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Here’s a lovely, near mint 2010 FireGlo Rickenbacker 4003 Bass. The 4003 Bass is the successor to the 4001, which it finally fully replaced in 1986.
Visually, the differences between the 4001 and 4003 are subtle. However, the 4003 sports a different truss rod system with adjusters at either end of the neck, and updated wiring.
As the last of the legendary John D’Angelico’s apprentices, James ‘Jimmy’ D’Aquisto produced some of the best, most sought after – and most expensive – archtop guitars ever made. In a 1994 agreement with Fender, Fender built D’Aquisto Elite archtops at their Terada plant in Japan. These guitars were re-issued between 1989 and 1994. This 1989 Black Fender DAquisto Elite Archtop is in pristine condition, and the black finish is quite rare.
This 1989 Fender DAquisto Elite Archtop sports a natural finish,which really shows off the flame maple laminate used on the back and sides. It’s in excellent condition with very minor wear. They feature maple laminate back and sides, solid spruce tops, a maple neck with ebony fingerboard and ebony fittings; and one humbucking pickup at the neck, with the metal parts gold plated.
Here’s a nearly perfect, built in 2000 Fender 56 NOS Stratocaster. The NOS stands for New Old Stock and this looks like it’s never been out of the case, and the case stored in a time capsule! All of the original case candy and Custom Shop certificates are included. This is about as close to mint as you can get without actually running the presses.
Here’s a medium-level relic 2013 Fano Alt de Facto EB6 Gold Top. It’s in close to new condition, though with a relic that means something entirely different than shiny! This instrument has unique lines, is extremely well built. It’s got a great clear, crisp tone with lots of definition. It’s very resonant and just rings right out. And it looks like it’s 50 years old!
The Gibson Les Paul Custom is an iconic guitar. It’s been used in pretty much every genre, from jazz, to pop, from country to metal, from punk to fusion and points between. This 1981 Wine Red Gibson Les Paul Custom is in good condition. It’s definitely seen some playing over the years, and that’s a good thing.
This 1953 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top has been converted, as many were, to a what is now standard – a bridge and stop tailpiece configuration. Aside from that, it’s been refretted for playability, and the output jack plate has been replaced, but is otherwise in original condition. The original trapeze tailpiece is included in the original 4-latch case.
This 1966 Martin D-21 was built just before Martin stopped using Brazilian rosewood in response to Brazil’s restrictions on the export of Brazilian Rosewood in lumber form. This, then, is one of the last Brazilian D-21s.
This example of the D-21 line is in good physical shape and good playing condition, and sonds quite good.