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Roscoe Century Standard 5 String Fretless Bass Natural, 2014

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Listed: 26/11/2021

Roscoe Century Standard 5 String Fretless Bass Natural, 2014

This Roscoe Century Standard 5 String Fretless Bass is in natural finish, and built during 2014 in Greensboro, North Carolina. This is a somewhat long scale bass at 35 inches, with the longer scale used to improve definition on the lower notes of the 5th string. In terms of construction, the Roscoe Century Standard 5 is a bolt-on design with a Swamp Ash body and a 3-piece quartersawn Maple neck with Graphite inserts and an Ebony fingerboard, with metal-filled fret slots for accuracy.

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Fender Stratocaster ‘Partscaster’ Relic Green, 1997

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Listed: 25/11/2021

Fender Stratocaster 'Partscaster' Relic Green, 1997

When Leo Fender had the frankly brilliant idea of the bolt-together guitar and used ‘caster’ as part of the name, what’s known as a ‘Partscaster’ also came into existence. Partscasters were and continue to be a big trend. Modifying fenders to customize for each player’s needs, uses and tendencies end up being not only a good learning experience for those into DIY but offer more specific-to-the-player tool rather than the standard off-the-shelf instruments.

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Rickenbacker 330 Ruby Red Thinline Electric, 2014

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Listed: 25/11/2021

Rickenbacker 330 Ruby Red Thinline Electric, 2014

Here is a lovely Rickenbacker 330 Ruby Red thinline electric, in very nice original and complete condition (including the bridge cover!), dating to the third week of April 2014. Like all other Rics it was built at the Santa Ana, California facility.

The Rickenbacker 330 design dates back to the late 1950’s when Roger Rossmeisl created a number of forward-looking designs including the Cresting Wave chambered body and slash soundholes. On this Rickenbacker 330 Ruby Red, the finish really stands out and shows off the contours, without being overly dramatic or flashy; it’s really quite well done.

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Gibson Explorer 76 Reissue Natural, 1998

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Listed: 24/11/2021

Gibson Explorer 76 Reissue Natural, 1998

The Gibson Explorer 76 Reissue is a re-build of the Explorer version built between 1975 and 1982 with Mahogany replacing the ”Korina’ or African Limba wood used on the original Explorers from 1958, 1959 and 1963.  The Gibson Explorer is one of the most radical designs produced under the leadership of Ted McCarty, and when introduced was met with very little interest.

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Gretsch Brian Setzer Signature 6120SSU Nashville, Orange Flame, 1997

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Listed: 24/11/2021

Gretsch Brian Setzer Signature 6120SSU Nashville, Orange Flame, 1997

The Gretsch Brian Setzer 6120SSU, built from 1993 to 2014, was one of the earlier of the Setzer Signature models based on the 1960 6120s used in the Stray Cats, Brian Setzer Orchestra and various solo projects. Introduced in 1954 as a Chet Atkins model, the Gretsch 6120 featured a fully hollow, 16 inch wide and 2 7/8 inch deep Maple Laminate body with bound F holes, tone bar / sound post bracing and a Maple neck with Rosewood or Ebony fingerboard and bridge base.

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Halcyon Grand Auditorium Cutaway, Lutz Spruce and Walnut, 2020

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Listed: 23/11/2021

Halcyon Grand Auditorium Cutaway, Lutz Spruce and Walnut, 2020

Here is a Halcyon Grand Auditorium Cutaway with a Lutz Spruce top and figured Walnut for the sides, back, body binding and head plate, and built by Ed Bond in East Vancouver around 2020. Aside from the Lutz Spruce and Figured Walnut, the body blocks and neck are Mahogany, with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge.

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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Les Paul TV Special, 1958

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Listed: 11/11/2021

⚌Reduced‼  Gibson Les Paul TV Special, 1958

The Gibson  Les Paul TV Special was introduced in 1955 as a midway point between the also newly introduced Les Paul Junior and the Les Paul itself. Like the Junior, the Special used Honduran Mahogany for the body – no carved Maple cap like the Les Paul – and the neck, and Rosewood for the fingerboard. The Special, however, had two P-90 pickups and a bound fingerboard; at the time, ‘Rosewood’ meant Brazilian Rosewood.

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⚌Reduced‼ Heritage H150 Custom Classic Goldtop, 2003

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Listed: 26/10/2021

⚌Reduced‼ Heritage H150 Custom Classic Goldtop, 2003

The Heritage H150 is based on the classic Les Paul design, and built in the former Gibson plant in Parsons Street in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This tried and true design features a figured Maple cap on a Mahogany body, Mahogany for the neck and Indian Rosewood for the bound fingerboard. The dimensions and finishes also draw from the same source, and the tapered Heritage headstock is one of the few visual cues as to what these excellent guitars are.

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⚌Reduced‼ Jarrett Shelby Cobra 40th Anniversary Model Blue, 49 of 50, 2002

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Listed: 26/10/2021

⚌Reduced‼  Jarrett Shelby Cobra 40th Anniversary Model Blue, 49 of 50, 2002

Here is a Jarrett Shelby Cobra 40th Anniversary model in classic racer colours! A true rarity. Jarrett Shelby Cobra 40th Anniversary model colour scheme is comes right from the classic racer!  This example is number 49 of 50 built under license from Carroll Shelby during 2002, and marked the launch of the Jarrett Guitar company.   

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Godin Multiac Nylon Duet Ambience HG Classical Electric

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Listed: 18/11/2021

Godin Multiac Nylon Duet Ambience HG Classical Electric

The Godin Multiac Nylon Duet Ambience offers a fuller body depth and simpler electronics than the synthesizer-ready models. Like other Multiac models, the Nylon Duet Ambience uses a Cedar top on a chambered Mahogany body, Mahogany neck and Richlite for the fingerboard and Rosewood for the bridge.

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⚌Reduced‼ Breedlove Quartz OF A-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2005

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Listed: 05/10/2021

⚌Reduced‼  Breedlove Quartz OF A-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2005

The Breedlove Quartz OF is an A-Style mandolin, the ‘O’ indicating an Oval body and the F, F Holes. Like other Breedlove mandolins, it has been out of production since 2016. ‘Quartz’ is the term Breedlove assigned to their entry-level US built mandolins.   That name is possibly a reference to a mountain not far from the Breedlove shop, then located in Tumalo, Oregon.  

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🚩SALE • Seagull S6 Classic EQ Dreadnought Natural

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Listed: 17/11/2021

🚩SALE •  Seagull S6 Classic EQ Dreadnought Natural

The Seagull S6 Classic is a Canadian-made Dreadnought model with a solid Cedar top, Birch laminate back and sides, and Cherry neck with and Indian Rosewood fingerboard. The nut is of Tusq XL, for smooth tuning. Aside from the Rosewood fingerboard, the woods used on these guitars are sourced in Quebec. We’re overstocked on Seagull S6 Classic EQ models, which add a built-in pickup and preamp system.

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Our Most Recent Amps and Electronics Arrivals

Mesa Boogie Stiletto Ace 50 Watt Combo Green, 2010

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Listed: 26/11/2021

Mesa Boogie Stiletto Ace 50 Watt Combo Green, 2010

Built from 2006 to 2012, the Mesa Boogie Stiletto Ace is seen here in its 50 watt, single 12 Combo form with a Green finish!

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Mesa Boogie TC50 Triple Crown Combo 50 Watt 1×12 Amp, 2010

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Listed: 26/11/2021

Mesa Boogie TC50 Triple Crown Combo 50 Watt 1x12 Amp, 2010

The Mesa Boogie TC50 Triple Crown Combo amp was launched in 2016 and is still in production, here providing 50 watts to a single 12 inch speaker.

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Fender Super Amp ‘Brownface’, 1962

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Listed: 17/05/2021

Fender Super Amp 'Brownface', 1962

Originally introduced as the Dual Professional in late 1946 and renamed in 1947, the Fender Super Amp started as a 20 watt, 2×10 combo, rising to a whopping 40 watts by 1962, and was discontinued in 1963 as Reverb-equipped models displaced several designs.  Here we’re looking at a Fender Super Brownface amp, with the ‘brownface’ trim putting it directly between the ‘Blonde’ and ‘Blackface’ eras. (In the vintage amplifier world, the terms ‘Brownface and’ ‘Blackface’ – referring to the amp’s white lettering on a brown or black control panel – have no relation to what those terms mean in current political or cultural contexts).

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Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb Black, 2006

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Listed: 24/06/2021

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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ToneWoodAmp SOLO for Electro-Acoustic Guitar

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ToneWoodAmp SOLO for Electro-Acoustic Guitar

ToneWoodAmp SOLO for Electro-Acoustic Guitar allows you to play acoustic guitar with different effects, UNPLUGGED – with the effects emanating organically from the guitar’s sound hole and the body itself. 

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Fender Pro Amp TV Front 5B5 Circuit Tweed, 1952

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Listed: 16/05/2021

Fender Pro Amp TV Front 5B5 Circuit Tweed, 1952

The Fender Pro Amp, first named Professional from 1946 to 1948, was aimed at performing guitar players and vocalists and put out a whopping 15 watts. From 1946 to mid 1953, it used a tweed-covered ‘TV Front’ cabinet as seen here.   The Pro amp was discontinued in 1965 and became the Pro Reverb amp, following the pattern Fender was using with other non-reverb amps.  Here we’re looking at a Fender Pro Amp dating to 1952 with the 5B5 circuit. 

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Ampeg SVT Classic Head and 1×15 Cabinet, 2008

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Listed: 19/04/2021

Ampeg SVT Classic Head and 1x15 Cabinet, 2008

The Ampeg SVT Classic is based on the groundbreaking 300 Watt SVT tube amp line used by bands touring large festivals and areas from 1969. Prior to the SVT, very few amps could produce more than 100 watts. These amps are particularly prized by bass players. The public introduction of the SVT series, in 1969, was unexpected. The Rolling Stones were rehearsing for an upcoming tour, and all of their UK-model Fender amps were damaged due to power differences.

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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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Quilter Tone Block 202 200 Watt Amplifier Head

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Listed: 01/12/2020

Quilter Tone Block 202 200 Watt Amplifier Head

The Quilter Tone Block 202 is the ultimate in a versatile and portable gigging amp solution. Coming in at a feather weight 3 pounds you can fit this little head in a backpack or even in the front pocket of many guitar gig bags. With a power rating of up to 200 watts it is designed to easily handle your onstage performance needs.  It can also be attenuated down to 0 watts, so it can be used silently or at very low volumes. 

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Fender Concert 1×12 60 Watt Tube Combo, 1984

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Listed: 03/11/2020

Fender Concert 1x12 60 Watt Tube Combo, 1984

The Fender Concert 1×12 60 watt amp was built from 1982 until 1985 and was the successor to the 1960 – 1965 40 watt 4×10 Concert models.

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VOX MV50 AC Amplifier

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VOX MV50 AC Amplifier

Designed with an emphasis on analog, the VOX MV50 AC combines classic amplifier design with new and innovative production techniques to produce a miniature amplifier with truly monstrous sound. Boasting an incredible 50 watts of power, this one-pound package serves up serious guitar tone that’s reminiscent of your favorite old tube amps. With speaker & line/headphone outputs, the MV50 is perfect for the stage, at home, or in the studio for direct recording.

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Fishman LBX600 Loudbox Artist Acoustic Amp

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Fishman LBX600 Loudbox Artist Acoustic Amp

The Fishman LBX600 Loudbox Artist Acoustic Amp is designed to faithfully reproduce the sound of acoustic instruments and a diverse assortment of vocal or recorded accompaniments. With the addition of Bluetooth wireless connectivity, you can now easily and neatly add backing tracks or other accompaniment to your performances, jams, and practice sessions.

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