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Taylor T5Z Custom Koa First Edition, 2013

Taylor T5Z Custom Koa First Edition, 2013

The Taylor T5Z Custom Koa is a slightly smaller version of the very successful Taylor T5. Featuring a figured Koa top, the T5Z Custom aims to cover both acoustic and electric guitar spaces. From its serial number, this Taylor T5z Custom Koa dates to October 5, 2013 and so is one of the earliest T5Z Custom models. This guitar was originally sold by The Twelfth Fret after receiving it as one of the first of the first edition.

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Price: $2750 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: $1399.99 CAD
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Hofner Gold Label 500/1 Violin Bass Natural, 2014

Hofner Gold Label 500/1 Violin Bass Natural, 2014

The Hofner Gold Label series, introduced at NAMM in 2013, features the highest quality German components, with custom colours and pickup combinations. You can even get a 3-pickup violin bass! This example of the Hofner Gold Label Series 500/1 Violin Bass is one of two, built with this wood selection – a carved solid Spruce top with a five-piece back of Flame Maple, Sapele Pommele (the two large quilted sections) and Indian Rosewood.

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Price: $3950 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: $2199 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Fretless Bass, 2000

‼️Reduced‼️ Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Fretless Bass, 2000

The Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Standard is one of three trim levels for three RB versions – with 4, 5 or 6 strings, and fretted or unfretted. These are a chambered design, the Standard with Cedar top, and Walnut for the sides and back. The bridge is Rosewood with Bone saddle. The neck is Maple with Indian Rosewood fingerboard and a faux-tortoise head plate and ‘R’ logo. This example dates to approximately 2000.

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Price: $1600 CAD
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Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Standard Fretted Bass, 1999

Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Standard Fretted Bass, 1999

The Turner Renaissance RB4 Standard is one of three trim levels for three RB versions – with 4, 5 or 6 strings, and fretted or unfretted. These are a chambered design, the Standard with Cedar top, and Walnut for the sides and back. The bridge is Rosewood with Bone saddle.

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Price: $1800 CAD
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Douglas Harrison GB Custom Thinline Archtop Sunburst, 2019

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: $6999.99 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Harmony H54 Guitar and H305A Amp Set, 1960

‼️Reduced‼️  Harmony H54 Guitar and H305A Amp Set, 1960

Here we’re looking at something relatively rare – a Harmony guitar and amp set purchased together around 1960, and from their condition, it looks like they were quickly put away. These two pieces, especially the Harmony H54 guitar, are among the cleanest we’ve seen from that period. The nitrocellulose lacquer finish on Harmony guitars from the 1950s and 1960s was thin, and easily damaged with normal use.

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Price: $1750 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: $1800 CAD
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Gibson Byrdland Florentine Cutaway Sunburst, 1968

Gibson Byrdland Florentine Cutaway Sunburst, 1968

The Gibson Byrdland Florentine cutaway model originally had a rounded, ‘Venetian’ cutaway between its introduction in 1955 and 1960, and regained the Venetian cutaway in 1969. Modern Custom Shop ‘reissue’ models are available with either shape, since 1992. The Byrdland had its origins in the requirements of busy working session guitarists – two working session guitarists in particular. Hank Garland and Billy Byrd were two of the top Nashville players throughout the 1950’s.

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Price: $6999.99 CAD
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Norfolk Jasmine Thinline Electric Flame Maple, 2018

Norfolk Jasmine Thinline Electric Flame Maple, 2018

The Norfolk Jasmine comes to us from a new company operating from the Cambridge, Ontario area. Based on a popular single cutaway thinline body, the Norfolk Jasmine offers top quality woods and materials in a well built package. The Jasmine uses a chambered Mahogany body with bookmatched flame Maple cap.

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Price: $2499 CAD
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Rickenbacker 330/12 Thinline Electric 12 String Fireglo, 1987

Rickenbacker 330/12 Thinline Electric 12 String Fireglo, 1987

Introduced in 1965 as a dressed down version of 1964’s groundbreaking 360/12, the Rickenbacker 330/12 was immediately popular. The 330 model guitars used the pointed horns and sharper corners of the early 360 models, but without binding body or neck binding and with dot instead of triangle position markers. In 1965, the 360 body shifted to a New Style, with rounded top edges and cutaway horns, and while this has been the most prominent body shape for the 360, the 330 and 330/12 have retained their original shape.

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Price: $2400 CAD
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Hofner 1961 Cavern Bass 500/1 Left Handed Sunburst, 2015

Hofner 1961 Cavern Bass 500/1 Left Handed Sunburst, 2015

The Hofner 1961 Cavern bass was very popular in Europe during the late 1950s and early 1960’s. American built instruments were rare and expensive, and use by wildly successful bands such as The Beatles made everyone want one. At the time, the tiny Cavern Club in London was one of the key venues for aspiring bands to appear, and The Beatles played there so often the club name became closely associated with the band.

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Price: $3950 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: $1550 CAD
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Gretsch ’59 Silver Jet G6129T-59 Silver Sparkle

Gretsch '59 Silver Jet G6129T-59 Silver Sparkle

The Gretsch ’59 Silver Jet is a very cool guitar, with all the late-50’s trappings – Bigsby, TV Jones Classic Filter’Tron based pickups, and a standout silver sparkle finish! The Gretsch Jet is an under-rated guitar, but has appeared on many hit recordings. Chet Atkins used one on many classic recordings, and the first few Beatles albums feature George Harrison with his Jet.

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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: $1499.99 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: $1099 CAD
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Gibson ES-335 TDC Dot Neck Thinline Cherry, 1961

Gibson ES-335 TDC Dot Neck Thinline Cherry, 1961

Introduced in 1958, the Gibson ES-335 was one of the most significant guitar innovations and examples like this 1961 dot neck model are rare. Aimed at jazz players needing to play on ever-louder stages, the ES-335 had to provide arch-top tonality with feedback resistance. This wonderful example dates to 1961 and was built at the historic Kalamazoo, Michigan Gibson plant. It is a TDC model – Thin body, Dual pickup, Cherry finish.

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Price: $31999.99 CAD
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‼️SALE‼️ Gretsch G6112TCB-WF Limited Edition Falcon Jr. White, 2016

‼️SALE‼️ Gretsch G6112TCB-WF Limited Edition Falcon Jr. White, 2016

This Gretsch G6112TCB-WF Limited Edition Falcon Jr. in Vintage White, is a great little guitar and is a new model. Blending influences from three sources – the classic Gretsch White Falcon, the Jet body design, and the new Gretsch Players models. Aside from being very flashy, this is a great playing and sounding guitar.
Every once in a while, something built as a promotional item for an industry trade show really takes off, gets more intention than expected and is put into production. This was the case with the 1954 Gretsch White Falcon, intended to show off the elegance and quality of the Gretsch electric archtop line at the 1954 NAMM trade show in California.

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Price: $4249 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Fibenare Basic Jazz Single Cut Standard Amber Burst, 2012 REDUCED

‼️Reduced‼️  Fibenare Basic Jazz Single Cut Standard Amber Burst, 2012 REDUCED

Fibenare guitars originated during 1998 in the Budapest, Hungary shop of the Benedek brothers. These fine instruments are now distributed worldwide and the Fibenare booths at the major trade shows draw significant interest.

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Price: $3000 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.

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Price: $3500 CAD
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National Reso-Phonic Pioneer RP1 Chipped Ivory 2018

National Reso-Phonic Pioneer RP1 Chipped Ivory 2018

We’ve received a brand-new National Reso-Phonic Pioneer RP1 semi-hollow electric in a fabulous Chipped Ivory finish! These are great guitars with unmistakable tone and the solid build quality expected from a National Reso-Phonic guitar. The neck is maple with ebony fingerboard, and the body is semi-hollow finished steel. The Lollar P-90 in the neck position provides a warm, fat tone and the piezo element in the bridge accurately reproduces the resonator tone. Active circuity rounds it out.

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Price: $4249 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: $3849 CAD
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Baldwin Vibraslim Bass Semi-Hollow Sunburst, 1966

Baldwin Vibraslim Bass Semi-Hollow Sunburst, 1966

The Baldwin Vibraslim Bass was built between 1965 and 1970, but its first appearance was as a Burns model. Over time, the Baldwin label took prominence. This bass dates to around 1966 – the first Burns run had the controls mounted on the pickguard and had a more traditional tailpiece, which was replaced by the Rezo-Tube bridge.

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Price: $1250 CAD
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2017 Godin Acousticaster Thinline Electric-Acoustic Guitar

2017 Godin Acousticaster Thinline Electric-Acoustic Guitar

The Godin Acousticaster is the natural outcome of an original idea from Chet Atkins, who needed an acoustic guitar that wouldn’t feed back at stage volumes.

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Price: $1295 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 Caribou Thinline

Duesenberg Caribou Thinline

The new Duesenberg Caribou thinline electric takes its cues from the American west and is inspired by iconic surf riffs and the classics 60’s sounds.

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Price: $2850 CAD
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Danelectro 12 String Electric Guitar

Danelectro 12 String Electric Guitar

Just in and brand new! The Danelectro 12 String Electric Guitar takes a page from the historic Danelectro instruments that appeared on so many records and stages, and adds modern features like a fully adjustable and tunable bridge.

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Price: $629 CAD
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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: $3149 CAD
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Collings I-35 Deluxe

Collings I-35 Deluxe

Hey, somebody has to be at the top of the heap … numero uno … the cream of the crop. Once again Bill Collings has taken a time-tested guitar design and refined it to the point of perfection. Most players, including myself, thought that the double cutaway thinline semi-hollow electric guitar had evolved as far as it was going to ever go, until this Texas guitar builder took it to the finish line with his I-35 Deluxe!

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