1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom, Wine Red, 100% Original with OHSC, EXC Condition!

This is a 1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom, Wine Red finish, Gold Hardware, Ebony fretboard. This was the 25th guitar made in the Kalamazoo, MI plant on September 14, 1979. The neck is on the slim side, with 1st fret/.82 and 12th fret/.95. The pickups are balanced with neck/7.67K and bridge/7.73K. The weight is on the lighter side for a 70s all-mahogany Custom: around 10 lbs on a bathroom scale. I’ve seen 70s customs heavier than 11 lbs! The headstock is marked “SECOND” on the back, which is usually a mystery stamp found on many really good older Gibsons based on my experience.

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1964 Fender Candy Apple Red Strat, Pre-CBS Custom Color Strat!

This 1964 Fender CAR Strat currently resides with the 2nd owner, who states: “The original owner had this guitar since new along with other pre-CBS Strats from 1954, 1958, 1960, 1963, and early 1965. Over the years he sold all of his guitars but kept this one as this was by far the most best sounding Strat of them all.”

The guitar has a fair amount of honest playing wear accumulated over the past 53 years, with the Gold undercoat showing in several areas. The guitar is all original according to the current owner, with the exception of a 5-way switch, one Tone pot, and newer hardshell case. True pre-CBS with the spaghetti logo, and Candy Apple Red – Leo’s favorite custom color!

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1965 Fender Strat, EXC Condition, Great Sounding Lefty Vintage Strat!

This is a Left Handed 1965 Fender® Sunburst Strat® in EXC condition. All original except for replaced nut, currently has 5-way switch(period correct NOS 3-way in the case with original box), bridge pickup has been rewound but is original, trem cover is missing. This is a vintage Strat I sold back in 2011 and was able to repurchase recently. The guitar is in the same condition as when I sold it. All pics, both internal and external, were taken recently. This Strat was originally inspected, examined, and set-up by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music in 2011. It was also recently reinspected and set-up by Scott on March 29, 2018.

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1963 Fender Strat, Original Olympic White, OHSC, Owned by Dick Dale!

Left Handed 1963 Fender Strat, original finish custom color Olympic White, tortoise shell pickguard, gold hardware, OHSC. Original custom color left handed pre-CBS Strats are virtually impossible to find, especially with the added features of a tortoise shell guard and gold hardware; just insanely rare lefty vintage Strat! This was one of 2 Olympic White Strats purchased by Surf Guitar legend Dick Dale from Leo Fender in 1963.

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1938 Martin 000-28, Stunning Prewar Example!

Serial number 70461. This guitar has been professionally refinished and the neck has had the requisite reset and refret. The tuners are replacement 1960s Grover gears. In other aspects, it conforms to the typical specs of the model for the period: Adirondack spruce top with Herringbone edge trim, gorgeous Brazilian rosewood back, sides, and peghead veneer, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard with slotted diamond inlays, ebony bridge, and nitrocellulose tortoiseshell grain pickguard.

In the world of vintage guitars, there are very few guitars that are as coveted and desirable as the Prewar Martins – a fine example of a Prewar 000-28!

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2018 Gibson ES-335 Anchor Stud with Bigsby, Pelham Blue, New!

This is a brand new Gibson ES-335 Anchor Stud model in Aged Pelham Blue. This guitar was ordered back in December, and it finally arrived. This is probably the only lefty out there! The 335 in Pelham Blue has always been one of my favorite guitars. This one plays and sounds amazing – the bass/bottom end is punchy and clear on the neck pickup, and the neck pickup screams, just the way I like them! Has a nice weight of 8 ½ lbs thanks to the weight-relieved center block. I also had the Memphis shop separately make me a VOS “Custom Made” plaque which can cover the anchor studs for that true vintage look if you prefer(see pic).

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1947 Martin 000-28, EXC condition!

Serial number 101213. This guitar is in EXC condition. The neck has been reset and refretted and a new bridge has been installed by Gruhn Guitars. A strap button has been installed on the heel of the neck. In other respects, it conforms to the typical specifications of the model for the period in which it was made with Sitka spruce top, beautiful Brazilian rosewood back, sides, and peghead veneer, multiple bindings on the top and back edges of the body, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, Kluson Deluxe tuners, and nitrocellulose tortoiseshell grain pickguard.

Very nice playing and sounding vintage 000-28. Unmolested original with all repair/set-up work performed only by Gruhn Guitars – a keeper for sure!

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1947 Epiphone Broadway, Acoustic Archtop, 100% Original with OHSC, EXC+ Condition!

1947 Epiphone Broadway, Acoustic Archtop, all original with Lifton OHSC except for partial refret to 14th fret. The guitar is in EXC+ Condition with no cracks or repairs. Recently inspected and set-up by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music, with action at 5/64 – Hi E and 6/64 – Low E at the 12th fret with plenty of bridge height to spare.

The Broadway was Epiphone’s comparable model to the Gibson L-7, but slightly larger as was the typical Epiphone relative profile: 17 3/8″ Wide and 3 5/16″ Deep. Features include block inlays, Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, vine headstock inlay, bound tortoiseshell pickguard, carved Spruce top, carved Maple back & sides with nice flame on the back and Birdseye on the sides.

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1954 Martin D-28

Superb example of an older D-28, one-owner guitar with neck reset & minor cracks repaired at Elderly Music with full documentation, 100% original with OHSC, outrageous Brazilian wood on this one, and it’s a canon! Hey, didn’t Elvis play a ’54 D-28? Yes, I think he did!

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