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Gibson ES-330 TDC Thinline Archtop Cherry Red, 1970-1972

Gibson ES-330 TDC Thinline Archtop Cherry Red, 1970-1972

The Gibson ES-330 is a fully hollow but thin bodied archtop model, available with one or two pickups, in sunburst, natural, cherry or walnut finishes. The example here is an ES-330 TDC – Thinline, Dual Pickup, Cherry finish. Typical of Gibson thinline electrics, the body is a Maple laminate. The neck is Mahogany with a Rosewood fingerboard.

Price: $3250 CAD
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Gibson J-160E Steel String Acoustic Electric Sunburst, 1966

Gibson J-160E Steel String Acoustic Electric Sunburst, 1966

The Gibson J-160E is one of the most recognisable steel string guitars, due largely to a series of recordings and performances during the early 1960s by The Beatles. Both John Lennon and George Harrison had J-160E models, while McCartney used an Epiphone Texan strung as left handed. Though it looks a lot like the traditional classic J-45 round shoulder dreadnought, the Gibson J-160E has major structural differences. First, because the design goal was to reduce feedback at high stage volumes, the guitar body is entirely laminate, including the top. Rather than X-braced, the top is strongly Ladder braced.

Price: $3999.99 CAD
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Gibson 1964 J160E Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 2001

Gibson 1964 J160E Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 2001

The Gibson 1964 J-160E, built in Bozeman Monatana, reproduces one of the most recognisable steel string guitars – John Lennon’s 1964 model J-160E used on countless performances and hit recordings with The Beatles.

Price: $2200 CAD
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NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Gibson ES-330 TD Thinline Archtop Guitar Sunburst, 1963

NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Gibson ES-330 TD Thinline Archtop Guitar Sunburst, 1963

Built at the Kalamazoo, Michigan plant during 1963, this Gibson ES-330 TD is in overall good, complete and original condition. It has been played and used as intended so the finish has some minor wear and lovely natural checking, with moderate to heavy fret wear in some positions. Overall it’s in good shape with wear in the expected areas; it has not been abused or neglected though it’s definitely seen use.   It is currently strung with flat wounds.  

Price: $4750 CAD

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SOLD!!! Rickenbacker Model 360/12C63 12 String Electric FireGlo 2014

SOLD!!! Rickenbacker Model 360/12C63 12 String Electric FireGlo 2014

The Rickenbacker Model 360/12C63 12 String Electric FireGlo is based on the original 1963 specifications of the most recognizable 12-string guitar, made famous by George Harrison. It sports a double-bound version of what is now the ‘330’ style body and the early FireGlo sunburst shaded finish. Toaster-top vintage style pickups, trapeze tailpiece and Rickenbacker’s unique compact headstock, this is as close as most can get to that 60’s tone.

Price: $3550 CAD

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SOLD!!! Hofner 500-1 1964 Reissue Violin Bass Left Handed, 2011

SOLD!!! Hofner 500-1 1964 Reissue Violin Bass Left Handed, 2011

The Hofner Violin Bass first appeared in public during 1956, and Hofner’s intent was to encourage double bass players in beat and jazz groups to shift to electric. In many ways, this intention was similar to Leo Fender’s in introducing the Precision Bass in 1951. The benefits were immediately apparent and these new electric basses started appearing on stages, especially in early rock groups.

Price: $2700 CAD

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