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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Memphis ES-345 1964 Reissue Sea Foam Green, 2016

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Listed: 03/10/2022

⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Memphis ES-345 1964 Reissue Sea Foam Green, 2016

Here we have an excellent condition Gibson Memphis 1964 ES-345 Reissue in an unusual Sea Foam Green finish, built during 2016. The full name of this model is “ES456416SGNH1”, which translates to “Gibson Memphis 1964 ES-345 Reissue – Sea Foam Green”. The Gibson ES-345 and the top of the line ES-355 were introduced in 1959, following the very successful launch of the innovative, semi-solid thinline ES-335.

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⚌Reduced‼ Fender Thinline Telecaster Olympic White, 1998

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Listed: 27/09/2022

⚌Reduced‼   Fender Thinline Telecaster Olympic White, 1998

The Fender Thinline Telecaster was introduced in 1969 as a design by Roger Rossmeisl, who had done major work for Rickenbacker. There have been a few versions of this model, and this particular 1998 example seems to me one of the best ever.

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⚌Reduced‼ Brian Moore DC/1P Custom Shop Sea Foam Green, 2001

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Listed: 27/09/2022

⚌Reduced‼ Brian Moore DC/1P Custom Shop Sea Foam Green, 2001

This is a Brian Moore DC/1P Custom Shop with a fabulous quilted top and Sea Foam Green finish, built during 2001 in LaGrange, New York. Based on the classic single-cut design, the Brian Moore DC/1P features a carved, Quilted Maple cap on a Mahogany body, a Mahogany set neck, Indian Rosewood fingerboard with custom Mother of Pearl inlays, Maple bindings, Quilted Maple head plate and gold plated hardware.

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Gibson Kalamazoo Award Archtop Guitar Natural, 1980

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Listed: 24/11/2022

Gibson Kalamazoo Award Archtop Guitar Natural, 1980

The Gibson Kalamazoo Award was originally designed and built by Gibson craftsman Wilbur Fuller as a completely hand-tuned archtop using the finest materials available. It is a spectacular demonstration of the skills involved in building a top-rank archtop guitar. This example dates to October 3rd, 1980 and was built in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is in exceptional condition with wear limited to light fret wear in the lower positions.

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Ramirez Model 1a Tradicional Cedar 665mm, 1980

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Listed: 24/11/2022

Ramirez Model 1a Tradicional Cedar 665mm, 1980

The Ramirez Model 1a Tradicional, seen here with a Red Cedar top, has been a benchmark of top quality classical and flamenco guitars for over half a century. The 1a designation technically refers to the quality of the materials and workmanship, but has become associated with the Tradicional model.

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Ramirez 1a Spruce, 1986

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Listed: 24/11/2022

Ramirez 1a Spruce, 1986

The Ramirez 1a or Tradicional, seen here with a Spruce top, has for been a benchmark of top quality classical and flamenco guitars for over half a century. The 1a designation technically refers to the quality of the materials and workmanship, but has become associated with the Tradicional model.

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Rickenbacker 360 JetGlo, 2004

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Listed: 23/11/2022

Rickenbacker 360 JetGlo, 2004

The Rickenbacker 360 is an iconic instrument originally designed by Roger Rossmeisl in 1958 as a flat-topped, thin hollow body model with top and back binding. Halfway through 1964, the Rickenbacker 360 gained a New Style body to further differentiate the 360 from the 330. The New Style body is Maple, but has a chambered top with very rounded edges and integrated sides.

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Yamaha GC-30A no.829 Grand Concert Brazilian Classical, 1982

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Listed: 17/11/2022

Yamaha GC-30A no.829 Grand Concert Brazilian Classical, 1982

This Yamaha GC-30A no.829 Grand Concert Brazilian Classical, dating to 1982, reflects the upper end of Yamaha guitar production in a concert grade instrument, featuring a pairing of a Red Cedar top and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. This fine instrument was built during 1982 at the Yamaha home facility in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture and is signed by master luthier Mr. Toshio Kato. The GC or ‘Grand Concert’ line was conceived during the mid 1960s, when Yamaha arranged for three luthiers – Hiroshi Harada, Hideyuki Ezaki and Toshio Kato – to learn from Spanish master Eduardo Ferrer.

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Jerry Farrell Classical Guitar No.57, 2007

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Listed: 16/11/2022

Jerry Farrell Classical Guitar No.57, 2007

This Jerry Farrell Classical guitar, No.57, starts with the Hauser style and a traditional Spanish construction pattern, with a Red Cedar top and Indian Rosewood for the sides, back, and bridge. The neck is Cedrilla or Spanish Cedar as used on many Spanish built classical and flamenco guitars, and the slightly crowned fingerboard is Ebony.

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Eminence Portable Upright Bass

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Listed: 16/11/2022

Eminence Portable Upright Bass

Here’s something we see rarely – the Eminence Portable Upright Bass! This innovative instrument brings the tone and response of an upright bass into a foldable format, with the case not much bigger than a set of golf clubs. The Eminence Portable Upright is an acoustic / electric instrument, and takes lessons learned from the early days of electric guitar development when archtops were adapted with pickups. It was quickly discovered that electrifying traditional ‘solid wood’ construction has downsides, particularly in terms of feedback as volumes rise (as they will!).

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Fender ’59 P-Bass Closet Classic Translucent White, 2001

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Listed: 16/11/2022

Fender '59 P-Bass Closet Classic Translucent White, 2001

The Fender ’59 P-Bass Closet Classic was built as a part of the Custom Shop’s ‘Time Machine’ series, which includes ‘bought and stored’ to ‘heavily reliced’ replicas.

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Gibson J-50 ADJ Slope Shoulder Natural, 1968

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Listed: 15/11/2022

Gibson J-50 ADJ Slope Shoulder Natural, 1968

The Gibson J-50 ADJ Slope Shoulder Dreadnought models were produced in tandem with the better known J-45, with the difference being the J-50’s natural vs the J-45’s sunburst top. This sometimes meant that the J-50’s used visually higher grades of Spruce, but the two guitars are otherwise identical.

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