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1965 Gibson ES-355 Mono Sparkling Burgundy

April 9, 2008
The Gibson ES-355 has been a favorite of blues, rock and jazz musicians since its introduction in the late 1950s. B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Freddy King and Keith Richards
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1953 Gibson ES-295 #A15572

March 11, 2008
“Let’s get real, real gone for a change,” Elvis said in the introduction of “Milk Cow Blues Boogie” before Scotty Moore ripped into a wild blues/hillbilly guitar riff that
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1965 Rickenbacker Model 1993

February 8, 2008
Nothing says “the sixties” like a Rickenbacker 12-string electric guitar. After late 1963, when George Harrison of the Beatles received his first, rock n’ roll would never be the
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1959 Gibson Flying V

January 9, 2008
Competition from other companies always pressed Gibson into coming up with some of its most innovative designs. The rivalry with Epiphone in the twenties and thirties spurred both companies
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1971 Fender Rosewood Telecaster #346098

December 11, 2007
It is widely accepted that the quality of Fender instruments suffered a gradual decline after the CBS buyout of 1965. While this is true, the early CBS period of
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1959 Fender Jazzmaster #38876

November 9, 2007
In late 1958 the Fender Jazzmaster was unveiled to the public. With a price tag of $329, the Jazzmaster’s early ad copy read like that era’s car commercials: “America’s
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1961 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster #A36092

October 10, 2007
This rare Gibson archtop was one of eleven natural ES-5 Switchmasters made in 1961. The ES-5 (ES standing for “Electric Spanish”) was renamed the ES-5 Switchmaster in 1956 with
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1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Serial #9 1942

September 10, 2007
Imagine answering the telephone and the person on the other end says, “We have an old guitar we would like to sell.” When asked to describe the guitar, they
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Fender 1957 Stratocaster #20869

August 8, 2007
Dave''s fave from Dave''s Guitar Shop''s great collection.
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Gibson 1954, 1956 & 1957 Les Paul Goldtops

July 11, 2007
Three Classic Goldtops: What Makes Them Special
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