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Gibson 1950s J50 Antique Natural, 2000

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Listed: 02/09/2021

Gibson 1950s J50 Antique Natural, 2000

Here’s a great condition Gibson 1950s J50 in Antique Natural, built during June of 2000 at Gibson Acoustic in beautiful Bozeman, Montana. The Gibson J50 was introduced in 1947, as the end of WW2 allowed access to more and better materials. The J-50 was marketed as a ‘blonde’ or natural finish version of the very successful J-45, itself introduced in 1942, and carried a higher price.

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Larrivee L03R Recording Series Rosewood

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Listed: 02/09/2021

Larrivee L03R Recording Series Rosewood

Part of the Larrivee Recording series, the Larrivee L03R is an American made instrument with excellent craftsmanship, tone and value. Back in the early seventies a young Jean-Claude Larrivee created the L body shape which has become a staple of the Larrivee guitar line. This body shape is similar to a classical body design and features a Symmetrical Parabolic X-Bracing pattern.

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Taylor Custom TF Grand Concert Adirondack and Indian Rosewood, 2014

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Listed: 01/09/2021

Taylor Custom TF Grand Concert Adirondack and Indian Rosewood, 2014

Here is a very nice Taylor Custom TF from July 2014, with the TF representing a Twelve Fret Neck. This was an early iteration of this model, including a 12-fret neck, Grand Concert body, Adirondack Spruce top and Indian Rosewood sides and back with an Ebony back wedge. For this Taylor Custom TF, a Grand Concert body with a rounded Venetian cutaway was specified with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back, and Adirondack Spruce for the top and braces.

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Gibson ES175T Thinline Archtop Electric Wine Red, 1976

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Listed: 01/09/2021

Gibson ES175T Thinline Archtop Electric Wine Red, 1976

The Gibson ES175T is based on the classic full bodied ES175, but with sides just over half the thickness. This model appeared in Gibson Catalogs from 1976 to 1979. Before being discontinued, approximately 333 were shipped in the Wine Red finish seen here, Natural, and Sunburst. Sporting a single Florentine (pointed) cutaway, the Gibson ES175T has some visual similarities to other models, like the ES125TDC, except that it has higher grade appointments and hardware.

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National Estralita Deluxe Resonator

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Listed: 31/08/2021

National Estralita Deluxe Resonator

The National Estralita Deluxe resonator guitar has been the most popular wood body National over the past decade, evolving from the Jazz-Blues model. It’s very full sounding with lots of volume, and playing it will really open it up. National biscuit cones have a ‘break in’ period of several hundred hours of playing; they start out sounding really good and quickly head towards sounding really great.

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Fender Eric Johnson Virginia ’54 Stratocaster Sunburst

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Listed: 31/08/2021

Fender Eric Johnson Virginia '54 Stratocaster Sunburst

Here we have the new Fender Eric Johnson Virginia ’54 Stratocaster! Part of the new ‘Stories collection’, this model duplicates Eric Johnson’s 1954 Strat including the modifications he had made over years of use. The Fender EJ Virginia Stratocaster at first glance appears like many others, but a closer look reveals significant differences. Most US-made Fender bodies, especially during the 1950’s, were built of Alder or Swamp Ash.

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⚌Reduced‼ Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1947

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Listed: 26/11/2020

⚌Reduced‼ Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1947

This Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe was built around 1947 based on the middle-position pickup type and location, control layout and the serial number. The serial is ‘75194’ with the 75 being a prefix for this model and the ‘194’ its production rank; this serial scheme was used from 1944 to 1950. The top is Laminate Spruce, the back and sides Laminate Maple and the neck a five piece layup of Maple and Walnut.

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Gibson ES125TC Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1969

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Listed: 25/08/2021

Gibson ES125TC Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1969

Here is a nicely preserved Gibson ES125TC thin body archtop.  This guitar has both a single cutaway and single dog-ear P-90 pickup, and was built during 1969 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In Gibson’s naming system, the ES stands for Electric Spanish – Spanish referring to the way the guitar is held and played – a 125 model, with the T meaning Thinline and the C denoting a cutaway.   The other version of this guitar has two pickups and is the ES125 TDC.  

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Ibanez SDB1 Iceman ‘Sharlee D’Angelo’ Bass Flat Black, 2008

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Listed: 30/08/2021

Ibanez SDB1 Iceman 'Sharlee D'Angelo' Bass Flat Black, 2008

Introduced in 2008 and built until 2011, the Ibanez SDB1 is the signature model for Sharlee D’Angelo of the Swedish Metal band Arch Enemy, based on the Iceman body shape and available in Flat Black! The SDB1 was replaced in 2012 by the SDB2 and in 2013 by the current SDB3, in Flat White. Here we’re looking at a great condition, first year Ibanez SDB1 built during June of 2008 at the Cor-Tek plant in Ngoro, Mojokerto Indonesia.

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⚌Reduced‼ Anderson Classic with Power Bridge 3 Colour Burst, 2001

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Listed: 25/08/2021

⚌Reduced‼ Anderson Classic with Power Bridge 3 Colour Burst, 2001

he Anderson Classic is one of the best versions of the S-Style guitar, built to very high standards with top quality parts. This 3- colour sunburst example dates to 2001, sports an Anderson / Fishman Vintage Tremolo Power Bridge and comes with a (now discontinued) Fishman PowerBlend pedal piezo preamp.  The tuners are short-post models with top-mount locks; the locks can be operated with a tool like a dime or quarter.   This guitar was factory set up with the Buzz Feiten system. 

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Charvel ProMod DK24 HSH 2PT CM Mahogany, Natural

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Listed: 24/08/2021

Charvel ProMod DK24 HSH 2PT CM Mahogany, Natural

The Charvel ProMod DK24 HSH is another variation in the Pro-Mod Dinky line, delivering a top quality instrument at a reasonable price. It features a nicely contoured Mahogany body paired with a Caramelized Maple neck, gold plated hardware and an HSH (Humbucker – Single Coil – Humbucker) pickup configuration.

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Gibson ESDT335 Thinline Archtop Lightburst, 2004

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Listed: 23/08/2021

Gibson ESDT335 Thinline Archtop Lightburst, 2004

Here’s a very nicely figured and very good condition Gibson ESDT335 in Lightburst finish, built during 2094 at the now-closed Gibson Memphis plant. The Gibson ESDT335 is a slight variation on the standard ES-335, with the ‘ES’ standing as always for ‘Electric Spanish’. ‘Spanish’ refers to how the guitar is held and played, with one of the few other primary designations being ‘EH’ for ‘Electric Hawaiian’

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