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  • "The Gibson Super 400" by Thomas Van Hoose , $25.00

    Guitar AVAILABLE directly from the author, the second softcover edition of the Super 400 book offers a wealth of information about Gibson's finest archtop guitar, plus the bonus of a minibook on the Gibson L5 and a chapter on competitors such as D'Angelico, Stromberg, D'Aquisto, Epiphone, and Benedetto. The softcover 2nd edition is $ 25.00 plus shipping. These can be personally autographed to the buyer or as a gift to a special friend as designated by the buyer. Come to the source for the finest archtop guitar book in print.
  • 2011 Anthony Wilson Seasons - Live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Brand New, $20.00

    Guitar JUST RELEASED!!! Here is THE guitarCD/DVD package of 2011 - "Seasons, a Song Cycle for Guitar Quartet", composed and led by Anthony Wilson and featuring Steve Cardenas, Chico Pinheiro, and Julian Lage. Recorded live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 10, 2011 during the exhibiiton "Guitar Heroes - from Italy to New York," and played exclusively on John Monteleone's 4 Seasons guitars. The DVD gives the complete Seasons song cycle performance along with interviews and historical information about John Monteleone, Anthony Wilson, and the 4 stunning Seasons guitars. The CD contains the Seasons song cycle performance and also includes solo performances by Anthony, Steve, Chico, and Julian, plus the closing number played together of Joni Mitchell's "the Circle Game." These guitarists, their music and their instruments create a compelling and engrossing tapestry of written and improvised music on acoustic archtops that almost defies description. Commissioned by John Monteleone, the music score for Seasons is rich and varied and very reminiscent of each changing season, just as John intended when he made the 4 Seasons guitars. The ultimate convergence of art, music, and creativity in one very nice package. Guitar music lovers, this it it!!! PERSONALLY SIGNED BY ANTHONY WILSON!!!
  • 2009 Benedetto Benny Custom cherry sunburst, Brand New, Original Hard, $3,799.00

    Guitar A new custom order Benny in the beautiful cherry sunburst finish with a carved bookmatched quilted maple top and beautiful mahogany neck and back. This Benny has twin Seymour Duncan custom pickups, TonePros wraparound bridge, 25" scale, a 1.75" neck width at the nut, and is a superb guitar in every respect. List price $6500; our price $3799!!!
  • 1989 Benedetto Custom Carved Back Honey Blonde, Near Mint, Original Hard, $15,995.00

    Guitar STUNNING! The only one Bob has ever made! with a fresh setup by Sam Swank, this is a beautiful and creative combination of archtop and flattop designs commissioned by the original and only owner. With its' flat top of European spruce, tastefully bound in abalone, its' one-piece curly maple neck with abalone fretboard inlays, and its' bookmatched and carved curly maple back, this custom Benedetto has it all. Hand-crafted by Bob alone in his Florida shop, it plays with ease and has a unique voice that blends archtop and flattop acoustic properties. Under-saddle passive pickup naturally enhances it's unamplified sound. Near-mint original condition, with OHC and provenance. Rare and very desirable, for the discerning guitarist who appreciates versatility and beautiful quality. Special price!
  • 1996 Benedetto Il Palissandro natural/rosewood, Mint, Original Hard, $37,500.00

    Guitar Il Palissandro is the second of only two 16" archtops that Bob created in the 1990s while he was still an independent luthier, before he joined Fender as their consultant for archtops. These two guitars were part of the Renaissance Series of instruments that Bob alone designed and created entirely by hand, and he put his heart and soul into this guitar. Il Palissandro has the conventional headstock of Bob's later signature guitars, and the soundhole is placed in the centerline of the top just below the end of the fretboard. The soundhole itself is a thing of beauty, consisting of a cluster of openings that resemble small leaves. Together, they help impart an acoustic voice that is almost beyond description. Balanced, refined, pure - all of this and more is the best I can offer! The sound hole cluster graces the select aged carved European spruce top very nicely, and the top is X-braced. The back and rims are made of select old-growth Indian rosewood that Bob had purchased many years before he created Il Palissandro, and the carved and bookmatched back is a thing of beauty and vibrancy. Bob created this exceptional instrument during 1995-1996, and it is in mint condition. It has been made available at this time, and comes with extensive provenance including copies of articles written about this guitar in various guitar publications. This is, in my opinion, one of the most sublime instruments Bob has ever created, and it cannot be duplicated today. This is truly an opportunity for someone who desires one of the very best acoustic archtops available in the world to satisfy that desire in ways beyond measure. Special price!
  • 1965 DeArmond™ Rhythm Chief nickle, Very Good, $500.00

    Guitar This is an original DeArmond Rhythm Chief pickup with a white plastic insert noting that it was issued for/with a Guild Johnny Smith Artist Award model. Excellent condition, with two modern Seymour Duncan pots and capacitor. Would sound great on a fine archtop guitar!
  • 1959 Epiphone Emperor E-112T golden sunburst, Excellent, Hard, $11,500.00

    Guitar A rare find! This superb instrument is a 1959 Emperor thinline electric , one of the first made by Gibson in Kalamazoo shortly after they had purchased Epiphone in 1957. the guitar has Epiphone New York parts including pickups and knobs and the patent-pending Frequensator tailpiece, as well as a beautiful original multi-bound pickguard with the silver "E" logo, Grover Imperial tuners, and a Gibson non-wire ABR-1 Tuneamatic bridge with rosewood base. Overall condition is excellent++, with only minor checking and some slight plating wear of the gold-plated parts. The neck is also vintage Epiphone, made of 3 pieces of curly maple with 2 ebony center strips. The rosewood fretboard is also vintage Epiphone, with beautiful pearl and abalone inlays. Body and neck woods are nicely flamed. Comes with later hard case, and plays easily with many nice tones. Special price!
  • 1991 Fender® Custom Shop Stratocaster® blonde, Near Mint, Original Hard, $5,750.00

    Guitar This Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster #0251 is one of two that J. Black made for the 1991 NAMM Show in Anaheim. It's features include blonde finish and gold parts, the hardtail or non-tremolo bridge, an ash body, a bird-eye maple neck in the '57 style with a soft V profile, a second white pickguard, complete case candy package, Lace Sensor pickups with the Clapton boost technology, and the original tweed hard case. All is in near-mint original condition. I am the original and only owner of this guitar. It is very beautiful, very rare, very soulful, and is signed on the back of the headstock by J. Black. COA is included! Special price!
  • 1952 Gibson early L5CES Custom tailpiece gold, Excellent, $700.00

    Guitar Early 1950s gold-plated L5CES Custom tailpiece, very similar to ES-295 tailpiece except has "L5" plaque in center; stamped " pat. pending" on end piece; very rare and perfect for an early-50s L5CES with P90s or Alnico pickups!
  • 1977 Gibson Les Paul Custom wine red, Near Mint, Original Hard, $2,995.00

    Guitar Shown at the Arlington guitar show October 19-20, this beauty is extremely clean and easy to play. All original, no issues, big tone and sound, OHC. Special price!
  • 1958 Gibson Les Paul Special pickguard Black/white/black, Near Mint, , $500.00

    Guitar This is an original pickguard for a 1958-59 single cutaway Les Paul Special. No modifications or issues; ready to go on that nice LP Special to make it complete. ORIGINAL, not a reissue!
  • 1986 Gibson Super 400 postcards Brand New, , $15.00

    Guitar This is a series of 4 postcards I had made from my collection of Gibson Super 400 guitars which were later featured in my book "The Gibson Super 400 - Art of the Fine Guitar." These postcards include a 1935 Super 400, a 1941 Super 400 Premiere, a 1952 Super 400CESN with P90 pickups, and a 1958 Super 400CES with Alnico pickups. There is a brief description of each guitar on the addressee/message side of each postcard. Fun to send to family and guitar friends all over the world! Priced at $15.00 for a set of 4 plus postage. A unique item of guitar history.
  • 2013 Henriksen JazzAmp 110-R Brand New, GigBag, $999.00

    Guitar BRAND NEW JAZZAMP 110-R Combo amp with 10" speaker and 160 watts of clean, clear power and focused tone that lets your guitar be itself in a big way. With padded gig bag and warranty, ready to go! HOLIDAY MADNESS SALE PRICE $ 899!
  • 2012 Henriksen JazzAmp 112-ER Brand New, Soft, $1,099.00

    Guitar BRAND NEW!!! This is the combo amp that working musicians are raving about! The 112-ER has 160 watts RMS power, reverb, an extended-range 12" speaker, and a very intuitive 5-band EQ setup that allows you to tailor its response to almost any guitar including 7-string models. Light, with a very big sound, and extremely versatile. List price is $1,258 and our price is LESS including cover. Rugged, dependable, made in Colorado, the best in its class! HOLIDAY MADNESS SALE PRICE $999!
  • 2011 Henriksen JazzAmp 12-ER cabinet Brand New, Soft, $699.00

    Guitar BRAND NEW HENRIKSEN JAZZAMP 12-ER cab with 12" extended range speaker and tweeter. Comes with warranty and soft slipcover. Outstanding and very versatile in every respect. Really opens up the 112-ER Jazzamp combo amp, or an amp of your choice. All new with warranty, made in Colorado, the best in its class! HOLIDAY MADNESS SALE PRICE $599!