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1995 Gibson ES-335 Dot Vintage Sunburst (consignment) SOLD

1995 Gibson ES-335 Dot Vintage Sunburst (consignment)  SOLD

Introduced in 1958, the Gibson ES-335 Dot was an immediate success and while details have changed over the years, it’s been in production ever since. The tonal versatility of the design has taken it into many different styles, from jazz to pop, from blues to hard rock.

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1945 Martin 0-17T Tenor Guitar (consignment) SOLD

1945 Martin 0-17T Tenor Guitar (consignment)  SOLD

Tenor guitars like this Martin 0-17T were very popular for quite some time, partly because they’re fairly portable and with only four strings, perhaps easier to use as an accompanying instrument to a voice. They seem to have fallen out of favour with the rise of amplified music, but have a solid place in some country and Celtic styles.

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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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2006 Gibson L-5 CES Sunburst (consignment) SOLD

2006 Gibson L-5 CES Sunburst (consignment) SOLD

2006 Gibson L-5 CES Sunburst

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1965 Gibson C-1E Classical (consignment) SOLD

1965 Gibson C-1E Classical (consignment)  SOLD

In the early 1960’s, Gibson – like other manufacturers – responded to the change in markets caused by the folk boom. These instruments, like the Gibson C-1e Classical were not really meant to be strictly traditional classical guitars – they were meant to play softer folk styles, often with a pick.

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1982 Ramirez 1a Classical Guitar SOLD

1982 Ramirez 1a Classical Guitar SOLD

The Ramirez 1a is the benchmark, the standard for professional, concert level classical guitars. Built entirely in the Ramirez shop in Madrid, Spain, the 1a uses the best materials available, and comes in Classical and Flamenco versions.

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