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Hofner Model 182E2 Solid Bass Red Tolex, 1963

Hofner Model 182E2 Solid Bass Red Tolex, 1963

The Hofner Model 182E2 or ‘Solid Bass’ when sold by Selmer, was built at Bubenreuth Bavaria from 1962 to 1985, and was also available in a single pickup ‘E1’ model. While Hofner is best known worldwide for the Model 5000/1 violin shaped ‘Beatle Bass’ used by Paul McCartney, they also made many solidbody guitars and basses. The Hofner Model 182E2 uses many of the same components as its more famous cousin, including the pickups, electronics package and ‘Teacup’ control knobs. The scale length is 30 inches or 762mm, the same as the Beatle Bass models.

Vintage
Price: $1,299.99 CAD
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Beard Road-O-Phonic Lap Steel Sunburst 2014 (No Longer Available)

Beard Road-O-Phonic Lap Steel Sunburst 2014 (No Longer Available)

The Beard Road-O-Phonic lap steel first appeared around 2006 and is designed and built in Hagerstown, Maryland at Paul Beard’s shop. The Road-O-Phonic has evolved over several versions and the second version seen here features a Maple body and neck with Flame Maple veneer for the top and back; the fingerboard is Ebony with a 23 inch scale length. The current version 3 uses a 25 inch scale length.

Used
Price: $1,600.00 CAD

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Ibanez SR Mezzo SRMD200 Bass Candy Apple Matte

Ibanez SR Mezzo SRMD200 Bass Candy Apple Matte

The Ibanez SR Mezzo offers a combination of jazz and precision style pickups, a widely used configuration, covering loads of sonic possibilities.  The pickups used are passive Ibanez Dynamix models.  Their tone is enhanced by the built in two-band active tone circuit, powered by one standard 9-volt battery,  accessed through a standard battery box on the instrument rear. 

New
Price: $469.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Maton MS500 Solidbody Electric Guitar Dark Green, 2001

❌SOLD❌ Maton MS500 Solidbody Electric Guitar Dark Green, 2001

In North America, guitars like the Australian-built Maton MS500 Mastersound are fairly rare, though they are common in their home countries. This is often due to three factors, none of which reflect quality – distance (shipping costs), import duties and distribution chains. Here we’re treated to a Maton MS500 solidbody electric, built during 2001 at the Maton shop in Box Hill, Victoria, Australia – near Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay. Like other Maton products we’ve seen, it is well thought out, very well built and finished, and incorporates indigenous wood species wherever possible.

Used
Price: $1,499.99 CAD

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Sold‼ Alastair Miller Barncaster, Rosewood on Barnboard 2018

Sold‼ Alastair Miller Barncaster, Rosewood on Barnboard 2018

The Miller Barncaster is a take on the classic Tele design appearing in a number of variations. This Alastair Miller Barncaster, Rosewood on Barn board model was created in Alastair Miller’s shop using a barnboard core capped with Indian Rosewood and a Cocobolo neck, and custom wound Miller Pig Farmer pickups. The bridge pickup measures 7.4K ohms, the bridge 8.5K ohms. The other components are also top quality CTS pots with vintage era cap, and Switchcraft jack and switch.   The pickguard is lacquered Bakelite.  

New
Price: $3,299.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌Collings 360 LTM Offset Body Electric Warm White, 2017

❌SOLD❌Collings 360 LTM Offset Body Electric Warm White, 2017

The Collings 360 LTM takes the general idea of a Jazzmaster, but builds it with a single-cutaway Ash body, highly figured maple set neck and custom Lollar P90 pickups. The scale length is between the Jazzmaster and Jaguar at 24.875 inches, and the hardware includes a custom Collings vibrato tailpiece based on the original design plus a Mastery bridge. Tuners are Collings branded Gotoh models with creme buttons.

Used
Price: $3,399.00 CAD

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