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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Super 400 Acoustic Archtop Sunburst, 1937

⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Super 400 Acoustic Archtop Sunburst, 1937

The Gibson Super 400 strode above most others when giant archtops roamed the earth, and is still one of the largest production guitars made.   Making its introduction in 1934 as the ‘Super L-5 Deluxe’, the non-cutaway model was quickly joined by a cutaway model, initially named the  Super 400 P for ‘Premiere’.   The ‘400’ designation was originally a reference to the price.  These were top of the line for acoustic archtop guitars, and were played by many top artists – Merle Travis being one.

Vintage
Price: $9,999.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gretsch Country Club G6196TCG Cadillac Green, 2005

❌SOLD❌ Gretsch Country Club G6196TCG Cadillac Green, 2005

The Gretsch Country Club, model G619x, appeared in 1954 as a rebrand of the ‘Electro II’, itself built from 1951 to 1953. There were three ‘619x’ versions and the ‘x’ indicated the colour. 6192 was sunburst, 6193 natural or Blonde and 6196 the Cadillac Green finish seen here. Intended to sit at the top of the Gretsch line, this model aimed to convert ‘classic’ archtop players so the top was carved Spruce, rather than laminated Maple, often used for feedback rejection.

Used
Price: $3,150.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Epiphone Howard Roberts Standard Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1965

❌SOLD❌  Epiphone Howard Roberts Standard Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1965

Built from 1964 to 1970, the Epiphone Howard Roberts Standard takes cues from very early Gibson archtops – specifically, the oval sound hole on an arched Spruce top. Apparently, 290 of these guitars were made, from introduction until Epiphone construction was moved out of Kalamazoo and sent overseas.At his peak, Howard Roberts was at the top of the session world, for a time doing nine hundred sessions a year.There were two versions of the Epiphone Howard Roberts – the Custom and Standard.

Vintage
Price: $4,750.00 CAD

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