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1954 Guild X-350 Stratford Sunburst Archtop (consignment) SOLD

1954 Guild X-350 Stratford Sunburst Archtop (consignment) SOLD

Guild began producing instruments in 1952, and at opening its staff included a number of people from Epiphone who naturally brought their influences with them. The Guild X-350 Stratford was heavily influenced by the Epiphone Emperor Zephyr Regent, down to the pushbutton pickup selector.

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1984 Fender DAquisto Standard Archtop Black (consignment) SOLD

1984 Fender DAquisto Standard Archtop Black (consignment) SOLD

Here is a lovely 1984 Fender DAquisto Standard Archtop Black. In late 1983, in a co-operative effort with James D’Aquisto, Fender introduced the single-cutaway, fully hollow D’Aquisto Archtop as part of the Master Series. The Fender D’Aquisto models include the Elite (with one pickup and gold hardware) and the Standard (two pickups and chrome hardware).

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Gibson ES-339 Studio

Gibson ES-339 Studio

The Gibson ES-339 Studio is a new model, with the great features of the smaller ES-339 thinline electric model stripped down to the essentials. The Studio version has the same construction and tone, but with softer, unbound body edges and with master volume and tone controls; it is available in Sunburst and Ebony (black).

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1950s Arnold Hoyer Archtop Herr im Frack SOLD

1950s Arnold Hoyer Archtop Herr im Frack SOLD

The Arnold Hoyer archtop Herr im Frack, or “Gentleman in Tails’ was introduced in the late 1940s and was popular throughout the 1950s as a professional quality guitar. These instruments were very important as quality guitars were in short supply during the long recovery from the war.

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1962 Martin F-55 Electric (consignment) SOLD

1962 Martin F-55 Electric (consignment)  SOLD

Here’s a rarity: A 1962 Martin F-55 Electric in good condition. This instrument appears to be complete and all original with the possible exception of the bridge. It plays quite well, with some fretwear.

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1972 Gibson ES-345TD Sunburst (consignment) SOLD

1972 Gibson ES-345TD Sunburst (consignment) SOLD

This example of the Gibson ES-345TD (the TD standing for Thinline body, Double pickups) is in good physical condition with no breaks, little scratching and one small chip at the top of the back of the head. It’s in good playing condition; it was professionally refretted and there isn’t a lot of wear on the frets.

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