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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES 150D Double Cutaway Archtop Electric Walnut, 1972

❌SOLD❌  Gibson ES 150D Double Cutaway Archtop Electric Walnut, 1972

Here’s a rarity – the Gibson ES 150D, a double cutaway, full depth hollow body archtop electric built around 1972 at the Kalamazoo plant during the Norlin years. Drawing inspiration from the venerable ES-150 model – introduced in 1936 with the ‘Charlie Christian’ pickup and built until 1956 – the Gibson ES-150D is unusual. In 1958, the all-new thinline, semi-hollow ES-335 and 345 were introduced and started the final decline of the popular full depth archtop.

Vintage
Price: $3,000.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌Collings I35 LC Deluxe Thinline Archtop Guitar Sunburst 2015

❌SOLD❌Collings I35 LC Deluxe Thinline Archtop Guitar Sunburst 2015

This is a treat – a Collings I35 LC Deluxe thinline archtop electric in a traditional sunburst, one of the best renderings of this concept available. This model draws from the iconic and once revolutionary Gibson ES-335 series, with a Maple laminate body around a Maple center block, and Mahogany neck with Indian Rosewood fingerboard.   It’s wired using a 1950’s style layout, with a pair of Lollar Imperial Low-Wind humbuckers.  This Collings I35 LC Deluxe example was built during 2015 at the Collings shop in Austin, Texas.  It is in all original, very good condition.   While it’s been played, wear is light. 

Used
Price: $5,400.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ National Val Pro 82 Vermillion Red, 1962

❌SOLD❌ National Val Pro 82 Vermillion Red, 1962

The National Val Pro 82 was the single-pickup version of the ‘Map Body’ Val Pro line, built during 1962 and 1963 by Valco in Chicago, Illinois.  National itself began in 1927 with the invention of the Resophonic guitar, but in 1928 the original builders – the Dopyera brothers – left to form Dobro, and in 1932 the Dopyera’s bought a controlling interest in National and merged the two companies.

Vintage
Price: $1,750.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Hofner Gold Label Violin Bass Berlin Purple, 2015

❌SOLD❌  Hofner Gold Label Violin Bass Berlin Purple, 2015

Here we are looking at a Hofner Gold Label Violin Bass in the 500/1 style during 2015 at the Hofner plant in Hagenau, about 35 km north of Nuremberg, Germany. The iconic violin body is Maple Laminate for feedback rejection, with a zero-fret equipped Maple neck bearing an Indian Rosewood fingerboard.  The bridge is Ebony.  This is a ‘1962’ style design but with ‘Rugby’ tuners.  For electronics,  twin “Staple” 511B pickups are installed and spaced normally, at the bridge and neck positions.  Controls are classic Hofner, with teacup knobs. 

New
Price: $3,950.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Hofner Gold Label 500/1 Violin Bass Natural, 2014

❌SOLD❌ Hofner Gold Label 500/1 Violin Bass Natural, 2014

The Hofner Gold Label series, introduced at NAMM in 2013, features the highest quality German components, with custom colours and pickup combinations. You can even get a 3-pickup violin bass! This example of the Hofner Gold Label Series 500/1 Violin Bass is one of two, built with this wood selection – a carved solid Spruce top with a five-piece back of Flame Maple, Sapele Pommele (the two large quilted sections) and Indian Rosewood.

Used
Price: $3,950.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Hofner Cavern Bass LH 500/1 1961 Reissue Sunburst, 2015

❌SOLD❌ Hofner Cavern Bass LH 500/1 1961 Reissue Sunburst, 2015

Here’s something a little different – a Hofner Cavern Bass LH, the left handed version of the classic 500/1 violin bass! The Hofner Cavern bass model 500/1 appeared in 1961, though that was not its name – from its first appearance at the 1956 Frankfurt Musikmesse, it was known simply as the Violin Bass. The bass earned its ‘Cavern’ moniker through frequent use in the Liverpool Cavern Club by a young bassist named Paul McCartney in The Beatles.

Used
Price: $3,950.00 CAD

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