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Lyon & Healy Washburn Oak Parlor Guitar, 1920s

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Listed: 07/04/2020

Lyon & Healy Washburn Oak Parlor Guitar, 1920s

Lyon & Healy Washburn Oak Parlor Guitar, 1920s

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Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite M3 Trans Red, 1992

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Listed: 07/04/2020

Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite M3 Trans Red, 1992

The Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite M3, or M-III was built from 1992 to 1994, and featured an HSH pickup configuration, five way switch plus another toggle, and a lighter weight body.

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Jackson Mark Morton Dominion Pro Black 2018

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Listed: 07/04/2020

Jackson Mark Morton Dominion Pro Black 2018

The Jackson Mark Morton Dominion Pro is a uniquely shaped signature model with a through-neck design, built for fast, precise playing.

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Hirade TH5 Classical Guitar with Pickup, 2010

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Listed: 06/04/2020

Hirade TH5 Classical Guitar with Pickup, 2010

The Hirade TH5 is based on the H5 concert classical guitar, but with a good pickup system and preamp – which very unusually contains a 12AU7 vacuum tube! Here we’re looking at a Hirade TH5 dating to January, 2010 and built at the Takamine / Hirade shop in Sakashita, Japan. It’s in very good clean condition with light wear. This is a good sounding, good playing guitar with the added benefits of a quality pickup and preamp. The original brown Takamine hard shell case is included.

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Oahu Style 71K Hawaiian Squareneck Guitar, 1935

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Listed: 06/04/2020

Oahu Style 71K Hawaiian Squareneck Guitar, 1935

Built during the mid 1930s, the Oahu Style 71K Hawaiian square neck guitar expressed the popularity of Hawaiian music and steel guitar. Oahu was perfectly placed as they were also a major music publisher. This Oahu Style 71K Hawaiian square neck was likely built by Kay around 1935, and features a solid Spruce top, X-braced, with laminate Maple for the sides and back. The neck is Mahogany, with Rosewood used for the bridge and the bound fingerboard. The finish is Sunburst, executed in nitrocellulose lacquer, and sports an elaborate gold-coloured, stencil design on the top.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Kay ‘TrueTone’ Speed Demon K573 Thinline Sunburst, 1962

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Listed: 17/10/2018

‼️Reduced‼️ Kay 'TrueTone' Speed Demon K573 Thinline Sunburst, 1962

Beyond the TrueTone name, this is a Kay K537 model, with an arched top and back body made of laminated Maple, a bolt on Maple neck with bound Rosewood fingerboard and brass frets, floating Rosewood bridge, trapeze tailpiece, and Kluson Deluxe single-line tuners. The original pickguard is intact and included.

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Guild X170 Archtop Electric Blonde, 1988

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Listed: 06/04/2020

Guild X170 Archtop Electric Blonde, 1988

The Guild X170, also called the ‘Mini Manhattan’ was built from 1985 until 2002 as a fully hollow electric archtop with laminated Maple body, Maple neck and Rosewood fingerboard. Here we’re looking at a Guild X170 dating to late 1988 and built in Westerly, Rhode Island. It’s in very good clean condition with very little wear of any kind. The clear, natural finish is in great shape and nicely shows off the light figuring of the Maple top, back and sides. The neck uses a five-piece construction with three Maple sections separated by two thin Walnut layers.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Ibanez AAF207 7-String Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1997

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Listed: 18/06/2019

‼️Reduced‼️  Ibanez AAF207 7-String Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1997

The body of the Ibanez AAF207 7-String is Maple laminate, as is the case for many professional grade cutaway archtop electrics. On the top, the laminate has an outward layer of Spruce, while it’s Flamed Maple for the sides and back. The neck is a three piece design, with outside layers of Mahogany on a Maple center section, and an Ebony fingerboard with three-piece Abalone and Mother of Pearl position markers. The traditional wooden bridge is Ebony, for both cap and base.   

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National ResoPhonic Revolver Resolectric Guitar

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Listed: 03/04/2019

National ResoPhonic Revolver Resolectric Guitar

Built in San Luis Obispo California, the National Revolver Resolectric blends the resophonic and solidbody electric guitar concepts,to great success.Very similar in design to the ResoLectric, the National Revolver uses a solid Mahogany body that’s routed for the resonator and electric pickups, and a bolt-on Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard. The headplate is a faux pearl covering.

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Furch OOM31 TR Steel String Guitar, Sunburst 2016

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Listed: 03/04/2020

Furch OOM31 TR Steel String Guitar, Sunburst 2016

Here we have a Furch OOM31 TR, deep body Orchestra Model steel string guitar built by Furch during 2016 in Velké Němčice, south of Brno in the Czech Republic. The TR in the model number indicate that the top is made of Aged Sitka Spruce, with Indian Rosewood for the back and sides. The neck is Mahogany with Ebony for the fingerboard bridge and head plate.

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Taylor T5 C2 Koa Slimline Electric, 2006

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Listed: 03/04/2020

Taylor T5 C2 Koa Slimline Electric, 2006

The Taylor T5 C2 Koa is now discontinued but was introduced in 2005 to meet the needs of touring musicians who had to pare back the number of instruments they carried.   Built to simulate the tones and responses of solidbody, semi-hollow and fully acoustic models, the T5 line succeeded in its aims while also looking great on any kind of stage. This Taylor T5 C2 Koa has a serial number dating it to October 10, 2005. It’s built with Sapele for the back and sides, with nicely figured Hawaiian Koa for the top. The neck is also Sapele, with a bound Ebony fingerboard sporting the ‘Spires’ inlay pattern.

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Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean 6119 Thinline Electric Walnut, 1966

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Listed: 02/04/2020

Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean 6119 Thinline Electric Walnut, 1966

Here is a Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean 6119, dating to December of 1966, before the July 31 1967 sale of Gretsch to the Baldwin Piano Company. Introduced in 1958 and built until 1980, the Tennessean started as full size, hollow body and single-pickup, plainer version of the 6120. For 1961, however, Gretsch made dramatic changes to many models and the 6119 gained the new, sealed ElectroTone body and a pair of new single coil HiLo’Tron pickups.

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