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Gretsch G5622T Electromatic® Center Block Double-Cut with Bigsby®, Georgia Green

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Listed: 11/10/2018

Gretsch G5622T Electromatic® Center Block Double-Cut with Bigsby®, Georgia Green

This is new, and very nice – a Gretsch G5622T Electromatic® Center Block Double-Cut with Bigsby® in a Georgia Green metallic finish, sporting Super HiLo ‘Tron pickups.

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Gibson ES-175/CC ‘Charlie Christian’ Archtop Electric Sunburst 1979

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Listed: 11/10/2018

Gibson ES-175/CC 'Charlie Christian' Archtop Electric Sunburst 1979

Built in limited numbers at the Kalamazoo plant during 1978 and 1979, the Gibson ES-175/CC is based on the venerable ES-175 cutaway archtop design, with a single 1930’s style Charlie Christian pickup installed. In total, fewer than 500 were built.

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Alhambra Menguel y Margarit Series C Concert Classical Guitar

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Listed: 11/10/2018

Alhambra Menguel y Margarit Series C Concert Classical Guitar

The Alhambra Menguel y Margarit Series C Concert Classical Guitar, built by master luthiers Jose Menguel and Javier Margarit, feature lattice braced tops and French Polish finish, with the highest quality materials used throughout.

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DK Concertino Steel String Guitar Black Walnut, 2017

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Listed: 10/10/2018

DK Concertino Steel String Guitar Black Walnut, 2017

This DK Concertino was built during 2017 and pairs an Engelmann Spruce top with Black Walnut for the back, sides, headplate and backstrap, with Curly Maple for the neck and binding. The fingerboard is ebony, which is also used coupled with Curly Maple for the tailpiece; the bridge is Rosewood. DK guitars are built by Dmitry Kulakov near Ottawa. These unique instruments are visually arresting and innovative, but work well as playable instruments and sound quite good.

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Gibson Les Paul Standard Blueberry Burst, 2019

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Listed: 10/10/2018

Gibson Les Paul Standard Blueberry Burst, 2019

The new 2019 Gibson Les Paul Standard features the popular asymmetrical Slim Taper neck profile with Ultra-Modern weight relief for increased comfort and playability. Impeccable looks are highlighted by the powerful tonewood combination of mahogany back and carved maple AAA figured top.

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Alhambra 7P CW E5 Cutaway Classical

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Listed: 10/10/2018

Alhambra 7P CW E5 Cutaway Classical

The Alhambra 7P CW Cutaway Classical is Alhambra’s 7P advanced Student Model fitted with with a cutaway and Fishman Prefix Premium Blender system.   This model’s full name is officially 7 P CW E (x),  where the (x) is a number representing exactly which Fishman pickup system is installed. Currently, the numbers for pickup systems have been 2, 3 and 5. This is a level 7 guitar, with Rosewood back and sides – represented by the P for the Spanish word for Rosewood, Palisandro. 

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Dieter Hopf Gran Concierto Classical Guitar, 2004

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Listed: 10/10/2018

Dieter Hopf Gran Concierto Classical Guitar, 2004

From 2004, this Dieter Hopf Gran Concierto features a radial-braced red cedar top, Amazonian Rosewood back and sides, ebony for the fingerboard and an acoustically ported ebony bridge. The neck is mahogany with an ebony stiffener. The tuners are Schaller models with faux Mother of Pearl buttons. The scale length is 650mm and the nut width is 52mm.

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Gibson ES-125 Archtop Electric with P-90, Sunburst 1961

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Listed: 09/10/2018

Gibson ES-125 Archtop Electric with P-90, Sunburst 1961

The Gibson ES-125 made its debut in 1941 as a student model – an affordable archtop electric, of maple laminate, one pickup and little decoration. Originally fitted with a ‘Blade’ style pickup, by 1947 a standard P90 was used. Production lasted until 1970. In 1956, the new thin body ‘ES-125T’ appeared and was available with two pickups and a cutaway.

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Kolya Pnhauyzen Classical Guitar, 1983

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Listed: 09/10/2018

Kolya Pnhauyzen Classical Guitar, 1983

This Kolya Panhuyzen Classical Guitar, built during 1983 at the Panhuyzen shop in Toronto, Canada. Constructed in the traditional Spanish manner with ‘slipper’ heel and the sides tied into the block, this guitar features a Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany for the neck, Ebony for the fingerboard, and Brazilian Rosewood for the sides, back, headplate and bridge.

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Gibson ES-335 TDC Dot Neck Thinline Cherry, 1961

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Listed: 04/10/2018

Gibson ES-335 TDC Dot Neck Thinline Cherry, 1961

Introduced in 1958, the Gibson ES-335 was one of the most significant guitar innovations and examples like this 1961 dot neck model are rare. Aimed at jazz players needing to play on ever-louder stages, the ES-335 had to provide arch-top tonality with feedback resistance. This wonderful example dates to 1961 and was built at the historic Kalamazoo, Michigan Gibson plant. It is a TDC model – Thin body, Dual pickup, Cherry finish.

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Epiphone Riviera Style E360TDC Thinline Archtop Cherry, 1969

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Listed: 04/10/2018

Epiphone Riviera Style E360TDC Thinline Archtop Cherry, 1969

Introduced in 1962, the Epiphone Riviera followed the new Gibson Thinline design of thin archtop with a center block. The Riviera was a relatively plain model, with two small humbuckers and a Frequensator split trapeze or Vibrola tailpiece. It was built until 1970, when the Norlin management shifted Epiphone production to Japan. The full designation for the model is Epiphone Style E360 Riviera, and in this case it is an E360TDC for Thin, Dual Pickup, Cherry finish.

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Gibson Firebird V Through-Neck Electric Red, 1981

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Listed: 04/10/2018

Gibson Firebird V Through-Neck Electric Red, 1981

This example is one of few Gibson Firebird V ‘s built during 1981. Its serial number points to production on February 23rd, 1981 at the Kalamazoo plant, and it features an unusual Red finish and Gold plated hardware. It has been refretted – necessary because it’s also been played as intended – but otherwise is in original condition. The refret was well done, and uses fairly large wire.

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