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Gibson ES Les Paul Pelham Blue, 2016

Gibson ES Les Paul Pelham Blue, 2016

Coming from the now shuttered Memphis plant in 2015, the Gibson ES Les Paul combined classic Les Paul aesthetics with the immensely successful thinline ES concept. Along with the plant, this model has, as such, been discontinued by Gibson’s new management. The new ES-235 is perhaps its replacement in this class.

Used
Price: $2,600.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Bart Reiter Special Open Back Banjo Maple, 2008

❌SOLD❌ Bart Reiter Special Open Back Banjo Maple, 2008

The Bart Reiter Special Open Back Banjo is hand built in Reiter’s shop in East Lansing, Michigan, USA and are well known for their quality and tone. Here we’re looking at a Bart Reiter Special banjo, built during 2008 and featuring local Maple for the neck and rim, with Indian Rosewood used to cap the heel and the bottom of the rim. The fingerboard and head plate are Ebony, with tasteful Star and Dot Mother of Pearl inlay set on the head plate and fingerboard.

Used
Price: $1,249.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Stratocaster Natural, 1973

❌SOLD❌  Fender Stratocaster Natural, 1973

Here is a Fender Stratocaster Natural, built during 1973 in Fullerton, California and demonstrating a number of the guitar trends of the late 1970s and early 1980s.  Most visible is the replacement of the original three-position switch with a trio of 3-position toggle switches, offering all pickup combinations (including none) and phase reversals. These are mounted to a small piece of shaped pickguard plastic. The original plastic control knobs have been replaced with Telecaster knobs.

Vintage
Price: $1,799.99 CAD

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❌SOLD ❌ Fender Jazz Bass Olympic White, 1965

❌SOLD ❌  Fender Jazz Bass Olympic White, 1965

The Fender Jazz Bass was launched in 1960 as part of an effort to capture the interest of serious jazz bass players still using upright acoustic instruments. The Jazz Bass was built until 1981, and has since been offered in a wide range of models based on the original concept. Here we’re treated to a Fender Jazz Bass in Olympic White finish, dating to 7 May 1965 and built at the Fender plant in Fullerton, California just after the company’s purchase by CBS.

Vintage
Price: $12,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul GoldTop Refinish, 1952

❌SOLD❌  Gibson Les Paul GoldTop Refinish, 1952

Introduced in 1952, the Gibson Les Paul GoldTop was Gibson’s first foray into the brand new solidbody electric guitar market. With the now standard carved Maple cap on a Mahogany slab body, a metal-flake Gold finish was applied to the top to increase its ‘upmarket’ appeal. The carved top was certainly a nod towards the archtops that Gibson was already well established in making, but importantly, Gibson had the equipment to do this, and Fender did not.

Vintage
Price: $9,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Waterloo Jumbo King Indian Rosewood Sunburst, 2017

❌SOLD❌  Waterloo Jumbo King Indian Rosewood Sunburst, 2017

The Waterloo Jumbo King looks back to the larger guitars of the American 1940’s, delivering more volume and power for larger audiences and radio broadcasts. Using an X-braced Sitka Spruce top paired with Indian Rosewood for the sides, back and fingerboard, the Waterloo Jumbo King WL-JK IR has a 15.75 inch body width and 5 inch depth. The neck is Mahogany, the Rosewood fingerboard unbound, and the bridge is Ebony with a drop-in bone saddle.

Used
Price: $2,160.00 CAD

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