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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean Thinline Archtop Burgundy, 1997

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean Thinline Archtop Burgundy, 1997

The late, great Chet Atkins was closely associated with Gretsch guitars, but after Gretsch closed Gibson sought his endorsement and a number of Gibson Chet Atkins models appeared, including the Chet Tennessean, built from 1990 to 2005 in Nashville.

Used
Price: $1450 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Gibson Les Paul Standard 59 Reissue Cherry Burst, 1992

❌ SOLD ❌ Gibson Les Paul Standard 59 Reissue Cherry Burst, 1992

One of the iconic American guitars, the 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard was ahead of its time – it was not popular when it was originally produced but is very highly prized now. The classic single cutaway, arched flame maple top is perfectly suited to the shaded sunburst finish. In 1992, before establishing its Custom Shop, Gibson produced a series of Les Paul Standard reissues, re-creations of the 1959 production. These guitars predate the ‘R’ series reissues. This very nice ’59 reissue bears a mix of 1959 and 1960 specs – a 1960 style cherry sunburst, knobs and neck profile that’s a bit thinner than a 50’s model, and 50’s style dished-carve top.

Used
Price: $4999.99 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Les Paul Standard Double Cutaway Limited ‘Ocean Water’ Blue, 2016

❌ SOLD ❌ Les Paul Standard Double Cutaway Limited 'Ocean Water' Blue, 2016

The nicely flamed top of the Les Paul Standard Double Cut uses a translucent, ‘Ocean Water’ blue finish that’s almost turquoise. The rest of the body and neck are a dark, midnight blue that’s nearly opaque. Hardware is chrome, including Grover locking tuners that make restringing a breeze, tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiece. The pickups are open-coil zebra humbuckers with a simplified wiring scheme – pickup selector, master volume and master tone. Schaller Strap-Locks are installed.

Used
Price: $2000 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Gibson ES-175 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1962

❌ SOLD ❌ Gibson ES-175 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1962

The Gibson ES-175 was immediately popular with jazz players. The body is constructed as a single florentine (sharp) cutaway, using maple laminates for feedback rejection. This was becoming increasingly important as audience sizes increased, requiring higher stage volumes that are seriously problematic for hollow body instruments. These work so well that eventually, an ES-175 built not long after this one wound up on some of the world’s largest rock stages in the hands of ‘Yes’ guitarist Steve Howe.

Vintage
Price: $9999.99 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Gibson Les Paul Special 1960 Reissue Translucent White, 2004

❌ SOLD ❌ Gibson Les Paul Special 1960 Reissue Translucent White, 2004

The Gibson Les Paul Special first appeared in 1955 as a budget version of the carved-top Les Paul, with a simple flat Mahogany slab body, Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard and a pair of P-90 pickups. It was originally produced until 1959, and brought back from 1989 to 1998, then from 2002 to 2006.

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Price: $2250 CAD

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