2005 Hamer Korina Special Jr with OHSC, EXC Condition!

A killer left handed guitar, this Hamer Korina Special Jr LH features a double cutaway Korina body with a korina neck. It’s equipped with one hot P90 pickup. Other details include a tortoise plastic pickguard and Schaller tuners. Set up to rock, this guitar is in excellent condition.

Details:

  • Factory left hand
  • Natural finish
  • Double cutaway korina body
  • Korina neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Dot inlays
  • 1 (screaming) dog eared P90 pickup
  • Tortoise-w-b-w pickguard
  • Wrapover bridge/tailpiece
  • Schaller tuners
  • 1-11/16″ nut
  • 24-3/4″ scale
  • Original hardshell case

Was $2,595 Now $2,395

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1958 Gretsch Duo-Jet 6128 with OHSC, Refin, Extremely Rare Lefty!

This is a factory Left Handed 1958 Gretsch 6128 Duo-Jet Serial # 35203. With an estimated 40 to 50 left-handed instruments built up to the late 1970’s, the Duo-Jet 6128 is an extremely rare model in factory left-handed, and even more rare when considering it is a lefty Golden Era 1954-1960 single-cut Duo-Jet!

This particular Duo-Jet belonged to a right-handed gentleman who had owned and played it upside down from 1971 to 2008. The Duo-Jet was Gretsch’s answer to the Gibson Les Paul Custom, and the overwhelming majority of these were black, with a sprinkling of Cadillac Green from 1956-1958. In addition, the single-cut Silver Jet 6129 was offered with some custom sparkle colors from 1954-1960. This guitar was refinished in Orange a long time ago, before the second to most previous owner acquired it in 1971.

This Duo-Jet has the typical brown back and neck finish, original tuners, bone nut (which has never been off), ebony fingerboard and original frets, lefty thumbprint inlays, original Pat. Applied For Filter’Tron pickups with original wire harness including switches and capacitors. All solder joints are original. Original bar bridge. The lefty Bigsby tailpiece does not appear to be original to the instrument, and is probably a late 60s Bigsby, as there are screw-holes from another tail-piece on the bottom. The second to most recent owner acquired the guitar with its current tailpiece in 1971, and the only change he made to the Bigsby was in removing the black paint. The guitar was recently sent to Curt Wilson at Old School Guitar Repair(www.oldschoolguitar.net) at the recommendation of Gretsch guru, Edward Ball, where the front of the headstock was refinished to the correct black(previously Orange) and the center portion of the Bigsby was repainted black. Sadly, the previous owner removed and discarded the original lefty pickguard many years ago.

Some areas of the top’s lacquer finish have been peeled away from the long-ago removal of a few stickers and black electrical tape (the previous owner admitted to decorating the guitar with the black stripes in a tiger-theme). The guitar plays well, with a good neck angle and decent original frets. The guitar was just set up this past month by the pros at the renowned Guitar Factory in Orlando(http://www.guitarfactory.us/). It now plays great and needs nothing – they do great work! Pickups read 4.12 (neck) and 4.20 (bridge), and pots and switches work well. And, very important to note on vintage Gretsch guitars, there is NO binding rot. Also includes the Original Hard Shell Case.

At the end of the day, this is obviously far from a perfect example, but this is an extremely hard-to-find factory left-handed 1958 Gretsch Duo-Jet, and provides a very rare opportunity for the vintage guitar collector, lefty or righty! I have seen far fewer left handed 50s Gretsch guitars as compared to Fender, Gibson, and even Martin over the years. Lefty 50s Gretsch guitars are insanely rare, especially in the Duo Jet model!

Was $9,500 Now $6,995

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1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop with OHSC, Very Rare!

Early 1957 Goldtop – formerly owned by Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos. One of a very small group of Left Handed Stop Tail Les Pauls from the 1950s.

Thanks to Scott Jennings for reminiscing about this great guitar. I remember when Scott had it for sale in Vintage Guitar Magazine in the early 90s at Route 66 Guitars; somehow I knew I would end up with this guitar some 25 years later – it was worth the wait!

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1959 Gibson ES-175D with Double White PAFs, OHSC, Hangtags, Receipt!

This is a very rare, unmolested and unharvested time capsule/survivor guitar: a super clean 1959 ES-175D, Near Mint Condition, one-owner, OHSC, hangtags, cord, receipt, AND Double White PAFs! Ser # A298xx with FON S6487xx. All original except for the older trapeze tailpiece; has 3 extra small holes underneath the holes for the trap TP; probably had a zigzag on there before. Original shrunken tuner tips have been replaced with Uncle Lou Premium Tuner Tips. This guitar has been completely inspected, authenticated, and set-up by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music: http://www.topshelfmusic.com

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Lefty 1963 Fender Strat with OHSC, 100% Original, EXC Condition!

Early 1963 Left Handed Fender Strat, Sunburst finish, 100% original, with OHSC(brown case!). Beautiful blend Sunburst, Dark Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, very nice crack-free Green Guard, perfect headstock spag logo decal.

Overall, the guitar is in EXC condition with a very nice front; back and neck have some wear. But when you play this guitar, you will understand why that is…………

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Lefty 1961 Gretsch 6120, 100% Original w/ OHSC, Near Mint Condition!

Left-Handed 1961 Gretsch 6120 with OHSC, investment/collector condition,
spectacular example of the iconic 6120 model. Includes enamel-faced B6 Bigsby
that was standard feature on righty 6120s through mid-1959, flamey sides, beautiful birdseye
back, strong Pat # Filter’Tron pickups(neck/4.1K, bridge 5.89K), pots CTS 500k 615 7604 A 6105,
407xx = 3rd batch of 1961, 2nd version cowboy case, original strap.

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1954 Martin D-18L with OHSC and Original Receipt!

This is a factory original left-handed 1954 Martin D-18(D-18L). It was owned
by the owner of a factory authorized Martin repair center for many years, and
was recently inspected and set-up by another owner of a factory authorized
Martin center for over 30 years.

This guitar is in EXC condition with no breaks, cracks, or repairs; how rare is that!
The only modifications are Grover P-98 tuners are on there now,
and it’s had a pro refret with slightly larger frets to make it easier to play.

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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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