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Larrivee OM-60 SH Orchestra Model Acoustic Guitar, 2005

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Listed: 20/09/2018

Larrivee OM-60 SH Orchestra Model Acoustic Guitar, 2005

This example of the Larrivee OM-60 SH dates to January 14, 2005 and was built at the Larrivee shop in Oxnard, California. It is in good shape, but it has been used as intended and over the years has required some repairs. There are two repaired and cleated cracks in the top. There is a bit of finish chipping and marking, mostly around the edges. Fret wear is moderate, and mostly in the lower positions. However, it plays very well and sounds great.

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New! Collings OM1A Julian Lage Signature Guitar, 2018

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Listed: 20/09/2018

New! Collings OM1A Julian Lage Signature Guitar, 2018

This Collings OM1 A Julian Lage signature model, using the A for Adirondack Spruce top option, is an exceptional guitar and was the last collaboration by Bill Collings before his death in 2017. Based on Lange’s original 1939 000-18, the Collings OM1-JL uses traditional materials – spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck, and ebony for the fingerboard, headplate and bridge. The nut and saddle are bone. The  tuners are by Waverly, and work very well.   On this guitar, the neck is carved to match Lange’s.

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Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Super Sport HardTail Trans Red, 2016

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Listed: 19/09/2018

Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Super Sport HardTail Trans Red, 2016

Here we have an Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Super Sport Hard Tail from 2016, in Trans Red with matching headstock! These use the proven combination of a maple cap on a basswood body and maple neck, with a pair of DiMarzio humbuckers. This example is in great condition, with just the lightest markings on the polyester finish. Wear is completely minimal, and the asymmetric neck feels great. The original hard shell case is included.

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Gregory Byers Classical Guitar Brazilian, 2011

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Listed: 16/07/2018

Gregory Byers Classical Guitar Brazilian, 2011

A Gregory Byers Classical guitar is rare to see on the used market. He generally builds as many as twelve guitars per year, to order. His instruments are usually built one at a time, allowing Byers to give maximum attention to each specific guitar. Byers builds single top guitars (as opposed to double top), though he does use other techniques such as the ‘Elevated Fingerboard’ which really involves the top dropping down towards the heel.

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Fender Esquire Solidbody Guitar Blonde, 1967

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Listed: 19/09/2018

Fender Esquire Solidbody Guitar Blonde, 1967

The Fender Esquire was the single pickup version of Leo Fender’s groundbreaking guitar, and appeared in 1950 with the short-lived Broadcaster, soon renamed Telecaster after a copyright notice from Gretsch, who used that name on a drum line. Structurally, they are virtually identical – many Esquires use Telecaster bodies and necks. The differences between the Esquire and Telecaster revolve around the single pickup. The pickguard is not cut, and the 3-way switch wiring provides a setting with a capacitor-resistor network simulating a neck pickup.

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❗️SALE❗️ Gretsch G6112TCB-WF Limited Edition Falcon Jr. White, 2016

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Listed: 19/09/2018

❗️SALE❗️ Gretsch G6112TCB-WF Limited Edition Falcon Jr. White, 2016

This Gretsch G6112TCB-WF Limited Edition Falcon Jr. in Vintage White, is a great little guitar and is a new model. Blending influences from three sources – the classic Gretsch White Falcon, the Jet body design, and the new Gretsch Players models. Aside from being very flashy, this is a great playing and sounding guitar.
Every once in a while, something built as a promotional item for an industry trade show really takes off, gets more intention than expected and is put into production. This was the case with the 1954 Gretsch White Falcon, intended to show off the elegance and quality of the Gretsch electric archtop line at the 1954 NAMM trade show in California.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Schecter Nick Johnston USA Signature Guitar Atomic Snow, 2018

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Listed: 18/09/2018

‼️Reduced‼️ Schecter Nick Johnston USA Signature Guitar Atomic Snow, 2018

Here is a very nice Schecter Nick Johnston USA Signature guitar, built in Sun Valley, California during 2018 – this guitar is nearly new! Nick Johnston is an instrumental guitar player from Toronto with a melodic soul. Most known for his guitar work on youtube with over 50,000 subscribers, and clinics for guitar companies and brands all around the world. His new instrumental album Remarkably Human has reached over a million views on Youtube.
Nick Johnston has played with some of the best modern instrumental artists, including Animals As Leaders, Polyphia, Keith Merrow, and Jeff Loomis just to name a few.

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Rickenbacker 620/12 Left Handed Solid Body Electric Metallic Blue, 2005

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Listed: 18/09/2018

Rickenbacker 620/12 Left Handed Solid Body Electric Metallic Blue, 2005

This very clean Left Handed Rickenbacker 620/12 in metallic blue, a custom colour available in 2005. This example was built during the 19th week of 2005 at Rickenbacker in Santa Ana, California – so between May 9 and May 15, 2005. This guitar is in great condition with only a couple of very slight marks, and is fully complete with case candy and the original case.

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Gibson J-160E Steel String Acoustic Electric Sunburst, 1966

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Listed: 18/09/2018

Gibson J-160E Steel String Acoustic Electric Sunburst, 1966

The Gibson J-160E is one of the most recognisable steel string guitars, due largely to a series of recordings and performances during the early 1960s by The Beatles. Both John Lennon and George Harrison had J-160E models, while McCartney used an Epiphone Texan strung as left handed. Though it looks a lot like the traditional classic J-45 round shoulder dreadnought, the Gibson J-160E has major structural differences. First, because the design goal was to reduce feedback at high stage volumes, the guitar body is entirely laminate, including the top. Rather than X-braced, the top is strongly Ladder braced.

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Reduced! Fibenare Basic Jazz Single Cut Standard Amber Burst, 2012 REDUCED

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Listed: 30/07/2018

Reduced!  Fibenare Basic Jazz Single Cut Standard Amber Burst, 2012 REDUCED

Fibenare guitars originated during 1998 in the Budapest, Hungary shop of the Benedek brothers. These fine instruments are now distributed worldwide and the Fibenare booths at the major trade shows draw significant interest.

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Alhambra 5P Classical Guitar Conservatory Series

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Listed: 18/09/2018

Alhambra 5P Classical Guitar Conservatory Series

The Alhambra 5P uses traditional Spanish construction methods, tying the body and neck together. This model features full body and scale size, Cedar or Spruce top, Laminate Rosewood back, sides, solid Rosewood bridge and headplate, an Ebony-reinforced Mahogany neck with Ebony for the fingerboard.  The use of laminate Rosewood for the back and sides increases stability for the guitar in the situations a student will encounter, without sacrificing much tone.  

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Gibson L-7 Archtop Acoustic Guitar Sunburst Refinish, 1947

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Listed: 17/09/2018

Gibson L-7 Archtop Acoustic Guitar Sunburst Refinish, 1947

Like its more expensive sibling, the Gibson L-7 used a carved Spruce top, carved Maple back, with a Maple neck and Mahogany neck. The L-7 used Rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. At the time this 1947 L-7 was built and into the 1950’s, ‘Rosewood’ meant ‘Brazilian Rosewood’. At this point, the inlays were the double-parallelogram design, still found on many models. The body is a full 17 inches across – it is a big guitar – but the scale length is standard Gibson 24.75 inches.

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