• 1964 Guild S-200 Thunderbird "Sunburst"
    One of the most unique and distinctive guitar designs, the Guild Thunderbird has a close association with the legendary Muddy Waters, as he appears with one on the back of his landmark record Electric Mud. This example is one of the best we've seen; with a perfect larger neck profile, remarkably easy to use tremolo system, and a huge array of great tones available with the pair of original Guild HB-1 humbucking pickups. Perhaps the most unusual feature of these guitars is the magnetic kickstand on the back of the instrument designed to eliminate the need for a guitar stand. Despite it's unconventional design, this is a truly incredible playing and sounding guitar, perfect for the psychedelic and blues tones heard on the late 60's Muddy Waters releases. EXC w/OHSC $6,500.
  • 1968 National Prototype Archtop "Sunburst"
    This is a guitar like nothing we've seen before! Likely a one-of-a-kind prototype, this Chicago-made National electric guitar features a fully hollow 17" wide body with an intricate "Checkerboard" binding. The elaborate switching allow for a uge array of tonal options, and the slim and comfortable bolt-on neck make this guitar surprisingly easy to play. Obviously inspired by intricate arch top guitars like the Super 400 and instruments played by Country Stars like Merle Travis, this is truly a unique guitar! EXC $4,200.
  • 2018 Gibson Les Paul Collector's Choice #36 "Goldfinger"
    A fantastic example of this extremely limited run of Les Pauls based on an original '57 owned by Charlie Daughtry. Known as - "Goldfinger" among collectors, Charles Daughtry's original 1957 Goldtop #7 3308 is as recognized for its tone as it is easily identifiable by its trademark finger wear around its cutaway. Collector's Choice #36 is the first Standard Historic Spec in the series for 2016 and is handcrafted based on digital analysis of the original as well as collaboration with its owner. To pick up one of the Limited Run guitars and play it is to experience the tone, look and feel of #7 3308 just as Charles has since adding it to his collection. You'll find CC#36 to be one of the most gorgeous sounding, excellent feeling and character-rich Les Pauls we've ever crafted EXC w/OHSC $6,250
  • 1956 Fender Esquire "Blonde"
    50's Esquires are some of our all time favorite electric guitars, and this stunning "White Guard" example from 1956 is no exception! The perfect "soft V" style maple neck, lightweight ash body, and single screaming bridge pickup make a fantastic sounding combination with a surprising versatility. Fully original and in great shape, this guitar would be perfect for any collection or player. The original tweed Fender case and "ash tray" bridge cover are included. Fender Esquires are becoming harder to find in this condition and continue to increase in value. EXC w/OHSC $22,500.
  • 1956 Gibson Les Paul "Gold Top" Dark Back
    One of the coolest Gold Tops we've had in the store, this 1956 guitar was just acquired from a private collection and features an extremely rare "dark back" finish! The lightweight mahogany body is extremely resonant, while the maple top appears to be highly figured and beautifully flamed beneath the original Gold finish. With a perfect mid-50's neck profile and a pair of fantastic sounding "Soap bar" P90s, as well as an original stop bar tail piece and ABR-1 bridge, this guitar is a perfect example of why 50's Les Paul Standards are thought to be some of the best sounding electric guitars. The incredibly rare Dark Back finish and original brown Lifton case make this a perfect guitar for any collection. EXC w/OHSC $45,000.
  • 2017 Gibson Custom Shop Slash "First Standard" '58 Les...
    Part of an extremely limited run of 100 instruments, this masterfully crafted Les Paul highlights the excellent workmanship of the Gibson Custom shop. The aging painstakingly recreates all of the wear and checking of the 1958 Les Paul Standard owned by Slash of Guns n' Roses and highlighted in the book The Beauty of the Burst. The perfect '58 neck profile and worn sunburst finish are as close as it gets to the real thing! All the original paperwork and "case candy" are included. Whether you're a fan of Guns n' Roses and the iconic lead playing of Slash, or a Burst aficionado looking for an instantly recognizable Les Paul, this is a perfect guitar for the collection! Easily one of the finest guitars to come out of the Custom Shop! EXC w/OHSC $16,200.
  • 1973 Fender Telecaster Thinline "Olympic White"
    One of the cleanest early '70's Thinline Telecasters we've seen! This fantastic example from 1973 features a pair of great sounding "Widerange" humbucker pickups, designed by Seth Lover and embossed with the "Fender" Logo, as well as an original Custom Color "Olympic White" finish and fast playing maple neck. This guitar also includes an original Fender polish cloth and hardshell case. Thinlines are some of the most versatile electric guitars Fender made, and this beautiful 1973 example is hard to beat! EXC w/OHSC $6,995.
  • 1971 Gibson Les Paul '58 ('54) "Goldtop"
    One of the cleanest examples we've seen of these incredible 1954 style Les Paul Standards from the early '70s. The original "Embossed" Gibson logo p90 pickup and wraparound tail piece are a perfect sounding combination, and the mahogany neck features a great feeling 50's style "D" profile. This incredible guitar also includes an original Gibson hangtag and hardshell case. These have become hard to find, and this is definitely one of the cleanest ones available! EXC + w/OHSC $8,700
  • 2019 Fender Limited Edition Telecaster Thinline Two-tone "Fiesta Red"
    Part of a limited run of American made Thinline Telecasters, this beautiful guitar features a unique two-tone "Fiesta Red" finish with a matching headstock and white back and sides with black binding. This like-new example was purchased from the original owner and includes all the case candy, as well as a Brown-tolex Fender hard case. EXC w/OHSC $1,550
  • 1966 Fender Stratocaster "Lake Placid Blue"
    This is easily one of the best sounding "Custom Color" Stratocasters in the shop! The perfect medium "C" shaped neck features a rare, dark Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with pearl-dot inlays and a transition-era "Fender" logo. Custom Color Stratocasters have become harder to find, and it is very rare to have a mid-60's example with a Brazilian board. The original electronics and pickups are exceptional sounding, and with an original hardshell case, they simply don't get much better than this! EXC w/OHSC $22,500
  • 1959 Gibson ES-335 Dot Neck "Sunburst"
    One of the best sounding ES-335s we've had in the shop! This stellar example from 1959 features a pair of incredible "PAF" humbucking pickups, earlier "Long" Pickguard, original Bigsby tailpiece, and an original brown Lifton case. This collector-grade example is all original, and with the perfect '59 neck profile is a fantastic playing guitar, as well. 1959 was definitely a magical year for Gibson electric guitars, and there is no better proof than this killer dot neck! EXC w/OHSC $31,500.
  • 1964 Gibson ES-335 "Cherry"
    The ultimate "Clapton Spec" ES-335! This 1964 example has been professionally re-fretted but is otherwise fully original. The perfect '64 neck profile along with a factory stop tailpiece, nylon saddle "ABR-1" bridge and incredible sounding Patent Number humbucking pickups make this a great sounding and extremely versatile guitar. The original "Cherry" finish and nickel hardware give this guitar the stunning looks of the famous 1964 335 used by Eric Clapton throughout his career. A perfect guitar for any collection or a player looking for a killer sounding ES! EXC w/HSC $24,000.
  • 1965 Fender Stratocaster "Lake Placid Blue"
    Just in from a private collection, this incredible Custom Color Stratocaster features all '64 appointments with a January '65 neck date. The original "Lake Placid Blue" finish is vibrant and unfaded and is perfectly complemented by the 3-ply white guard, dark rosewood fingerboard, and Transition era logo. The perfect "C" shaped neck profile and original gray-bottom single coil pickups make this a fantastic guitar for players and collectors alike. EXC w/OHSC $29,500
  • 2020 Newman Engraved Series "Oak Leaf"
    Few rock music instruments are as recognizable and iconic as the custom electric guitars and basses first built by famed luthier Tony Zemaitis in the 1970s that featured engraved metal fronts by Danny O'Brien. They have been played by such legendary musicians as Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Ronnie Lane (Faces/Small Faces) and other notables, and are treasured for the aesthetics and craftsmanship of O'Brien's master engravings.  O'Brien now joins forces with custom guitar company Newman Guitars to create a new generation of metal-front electric guitars distinguished by their superior workmanship, tone, style and playability. The company was founded by the legendary and gifted luthier Ted Newman Jones, who was the rock music tour circuit's first "guitar technician" from his tenure working for Keith Richards on Rolling Stones tours throughout the 1970s. This one-of-a-kind guitar features a beautiful Oak Leaf motif, along with a pair of Sentell pickups handmade in California. As much a great sounding guitar as it is a work of art! EXC w/OHSC 9,500.  
  • 2020 Newman Danny O'brien Engraved Series "Ornate Scroll"
    Few rock music instruments are as recognizable and iconic as the custom electric guitars and basses first built by famed luthier Tony Zemaitis in the 1970s that featured engraved metal fronts by Danny O'Brien. They have been played by such legendary musicians as Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Ronnie Lane (Faces/Small Faces) and other notables, and are treasured for the aesthetics and craftsmanship of O'Brien's master engravings.  O'Brien now joins forces with custom guitar company Newman Guitars to create a new generation of metal-front electric guitars distinguished by their superior workmanship, tone, style and playability. The company was founded by the legendary and gifted luthier Ted Newman Jones, who was the rock music tour circuit's first "guitar technician" from his tenure working for Keith Richards on Rolling Stones tours throughout the 1970s. This one-of-a-kind guitar features a stunning Scroll motif, along with a pair of Sentell pickups handmade in California. As much a great sounding guitar as it is a work of art! EXC w/OHSC 9,500.  
  • 1959 Gretsch 6121 "Western Orange"
    Just out of a private Gretsch collection, this is a very rare Gretsch 6121! These rarely show up for sale, and with a pair of phenomenal sounding "Filtertron" humbucking pickups, this is definitely a perfect example of "That Great Gretsch Sound"! The '59 neck profile plays perfectly and the original Bigsby tremolo tailpiece make this an extremely versatile instrument. Similar to round up models, this guitar has all the classic tonal options of a Gretsch hollowbody in a comfortable, Duo-jet Size! If you collect Gretsch instruments or simply want a unique and stellar sounding example, this is a perfect guitar! EXC w/OHSC $5,700.
  • 1959 Fender Stratocaster "Sunburst"
    They don't come with much more vibe than this! This incredible 1959 Stratocaster came to us from a private collection and appears to have weathered some type of fire, forever altering the original two-tone Sunburst finish. The ash body is extremely lightweight and resonant, while the original '59 neck profile is slim and comfortable, with a professionally done re-fret that make this one of the better playing Strats in the shop. A five way switch has been added but the original pickups and pots remain, making this guitar capable of all of the great sounds that have made the Strat so versatile for so many years. This guitar even includes an original Fender Tweed case. The original guard has a few autographs, the only one we can make out for sure is Nashville touring and studio legend Johnny Hiland. This guitar is perfect for any player looking for a '50's Strat with tons of character. VG w/OHSC $21,500.
  • 1956 Gibson Les Paul Special "TV Yellow"
    The wear and stenciling on the original Lifton case of this guitar tells the story of a guitar that has seen a lifetime of gigs, and after playing this guitar for a few moments it's easy to see why! Lightweight and resonant, the neck is the perfect medium sized '56 profile, while the pair of original "Soap bar" p90 pickups offer a wide variety of tones that can go from sweet to downright raunchy! The original "TV Yellow" finish has just the right amount of patina that give this a guitar the kind of character that new guitars simply can't offer. The input jack plate was replaced at one point, so a few small screw holes have been filled. If you're looking for a vintage TV Yellow Gibson that can stand up to the rigors of live music, or just want a guitar with a ton of mojo, this is a total winner! EXC w/OHSC $9,800
  • 1973 Fender Stratocaster "Sunburst"
    An incredibly clean example of an early 70's Stratocaster, this 1973 model features a vibrant and unfaded "Sunburst" finish. The trio of original single coil pickups allow for a huge variety of great tones, while the comfortable, medium sized "C" profile neck and dark rosewood fingerboard make this guitar a fantastic player. EXC w/HSC $3,995.
  • 1964 Gretsch 6120 "Western Orange"
    Just out of a Gretsch collection, this 1964 6120 is one of the cleanest Gretsch guitars we've ever had! The original "Western Orange" finish is vibrant and unfaded, while the binding is fully intact. Similar to the one used by John Lennon in 1966, the pair of "Filtertron" Humbucking pickup deliver a wide array of great tones perfect for everything from country and rockabilly to raunchy rock n' roll. If you're looking for a great sounding 6120 in collector grade condition, this is the ultimate example! EXC w/OHSC $3,995.