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Gibson Kalamazoo Award Archtop Guitar Natural, 1980

Gibson Kalamazoo Award Archtop Guitar Natural, 1980

The Gibson Kalamazoo Award was originally designed and built by Gibson craftsman Wilbur Fuller as a completely hand-tuned archtop using the finest materials available. It is a spectacular demonstration of the skills involved in building a top-rank archtop guitar. This example dates to October 3rd, 1980 and was built in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is in exceptional condition with wear limited to light fret wear in the lower positions.

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Price: $27,500.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Les Paul Standard Honey Burst, 2011

⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Les Paul Standard Honey Burst, 2011

The Gibson Les Paul Standard from 2011 is a bit different from a number of other years, based on a chambered Mahogany body. At 8 pounds, this is one of the lightest Les Paul Standards around – and it looks great. Dating to March 09, 2011 and built in Nashville, this Gibson Les Paul Standard with Honey Burst finish looks a lot like a lovely early Burst with a nicely but not wildly flamed bookmatched Maple top.

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Price: $2,600.00 CAD $2,799.99 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Epiphone Supernova Manchester Blue, 2005

⚌Reduced‼ Epiphone Supernova Manchester Blue, 2005

Influenced heavily by the Sheraton used by Noel Gallagher in Oasis, the Epiphone Supernova was built from 1997 to 2005, with a signature pickguard and features making it the Noel Gallagher Supernova. It was available in a variety of finishes including the Manchester Blue seen here, and a custom Union Jack graphic.

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Price: $1,350.00 CAD $1,650.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean Wine Red, 1996

⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean Wine Red, 1996

The late, great Chet Atkins was closely associated with Gretsch guitars, but after Gretsch closed models like the Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean appeared. The Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean is a single cutaway, thinline archtop electric, with a solid center block to deter feedback. This was a feature that Chet had long sought from Gretsch, and the closest they would come to that was the late 1950’s Trestle bracing. In structure, this model has many similarities to Gibson ES thinline semi-hollows.

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Price: $4,050.00 CAD $4,500.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Memphis ESDT-335 Figured Natural, 2012

⚌Reduced‼  Gibson Memphis ESDT-335 Figured Natural, 2012

Here’s a very nicely figured and very good condition Gibson Memphis ESDT-335 in gloss natural finish, dated to Jul 11 2012 at the now-closed Gibson Memphis plant. The Gibson Memphis ESDT-335 is a slight variation on the standard ES-335, with the ‘ES’ standing as always for ‘Electric Spanish’. ‘Spanish’ refers to how the guitar is held and played, with one of the few other primary designations being ‘EH’ for ‘Electric Hawaiian’.

Used
Price: $3,850.00 CAD $4,299.99 CAD
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Gibson Memphis ES-335 Limited Edition Indigo Blue, 2015

Gibson Memphis ES-335 Limited Edition Indigo Blue, 2015

Here is another rarity! This is a Gibson Memphis ES-335 Limited Edition in Indigo Blue, one of 200 built during 2015 at the now-closed Gibson Memphis plant. This example dates to January 07 2015, and is in very good, clean condition with only light wear.

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Price: $4,000.00 CAD
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Hofner 125 London Blonde, 1957

Hofner 125 London Blonde, 1957

The Hofner 125 ‘London’ model appeared in 1954 with the newly rising interest in amplified music and Rock & Roll. This example dates to 1957 and is complete and original. All the original parts are here, including the pickguard, original strap attachments, and hard shell case.

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Price: $2,750.00 CAD
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Harrison NJ Custom Archtop Guitar Natural, 2022

Harrison NJ Custom Archtop Guitar Natural, 2022

Here is a brand new Douglas Harrison NJ Custom, with a carved Sitka Spruce top and flamed Big Leaf Maple for the sides, back and neck. Featuring a 16 inch wide body, this new Harrison NJ Custom also uses Macassar Ebony for the bridge, tailpiece, head plate, Laskin style arm rest, and a segmented sound port on the upper bass side. The frets are stainless steel medium jumbo, and it should be years before they require any service.

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Price: $13,900.00 CAD
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Gibson Johnny A Signature Custom Shop Sunburst, 2012

Gibson Johnny A Signature Custom Shop Sunburst, 2012

The Gibson Johnny A Signature model was built from 2004 to 2013, using a heavily routed one piece Mahogany Back / Side unit and Maple top, similar in construction and size to the CS-336. It’s not completely hollow, but has supports under the bridge and Bigsby B7. Johnny A has been a highly respected guitarist since the 1970s and has played and led many prominent bands – some his own, others not, like the J. Geils Band and in 2015, joined the Yardbirds.

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Price: $6,000.00 CAD
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Gretsch G6122TG Country Gentleman Player’s Edition Walnut, 2016

Gretsch G6122TG Country Gentleman Player's Edition Walnut, 2016

The Gretsch G6122TG Country Gentleman Player’s Edition is the latest version of this classic updated with locking tuners, pinned bridge and string-through Bigsby. But there’s more to the updates – the neck joint was re-engineered to reduce the size of the neck block and comfortably increase upper fret access.   This change alone is a huge improvement in playability, making an already great design even better!

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Price: $3,200.00 CAD
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Martin R-17 Archtop Guitar Natural Mahogany, 1937

Martin R-17 Archtop Guitar Natural Mahogany, 1937

Listed from 1935 to 1941, the Martin R-17 was one of a few arched top, flat back models in the Martin catalog, featuring a Mahogany top, back and sides. Its sibling, the R-18, had a solid, shaped Spruce top with Mahogany elsewhere; Brazilian Rosewood was used for the head plate, bridge, and fingerboard. Early examples of both models used 12 fret necks but soon gained the more popular 14 fret configuration.

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Price: $3,250.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Epiphone Emperor Archtop Blonde, 1946

⚌Reduced‼ Epiphone Emperor Archtop Blonde, 1946

From the days when giant archtops ruled the earth, the Epiphone Emperor was one of the largest at 18.5 inches across.

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Price: $6,500.00 CAD $8,400.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson ES-175 Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1960

⚌Reduced‼ Gibson ES-175 Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1960

Introduced in 1949 and until the introduction of Seth Lover’s humbucker in late 1957, the Gibson ES-175 Single pickup archtop electric sported a single P90 in the neck position. The Gibson ES-175 Single and Double pickup models went on to become a workhorse guitar, used on countless stages, studios and performances. It was discontinued in 2019 after a production run of 70 years.

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Price: $14,999.99 CAD $16,999.99 CAD
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Harrison GB Custom Sapele Pomelle, 2013

Harrison GB Custom Sapele Pomelle, 2013

Here we have a very nice Harrison GB Custom with Sapele Pomelle top, built at Douglas Harrison’s shop in Toronto Canada during 2013.  Originally the outgrowth of a guitar custom built for the late Gary Benson, a well known Toronto jazz guitarist and educator, the Harrison GB has proven itself popular with an increasing number of players – including Harrison himself at his own gigs!

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Price: $4,250.00 CAD
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Harmony Comet Electric Guitar, Trans Red

Harmony Comet Electric Guitar, Trans Red

The Harmony Comet Semi-Hollowbody in Trans Red represents the very first semi-hollow electric guitar in our lineup of cherished musical instruments, inspired by the original Harmony H72 of the ’60s. This double cutaway guitar has an immaculately carved genuine mahogany top and back for warm, well-rounded and acoustic-like tone. The addition of a center block minimizes feedback, and the long-tenon set neck construction increases sustain.

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Price: $1,999.00 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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Hofner Gold Label Club Bass NOS Red, 2015

Hofner Gold Label Club Bass NOS Red, 2015

Here’ s a new, old stock 2015 Hofner Gold Label Club Bass in solid red! The Club Bass is also known as the 500/2 – the 500/1 is the iconic violin shaped ‘Beatle Bass’. This is a ‘Gold Label’ model, one of a limited edition in custom colour. These models are built at the primary Hofner plant in Hagenau, Bavaria and are not always easy to find available for sale.

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Price: $4,200.00 CAD
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Gibson ES-350T Thinline Archtop Electric Wine Red, 1978

Gibson ES-350T Thinline Archtop Electric Wine Red, 1978

The Gibson ES-350T (or ES-350TD to the early 1960s) is a thin-bodied, single cutaway fully hollow archtop electric built from 1955 to 1963 with a 23.5 inch scale length, and from 1977 to 1993 with a 25.5 inch scale. It started as the full-bodied, single-cutaway, 25.5 inch scale length single P-90 ES-350 Premiere in 1947. The ES-350 models were used by a number of top artists in the 1950s, most notably Chuck Berry. At introduction in 1955, the Gibson ES-350T shared several things with the also-new Byrdland, particularly the 23.5 inch scale length.

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Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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Eastman Romeo SC Thinline Archtop Electric, Red Burst

Eastman Romeo SC Thinline Archtop Electric, Red Burst

The Eastman Romeo SC is a new limited edition thinline and largely hollow archtop electric design by Otto D’Ambrosio at the Eastman Custom Shop in California. Intended as an imagining of what ‘The Telecaster of the Archtop World’ would be, the Romeo started with defining its balance and player’s hand positions. The body is fairly small at 14.75 inches across, and the ‘Single Cut’ design gives plenty of access to the fretboard.

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Price: $2,530.00 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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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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