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Lyon & Healy Washburn Oak Parlor Guitar, 1920s

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Listed: 07/04/2020

Lyon & Healy Washburn Oak Parlor Guitar, 1920s

Lyon & Healy Washburn Oak Parlor Guitar, 1920s

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Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite M3 Trans Red, 1992

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Listed: 07/04/2020

Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite M3 Trans Red, 1992

The Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite M3, or M-III was built from 1992 to 1994, and featured an HSH pickup configuration, five way switch plus another toggle, and a lighter weight body.

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Jackson Mark Morton Dominion Pro Black 2018

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Listed: 07/04/2020

Jackson Mark Morton Dominion Pro Black 2018

The Jackson Mark Morton Dominion Pro is a uniquely shaped signature model with a through-neck design, built for fast, precise playing.

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Hirade TH5 Classical Guitar with Pickup, 2010

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Listed: 06/04/2020

Hirade TH5 Classical Guitar with Pickup, 2010

The Hirade TH5 is based on the H5 concert classical guitar, but with a good pickup system and preamp – which very unusually contains a 12AU7 vacuum tube! Here we’re looking at a Hirade TH5 dating to January, 2010 and built at the Takamine / Hirade shop in Sakashita, Japan. It’s in very good clean condition with light wear. This is a good sounding, good playing guitar with the added benefits of a quality pickup and preamp. The original brown Takamine hard shell case is included.

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Oahu Style 71K Hawaiian Squareneck Guitar, 1935

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Listed: 06/04/2020

Oahu Style 71K Hawaiian Squareneck Guitar, 1935

Built during the mid 1930s, the Oahu Style 71K Hawaiian square neck guitar expressed the popularity of Hawaiian music and steel guitar. Oahu was perfectly placed as they were also a major music publisher. This Oahu Style 71K Hawaiian square neck was likely built by Kay around 1935, and features a solid Spruce top, X-braced, with laminate Maple for the sides and back. The neck is Mahogany, with Rosewood used for the bridge and the bound fingerboard. The finish is Sunburst, executed in nitrocellulose lacquer, and sports an elaborate gold-coloured, stencil design on the top.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Kay ‘TrueTone’ Speed Demon K573 Thinline Sunburst, 1962

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Listed: 17/10/2018

‼️Reduced‼️ Kay 'TrueTone' Speed Demon K573 Thinline Sunburst, 1962

Beyond the TrueTone name, this is a Kay K537 model, with an arched top and back body made of laminated Maple, a bolt on Maple neck with bound Rosewood fingerboard and brass frets, floating Rosewood bridge, trapeze tailpiece, and Kluson Deluxe single-line tuners. The original pickguard is intact and included.

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Guild X170 Archtop Electric Blonde, 1988

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Listed: 06/04/2020

Guild X170 Archtop Electric Blonde, 1988

The Guild X170, also called the ‘Mini Manhattan’ was built from 1985 until 2002 as a fully hollow electric archtop with laminated Maple body, Maple neck and Rosewood fingerboard. Here we’re looking at a Guild X170 dating to late 1988 and built in Westerly, Rhode Island. It’s in very good clean condition with very little wear of any kind. The clear, natural finish is in great shape and nicely shows off the light figuring of the Maple top, back and sides. The neck uses a five-piece construction with three Maple sections separated by two thin Walnut layers.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Ibanez AAF207 7-String Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1997

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Listed: 18/06/2019

‼️Reduced‼️  Ibanez AAF207 7-String Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1997

The body of the Ibanez AAF207 7-String is Maple laminate, as is the case for many professional grade cutaway archtop electrics. On the top, the laminate has an outward layer of Spruce, while it’s Flamed Maple for the sides and back. The neck is a three piece design, with outside layers of Mahogany on a Maple center section, and an Ebony fingerboard with three-piece Abalone and Mother of Pearl position markers. The traditional wooden bridge is Ebony, for both cap and base.   

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National ResoPhonic Revolver Resolectric Guitar

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Listed: 03/04/2019

National ResoPhonic Revolver Resolectric Guitar

Built in San Luis Obispo California, the National Revolver Resolectric blends the resophonic and solidbody electric guitar concepts,to great success.Very similar in design to the ResoLectric, the National Revolver uses a solid Mahogany body that’s routed for the resonator and electric pickups, and a bolt-on Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard. The headplate is a faux pearl covering.

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Furch OOM31 TR Steel String Guitar, Sunburst 2016

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Listed: 03/04/2020

Furch OOM31 TR Steel String Guitar, Sunburst 2016

Here we have a Furch OOM31 TR, deep body Orchestra Model steel string guitar built by Furch during 2016 in Velké Němčice, south of Brno in the Czech Republic. The TR in the model number indicate that the top is made of Aged Sitka Spruce, with Indian Rosewood for the back and sides. The neck is Mahogany with Ebony for the fingerboard bridge and head plate.

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Taylor T5 C2 Koa Slimline Electric, 2006

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Listed: 03/04/2020

Taylor T5 C2 Koa Slimline Electric, 2006

The Taylor T5 C2 Koa is now discontinued but was introduced in 2005 to meet the needs of touring musicians who had to pare back the number of instruments they carried.   Built to simulate the tones and responses of solidbody, semi-hollow and fully acoustic models, the T5 line succeeded in its aims while also looking great on any kind of stage. This Taylor T5 C2 Koa has a serial number dating it to October 10, 2005. It’s built with Sapele for the back and sides, with nicely figured Hawaiian Koa for the top. The neck is also Sapele, with a bound Ebony fingerboard sporting the ‘Spires’ inlay pattern.

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Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean 6119 Thinline Electric Walnut, 1966

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Listed: 02/04/2020

Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean 6119 Thinline Electric Walnut, 1966

Here is a Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean 6119, dating to December of 1966, before the July 31 1967 sale of Gretsch to the Baldwin Piano Company. Introduced in 1958 and built until 1980, the Tennessean started as full size, hollow body and single-pickup, plainer version of the 6120. For 1961, however, Gretsch made dramatic changes to many models and the 6119 gained the new, sealed ElectroTone body and a pair of new single coil HiLo’Tron pickups.

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Our Most Recent Amps and Electronics Arrivals

Marshall SC20c Studio Classic Series 20w 1×10 Combo Amp

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Listed: 23/03/2020

Marshall SC20c Studio Classic Series 20w 1x10 Combo Amp

The new Marshall SC20C, part of the Studio classic line, is based on one of the three most revered Marshall amps in history – the JCM800 2203. With a recognizable aggressive roar these Marshall amps helped to define heavy metal and has been used by Slayer, Metallica and Bring Me The Horizon. Originally launched in 1981, the Marshall JCM800 amp was named after Jim Marshall’s initials and his car registration plate. The aggressive sound of this 100-watt amp made it a go to choice for countless rock and metal bands.

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Marshall SV20c Studio Vintage Series 20w 1×10 Combo Amp

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Listed: 23/03/2020

Marshall SV20c Studio Vintage Series 20w 1x10 Combo Amp

The new Marshall SV20C in the Vintage Studio line is a portable combo with the raw power and classic rock voicing of the original Marshal Plexi’s all valve tone.

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Kendrick The Rig Tube Combo Amp 1×12 Tweed, 2008

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Listed: 22/03/2020

Kendrick The Rig Tube Combo Amp 1x12 Tweed, 2008

Here’s a Kendrick The Rig tweed tube amp, built during 2008 and pushing about 35 watts through a single 12 inch speaker courtesy of a pair of 5881 power tubes. The 5881 is very similar to the 6L6GB tube, but with greater ruggedness.

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Watkins Dominator Mark 1 Reissue 35 of 100, Retro Blue

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Listed: 22/03/2020

Watkins Dominator Mark 1 Reissue 35 of 100, Retro Blue

Here’s something very special – a Watkins Dominator Mark 1 V Front Amplifier Reissue in Retro Blue. Hand built in the UK by John Beer, of Amp-Fix in Devon, UK with the full approval (and signature!) of Charlie Watkins, the original builder, this is number 35 of 100 built. The amp design closely follows the original Watkins Mark 1 circuitry, with improvements for current safety standards; the redesign was done by Chris Uff of English Valve Amps.

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Ampeg B15N Portaflex Stack, 1960s

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Listed: 12/03/2020

Ampeg B15N Portaflex Stack, 1960s

Let’s start off with a classic amp in a format I’ve never seen before – an Ampeg B15N B Portaflex amp stacked on an extension cabinet!

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Fender Pro Combo Amp 1×15 Brownface, 1963

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Listed: 04/03/2020

Fender Pro Combo Amp 1x15 Brownface, 1963

One of Fender’s earliest amps and built from 1946 to 1965, the Fender Pro combo amp carried a singe 15 inch speaker and grew from 18 to 40 watts before being replaced by the Pro Reverb amp. Initially called the Professional, shortened to Pro in 1948, this amp is one of the rarer Fender amps. Its circuitry is very much like the VibroVerb, but without reverb.

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Roland SPH-323 Analog Phase Shifter Rack Mount, 1983

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Listed: 14/02/2019

Roland SPH-323 Analog Phase Shifter Rack Mount, 1983

Here is a rare item, dating back to the 1980’s and the rise of professional grade rack mount signal processing – a 1983 Roland SPH-323 analog mono phase shifter, built largely of discrete components in Japan. Launched in 1980 as part of the RSS Series, the Roland SPH-323 offers twin LFO (low frequency oscillators), and 4 and 8 stage phasing. To allow connection with a synth, CV control for depth and rate, Mod Out jacks on the front – inverted and non inverted – are provided.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Fender Super Reverb Silverface ‘Drip Edge’, 1969

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Listed: 14/11/2019

‼️Reduced‼️ Fender Super Reverb Silverface 'Drip Edge', 1969

The Fender Super Reverb was built from 1963 to 1982, and was one of Fender’s physically largest combo amps – though the most powerful combo was the Twin Reverb. The Super Reverb delivered 40 watts as ‘Blackface’, then 45 watts as ‘Silverface’ and ultimately 70 watts for models after 1977, through four ten inch speakers. The Twin Reverb, in contrast, used a pair of twelve inch speakers to deliver 85 watts, ranging up to 100 ultimately 135 watts in 1977.

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Fender Princeton Reverb Silverface Amplifier, 1979

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Fender Princeton Reverb Silverface Amplifier, 1979

The Fender Princeton Reverb amp appeared in 1964 as an upgrade to the Princeton amp that had been evolving in Fender’s lineup since 1948. Topping out at 12 watts through a 10 inch speaker, the Princeton found itself on many stages and studios. Though fairly low powered, it was not exactly a student or practice amplifier. 

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Fender Pro Combo Amp Brownface, 1962

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Listed: 03/02/2020

Fender Pro Combo Amp Brownface, 1962

Built from 1946 to 1965 in evolving forms, the Fender Pro Combo amp was the largest of three amplifiers offered when Fender opened. It was replaced in 1966 by the Pro Reverb.
From its first 18 watt incarnation to its 40 watt exit in favour of a Reverb-equipped model, the Fender Pro combo amp featured a single 15 inch speaker. As a higher powered amp, its ‘Harmonic Vibrato’ circuit differs from that used on models past the Vibrolux.

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Henriksen The Blu Six Amplifier

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Henriksen The Blu Six Amplifier

Henriksen The Blu Six Amplifier is professional-grade through and through with the same great tone as The Bud same great sound but 5 lbs lighter. The Henriksen The Blu Six Amplifier has a 5-band graphic EQ, FX loop, reverb, full 48 volt phantom power and a Bluetooth auxiliary input for backing tracks or set break music.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Tone King Imperial 1×12 Combo Amp Turquoise-White, 2010

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Listed: 10/09/2019

‼️Reduced‼️ Tone King Imperial 1x12 Combo Amp Turquoise-White, 2010

Here we’re looking at a Tone King Imperial sporting Turquoise / White dress and in great condition. This amp was hand built in Mark Bartel’s Tone King shop in Baltimore, MA. In 2010, Premiere Builder’s Guild had just purchased Tone King, which they held till they closed in 2016, ending Bartel’s association with the brand. Tone King is now part of Boutique Amps Distribution, and from 2017 Mark Bartel builds amps under his own name.

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