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Gretsch G5125 Electromatic Archtop Electric Black, 2005

Gretsch G5125 Electromatic Archtop Electric Black, 2005

The Gretsch G5125 Electromatic was part of a line of similar models differentiated by colour; the 5125 in black, the 5129 with a red top, the 5127 in powder blue. Based on the Gretsch Anniversary models, all shared the same hardware – a licensed Bigsby tailpiece with aluminum bridge, Kluson style tuners, and deArmond 2000 pickups that simulated the classic single coil DynaSonics.

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Price: $750.00 CAD
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Eastman T64V P90 Bigsby Thinline Hollowbody, Amber Antique Varnish

Eastman T64V P90 Bigsby Thinline Hollowbody, Amber Antique Varnish

Built on the concept of the thin bodied yet fully hollow archtop electric guitar, the Eastman T64V delivers the tone, feel and look of early 1960s models. Gibson produced the first of these in 1959 with the ES-330, and in 1961 extended the design to their Epiphone line as the ES-230 Casino. That model was quickly picked up by British players including Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison who used theirs on many hits.

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Price: $2,650.00 CAD
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Eastman T59 V Thinline Archtop Electric Antique Varnish

Eastman T59 V Thinline Archtop Electric Antique Varnish

The Eastman T59 V is a take on one of the most successful and influential of Ted McCarty’s innovations, the thinline, semi-hollow archtop electric guitar. Around 1957, Gibson was looking to update its product line to address a number of issues, one of which was the rise in amplified stage volumes causing feedback. While the engineering team is credited with most of the design, it was apparently president Ted McCarty’s idea to put a solid Maple block through the center of the guitar.

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Price: $2,650.00 CAD
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Eastman SB59_V Solidbody Black, 2020

Eastman SB59_V Solidbody Black, 2020

Here we have a nearly new Eastman SB59_V single cutaway, carved top solidbody with all the features that make this model one of the best deals going! The Eastman SB59_V reflects the classic late 1950s design for a single cutaway, Flamed Maple on Mahogany solidbody with humbucking pickups. While it follows the formula, it’s not a precise copy and Eastman uses their own designs. As a ‘Vintage’ style model, this guitar has undergone an treatment process to simulate the wear of decades of use – except for fretwear.

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Price: $1,849.00 CAD
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Gibson ES175 Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1966

Gibson ES175 Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1966

One of the classic musical workhorses, the Gibson ES175 single pickup guitar made its debut in 1949 with a P-90 at the neck, with the pickup updated to the all-new humbucker in 1957. In 1952, the ES175D (for Double pickup) appeared, with a second pickup in the bridge position. These guitars were immediate hits with professional players and serious amateurs in many genres – Jazz, Pop, and Country were the most common and the ES-175 was a standard for jazz players from its introduction until being recently discontinued.  

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Price: $4,375.00 CAD
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Epiphone BB King Lucille Thinline Archtop Electric, 2015

Epiphone BB King Lucille Thinline Archtop Electric, 2015

Based closely on the currently-discontinued Gibson signature model, the Epiphone BB King Lucille is an affordable and rather good entry into the world of thinline archtop electrics.  The late, great B B King continues to have an outsized influence on blues stylings. His use of tasteful restraint combined with a wicked vibrato and an outstanding voice provide many points of emulation for countless players. For many years, BB King used top of the line Gibson thinline electric guitars, primarily the ES-355 and ES-345. Because he was the frontman and band leader, his amps would be set to maximum with stage volume controlled from the guitar; this kept his attention to the audience.

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Price: $750.00 CAD
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Douglas Harrison CJ 16 Archtop Guitar, 2019 – With New Video!

Douglas Harrison CJ 16 Archtop Guitar, 2019 - With New Video!

Here’s an excellent brand new Douglas Harrison CJ 16 custom archtop guitar, in Spruce and Red Maple with a Lollar Gold Foil pickup! The Harrison CJ 16 is a single-cutaway, 16 inch wide archtop with hand-carved top and back plates, as suggested by the ‘CJ’ for ‘Classic Jazz’ name. Top quality Spruce and Red Maple are used for the body, and a three-piece Maple neck carries a Macassar Ebony fingerboard. The body, neck, headstock and pickguard are bound with Roasted Maple, and the bridge and tailpiece are Macassar Ebony. 

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Price: $10,900.00 CAD
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Guild X150 Savoy Cutaway Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1961

Guild X150 Savoy Cutaway Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1961

The Guild X150 Savoy is a single cutaway carved Spruce top guitar, built from 1954 to 1965 in single and dual pickup (X150D) models and natural or sunburst finishes.  Currently, the new Guild Guitar company under Ren Ferguson – who ran the Gibson Acoustic shop in Bozeman –  offers the Guild A-150 Savoy model, with a neck-mount deArmond pickup.  Guild’s origins spring from the Epiphone company’s labour troubles following the death of founder Epi Stathopoulos in 1943.

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Price: $1,875.00 CAD
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Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Archtop Electric Vintage Yellow Burst

Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Archtop Electric Vintage Yellow Burst

The Ibanez LGB30 George Benson, introduced in 2013, is a take on the classic single-cutaway archtop electric produced by Gibson for many years. This is the lowest price of the Ibanez George Benson Signature line. George Benson has worked as a jazz guitarist and singer since he was nine, and came to worldwide attention with his 1976 album ‘Breezin’.  He’s continued to work, writing, performing and recording.  

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Price: $1,599.00 CAD
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Gibson Les Paul Supreme Translucent Black, 2012

Gibson Les Paul Supreme Translucent Black, 2012

Introduced in 2003 and built at the Nashville Tennessee shop, the Gibson Les Paul Supreme is a high-end take on the classic design and features carved, highly figured Maple top and back. The construction of the Gibson Les Paul Supreme differs from the standard Les Paul though it uses the same basic materials as the Les Paul Custom. The carved top and back set are bookmatched, highly flamed Maple, on either side of a chambered Mahogany core.

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Price: $3,650.00 CAD
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Kay Old Kraftsman Red Devil K592 Thinline Electric Red, 1962

Kay Old Kraftsman Red Devil K592 Thinline Electric Red, 1962

Here is a very cool piece from 1962 – a Kay Old Kraftsman Red Devil model K592, the top of the Speed Demon line, built for the Spiegel catalog and direct mail company. This model was built between 1962 and 1965. Kay began in 1931 as the successor to the Stromberg-Voisinet, which was itself the 1921 successor to the Groeschel company, founded in 1890. Based in Chicago, Illinois, for a time Kay was one of the largest instrument builders in the USA, and supplied many catalog companies and department stores.

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Price: $850.00 CAD
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Godin 5th Ave Uptown TR Red GT with Bigsby, 2014

Godin 5th Ave Uptown TR Red GT with Bigsby, 2014

The Godin 5th Ave Uptown GT, now discontinued, was one of the many forms the 5th Ave Uptown has taken since its launch in 2008. Here it is equipped with a pair of Duncan humbuckers a licensed Bigsby B30 tailpiece and a ‘pinned’ floating bridge. Archtop F-hole guitars were very popular from the 1930s into the 1950s, until advances in amplification allowed stage volumes to dramatically rise. Gibson’s groundbreaking ES-335 thinline was the first successful blending of the archtop tone with the feedback resistance of solidbody models.

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Price: $1,000.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Thomas Ribbecke Halfling Archtop Guitar Red Sunburst 2009

‼️Reduced‼️ Thomas Ribbecke Halfling Archtop Guitar Red Sunburst 2009

This 2009 Thomas Ribbecke Halfling archtop guitar was built especially for the 2009 Montreal Guitar Show, as an entry into the Red Collection grouping. It’s built with a carved Spruce top, carved Spalted Flame Maple back and matching sides, and Maple neck with an unbound Ebony fingerboard. The neck is a multi-scale with the center of its length being about 26 inches. There’s a large round soundhole on the top located on the upper bass bout next to the fingerboard and Bartolini pickup. Ebony is used for other components including the bridge, pickguard, tailpiece and truss rod cover. Mother of Pearl is used for the headstock Ribbecke and Halfling logos.

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Price: $9,500.00 CAD
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Gibson ES345 1964 Reissue Frost Blue, 2019

Gibson ES345 1964 Reissue Frost Blue, 2019

This is a treat – one of the last pieces from the now-closed Memphis plant, a Gibson ES345 1964 Reissue in Frost Blue with nickel plated hardware. Gibson hit the mark squarely in 1958 with the introduction of the groundbreaking thinline semi-hollow concept, coupled with their new humbucking pickups. The ES-335 and upscale ES-355 were an immediate hit, and in 1959 the line was filled out with the mid-range ES-345, which also sported Split Parallelogram position markers and a six-position Varitone circuit, but not the Stereo outputs or extra binding of the ES-355. 

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Eastman ER2 El Rey Thinline Archtop Red, 2006

Eastman ER2 El Rey Thinline Archtop Red, 2006

The Eastman ER2 El Rey is designed to produce a full archtop sound from a smaller, much lighter body – it is only 14 inches across, a bit bigger than a Gibson Les Paul. Otherwise it has a relatively typical archtop construction – solid, hand carved spruce top, solid and hand carved flame maple back, solid flame maple sides and neck, and ebony for the fingerboard, bridge base, and tailpiece cover.

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Price: $1,250.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Gretsch Country Club G6196TSP-2G Archtop Smoke Gray and Violet, 2010

‼️Reduced‼️  Gretsch Country Club G6196TSP-2G Archtop Smoke Gray and Violet, 2010

The Gretsch Country Club appeared in 1954 as one of Gretsch’s early electric guitars and targeted at the higher end jazz player needing a full size, 17 inch body and solid Spruce top. This model was in production until Gretsch folded in 1981, reappeared between 1995 and 1999 as a US built reissue, and again since 2001 as a pro-line model, Made in Japan by Terada.

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Price: $2,750.00 CAD
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Kay ‘TrueTone’ Speed Demon K573 Thinline Sunburst, 1962

Kay 'TrueTone' Speed Demon K573 Thinline Sunburst, 1962

Beyond the TrueTone name, this is a Kay K537 model, with an arched top and back body made of laminated Maple, a bolt on Maple neck with bound Rosewood fingerboard and brass frets, floating Rosewood bridge, trapeze tailpiece, and Kluson Deluxe single-line tuners. The original pickguard is intact and included.

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Price: $999.99 CAD
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Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean 6119 Thinline Electric Walnut, 1966

Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean 6119 Thinline Electric Walnut, 1966

Here is a Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean 6119, dating to December of 1966, before the July 31 1967 sale of Gretsch to the Baldwin Piano Company. Introduced in 1958 and built until 1980, the Tennessean started as full size, hollow body and single-pickup, plainer version of the 6120. For 1961, however, Gretsch made dramatic changes to many models and the 6119 gained the new, sealed ElectroTone body and a pair of new single coil HiLo’Tron pickups.

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Price: $3,950.00 CAD
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Eastman MDC805 Mandocello Classic Finish

Eastman MDC805 Mandocello Classic Finish

The Eastman MDC805 Mandocello is a wonderful, rich sounding instrument that works well as a solo, ensemble or accompaniment instrument in a wide range of styles and genres, from Celtic to Classical, Latin and back again. The Mandocello had been in existence for some centuries in Europe, beginning with flat back and then bowl back. However, in 1905 Orville Gibson’s company began producing mandolin family instruments, including Mandocello models that drew from his blending of violin and guitar concepts. 

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Price: $2,759.00 CAD
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Recording King KayKraft Venetian Tenor Style B Guitar, 1931

Recording King KayKraft Venetian Tenor Style B Guitar, 1931

Here we’re looking at a Recording King KayKraft Venetian Tenor Style B Guitar, built around 1931 at the KayKraft plant in Chicago, Illinois for Montgomery-Ward.  It is in good working order, and has had a headstock repair. An archtop type instrument, the top is Spruce and back are Mahogany, both heat formed and ladder braced into the arched form. The sides and neck are Mahogany, with the fingerboard and bridge made of dark-stained Maple. The head plate is a ‘pearloid’ plastic with ‘Recording King’ stencilled on. The open gear tuning machines are not original but the rest of the hardware appears to be.

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Price: $999.99 CAD
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Hofner Club 40 Thin Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 1957

Hofner Club 40 Thin Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 1957

The Hofner Club 40 was built from around 1953 until the early 1960’s, distributed by Selmer in the UK and very popular with skiffle groups and players, including both John Lennon and George Harrison.   At this time, Hofner guitars were built in Bubenreuth, Bavaria.  Bearing similarities to violin bass construction, the Hofner Club 40 features a sealed, hollow body, with a solid Spruce top and Maple for the sides and flat back. The body is bound with black and a white/black purfling layer.

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Price: $2,750.00 CAD
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Gibson ES335 Stop Tailpiece Conversion Cherry, 1968

Gibson ES335 Stop Tailpiece Conversion Cherry, 1968

Introduced in early 1958, the Gibson ES335 was an immediate hit with most players who had been using full bodied archtop guitars, because it addressed very real issues with increasing stage volumes. It was adopted by players in almost every genre, from country to jazz, R&B to rock. Originally equipped with a stop tailpiece and adjustable tune-o-matic or ABR bridge, in 1965 Gibson switched to a traditional simple trapeze tailpiece, and continued to do so until discontinuing the model in 1981. In the meantime, many guitarists removed the trapeze and had stop tailpieces installed on their ES335s.

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Price: $3,750.00 CAD
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Harrison GB Custom Redwood Burl Top, 2017

Harrison GB Custom Redwood Burl Top, 2017

Here is a lovely Harrison GB Custom Redwood Burl top thinline archtop, built in Toronto during 2017 and based on a design for the late jazz artist Gary Benson. Douglas Harrison has been building arched top guitars for some years now and his GB Custom has been very popular, with most I have seen being true custom models, with varying tops and hardware configurations.

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Price: $4,900.00 CAD
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Gretsch 6071 Hollowbody Bass Walnut, 1968

Gretsch 6071 Hollowbody Bass Walnut, 1968

Built from 1968 to 1972, the Gretsch 6071 bass is a thin hollow body bass, using Gretsch’s sealed ElectroTone body and a one Super ‘Tron type bass pickup. It’s closely related to the dual pickup 6073 bass built to 1971, most famously used by Peter Tork with the Monkees. Here we’re looking at an early and largely original Gretsch 6071 bass, built in 1968, its first year of production at the Brooklyn plant. It features a laminate Maple ElectroTone body with faux F-holes.

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Price: $2,100.00 CAD
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Gibson ES 150D Double Cutaway Archtop Electric Walnut, 1972

Gibson ES 150D Double Cutaway Archtop Electric Walnut, 1972

Here’s a rarity – the Gibson ES 150D, a double cutaway, full depth hollow body archtop electric built around 1972 at the Kalamazoo plant during the Norlin years. Drawing inspiration from the venerable ES-150 model – introduced in 1936 with the ‘Charlie Christian’ pickup and built until 1956 – the Gibson ES-150D is unusual. In 1958, the all-new thinline, semi-hollow ES-335 and 345 were introduced and started the final decline of the popular full depth archtop.

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Price: $3,000.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Harrison 17 Inch Archtop Natural, 2000

‼️Reduced‼️  Harrison 17 Inch Archtop Natural, 2000

Here is a Douglas Harrison 17 inch Archtop cutaway guitar, built at Harrison’s shop in Toronto, Ontario during 2000. This model is now referred to as a ‘Classic Jazz’ or CJ. This excellent instrument is built in the traditional archtop model, pairing a hand carved, solid Spruce top with a hand carved Flame Maple back.

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Price: $6,599.99 CAD
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Carvin SH550 Thinline Electric Guitar, 2003

Carvin SH550 Thinline Electric Guitar, 2003

The Carvin SH550 thinline archtop electric is still available from the successor to Carvin – Kiesel Guitars, run by descendants of Lowell Kiesel, founder of Carvin. Based on a carved Flame Maple top on a chambered Mahogany back with Mahogany neck and Indian Rosewood fingerboard, this is a very nice guitar aimed towards jazz players. This Carvin SH550 dates to around 2003 based on the owner’s recollection. Precise dating information is not available.

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Price: $1,875.00 CAD
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Harrison GB Spruce Top Thinline Archtop Amber Tint, 2007

Harrison GB Spruce Top Thinline Archtop Amber Tint, 2007

This Harrison GB Spruce top thinline archtop electric in a lovely Amber tint, built during 2008 at Harrison’s shop in Toronto, Canada. The Douglas Harrison GB  thinline archtop guitar has proven very popular with jazz guitarists. Designed with – and originally for – the late Gary Benson and built in Toronto, Ontario, the Harrison GB uses a carved solid spruce top on a chambered back. The neck has a compound radius, from 12 to 16 inches.

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Price: $4,299.00 CAD
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Matthew Woodall Archtop Guitar, 1999

Matthew Woodall Archtop Guitar, 1999

This Matthew Woodall Archtop uses a fairly traditional cutaway design, with a 17 inch wide body. The top is solid carved Spruce with bound F-holes, and the back is carved, bookmatched Spalted Maple. The sides and neck are also Maple and the body is bound with a faux-tortoise layer. The fingerboard, bridge and tailpiece are Ebony.

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Price: $2,275.00 CAD
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Godin Montreal Premiere Supreme Thinline Flame Top Sunburst, 2013

Godin Montreal Premiere Supreme Thinline Flame Top Sunburst, 2013

Here’s a beauty – a Godin Montreal Premiere Supreme thinline archtop electric, with Flame Maple top and back and Trestle-style Spruce bracing. The Godin Montreal Premiere Supreme is a compact, thin body single cutaway archtop guitar.

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Price: $1,850.00 CAD
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Gibson ES Les Paul Pelham Blue, 2016

Gibson ES Les Paul Pelham Blue, 2016

Coming from the now shuttered Memphis plant in 2015, the Gibson ES Les Paul combined classic Les Paul aesthetics with the immensely successful thinline ES concept. Along with the plant, this model has, as such, been discontinued by Gibson’s new management. The new ES-235 is perhaps its replacement in this class.

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Price: $2,600.00 CAD
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Eastman AR810 CE Archtop Electric Classic Finish, 2005

Eastman AR810 CE Archtop Electric Classic Finish, 2005

The Eastman AR810 CE , for Cutaway Electric, is one of the best deals for a traditional arched top guitar with solid carved Spruce top and Maple back, and Venetian cutaway.  If you are looking for a decent jazz box, your search may be over.  Here we’re looking at an Eastman AR810 CE, built during 2005 at the Eastman plant outside Beijing. These are great instruments, and this one is no exception.

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Price: $2,100.00 CAD
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Gibson L5 Archtop ES5 Conversion Sunburst, 1948

Gibson L5 Archtop ES5 Conversion Sunburst, 1948

The Gibson L5 was the premiere cutaway archtop for jazz guitarists – in fact it was originally named the Premiere – from its 1939 introduction. Close on its heels, though, the 1949 ES-5 offered three P-90 pickups but was built with laminates instead of solid woods for the body, all to reduce feedback. Here we’re looking at a Gibson L5 built during 1948, and some time later converted to an ES-5 configuration, with three P-90 pickups, but wired as other Gibson models – four controls and a switch – and not the six controls of the ES-5.

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Price: $7,500.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson L5 S Custom Natural Maple, 1979

‼️Reduced‼️  Gibson L5 S Custom Natural Maple, 1979

The Gibson L5 S is loosely based on the classic, top of the line Gibson L-5 CES arched top, Cutaway Electric Spanish with a full size acoustic body. That model was played by many serious players, who often are basically forgotten as part of a big band, but have included Wes Montgomery, Scotty Moore, Tuck Andress, Pat Martino, Lee Ritenour, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Keith Richards, and Ron Wood.

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Price: $7,550.00 CAD
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Gibson ES330 Thinline Archtop Cherry 1969

Gibson ES330 Thinline Archtop Cherry 1969

Built from 1959 to 1972, the Gibson ES330 is essentially the same as the 1961 ES-230 Epiphone Casino, a double cutaway, fully hollow model with a pair of P-90 pickups. From a short distance, the Gibson ES330 looks very much like the ES-335 models, but there is a key construction difference in the lack of the center block. The body is otherwise similar, with Laminate Maple for the top, back and sides, with Mahogany for the neck and a bound Indian Rosewood fingerboard.

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Price: $4,650.00 CAD
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Eastman 405E Archtop Electric

Eastman 405E Archtop Electric

This cool Eastman 405E is similar in construction to the Eastman 403CE, the 405 is a non-cutaway archtop with a 16 inch body and a P-90 pickup. Eastman Strings is one of the largest producers of archtop instruments in the world, including violins, cellos and other related instruments. Archtop guitars are a natural fit for them.

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Price: $1,170.00 CAD
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Levin 335 M2 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1962

Levin 335 M2 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1962

The Levin 335 M2 was a very popular guitar in Europe, featuring a carved Spruce top, arched Maple back and a pair of deArmond DynaSonic Pickups – just one on the M1 model. Levin also offered the 335 as a fully acoustic model. Levin Instruments was founded in 1900 by Herman Carlson Levin. Levin was born in Sweden, apprenticed with a furniture maker and moved to the United States in 1887. After some carpentry work, he found a position in a guitar factory in 1888 but after three years started an independent company in New York City.

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Price: $1,450.00 CAD
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Hofner Gold Label Violin Bass Berlin Purple, 2015

Hofner Gold Label Violin Bass Berlin Purple, 2015

Here we are looking at a Hofner Gold Label Violin Bass in the 500/1 style during 2015 at the Hofner plant in Hagenau, about 35 km north of Nuremberg, Germany. The iconic violin body is Maple Laminate for feedback rejection, with a zero-fret equipped Maple neck bearing an Indian Rosewood fingerboard.  The bridge is Ebony.  This is a ‘1962’ style design but with ‘Rugby’ tuners.  For electronics,  twin “Staple” 511B pickups are installed and spaced normally, at the bridge and neck positions.  Controls are classic Hofner, with teacup knobs. 

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Price: $3,950.00 CAD
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Harmony Meteor H70 Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1958

Harmony Meteor H70 Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1958

Built from 1958 to 1966, the Harmony Meteor H70 thinline archtop electric was mass produced in Chicago, and popular with many amateur and rising musicians – even appearing on Rolling Stones stages in the hands of Keith Richards. The Meteor H70 was also available as the Meteor H71 – the same guitar, but with a Natural finish instead of sunburst. The largest difference between the Meteor H70 and models like the Rocket H54 is the use of Spruce laminate for the top instead of Maple. This choice gives the guitar a more complex, warmer tone than the Maple top models.

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Price: $1,399.99 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Ted Megas Athena Left Handed 7 String Archtop Guitar, 2001

‼️Reduced‼️ Ted Megas Athena Left Handed 7 String Archtop Guitar, 2001

The Ted Megas Athena is one of a line of custom archtop guitars built by Ted Megas in Portland, Oregon. Like many other custom builders, Megas was long interested in guitar music, playing in various bands around the United States and working other woodworking jobs as necessary.

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Price: $6,500.00 CAD
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Gibson ES235 Gloss Cherry Thinline Electric Guitar, 2019

Gibson ES235 Gloss Cherry Thinline Electric Guitar, 2019

Here’s a brand new model, the Gibson ES235 Gloss thinline arch top, flat back, solid center block electric in translucent Cherry! This is new for 2019 model from Gibson, and it has plenty going for it. Designed and originally built at the now-closed Gibson Memphis plant, this single cutaway, smaller body guitar is built in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s available in Ebony black, Cherry and Sunburst versions.

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Price: $2,199.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Douglas Harrison GB Custom Thinline Archtop Sunburst, 2019

❌SOLD❌ Douglas Harrison GB Custom Thinline Archtop Sunburst, 2019

Here is a brand new Douglas Harrison GB Custom with bookmatched, flame Maple top and sunburst finish! Douglas Harrison builds the GB Custom, named after the initial model built for the late Gary Benson, at his shop in Toronto. The GB Custom is a very popular model and shows off Harrison’s skill.

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Price: $6,999.99 CAD
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Epiphone Zephyr Regent Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1953

Epiphone Zephyr Regent Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1953

The Epiphone Zephyr Regent is a full body, 17.375 inches wide, built using Maple laminates for the top, back and sides for feedback resistance. The neck is Mahogany with Rosewood for the wooden bridge and bound fingerboard.  The position markers are slotted Mother of Pearl blocks,  perhaps looking forward to the markers found on the later Epiphone Howard Roberts model. 

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Price: $2,499.99 CAD
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Jon Perry CS Series Semihollow Electric Guitar Sunburst, 2014

Jon Perry CS Series Semihollow Electric Guitar Sunburst, 2014

The Jon Perry CS is a single cutaway, thinline guitar built in Toronto using a Maple top and back set on a Mahogany core. Jon Perry builds in the south western part of downtown Toronto, and builds three basic styles – the CS series, a chambered solidbody creating the impression of a traditional thinline; the AT series, a small bodied archtop guitar; and the S Series of solidbody guitars, often in a ‘T style’ design. He has run his shop since 2014.

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Price: $1,800.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ American Archtop Unger American Dream Archtop Guitar Natural, 2002

‼️Reduced‼️ American Archtop Unger American Dream Archtop Guitar Natural, 2002

This Unger archtop – an American Dream model, was built with solid hand-carved German Spruce top, hand carved European Flame Maple back, and Flame Maple for the sides and neck. The body is unbound. The neck carries an unbound Ebony fingerboard, and Ebony is also used for the bridge, tailpiece, and pickguard. Schaller tuners are mounted on the head and a Kent Armstrong pickup is mounted to the top in the neck position, and volume and tone controls are mounted beside the lower part of the the treble F-hole.

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Price: $3,750.00 CAD
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Epiphone Granada E444T Thinline Archtop Sunburst, 1965

Epiphone Granada E444T Thinline Archtop Sunburst, 1965

The Epiphone Granada E444T is much like the Gibson ES-125T, and was built in the Gibson Kalamazoo plant from 1962 to 1970. A non-cutaway thinline archtop, the Granada E444T has a large plastic plate that mounts the controls and a Melody Maker style single coil pickup. The sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish has faded nicely, and there is natural checking around the instrument. There are a few small dings and scratches on the back, but otherwise it is in good condition.

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Price: $1,550.00 CAD
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Gibson L-50 Archtop Guitar Sunburst, 1950

Gibson L-50 Archtop Guitar Sunburst, 1950

Built from 1932 to 1971, the Gibson L-50 was a straightforward, non-cutaway archtop guitar with few frills, and until 1935 was most often a round-hole archtop. It is built using a 16 inch wide arched Maple laminate back and arched solid Spruce top, braced with parallel tone bars and bound top and back. The neck is Mahogany with a bound Rosewood fingerboard. The headstock bears a Gibson decal and Kluson Deluxe strip tuners.

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Price: $1,999.99 CAD
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Gibson L-48 Archtop Acoustic Guitar, 1952

Gibson L-48 Archtop Acoustic Guitar, 1952

Here we have a Gibson L-48 Archtop built during 1952 at the historic Parsons Street plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Its tuners and tailpiece have been replaced, and it has a newer hard shell case, but otherwise it is in original condition with no sign of repairs. The top is solid Spruce, possibly Adirondack, with Mahogany sides and an arched laminate Maple back

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Price: $1,999.00 CAD
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Gretsch G5622T Electromatic Center Block Double-Cut with Bigsby, Georgia Green

Gretsch G5622T Electromatic Center Block Double-Cut with Bigsby, Georgia Green

The new Gretsch G5622T Electromatic® Center Block Double-Cut with Bigsby® in a Georgia Green metallic finish, sporting Super Hilo’Tron™ pickups features a chambered spruce center block for dynamic resonance, high gain power and lightweight comfort. As part of the Electromatic line, the Gretsch G5622T is built in Korea by Samick, with great results.  The build quality, fit and finish and fretwork are all top notch. 

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Price: $1,099.00 CAD
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Gibson ES-335TD Thinline Archtop with Coil Tap Natural, 1979

Gibson ES-335TD Thinline Archtop with Coil Tap Natural, 1979

The Gibson ES-335TD – Two pickup, Double cutaway – was a hit from its appearance in the late 1950. In one stroke it combined the best of solidbody and archtop guitars in a classy package. There have been a number of minor variations on the model since then. Here, we are looking at a Gibson ES335TD in gloss natural finish and all original condition except for one strap pin. It was built at the Gibson Kalamazoo plant and the serial dates it to July 6th, 1979.

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Price: $3,500.00 CAD
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Duesenberg Starplayer TV Phonic Thinline Archtop Electric

Duesenberg Starplayer TV Phonic Thinline Archtop Electric

The Duesenberg Starplayer TV Phonic Thinline Archtop Electric is a semi hollow, dual pickup, 22 fret electric thinline guitar, featuring arched top and flat back, bent sides, gold plated hardware and a 648mm (25.5 inch) scale.
With the Starplayer TV Phonic in an all-over bright Venetian White we are continuing our vision of truly independent hardware design. As the first model in our Starplayer TV line it features our new spectacular ‘Phonico’ pickup covers and the 4-way rotary pickup selector placed at the cutaway.

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Price: $3,849.00 CAD
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Passing Through- 2016 Douglas Harrison GB Custom Archtop Guitar

Passing Through- 2016 Douglas Harrison GB Custom Archtop Guitar

This brand-new Douglas Harrison GB Custom thinline, chambered archtop guitar is just passing through, and we had to show it off.

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Duesenberg Fullerton TV

Duesenberg Fullerton TV

The new Duesenberg Fullerton TV is named after two things – their new US office in Fullerton, California and Gibson’s vintage TV white finish.

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Gibson ES-Les Paul White Top – Available in Black

Gibson ES-Les Paul White Top - Available in Black

Just in – a brand new, limited-run Gibson ES-Les Paul White Top! Blending the features of the Les Paul and the ES-335, the ES-Les Paul delivers as a comfortably light, resonant and rocking guitar.

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Price: $3,149.00 CAD
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Hofner 500/2 Club Bass

Hofner 500/2 Club Bass

Based on the Club guitar, the Hofner 500/2 Club Bass was introduced in 1965 and built to 1970. It was never as popular as its cousin the 500/1 violin or ‘Beatle Bass’, but its more traditional single cutaway guitar shape perhaps works a bit better without a strap.

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Hofner HCT500 1 SB Violin Bass Contemporary Beatle Bass

Hofner HCT500 1 SB Violin Bass Contemporary Beatle Bass

We’ve just received a shipment of CT basses including the Hofner HCT-500 1 SB, great reproductions of vintage Hofner instruments!

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Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard

Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard

Meet the most versatile solid-body electric guitar in Gibson’s roster – the Les Paul Axcess Standard.-  Few people realize it, but the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville has quietly released the most substantial, practical, and useful modernization of the Les Paul guitar: the Les Paul Axcess Standard and Custom.

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Eastman AR 503

Eastman AR 503

Eastman makes some of the best-value jazz boxes around, and the Eastman AR 503 is a prime example. It plays and sounds great, and wouldn’t look out of place anywhere.

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Price: $1,769.00 CAD
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Eastman AR371 CE – Sneak Preview!

The Eastman folks just dropped by with a brand-new model, the AR-371 CE and it looks, plays and sounds great.

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Price: $1,350.00 CAD
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❌ NO LONGER AVAILABLE ❌ Epiphone Casino ‘Inspired by John Lennon’ Sunburst

❌ NO LONGER AVAILABLE ❌ Epiphone Casino 'Inspired by John Lennon' Sunburst

The Casino was very important in the Epiphone line during the 1960’s, and was introduced to compete with the Gibson ES-330. In 1965, a member of an obscure band known as “The Beatles” – Paul McCartney – began using one for studio work – and John Lennon and George Harrison got theirs in 1966. This tobacco sunburst model became Lennon’s main guitar, and was later sanded and refinished natural. A few years ago, Gibson released two US-made versions of this guitar, in sunburst and natural (as the “Revolution” model) in a total production run of 1,965 pieces, and now has released the “Inspired by John Lennon” versions, which are much more affordable, yet still really good instruments.

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Hofner 500/1 – 62 Reissue Violin Bass

Hofner 500/1 - 62 Reissue Violin Bass

Based on Paul McCartney’s 1962 Violin Bass, the Hofner 500/1 62 Reissue bass has delighted Hofner aficionados by replicating details of the original.

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Eastman John Pisano AR680CE Jazz Guitar

Eastman John Pisano AR680CE Jazz Guitar

World renowned jazz guitarist John Pisano personally designed his signature Eastman John Pisano AR680CE model from top to bottom with all of the features he ever wanted in a guitar. John collaborated with noted pickup designer Kent Armstrong to design a humbucking pickup that covers the complete tonal spectrum and makes this guitar sound as good plugged in as it does acoustically.

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Eastman AR805-CE Jazz Guitar

Eastman AR805-CE Jazz Guitar

Not satisfied that the Eastman AR805CE is one of the most popular jazz guitars in North America … the folks at Eastman keep asking for feedback from dealers & players … and keep IMPROVING it!!! This latest version has all of the great acoustic sound that we’ve come to expect from this model, with an added Johnny Smith style suspended neck pickup with adjustable pole pieces (gets perfect string-to-string output) as well as a volume AND tone control mounted on the edge of the pickguard! Add Eastman’s rich “Classic” lacquer finish and some very classy ebony appointments and this becomes an unbeatable guitar for that jazz standard repertoire!

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(Discontinued) Eastman T145 SM

(Discontinued) Eastman T145 SM

The T 145 is the ideal club jazz guitar; Small comfortable body: fully carved top and back with plenty of acoustic volume yet small enough internal displacement to make it useable on stage without the troublesome feedback issues associated with full body archtops.

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