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Waterloo Jumbo King Indian Rosewood Sunburst, 2017

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Listed: 18/10/2019

Waterloo Jumbo King Indian Rosewood Sunburst, 2017

The Waterloo Jumbo King looks back to the larger guitars of the American 1940’s, delivering more volume and power for larger audiences and radio broadcasts.

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Waterloo WL14 LTR Ladder Braced Guitar Boot Burst, 2018

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Listed: 18/10/2019

Waterloo WL14 LTR Ladder Braced Guitar Boot Burst, 2018

Harkening back to the 1920s and 1930s, the Waterloo WL14 LTR leads the Waterloo line, available with ladder or X bracing and a very thin nitrocellulose lacquer sunburst finish.

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Anderson Classic T Translucent White, 2013

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Listed: 17/10/2019

Anderson Classic T Translucent White, 2013

The Anderson Classic T is one of the best expressions of the seminal Fender model, keeping the best elements and improving on the simple, robust and reliable design. Built pairing an American Swamp Ash body with a Maple neck, this Anderson Classic T dates to the afternoon of October 31 2013, and sports a Translucent White finish, as the originals did. Extremely well built, the Classic T also has a contoured heel for easier access to the upper frets.

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Presold! Gibson Clapton Firebird I 1964 Model Sunburst, 2019

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Listed: 17/10/2019

Presold! Gibson Clapton Firebird I 1964 Model Sunburst, 2019

This fantastic instrument is pre-sold, but we wanted to share it. It’s a brand new Gibson Clapton Firebird, number 100 of just 100 built to re-create Clapton’s 1964 Firebird I as used in Cream. Gibson introduced the Firebird in 1963, initially using neck-through construction – while the neck section is built of several sections of Mahogany separated by Walnut for stability, it extends the full length of the guitar.

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Gibson TB250 Mastertone Tenor Banjo, 1969

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Listed: 12/08/2019

Gibson TB250 Mastertone Tenor Banjo, 1969

THere we have a Gibson TB250 Mastertone Tenor Banjo, built during 1969 at the historic Parsons Street shop in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This model was built from 1994 to 1996, and models from 1960 on bear the Mastertone name. Gibson banjos were the center of the banjo universe for decades, but with the rise of serious amplification and rock music, the banjo as an instrument fell out of popular favour. It was still found in various music genres, particularly Irish, traditional jazz and bluegrass, but not much beyond them.

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Backline 734 Maple Solidbody Electric, 2019

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Listed: 16/10/2019

Backline 734 Maple Solidbody Electric, 2019

This Backline 734 line and in this post, the Backline 734 Maple pairs a hand-carved Big Leaf Maple body with Roasted Maple for the neck and fingerboard, which is fitted with Stainless Steel fretwire. For hardware, Grover Roto-Matic tuners are at the head, with a Tone Pros tune-o-matic style bridge and stop tailpiece set at the body. For electronics, a pair of Seymour Duncan Phat Cat P90 style pickups feed through a 3-way toggle switch and master volume and tone. The output jack is on the side, mounted on an oval plate.

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Eastman PG2 Pagelli Jazz Guitar Natural, 2011

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Listed: 16/10/2019

Eastman PG2 Pagelli Jazz Guitar Natural, 2011

The Eastman PG2 has a stunning new design for a full bodied archtop jazz guitar! The Pagelli Signature Series, designed in Switzerland by Claudio and Claudia Pagelli, is handcrafted in the Eastman workshop of premium AAA spruce & deeply flamed maple. The Eastman PG2 Pagelli features a striking ebony tailpiece, ebony finger rest, unique full contact ebony floating bridge with bone saddle insert, Kent Armstrong HJGS6-BK suspended pickup with adjustable pole pieces and pickguard mounted volume & tone controls.

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Backline 734 Birch Solidbody Electric, 2019

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Listed: 16/10/2019

Backline 734 Birch Solidbody Electric, 2019

The Backline 734 line and in this post, the Backline 734 Birch pairs a hand-carved Birch Maple body with Roasted Maple for the neck and fingerboard, which is fitted with Stainless Steel fretwire. For hardware, Grover Roto-Matic tuners are at the head, with a Tone Pros tune-o-matic style bridge and stop tailpiece set at the body. For electronics, a pair of Seymour Duncan Phat Cat P90 style pickups feed through a 3-way toggle switch and master volume and tone.

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Backline 734 Mahogany Solidbody Electric, 2019

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Listed: 16/10/2019

Backline 734 Mahogany Solidbody Electric, 2019

The Backline 734 line and in this post, the Backline 734 Mahogany pairs a hand-carved Mahogany body with a Roasted Maple neck and Indian Rosewood fingerboard fitted with Stainless Steel fretwire. For hardware, Grover Roto-Matic tuners are at the head, with a Tone Pros tune-o-matic style bridge and stop tailpiece set at the body.

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Gibson SG Junior Cherry, 1964

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Listed: 16/10/2019

Gibson SG Junior Cherry, 1964

The Gibson SG Junior was built from 1963 to 1971, again from 1991 to 1994, and is back in the catalog. This model is the descendant of the 1954 Les Paul Junior. Designed to be an entry level yet high quality instrument, the Junior line featured a full scale length, Mahogany slab body, Mahogany neck, unbound Rosewood fingerboard, a single ‘dogear’ P-90 pickup with volume and tone controls. Kluson Deluxe strip tuners were installed, with a stop-bar style wraparound bridge at the body end.

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National Val Pro 82 Vermillion Red, 1962

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Listed: 15/10/2019

National Val Pro 82 Vermillion Red, 1962

The National Val Pro 82 was the single-pickup version of the ‘Map Body’ Val Pro line, built during 1962 and 1963 by Valco in Chicago, Illinois.  National itself began in 1927 with the invention of the Resophonic guitar, but in 1928 the original builders – the Dopyera brothers – left to form Dobro, and in 1932 the Dopyera’s bought a controlling interest in National and merged the two companies.

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Gibson CS Les Paul Custom Black, 2014

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Listed: 15/10/2019

Gibson CS Les Paul Custom Black, 2014

Built at the now-closed Gibson Memphis Custom Shop, this gloss black CS Les Paul Custom dates to 2014 and has all the class and looks of the Custom. The Gibson Les Paul Custom was introduced for the 1954 model year as a ‘dressed up’ version of Gibson’s then-new Les Paul model. The black finish with white multi-ply binding were meant to suggest a tuxedo. At first, it was equipped with a P-90 at the bridge and a ‘Stape Top’ Alnico V pickup at the neck. More important, though, was the wood choice.

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Our Most Recent Amps and Electronics Arrivals

Marshall JMP 2104 2×12 50 Watt Combo Amp, 1981

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Listed: 10/10/2019

Marshall JMP 2104 2x12 50 Watt Combo Amp, 1981

The single-channel Marshall JMP 2104, built from 1975 to 1981, was the 2×12 Combo version of the JMP 2204 50 watt head and Marshall’s first Master Volume design.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Reinhardt 18 Combo 1×12 Tube Amplifier, 2007

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Listed: 25/09/2019

‼️Reduced‼️ Reinhardt 18 Combo 1x12 Tube Amplifier, 2007

Today we are looking at a rare beast – a Reinhardt 18 Combo 1×12, recalling and extending the sounds of the early 18-watt Marshall combos.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Reinhardt 18 Head Purple Tolex, 2006

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Listed: 26/09/2019

‼️Reduced‼️ Reinhardt 18 Head Purple Tolex, 2006

Here we have another rare beast – a Reinhardt 18 Head – dressed in Purple Tolex! – recalling and extending the sounds of the early 18-watt Marshall combos.

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Marshall Silver Jubilee Studio 2525c 5/20 Watt 1×12 Tube Combo Amplifier

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Listed: 10/09/2019

Marshall Silver Jubilee Studio 2525c 5/20 Watt 1x12 Tube Combo Amplifier

New Marshall Silver Jubilee Studio line includes the compact combo Model 2525c – and H for the head model – switchable from 5 to 20 watts, with an Effects Loop and DI output!
Marshall amplifiers have been built in the UK since the late 1950s. Like a number of other successful builders, Jim Marshall started building amps out of necessity; import duties on American amps like Fenders were so high that it made sense to use English familiarity with tube technology to build locally.

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Tone King Imperial 1×12 Combo Amp Torquoise-White, 2010

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Listed: 10/09/2019

Tone King Imperial 1x12 Combo Amp Torquoise-White, 2010

Built in Baltimore Maryland, the Tone King Imperial is a 6V6 based, 22 watt 1×12 tube combo amp with a built in power attenuator for use at any volume!

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Suhr Badger 35 Tube Amplifier Head, 2016

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Listed: 06/09/2019

Suhr Badger 35 Tube Amplifier Head, 2016

The Suhr Badger 35 is a moderately powered tube amplifier topping out at 35 watts and scaling down to 1 watt for tone at more manageable volumes.

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Robinson Filmosound Specialist Amplifier, 2019

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Listed: 05/09/2019

Robinson Filmosound Specialist Amplifier, 2019

The Robinson Filmosound amp is an expression of a recent trend towards repurposing older tube amplifier sections – in this case, the amp from a 1950’s Bell & Howell 385 Filmosound projector using 6V6 tubes!

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Suhr Badger 18 Head and 1×12 Cabinet, 2007

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Listed: 05/09/2019

Suhr Badger 18 Head and 1x12 Cabinet, 2007

The Suhr Badger 18 is a relatively small tube amplifier topping out at 18 watts and scaling down to 1 watt for tone at more manageable volumes.

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Henriksen JazzAmp 110, 2010

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Listed: 02/07/2019

Henriksen JazzAmp 110,  2010

Designed and built to meet the needs of working Jazz Guitarists, the Henriksen JazzAmp quickly established itself as solid and reliable with great tone and a huge amount of volume in a small package!

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Kavanjo Banjo Pickup System

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Kavanjo Banjo Pickup System

The Kavanjo Banjo Pickup System is a magnetic humbucking pickup suspended from a customized mylar head. This is the newest and we believe the most effective way to amplify the banjo, while maintaining the instruments authentic characteristics.

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Fender Vibrolux Reverb Amplifier Blackface 1965

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Listed: 06/06/2019

Fender Vibrolux Reverb Amplifier Blackface 1965

Here’s something that brings back memories – a Fender Vibrolux Reverb amp in Blackface, dating to 1965 and with original transformers and Jensen speakers.

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Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Amp Made in USA, 2001

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Listed: 11/04/2019

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Amp Made in USA, 2001

The 40-watt 1×12 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe appeared in 1996, following the successful Blues Deluxe and until 2002 was built at the Fender plant in Corona, California; they are now built in Ensenada, Mexico.

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