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Gibson Memphis ES345 64 Reissue Sea Foam Green, 2016

Gibson Memphis ES345 64 Reissue Sea Foam Green, 2016

Here’s a beauty from the now-closed shop – a Gibson Memphis ES345 64 Reissue thinline archtop electric in an unusual Sea Foam Green finish! This was a limited edition model for the 2016 year. Introduced in 1958 as a midpoint between the groundbreaking ES-335 and upscale ES-355, the Gibson ES-345 featured the same core construction as the two bracketing models. A thinline body built with Maple laminate and a solid Maple center block, routed for pickups, and a Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard are common to the three models (except for the ES355’s Ebony fingerboard with Mother of Pearl block markers).

Used
Price: $3,750.00 CAD
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Gibson R8 Les Paul Tom Murphy Aged Sunburst, 2002

Gibson R8 Les Paul Tom Murphy Aged Sunburst, 2002

The Gibson R8 reproduces the famed 1958 Les Paul Standard model, the first in the line to include both a sunburst finish and the then-new PAF humbucker pickups. Launched in 1952, the Gibson Les Paul model put a carved Maple cap on a Mahogany slab, and paired that with a Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard and a gold-top finish. The Les Paul custom soon followed, but without the Maple cap – the body was all Mahogany, including the carved top – and with an Ebony fingerboard and Black finish. For 1958, the Les Paul Standard appeared, using the same Maple and Mahogany construction but with a Sunburst finish.

Used
Price: $7,500.00 CAD
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Gibson Flying V Faded Black, 2007

Gibson Flying V Faded Black, 2007

The Gibson Flying V Faded was built for the decade from 2002 to 2012, and uses a stripped-down concept to deliver a great, high quality working instrument at reduced cost. This model was mostly built with a faded Cherry finish and the black seen here was relatively unusual. Ted McCarty, the president of Gibson introduced the Flying V in 1958, along with the Explorer and the almost mythical Moderne.

Used
Price: $1,399.99 CAD
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Gibson Golden Axe Explorer, Gold Burst, 2013

Gibson Golden Axe Explorer, Gold Burst, 2013

Here is an unusual guitar – a Gibson Golden Axe Explorer, built during 2013 at the Gibson Nashville plant and sporting a pair of LACE™ Nitro Hemi humbucker pickups! Originally built for Bill Kelliher of Mastodon, the Gibson Golden Axe Explorer is based on the classic Explorer design. The body is solid Mahogany, with a Mahogany neck topped with a Rosewood fingerboard. Unlike typical Explorer models, the body and neck are both bound.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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Gibson ES175 Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1966

Gibson ES175 Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1966

One of the classic musical workhorses, the Gibson ES175 single pickup guitar made its debut in 1949 with a P-90 at the neck, with the pickup updated to the all-new humbucker in 1957. In 1952, the ES175D (for Double pickup) appeared, with a second pickup in the bridge position. These guitars were immediate hits with professional players and serious amateurs in many genres – Jazz, Pop, and Country were the most common and the ES-175 was a standard for jazz players from its introduction until being recently discontinued.  

Vintage
Price: $4,375.00 CAD
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Gibson Les Paul Supreme Translucent Black, 2012

Gibson Les Paul Supreme Translucent Black, 2012

Introduced in 2003 and built at the Nashville Tennessee shop, the Gibson Les Paul Supreme is a high-end take on the classic design and features carved, highly figured Maple top and back. The construction of the Gibson Les Paul Supreme differs from the standard Les Paul though it uses the same basic materials as the Les Paul Custom. The carved top and back set are bookmatched, highly flamed Maple, on either side of a chambered Mahogany core.

Used
Price: $3,650.00 CAD
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