1965 Fender Strat, Pre-CBS Features, 100% Original, One-Owner, Near Mint!

For Sale: Left Handed 1965 Fender Strat, Pre-CBS Features, Near Mint!

This is an early 1965 Fender Strat originating from January 1965, with the desirable Pre-CBS features of Green Guard and Clay Dots.

This is a one-owner guitar being sold by the daughter of the original owner. It was never played outside of the house, and the condition shows it: let’s call it a conservative 9/10 or Near Mint Condition.

Solder joints are perfect and untouched, masking tape around cloth wire is all intact, perfect paint stick mark, etc. Includes original export hard case (Canada).

Dates are: Neck Plate – L55477, Neck Stamp – 2JAN65B (2 = Strat Model, B = standard 1 5/8 width nut), Pickups: 2-1-65.

This is the 4th JAN 1965 Strat I’ve had – these are the last great vintage Strats IMO. And they are getting SO hard to find in this condition AND being One-Owner!


Gibson Murphy Lab/Tom Murphy Painted R9 Les Paul, 100% Original, Mint!

For Sale: 2021 Gibson Murphy Lab/Tom Murphy Painted R9 Les Paul, 100% Original, Mint!

This is a very rare Left Handed model: I have had a few Lefty Murphy Lab Historic Les Pauls, but this is the only Tom Murphy Painted one I’ve seen! Technically not a new guitar, but it’s really As New/Unplayed with OHSC, COA, and all factory paperwork.

This was a Made-To-Measure, Custom Order guitar, a 1959 reissue and ordered with a slim-taper neck: .81/1st fret, .92 at the 12th fret. The weight is less than 9 lbs: 8.80 lbs. It’s a VOS finish in Murphy Burst, manufactured 10-14-21. Plays and sounds amazing!

Some of the most desirable Gibson Historic Les Pauls are from the mid-90s – the ones which Tom Murphy painted. The figured wood/flame really stands out with these Murphy painted guitars!

A truly beautiful guitar and an extremely rare, one-off Left Handed Historic Les Paul, and surely to appreciate over time!


1968 Gibson Super 400C with Johnny Smith Pickup, Mint!

1968 Gibson Super 400C, 100% Original Including Factory Ordered Johnny Smith Neck Pickup documented with Original Gibson Custom Order Form, One-Owner, OHSC, Absolutely Beautiful Condition – Mint/Investment Grade!

The Gibson Super 400 is the flagship guitar offered by Gibson. This is one of the cleanest vintage guitars I have seen in over 40 years. It is in absolutely beautiful condition – so rare to find one in this condition! Check out the pictures – the guitar is even more amazing to see in person. It has just one small blemish on the top to the right of the tailpiece.

It is a one-owner guitar. It was special ordered with a factory-installed Johnny Smith neck guitar pickup as noted in the Gibson Custom Order Department Form which is included, as well as the original hangtag. This is a Very rare combination to see!

The guitar has a beautiful sunburst finish similar to late 50s/early 60s Gibsons I have seen or owned. Beautifully figured on back of body and back of neck. The owner took really great care of this guitar – there is NO finish checking or hardware aging, just remarkable. And it’s loud and resonant unplugged, with low action and no buzzing.

This guitar comes with a written appraisal from Thomas Van Hoose, leading expert on the Gibson Super 400 and author of the definitive book on the Super 400: “The Gibson Super 400: Art of the Fine Guitar.”

Includes OHSC (the case is as nice as the guitar), Gibson Custom Order Form, and hangtag.

A truly magnificent example of Gibson’s finest guitar and a most welcome addition to the most discriminating vintage guitar collection!


1981 Gibson ES-335, One-Owner, 100% Original, EXC Condition!

This is a Left Handed 1981 Gibson ES-335, One-Owner, 100% Original with OHSC, EXC Condition. This guitar was never gigged out by the original owner. The original frets were dressed by legendary Mike Lull in Seattle on his Plek machine around 2009, which allows for smooth and effortless playing.

The guitar includes the factory coil-tap switch (1977-81) and the great sounding Tim Shaw humbuckers, which were Gibson’s 1st foray into recreating their original PAFs. The 335 has an attractive Walnut finish over a nicely-figured top and back, along with a beautiful rosewood fingerboard.

It has the standard 1 11/16 nut width and the weight is approximately 9 lbs on a bathroom scale.

Overall, this is a beautiful vintage Left Handed ES-335 with great playability and tone!


1958 Fender Strat, Sunburst, 100% Original with OHSC, Mint, $55K !

This is a true time capsule vintage Strat and probably the cleanest 1958 Strat in existence – there is not even a mark on the fretboard! Lightweight and a killer playing and sounding Strat. The case even looks brand new!

Includes trem arm, ashtray cover, cord, and strap.

This is a 100% Original and Total Investment Grade Instrument!

Was $75K, Now $55K

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