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2014 Gibson Byrdland

2014 Gibson Byrdland

The Gibson Byrdland features a unique blend of large and small; a full 17 inch wide body with a 2.5 inch depth, and a rather short 23.5 inch scale length that’s intended to allow players to grab big chords and play fast.

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1960 Gibson ES-175D (consignment) SOLD

1960 Gibson ES-175D (consignment) SOLD

The Gibson ES-175D first appeared in 1953, as a two P-90 pickup version of the single pickup ES-175 introduced in 1949. In 1957, Gibson added their all-new humbucking pickups to the ES-175, along with much of the rest of their lineup. Over the years, the Gibson ES-175D has become known as just the ES-175.

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2010 PRS JA-15 McCarty Burst (consignment) SOLD

2010 PRS JA-15 McCarty Burst (consignment) SOLD

2010 PRS JA-15 McCarty Burst

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1983 Gibson L-5 CES Archtop (consignment) SOLD

1983 Gibson L-5 CES Archtop (consignment)  SOLD

This 1983 example of the Gibson L-5 CES is in very good condition with a natural finish. There’s very little wear and the gold plating is in quite good shape; it’s possible that the original owner rested a fingertip on the pickguard and the corner of the bridge pickup, and there’s a little corrosion in the plating there.

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2012 Benedetto Bravo Sunburst Archtop (consignment) SOLD

2012 Benedetto Bravo Sunburst Archtop (consignment) SOLD

The Benedetto Bravo was introduced to meet a need for a top-quality archtop that a player could travel with. The body uses a laminated spruce top and laminated maple back and sides – laminated woods are much less prone than solid woods to movement or cracking from natural changes in environmental temperature and humidity.

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1927 Gibson L-4 Archtop (consignment) NO LONGER AVAILABLE

1927 Gibson L-4 Archtop (consignment) NO LONGER AVAILABLE

The Gibson L-4 was built between 1912 and 1956, and underwent a number of changes. Originally it had – like many archtops of the time – an oval soundhole; this changed to a round soundhole in 1928, and finally to the now-common F-holes in 1935.

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