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NO LONGER AVAILABLE Gibson ES-275 Thinline Archtop Cherry, 2016

NO LONGER AVAILABLE Gibson ES-275 Thinline Archtop Cherry, 2016

Here’s something rare and discontinued from the now-closed Memphis plant, the Gibson ES-275 thin hollow body archtop in classic cherry lacquer. The Gibson ES-275 was new for 2016 and The Twelfth Fret received and sold one of the few in Canada. It’s a fully hollow, laminate maple body with a pair of longitudinal braces and f-holes. The neck is mahogany with rosewood fingerboard.

Used
Price: $5,250.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-175 VOS 1959 Reissue Sunburst, 2016

❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-175 VOS 1959 Reissue Sunburst, 2016

The Gibson ES-175 VOS 1959 Reissue brought back the 1959 version of the classic single humbucking pickup, working player’s jazz guitar. Introduced in 1949 as a 16 inch wide, fully hollow single cutaway electric, the Gibson ES-175 first carried a single P-90 pickup in the neck position. In 1953, the ES-175D was launched with a second pickup, and that became the most popular configuration throughout the 175’s production.

Used
Price: $4,250.00 CAD

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SOLD Taylor 912ce Builder’s Edition Shaded Burst, 2021

SOLD Taylor 912ce Builder's Edition Shaded Burst, 2021

Here is a nearly-new Taylor 912ce Builder’s Edition steel string guitar, built during 2021 at El Cajon, California, sporting a shaded burst top! This example is in great condition with very little wear. The first Builder’s Edition guitar from the 900 Series blends the style and sound of a rosewood/spruce Grand Concert with inviting, player-friendly features. Built to the exacting specifications of comfort and tone developed by Andy Powers, the Taylor 912ce features back and sides of solid East Indian rosewood paired with a Lutz spruce top.

Used
Price: $5,900.00 CAD

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Bruce West Cutaway Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 2016

Bruce West Cutaway Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 2016

Here we have a Bruce West Cutaway Classical, built during 2016 in Sterling, Ontario with a hundred year old Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood sides and back. Bruce West has been involved in musical instrument building for most of his life, starting at age 12 with a bench at Geo. Heinl’s workshop in Toronto. In his teens he also played guitar for Ronny Hawkins! Friends with Jean Larrivee, Bruce built relationships with all the now-prominent builders who went through the Larrivee Toronto shops.

New
Price: $6,850.00 CAD
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SOLD Eastman AR803ce Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 2009

SOLD Eastman AR803ce Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 2009

The Eastman AR803ce archtop falls in the category of the ‘Jazz Box’ guitar – providing the warm, rich, rounded tone an arched top guitar provides so well. Eastman is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hand made, carved top instruments, with a background in violin and cello family construction. They pride themselves on following European luthiery traditions, particularly those flowing from 17th century German builders. At the time, many of the the most respected Italian builders were actually German!

Used
Price: $2,199.00 CAD

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Yamaha AEX1500 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1995 – No Longer Available

Yamaha AEX1500 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1995 - No Longer Available

Built in Japan from 1994 to 1999, the Yamaha AEX1500 is a single-cutaway archtop electric guitar originally designed by Yamaha and British jazz guitarist Martin Taylor. Taylor used these guitars as his touring instruments. While these models were sold in North America as the AEX1500, in Europe and the UK they were called the “Martin Taylor” model. The Yamaha AEX1500 is built, like many other professional grade archtop electrics, with Laminated Maple for the top, back and sides. The use of laminates improves both physical stability and feedback rejection at stage volumes.

Used
Price: $2,500.00 CAD

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