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Richmond Dorchester by Godin Sunburst, 2011

Richmond Dorchester by Godin Sunburst, 2011

The chambered body Richmond Dorchester by Godin was built from late 2008 until 2013, along with a bass version, the Belmont and Empire models. The Richmond guitar shop was initiated by Godin during 2008 to focus on building chambered and solidbody electric models. Three models were ultimately offered, the Belmont Dorchester and Empire before closure in 2013.

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Gibson Custom CS356 Thinline Faded Cherry, 2008

Gibson Custom CS356 Thinline Faded Cherry, 2008

The Gibson Custom CS356 was the top level version of the Gibson Custom CS336, and was built from 2002 to 2008. Like the CS-336, it was based on a carved Solid Figured Maple top on a chambered single-piece block of Mahogany, routed out to provide the sides, back, center block and tone chambers. Based on its 5-digit serial number with an 8 as its first digit, this example dates to 2008 and as such would be one of the last built.  It has very little wear,  and is in great condition with only a few minor bumps.

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Price: $4,999.99 CAD
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Gibson CS336 Thinline Compact Archtop Faded Cherry, 2004

Gibson CS336 Thinline Compact Archtop Faded Cherry, 2004

Introduced in late 2001 and built until 2010, the Gibson CS336 is based on a scaled-down ES-335, but there are some significant differences. The body blends a carved, two piece solid Maple top with a solid piece of Mahogany, shaped and routed to provide the inner resonant chambers and the solid center block. In the ES-335 design, the top, sides and back are built traditionally using Maple laminate, with a solid Maple center block added. On this model, the bound fingerboard is Indian Rosewood with dot position markers.

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Price: $3,650.00 CAD
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Hofner Verythin John Stowell Sunburst, 2007

Hofner Verythin John Stowell Sunburst, 2007

Based on the 1960s Verythin design, the Hofner Verythin John Stowell model was built until for a short time to around 200 pieces in Hagenau, Germany. This example, dating to April 13 2007 and signed by Master Luthier Thomas Stulheim features a German Spruce top and flame maple for the sides back and neck.Based on the 1960s Verythin design, the Hofner Verythin John Stowell model was built until from 2001 to 2008 in Germany. This was not a mass produced model and perhaps 200 examples were made.

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Price: $2,650.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Yamaha SG2000 Solidbody Sunburst, 1982

❌SOLD❌  Yamaha SG2000 Solidbody Sunburst, 1982

Introduced in 1976, the Yamaha SG2000 was considered perhaps the finest solidbody guitar from Japan – perhaps from anywhere – for its time. This design was the result of a collaboration between Yamaha and Carlos Santana to improve the Yamaha SG175. The result became the flagship of the Yamaha electric line until 1988. Around 1983, Gibson gave legal notice to Yamaha over the use of the ‘SG’ term, and Yamaha responded by changing the name for US models to SBG for Solid Body Guitar. However, in Japan, the SG name stayed until 1988 when the model was discontinued.

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Price: $1,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gretsch 6131 Jet Firebird, 1962

❌SOLD❌ Gretsch 6131 Jet Firebird, 1962

Here’s a rarity – a Gretsch 6131 Jet Firebird in great condition and dating to 1962, its second year as a double cutaway.   This model is perhaps most visually associated with the late Malcolm Young of AC/DC.   The Gretsch G6131 Jet appeared in 1955, following the 1953 release of the Duo-Jet, perhaps as the Gretsch response to the Gibson Les Paul. At that point it featured a single cutaway body with an arched top – but instead of being solid, the body was chambered to reduce weight and produce a more ‘acoustic’ tone, towards Gretsch’s other arched-top models. The pattern of an archtop-style floating bridge rather than a fixed bridge like the Les Paul was still used.

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Price: $5,999.99 CAD

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