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❌SOLD❌ Gibson CS Les Paul Custom Black, 2014

❌SOLD❌ Gibson CS Les Paul Custom Black, 2014

Built at the now-closed Gibson Memphis Custom Shop, this gloss black CS Les Paul Custom dates to 2014 and has all the class and looks of the Custom. The Gibson Les Paul Custom was introduced for the 1954 model year as a ‘dressed up’ version of Gibson’s then-new Les Paul model. The black finish with white multi-ply binding were meant to suggest a tuxedo. At first, it was equipped with a P-90 at the bridge and a ‘Stape Top’ Alnico V pickup at the neck. More important, though, was the wood choice.

Used
Price: $3,450.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Heritage H575 Cutaway Archtop Electric Blonde, 1990

❌SOLD❌  Heritage H575 Cutaway Archtop Electric Blonde, 1990

The Heritage H575 is a take on the classic single-cutaway Maple laminate archtop electric, and clearly draws from the Gibson ES-175 that originated in the building Heritage now occupies. Heritage was formed by former Gibson employees who did not want to leave Kalamazoo when Gibson completed its move to Nashville. This Heritage H575 dates to 1990 and was built at the Parsons Street plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Like every other Heritage we’ve seen, it is very well built and finished.

Used
Price: $2,850.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Flatiron F5 Custom Mandolin Blackburst, 1996

❌SOLD❌ Flatiron F5 Custom Mandolin Blackburst, 1996

The Flatiron F5 was a take on one of the most influential mandolin designs, the Gibson F5, designed by Lloyd Loar and introduced in 1922. Loar built on Orville Gibson’s groundbreaking blending of violin, mandolin and guitar design concepts that produced the first archtop fretted instruments. Flatiron was started by Chuck Morrison, and in 1978 purchased by Steve Carson, who soon hired Ren Ferguson.

Used
Price: $4,300.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Collings 290 DC Custom Sunburst, 2016

❌SOLD❌ Collings 290 DC Custom Sunburst, 2016

The Collings 290 DC Custom is, as the name suggests, a custom version of the Collings DC – conceptually similar to the late 1950s Les Paul Special but with humbucking pickups and comfort contours. We can’t recall seeing a Collings guitar that didn’t impress us.  This example is no exception. Collings finishes are among the best nitrocellulose lacquer finishes we see – they have definitely mastered this art.

Used
Price: $3,200.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Taylor T5Z Custom Koa First Edition, 2013

❌SOLD❌ Taylor T5Z Custom Koa First Edition, 2013

The Taylor T5Z Custom Koa is a slightly smaller version of the very successful Taylor T5. Featuring a figured Koa top, the T5Z Custom aims to cover both acoustic and electric guitar spaces. From its serial number, this Taylor T5z Custom Koa dates to October 5, 2013 and so is one of the earliest T5Z Custom models. This guitar was originally sold by The Twelfth Fret after receiving it as one of the first of the first edition.

Used
Price: $2,750.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Custom Sunburst, 1979

❌SOLD❌  Gibson Les Paul Custom Sunburst, 1979

Here we’re looking at a Gibson Les Paul Custom Sunburst, dating to March 27 1979 and still built at the historic Kalamazoo plant. It has all the characteristics of the Norlin ownership era, from 1970 to 1983. These include a Maple neck rather than Mahogany, a decreased pitch for the headstock, and a volute behind the truss rod adjuster cavity. These changes were intended to reduce the number of broken headstocks.

Vintage
Price: $5,150.00 CAD

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