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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. 

Vintage
Price: $7999.99 CAD
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National Resolectric Solidbody Resophonic Guitar Sunburst

National Resolectric Solidbody Resophonic Guitar Sunburst

Built in San Luis Obispo California, the National ResoLectric blends the resophonic and solidbody electric guitar concepts,to great success.Very similar in design to the ResoLectric Revolver, the National Resolectric uses the familiar pairing of a flame Maple top on a Mahogany body that’s routed for the resonator and electric pickups, and a bolt-on flame Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard. The headplate is a faux pearl covering.   

New
Price: $3889 CAD
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National ResoPhonic Revolver Resolectric Guitar

National ResoPhonic Revolver Resolectric Guitar

Built in San Luis Obispo California, the National Revolver Resolectric blends the resophonic and solidbody electric guitar concepts,to great success.Very similar in design to the ResoLectric, the National Revolver uses a solid Mahogany body that’s routed for the resonator and electric pickups, and a bolt-on Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard. The headplate is a faux pearl covering.

New
Price: $3889 CAD
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National Resolectric Revolver Sunburst, 2014

National Resolectric Revolver Sunburst, 2014

The National Resolectric Revolver is a hybrid instrument, combining a single cone resonator with both a Lollar P-90 and a Highlander undersaddle piezo pickup system on a thin body. The unmistakable tone and bark of a resophonic guitar are available in a compact, lightweight package that works on well amplified stages.The National Resolectric Revolver is similar to the National Resolectric – the difference is in the woods used.

Used
Price: $2899 CAD
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Sold! Gibson ES-125 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1961

Sold!  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.

Vintage
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.

Vintage
Price: $2100 CAD
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