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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson ES-175 Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1960

⚌Reduced‼ Gibson ES-175 Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1960

Introduced in 1949 and until the introduction of Seth Lover’s humbucker in late 1957, the Gibson ES-175 Single pickup archtop electric sported a single P90 in the neck position. The Gibson ES-175 Single and Double pickup models went on to become a workhorse guitar, used on countless stages, studios and performances. It was discontinued in 2019 after a production run of 70 years.

Vintage
Price: $14,999.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry, 1959

❌SOLD❌   Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry, 1959

The Gibson Les Paul Junior was introduced in 1954 as a single cutaway slab bodied design, essentially a Les Paul without the carved Maple (or Mahogany, in the case of the Custom) cap. Intended as an entry level model, it carried a single P-90 pickup and very little decoration.

Vintage
Price: $11,500.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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❌SOLD❌ Gretsch G6119-1959 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose, Flagstaff Sunset Red, 2007

❌SOLD❌  Gretsch G6119-1959 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose, Flagstaff Sunset Red, 2007

Here is a very cool and rather rare Gretsch G6119-1959 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose, much like a single-pickup Anniversary model with Trestle bracing and zero fret – and in Flagstaff Sunset Red! This is a reproduction of a guitar known to have been built to a total of about one thousand instruments with open F-Holes. At this time, Chet Atkins was working with Gretsch to reduce feedback as volumes continued to rise, and two main approaches were taken.

Used
Price: $2,450.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-175 VOS 1959 Reissue Sunburst, 2016

❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-175 VOS 1959 Reissue Sunburst, 2016

The Gibson ES-175 VOS 1959 Reissue brought back the 1959 version of the classic single humbucking pickup, working player’s jazz guitar. Introduced in 1949 as a 16 inch wide, fully hollow single cutaway electric, the Gibson ES-175 first carried a single P-90 pickup in the neck position. In 1953, the ES-175D was launched with a second pickup, and that became the most popular configuration throughout the 175’s production.

Used
Price: $4,250.00 CAD

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Fender 70th Anniversary Esquire® White Blonde

Fender 70th Anniversary Esquire® White Blonde

The Fender 70th Anniversary Esquire reproduces one of the earliest production electric guitars, the single pickup Esquire. This seminal instrument sparked an explosion in electric guitar production, particularly solidbody guitar production. Like the original run, the Fender 70th Anniversary Esquire uses a Roasted Pine body. Pine was readily available, inexpensive and easy to work, making it ideal for development of both the guitar design and production techniques.

New
Price: $2,649.00 CAD
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Collings I35DLXS Thinline Custom Single Pickup Cherry, 2008

Collings I35DLXS Thinline Custom Single Pickup Cherry, 2008

Here’s a real beauty – a Collings I35DLXS Thinline Custom with a carved, solid Flame Maple top and single Lollar Imperial pickup in the neck position. This  wonderful example was originally custom ordered through The Twelfth Fret during 2008, and has been used professionally. An interesting note about its use and condition is that  it’s really only been used in a seated position. Collings supplied a pair of strap pins, which are in the Ameritage case, but as part of the custom order did not drill holes for them or install them.  

Used
Price: $5,750.00 CAD
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