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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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2012 Gretsch 6128T Left Handed Duo Jet (consignment) SOLD

2012 Gretsch 6128T Left Handed Duo Jet (consignment) SOLD

Here is a 2012 Gretsch 6128T Left Handed Duo Jet! The Duo-Jet has been one of Gretsch’s most popular rock models since the 1950’s, and was the guitar that George Harrison used on the first few Beatles albums.

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2005 Alvarez by Kazuo Yairi FYM95V steel string SOLD

2005 Alvarez by Kazuo Yairi FYM95V steel string  SOLD

Here is a very nice 2005 Alvarez by Kazuo Yairi FYM95V steel string.

Alvarez guitars are built in the Yairi plant in Kani, Gifu, Japan, a small town in a mountainous area. The Yairi family has been involved in classical guitar and violin building since perhaps 1935

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1985 Yamaha SBG1200 SOLD

1985 Yamaha SBG1200 SOLD

Here’s a very clean 1985 Yamaha SBG1200. Featuring a mahogany body with maple cap, and a maple neck (similar to Gibson Les Paul construction at the time), this is a seriously good guitar.

Yamaha built a range of solidbody electrics from the 1970’s and achieved some success with them, though not as much as with their acoustic line. A number of prominent players were seen with the higher end models, including Carlos Santana and more recently, John Frusciante.

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Ibanez George Benson GB10 Sunburst – 1984 (Consignment) SOLD

Ibanez George Benson GB10 Sunburst - 1984 (Consignment) SOLD

Here is a mid 80’s Ibanez George Benson model – the GB10 – with some minor wear selling for $2250.

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