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Trash or Treasure

Aria Pro II “Herb Ellis” Model TE 175: Prototype or First Production Model?

January 14, 2010
An Aria Pro II Herb Ellis model shows up with serial #1. Is it a prototype or first model?
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Enhance Your Décor With A Harmony-built Fender Acoustic

December 17, 2009
An old children''s Fender acoustic makes for good aesthetics.
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Good News on an Early ’80s Gibson ES-175

November 18, 2009
A factory second ES-175D is in great shape - a real treasure.
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Fender Princeton Reverb

October 21, 2009
Zach finds that a Fender Princeton is older than its owner thought.
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Dynamic Danelectro

September 18, 2009
A mid-fifties, yellow Danelectro U-1
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Bass Collection SB401

August 19, 2009
The origins of a "Bass Collection" bass from the eighties
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Baldwin Model C1 Amplifier

July 22, 2009
Zachary sheds some light on the history of Baldwin amplifiers, and specifically the Bladwin Professional, or Model C1.
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Taylor 855

June 17, 2009
Taylor''s short-lived 855 boomed like a cannon -- but what is it worth?
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Gibson ES-295: To Refinish or Not to Refinish?

May 20, 2009
A flaking 1955 ES-295 -- Zach weighs the pros and cons of refinishing, and explains what it does to the value of an instrument
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1996 Martin D-40QM

April 21, 2009
A unique maple-back Martin dreadnought that projects like no other
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