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La Esperanza Classe 1000 Concert Classical Guitar, 1979

La Esperanza Classe 1000 Concert Classical Guitar, 1979

Here we have a nicely kept La Esperanza Classe 1000 classical guitar built during 1979 in the shop of Masaru Matano or his successors in Kurume, Japan. Matano’s shop built the La Esperanza Classe 1000 and lower priced Classe 600 for sale for the company name “Ongaku Geijutsusha Co” and these models were based on Ramirez instruments. The Classe 1000 features a Red Cedar top and double layer Rosewood sides and back, which is not quite the same as laminated. Here, the two layers are of Brazilian Rosewood and are used to reduce overtones and ‘wolf’ tones when the guitar is played loudly. 

Vintage
Price: $2,850.00 CAD
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🚩SALE • Ibanez AZ2402 Prestige Solidbody Electric Tri Fade Burst Flat, 2018

🚩SALE • Ibanez AZ2402 Prestige Solidbody Electric Tri Fade Burst Flat, 2018

The Ibanez AZ2402 Prestige, part of the new AZ line, again demonstrates the progression of Ibanez towards top quality instruments. This professional-grade guitar features a very nicely contoured Alder body, Roasted Maple neck, Stainless Steel frets, with Gotoh and Seymour Duncan hardware. We have been fans of Ibanez guitars for many years, and are very pleased to carry these new models.  Seen here in the Tri-Fade Burst Flat finish, the Ibanez AZ2402 Prestige is also available in Ice Blue Metallic.  The original molded hard-shell case is included.

New
Price: $2,279.00 CAD
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NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Ibanez Musician MC500 Solidbody Dark Stain, 1979

NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Ibanez Musician MC500 Solidbody Dark Stain, 1979

The Ibanez Musician MC500 appeared as Ibanez hit its stride and moved away from straight copies of US models, and was built from late 1977 as a 1978 model to 1980. The Musician series used a multi-piece, neck-through design and active electronics, all quite possibly influenced by the Alembic instruments of the day. Overall, the goal was to provide maximum sustain, stability and tonal versatility in a professional grade package. 

Vintage
Price: $2,000.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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❌SOLD❌ Caparison Dellinger Bass Mike LePond Custom Prototype Black, 2009

❌SOLD❌ Caparison Dellinger Bass Mike LePond Custom Prototype Black, 2009

The Caparison Dellinger Bass has been around for some time, and here we have a prototype built for Mike LePond of Symphony X during 2009. Caparison guitars and basses have been built in Japan since 1995. The company was founded by the Charvel / Jackson Japan design group, and production was contracted to high end builders. In 2011, the company was bankrupt for a few months and re-opened under new ownership based in Cardiff, Wales.

Used
Price: $1,595.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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❌SOLD❌ Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119FT Thin Body Archtop Walnut, 2006

❌SOLD❌  Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119FT Thin Body Archtop Walnut, 2006

Based on the 1962 Chet Atkins Tennessean, the Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119 was introduced in 1995, but wasn’t a ‘Chet Atkins’ model until 2007 when Gretsch re-acquired rights to the Atkins name. Consequently, the pickguard on this example has only the words ‘Tennessee Rose’ and the Gretsch logo. The 6119 Tennessean appeared in 1958 as a full size, single pickup archtop. In 1962, it was drastically revised with a new, thin body using the sealed ‘ElectroTone’ concept for feedback resistance. This design has faux F-holes, either painted or decals. It bore a pair of either Filter ‘Tron or HiLo ‘Tron pickups and the model was discontinued in 1980. Gretsch, then owned by Baldwin, folded in 1983 with Baldwin’s bankruptcy.

Used
Price: $2,200.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Ibanez AZ2402 Prestige Black Flat

❌SOLD❌  Ibanez AZ2402 Prestige Black Flat

Here we have a new Ibanez AZ2402 Prestige in Black Flat – also available in Ice BLue Metallic, White and Red! This top quality, straightforward guitar uses the best of the best on a proven design. The IBanez AZ2402 is based on a well proven design concept. An Alder body is attached to a Maple neck – in this case, Roasted Maple – and a non-locking trem bridge is installed. At the head, locking tuners with height adjustable posts – the Goto H A P model – help keep things in tune, aided by an oil-impregnated bone nut.

New
Price: $2,100.00 CAD

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