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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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Collings MTO GT A Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2011

Collings MTO GT A Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2011

Here is a very nice Collings MTO GT A Style mandolin from 2011. The GT simply means ‘Gloss Top’, with the rest of the instrument in a non-gloss satin finish. The Collings MTO is based on the classic Orville Gibson A Style ‘teardrop’ design dating back to the end of the 19th century. The A and F styles were radical departures from traditional mandolins and merged violin family construction concepts with the mandolin.

Used
Price: $3,350.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson F12 Mandolin Sunburst, 1949

‼️Reduced‼️  Gibson F12 Mandolin Sunburst, 1949

The Gibson F12 mandolin was built for two periods – from 1934 to 1937, and from 1948 to 1980. This example is one of 85 built during 1949. Gibson mandolins broke new ground when Orville Gibson combined traditional Mandolin and Violin designs in the closing years of the 19th century. To this point, mandolins mostly followed the European style with a bowl back and flat, folded top.

Vintage
Price: $3,500.00 CAD
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SS Stewart Model 4024 Archtop Guitar Sunburst, 1930s

SS Stewart Model 4024 Archtop Guitar Sunburst, 1930s

Here’s a lovely piece – from the early 1930’s, an SS Stewart Model 4024 archtop guitar, built by either Regal or Harmony and sold through Buegeleisen and Jacobson, owners of the Stewart brand. The SS Stewart company, named for Samuel Swain Stewart was a major producer of banjos between 1878 and 1904, and was bought by B&J (Buegeleisen and Jacobson) a few years after Stewart’s death. Over the years, B&J shifted to producing mostly guitars with the brand, had many companies build the actual instruments including Chicago Musical Instruments, who also built Harmony, Kay, and Silvertone brands.

Vintage
Price: $1,499.99 CAD
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Maton MS500 Solidbody Electric Guitar Dark Green, 2001

Maton MS500 Solidbody Electric Guitar Dark Green, 2001

In North America, guitars like the Australian-built Maton MS500 Mastersound are fairly rare, though they are common in their home countries. This is often due to three factors, none of which reflect quality – distance (shipping costs), import duties and distribution chains. Here we’re treated to a Maton MS500 solidbody electric, built during 2001 at the Maton shop in Box Hill, Victoria, Australia – near Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay. Like other Maton products we’ve seen, it is well thought out, very well built and finished, and incorporates indigenous wood species wherever possible.

Used
Price: $1,499.99 CAD
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Gibson Flying V Faded Black, 2007

Gibson Flying V Faded Black, 2007

The Gibson Flying V Faded was built for the decade from 2002 to 2012, and uses a stripped-down concept to deliver a great, high quality working instrument at reduced cost. This model was mostly built with a faded Cherry finish and the black seen here was relatively unusual. Ted McCarty, the president of Gibson introduced the Flying V in 1958, along with the Explorer and the almost mythical Moderne.

Used
Price: $1,399.99 CAD
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