gold hardware and pickups, Saxony coat of arms on top, no breaks, nice light, a great player, ready for more rock and roll service time, dying to get back on the road…can you help? Comes with a non original hard case. $950 Go to www.williesguitars.com for more photos.
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1963 Gibson Melody Maker

Sunburst on slim mahogany body, nice big neck and wide nut width, Brazilian rosewood fretboard, dual melody maker pickups, in good shape a few nicks on body and back of neck, all in all a really nice example, light weight vintage fun, comes with the original gator case. $1300 Go to www.williesguitars.com for more photos.
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1993 Fender® American Standard Stratocaster®

Sunburst, on light weight alder body with good grain and even hints of flame on back. Rosewood board, medium jumbo frets, 9.5" radius, Black guard added (Stevie Ray looks). Great solid USA strat, comes with a gig bag. $795 Go to www.williesguitars.com for more photos.
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1967 Epiphone Riviera

Tea Burst, finish nicely aged, with optional gold hardware and Bigsby. Grover Imperial tuners likely added later, no breaks, great tone via Gibson Mini humbucking pickups, Brazilian Rosewood fretboard, original custom made plaque, hard to find vintage guitar, comes with the original hard case. Go to www.williesguitars.com for more photos.
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1992 Fender® Precision Bass® Lyte

Montego Black on foto flame finish, 1 P-bass and 1 Jazz bass pickup, four knobs for pan, active bass boost/cut, active treble boost/cut, volume and pickup selection, gold hardware, foto flame crack (not body), nice and light and fun to play, made in Japan, comes with a non original hard case. $699 Go to www.williesguitars.com for more photos.
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2017 Martin 000-30 Authentic 1919

Natural, the whole authentic line has been a great success causing some panic in boutique guitar builders. Why? Come and play one, you’ll see. The Martin guitar of old is back and badder than ever. This is the newest addition to the Authentic line. Features: Madagascar quarter sawn book matched body with VTS aged Adirondack top. Hide glue construction, scalloped aged braces (authentic 1919...
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1992 Gibson Midtown Standard

Montego Black on foto flame finish, 1 P-bass and 1 Jazz bass pickup, four knobs for pan, active bass boost/cut, active treble boost/cut, volume and pickup selection, gold hardware, foto flame crack (not body), nice and light and fun to play, made in Japan, comes with a non original hard case. $699 Go to www.williesguitars.com for more photos.
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2014 Fender® American Standard Ltd. Ed. Channel Bound Stratocaster®

Sonic Blue, limited run channel bound fingerboard is inlaid into the neck, eliminates side seams for a comfortable playing feel, board is also a compound radius of 9.5"-14" for easy bending all the way up the neck, this one shows light pick scratches on and above the pickguard, comes with the original hard case. $999 Go to www.williesguitars.com for more photos.
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2017 Fender® American Professional Telecaster®

Sonic Gray on alder body, rosewood fretboard with 9.5" radius, really cool new US made model featuring Tim Shaw designed V-Mod Tele pickups with A2 and A5 Alnico magnets for higher highs and deeper lows, new deep C neck profile which gets a little bigger as you move up the neck, narrow tall frets for better intonation and deeper bends. Also has a new bone nut and compensated brass bridge saddles...
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1999 Taylor 714ce

Natural, solid cedar top, rosewood back and sides, grand auditorium body with cutaway and Fishman Prefix Blender pickup system. from the old factory, Willie prefers the one piece neck era Taylors for obvious reasons. Gold hardware. A few dings on the top, nicely yellowed with age. $2400 Go to www.williesguitars.com for more photos.
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Tobacco Sunburst, did you know that Tobacco Sunburst was not a standard color this year? It was optional. This guitar has a flamey body, flip out crank tuners (still made in Germany by Schaller). All original with nice dish top, big frets and the now classic protector case. A big neck classic Les Paul that you will love. Did we mention the Tim Shaw pickups? Go to www.williesguitars.com for more...
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1974 Gibson J-160E

Sunburst, electric acoustic. Like the iconic Beatles era this one is mahogany body with spruce top and has a factory installed pickup. Unlike the earlier model this has a solid spruce top and is x braced-double x braced in fact. This one has a low saddle but plays well. Has a nice color, cool acoustic sound on stage (Norwegian Wood) and deluxe hard case. $1750 Go to www.williesguitars.com for...
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1993 National Jazz Blues

Early wood body model with ivoroid bound mahogany body and maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. Nickel hardware and an original resonator made like nobody but National can. Rare find, better hurry. Comes with the original hard case. Great reso for $1750 Go to www.williesguitars.com for more photos.
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1968 Guild® D-35

Natural, Hoboken factory era, Guild’s response to the Martin D-18. This one has mahogany body and neck, Brazilian fingerboard and bridge and nice wide grain Adirondack top. Well played with neck finish worn and repaired top crack. Neck set done with good saddle. Beautiful tone. Sent through shop and ready to play. Comes with a gig bag. $1895 Go to www.williesguitars.com for more photos.
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2013 Martin 00-DB Jeff Tweedy #581

Near mint condition. Featuring a 25.4" scale length, mahogany sunburst finish on solid mahogany top back and sides, Black Richlite fingerboard with White Corian Foden style inlays, 1 ¾" at nut, modified V neck profile, 2 5/16" bridge saddle spacing, nickel open back tuners with butterbean knobs, tortoise binding and end piece, style 18 back purfling, bone nut and saddle, Delmar tortoise guard,...
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~1992 SOVTEK MIG-50

Here we have a very cool amplifier, the first real production model Sovtek head. Dating to 1992 or 1993, this one has the early handle, misspelled "PRESENSE" control and MODEL 001 designation, no wooden trim around the faceplate. Three 12AX7s and two 5881 output tubes, about 45 watts of output, normal and bright inputs. Sort of a cross between a tweed Bassman and a JTM45, manufactured in Saratov,...
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2017 Dr. Z CURE

New from the great Dr. Z, the Cure is somewhat parallel to the Z-Lux but a little streamlined, and can be thought of as a Therapy but in a combo format. A custom 12" Eminence Z12 loudspeaker driven by a pair of 6V6s and a custom-wound Triad Magnetics output transformer, 5AR4 tube rectification, master volume, and a footswitchable EQ bypass boost control (footswitch included) round out the feature...
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1986 Fender® Telecaster® MIJ

Natural on ash body, rosewood board with dot inlays, Surprisingly light with American pots and switch. Added brass saddles and 70’s era F tuners (not reissue) along with American Fender pickup replacements. Ash tele under 8 pounds? Say yes and the gig bag is free. $1150 Go to www.williesguitars.com for more photos.
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2015 Martin GPCPA2

Natural, used model, great for stage or studio, Featuring a factory Fishman Aura pickup system, FSC Certified spruce top and mahogany back and sides, Grand Performance body shape with cutaway, FSC certified Richlite fingerboard with style 28 dot inlays, 1 3/4" at nut, performing artist neck profile, faux tortoise multi stripe rosette, this one in good shape with light to average playing wear, no...
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1968 Gibson SG Jr.

Cherry with original maestro tremolo. One piece Honduran Mahogany body factory original dark cherry with one piece neck. Feather light with unusual fat neck. All stock, no breaks, comes with the original soft shell case. $2500 Go to www.williesguitars.com for more photos.
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2017 Fender® The Edge Stratocaster®

Black on alder body, based on The Edge’s favorite seventies strat with many desirable modern upgrades, Exciting new model featuring a quartersawn maple neck, C neck profile and 9.5" radius, two Fender Custom Stagger 50’s neck and middle pickups along with a Dimarzio FS-1 bridge pickup. Also has a contoured heel and locking tuners. A very well thought out functional Strat by the U2 guitar master....
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2017 Dr. Z EMS Head and Cabinet

“Three generations of classic British rock tones in one box.” – Dr. Z The latest from Dr. Z, the EMS is powered by a pair of EL34s and features user-selectable tube or solid-state rectification, a master volume, an output transformer that is an exact duplicate of the Drake 784-139, a hi/lo sensitivity switch that engages a cascaded-gain preamp stage and a "touch" control that allows one to go...
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1966 Fender® Jazz Bass®

Sunburst, bound rosewood board with block inlays, in excellent condition. One of the nicest examples we’ve had because lightweight, blocks and binding is cheaper than dot inlays but we’ve always loved the look of blocks. This has the original pickups that were rewound by Fralin which sound great. Otherwise stock, nice finish on alder body, gold logo. Very light at 8.75 pounds. You’ll never regret...
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