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Gretsch Broadkaster JR Player’s Edition G6659T-DCHFM Bourbon, 2016

Gretsch Broadkaster JR Player's Edition G6659T-DCHFM Bourbon, 2016

This is a real treat – a Gretsch Broadkaster Jr Player’s Edition G6659T with center block, locking tuners and string-through Bigsby!  This guitar is an example of a ‘downsizing’ trend seen in other models like the Gibson ES-336 and ES-339, essentially versions of the ES-335 design, with full scale length but with reduced-size bodies. 

Used
Price: $3,100.00 CAD
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Gretsch Brian Setzer Signature 6120SSU Nashville, Orange Flame, 1997

Gretsch Brian Setzer Signature 6120SSU Nashville, Orange Flame, 1997

The Gretsch Brian Setzer 6120SSU, built from 1993 to 2014, was one of the earlier of the Setzer Signature models based on the 1960 6120s used in the Stray Cats, Brian Setzer Orchestra and various solo projects. Introduced in 1954 as a Chet Atkins model, the Gretsch 6120 featured a fully hollow, 16 inch wide and 2 7/8 inch deep Maple Laminate body with bound F holes, tone bar / sound post bracing and a Maple neck with Rosewood or Ebony fingerboard and bridge base.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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Yamaha AEX1500 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1995

Yamaha AEX1500 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1995

Built in Japan from 1994 to 1999, the Yamaha AEX1500 is a single-cutaway archtop electric guitar originally designed by Yamaha and British jazz guitarist Martin Taylor. Taylor used these guitars as his touring instruments. While these models were sold in North America as the AEX1500, in Europe and the UK they were called the “Martin Taylor” model. The Yamaha AEX1500 is built, like many other professional grade archtop electrics, with Laminated Maple for the top, back and sides. The use of laminates improves both physical stability and feedback rejection at stage volumes.

Used
Price: $2,500.00 CAD
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Ibanez MM1 Martin Miller Signature Translucent Aqua Blue, 2018

Ibanez MM1 Martin Miller Signature Translucent Aqua Blue, 2018

The Ibanez MM1 Martin Miller Signature model is part of the Prestige line and features a Flame Maple cap on a Mahogany body with a Roasted Maple neck and stainless steel frets. Ibanez Prestige models are built in Japan from the highest quality components and materials, and it’s hard to find any better production guitars anywhere. Here we’re looking at an Ibanez MM1 Martin Miller Signature model in Translucent Aqua Blue, dating to April 2018 and built for Ibanez by FugjiGen Gakki at Nagano, Japan.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Epiphone Elite 1965 Casino Natural, 2003

❌SOLD❌ Epiphone Elite 1965 Casino Natural, 2003

The Epiphone Elite 1965 Casino recalls one of the most famous guitars – the one played by John Lennon on many recordings. In fact, Lennon, McCartney and Harrison all had Casinos and McCartney still uses his.   There were many other Casino players,  including members of the Rolling Stones and Beach Boys. Originally built as a Sunburst model, by 1968 (during the White Album sessions) Lennon had the finish stripped off, with two coats of thin clear lacquer re-applied.    It was felt that this improved the tone and resonance of the guitar, and this look has become a de facto standard, especially without the pickguard. 

Used
Price: $2,650.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gretsch Country Club G6196TSP-2G Archtop Smoke Gray and Violet, 2010

❌SOLD❌ Gretsch Country Club G6196TSP-2G Archtop Smoke Gray and Violet, 2010

The Gretsch Country Club appeared in 1954 as one of Gretsch’s early electric guitars and targeted at the higher end jazz player needing a full size, 17 inch body and solid Spruce top. This model was in production until Gretsch folded in 1981, reappeared between 1995 and 1999 as a US built reissue, and again since 2001 as a pro-line model, Made in Japan by Terada. Modern Country Club production no longer has the solid Spruce top – like other pro-line hollow body Gretsch models, the body is now built of laminate Maple.

Used
Price: $2,399.99 CAD

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