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1969

⚌Reduced‼ Gibson ES125TC Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1969

⚌Reduced‼  Gibson ES125TC Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1969

Here is a nicely preserved Gibson ES125TC thin body archtop.  This guitar has both a single cutaway and single dog-ear P-90 pickup, and was built during 1969 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In Gibson’s naming system, the ES stands for Electric Spanish – Spanish referring to the way the guitar is held and played – a 125 model, with the T meaning Thinline and the C denoting a cutaway.   The other version of this guitar has two pickups and is the ES125 TDC.  

Vintage
Price: $2,950.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson GoldTop Les Paul P90s, 1968

❌SOLD❌ Gibson GoldTop Les Paul P90s, 1968

The Gibson GoldTop Les Paul first appeared in 1952 and was replaced in 1958 with the sunburst. The original design was dropped in 1961 and re-appeared in 1968. Until the 1954 introduction of the Custom, and 1955 Junior and Special, there was only one model – the Les Paul, available only with the Gold Top finish. The name ‘Les Paul Standard’ launched with the 1959 Sunburst, and along with the Custom model, continued through the transition to the SG body design. By 1968, demand for the Les Paul had increased dramatically, largely due to young Blues-Rock players like Keith Richards, Mike Bloomfield, and Eric Clapton.

Vintage
Price: $10,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Custom Shop ’69 Stratocaster Relic White, 2006

❌SOLD❌ Fender Custom Shop '69 Stratocaster Relic White, 2006

Here we’re looking at a Fender Custom Shop ’69 Stratocaster in the Relic version, built during 2006 at the Fender plant in Corona, California. It’s in very good condition with only light wear – beyond the relic treatment! Closely following 1969 specs, the body is Alder and the neck is Maple. There’s no ‘skunk stripe’ on the back of the neck – the rolled-edge fingerboard is a piece of Maple, applied in the same way a Rosewood board would be, and the truss rod was installed from the front of the neck before the fingerboard was installed.

Vintage
Price: $2,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Martin D-28 Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnought, 1969

❌SOLD❌ Martin D-28 Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnought, 1969

Here we have another Martin D-28 Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnought steel string guitar dating to 1969. This was officially the last year that the Martin guitar company used Brazilian Rosewood, though it was found in smaller portions until about 1973 when their last supplies were exhausted. The Dreadnought steel string, as found on guitars like the C F Martin D-28 Brazilian and the rest of their ‘D’ line, has been one of the most successful guitar designs. Used by countless guitarists and on many recordings, the Dreadnought brought banjo-matching volume.

Vintage
Price: $6,700.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender 1969 Stratocaster Rev Headstock Closet Classic Sunburst, 2013

❌SOLD❌  Fender 1969 Stratocaster Rev Headstock Closet Classic Sunburst, 2013

Here’s something by definition unusual – a Fender 1969 Stratocaster Rev Headstock Closet Classic, Custom Team built and dated to July 12, 2013. This guitar comes with the original Fender custom order documents – the Dealer Spec Sheet, Shop Floor Traveller sheet, the Certificate of Authenticity and a Limited Edition #107 certificate.

Used
Price: $2,875.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ C F Martin D28 Dreadnought Acoustic Brazilian Rosewood, 1969

❌SOLD❌ C F Martin D28 Dreadnought Acoustic Brazilian Rosewood, 1969

ere we have a C F Martin D28, built in Nazareth, Pennsylvania in 1969. 1969 was officially the last year that Martin used Brazilian Rosewood for their Rosewood models, and in 1970 Indian Rosewood was in use. A few guitars were built with the dwindling stocks of Brazilian, eventually coming down to Brazilian being used for the center panel on the three-piece D-35 back. Brazilian Rosewood is used for the sides, back, and head plate.

Vintage
Price: $5,500.00 CAD

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