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SOLD!!! Eastman T486B Thinline Archtop Electric Vintage Red

SOLD!!! Eastman T486B Thinline Archtop Electric Vintage Red

The Eastman T486B Thinline is an excellent take on the classic semi-hollow design introduced by Ted McCarty, president of Gibson, with the 1958 ES-335. Like most other versions of this design, the Eastman T486B uses pressed Maple Laminate for the top, back and sides, with a Maple block running down the center of the body. The top has a pair of F holes, and here they are bound. On the Eastman, the neck is Maple with a bound Ebony fingerboard sporting Split Block Parallelogram inlays (similar to an ES-345).

New
Price: $1,725.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌Martin D28 Marquis 1935 Style Sunburst, 2014

❌SOLD❌Martin D28 Marquis 1935 Style Sunburst, 2014

The Martin D28 Marquis, here with Adirondack Spruce top, was the top shelf of the Style 28 Dreadnought line, re-creating historic designs with premium materials. The Marquis and Golden Era models went out of production in 2017, and were replaced with the Authentic series. Here we’re looking at a Martin D28 Marquis, built during 2014 at the Martin plant in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. 

Used
Price: $4,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Collings MT A Style Mandolin Satin Sunburst, 2019

❌SOLD❌  Collings MT A Style Mandolin Satin Sunburst, 2019

The Collings MT A Style mandolin is the entry point for Collings mandolins, and its lack of decoration doesn’t hide the quality of the instrument or the care with which it was built. The A Style mandolin appeared in the closing days of the 19th century as part of Orville Gibson’s revolutionary introduction of violin making principles to mandolin construction.   The results were such a dramatic improvement that the centuries old European bowl-back design almost died out in short order. 

Used
Price: $3,100.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌Gibson Les Paul Standard Pelham Blue, 2016

❌SOLD❌Gibson Les Paul Standard Pelham Blue, 2016

Here’s an unusual find – a very good condition Gibson Les Paul Standard in Pelham Blue, built as a 2016 model and dating to the last day of 2015.  The Gibson Les Paul Standard appeared as a 1958 model and introduced Gibson’s new humbucking pickups. Prior to this, the Les Paul had been available in several forms – the Les Paul, Les Paul Custom, Les Paul Special and Les Paul Junior. All of those used P90 pickups except the Custom, which carried an AlNiCo ‘Staple Top’ pickup in the neck position.

Used
Price: $2,699.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌Airline Pocket Bass by Valco, Black 1964

❌SOLD❌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❌ Gibson HP415 CEX Cutaway Walnut Body Steel String, 2017

❌SOLD❌ Gibson HP415 CEX Cutaway Walnut Body Steel String, 2017

Part of the High Performance series introduced for the 2017 model year and currently out of production, the Gibson HP 415 CEX pairs a Sitka Spruce top and Black Walnut for the sides, back, rectangular bridge and fingerboard. The neck is Maple, and the body blocks are Mahogany. As stock, this model carried an L R Baggs Element pickup system, with the controls tucked under the bass edge of the sound hole.

Used
Price: $1,450.00 CAD

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