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Epiphone Howard Roberts Standard Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1965

Epiphone Howard Roberts Standard Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1965

Built from 1964 to 1970, the Epiphone Howard Roberts Standard takes cues from very early Gibson archtops – specifically, the oval sound hole on an arched Spruce top. Apparently, 290 of these guitars were made, from introduction until Epiphone construction was moved out of Kalamazoo and sent overseas.At his peak, Howard Roberts was at the top of the session world, for a time doing nine hundred sessions a year.There were two versions of the Epiphone Howard Roberts – the Custom and Standard.

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Price: $4750 CAD
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Gibson AJ Maple Custom Adirondack Top Limited Edition, 2015

Gibson AJ Maple Custom Adirondack Top Limited Edition, 2015

This Gibson AJ Maple Custom round shoulder dreadnought is in very nice condition. It features a lovely Adirondack Spruce top and braces, a spectacular set of highly Flamed Maple for the sides and back, Mahogany for the neck and body blocks, and Rosewood for the bridge and bound fingerboard. The position markers use a 1930s style and are executed in Mother of Pearl, as is the script ‘Gibson’ peghead logo.

Used
Price: $2999.99 CAD
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Gibson GB-3 Mastertone Guitar Banjo, 1926

Gibson GB-3 Mastertone Guitar Banjo, 1926

The first of the Gibson GB series of 6-string Mastertone Guitar Banjos appeared in 1918, as the GB-3 and GB-4. The GB-1 and GB-6 appeared in 1922, and by 1940, production had completely ended. The GB-5 was built only during 1925. These models were influenced by the popular Paramount banjo designs.These instruments are perhaps comparable in intent to the Resophonic guitars that were introduced by National just a few years later – meant to be used in fairly loud ensembles, often with horns, playing the Dixieland jazz that was all the rage.

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Price: $4999.99 CAD
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‼Reduced‼ Gibson ES-5 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1949

‼Reduced‼ Gibson ES-5 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1949

The Gibson ES-5 appeared in 1949 and was the first ES – Electric Spanish – guitar with three pickups.   Originally equipped only with rotary pots for volume and tone controls, this model was revised in 1955 as the ES-5 Switchmaster.     Using a full size cutaway archtop body made with maple laminates for feedback rejection, the original ES-5 had individual volume controls and one master tone control.   Depending on the pot rotation, you could have all three pickups at any blend level. 

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Price: $7999.99 CAD
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Gibson Les Paul Studio ‘Les Paul 100’ Manhattan Midnight Blue, 2015

Gibson Les Paul Studio 'Les Paul 100' Manhattan Midnight Blue, 2015

The Gibson Les Paul Studio line delivers all the core features of a Les Paul at a lower price, and this is largely achieved by reducing decoration. The body and neck are not bound, and the Maple top is a ‘B’ grade, which is a visual rating (and it should be noted that many historic ‘Gold Top’ models also used Maple of this grade). However, there’s no skimping on the hardware.

Used
Price: $999.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Custom 1954 VOS Reissue Black, 1992

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Custom 1954 VOS Reissue Black, 1992

Introduced as the top of the line in elegance and function, the Gibson Les Paul Custom 1954 model was presented in tuxedo style finish – black, white trim, and gold hardware. Unlike the original Les Paul gold-top models which paired a carved Maple top with a mahogany body, the new Custom’s body was entirely Mahogany. New hardware appeared, as well; the new, gold-plated ABR ‘tune-o-matic’ bridge and stop tailpiece, and the Seth Lover designed, single coil ‘staple top’ Alnico V neck pickup with a P-90 at the bridge.

Used
Price: $3699.99 CAD

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