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Rob Allen MB2 Fretless Bass Walnut on Ash, 2017

Rob Allen MB2 Fretless Bass Walnut on Ash, 2017

Here we have a Rob Allen MB2 Fretless Bass, built with a Figured Walnut topped Ash body around 2017 at Allen’s shop in Fillmore, California.Rob Allen designs and builds to his own preferences combining acoustic and electric tonalities. The Allen MB-2 bodies are semi-hollow, and use acoustic style bridges rather than massive metal units.

Used
Price: $3,650.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Rickenbacker Roger McGuinn Limited Edition 370/12 Mapleglo, 1989

⚌Reduced‼ Rickenbacker Roger McGuinn Limited Edition 370/12 Mapleglo, 1989

The Rickenbacker Roger McGuinn Limited Edition 370/12 is based on the classic model used on a number of influential recordings.

Used
Price: $7,950.00 CAD $9,950.00 CAD
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Airline H78 Thinline (Harmony) Cherry, 1965

Airline H78 Thinline (Harmony) Cherry, 1965

The Airline H78 Thinline was built for the Montgomery-Ward company by Harmony from 1965 to 1972, as a re-branded version of the Harmony H78. Indeed, it seems that the only difference is the head plate and logo!
Harmony, purchased by Sears-Roebuck in 1916 and owned by them until 1940, was at one point by volume the largest guitar maker in the USA, which also meant in the world.

Vintage
Price: $1,999.99 CAD
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Gretsch White Penguin 58 Reissue G6134, 2016

Gretsch White Penguin 58 Reissue G6134, 2016

The Gretsch White Penguin 58 Reissue, officially model G6134, re-creates the 1958 Bigsby-equipped version of the Jet-based Penguin. The White Penguin was created in response to the Gretsch White Falcon, itself created as a showpiece for the 1954 NAMM show and not intended for production.

Used
Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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Ron Kirn Signature Jag Eucalyptus and Maple, 2016

Ron Kirn Signature Jag Eucalyptus and Maple, 2016

Here we have a beautiful Ron Kirn Signature Jag style custom thinline from 2016, featuring a quilted Maple cap on a Eucalyptus back. In 1958, the ‘Offset’ body debuted with the Fender Jazzmaster, which also featured Fender’s first Rosewood fingerboard.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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Gretsch Atkins Super Axe 7680 Orange, 1977

Gretsch Atkins Super Axe 7680 Orange, 1977

Designed by Duke Kramer and Chet Atkins in 1976 and launched in 1977, the Gretsch Atkins Super Axe model 7680 was built under Baldwin ownership in DeQueen Arkansas, and available with and without built-in effects. These models went out of production in 1980.

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Price: $3,250.00 CAD
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Gibson ES-335 TD Cherry Sunburst, 1966

Gibson ES-335 TD Cherry Sunburst, 1966

This Gibson ES-335 TD dates to 1966, and was originally purchased at Manny’s Music in New York City, and the Bigsby B7 added in 1969. From 1974 it was used by the Canadian Creative Music Collective and is a part of Canadian music history. When introduced in the spring of 1958, the Gibson ES-335 TD was revolutionary.

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Price: $6,999.99 CAD
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Rickenbacker 360 JetGlo, 2004

Rickenbacker 360 JetGlo, 2004

The Rickenbacker 360 is an iconic instrument originally designed by Roger Rossmeisl in 1958 as a flat-topped, thin hollow body model with top and back binding. Halfway through 1964, the Rickenbacker 360 gained a New Style body to further differentiate the 360 from the 330. The New Style body is Maple, but has a chambered top with very rounded edges and integrated sides.

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Price: $3,250.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Les Paul Signature Thinline Gold Top, 1973

⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Les Paul Signature Thinline Gold Top, 1973

Introduced during 1973 and built until 1979 – the Norlin era – the Gibson Les Paul Signature Thinline Gold Top, is a rarity, and as a guitar has never been re-issued in any form. We have seen in-person one other example, during the 1980s, in The Twelfth Fret repair shop. Approximately 1,400 Gold Top models were built, and under 100 in Sunburst. It was also available as a bass. This model uses the construction of an ES-335, but its asymmetrical body has approximately the top half of a 335 and the bottom half of a Les Paul.

Vintage
Price: $4,750.00 CAD $6,000.00 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.

Used
Price: $1,350.00 CAD $1,650.00 CAD
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Gretsch Malcolm Young Signature Jet G6131-MY Natural

Gretsch Malcolm Young Signature Jet G6131-MY Natural

The Gretsch Malcolm Young Signature Jet is really something special, based on a 1963 G6131 Jet Firebird with the modifications the late Young made over the years. That guitar can be heard in Malcolm’s hands on almost all of AC/DC’s albums delivering an unmistakable sound.

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Price: $4,099.99 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.

Used
Price: $4,000.00 CAD
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Kay K5920 Single Pickup Thinline Bass Sunburst, 1962

Kay K5920 Single Pickup Thinline Bass Sunburst, 1962

The Kay K5920 Speed Demon hollowbody electric bass was one of the Kay company’s many instruments aimed at beginner to semi-pro players. In the late 1950’s when these basses appeared, advertising campaigns were still focused on convincing upright bass players to switch to electric. Kay guitars and basses were frequently found in the hands of Blues artists.

Vintage
Price: $1,850.00 CAD
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Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster Natural, 2020

Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster Natural, 2020

The Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster blends magnetic and piezo pickup technologies into a semi-acoustic package designed to be extremely versatile at stage volumes. Here we’re looking at a lightly used Acoustasonic Stratocaster, built during 2020 in Corona, CA and sporting the natural finish option. 

Used
Price: $1,999.99 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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Godin A6 Ultra Cognac Burst HG 2020

Godin A6 Ultra Cognac Burst HG 2020

This is a very nice Godin A6 Ultra in a high-gloss Cognac Burst, built during April 2020 in Quebec and featuring both a humbucker and piezo pickups. The Godin A6 Ultra, like the very versatile and successful Multiac series, draws from the 1981 – 1995 Gibson Chet Atkins CEC (Cutaway Electric Classical) and 1987 – 2006 SST (Solidbody Steel String) designs.

Used
Price: $1,200.00 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!

Used
Price: $3,200.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Fender Thinline Telecaster Olympic White, 1998

❌SOLD❌  Fender Thinline Telecaster Olympic White, 1998

The Fender Thinline Telecaster was introduced in 1969 as a design by Roger Rossmeisl, who had done major work for Rickenbacker. There have been a few versions of this model, and this particular 1998 example seems to me one of the best ever.

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Price: $1,500.00 CAD $2,100.00 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!

Used
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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Alhambra 5PCT E2 Thinline Crossover Classical Guitar

Alhambra 5PCT E2 Thinline Crossover Classical Guitar

Part of the Conservatory line intended for serious students, the Alhambra 5PCT cutaway classical guitar verges into the area of ‘Crossover’ models, meant to make nylon string tone and responsiveness available to players in non-classical musical contexts.  This model is based on the popular Alhambra 5P Conservatory Series Concert Classical guitar. Several factors help define the ‘Crossover’ models. Typically, the body has a cutaway and is thinner, and there’s a recognition that the guitar will be amplified. The thinner body reduced feedback, and the pickup and preamp help restore fullness.

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Price: $1,849.00 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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