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Fender Jazz Bass Olympic White, 1965

Fender Jazz Bass Olympic White, 1965

The Fender Jazz Bass was launched in 1960 as part of an effort to capture the interest of serious jazz bass players still using upright acoustic instruments. The Jazz Bass was built until 1981, and has since been offered in a wide range of models based on the original concept. Here we’re treated to a Fender Jazz Bass in Olympic White finish, dating to 7 May 1965 and built at the Fender plant in Fullerton, California just after the company’s purchase by CBS.

Vintage
Price: $12,500.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul GoldTop Refinish, 1952

❌SOLD❌  Gibson Les Paul GoldTop Refinish, 1952

Introduced in 1952, the Gibson Les Paul GoldTop was Gibson’s first foray into the brand new solidbody electric guitar market. With the now standard carved Maple cap on a Mahogany slab body, a metal-flake Gold finish was applied to the top to increase its ‘upmarket’ appeal. The carved top was certainly a nod towards the archtops that Gibson was already well established in making, but importantly, Gibson had the equipment to do this, and Fender did not.

Vintage
Price: $9,999.99 CAD

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Gibson ES 175D Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1979

Gibson ES 175D Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1979

The Gibson ES 175D, now discontinued, was one of the most popular archtop electric models for working jazz players, with classic lines and tone. The ES-175 first appeared in 1949 with a single P-90 pickup at the neck position, and was followed by the Dual pickup ES-175D in 1953. In 1958, the P-90 pickups were replaced with Gibson’s new humbucking pickups.

Vintage
Price: $4,000.00 CAD
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Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry, 1962

Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry, 1962

Gibson first introduced the Les Paul Junior with their 1954 model lineup as their lowest price student model, with one pickup and no frills. It kept that position until 1959, when it was bumped by the Melody Maker. From 1954, the Les Paul Junior had a profile very much like the Les Paul itself – it looked like the Les Paul’s Mahogany back, just without the carved Maple cap. For 1958, Gibson was shifting to double cutaway bodies, reflected in the brand new ES-335, and the Junior also got a double cutaway treatment.

Vintage
Price: $5,400.00 CAD
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Yamaha TRB 5 ii 5-String Bass Blue, 2000

Yamaha TRB 5 ii 5-String Bass Blue, 2000

The Yamaha TRB 5 ii is a very solid ‘monster’ bass, upgrading the previous TRB series to a long 35 inch scale length. The line has been built since 1989, and the ‘ii’ series until 2004. This example features a translucent blue finish and gold coloured hardware. The TRB design uses the familiar, reliable bolt-on concept and was first offered as a six-string model. 5 and 4 string versions followed quickly. The comfort-contoured body is Ash, with deep cutaways offering full access to the 3-piece laminated Maple neck. The neck joint is serious, with six bolts.

Used
Price: $950.00 CAD
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Eastman AR810 CE Archtop Electric Classic Finish, 2005

Eastman AR810 CE Archtop Electric Classic Finish, 2005

The Eastman AR810 CE , for Cutaway Electric, is one of the best deals for a traditional arched top guitar with solid carved Spruce top and Maple back, and Venetian cutaway.  If you are looking for a decent jazz box, your search may be over.  Here we’re looking at an Eastman AR810 CE, built during 2005 at the Eastman plant outside Beijing. These are great instruments, and this one is no exception.

Used
Price: $2,100.00 CAD
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