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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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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Standard Sienna Burst, 2005

❌SOLD❌  Gibson Les Paul Standard Sienna Burst, 2005

This beautiful Gibson Les Paul Standard, built during 2005, sports a nicely figured Maple top set off by a Sienna Burst finish. This example is very resonant and very solid, with no apparent weight relief. Following the original combination of a carved Maple top on a Mahogany back and a Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard, this Gibson Les Paul Standard Sienna is in overall good condition with light wear to the back from contact with the player’s clothing.

Used
Price: $3,250.00 CAD

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SOLD Gibson Byrdland Thinline Archtop Electric Natural, 1976

SOLD Gibson Byrdland Thinline Archtop Electric Natural, 1976

The Gibson Byrdland appeared in 1955 as a custom order for Billy Byrd and Hank Garland. These two were top Nashville session guitarists who wanted full archtop tone, but in a more comfortable thinner body and a shorter scale length – 23.5 inches, rather than Gibson’s standard 24.75 inches – to allow easier access to complex chords fingerings. The Byrdland was the first of Gibson’s thinline archtop guitars, with many more to follow. The design was so successful that it was quickly promoted to production status.

Vintage
Price: $8,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Standard Wine Red, 1995

❌SOLD❌  Gibson Les Paul Standard Wine Red, 1995

Here is a classic Wine Red Gibson Les Paul Standard built during June of 1995, in good clean original condition with no weight relief and only minor wear. Following the design of the late 1950’s models, the 1995 Gibson Les Paul Standard features a carved Maple cap on a solid Mahogany body, with Mahogany for the back and Indian Rosewood for the fingerboard.

Used
Price: $3,199.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Heritage H-575 Antique Natural, 1994

❌SOLD❌ Heritage H-575 Antique Natural, 1994

The Heritage H-575, built at the historic Parsons Street plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan takes visual cues from the classic Gibson ES-175, but there are major differences in construction and materials. When Gibson introduced the ‘ES’ or ‘Electric Spanish’ designation, archtops were the most commonly used models on bandstands because of their superior volume and projection.

Used
Price: $3,499.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Goldtop Les Paul Classic Limited Edition with Bigsby, 2017

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Goldtop Les Paul Classic Limited Edition with Bigsby, 2017

This Gibson GoldTop Les Paul Classic Limited Edition is from 2017, with a Bigsby B7 unit added, apparently at the factory using Vibramate adapters, and with locking Grover RotoMatic tuners. Vibramate makes a number of adapters that allow reversible installation of US-made Bigsby products onto a wide range of guitar models, without permanent modifications to the instrument.

Used
Price: $2,200.00 CAD

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