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Hofner Club 40 Thin Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 1957

Hofner Club 40 Thin Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 1957

The Hofner Club 40 was built from around 1953 until the early 1960’s, distributed by Selmer in the UK and very popular with skiffle groups and players, including both John Lennon and George Harrison.   At this time, Hofner guitars were built in Bubenreuth, Bavaria.  Bearing similarities to violin bass construction, the Hofner Club 40 features a sealed, hollow body, with a solid Spruce top and Maple for the sides and flat back. The body is bound with black and a white/black purfling layer.

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Price: $2,750.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌Guild X150 Savoy Cutaway Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1961

❌SOLD❌Guild X150 Savoy Cutaway Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1961

The Guild X150 Savoy is a single cutaway carved Spruce top guitar, built from 1954 to 1965 in single and dual pickup (X150D) models and natural or sunburst finishes.  Currently, the new Guild Guitar company under Ren Ferguson – who ran the Gibson Acoustic shop in Bozeman –  offers the Guild A-150 Savoy model, with a neck-mount deArmond pickup.  Guild’s origins spring from the Epiphone company’s labour troubles following the death of founder Epi Stathopoulos in 1943.

Vintage
Price: $1,875.00 CAD

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Harmony Meteor H70 Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1958

Harmony Meteor H70 Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1958

Built from 1958 to 1966, the Harmony Meteor H70 thinline archtop electric was mass produced in Chicago, and popular with many amateur and rising musicians – even appearing on Rolling Stones stages in the hands of Keith Richards. The Meteor H70 was also available as the Meteor H71 – the same guitar, but with a Natural finish instead of sunburst. The largest difference between the Meteor H70 and models like the Rocket H54 is the use of Spruce laminate for the top instead of Maple. This choice gives the guitar a more complex, warmer tone than the Maple top models.

Vintage
Price: $1,399.99 CAD
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Sold‼️ Harmony H54 Guitar and H305A Amp Set, 1960

Sold‼️  Harmony H54 Guitar and H305A Amp Set, 1960

Here we’re looking at something relatively rare – a Harmony guitar and amp set purchased together around 1960, and from their condition, it looks like they were quickly put away. These two pieces, especially the Harmony H54 guitar, are among the cleanest we’ve seen from that period. The nitrocellulose lacquer finish on Harmony guitars from the 1950s and 1960s was thin, and easily damaged with normal use.

Vintage
Price: $1,750.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Epiphone Howard Roberts Standard Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1965

❌SOLD❌  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: $4,750.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Espanada H63 Archtop Electric by Harmony, Black, 1960

❌SOLD❌  Espanada H63 Archtop Electric by Harmony, Black, 1960

The Espanada H63, a full size hollowbody archtop electric, was built by Harmony from 1955 until 1964 and during the 1950s carried distinctive ‘Harmometal’ aluminum binding.At its peak, Harmony – based in Chicago, Illinois – was the largest musical instrument builder in the USA, which by default made them the largest in the world.

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Price: $999.99 CAD

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