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1974 Rickenbacker 330 Natural (consignment) SOLD

1974 Rickenbacker 330 Natural (consignment) SOLD

One of the iconic 1960’s guitars, the Rickenbacker 330 features a mostly hollow maple body with a distinctive ‘crescent moon’ cutway body style.

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Midnight Blue 2009 Rickenbacker 4001c64s (consignment) SOLD

Midnight Blue 2009 Rickenbacker 4001c64s (consignment)  SOLD

This Midnight Blue 2009 Rickenbacker 4001c64s is one of only four in this particular colour – there are two more in satin. It’s in excellent condition.

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1968 Gibson ES-345 TDC Stereo (consignment) SOLD

1968 Gibson ES-345 TDC Stereo (consignment) SOLD

The ES-345 model with stereo and varitone was next to top of the line for Gibson thinlines – the next step was the ES-355, with the same general features but an ebony fingerboard, block position markers, more binding, and often a Bigsby or Maestro Vibrola.

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1934 Gibson L-7 Archtop Acoustic (consignment) SOLD

1934 Gibson L-7 Archtop Acoustic  (consignment) SOLD

Gibson introduced the L-7 in 1933 as a less expensive, working musician’s alternative to the fairly expensive L-5, with a smaller body width of 16 inches. In 1935, it grew up to its full size of 17 inches and shifted to an X-brace on the top.

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1966 Cherryburst Gibson Barney Kessel Regular (consignment) SOLD

1966 Cherryburst Gibson Barney Kessel Regular (consignment) SOLD

It’s almost a sure bet that you have heard Barney Kessel. As a member of the ‘Wrecking Crew’, the group of go-to session musicians in Los Angeles during the 1960’s, he played — anonymously, of course — on a vast number of hit records.

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Gibson Midtown Standard with Bigsby (Consignment) SOLD

Gibson Midtown Standard with Bigsby (Consignment)  SOLD

Here is something new – a Gibson Midtown Standard with Bigsby. Always on the search for new ideas, in 2011 Gibson introduced the Midtown as a blend of classic designs and new features and technologies.

The Midtown is based on the visuals of the ES-3xx series guitars, and is thinline but isn’t arched, it’s a chambered, flat top guitar. The top is solid maple (rather than laminate as on the ES-3xx series) and the back is chambered mahogany.

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