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Martin Custom D42 Madagascar Rosewood Amberburst, 2006

Martin Custom D42 Madagascar Rosewood Amberburst, 2006

The Martin Custom line offers, as the name suggests, a wide range of options. This is a Martin Custom with  mostly D42 style appointments.  A D-45 style ‘Alternative Torch’ headstock inlay is used in place of the normal ‘C F Martin’ logo.  This particular guitar was built as part of  Martin’s 2006 ‘1833’ Series. 

Used
Price: $12,500.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gretsch Chet Atkins 6122 Country Gentleman Walnut, 1967

❌SOLD❌ Gretsch Chet Atkins 6122 Country Gentleman Walnut, 1967

The Gretsch Chet Atkins 6122 Country Gentleman appeared in 1957 with the 6119 Tennessean, bracketing the popular 6120 model. These were the first of Gretsch’s thin body designs, and unlike Gibson’s new 3xx models, were fully hollow – no center block. Gretsch’s approach to feedback suppression was different, with the sealed ElectroTone body offering some resistance. Chet Atkins himself promptly switched from a 6120 to the Country Gentleman as his primary studio guitar.

Vintage
Price: $4,000.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Custom CS356 Thinline Faded Cherry, 2008

❌SOLD❌ 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.

Used
Price: $4,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌Fender Precision Special Bass Lake Placid Blue, 1980

❌SOLD❌Fender Precision Special Bass Lake Placid Blue, 1980

The Fender Precision Special bass was built from 1980 to 1982 as part of a trend to modernize some of Fender’s best sellers, particularly the Precision Bass and Stratocaster as ‘The Strat’.   These instruments were built at Fender’s historic Fullerton, California plant under CBS management. Using the same basic construction and materials, the Fender Precision Bass Special starts with an Ash body and one piece Maple neck, here finished in Lake Placid Blue with matching headstock and “Fender Precision Special” decal. However, the gold plated hardware and gold metal thumb rest start to hint that there are differences.

Vintage
Price: $2,550.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gretsch Chet Atkins 6122 Country Gentleman Thinline Archtop Walnut, 1963

❌SOLD❌  Gretsch Chet Atkins 6122 Country Gentleman Thinline Archtop Walnut, 1963

Here we’re looking at a Gretsch Chet Atkins 6122 Country Gentleman built during 1963, the same year as Harrison’s. This fine example is in very good condition, and is original except for the addition of a Gibson style, gold plated tune-o-matic bridge in place of the rocking bar bridge. The finish is worn on the neck where it’s been played – the frets are original and have expected wear – but the guitar has been well cared for and the finish is in overall good condition.

Vintage
Price: $6,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Custom 25 Cherry Burst 2007

❌SOLD❌  Gibson Les Paul Custom 25 Cherry Burst 2007

The spectacular Gibson Les Paul Custom 25 Limited Edition was built during 2007 and into 2008 for a run of 100 guitars – featuring highest grade flamed Maple top, colour matched Maple pickguard and trim rings, and gold plating! The Les Paul Custom 25 starts from the classic Les Paul Custom – a Mahogany slab body with a carved, highly figured Flame Maple cap, paired with a five-piece neck – three layers of Flame Maple separated by a thin Walnut layer.

Used
Price: $6,500.00 CAD

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