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Epiphone Elite 1965 Casino Natural, 2003

Epiphone Elite 1965 Casino Natural, 2003

The Epiphone Elite 1965 Casino recalls one of the most famous guitars – the one played by John Lennon on many recordings. In fact, Lennon, McCartney and Harrison all had Casinos and McCartney still uses his.   There were many other Casino players,  including members of the Rolling Stones and Beach Boys. Originally built as a Sunburst model, by 1968 (during the White Album sessions) Lennon had the finish stripped off, with two coats of thin clear lacquer re-applied.    It was felt that this improved the tone and resonance of the guitar, and this look has become a de facto standard, especially without the pickguard. 

Used
Price: $2,650.00 CAD
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Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherry Sunburst, 1980

Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherry Sunburst, 1980

Here’s a Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherry Sunburst dating to October 17, 1980, sporting a Cherry Sunburst finish and a non-weight relieved, non-pancake body! The Les Paul model was introduced in 1952 as Gibson’s entry into the then-new soldibody ‘Spanish’ electric guitar field, where ‘Spanish’ refers to the way the guitar is held. Solidbody Hawaiian models had been available for some time, and Gibson had been producing electrified archtop guitars since the 1936 ES-150.

Vintage
Price: $4,250.00 CAD
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Cervantes Master Signature Spruce and Indian Rosewood, 2008

Cervantes Master Signature Spruce and Indian Rosewood, 2008

The Cervantes Master Signature Model is close to top of the line for Cervantes guitars and here features a lattice-braced Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the sides, back and head plate. This is an excellent, concert quality instrument built using Spanish style construction with the sides integrated into the heel. These guitars are built in San Diego, California.

Used
Price: $4,150.00 CAD
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Roscoe Century Standard 5 String Fretless Bass Natural, 2014

Roscoe Century Standard 5 String Fretless Bass Natural, 2014

This Roscoe Century Standard 5 String Fretless Bass is in natural finish, and built during 2014 in Greensboro, North Carolina. This is a somewhat long scale bass at 35 inches, with the longer scale used to improve definition on the lower notes of the 5th string. In terms of construction, the Roscoe Century Standard 5 is a bolt-on design with a Swamp Ash body and a 3-piece quartersawn Maple neck with Graphite inserts and an Ebony fingerboard, with metal-filled fret slots for accuracy.

Used
Price: $2,500.00 CAD
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Fender Stratocaster ‘Partscaster’ Relic Green, 1997

Fender Stratocaster 'Partscaster' Relic Green, 1997

When Leo Fender had the frankly brilliant idea of the bolt-together guitar and used ‘caster’ as part of the name, what’s known as a ‘Partscaster’ also came into existence. Partscasters were and continue to be a big trend. Modifying fenders to customize for each player’s needs, uses and tendencies end up being not only a good learning experience for those into DIY but offer more specific-to-the-player tool rather than the standard off-the-shelf instruments.

Used
Price: $1,450.00 CAD
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Rickenbacker 330 Ruby Red Thinline Electric, 2014

Rickenbacker 330 Ruby Red Thinline Electric, 2014

Here is a lovely Rickenbacker 330 Ruby Red thinline electric, in very nice original and complete condition (including the bridge cover!), dating to the third week of April 2014. Like all other Rics it was built at the Santa Ana, California facility.

The Rickenbacker 330 design dates back to the late 1950’s when Roger Rossmeisl created a number of forward-looking designs including the Cresting Wave chambered body and slash soundholes. On this Rickenbacker 330 Ruby Red, the finish really stands out and shows off the contours, without being overly dramatic or flashy; it’s really quite well done.

Used
Price: $3,450.00 CAD
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