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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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Gretsch 6120 BK 2011 (consignment) SOLD

Gretsch 6120 BK 2011  (consignment)  SOLD

The classic Gretsch 6120 is orange, in various shades of faded. But this 6120 looks so good with the gold hardware and white binding on black, that black just has to be the new orange. Sold at $1699 CAD.

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Ibanez Model 2461BS ‘Johnny Smith’ 1975 (consignment) SOLD

Ibanez Model 2461BS 'Johnny Smith' 1975 (consignment)  SOLD

Ibanez started making copies of North American instruments like the Johhny Smith archtop in the early 1970’s, but before long, lawsuits were threatened.

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