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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.

Price: $1550 CAD
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Lucca LS1C ‘Gary Benson’ Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 2002

Lucca LS1C 'Gary Benson' Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 2002

The Lucca LS1C is a standard model for Ron Lucca, who has been building guitars and working with musical instruments including high end pianos since 1969. The late Toronto Jazz Guitarist Gary Benson had an LS1C built for himself. This guitar was ordered with options to replicate it. Ronald Lucca built his first classical guitar in 1969, and the next year entered an apprenticeship at the Steinway Piano Company in Philadelphia. He worked with pianos for some time, and went back to University ultimately earning a Masters in Music Therapy from Temple University. He also became the official supplier for Ebony Benedetto tailpieces and finger-rests.

Price: $1875 CAD
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American Archtop Unger American Dream Archtop Guitar Natural, 2002

American Archtop Unger American Dream Archtop Guitar Natural, 2002

This Unger archtop – an American Dream model, was built with solid hand-carved German Spruce top, hand carved European Flame Maple back, and Flame Maple for the sides and neck. The body is unbound. The neck carries an unbound Ebony fingerboard, and Ebony is also used for the bridge, tailpiece, and pickguard. Schaller tuners are mounted on the head and a Kent Armstrong pickup is mounted to the top in the neck position, and volume and tone controls are mounted beside the lower part of the the treble F-hole.

Price: $3999.99 CAD
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Gibson B B King Lucille Thinline Electric Cherry Red, 1999

Gibson B B King Lucille Thinline Electric Cherry Red, 1999

The Gibson B B King Lucille made its debut in 1980 as the B B King Custom, with features specified by the great guitarist himself. Based on the ES-355 models that King had used for years, the Lucille has a sealed, thinline body to resist feedback at high stage volumes. As B B King tended to sit next to his amps, turn them up all the way and then control volume from the guitar, feedback could be an issue.

Price: $4999.00 CAD
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Ibanez AGS73FM Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar Black

Ibanez AGS73FM Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar Black

The Ibanez AGS73FM Thinline Archtop features a select-grade maple top, back, and sides. The fretboard is warm, bound Rosewood, contrasted by brilliant block inlays. The Artcore mahogany neck has proven its reliability on thousands of Ibanez hollow and semi-hollow bodies throughout the years.  The Classic Elite pickups are moderate output, warm in tone, yet very responsive for various music genres. Sure Grip III knobs provide non-slip functionality and an ART-1 bridge provides improved sustain and tuning stability. Case sold separately.

Price: $719 CAD
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‼️ Reduced‼️ Gibson ES-175/CC ‘Charlie Christian’ Archtop Electric Sunburst 1979

‼️ Reduced‼️ Gibson ES-175/CC 'Charlie Christian' Archtop Electric Sunburst 1979

This Gibson ES-175/CC dates to January 31, 1979.   It’s in very good, original condition and plays well.  This model is unusual, and this particular example even more so. Researching the model, most descriptions mention a ‘Second’ or ‘2nd’ stamp on the back of the headstock.   This one doesn’t have that stamp, and so was deemed first quality. 

Price: $3999.99 CAD
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