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Airline Pocket Bass by Valco, Black 1964

Airline Pocket Bass by Valco, Black 1964

Here is a rarity,  an Airline Pocket Bass by Valco, Black dating to 1964, a short scale bass regarded by some as one of the best recording basses ever made.  The Airline Pocket Bass was built from 1962 to 1968 at the Valco shops in Chicago, Illinois, along with other Valco brands including National and Supro. Valco also branded their instruments for other companies, many of which were distributors or catalog retailers like Montgomery-Ward and Sears Roebuck. Valco amplifier production followed the same pattern but their customers included established builders like Harmony, Gretsch and Kay.

Vintage
Price: $1,500.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌Gretsch G5125 Electromatic Archtop Electric Black, 2005

❌SOLD❌Gretsch G5125 Electromatic Archtop Electric Black, 2005

The Gretsch G5125 Electromatic was part of a line of similar models differentiated by colour; the 5125 in black, the 5129 with a red top, the 5127 in powder blue. Based on the Gretsch Anniversary models, all shared the same hardware – a licensed Bigsby tailpiece with aluminum bridge, Kluson style tuners, and deArmond 2000 pickups that simulated the classic single coil DynaSonics.

Used
Price: $750.00 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❌ Gibson Longhorn Double Cut Solidbody Trans Blue, 2008

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Longhorn Double Cut Solidbody Trans Blue, 2008

Here we have a Gibson Longhorn Double Cut, identified as number 123 of the limited run of 1000 and built during 2008. Originally equipped with EMG 85 active humbuckers, this guitar now carries a set of standard Gibson humbuckers with gold plated covers. The battery access cover and carrier, part of the control panel cover, has been removed and covered with tape. The trans blue nitrocellulose lacquer finish is in good condition, with some light scuffing and wear to the top.

Used
Price: $1,500.00 CAD

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Gretsch G5622T Electromatic Center Block Double-Cut with Bigsby, Georgia Green

Gretsch G5622T Electromatic Center Block Double-Cut with Bigsby, Georgia Green

The new Gretsch G5622T Electromatic® Center Block Double-Cut with Bigsby® in a Georgia Green metallic finish, sporting Super Hilo’Tron™ pickups features a chambered spruce center block for dynamic resonance, high gain power and lightweight comfort. As part of the Electromatic line, the Gretsch G5622T is built in Korea by Samick, with great results.  The build quality, fit and finish and fretwork are all top notch. 

New
Price: $1,099.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Modern Double Cut Standard Heritage Cherry Burst, 2018

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Modern Double Cut Standard Heritage Cherry Burst, 2018

This new model Gibson Modern Double Cut Standard, draws from the earlier double cut designs that other brands successfully copied – is built at the Gibson shop in Nashville, Tennessee. The traditional elements are all here – the mahogany body and neck, the body with a carved figured maple cap, the neck with a bound rosewood fingerboard and pearloid trapezoidal markers, ’57 Classic humbucking pickups with tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiece, and Grover Roto-Matic tuners.

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