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Larrivee OM-60 SH Orchestra Model Acoustic Guitar, 2005

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Listed: 20/09/2018

Larrivee OM-60 SH Orchestra Model Acoustic Guitar, 2005

This example of the Larrivee OM-60 SH dates to January 14, 2005 and was built at the Larrivee shop in Oxnard, California. It is in good shape, but it has been used as intended and over the years has required some repairs. There are two repaired and cleated cracks in the top. There is a bit of finish chipping and marking, mostly around the edges. Fret wear is moderate, and mostly in the lower positions. However, it plays very well and sounds great.

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New! Collings OM1A Julian Lage Signature Guitar, 2018

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Listed: 20/09/2018

New! Collings OM1A Julian Lage Signature Guitar, 2018

This Collings OM1 A Julian Lage signature model, using the A for Adirondack Spruce top option, is an exceptional guitar and was the last collaboration by Bill Collings before his death in 2017. Based on Lange’s original 1939 000-18, the Collings OM1-JL uses traditional materials – spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck, and ebony for the fingerboard, headplate and bridge. The nut and saddle are bone. The  tuners are by Waverly, and work very well.   On this guitar, the neck is carved to match Lange’s.

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Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Super Sport HardTail Trans Red, 2016

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Listed: 19/09/2018

Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Super Sport HardTail Trans Red, 2016

Here we have an Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Super Sport Hard Tail from 2016, in Trans Red with matching headstock! These use the proven combination of a maple cap on a basswood body and maple neck, with a pair of DiMarzio humbuckers. This example is in great condition, with just the lightest markings on the polyester finish. Wear is completely minimal, and the asymmetric neck feels great. The original hard shell case is included.

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Gregory Byers Classical Guitar Brazilian, 2011

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Listed: 16/07/2018

Gregory Byers Classical Guitar Brazilian, 2011

A Gregory Byers Classical guitar is rare to see on the used market. He generally builds as many as twelve guitars per year, to order. His instruments are usually built one at a time, allowing Byers to give maximum attention to each specific guitar. Byers builds single top guitars (as opposed to double top), though he does use other techniques such as the ‘Elevated Fingerboard’ which really involves the top dropping down towards the heel.

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Fender Esquire Solidbody Guitar Blonde, 1967

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Listed: 19/09/2018

Fender Esquire Solidbody Guitar Blonde, 1967

The Fender Esquire was the single pickup version of Leo Fender’s groundbreaking guitar, and appeared in 1950 with the short-lived Broadcaster, soon renamed Telecaster after a copyright notice from Gretsch, who used that name on a drum line. Structurally, they are virtually identical – many Esquires use Telecaster bodies and necks. The differences between the Esquire and Telecaster revolve around the single pickup. The pickguard is not cut, and the 3-way switch wiring provides a setting with a capacitor-resistor network simulating a neck pickup.

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❗️SALE❗️ Gretsch G6112TCB-WF Limited Edition Falcon Jr. White, 2016

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Listed: 19/09/2018

❗️SALE❗️ Gretsch G6112TCB-WF Limited Edition Falcon Jr. White, 2016

This Gretsch G6112TCB-WF Limited Edition Falcon Jr. in Vintage White, is a great little guitar and is a new model. Blending influences from three sources – the classic Gretsch White Falcon, the Jet body design, and the new Gretsch Players models. Aside from being very flashy, this is a great playing and sounding guitar.
Every once in a while, something built as a promotional item for an industry trade show really takes off, gets more intention than expected and is put into production. This was the case with the 1954 Gretsch White Falcon, intended to show off the elegance and quality of the Gretsch electric archtop line at the 1954 NAMM trade show in California.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Schecter Nick Johnston USA Signature Guitar Atomic Snow, 2018

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Listed: 18/09/2018

‼️Reduced‼️ Schecter Nick Johnston USA Signature Guitar Atomic Snow, 2018

Here is a very nice Schecter Nick Johnston USA Signature guitar, built in Sun Valley, California during 2018 – this guitar is nearly new! Nick Johnston is an instrumental guitar player from Toronto with a melodic soul. Most known for his guitar work on youtube with over 50,000 subscribers, and clinics for guitar companies and brands all around the world. His new instrumental album Remarkably Human has reached over a million views on Youtube.
Nick Johnston has played with some of the best modern instrumental artists, including Animals As Leaders, Polyphia, Keith Merrow, and Jeff Loomis just to name a few.

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Rickenbacker 620/12 Left Handed Solid Body Electric Metallic Blue, 2005

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Listed: 18/09/2018

Rickenbacker 620/12 Left Handed Solid Body Electric Metallic Blue, 2005

This very clean Left Handed Rickenbacker 620/12 in metallic blue, a custom colour available in 2005. This example was built during the 19th week of 2005 at Rickenbacker in Santa Ana, California – so between May 9 and May 15, 2005. This guitar is in great condition with only a couple of very slight marks, and is fully complete with case candy and the original case.

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Gibson J-160E Steel String Acoustic Electric Sunburst, 1966

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Listed: 18/09/2018

Gibson J-160E Steel String Acoustic Electric Sunburst, 1966

The Gibson J-160E is one of the most recognisable steel string guitars, due largely to a series of recordings and performances during the early 1960s by The Beatles. Both John Lennon and George Harrison had J-160E models, while McCartney used an Epiphone Texan strung as left handed. Though it looks a lot like the traditional classic J-45 round shoulder dreadnought, the Gibson J-160E has major structural differences. First, because the design goal was to reduce feedback at high stage volumes, the guitar body is entirely laminate, including the top. Rather than X-braced, the top is strongly Ladder braced.

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Reduced! Fibenare Basic Jazz Single Cut Standard Amber Burst, 2012 REDUCED

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Listed: 30/07/2018

Reduced!  Fibenare Basic Jazz Single Cut Standard Amber Burst, 2012 REDUCED

Fibenare guitars originated during 1998 in the Budapest, Hungary shop of the Benedek brothers. These fine instruments are now distributed worldwide and the Fibenare booths at the major trade shows draw significant interest.

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Alhambra 5P Classical Guitar Conservatory Series

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Listed: 18/09/2018

Alhambra 5P Classical Guitar Conservatory Series

The Alhambra 5P uses traditional Spanish construction methods, tying the body and neck together. This model features full body and scale size, Cedar or Spruce top, Laminate Rosewood back, sides, solid Rosewood bridge and headplate, an Ebony-reinforced Mahogany neck with Ebony for the fingerboard.  The use of laminate Rosewood for the back and sides increases stability for the guitar in the situations a student will encounter, without sacrificing much tone.  

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Gibson L-7 Archtop Acoustic Guitar Sunburst Refinish, 1947

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Listed: 17/09/2018

Gibson L-7 Archtop Acoustic Guitar Sunburst Refinish, 1947

Like its more expensive sibling, the Gibson L-7 used a carved Spruce top, carved Maple back, with a Maple neck and Mahogany neck. The L-7 used Rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. At the time this 1947 L-7 was built and into the 1950’s, ‘Rosewood’ meant ‘Brazilian Rosewood’. At this point, the inlays were the double-parallelogram design, still found on many models. The body is a full 17 inches across – it is a big guitar – but the scale length is standard Gibson 24.75 inches.

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Our Most Recent Amps and Electronics Arrivals

Carr Sportsman 19 Watt 1×12 Amplifier, 2013

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Listed: 19/09/2018

Carr Sportsman 19 Watt 1x12 Amplifier, 2013

Designed by Steve Carr and hand built using point to point techniques in Pittsboro North Carolina, the versatile Carr Sportsman pushes 19 6V6 watts through a single 12 inch speaker.

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Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb Professional Tube Amp, 2006

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Listed: 13/09/2018

Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb Professional Tube Amp, 2006

The Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb Professional Tube Amplifier, built from 1995 to 2013, was part of Fender’s Professional Series, designed by the Fender Custom Shop and built in the factory.

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Vox AC30 CC2 Tube Combo Amplifier, 2009

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Listed: 13/09/2018

Vox AC30 CC2 Tube Combo Amplifier, 2009

The Vox AC30 is one of the most influential amplifiers – delivering fantastic tone and pretty high volumes, great for everything from rock to country.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Mesa Boogie Road King 2×12 Tube Amplfier Combo, 2002

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Listed: 11/09/2018

‼️Reduced‼️  Mesa Boogie Road King 2x12 Tube Amplfier Combo, 2002

The Mesa Boogie Road King, here in a 2×12 combo version, is an extremely capable and versatile amp, with four channels, two effects loops and 120 watts of power. This is not a bedroom amp! The Road King is designed to give the working guitarist a wide array of tones that can be readily tailored to the needs of the tune and venue. The four preamp sections can be mated with any of five (!) power amp sections, using EL34 or 6L6 tubes.

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Henriksen ‘The Blu’ Jazz Amplifier, 120 Watts

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Henriksen 'The Blu' Jazz Amplifier, 120 Watts

The new Henriksen “The Blu” model is solid state amplifier with a ton of clean power – and in a package no more than 9” tall! The Blu is the single channel version of The Bud, and pushes 120 watts of power via a special 6.5” Eminence Beta speaker. If features a powerful EQ and but in reverb, along with a phantom powered XLR/1/4” input and bluetooth compatibility.

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Tone King Royalist 15 Head and 1×12 Cabinet Grey, 2015

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Listed: 30/07/2018

Tone King Royalist 15 Head and 1x12 Cabinet Grey, 2015

The Tone King Royalist 15 differs from most of builder Mark Bartel’s production in that focuses on recreating a UK sound, akin to the Bluesbreaker and Plexi but at reasonable power levels. Available in either 1×12 combo or split head / 1×12 cabinet configurations, the Tone King Royalist delivers 15 watts to a built-in attenuator, and then to a single 12 inch Eminence Texas Heat speaker. It is surprisingly light weight, yet it feels solidly built. For tubes, ut uses 3x12AX7 and 2x EL84s.

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Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb ‘Blackface’ Amplifier, 2006

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Listed: 16/07/2018

Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb 'Blackface' Amplifier, 2006

Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb ‘Blackface’ Amplifier, 2006

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‼️ REDUCED‼️ Fryette/VHT Deliverance 60H Head and 2×12 Cabinet, 2007

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Listed: 28/06/2018

‼️ REDUCED‼️  Fryette/VHT Deliverance 60H Head and 2x12 Cabinet, 2007

The VHT Deliverance 60H is a hand built professional grade tube amp made in the USA, designed by Steven Fryette. This example dates to 2007, before the VHT name was sold to AXL, and was built by Fryette in his Burbank, California shop. It includes an 212FB-P50E 2×12, stereo closed-back speaker cabinet with a pair of custom Eminence P50E speakers.

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At Mars Filmosound Specialist Tube Amplifier, 2017

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Listed: 30/05/2018

At Mars Filmosound Specialist Tube Amplifier, 2017

The At Mars Filmosound Specialist is a very interesting, hand wired 15 watt tube amplifier made in Minneapolis, Minnesota. One of the interesting points is that the name describes the amp’s origin – the chassis are reclaimed from 1940’s Bell and Howell Filmosound projectors!

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Henriksen JazzAmp 310 Guitar Amplifier

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Henriksen JazzAmp 310 Guitar Amplifier

The Henriksen JazzAmp 310 is one of two available 120 watt JazzAmp models – the 310 seen here with a 10 inch speaker, and the 312 with a 12. As the JazzAmp name suggests, these excellent amplifiers are intended for working jazz guitarists and are the result of the work of the late Bud Henricksen and his son Peter. The JazzAmp line has been delivering quality tone in a reliable, portable package since 2005.       Weighing in at

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Henriksen The Bud Guitar Amplifier

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Henriksen The Bud Guitar Amplifier

Henriksen The Bud guitar amplifier is without question the smallest, truly gigable guitar amplifier on the market with unmatched tone quality! You won’t believe the volume and tone coming from either your electric or acoustic guitar, or any stringed instrument a MUST HAVE piece of gear for the working musician.

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Egnater Tweaker 15 Combo Amplifier, 2010

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Listed: 15/01/2018

Egnater Tweaker 15 Combo Amplifier, 2010

The Egnater Tweaker 112 15 watt amp is an ultra compact and amazingly versatile all-tube combo that offers a unique and sophisticated tone with seemingly endless tonal variations via the on-board “Tweaker” selector switches.

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