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Ibanez Iceman IC-50 BK Solidbody Electric Black, 1981

Ibanez Iceman IC-50 BK Solidbody Electric Black, 1981

This Ibanez Iceman IC-50 BK built during June 1981 at the Terada plant in Nagoya pairs a distinctively shaped laminated Mahogany body and a 3-ply Birch bolt on neck with Rosewood fingerboard. As a fairly stripped down, straight ahead rock machine, the IC50 uses a pair of Super 70 coverless pickups with individual volume and master tone control, pickup selector, and top mounted output jack.

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M. Sakurai No.8 Classical Guitar, 1977

M. Sakurai No.8 Classical Guitar, 1977

The M. Sakurai No.8 classical guitar was part of a line of guitars built by Masaki Sakurai as he was learning in the workshop run by his uncle, Masaru Kohno. The M. Sakurai No.8 is built using solid Cedar tops and laminate Indian Rosewood for the back and sides, and solid Rosewood for the headplate and bridge. The Mahogany neck carries an Ebony fingerboard, and is joined to the body with a dovetail joint, departing from the ‘slipper heel’ found on traditionally built Spanish guitars.

Price: $1300 CAD
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❌ SOLD ❌ Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Standard Sunburst, 2004

❌ SOLD ❌ Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Standard Sunburst, 2004

The Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Standard was built from 2003 to 2009, though there were earlier models under the ‘Epiphone Elite’ name. However, it turned out that Ovation was already using the ‘Elite’ name. These guitars were built by Fuju-Gen at Matsumoto, Japan for Gibson, as the high end of the Epiphone line. They use US made hardware and top quality woods. The fit and finish are top quality.

Price: $1000 CAD

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Gretsch ’59 Silver Jet G6129T-59 Silver Sparkle

Gretsch '59 Silver Jet G6129T-59 Silver Sparkle

The Gretsch ’59 Silver Jet is a very cool guitar, with all the late-50’s trappings – Bigsby, TV Jones Classic Filter’Tron based pickups, and a standout silver sparkle finish! The Gretsch Jet is an under-rated guitar, but has appeared on many hit recordings. Chet Atkins used one on many classic recordings, and the first few Beatles albums feature George Harrison with his Jet.

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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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