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Schecter E1 SLS Elite Through-Neck Electric Black Fade Burst

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Listed: 24/06/2020

Schecter E1 SLS Elite Through-Neck Electric Black Fade Burst

The Schecter E1 SLS Elite is Schecter Guitar Research’s take on the outrageous but instantly recognisable Gibson Explorer style body shape, with some influences from the Ibanez Iceman in the mix. This guitar shape basically screams rock and roll! Their version makes some subtle aesthetic changes to the silhouette but the major differences are in the feature sets and ergonomics. The body is made of swamp ash which is generally a fairly light weight wood. That is important for maintaining a comfortable playing weight with a guitar as large as this.

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Gibson Memphis ES345 64 Reissue Sea Foam Green, 2016

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Listed: 25/06/2020

Gibson Memphis ES345 64 Reissue Sea Foam Green, 2016

Here’s a beauty from the now-closed shop – a Gibson Memphis ES345 64 Reissue thinline archtop electric in an unusual Sea Foam Green finish! This was a limited edition model for the 2016 year. Introduced in 1958 as a midpoint between the groundbreaking ES-335 and upscale ES-355, the Gibson ES-345 featured the same core construction as the two bracketing models. A thinline body built with Maple laminate and a solid Maple center block, routed for pickups, and a Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard are common to the three models (except for the ES355’s Ebony fingerboard with Mother of Pearl block markers).

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Taylor 317 Grand Pacific Slope Shoulder Dreadnought

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Listed: 25/06/2020

Taylor 317 Grand Pacific Slope Shoulder Dreadnought

The new Taylor 317 uses one of the newest body shapes from Taylor guitars, the Grand Pacific. It is a round shoulder dreadnought design, paired with Taylor’s new V class bracing system. This marks a new sound for Taylor guitars inspired by classic acoustic guitar sounds and coupled with the sonic improvements of their V class bracing. The tone is warm with powerful clear bass and round full notes that smoothly blend together to create a unified harmonic voice. These guitars can work exceptionally well as accompaniment to a voice

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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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Gibson SG Standard Tribute Walnut 2019

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Listed: 24/06/2020

Gibson SG Standard Tribute Walnut 2019

The Gibson SG Standard first appeared in 1961 as a radical update to the Les Paul model, and bore the Les Paul name until 1963. This change had two drivers – one, Les Paul himself was not overly fond of the design, and his endorsement association with Gibson was coming to an end, partly due to complications with his divorce from Mary Ford. With the change in name, the Les Paul models disappeared from production until 1968, its resurgence sparked by the combination of that guitar and Marshall stacks as used by British blues-influenced players.

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Gibson R8 Les Paul Tom Murphy Aged Sunburst, 2002

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Listed: 24/06/2020

Gibson R8 Les Paul Tom Murphy Aged Sunburst, 2002

The Gibson R8 reproduces the famed 1958 Les Paul Standard model, the first in the line to include both a sunburst finish and the then-new PAF humbucker pickups. Launched in 1952, the Gibson Les Paul model put a carved Maple cap on a Mahogany slab, and paired that with a Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard and a gold-top finish. The Les Paul custom soon followed, but without the Maple cap – the body was all Mahogany, including the carved top – and with an Ebony fingerboard and Black finish. For 1958, the Les Paul Standard appeared, using the same Maple and Mahogany construction but with a Sunburst finish.

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Gibson Melody Maker Single Cutaway Sunburst, 1960

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Listed: 20/05/2020

Gibson Melody Maker Single Cutaway Sunburst, 1960

Introduced in 1959 as a student model just below the Les Paul Junior, the Gibson Melody Maker wound up in the hands of a number of professional rock guitarists. The Melody Maker was built from 1959 to 1971, in single and double pickup (the Melody Maker D) versions, in full scale and short scale. The original single cutaway model seen here was built until late 1960, then replaced with a double cutaway version. In 1966, the body shape changed to the pointed-horn SG style. In 1971, the line was dropped in favour of the SG-100 and SG-200 models, which lasted one year.

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Charvel Dinky DK24 HH 2PT Black, 2019

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Listed: 24/06/2020

Charvel Dinky DK24 HH 2PT Black, 2019

This Charvel Dinky DK24 features an Alder body, caramelized or ‘roasted’ Maple 24-fret neck,  and Duncan pickups – a Full Shred in the bridge position and 59 at the neck.     The tuners are the original Charvel branded models;  the owner had installed a set of staggered-post tuners, and then re-installed the originals.   This guitar has a great setup and plays extremely well.    

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Taylor T5C2 Custom Walnut Thinline, 2007

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Listed: 20/04/2020

Taylor T5C2 Custom Walnut Thinline, 2007

Here we have a Taylor T5C2 Custom Walnut Top thinline electric, with a pair of humbucking pickups and a concealed Taylor ES system, dating to March 2007. The Taylor T5 has been popular with guitarists who have to fill a variety of musical roles but can’t carry multiple instruments. The mixture of magnetic pickups and acoustic transducers, with Taylor’s Expression System EQ and preamp, make it ideal for filling in for everything from acoustics to electrics.

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Fender American Professional Telecaster Deluxe Shawbucker

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Listed: 23/06/2020

Fender American Professional Telecaster Deluxe Shawbucker

The current Fender American Professional Telecaster Deluxe Shawbucker maintains its heritage while adding a few new modern features. The new Deep C neck profile of the Fender American Professional Telecaster Deluxe adds more mass and an altered geometry that provides a smooth and natural feel that works equally well for chords and single note lines.

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Taylor 712ce 12 Fret Grand Concert Steel String Guitar

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Listed: 23/06/2020

Taylor 712ce 12 Fret Grand Concert Steel String Guitar

Made in El Cajon California, the Taylor 712ce 12 fret is a beautifully compact and comfortable guitar packed with tone enhancing features. The Grand Concert body size is one of Taylor’s smaller body shapes which is very easy to handle but produces a lot of volume and tone for its size. The Taylor 712ce’s 12th fret neck joint shifts the bridge further down the lower bout of the guitar, enhancing midrange and a warmer played-in type of sound. The new V class bracing pattern designed by master luthier Andy Powers helps to boost the overall volume and sustain on this model.

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Art & Lutherie Roadhouse Parlor Bourbon Burst

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Listed: 23/06/2020

Art & Lutherie Roadhouse Parlor Bourbon Burst

One look at the small bodied Art & Lutherie Roadhouse Parlor guitar evokes images of the train hopping or hitch hiking musicians searching for their next stage to play on.  Today this amazingly portable parlor model makes for the perfect cottage, campfire or perhaps just crash on your couch guitar. It has a solid spruce top which aids in the tone production and has a nice balance of warmth and top end sparkle.

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