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Kay Pro Electric 1952 (consignment) SOLD

Kay Pro Electric 1952 (consignment)  SOLD

The Kay instrument company made many, many instruments from the late 1930’s. This Kay Pro Electric from 1952 is in excellent condition and is a good example of what was available just before solidbody guitars really took off.

Kay instruments were widely used by many top pop popular artists, from jazz great Barney Kessel to Andrew McMahon in Howlin’ Wolf’s band.

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Ibanez Model 2471, 1976 No Longer Available

Ibanez Model 2471, 1976  No Longer Available

Ibanez produced a large number of good copies of popular brand guitars, and at their top end were renderings of the ‘Johhny Smith’ archtops. This 1976 example, the model 2471, is in good shape with a modification – the volume and tone controls, originally mounted on the pickguard, have been moved to the top.

Despite being a close copy, this is not what’s known as a ‘lawsuit’ model. The lawsuit was over Ibanez’ use of the open-book headstock shape, and by this time Ibanez had stopped using that design, opting for this shape which they still use.

This is a really, really nice instrument and is priced far below what it copies. We know of one top local jazz player who has used one of these for years.

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Supro Sahara in Blue, 1965 (consignment) SOLD

Supro Sahara in Blue, 1965 (consignment) SOLD

Here’s a really cool, and well preserved, Supro Sahara from 1965 in Blue Metalflake! These guitars are a lot of fun to play and are quite attractive.

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Guild X-160 B, 1994 (consignment) SOLD

Guild X-160 B, 1994 (consignment)  SOLD

Here’s an excellent condition Guild X-160 B from 1994. The X-160 is a hollow-body archtop made using maple and with a single venetian (rounded) cutaway, and the B stands for ‘Blonde’.

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Harrison GB Custom Mahogany 2009 SOLD

Harrison GB Custom Mahogany 2009 SOLD

This Harrison GB Custom Mahogany model by Doug Harrison has it all, top notch crafstmanship, excellent playability, great looks and killer tone! Sells for $3900.

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DOS Ricky 330 2008 (Consignment) SOLD

DOS Ricky 330 2008 (Consignment) SOLD

Here is a cool Korean made Rickenbacker 330 copy which is in great shape, priced really well and might even play better then some Rickenbackers! Sells for $499.

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