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Taylor 522e 14 Fret First Edition 12 of 100 Mahogany, 2013

Taylor 522e 14 Fret First Edition 12 of 100 Mahogany, 2013

he Taylor 522e 14 Fret appeared in 2013, and as Taylor sometimes does, the first examples are special versions. This is number 12 of the first 100 built. Presently, this model is only available with a 12-fret neck.Built using a non-cutaway Grand Concert body style – similar in dimensions and proportions to the Martin 000/OM body size – the Taylor 522e 14 Fret uses Mahogany for the top, back, sides, neck, and body blocks.

Price: $2100 CAD
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Gibson ES-125 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1961

Gibson ES-125 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1961

Starting its life as the ES-100, the Gibson ES-125 was built as an affordable quality electrified archtop guitar for jazz and combo guitarists. It appeared as the ES-125 from 1941 to 1943, with wartime restrictions suspending production until 1946. The ES-125 stayed in production until 1970, but in the 1950’s thinline and cutaway versions appeared as the ES-1235T and ES-125TC, and an extra pickup at the bridge was available in the ES-125 TDC model.

Price: $1850 CAD
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Gibson ES-125 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1954

Gibson ES-125 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1954

This Gibson ES-100 dates to 1954 and appears to be all original, though the pickguard is missing and the original case is long gone – it would have been faux-gator fibre (cardboard), and those often don’t age well. The hardware is typical of this period. For example, the Kluson Deluxe tuners have no lettering but do have the hole for the tuner post, and these were used from 1953 to mid 1956. Translucent Gold ‘Speed’ or ‘Hatbox’ type knobs are used.

Price: $2100 CAD
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Sold! Gibson ES-125 Archtop Electric with P-90, Sunburst 1961

Sold!  Gibson ES-125 Archtop Electric with P-90, Sunburst 1961

The Gibson ES-125 made its debut in 1941 as a student model – an affordable archtop electric, of maple laminate, one pickup and little decoration. Originally fitted with a ‘Blade’ style pickup, by 1947 a standard P90 was used. Production lasted until 1970. In 1956, the new thin body ‘ES-125T’ appeared and was available with two pickups and a cutaway.

Price: $1850.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson L-7 Archtop Acoustic Guitar Sunburst Refinish, 1947

❌SOLD❌  Gibson L-7 Archtop Acoustic Guitar Sunburst Refinish, 1947

Like its more expensive sibling, the Gibson L-7 used a carved Spruce top, carved Maple back, with a Maple neck and Mahogany neck. The L-7 used Rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. At the time this 1947 L-7 was built and into the 1950’s, ‘Rosewood’ meant ‘Brazilian Rosewood’. At this point, the inlays were the double-parallelogram design, still found on many models. The body is a full 17 inches across – it is a big guitar – but the scale length is standard Gibson 24.75 inches.

Price: $2399.99 CAD

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❌ Sold ❌ Gibson ES-125 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1953

❌ Sold ❌  Gibson ES-125 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1953

This Gibson ES-125 in the original full body, no cutaway, one pickup configuration, is clearly dated to 1953 from the FON, Factory Order Number stamped on the inside back and visible from the treble F-hole.  FON’s were used at various times, and from 1952 to 1961 started with a letter code, counting down from Z to Q. Y represents 1953, and this guitar was the 26th in batch 4011.

Price: $1999.99 CAD

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