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Fender Brad Paisley Road Worn® Telecaster®, 2017

Fender Brad Paisley Road Worn® Telecaster®, 2017

The Fender Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster takes its cues as a signature model from one of Paisley’s main guitars, an original 1968 pink Paisley Tele. The initial appearance of this model is striking – it’s shiny, silver sparkle finish is hard to miss, and complements the silver and black Paisley pickguard.   The one-piece Maple neck is much like many 1950’s models, and its 9.5 inch radius fingerboard and full profile is surprisingly comfortable.

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Price: $1,499.00 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.  

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Price: $4,375.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Royal Aire by National Solidbody Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1951

❌SOLD❌  Royal Aire by National Solidbody Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1951

Here is a rarity – a Royal Aire by National solid body electric guitar, dating to 1951 and one of the earliest production electrics for National and its parent Valco.  Clearly a National model given its construction and components,  Royal Aire branded instruments are few and far between.  Around 1947, Valco contracted with Gibson to produce some Royal Aire flat top acoustics, based on the LG-3.  Here,  Valco / National used a National neck with its shield logo plate engraved to read Royal Aire. 

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Price: $1,299.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender 1956 Relic Roasted Stratocaster #140 Lake Placid Blue, 2016

❌SOLD❌ Fender 1956 Relic Roasted Stratocaster #140 Lake Placid Blue, 2016

This guitar is a limited edition available at the 2017 NAMM show – a Fender 1956 Relic Roasted Stratocaster in Aged Lake Placid Blue. On the Certificate of Authenticity, it’s identified as the “Ltd 56 Stratocaster Relic®” , and the Custom Shop card identifies it as #140 of the 30th Anniversary run. This guitar features what Fender calls a Relic treatment on a nitrocellulose lacquer finish with Closet Classic hardware and a Roasted Alder body.

Used
Price: $3,699.00 CAD

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⚌Reduced‼ Valley Arts Custom Pro Interlock Neck Burnt Amber, 1987

⚌Reduced‼   Valley Arts Custom Pro Interlock Neck Burnt Amber, 1987

This instrument is an early Valley Arts Custom Pro, in the 7/8th size and 25.75 inch scale format and with the ultra rare interlocking neck joint, built during 1987 at the expanded Valley Arts shop in North Hollywood, California. As was the case for many other early Valley Arts guitars, this example was originally purchased and used regularly by a top-rank professional guitarist for many studio and performance engagements. All of the wear on this guitar comes from pro use.

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Price: $2,750.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson PB3 Plectrum Banjo, 1927

⚌Reduced‼  Gibson PB3 Plectrum Banjo, 1927

Built largely with Maple, the Gibson PB3 used solid Maple for the neck and pot, and Laminate Maple, stained Mahogany, for the Resonator. The fingerboard is Rosewood – and at the time, even though this was an ‘entry level’ instrument, that meant Brazilian Rosewood. The classic inlay set is executed in Mother of Pearl, with the engraved MASTERTONE block at the next to last fret. All the original hardware is present, including the Grover pancake tuners.

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Price: $3,499.00 CAD
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