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Reduced! Gibson Les Paul Custom 1954 VOS Reissue Black, 1992

Reduced!  Gibson Les Paul Custom 1954 VOS Reissue Black, 1992

Introduced as the top of the line in elegance and function, the Gibson Les Paul Custom 1954 model was presented in tuxedo style finish – black, white trim, and gold hardware. Unlike the original Les Paul gold-top models which paired a carved Maple top with a mahogany body, the new Custom’s body was entirely Mahogany. New hardware appeared, as well; the new, gold-plated ABR ‘tune-o-matic’ bridge and stop tailpiece, and the Seth Lover designed, single coil ‘staple top’ Alnico V neck pickup with a P-90 at the bridge.

Price: $3699.99 CAD
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Sold! Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus Top Heritage Cherry Burst, 2007

Sold!  Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus Top Heritage Cherry Burst, 2007

Gibson has been quietly building Les Paul Standard Plus Top since about 2002, with the ‘Plus’ referring to the quality and amount of figure on the carved Maple top. Many of these models are also weight relieved, with slimmer ‘1960s’ profile necks and are very good instruments, not just beautiful pieces of functional art.Here we’re treated to a pristine Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus Top with Heritage Cherry sunburst finish. This guitar dates to June 27th, 2007 at the Nashville plant – before the devastating floods.

Price: $1999 CAD

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Fender Limited Edition USA Geddy Lee Jazz Bass Trans Crimson, 2015

Fender Limited Edition USA Geddy Lee Jazz Bass Trans Crimson, 2015

The Fender Limited Edition USA Geddy Lee Jazz Bass was built in Corona, California, and is based on an Alder body with Flame Maple Top, finished in translucent crimson red poly. The neck is Maple with a combination of oil finish on the rear of the neck and gloss Poly on the fingerboard and headstock. The rear of the head has Geddy Lee’s signature.

Price: $3000 CAD
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Gibson The Paul Standard Solidbody Walnut, 1979

Gibson The Paul Standard Solidbody Walnut, 1979

The Gibson ‘The Paul Standard’ was one of two distinct models developed from the FireBrand series – ‘The Paul’ and ‘The SG’. The Paul Standard featured a solid Walnut body paired with a Mahogany neck and Ebony fingerboard, while the Deluxe model had a Mahogany body. ‘The Paul’ was built from 1978-1982, while the all-Walnut ‘The SG’ was only available during 1979.

Price: $1289 CAD
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Fender Jazz Bass Refinished Sunburst, 1966

Fender Jazz Bass Refinished Sunburst, 1966

The Fender Jazz Bass appeared in 1960, at a time when Fender dominated the electric guitar and bass market, but needed to introduce new models. The Jazz Bass Intended as a Deluxe instrument with a very different sound, look and feel from the Precision Bass, which had in a few years become a standard. However, the P-Bass was not fully accepted by Jazz players, and Fender wanted to expand their market to include them.

Price: $4500 CAD
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Sold! Hagstrom Super Swede Sunburst, 1983

Sold!  Hagstrom Super Swede Sunburst, 1983

The Hagstrom Super Swede, built from 1979 until Hagstrom closed in 1983, was the last of the top quality guitars from the venerable Swedish builder. The original Swede used a bolt-on neck, and one of the Super Swede’s upgrades is a set neck.   This Super Swede dates to 1983 at the Hagstrom Alvaden plant, and features a dark red sunburst.  It is in overall very good condition, and is complete and original except for the case – a Japanese hard shell case is included. The body and neck are solid maple, and the bound fingerboard is Indian Rosewood. 

Price: $999.99 CAD

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