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Eastman AR803ce Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 2009

Eastman AR803ce Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 2009

The Eastman AR803ce archtop falls in the category of the ‘Jazz Box’ guitar – providing the warm, rich, rounded tone an arched top guitar provides so well. Eastman is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hand made, carved top instruments, with a background in violin and cello family construction. They pride themselves on following European luthiery traditions, particularly those flowing from 17th century German builders. At the time, many of the the most respected Italian builders were actually German!

Used
Price: $2,199.00 CAD
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Weber Bitterroot A14-F Mandolin, Faded Amber Burst

Weber Bitterroot A14-F Mandolin, Faded Amber Burst

Here we have a Weber A14-F mandolin, an A-style, 14 inch scale, F-hole version of Weber’s Bitterroot model. This mandolin features a carved & graduated spruce top with tone bars, lightly figured maple back & sides, a maple neck with radiused ebony fingerboard, ebony Weber bridge, cast Weber tailpiece, raised fingerboard extension, full 14″ scale length and ivoroid top binding! This instrument is set up to play as smooth as butter and with the maple back & sides in combination with the delicately voiced top and tone bars

New
Price: $4,340.00 CAD
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Eastman AR803ce Archtop Sunburst, 2008

Eastman AR803ce Archtop Sunburst, 2008

Now discontinued, the Eastman AR803ce Archtop Electric features a 16 inch wide, single Venetian cutaway body with carved, solid Spruce top and Flame Maple back. The sides and neck are also Flamed Maple, with Ebony for the bridge, headplate and bound fingerboard.   Hardware is gold coloured, with Gotoh tuners bearing ‘Imperial’ deco-style stairstep tuner buttons. The original Ebony / metal tailpiece has been replaced with a standard trapeze model.  

Used
Price: $2,199.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster Custom Black, 1978

❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster Custom Black, 1978

Here is a rare piece – a Fender Telecaster Custom with an original Wide Range Humbucker, a model produced from 1972 to 1981. Fender’s goal was to provide a guitar with a humbucker to compete with Gibson, and added a humbucker in the neck position, three way toggle switch, and individual volume and tone controls. This model was used by a number of prominent guitarists, including Keith Richards and The Edge.

Vintage
Price: $3,999.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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Gibson Les Paul Custom Cherryburst, 1979

Gibson Les Paul Custom Cherryburst, 1979

Here we’re looking at a very nice 1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom in Cherry Burst, with almost all its original components and case. The variation from original is the addition of a set of Gold-plated Schaller Straplocks, with the strap attachments mounted on the included leather strap.   This guitar dates to February 07 1979 and was built at the historic Parsons Street plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Les Paul Custom was introduced in 1954, along with the flat-top ‘budget’ Les Paul Junior; the Les Paul Special appeared in 1955, and the Standard in 1958.

Vintage
Price: $4,999.99 CAD
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Fender Eric Johnson Virginia ’54 Stratocaster Sunburst

Fender Eric Johnson Virginia '54 Stratocaster Sunburst

Here we have the new Fender Eric Johnson Virginia ’54 Stratocaster! Part of the new ‘Stories collection’, this model duplicates Eric Johnson’s 1954 Strat including the modifications he had made over years of use. The Fender EJ Virginia Stratocaster at first glance appears like many others, but a closer look reveals significant differences. Most US-made Fender bodies, especially during the 1950’s, were built of Alder or Swamp Ash.

New
Price: $3,299.99 CAD
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