The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~

Memphis

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Explorer Koa Natural, 2004

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Explorer Koa Natural, 2004

By the late 1950’s Gibson head Ted McCarty was looking for futuristic, fresh new designs, and in 1958 the radically different Gibson Explorer, Flying V and supremely rare Moderne made appearances. None were successful at the time – fewer than 50 Explorers were built over a few years and the Moderne didn’t make it past prototype. Both the Explorer and Flying V were officially discontinued in 1959.

Used
Price: $1250 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Gibson BB King Lucille Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar, 1995

❌ SOLD ❌ Gibson BB King Lucille Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar, 1995

The Gibson BB King Lucille was created for the very real needs of a constantly working guitarist dealing with the reality of stage volumes. BB King led a relatively large band, and tended to turn his amp to 10 and control volume from the guitar. This could easily result in wild feedback.

Used
Price: $2899 CAD

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NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Gibson ES-345 Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar, 1964

NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Gibson ES-345 Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar, 1964

The Gibson ES-345 is the middle range of Gibson’s ES Thinline series and first appeared in 1958, using the new Seth Lover designed Humbucking pickups.
It’s a real treat to see and play a relatively early model ES-345, this one built in 1964 at the Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and especially one in such good physical and playing condition. This guitar has been refretted and plays very nicely. The finish is in good condition, especially considering that it’s been played enough to require a refret; there is a fair amount of finish wear on the back of the neck between the 3rd and 7th positions to bare wood, but there are no dents or dings.

Vintage
Price: $15000 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson L-5 6-String Custom Banjo, 1961

❌SOLD❌ Gibson L-5 6-String Custom Banjo, 1961

Here’s a rare oddity – custom built to order by Gibson during 1961, a melding of a Gibson L-5 style six string neck and a Gibson Mastertone RB-3 banjo pot. This unique instrument is in very good complete and original condition.

Vintage
Price: $4250 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-345 Thinline Archtop Electric Tobacco Sunburst, 2003

❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-345 Thinline Archtop Electric Tobacco Sunburst, 2003

The Gibson ES-345 appeared in 1958 with its sister models, the ES-335 and ES-355 as a groundbreaking solution to the problem posed by rapidly increasing guitar amplifier volumes. This design provides the tonal response of an archtop with the feedback resistance of a solidbody guitar.

Used
Price: $3500 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson EB-0 Bass Refinished Natural, 1965

❌SOLD❌ Gibson EB-0 Bass Refinished Natural, 1965

It’s sometimes hard to remember that for a time, the Fender bass design wasn’t completely dominant and the Gibson EB-0 was on many hit records. During much of the 1960’s, Gibson’s EB models were used by players like Jack Bruce and Felix Pappilardi and delivered a huge, deep sound.

Vintage
Price: $999.99 CAD

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