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Godin 5th Avenue Jazz Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 2013

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Listed: 17/11/2017

Godin 5th Avenue Jazz Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 2013

The Godin 5th Avenue Jazz is aimed squarely at the jazz guitarist using amplfiication, using an arched, laminated top and back with a single neck-mount mini humbucker. The design is classic and straight ahead.

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Gibson ES-345 Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar, 1964

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Listed: 16/11/2017

Gibson ES-345 Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar, 1964

The Gibson ES-345 is the middle range of Gibson’s ES Thinline series and first appeared in 1958, using the new Seth Lover designed Humbucking pickups. Here we have a cherry red 1964 model, built at the historic Kalamazoo, Michigan plant.

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Gibson ES-5 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1949

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Listed: 14/11/2017

Gibson ES-5 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1949

The Gibson ES-5 appeared in 1949 and was the first ES – Electric Spanish – guitar with three pickups.   Originally equipped only with rotary pots for volume and tone controls, this model was revised in 1955 as the ES-5 Switchmaster.     Using a full size cutaway archtop body made with maple laminates for feedback rejection, the original ES-5 had individual volume controls and one master tone control.   Depending on the pot rotation, you could have all three pickups at any blend level. 

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1965 Guild F-47 Bluegrass Steel String Acoustic Guitar

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Listed: 14/11/2017

1965 Guild F-47 Bluegrass Steel String Acoustic Guitar

Introduced in 1963, the Guild F-47 Bluegrass model was aimed at the exploding folk and bluegrass boom. This is a 1965 model built in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Gibson L-5 6-String Custom Banjo, 1961

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Gibson L-5 6-String Custom Banjo, 1961

Here’s a rare oddity – custom built to order by Gibson during 1961, a melding of a Gibson L-5 style six string neck and a Gibson Mastertone RB-3 banjo pot. This unique instrument is in very good complete and original condition.

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National Triolian Polychrome “Palm Yellow'” Resophonic Guitar, 2010

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Listed: 13/11/2017

National Triolian Polychrome "Palm Yellow'" Resophonic Guitar, 2010

National Triolian Polychrome ‘Palm Yellow’ Resophonic Guitar, 2010

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Collings CJ MH A SS SB Short Scale Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 2008

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Collings CJ MH A SS SB Short Scale Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 2008

The Collings CJ is a take on the classic ‘Gibson style’ slope-shouldered dreadnought guitar, one of the two most successful large-body designs – the other being the ‘Martin style’ square shoulder. These two designs both date to the early ears of the 20th century, with the guitars Martin built for the Ditson company from around 1916.

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Gibson ES-345 Thinline Archtop Electric Tobacco Sunburst, 2003

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Listed: 13/11/2017

Gibson ES-345 Thinline Archtop Electric Tobacco Sunburst, 2003

The Gibson ES-345 appeared in 1958 with its sister models, the ES-335 and ES-355 as a groundbreaking solution to the problem posed by rapidly increasing guitar amplifier volumes. This design provides the tonal response of an archtop with the feedback resistance of a solidbody guitar.

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Charvel Warren DeMartini Signature Snake Guitar – 2010

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Listed: 10/11/2017

Charvel Warren DeMartini Signature Snake Guitar - 2010

Today we have from 2010, a Charvel Warren DeMartini Signature Snake guitar in original condition, set up for personal use by one of our repair staff.

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Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose G6119 Thinline Archtop Dark Cherry, 2008

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Listed: 08/11/2017

Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose G6119 Thinline Archtop Dark Cherry, 2008

The Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennesee Rose, G6119, is a direct descendant of the Gretsch Tennessean produced from 1958 to 1980, renamed for legal reasons. The Tennessean trademark is still owned by Gibson, and wasn’t included when the Chet Atkins and Country Gentleman names were bought back by Gretsch. Otherwise, the Tennessee Rose and Tennessean are the same design.

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Guild D-40BG Bluegrass Jubilee Dreadnought Sunburst, 2009

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Listed: 07/11/2017

Guild D-40BG Bluegrass Jubilee Dreadnought Sunburst, 2009

For a long time, bluegrass players relied on guitars like this Guild D-40BG Bluegrass Jubilee. Well built to withstand heavy playing, these Guilds deliver a large amount of clear, crisp tone.

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Gretsch 6124 Single Anniversary 1960

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Listed: 06/11/2017

Gretsch 6124 Single Anniversary 1960

Gretsch introduced the Anniversary model in 1958 to celebrate their 75th year in business, and it was produced until 1975 (for the last four years as the 7560). Gretsch re-introduced it as the 6118 for the 120th Anniversary, and it’s still in production.

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Our Most Recent Amps and Electronics Arrivals

2014 Louis Electric KR12 Tube Amplifier

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Listed: 15/08/2017

2014 Louis Electric KR12 Tube Amplifier

The Louis Electric KR12 design is drawn from the amp built for and used by Hubert Sumlin, who for years was Howlin Wolf’s guitarist.

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1997 Fender Super Amp 4×10

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1997 Fender Super Amp 4x10

The Fender Super Amp has been built in a number of versions over the years, starting as 20 watts in 1946 and finally up to 60 watts.

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Vox MV50 50 Watt Amplifiers

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Listed: 05/06/2017

Vox MV50 50 Watt Amplifiers

We’ve been waiting for the new Vox MV50 amps since they appeared at last winter’s NAMM show. They’ve arrived and they are impressive!

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Demeter MB-2 Midboost – Fat Control

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Listed: 25/05/2017

Demeter MB-2 Midboost - Fat Control

The Demeter MB-2 Midboost/Fat Control is back in stock! For guitar players looking to add depth, warmth and some extra punch, a midbooster can be perfect.

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2014 Louis Electric KR12 Combo Amplifier

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Listed: 24/05/2017

2014 Louis Electric KR12 Combo Amplifier

Louis Electric is run by Louis Rosano, who has been designing and hand building amps for over 20 years, with a who’s who client list.

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1969 Fender Pro Reverb Amplifier REDUCED

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Listed: 21/03/2017

1969 Fender Pro Reverb Amplifier  REDUCED

Built from 1965 to 1982, the Fender Pro Reverb amp originally pushed 40 tube watts (70 watts after 1976) out of a pair of 12 inch speakers.

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Aclam Smart Track

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Listed: 05/02/2016

Aclam Smart Track

The Aclam system is one of the most versatile and easy to set up pedalboard systems we’ve seen, and it’s a really great idea.

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Aclam Smart Track Pedalboard System

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Listed: 06/08/2015

Aclam Smart Track Pedalboard System

We’ve just received a shipment of very interesting Aclam Smart Track pedalboard components, direct from Aclam Guitars in Barcelona, Spain. These are a very good idea!

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Blackstar ID Core Beam Bluetooth Amplifier

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Listed: 01/06/2015

Blackstar ID Core Beam Bluetooth Amplifier

We just received a number of the new Blackstar ID Core BEAM Bluetooth amplfiiers. Introduced at the winter NAMM show, these are great practice amps, for electric and acoustic guitar AND bass with lots of tones and useful effects, headphone outputs and USB updatable patches and firmware. Plus, the USB port will connect directly to recording software via ASIO drivers.

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