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Gretsch G6122TG Country Gentleman Player’s Edition Walnut, 2016

Gretsch G6122TG Country Gentleman Player's Edition Walnut, 2016

The Gretsch G6122TG Country Gentleman Player’s Edition is the latest version of this classic updated with locking tuners, pinned bridge and string-through Bigsby. But there’s more to the updates – the neck joint was re-engineered to reduce the size of the neck block and comfortably increase upper fret access.   This change alone is a huge improvement in playability, making an already great design even better!

Used
Price: $3,200.00 CAD
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SOLD!!! Eastman AR-503ce Cutaway Electric Archtop Sunburst, 2014

SOLD!!! Eastman AR-503ce Cutaway Electric Archtop Sunburst, 2014

This Eastman AR-503ce Archtop Cutaway Electric in sunburst, built during 2014 and in very good, clean condition. Generally positioned as a lower cost model, the Eastman AR-503ce uses a traditional full-depth single-cutaway design with arched solid, carved Spruce top, but with laminated Maple for the sides and arched back.

Used
Price: $1,450.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis ‘Roadworn’ Sunburst, 2004

❌SOLD❌  Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis 'Roadworn' Sunburst, 2004

Built from 1991 to 2011, the Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis draws from the classic workhorse ES-175, but with a single neck-mount ‘floating’ pickup; some variations used a top-mount humbucker. The Herb Ellis Plus used a pair of traditional full-sized, top-mount humbuckers.

Used
Price: $3,250.00 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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National Estralita Deluxe Resonator

National Estralita Deluxe Resonator

The National Estralita Deluxe resonator guitar has been the most popular wood body National over the past decade, evolving from the Jazz-Blues model. It’s very full sounding with lots of volume, and playing it will really open it up. National biscuit cones have a ‘break in’ period of several hundred hours of playing; they start out sounding really good and quickly head towards sounding really great.

New
Price: $4,289.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gretsch Chet Atkins 6122 Country Gentleman Walnut, 1967

❌SOLD❌ Gretsch Chet Atkins 6122 Country Gentleman Walnut, 1967

The Gretsch Chet Atkins 6122 Country Gentleman appeared in 1957 with the 6119 Tennessean, bracketing the popular 6120 model. These were the first of Gretsch’s thin body designs, and unlike Gibson’s new 3xx models, were fully hollow – no center block. Gretsch’s approach to feedback suppression was different, with the sealed ElectroTone body offering some resistance. Chet Atkins himself promptly switched from a 6120 to the Country Gentleman as his primary studio guitar.

Vintage
Price: $4,000.00 CAD

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