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Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119FT Thin Body Archtop Walnut, 2006

Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119FT Thin Body Archtop Walnut, 2006

Based on the 1962 Chet Atkins Tennessean, the Gretsch Tennessee Rose G6119 was introduced in 1995, but wasn’t a ‘Chet Atkins’ model until 2007 when Gretsch re-acquired rights to the Atkins name. Consequently, the pickguard on this example has only the words ‘Tennessee Rose’ and the Gretsch logo. The 6119 Tennessean appeared in 1958 as a full size, single pickup archtop. In 1962, it was drastically revised with a new, thin body using the sealed ‘ElectroTone’ concept for feedback resistance. This design has faux F-holes, either painted or decals. It bore a pair of either Filter ‘Tron or HiLo ‘Tron pickups and the model was discontinued in 1980. Gretsch, then owned by Baldwin, folded in 1983 with Baldwin’s bankruptcy.

Used
Price: $2,200.00 CAD
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Elrick New Jazz Expat Series Bass Walnut Stain, 2012

Elrick New Jazz Expat Series Bass Walnut Stain, 2012

Here we have an Elrick New Jazz Expat Series 4-string bass featuring a Swamp Ash body with Walnut stain, Maple neck with zero fret and block position markers. Rob Elrick has been building high end bass guitars since the 1990s. To make his designs more accessible, Elrick Expat and E-Volution models are built in the Czech Republic using US components. 

Used
Price: $2,800.00 CAD
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Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville 6120 Orange, 1967

Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville 6120 Orange, 1967

The Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville appeared in 1964, identical to the previous year’s 6120 model in almost every respect aside from the name. Introduced in 1954 as a full-bodied, single cutaway archtop equipped with DeArmond Dynasonic single coil pickups until the new humbucking Filter ‘Tron pickups appeared in 1958, in the early 1960s the Gretsch 6120 underwent a major change.

Vintage
Price: $3,999.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌Airline Pocket Bass by Valco, Black 1964

❌SOLD❌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

This instrument has sold

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❌SOLD❌ Gretsch 6131 Jet Firebird, 1962

❌SOLD❌ Gretsch 6131 Jet Firebird, 1962

Here’s a rarity – a Gretsch 6131 Jet Firebird in great condition and dating to 1962, its second year as a double cutaway.   This model is perhaps most visually associated with the late Malcolm Young of AC/DC.   The Gretsch G6131 Jet appeared in 1955, following the 1953 release of the Duo-Jet, perhaps as the Gretsch response to the Gibson Les Paul. At that point it featured a single cutaway body with an arched top – but instead of being solid, the body was chambered to reduce weight and produce a more ‘acoustic’ tone, towards Gretsch’s other arched-top models. The pattern of an archtop-style floating bridge rather than a fixed bridge like the Les Paul was still used.

Vintage
Price: $5,999.99 CAD

This instrument has sold

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Eastman DM1 Gypsy Jazz Style Guitar Classic Finish

Eastman DM1 Gypsy Jazz Style Guitar Classic Finish

The Eastman DM1 Gypsy Jazz Style model demonstrates that acoustic guitars do not only follow the pattern of American designs, particularly Martin and Gibson. Here we’re looking at a brand new Eastman DM1 Gypsy Jazz style guitar, in the ‘Petite Bouche’ or small soundhole style. This is a long scale instrument at 26.38 inches or 670mm, almost an inch longer than a typical Martin, and is a fairly large guitar. Construction features a solid Sitka Spruce top with layered Indian for the back and sides.

New
Price: $1,435.00 CAD
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