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Eduardo Ferrer Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1970

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Listed: 23/07/2018

Eduardo Ferrer Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1970

Flamenco has very deep roots in Spanish culture and there have been many influential Spanish builders of both and Flamenco and Classical guitars. There are two basic types of Flamenco models, Blanca and Negra – light and dark. Flamenco Blanca guitars are typically built using Cypress for the back and sides, a light, brilliant wood while Flamenco Negra instruments often use Palisandro, more commonly known as Rosewood.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Fender Sting Precision Bass Sunburst, 2004

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Listed: 03/06/2019

‼️Reduced‼️ Fender Sting Precision Bass Sunburst, 2004

The Fender Sting Precision Bass is based on the 1953 bass used by Gordon Sumner – Sting – on his recording and performances with The Police and solo work. It was built between 2001 and 2013 at the Fuji Gen plant in Matsumoto, Japan for Fender Japan. Introduced in 1951, the Fender Precision bass is a landmark instrument, and influenced the way that music is performed and presented. Easily and consistently providing a precise pitch – hence the ‘Precision’ name – was a new concept for bassists, who all used upright, acoustic fretless instruments.

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Alistair Miller Spanish T, Deep Forest Green 2018

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Listed: 04/02/2019

Alistair Miller Spanish T, Deep Forest Green 2018

Here’s a new Alastair Miller Spanish T style guitar, built with a reclaimed Spanish Cedar body, African Wenge neck, and sporting a deep forest green finish. While new, this guitar features a ‘reliced’ aesthetic. Miller frequently uses reclaimed woods in his guitars, as seen in his successful ‘Barncaster’ models built using timbers from an old barn at a family property. Here, Spanish Cedar lumber has been reworked into a T-style body.

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‼️Reduced‼️ F Bass Fretless Bass, Maple and Poplar, 1982

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Listed: 18/03/2019

‼️Reduced‼️ F Bass Fretless Bass, Maple and Poplar, 1982

This F Bass Fretless bass uses three woods – Flamed Maple for the neck, Poplar for the wings, and African Blackwood for the fingerboard. It uses a neck-through construction. For hardware, Schaller tuners are at the head, and a Leo Quan Badass bridge with a riser. Electronics are passive and consist of a Aguilar AG4J-HC pickup in the bridge position, paired with a Hi-A (High-Asymmetry) pickup in the neck position. This bass originally shipped with a Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup in the bridge position.

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Eastman SB59V Single Cutaway Solidbody Electric, Amber

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Listed: 16/07/2019

Eastman SB59V Single Cutaway Solidbody Electric, Amber

Though unequivocally drawn from the classic Les Paul design and in particular the most desirable 1959 models, the Eastman SB59V is not a slavish copy. Many visual differences are clear, including the shapes of the headstock and cutaway. The body is constructed of a carved, Flame maple top laminated to a one-piece Mahogany slab body. A Mahogany neck with a bound Ebony fingerboard is attached via a longish tenon joint. The neck has a vintage style ‘V’ profile.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Linda Manzer Cutaway Steel String Guitar Natural 1980

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Listed: 16/07/2018

‼️Reduced‼️ Linda Manzer Cutaway Steel String Guitar Natural 1980

Here we are looking at a Linda Manzer cutaway steel string acoustic built during 1980 in Toronto. It features a concert body using Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate, Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the bridge and bound fingerboard. The nut and saddle are bone. Schaller tuning machines with ebony buttons are installed at the head, and a K&K pickup set has been installed to an endpin jack. This example features Abalone for the rosette and position markers – a mix of dots and a leaflet with stem. The top has a small thin clear plastic tap plate, an excellent idea that protects the top without hiding it.

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Gibson Moderne Heritage Limited Edition, 1982

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Listed: 15/07/2019

Gibson Moderne Heritage Limited Edition, 1982

Here’s one of the rarest of all Gibson guitars – the Gibson Moderne, designed and registered in 1958 but not put into production until 1982! The Gibson Moderne, however, existed only in design or a vanishingly small number of prototypes – which did in fact vanish. The Moderne was a thing of legend until 1982, with the introduction of the ‘Heritage’ series and the Gibson Moderne Heritage, built as the originals were, of Korina or African Limba (technically named Terminalia Superba).

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Priced To Go! Shop Worn Collings SJ Maple, 2012

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Listed: 15/07/2019

Priced To Go! Shop Worn Collings SJ Maple, 2012

Here’s a fantastic deal on a Collings SJ Maple in new, old stock, shop worn condition – steeply reduced from its original price and advertised here with permission from Collings! The Collings SJ is built with a Sitka Spruce top paired with Maple for the sides, back, and neck. The bridge, head plate and bound fingerboard are Ebony, with Mother of Pearl used for the position markers, headstock decoration and Collings logo. The top bracing is Sitka Spruce and the body blocks, linings and back bracing are Mahogany. The nut and saddle are bone.

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Ernie Ball Music Man Luke II, Luke Blue, 2012

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Listed: 15/07/2019

Ernie Ball Music Man Luke II, Luke Blue, 2012

Here we have a very clean, all original Ernie Ball Music Man Luke II in ‘Luke Blue’ finish – a light pearlescent blue, tending towards grey. This guitar dates to October 2, 2012 with a build code of 915 15 20 00 CS CR, and comes from the Ernie Ball Music Man shop in San Luis Obispo. Aside from its all round good looks, comfortable design, this is a very versatile guitar. It pairs an Alder body with a Maple neck and Indian Rosewood twelve inch radius fingerboard – and that’s it for the wood choices!

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Alhambra 7P CW E5 Cutaway Classical Guitar, 2012

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Listed: 12/07/2019

Alhambra 7P CW E5 Cutaway Classical Guitar, 2012

Handcrafted using solid woods, the Alhambra 7P CW E5 Cutaway Classical features a Red Western Cedar top model paired with Indian Rosewood for the back, sides, bridge and head plate. The neck is Mahogany, with Ebony for the fingerboard and neck stiffener. Body blocks and linings are Mahogany, with Spruce for the top bracing.

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Gibson TB 3 Mastertone Tenor Banjo, 1926

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Listed: 12/07/2019

Gibson TB 3 Mastertone Tenor Banjo, 1926

Built from 1925 to 1937, the Gibson TB 3 Mastertone tenor banjo was a popular though relatively unadorned instrument, used in jazz and banjo orchestras. As the popularity of tenor instruments waned, many of these banjos were converted with 5-string necks. This example is in largely original condition, save for the tuners.

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Gibson TB 3 Mastertone Tenor Banjo, 1927-28

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Listed: 12/07/2019

Gibson TB 3 Mastertone Tenor Banjo, 1927-28

The Gibson TB 3 Mastertone tenor banjo – the TB actually stands for Tenor Banjo – features a plain Maple rim and resonator, with Mahogany for the neck and Rosewood, likely Brazilian given the date, for the fingerboard. The tone ring and flange designs changed at least three times during the TB 3’s production. Initial 1925 and early 1926 models used a classic ball-bearing tone ring, then for later 1926-1928 a solid archtop tone ring, and finally the flathead tone ring for 1929.

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Our Most Recent Amps and Electronics Arrivals

Fender Hot Rod DeVille III 2×12 60w Combo Amp, 2006

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Listed: 16/07/2019

Fender Hot Rod DeVille III 2x12 60w Combo Amp, 2006

Built from 1996 to present, the Fender Hot Rod DeVille 2×12 combo amp delivers 60 tube watts through a pair of twelve inch speakers. Here we are looking at a Hot Rod DeVille III – the current version is IV.

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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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Vox AC30c2 2×12 30 Watt Tube Combo Amplifier, 2013

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Listed: 28/06/2019

Vox AC30c2 2x12 30 Watt Tube Combo Amplifier, 2013

The Vox AC30c2 is one of the latest production versions of the classic Vox twin-twelve, 30 watt tube amplifier and delivers bright, clear chime and overdrive at respectable volumes.

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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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‼️Reduced‼️ Fender Super Reverb Amplifier Silverface, 1968

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Listed: 20/12/2018

‼️Reduced‼️ Fender Super Reverb Amplifier Silverface, 1968

For years, it was very common to see the Fender Super Reverb on stages everywhere. Pushing 45 watts through a 4×10 speaker set, the Super Reverb packaged everything most players needed. These amps project well, and can be loud and clean. The Super Reverb was the 1963 evolution of the Super amp line that first appeared in 1947.

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Fender Super Sonic 1×12 60 Watt Tube Combo Amp Blonde, 2006

Listed: 21/05/2019

Fender Super Sonic 1x12 60 Watt Tube Combo Amp Blonde, 2006

The Fender Super Sonic 1×12 60 Watt tube amp, built from 2006 to 2014 as part of the Pro Tube series, was available in both 1×12 combo or separate head and 4×12 piggyback cabinet forms.

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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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Roland JC120 Jazz Chorus Amplifier, 1990

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Listed: 11/04/2019

Roland JC120 Jazz Chorus Amplifier, 1990

One of the defining amps of the late 1970’s to mid 1980’s period, the Roland JC120 Jazz Chorus amp delivers a distinctive crystal clear, clean tones and shimmering chorus with enough power for most stages.

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The ToneRite Play-In Device

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The ToneRite Play-In Device

The ToneRite play-in device is for acoustic guitar, archtop guitars, resophonic guitars, and mandolins. This unique device accelerates the break-in process, noticeably improving tone and volume. Most guitars with less than 1,000 hours of playing time will show noticeable results in two to four weeks time.

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StroboClip HD Clip-on Tuner – High Definition Strobe Tuner

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StroboClip HD Clip-on Tuner - High Definition Strobe Tuner

This versatile StroboClip HD Clip-on Tuner comes complete with a bright high-definition screen, over 50 Sweetened tunings, alternate temperaments for a vast array of string and wind instruments, and soft rubber-lined jaws to protect your instrument’s finish while offering a firm grip for maximum signal tracking.

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SNARK HZ-1 Clip On Guitar Tuner

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SNARK HZ-1 Clip On Guitar Tuner

The SNARK HZ-1 Clip-On Guitar Tuner uses Hertz tuning for astonishing accuracy. It features super-fast software and a bright high-definition display. 

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