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Gibson Collector’s Choice #5 ‘Donna’ 59 Les Paul Standard Burst, 2015

Gibson Collector's Choice #5 'Donna' 59 Les Paul Standard Burst, 2015

The Gibson Collector’s Choice #5 ‘Donna’ is a meticulous replica of the 1959 Les Paul Standard bearing the serial number 9-1923 and owned by Tom Wittrock, noted collector and owner of The Third Eye guitar shop in Springfield, Missouri. This pristine example is number 138 of 300 built during 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Used
Price: $10,999.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry, 1959

❌SOLD❌   Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry, 1959

The Gibson Les Paul Junior was introduced in 1954 as a single cutaway slab bodied design, essentially a Les Paul without the carved Maple (or Mahogany, in the case of the Custom) cap. Intended as an entry level model, it carried a single P-90 pickup and very little decoration.

Vintage
Price: $11,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst, 1959

❌SOLD❌Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst, 1959

Once in a while we come across significant instruments like this, almost entirely original, 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard in Sunburst.   Often regarded as one of the Grail treasures of the guitar world, this is an instrument that hardly needs introduction. This 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard was purchased new in 1960, and has had one owner until recently. Decades ago it suffered a headstock break, which was solidly repaired at the time. We have cleaned up the aesthetics of that repair.

Vintage
Price: $0.00 USD

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❌SOLD❌ Danelectro 3022 DC2 Thinline Electric Bronze, 1959

❌SOLD❌ Danelectro 3022 DC2 Thinline Electric Bronze, 1959

In the mid 1950’s, interest in the electric guitar rapidly increased and guitars like the Danelectro 3022 DC2 were built to satisfy the demand. Designed to be inexpensive to produce and buy, tens of thousands of these and related guitars were built for sale through department stores like Sears (under the Silvertone brand), some in the $70 price range. While countless players started with guitars like this, most played for their own satisfaction but some went on to spectacular fame.

Vintage
Price: $1,850.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES335 Dot Neck Thinline Electric Sunburst, 1959

❌SOLD❌  Gibson ES335 Dot Neck Thinline Electric Sunburst, 1959

This Gibson ES335 Dot Neck Thinline, built during 1959 features the now standard construction – Maple laminate top, back and sides, Maple center block, Mahogany neck and bound Rosewood fingerboard.   For these early models, the Rosewood used was sourced from Brazil – at the time, this was an extremely common wood and used on even low cost instruments.  This guitar was originally shipped with a Bigsby tailpiece; this was removed, put in the case, and replaced with a stop tailpiece.   

Vintage
Price: $46,655.95 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Champ Lap Steel, Desert Sand 1959

❌SOLD❌ Fender Champ Lap Steel, Desert Sand 1959

This Fender Champ Lap Steel, built during 1959 at the Fender plant in Fullerton, California is in very nice, mostly original condition. The Fender Champ Lap Steel was often sold as part of a starter set, with Fender’s smallest amplifier – the 5 watt Champ. That amp itself went on to become very popular in some recording studios. For example, it’s the amp Eric Clapton used for much of the Derek and the Dominos – Layla album.

Vintage
Price: $950.00 CAD

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