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Collings I35 LC Deluxe Thinline Archtop Guitar Sunburst 2015

Collings I35 LC Deluxe Thinline Archtop Guitar Sunburst 2015

This is a treat – a Collings I35 LC Deluxe thinline archtop electric in a traditional sunburst, one of the best renderings of this concept available. This model draws from the iconic and once revolutionary Gibson ES-335 series, with a Maple laminate body around a Maple center block, and Mahogany neck with Indian Rosewood fingerboard.   It’s wired using a 1950’s style layout, with a pair of Lollar Imperial Low-Wind humbuckers.  This Collings I35 LC Deluxe example was built during 2015 at the Collings shop in Austin, Texas.  It is in all original, very good condition.   While it’s been played, wear is light. 

Used
Price: $5,400.00 CAD
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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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Taylor T5C2 Custom Walnut Thinline, 2007

Taylor T5C2 Custom Walnut Thinline, 2007

Here we have a Taylor T5C2 Custom Walnut Top thinline electric, with a pair of humbucking pickups and a concealed Taylor ES system, dating to March 2007. The Taylor T5 has been popular with guitarists who have to fill a variety of musical roles but can’t carry multiple instruments. The mixture of magnetic pickups and acoustic transducers, with Taylor’s Expression System EQ and preamp, make it ideal for filling in for everything from acoustics to electrics.

Used
Price: $2,400.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Kammerer Scorpius Thinline Electric Guitar, Cherry

⚌Reduced‼  Kammerer Scorpius Thinline Electric Guitar, Cherry

The Kammerer Scorpius was Jon Kammerer’s original guitar design. Here built with a carved Cherry body and Maple neck with Ebony fingerboard, these are well made instruments.
Jon Kammerer has been building for over twenty years although he is not a household name. Aside from his innovative custom guitar work, his shop is also built to manufacture components, such as necks, for other builders.

Used
Price: $1,100.00 CAD
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Eastman T64V P90 Bigsby Thinline Hollowbody, Amber Antique Varnish

Eastman T64V P90 Bigsby Thinline Hollowbody, Amber Antique Varnish

Built on the concept of the thin bodied yet fully hollow archtop electric guitar, the Eastman T64V delivers the tone, feel and look of early 1960s models. Gibson produced the first of these in 1959 with the ES-330, and in 1961 extended the design to their Epiphone line as the ES-230 Casino. That model was quickly picked up by British players including Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison who used theirs on many hits.

New
Price: $2,650.00 CAD
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Eastman T59 V Thinline Archtop Electric Antique Varnish

Eastman T59 V Thinline Archtop Electric Antique Varnish

The Eastman T59 V is a take on one of the most successful and influential of Ted McCarty’s innovations, the thinline, semi-hollow archtop electric guitar. Around 1957, Gibson was looking to update its product line to address a number of issues, one of which was the rise in amplified stage volumes causing feedback. While the engineering team is credited with most of the design, it was apparently president Ted McCarty’s idea to put a solid Maple block through the center of the guitar.

New
Price: $2,650.00 CAD
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