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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❌ Gibson 57 Les Paul Custom Reissue 3 Pickup Bigsby Ebony, 2011

❌SOLD❌  Gibson 57 Les Paul Custom Reissue 3 Pickup Bigsby Ebony, 2011

Here’s a very classy and fairly rare guitar – a Gibson 57 Les Paul Custom Reissue 3 Pickup with Bigsby, in Ebony Black with gold plated hardware! This model was marketed as the Black Beauty, and in its original form was configured with ‘Fretless Wonder’ low frets. The Les Paul Model debuted in 1952 with a Maple cap carrying a metallic gold finish, on a natural finish Mahogany back. In 1953, the ‘upmarket’ Les Paul Custom appeared, with a number of significant differences.

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Price: $4,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson CS Les Paul Custom Black, 2014

❌SOLD❌ Gibson CS Les Paul Custom Black, 2014

Built at the now-closed Gibson Memphis Custom Shop, this gloss black CS Les Paul Custom dates to 2014 and has all the class and looks of the Custom. The Gibson Les Paul Custom was introduced for the 1954 model year as a ‘dressed up’ version of Gibson’s then-new Les Paul model. The black finish with white multi-ply binding were meant to suggest a tuxedo. At first, it was equipped with a P-90 at the bridge and a ‘Stape Top’ Alnico V pickup at the neck. More important, though, was the wood choice.

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Price: $3,450.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul 1959 Historic Vintage Sunburst, 2009

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul 1959 Historic Vintage Sunburst, 2009

The Gibson Les Paul 1959 Historic aims to be an accurate re-creation of the classic and influential 1959 Les Paul Standard. The Les Paul model was introduced in 1952, but was not particularly successful. In 1958, the line was updated to include Gibson’s new humbucking pickups, and sunburst finishes instead of Black (the Custom) or the Gold Top. The shift to sunburst, a translucent finish, meant that the Maple top had to be a higher grade. The rest of the guitar was the same – Maple cap on a Mahogany slab body, with Mahogany for the neck and Rosewood for the fingerboard.

Used
Price: $4,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Custom Sunburst, 1979

❌SOLD❌  Gibson Les Paul Custom Sunburst, 1979

Here we’re looking at a Gibson Les Paul Custom Sunburst, dating to March 27 1979 and still built at the historic Kalamazoo plant. It has all the characteristics of the Norlin ownership era, from 1970 to 1983. These include a Maple neck rather than Mahogany, a decreased pitch for the headstock, and a volute behind the truss rod adjuster cavity. These changes were intended to reduce the number of broken headstocks.

Vintage
Price: $5,150.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson J50 Slope Shoulder Jumbo Guitar Natural, 1953

❌SOLD❌   Gibson J50 Slope Shoulder Jumbo Guitar Natural, 1953

The Gibson J50 Slope Shouldered jumbo model was introduced in 1947 as an ‘upgrade’ to the successful J-45, with a natural finish showing off the higher quality Spruce top. The J-50 was built until 1982, shifting to a square shoulder body design for 1969, and has been reissued from time to time. This is a relatively early Gibson J50, built during 1953 at the Gibson Parsons Street plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Built almost exactly like the iconic J45, this J50 uses Adirondack Spruce for the top and top bracing, with Mahogany for the back, sides, neck, body blocks, linings and back bracing.

Vintage
Price: $5,999.99 CAD

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