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Breedlove Cascade Mandolin Natural 2008

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Listed: 17/05/2019

Breedlove Cascade Mandolin Natural 2008

This Breedlove Cascade is likely named for the Cascade Mountains, a range that passes through Northern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. It is perhaps a modified “A style” design, where the lower part of the body is teardrop shaped and the upper part has truncated horns, somewhat suggesting an “F style”. The body is built with Sitka Spruce for the carved, F-hole top, and flamed Maple for the sides, neck and carved back.

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Karol Baritone Cutaway Acoustic Guitar Cedar and Walnut, 2013

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Listed: 16/05/2019

Karol Baritone Cutaway Acoustic Guitar Cedar and Walnut, 2013

This Karol Baritone example dates to 2013, and features a Cedar top with figured Walnut for the sides and back, Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the bridge, head plate and bound fingerboard. The distinctive inlays, a K at the headstock, and a dragonfly at the octave fret, are executed in Mother of Pearl and Paua shell.

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Collings I-35LC Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 2005

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Listed: 16/05/2019

Collings I-35LC Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 2005

The Collings I-35LC uses a custom Maple laminate for the body with a solid Maple center block mated to a Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard. Current versions of this model have bound fingerboards, but on this 2005 model the fingerboard is unbound.

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Epiphone John Lennon Revolution Casino 1803 of 1965 Natural, 2006

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Listed: 16/05/2019

Epiphone John Lennon Revolution Casino 1803 of 1965 Natural, 2006

This Epiphone John Lennon model was favoured by a number of prominent British guitarists during the early-mid 1960s, notably Keith Richards and three members of the Beatles. While both Paul McCartney and George Harrison had personal Casinos, John Lennon’s 1965 model is better known, especially in its stripped-down form.

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Gibson Flying V Black, 1993

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Listed: 16/05/2019

Gibson Flying V Black, 1993

The Gibson Flying V was introduced in 1958 as part of an effort by Ted McCarty to modernize Gibson’s reputation with futuristic designs, along with the Explorer and the only-prototyped Moderne. While a few prominent players immediately picked up the Flying V, it was not popular and production ceased by 1959. During 1963, a few were built from leftover parts, but the two initial 1958 production batches totaled around 80 instruments.

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Witkowski ST7 7 String Electric Guitar, 2009

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Listed: 15/05/2019

Witkowski ST7 7 String Electric Guitar, 2009

This Witkowski ST7 bolt-on 7 string electric is built with a Framire body paired with a Birdseye Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard. Hardware is straightforward – locking Schaller tuners, a hard tail Strat-type 7-saddle bridge, a pair of Seymour Duncan humbuckers, a 5 way switch and master volume and tone controls.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson The Paul Standard Solidbody Walnut, 1979

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Listed: 25/03/2019

‼️Reduced‼️  Gibson The Paul Standard Solidbody Walnut, 1979

The Gibson ‘The Paul Standard’ was one of two distinct models developed from the FireBrand series – ‘The Paul’ and ‘The SG’. The Paul Standard featured a solid Walnut body paired with a Mahogany neck and Ebony fingerboard, while the Deluxe model had a Mahogany body. ‘The Paul’ was built from 1978-1982, while the all-Walnut ‘The SG’ was only available during 1979.

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Taylor 812ce 12 Fret Cutaway Steel String

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Listed: 14/05/2019

Taylor 812ce 12 Fret Cutaway Steel String

The Taylor 812ce 12 Fret Cutaway Steel String is a very good sounding guitar and demonstrates the added projection and sustain from the new V-Class bracing pattern.  Starting from the Grand Concert design, a soft Venetian cutaway is added, and the body is built using a Sitka Spruce top paired with traditional Indian Rosewood for the back and sides.  The 12-fret neck is Mahogany, with Ebony used for the headplate, bridge,  and bound fingerboard. 

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Gibson Les Paul Studio Joe Bonamassa Signature Gold Top, 2011

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Listed: 14/05/2019

Gibson Les Paul Studio Joe Bonamassa Signature Gold Top, 2011

Between 2011 and 2013, Gibson built a number of Les Paul Studio Joe Bonamassa Signature models, featuring late 1950’s dimensions, a Gold Top finish, and BurstBucker pickups. As a Studio model, it keeps the core Les Paul design features, but doesn’t have some of the trim – specifically body and neck binding.The Gibson Les Paul Studio Joe Bonamassa Signature starts with the Maple capped Mahogany body and Mahogany set neck that has defined the Les Paul since 1952. The neck profile is a rounded D, 1959-style shape.

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Ashley Leanne Classical Guitar, 2015

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Listed: 14/05/2019

Ashley Leanne Classical Guitar, 2015

The Ashley Leanne Classical guitar dates to 2015 and is in overall very good condition. It features mostly traditional Spanish classical construction, including a ‘slipper foot’ heel, where the heel block receives two cuts that the sides slot into; the back extends over the bottom of the heel forming a cap. This guitar also has a port on the bass upper side, and the heel construction can be clearly seen through the port.

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Gibson Les Paul Junior Sunburst, 1957

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Listed: 13/05/2019

Gibson Les Paul Junior Sunburst, 1957

Originally built between 1954 and 1963, the Gibson Les Paul Junior was marketed as the entry level Les Paul model, with a slab Mahogany body and a single P-90 pickup.Simple and straightforward, the Gibson Les Paul Junior found its place in many aspiring rock bands and provided a thick, no-nonsense tone.Construction is basic; a piece of Mahogany with a set-in Mahogany neck bearing a Rosewood fingerboard.

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Yamaha Grand Concert FC10 Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1983

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Listed: 13/05/2019

Yamaha Grand Concert FC10 Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1983

The Yamaha Grand Concert FC10 was part of Yamaha’s efforts to create top quality classical and flamenco guitars, an effort that began in the mid 1960s. At that point, Yamaha arranged for three luthiers – Hiroshi Harada, Hideyuki Ezaki and Toshio Kato, to learn from Spanish master Eduardo Ferrer.  Ferrer subsequently travelled repeatedly to Japan to aid in the production setup.

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