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⚌Reduced‼ Fender 57 Hot Rod Stratocaster Sunburst, 2011

⚌Reduced‼ Fender 57 Hot Rod Stratocaster Sunburst, 2011

Here’s a great playing Fender 57 Hot Rod Stratocaster in a 3-tone sunburst, and original parts except for a replacement Fender body. The original body was flawed, and replaced under warranty by Fender. Introduced around 2007, the Fender 57 Hot Rod Stratocaster hews closely to the original design with one piece Maple neck and Alder body, but the hardware has a number of factory upgrades, some not immediately apparent.

Used
Price: $2,450.00 CAD
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Gibson ES335 Dot Neck Thinline Electric Sunburst, 1959

Gibson ES335 Dot Neck Thinline Electric Sunburst, 1959

This Gibson ES335 Dot Neck Thinline, built during 1959 features the now standard construction – Maple laminate top, back and sides, Maple center block, Mahogany neck and bound Rosewood fingerboard.   For these early models, the Rosewood used was sourced from Brazil – at the time, this was an extremely common wood and used on even low cost instruments.  This guitar was originally shipped with a Bigsby tailpiece; this was removed, put in the case, and replaced with a stop tailpiece.   

Vintage
Price: $46,655.95 CAD
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Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster Maple Neck Sunburst

Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster Maple Neck Sunburst

The Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster maple is a beautiful guitar from Fenders signature series. Texas guitar virtuoso Eric Johnson is well known for his incredible playing and meticulous nature when crafting his tone. To that end this signature guitar has been created with all of his personal specifications. Eric is very fond of 1957 Stratocaster features and this guitar has a number of them.

New
Price: $2,549.00 CAD
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Gretsch 6120DSW Nashville Archtop Electric, Orange 2003

Gretsch 6120DSW Nashville  Archtop Electric, Orange 2003

The Gretsch 6120DSW Nashville reproduces the 1955 6120 models whose popularity was led by Chet Atkins.  These are named Nashville because the license agreement with Atkins lapsed in 1980 with the end of Gretsch production.  Atkins signed a new agreement with Gibson in 1981,  and in 2007 Gretsch was able to renew the relationship.  The Gretsch 6120DSW Nashville  model,  with a few changes – primarily the Chet pickguard, Gold Bigsby with vintage handle, aluminum vs brass nut  and pickups by TV Jones rather than Seymour Duncan – is now called the G6120T-55 Vintage Select Edition ’55 Chet Atkins®.  The core of the guitar and other hardware are the same.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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Airline Pocket Bass by Valco, Black 1964

Airline Pocket Bass by Valco, Black 1964

Here is a rarity,  an Airline Pocket Bass by Valco, Black dating to 1964, a short scale bass regarded by some as one of the best recording basses ever made.  The Airline Pocket Bass was built from 1962 to 1968 at the Valco shops in Chicago, Illinois, along with other Valco brands including National and Supro. Valco also branded their instruments for other companies, many of which were distributors or catalog retailers like Montgomery-Ward and Sears Roebuck. Valco amplifier production followed the same pattern but their customers included established builders like Harmony, Gretsch and Kay.

Vintage
Price: $1,500.00 CAD
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Gibson Hummingbird Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1967

Gibson Hummingbird Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1967

Immediately popular particularly with singer-songwriters and carrying a distinctive hand-painted pickguard, the Hummingbird was used on many popular recordings, sometimes to surprising results. For example, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Street Fighting Man’ features a Hummingbird recorded on an overdriven Philips cassette recorder, with Charlie Watts using a portable practice kit. Other recordings, like ‘Angie’,  record the Hummingbird more conventionally. 

Vintage
Price: $3,750.00 CAD
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