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Martin 0018 Steel String Guitar Natural, 1950

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Listed: 30/07/2021

Martin 0018 Steel String Guitar Natural, 1950

Here is a lovely Martin 0018 steel string guitar built during April of 1950, very glossy and having had a neck reset for great playability! As an ’18’ style model, the Martin 0018 construction features a Spruce top (Sitka since the early 1940’s) and Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck. The bridge, fingerboard and head plate are Rosewood – and as this guitar was built before 1967, that means Brazilian Rosewood.

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Hamer Monaco Super Pro Amber Burst, 2012

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Listed: 29/07/2021

Hamer Monaco Super Pro Amber Burst, 2012

The Hamer Monaco Super Pro was built in the USA from 2002 to 2012 as a single cutaway, chambered solidbody with a figured Maple cap on a Mahogany slab body. The neck is Mahogany, with an Indian Rosewood fingerboard and 25.5 inch scale length. For hardware, Schaller tuners are used, and a standard Tune-o-Matic bridge and stop tailpiece combination. Seymour Duncan custom pickups run through a pickup selector, master volume and two tone controls.

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Gibson Country Western Model Natural, 1957

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Listed: 29/07/2021

Gibson Country Western Model Natural, 1957

The Gibson Country Western Model debuted in 1955 as a miracle of rebranding – it is the classic Gibson SJ-N, Southern Jumbo Natural, with a new label! The SJ-N appeared in 1942, became the Country Western in 1955,  was again renamed the SJ-N in 1960,  and  finally dubbed the SJ Country Western in 1962.   The model was discontinued in 1977. The Gibson Country Western model, like the SJ-N, pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck.

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🚩SALE • Gibson Flying V 2017 T Ebony NOS

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Listed: 29/07/2020

🚩SALE • Gibson Flying V 2017 T Ebony NOS

Originally released in 1958 the Flying V introduced a radical and futuristic body shape which became an iconic staple of rock and roll and heavy metal! The Gibson Flying V 2017 T pays tribute to design features that became common place through the 70’s while using alternate woods such as Grenadillo for the fretboard. The Gibson Flying V 2017 T uses a large double wing mahogany body attached to a slim taper mahogany neck, which is very fast playing with the ultimate access to the upper frets due to the body design. There is really no body mass getting in the way of your hand when reaching for the highest notes.

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Martin Custom D42 Madagascar Rosewood Amberburst, 2006

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Listed: 28/07/2021

Martin Custom D42 Madagascar Rosewood Amberburst, 2006

The Martin Custom line offers, as the name suggests, a wide range of options. This is a Martin Custom with  mostly D42 style appointments.  A D-45 style ‘Alternative Torch’ headstock inlay is used in place of the normal ‘C F Martin’ logo.  This particular guitar was built as part of  Martin’s 2006 ‘1833’ Series. 

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Collings CJ GSB Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 2006

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Listed: 28/07/2021

Collings CJ GSB Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 2006

The Collings CJ GSB is a fantastic instrument, taking cues from classic slope-shouldered dreadnought models and far surpassing them in build and materials quality. The CJ stands for “Collings Jumbo” while the “GSB” means that this guitar has both a German Spruce top and a Sunburst finish, two of the basic options for this model.

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Gibson ES175D Cutaway Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1968

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Listed: 27/07/2021

Gibson ES175D Cutaway Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1968

The Gibson ES175D Double Pickup Cutaway Archtop was one of the most popular instruments for the working jazz guitarist, from its introduction in 1953 until its recent discontinuation. The 175 was built of Maple laminates, to reduce both feedback and prices. Joe Pass, Kenny Burrell, Joe Diorio, Toots Thielmans, Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino, Herb Ellis, Howard Roberts, Jimmy Raney, Pat Metheny – all at one time in their careers played and recorded with the venerable Gibson ES175D. 

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Larrivee OM09 Indian Rosewood Natural, 2001

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Listed: 27/07/2021

Larrivee OM09 Indian Rosewood Natural, 2001

The Larrivée OM09 is based on the classic Orchestra Model guitars that first appeared in the opening days of the 1930’s as banjo players migrated to guitar but found they needed access to more frets. These models provide a well-balanced tonal representation throughout the harmonic range with plenty of volume, making them ideal for fingerstyles or strumming. This Larrivée OM09 was built during 2001 at the Larrivée shop in Oxnard, California. It’s in overall good condition with a few small dents on the top edge of the headstock, and a lacquer crack along the center seam below the bridge.

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National Dueco Silver 12 Fret Triolian Resophonic Guitar

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Listed: 22/07/2021

National Dueco Silver 12 Fret Triolian Resophonic Guitar

The National Dueco Silver 12 Fret Triolian Resophonic Guitar model is a re-creation of an almost lost art. The frosted finish effect found on some pre-WWII National guitars was the result of an additive to Duco finish, creating a random crystalline pattern. The effect was uncontrollable and no two finishes are the same.

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National Thunderbox M-14T Revolver Resophonic Guitar

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Listed: 28/11/2016

National Thunderbox M-14T Revolver Resophonic Guitar

The National M-14T Thunderbox is the latest version of National’s standard M-14. The newly improved M-14T features a 4″ deep body, improving the low end response and creating a louder, punchier instrument. The National M-14T Thunderbox body is composed of laminate top and back, and solid mahogany sides. This instrument also features a mahogany neck, ebony fretboard and mother-of-pearl position markers.

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National M1 Tricone Wood Body Resophonic Guitar

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Listed: 22/07/2021

National M1 Tricone Wood Body Resophonic Guitar

The wood body National M-1 Tricone, like its close relative the M-1 Cutaway, blends the unmistakable sound of a tricone with the warmth of wood, and has a lighter weight as a bonus. Outfitted with National’s new-alloy cones and aluminum T-bridge, the National M-1 uses a mahogany laminate for the body, with solid mahogany for the neck and ebony for the bound fingerboard. The cover-plate is steel, and is hand-painted to match the colour tone of the top woods.

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Collings I35DLXS Thinline Custom Single Pickup Cherry, 2008

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Listed: 21/07/2021

Collings I35DLXS Thinline Custom Single Pickup Cherry, 2008

Here’s a real beauty – a Collings I35DLXS Thinline Custom with a carved, solid Flame Maple top and single Lollar Imperial pickup in the neck position. This  wonderful example was originally custom ordered through The Twelfth Fret during 2008, and has been used professionally. An interesting note about its use and condition is that  it’s really only been used in a seated position. Collings supplied a pair of strap pins, which are in the Ameritage case, but as part of the custom order did not drill holes for them or install them.  

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