The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~

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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson S1 Solidbody Maple Natural, 1978

⚌Reduced‼ Gibson S1 Solidbody Maple Natural, 1978

Here we’re looking at a Gibson S1 built in Nashville TN, with a date of April 19 1978. This guitar is built exclusively of Maple, used for the three-piece body, three-piece neck, and fingerboard. This example is in largely original condition, except for the bridge pickup. Some time ago, the original single coil was removed, put in the case, and replaced with what looks like a Duncan Hot Rails.

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Price: $2,550.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Marauder Solidbody Sunburst, 1975

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Marauder Solidbody Sunburst, 1975

The Gibson Marauder was designed by Bill Lawrence and built from 1975 to 1980, and over time a total of 7,112 were built including the Marauder Custom. This Gibson Marauder example dates to 1975 and was built at the Gibson Nashville plant. It is in good condition and plays well, though the pickups are not original and a full size humbucker has been installed in the bridge position, with the pickguard cut to fit. The finish otherwise is in good shape with a number of small dents and dings from honest use. The neck finish is worn from frets 2 to 7 from playing in that area. Fret wear is moderate.

Vintage
Price: $900.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexiglass Fretless Bass, 1969

❌SOLD❌ Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexiglass Fretless Bass, 1969

Here we have an Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexiglass Fretless Bass, built in 1969 likely at the Ampeg facility in Linden, New Jersey. It’s a full 34 inch scale with 1 9/16 nut width, and weights in at 10.34 pounds – this weight is one of the drawbacks of the body material. The neck is maple with a flat-sawn Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, which at the time was very commonly used on quality instruments. There is some wear to the covering of the pickup, and the body has some light scratching, as expected for an instrument of this age. It appears to be in original condition, with an extra washer added to support the output jack – this is always a vulnerable area.

Vintage
Price: $1,875.00 CAD

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