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PRS Swamp Ash Special Solidbody Natural, 2002

PRS Swamp Ash Special Solidbody Natural, 2002

Built from 1996 to 2009, the PRS Swamp Ash Special features a solid Swamp Ash body with the trademark PRS contouring, a 22-fret bolt on neck and a center single coil pickup. Based on a built up, carved top block of Swamp Ash paired with a bolt on Maple neck, the PRS Swamp Ash Special is a straightforward model. A pair of humbuckers bracket a Seymour Duncan Vintage Rail single coil format pickup, with a pickup selector, master volume and push/pull master tone control providing coil tap options.

Price: $1800 CAD
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Bluesman Nomad Doublecut TV Finish, 2016

Bluesman Nomad Doublecut TV Finish, 2016

Built by the Bluesman Vintage Guitars custom shop in Spring Hill – just south of Nashville – the Bluesman Nomad Double Cut recalls the iconic TV Yellow Les Paul Specials of the 1950s. The Bluesman Nomad construction concept is simple – a Mahogany slab body is paired with a Mahogany set neck, and a Rosewood fingerboard is installed. A single P-90 pickup is placed at the bridge, and a volume and tone control finish the electronics. Kluson Deluxe tuners round off the hardware. Originally, a simple stop-bar tailpiece was installed, but here a modern version with adjustable saddles is used.

Price: $1950 CAD
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Gibson SG Special Heritage Cherry, 2002

Gibson SG Special Heritage Cherry, 2002

Differences between the Gibson SG Special and SG Standard don’t jump out at first. The main visual elements are the same – the same wood selection, shape, and gloss lacquer finish. However, the Special has an unbound fingerboard with dot markers, gold-decal Gibson logo and ‘SG’ engraved on the truss rod cover. The SG Standard has a bound fingerboard, trapezoidal markers, Mother of Pearl Gibson logo plus the ‘Holly’ inlay on the headstock. As well, the pickups are uncovered on the Special, while the Standard pickups have metal covers.

Price: $1000 CAD
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❌ Sold ❌ Gibson Les Paul Junior Special P-90 Sunburst, 1991

❌ Sold ❌ Gibson Les Paul Junior Special P-90 Sunburst, 1991

The Les Paul Special was originally produced from late 1954 to 1959, in a form very much like this Les Paul Junior Special. The slab body and neck are Mahogany, the bound fingerboard is Rosewood. For hardware, Kluson Deluxe style tuners were used, with a pair of P-90s. On the originals, a combination stop tailpiece/bridge was used but all the reissues have installed a tune-o-matic style bridge with stop tailpiece. Wiring is typical Gibson – a pickup selector and individual volume and tone controls.

Price: $1199.99 CAD

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Gibson SG Special P90 Cherry, 1966

Gibson SG Special P90 Cherry, 1966

The Gibson SG Special first appeared with the new Les Paul body shape in 1961, and renamed to SG as the endorsement contract lapsed. It was built until 1978.

Price: $4999.99 CAD
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❌ SOLD ❌ Gibson Les Paul Special 1960 Reissue Translucent White, 2004

❌ SOLD ❌ Gibson Les Paul Special 1960 Reissue Translucent White, 2004

The Gibson Les Paul Special first appeared in 1955 as a budget version of the carved-top Les Paul, with a simple flat Mahogany slab body, Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard and a pair of P-90 pickups. It was originally produced until 1959, and brought back from 1989 to 1998, then from 2002 to 2006.

Price: $2250 CAD

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