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Gibson Firebird Cherry, 2019

Gibson Firebird Cherry, 2019

Built at the Gibson Nashville plant, the new Gibson Firebird closely – but not entirely – follows the original construction concepts of the first Firebirds. Most importantly, this is a neck-through design, with the neck and the body built up of a total of five pieces of Mahogany over their length, and four Walnut strips bracketing the center sections. This multi-piece construction is used to provide extra stability over the long section.

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Price: $2649 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Epiphone John Lennon Revolution Casino 1803 of 1965 Natural, 2006

❌SOLD❌  Epiphone John Lennon Revolution Casino 1803 of 1965 Natural, 2006

This Epiphone John Lennon model was favoured by a number of prominent British guitarists during the early-mid 1960s, notably Keith Richards and three members of the Beatles. While both Paul McCartney and George Harrison had personal Casinos, John Lennon’s 1965 model is better known, especially in its stripped-down form.

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Price: $2500 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherryburst, 1998

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherryburst, 1998

The Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherryburst, named as the Standard, didn’t appear until 1959 but in its sunburst form dates to 1958 and the move away from the Goldtop finish. The ‘Standard’ engraved truss rod cover came into use during 1976, At first appearance in 1952, the Les Paul model bore the familiar gold-top, and in 1954 the Les Paul Custom appeared in black, along with the Les Paul Junior. In 1955 the Les Paul Special was launched, without the carved Maple cap. Finishes included the ‘TV’ tint, intended to make the guitar better visible on black and white televisions.

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Price: $1999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Standard Heritage Burst, 2012

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Standard Heritage Burst, 2012

One of the workhorse guitars for almost all genres, the Gibson Les Paul Standard can also be spectacularly attractive in a combination of bookmatched flame maple and sunburst. This guitar and example of this effect, in a Les Paul Standard dating to February 20 2012 and built at the Gibson Nashville plant. The arched top, flame maple, and heritage burst finish are a stunning combination. This is what comes to mind when one thinks,  “Les Paul Standard”.

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Price: $1999.99 CAD

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❌ NO LONGER AVAILABLE ❌ Epiphone Casino ‘Inspired by John Lennon’ Sunburst

❌ NO LONGER AVAILABLE ❌ Epiphone Casino 'Inspired by John Lennon' Sunburst

The Casino was very important in the Epiphone line during the 1960’s, and was introduced to compete with the Gibson ES-330. In 1965, a member of an obscure band known as “The Beatles” – Paul McCartney – began using one for studio work – and John Lennon and George Harrison got theirs in 1966. This tobacco sunburst model became Lennon’s main guitar, and was later sanded and refinished natural. A few years ago, Gibson released two US-made versions of this guitar, in sunburst and natural (as the “Revolution” model) in a total production run of 1,965 pieces, and now has released the “Inspired by John Lennon” versions, which are much more affordable, yet still really good instruments.

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