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Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst, 1988

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Listed: 13/11/2019

Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst, 1988

Gibson has reissued the Les Paul Standard Sunburst in its 1958 form several times, and here’s a nice one that dates to 1988 and carries Tom Holmes pickups.

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Furch Rainbow Grand Concert Rosewood, 2018

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Listed: 13/11/2019

Furch Rainbow Grand Concert Rosewood, 2018

Here we have a nearly new Furch Rainbow Grand Concert with Alpine Spruce top and Indian Rosewood for the back and sides, built during 2018 in Velké Němčice, south of Brno in the Czech Republic. The Furch Rainbow Grand Concert is a product of the Rainbow series, which allows customers to specify many elements of a guitar by stepping through a ‘guitar configurator’ applet.

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Collings D2H GVN Dreadnought Natural 2016

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Listed: 13/11/2019

Collings D2H GVN Dreadnought Natural 2016

Based on the classic square shoulder dreadnoughts that have been dominant since their introduction in the 1930’s, the Collings D2H GVN starts with the standard D2H. This example adds a German spruce top, a “Vintage Now” neck profile and “No Tongue Brace”. The sides, back and headplate are Indian Rosewood, with Mahogany for the body blocks and neck and Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge. Because it’s an D2H, it has Herringbone top purfling and a ‘zipper’ back strip. Tuners are Waverly open-gear models.

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G W Barry Mod C CW Malaysian Blackwood with Arm Rest, 2019 (Pre-Sold)

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Listed: 13/11/2019

G W Barry Mod C CW Malaysian Blackwood with Arm Rest, 2019 (Pre-Sold)

The G W Barry Mod C CW is a variation on G.W. Barry’s Concert Model. It has the same body depth and outline but with a quarter inch removed from the entire perimeter — effectively making it a guitar with a 15 1/2 inch wide lower bout. This creates a very comfortable body size, closer to a traditional OM, with a well balanced tone that retains strong bottom end fundamentals.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Harald Petersen Model C Classical Guitar, 1971

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Listed: 12/06/2019

‼️Reduced‼️ Harald Petersen Model C Classical Guitar, 1971

Here we have a Harald Petersen Model C classical guitar, dated to 1971 – this was two years after Harald’s death, this guitar was completed by his sons. The label indicates this, not bearing Harald’s signature – it reads “Ta PH Petersen”. Following the Hauser style, it pairs a Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the back,sides, bridge and body binding, with Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard.

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Dobro Model 66S Squareneck OMI Sandblast Sunburst, 1975

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Listed: 12/11/2019

Dobro Model 66S Squareneck OMI Sandblast Sunburst, 1975

Here we’re looking at an unusual guitar, the Dobro Model 66s, a wood bodied, single cone resophonic guitar with round sound holes and square neck. Its unique feature is the finish. The guitar was first given a standard Sunburst, then many extra coats of a tinted lacquer, and then that was sandblasted into a ‘French Scroll’ design. This Dobro Model 66s example dates to 1975 and was built at Huntington Beach, California.

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Fender Jazzmaster 65 Reissue Ice Blue Metallic, 2014

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Listed: 11/11/2019

Fender Jazzmaster 65 Reissue Ice Blue Metallic, 2014

The Fender Jazzmaster 65 is part of the American Vintage series, and this 2014 model is dressed in a custom Ice Blue Metallic with matching headstock! Introduced in 1958, the Jazzmaster was aimed directly at Gibson’s market – jazz players who wanted the extra warmth of a rosewood fingerboard, and lower output and mellower, or less bright, pickups.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Standard Fretted Bass, 1999

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Listed: 04/07/2019

‼️Reduced‼️ Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Standard Fretted Bass, 1999

The Turner Renaissance RB4 Standard is one of three trim levels for three RB versions – with 4, 5 or 6 strings, and fretted or unfretted. These are a chambered design, the Standard with Cedar top, and Walnut for the sides and back. The bridge is Rosewood with Bone saddle.

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‼️Reduced‼️ 2002 Pedro de Miguel Flamenco Blanca Guitar

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Listed: 19/01/2017

‼️Reduced‼️ 2002 Pedro de Miguel Flamenco Blanca Guitar

Pedro de Miguel refers to Pedro Perez and Miguel Rodriguez, who apprenticed with Ramirez in Madrid, Spain, becoming master craftsmen under Jose Ramirez III. Here we have a 2002 Pedro de Miguel Flamenco Blanca guitar. It is built in a mostly traditional manner, with the Spanish heel construction where the sides slot into the neck. However, it does not use traditional Flamenco pegs, but standard angled classical tuners, and this is a very practical improvement.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson Super 400 Archtop Guitar Natural, 1948

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Listed: 21/08/2019

‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson Super 400 Archtop Guitar Natural, 1948

The Gibson Super 400 features a large body – 18 inches wide – with a solid, carved Spruce top, Figured Maple sides, solid, carved Figured Maple back and a Maple neck with, at this point, an multi-bound Ebony fingerboard. In 1949, Rosewood was used for Super 400 fingerboards. The bridge is also Ebony.   Here, the top is braced with parallel tone bars, but some years had an X brace system.  

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Gibson J160E Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1956

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Listed: 07/11/2019

Gibson J160E Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1956

Introduced in 1954 and intended as a companion to the then-new Les Paul solidbody, the Gibson J160E was one of the first mass production electrified steel string guitars. This model was discontinued in 1979, and is occasionally re-issued. One of the greatest contributors to the success of this model was a 1962 model’s appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, in the hands of one John Lennon. That was The Beatles first US performance, and made all their gear quite popular.

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