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Kay K5920 Single Pickup Thinline Bass Sunburst, 1962

Kay K5920 Single Pickup Thinline Bass Sunburst, 1962

The Kay K5920 Speed Demon hollowbody electric bass was one of the Kay company’s many instruments aimed at beginner to semi-pro players. In the late 1950’s when these basses appeared, advertising campaigns were still focused on convincing upright bass players to switch to electric. Kay guitars and basses were frequently found in the hands of Blues artists.

Vintage
Price: $1,850.00 CAD
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Giffin Standard Sunburst, 2004

Giffin Standard Sunburst, 2004

This great looking Roger Giffin Standard set-neck with carved-top solidbody was built during 2004 and is one of the first of Giffin’s then-new shop near Portland, Oregon. Roger Giffin has built guitars for about 56 years, in London for over a decade from 1966, for Gibson from 1988 to 1994.

Used
Price: $4,399.99 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1947

⚌Reduced‼ Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1947

This Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe was built around 1947 based on the middle-position pickup type and location, control layout and the serial number. The serial is ‘75194’ with the 75 being a prefix for this model and the ‘194’ its production rank; this serial scheme was used from 1944 to 1950. The top is Laminate Spruce, the back and sides Laminate Maple and the neck a five piece layup of Maple and Walnut.

Vintage
Price: $2,450.00 CAD
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Martin R-17 Archtop Guitar Natural Mahogany, 1937

Martin R-17 Archtop Guitar Natural Mahogany, 1937

Listed from 1935 to 1941, the Martin R-17 was one of a few arched top, flat back models in the Martin catalog, featuring a Mahogany top, back and sides. Its sibling, the R-18, had a solid, shaped Spruce top with Mahogany elsewhere; Brazilian Rosewood was used for the head plate, bridge, and fingerboard. Early examples of both models used 12 fret necks but soon gained the more popular 14 fret configuration.

Vintage
Price: $3,250.00 CAD
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GW Barry OM Bearclaw and Brazilian Rosewood, 2007

GW Barry OM Bearclaw and Brazilian Rosewood, 2007

Here is a lovely GW Barry OM style guitar from 2007 featuring a Bearclaw-figured Sitka Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. GW Barry has been building for decades, including some time working in Jean Larrivee’s shops in Vancouver and Victoria, BC. His work is top notch, in terms of construction and tonal output.

Used
Price: $6,850.00 CAD
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Gibson Country Western Model Natural, 1957 ( No Longer Available)

Gibson Country Western Model Natural, 1957 ( No Longer Available)

The Gibson Country Western Model debuted in 1955 as a miracle of rebranding – it is the classic Gibson SJ-N, Southern Jumbo Natural, with a new label! The SJ-N appeared in 1942, became the Country Western in 1955,  was again renamed the SJ-N in 1960,  and  finally dubbed the SJ Country Western in 1962.   The model was discontinued in 1977. The Gibson Country Western model, like the SJ-N, pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck.

Vintage
Price: $5,999.99 CAD

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