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Gibson Longhorn Double Cut Solidbody Trans Blue, 2008

Gibson Longhorn Double Cut Solidbody Trans Blue, 2008

Here we have a Gibson Longhorn Double Cut, identified as number 123 of the limited run of 1000 and built during 2008. Originally equipped with EMG 85 active humbuckers, this guitar now carries a set of standard Gibson humbuckers with gold plated covers. The battery access cover and carrier, part of the control panel cover, has been removed and covered with tape. The trans blue nitrocellulose lacquer finish is in good condition, with some light scuffing and wear to the top.

Used
Price: $1500 CAD
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Gibson ES 150 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1939

Gibson ES 150 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1939

The Gibson ES 150 was one of the earliest production electric guitars, and perhaps the first successful Electric Spanish – as distinct from Electric Hawaiian – guitars. Built from 1936 to 1956, the Gibson ES 150 is full bodied non-cutaway archtop guitar with a solid Spruce top and Mahogany for the back, sides, neck, body blocks and back bracing; the bridge and bound fingerboard are Rosewood, and for the period, it’s expected that the ‘Brazilian’ is silent. Brazilian Rosewood has become exotic and restricted, but at the time it was very common.

Vintage
Price: $5799.99 CAD
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Valley Arts Custom Pro Interlock Neck Burnt Amber, 1987

Valley Arts Custom Pro Interlock Neck Burnt Amber, 1987

This instrument is an early Valley Arts Custom Pro, in the 7/8th size and 25.75 inch scale format and with the ultra rare interlocking neck joint, built during 1987 at the expanded Valley Arts shop in North Hollywood, California. As was the case for many other early Valley Arts guitars, this example was originally purchased and used regularly by a top-rank professional guitarist for many studio and performance engagements. All of the wear on this guitar comes from pro use.

Vintage
Price: $4250 CAD
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Fender Custom Shop 1951 Telecaster Relic Blonde, 2016

Fender Custom Shop 1951 Telecaster Relic Blonde, 2016

The Fender Custom Shop 1951 Telecaster Relic features a light-weight Ash body, and a full-U profile, one piece Maple neck. This neck design was one of Leo Fender’s breakthroughs. The finish reproduces the original nitrocellulose lacquer ‘blonde’, but with significant wear. Tuners are Kluson Deluxe style with metal buttons, as Fender continued to use for decades. The bridge offers three Brass saddles, and has the Patent Pending stamp, as many early 1950’s models did (until Fender ran out and had to re-order).

Used
Price: $3399.99 CAD
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Gibson TB250 Mastertone Tenor Banjo, 1969

Gibson TB250 Mastertone Tenor Banjo, 1969

THere we have a Gibson TB250 Mastertone Tenor Banjo, built during 1969 at the historic Parsons Street shop in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This model was built from 1994 to 1996, and models from 1960 on bear the Mastertone name. Gibson banjos were the center of the banjo universe for decades, but with the rise of serious amplification and rock music, the banjo as an instrument fell out of popular favour. It was still found in various music genres, particularly Irish, traditional jazz and bluegrass, but not much beyond them.

Vintage
Price: $1450 CAD
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PRS Swamp Ash Special Translucent Forest Green, 2003

PRS Swamp Ash Special Translucent Forest Green, 2003

Based on a built up, carved top block of Swamp Ash paired with a bolt on Maple neck, the PRS Swamp Ash Special is a straightforward model. A pair of humbuckers bracket a Seymour Duncan Vintage Rail single coil format pickup, with a pickup selector, master volume and push/pull master tone control providing coil tap options. The PRS vintage trem is installed, and at the head there is a set of PRS locking tuners.

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