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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES 150 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1939

❌SOLD❌  Gibson ES 150 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1939

The Gibson ES 150 was one of the earliest production electric guitars, and perhaps the first successful Electric Spanish – as distinct from Electric Hawaiian – guitars. Built from 1936 to 1956, the Gibson ES 150 is full bodied non-cutaway archtop guitar with a solid Spruce top and Mahogany for the back, sides, neck, body blocks and back bracing; the bridge and bound fingerboard are Rosewood, and for the period, it’s expected that the ‘Brazilian’ is silent. Brazilian Rosewood has become exotic and restricted, but at the time it was very common.

Vintage
Price: $5,799.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES125 D Sunburst, 1957

❌SOLD❌   Gibson ES125 D Sunburst, 1957

Here is a rarity, built only during 1957 and in a quantity of less than 30. While the base model is common, the two pickup Gibson ES125 D is not. Introduced in 1946 as the effects of WW2 wound down, demand rose and materials became available again, the Gibson ES-125 was intended as a student model but has been used by many professionals over the decades. The ES-125 line was discontinued in 1970, though after 1960 or so most of the related models had the ‘T’ or Thinline body that was introduced in 1956.

Vintage
Price: $3,750.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-5 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1949

❌SOLD❌ 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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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: $3,889.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ National Resolectric Revolver Sunburst, 2014

❌SOLD❌ 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: $2,899.00 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.

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Price: $1,850.00 CAD

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