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1958 Gibson J-45 (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

1958 Gibson J-45 (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

The immensely successful slope-shoulder dreadnought design of the Gibson J-45 produces a distinctively warm, full tone with sparkling highs and rich midrange tones, and a well represented but not booming bottom end. It’s also fairly loud, but not overwhelmingly so.

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1963 Gibson J-50 Natural (consignment) SOLD

1963 Gibson J-50 Natural (consignment) SOLD

This 1963 Gibson J-50 Natural is in quite good playing order, with lots of saddle height. It plays well and sounds great – it has been played over the years and you can tell from the tone.

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1966 Epiphone FT-79 Texan Acoustic (consignment) SOLD

1966 Epiphone FT-79 Texan Acoustic (consignment) SOLD

It’s almost a certainty that you’ve heard a mid-1960’s Epiphone FT-79 Texan – Paul McCartney used his on the recording of ‘Yesterday’, which appeared on the 1965 Beatles album ‘Help!” and as a single; and on the tune ‘Blackbird’, on the Beatles’ White Album.

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1999 Schoenberg Soloist OM SOLD

1999 Schoenberg Soloist OM SOLD

This specific 1999 Schoenberg Soloist OM was built by at Martin Dana Bourgeois before he launched his own shop and label. It is built with an Adirondack Spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back,sides and headplate, mahogany neck, with snowflake-inlaid ebony for the fingerboard and pyramid style bridge.

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2001 Sergei deJonge Steel String (consignment) SOLD

2001 Sergei deJonge Steel String (consignment)  SOLD

Tonally, this 2001 Sergei de Jonge cutaway steel string is huge. It’s fairly loud, the highs are rich and sparkling, the midrange is fully represented and the bass strings have the bell-like resonance of a plucked Grand. This could be a spectacular instrument to sit and play – or listen to – or record.

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1963 Gibson J-45 Sunburst (consignment) SOLD

1963 Gibson J-45 Sunburst (consignment)  SOLD

The Gibson J-45 is justifiably one of the most popular steel string guitars ever. The physical design of the slope-shoulder dreadnought is comfortable standing or sitting – not too large – and the tone is full, rich and warm without being boomy in the bottom or harsh in the high end. It fits perfectly into many musical genres.

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