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1986 Ibanez Allan Holdsworth AH-20 Solidbody White

1986 Ibanez Allan Holdsworth AH-20 Solidbody White

The late Allan Holdsworth came seemingly out of nowhere and put the developing jazz-fusion scene on its ear from the early 1970’s.

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1988 Ibanez George Benson GB-10 (consignment) SOLD

1988 Ibanez George Benson GB-10 (consignment) SOLD

This example of the Ibanez George Benson GB-10 is in very good condition, with light play wear; with a good clean it could look near mint but aged. The binding has yellowed very nicely, perhaps to the tone of a 1950’s guitar.

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1989 Fender DAquisto Elite Archtop (consignment) SOLD

1989 Fender DAquisto Elite Archtop (consignment) SOLD

This 1989 Fender DAquisto Elite Archtop sports a natural finish,which really shows off the flame maple laminate used on the back and sides. It’s in excellent condition with very minor wear. They feature maple laminate back and sides, solid spruce tops, a maple neck with ebony fingerboard and ebony fittings; and one humbucking pickup at the neck, with the metal parts gold plated.

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1939 Epiphone Masterbilt Broadway Archtop Guitar (consignment) SOLD

1939 Epiphone Masterbilt Broadway Archtop Guitar (consignment)  SOLD

In the time between the World Wars, giant archtops ruled the Earth’s stages and bandstands, and in that period, Epiphone was one of the most dominant names. During the 1930’s, Epiphone used the ‘Masterbilt’ label to denote higher-end instruments.

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1996 Charvel Surfcaster 12 SOLD

1996 Charvel Surfcaster 12  SOLD

This is fun – a 1996 Charvel Surfcaster 12! First introduced in 1991, this take on the electric 12 string guitar uses a chambered mahogan body with a maple cap, and a bolted-on maple neck.

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1982 Hirade Master Arte Model 7 Classical Guitar SOLD

1982 Hirade Master Arte Model 7 Classical Guitar SOLD

Here’s a well played, 1982 Hirade Master Arte Model 7 Classical guitar.

Hirade guitars are built by Takamine in Japan as their top-range classical instruments, and this example is signed by master luthier, Mass Hirade.

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