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Fender 70 Esquire Relic Blonde, 2008

Fender 70 Esquire Relic Blonde, 2008

Here is a rare Custom Shop Fender 70 Esquire Relic with Rosewood fingerboard in translucent blonde, and sporting an added Lollar neck pickup. This model was built in a run of 20 examples during 2008. The Fender Esquire was the first Electric Spanish style guitar to appear in a Fender catalog (all the others were Hawaiian or steel guitars), making its debut in the spring of 1950. This single pickup model didn’t have an adjustable truss rod, but by the fall of 1950, the two-pickup Broadcaster appeared and adjustable truss rods were standard for all the necks.

Used
Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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Gibson R8 Les Paul Tom Murphy Aged Sunburst, 2002

Gibson R8 Les Paul Tom Murphy Aged Sunburst, 2002

The Gibson R8 reproduces the famed 1958 Les Paul Standard model, the first in the line to include both a sunburst finish and the then-new PAF humbucker pickups. Launched in 1952, the Gibson Les Paul model put a carved Maple cap on a Mahogany slab, and paired that with a Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard and a gold-top finish. The Les Paul custom soon followed, but without the Maple cap – the body was all Mahogany, including the carved top – and with an Ebony fingerboard and Black finish. For 1958, the Les Paul Standard appeared, using the same Maple and Mahogany construction but with a Sunburst finish.

Used
Price: $7,500.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Fender 1956 Relic Roasted Stratocaster #140 Lake Placid Blue, 2016

❌SOLD❌ Fender 1956 Relic Roasted Stratocaster #140 Lake Placid Blue, 2016

This guitar is a limited edition available at the 2017 NAMM show – a Fender 1956 Relic Roasted Stratocaster in Aged Lake Placid Blue. On the Certificate of Authenticity, it’s identified as the “Ltd 56 Stratocaster Relic®” , and the Custom Shop card identifies it as #140 of the 30th Anniversary run. This guitar features what Fender calls a Relic treatment on a nitrocellulose lacquer finish with Closet Classic hardware and a Roasted Alder body.

Used
Price: $3,699.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Custom Shop ’69 Stratocaster Relic White, 2006

❌SOLD❌ Fender Custom Shop '69 Stratocaster Relic White, 2006

Here we’re looking at a Fender Custom Shop ’69 Stratocaster in the Relic version, built during 2006 at the Fender plant in Corona, California. It’s in very good condition with only light wear – beyond the relic treatment! Closely following 1969 specs, the body is Alder and the neck is Maple. There’s no ‘skunk stripe’ on the back of the neck – the rolled-edge fingerboard is a piece of Maple, applied in the same way a Rosewood board would be, and the truss rod was installed from the front of the neck before the fingerboard was installed.

Vintage
Price: $2,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Nash T-63 Relic T Style Guitar Vintage Burst, 2011

❌SOLD❌  Nash T-63 Relic T Style Guitar Vintage Burst, 2011

The Nash T-63 is an imagining of a 1963 T guitar that’s been heavily used over many years and showing significant finish relic wear. Built in the USA by Bill Nash in his shop in Washington state, Nash guitars offer many options including pickup types, finishes and binding. Here we’re looking at a Nash T-63 in a reliced vintage sunburst, built likely during 2011. This recalls one of the most successful and profound factory modifications of the original Telecaster, the introduction of the Rosewood fingerboard.

Used
Price: $1,750.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Precision Bass Sunburst, 1964

❌SOLD❌  Fender Precision Bass Sunburst, 1964

Introduced in 1954, the Fender Precision Bass was quickly adopted by bass players. It was an elegant solution to a few large problems related to the large size of an upright bass, its tendency to feed back as amplified volumes consistently rose, and the ease with which notes could be out of tune on a fretless fingerboard. The P Bass was compact, lightweight, durable and reliable, would not feed back, and would be precisely in tune with the rest of the band.

Vintage
Price: $6,750.00 CAD

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