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Sold! Ibanez George Benson GB10 BS Sunburst Thinline Archtop Guitar, 1983

Sold!  Ibanez George Benson GB10 BS Sunburst Thinline Archtop Guitar, 1983

In the 1980s, the great Jazz guitarist George Benson entered into a collaboration with Ibanez to produce a series of signature archtop electric guitars, including the Ibanez George Benson GB10 BS and its fancier sisters. These guitars were immediately popular with other jazz players, because the design addresses real needs. The body is comfortably compact, and while its hollow, F-hole body design provides real archtop resonance, responsiveness and ‘thump’, the solid spruce top is carved to dramatically reduce feedback at performance volumes.

Price: $999.99 CAD

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Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119T Thinline Archtop Walnut, 2006

Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119T Thinline Archtop Walnut, 2006

Here, we have a Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119T model with a pair of Filter ‘Trons, built at the Japan Terada plant in Nagoya during 2006. It’s in great condition, with light wear and one small ding in the headstock. The pickup covers and rocking bar bridge are showing some light oxidization, which make the guitar look vintage. It’s built with the laminate maple, arched top, sealed ElectroTone body.

Price: $2000.00 CAD
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❗️SALE❗️ Gretsch G6112TCB-WF Limited Edition Falcon Jr. White, 2016

❗️SALE❗️ Gretsch G6112TCB-WF Limited Edition Falcon Jr. White, 2016

This Gretsch G6112TCB-WF Limited Edition Falcon Jr. in Vintage White, is a great little guitar and is a new model. Blending influences from three sources – the classic Gretsch White Falcon, the Jet body design, and the new Gretsch Players models. Aside from being very flashy, this is a great playing and sounding guitar.
Every once in a while, something built as a promotional item for an industry trade show really takes off, gets more intention than expected and is put into production. This was the case with the 1954 Gretsch White Falcon, intended to show off the elegance and quality of the Gretsch electric archtop line at the 1954 NAMM trade show in California.

Price: $4249 CAD
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Ibanez AS80 Artist Thinline Electric Cherry, 1983

Ibanez AS80 Artist  Thinline Electric Cherry, 1983

Produced in the early 1980’s in Japan and not as common as the much fancier AS100 and AS200 models, the Ibanez AS80 was the equivalent of an ES-335. This guitar is from the period when Ibanez fully established themselves as a builder of high quality guitars that were not simply straight copies of US models. Built using maple laminates for the body, and solid maple for the center block and rosewood-fingerboard neck, the AS80 is a straight ahead thinline archtop electric lacking the ‘bling’ of the higher-numbered models.  

Price: $1800 CAD
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Jackson Stars SL-2H Neck Through Made In Japan, Black, 1990

Jackson Stars SL-2H Neck Through Made In Japan, Black, 1990

The Jackson Stars line featured a number of familiar Jackson models and was built in Japan with very high quality, with importation limited 1990 and 1991. Subsequently, sales of these pro-level models was limited to the Japanese market. These followed the successful Charvel series, and began in 1990.  In 1992, production of bolt-on models began and importation of that line continued. This Jackson Stars SL-2H, Made In Japan and according to its serial number, during 1990. On these guitars, the serial number is an impressed stamp located on the body end of the fingerboard. It’s a six digit number, with the first digit indicating the year, counting from 1990.

Price: $1400 CAD
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REDUCED! Ibanez George Benson GB10 BS Sunburst Thinline Archtop Guitar, 1986

REDUCED!  Ibanez George Benson GB10 BS Sunburst Thinline Archtop Guitar, 1986

The Ibanez George Benson GB10 BS is still in production as are other versions of the model, and they are as practical as when introduced. This model features two ‘floating’ mini-humbucking pickups, one attached to the fingerboard tag and the other to the pickguard. Neither contacts the top though the pickguard has a small support post. In the 1980s, the great Jazz guitarist George Benson entered into a collaboration with Ibanez to produce a series of signature archtop electric guitars, including the GB10 and its fancier sisters.

Price: $1999.99 CAD
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