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REDUCED!! Rickenbacker 4001 Bass Fireglo, 1975

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Listed: 13/10/2022

REDUCED!! Rickenbacker 4001 Bass Fireglo, 1975

One of the iconic rock basses, the Rickenbacker 4001 bass was built as a two-pickup version of the 4000 bass, adding a neck pickup to the distinctive Cresting Wave body design by German luthier and designer Roger Rossmeisl. Built from 1961 to somewhere between 1983 and 1985 when it was replaced by the 4003 bass, the Rickenbacker 4001 bass features a Maple body and through-body Maple neck, with a bound and finished Indian Rosewood fingerboard.

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Suhr Custom Modern Plus Burl Maple, 2021

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Listed: 02/12/2022

Suhr Custom Modern Plus Burl Maple, 2021

Here we have a spectacular Suhr Custom Modern Plus with a Burled Maple cap finished in Bengal Burst on an African Black Limba body and Roasted Maple neck. This beautiful, very well built Suhr Custom Modern Plus is in nearly new condition with only the slightest wear. The stainless steel frets show no signs of wear, and the finish is near pristine.

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Lado Solo 1 Solidbody Maple Walnut, 1981

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Listed: 02/12/2022

Lado Solo 1 Solidbody Maple Walnut, 1981

This Natural Maple Lado Solo 1 likely dates to 1981, when the through-neck design really took off for companies like Lado and B.C Rich. Many top level players used these guitar designs as an alternative to the standard Gibson and Fender models; they offered new looks and vastly more tonal possibilities.

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B.C. Rich Eagle Refinish Natural, 1982

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Listed: 01/12/2022

B.C. Rich Eagle Refinish Natural, 1982

Built in Los Angeles during 1982, this refinished B.C. Rich Eagle features Mahogany, Maple and Koa neck-through construction. The center neck-through section is Koa, with Maple strips separating it from the Mahogany wings. The 24-fret fingerboard is Indian Rosewood, with diamond inlays and the upper register access is nearly unrestricted.

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Ron Kirn Signature Jag Eucalyptus and Maple, 2016

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Listed: 01/12/2022

Ron Kirn Signature Jag Eucalyptus and Maple, 2016

Here we have a beautiful Ron Kirn Signature Jag style custom thinline from 2016, featuring a quilted Maple cap on a Eucalyptus back. In 1958, the ‘Offset’ body debuted with the Fender Jazzmaster, which also featured Fender’s first Rosewood fingerboard.

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Gretsch Atkins Super Axe 7680 Orange, 1977

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Listed: 30/11/2022

Gretsch Atkins Super Axe 7680 Orange, 1977

Designed by Duke Kramer and Chet Atkins in 1976 and launched in 1977, the Gretsch Atkins Super Axe model 7680 was built under Baldwin ownership in DeQueen Arkansas, and available with and without built-in effects. These models went out of production in 1980.

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Larrivee C-05 Florentine Cutaway Natural, 1997

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Listed: 30/11/2022

Larrivee C-05 Florentine Cutaway Natural, 1997

The Larrivee C-05 with Florentine Cutaway Natural, now discontinued, features Sitka Spruce and Mahogany construction, with Fishman Prefix Plus electronics. Dating to March of 1997, this guitar was built in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Gibson ES-335 TD Cherry Sunburst, 1966

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Listed: 29/11/2022

Gibson ES-335 TD Cherry Sunburst, 1966

This Gibson ES-335 TD dates to 1966, and was originally purchased at Manny’s Music in New York City, and the Bigsby B7 added in 1969. From 1974 it was used by the Canadian Creative Music Collective and is a part of Canadian music history. When introduced in the spring of 1958, the Gibson ES-335 TD was revolutionary.

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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Memphis ES-345 1964 Reissue Sea Foam Green, 2016

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Listed: 03/10/2022

⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Memphis ES-345 1964 Reissue Sea Foam Green, 2016

Here we have an excellent condition Gibson Memphis 1964 ES-345 Reissue in an unusual Sea Foam Green finish, built during 2016. The full name of this model is “ES456416SGNH1”, which translates to “Gibson Memphis 1964 ES-345 Reissue – Sea Foam Green”. The Gibson ES-345 and the top of the line ES-355 were introduced in 1959, following the very successful launch of the innovative, semi-solid thinline ES-335.

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⚌Reduced‼ Fender Thinline Telecaster Olympic White, 1998

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Listed: 27/09/2022

⚌Reduced‼   Fender Thinline Telecaster Olympic White, 1998

The Fender Thinline Telecaster was introduced in 1969 as a design by Roger Rossmeisl, who had done major work for Rickenbacker. There have been a few versions of this model, and this particular 1998 example seems to me one of the best ever.

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⚌Reduced‼ Brian Moore DC/1P Custom Shop Sea Foam Green, 2001

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Listed: 27/09/2022

⚌Reduced‼ Brian Moore DC/1P Custom Shop Sea Foam Green, 2001

This is a Brian Moore DC/1P Custom Shop with a fabulous quilted top and Sea Foam Green finish, built during 2001 in LaGrange, New York. Based on the classic single-cut design, the Brian Moore DC/1P features a carved, Quilted Maple cap on a Mahogany body, a Mahogany set neck, Indian Rosewood fingerboard with custom Mother of Pearl inlays, Maple bindings, Quilted Maple head plate and gold plated hardware.

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Gibson Kalamazoo Award Archtop Guitar Natural, 1980

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Listed: 24/11/2022

Gibson Kalamazoo Award Archtop Guitar Natural, 1980

The Gibson Kalamazoo Award was originally designed and built by Gibson craftsman Wilbur Fuller as a completely hand-tuned archtop using the finest materials available. It is a spectacular demonstration of the skills involved in building a top-rank archtop guitar. This example dates to October 3rd, 1980 and was built in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is in exceptional condition with wear limited to light fret wear in the lower positions.

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Our Most Recent Amps and Electronics Arrivals

Fender 68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb Amp, 2014

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Listed: 23/11/2022

Fender 68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb Amp, 2014

Fender 68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb Amp, 2014

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Fender Princeton 6G2 Brownface Amp, 1962

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Listed: 11/11/2022

Fender Princeton 6G2 Brownface Amp, 1962

This Fender Princeton 6G2 Brownface Amp is a real treat. In good, complete and original condition, this spent most of its life with a lap steel.

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Fender Vibrolux Reverb Amp Blackface, 1966

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Listed: 11/11/2022

Fender Vibrolux Reverb Amp Blackface, 1966

This ‘Blackface’ Fender Vibrolux Reverb Amp was built during 1966, is in good, clean condition and recently received minor service by John Fletcher.

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‘RUSH’ Marshall 4×12 Straight Front Cabinet, 1977

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Listed: 22/09/2022

'RUSH' Marshall 4x12 Straight Front Cabinet, 1977

This is a bit of Canadian rock history – a ‘RUSH’ Marshall 4×12 Straight Front Cabinet, built around 1977 and used on tours from 1978 by Alex Lifeson.

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⚌Reduced‼ Fender Twin Reverb Master Volume Silverface, 1973

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Listed: 25/03/2022

⚌Reduced‼ Fender Twin Reverb Master Volume Silverface, 1973

The Fender Twin Reverb Master Volume model was based on the Twin Reverb, launched in 1963, itself based on the Twin Amp that started its evolution with the 15-watt 1952 Twin.

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⚌Reduced‼ Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb Black, 2006

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Listed: 24/06/2021

⚌Reduced‼ Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb Black, 2006

The Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb Professional Tube Amplifier, built from 1995 to 2013, was part of Fender’s Professional Series, designed by the Custom Shop and built in the Fender factory. It is based on the Blackface versions of the classic 35 watt, 2×10 speaker Vibrolux Reverb, and uses a pair of Jensen speakers. And it comes stock with tilt-back legs! This example dates to 2006 and is in very good condition.

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Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue Blackface, 2016

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Listed: 14/07/2022

Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue Blackface, 2016

Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue Blackface, 2016

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Fender Super Reverb Silverface, 1970

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Listed: 07/07/2022

Fender Super Reverb Silverface, 1970

The Fender Super Reverb was built from 1963 to 1982, and was one of Fender’s physically largest combo amps – though in terms of raw power output, 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, all through four ten inch speakers.

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Fender Vibro-King 20th Anniversary Amplifier, 2013

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Listed: 08/04/2022

Fender Vibro-King 20th Anniversary Amplifier, 2013

Here’s a fantastic Fender Vibro-King 20th Anniversary combo amp from 2013, delivering 60 watts through a trio of ten-inch speakers.

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65 Amps Ventura Amplifier Head, 2013

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Listed: 27/03/2022

65 Amps Ventura Amplifier Head, 2013

The 65 Amps Ventura is aimed at studio and smaller venue players who need high quality but portable tube amplifiers. At 20 watts and under 20 pounds, this “Lunchbox” size amp is right on target.

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Gallien-Krueger MB-200 Bass amp and Neo 112 Cabinet

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Listed: 23/06/2011

Gallien-Krueger MB-200 Bass amp and Neo 112 Cabinet

Here is the ultimate portable gigging bass rig. This 200 watt bass head is a leather light 2lbs. That’s right you heard me 2lbs. This thing is so small it can go in your gig bag. It has everything you need including a four band eq with a contour switch, XLR out and a headphone/line output. The tone is full and punchy with lots of low end and very nice clarity.

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