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Gibson ES-355 Mono with Sideways Vibrola, Cherry 1961

Gibson ES-355 Mono with Sideways Vibrola, Cherry 1961

When the Gibson ES-355 appeared alongside the ES-335 and ES-345 appeared in 1958, they were a hit and the ES-335 was the top of the line, with all the extras included as standard. As stock, it always included a vibrato tailpiece – either a Bigsby, a Maestro Vibrola, or the all-new Sideways Vibrola. In addition, the ES-355 was wired in ‘Stereo’ with two jacks so each pickup could go to a separate amplifier or channel.

Price: $14999.99 CAD
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Douglas Harrison GB Sapele Thinline Archtop, 2013

Douglas Harrison GB Sapele Thinline Archtop, 2013

The Douglas Harrison GB model has become a standard single cutaway, carved top chambered body thinline guitar intended for jazz guitarists. This model was designed in collaboration with the late Toronto jazz player Gary Benson to meet the needs of a working player.

Price: $5000 CAD
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REDUCED! Ibanez George Benson GB10 BS Sunburst Thinline Archtop Guitar, 1986

REDUCED!  Ibanez George Benson GB10 BS Sunburst Thinline Archtop Guitar, 1986

The Ibanez George Benson GB10 BS is still in production as are other versions of the model, and they are as practical as when introduced. This model features two ‘floating’ mini-humbucking pickups, one attached to the fingerboard tag and the other to the pickguard. Neither contacts the top though the pickguard has a small support post. In the 1980s, the great Jazz guitarist George Benson entered into a collaboration with Ibanez to produce a series of signature archtop electric guitars, including the GB10 and its fancier sisters.

Price: $1999.99 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.

Price: $3500 CAD
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Gretsch G6120 DS Nashville Archtop Electric Guitar Orange, 2003

Gretsch G6120 DS Nashville Archtop Electric Guitar Orange, 2003

The Gretsch G6120 DS Nashville is based on 1955-56 6120 models equipped with single coil deArmond DynaSonic pickups. Built for a short time starting in 2003, it is a ‘dressed down’ version of the G6120 DSV – it lacks the Western-style decorative G brand on the body and engraved block inlays.

Price: $2200 CAD
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REDUCED! Guild Starfire IV Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1977

REDUCED!  Guild Starfire IV Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1977

The Guild Starfire IV first appeared in 1963 as a semi-solid version of the Starfire I, II and III think hollow models dating to 1960. The Starfire V and V I models were further upgrades, with extra binding and inlay. Obviously taking cues from the ES-335, the Guild Starfire IV featured a body of Maple or Mahogany laminate and matching center block and neck with rosewood fingerboard. In the 1970’s some differences started to creep in. Most of the Starfire IV models have a bound rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers.

Price: $1999.99 CAD
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