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AR4444, Gibson L-5, 1933, VG+++, neck reset and refret by Gruhn Guitars, the first of only four of these special models produced, owned and used by famous jazz guitarist Carl Kress, superb sound and playability as well as an extraordinarily rare and historically significant instrument, OHC...Sold
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AG6244, Gibson J-185, 1957, EXF, beautifully figured curly maple back and sides, sunburst, OHC with brown flannel lining, one of the finest examples of this model that we have ever encountered...Sold
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EB6591, Gibson Les Paul, 1955, EXF, original Seal Brown metallic, matching color knobs, one of the earliest Les Paul Models to feature a stop tailpiece and ABR-1 bridge system (very likely a demonstration piece as Seal Brown metallic was not used as a standard production color), obtained from the family of the original owner, OHC...Sold
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EF8535, Fender Stratocaster, 1955, VG, an historically extremely significant instrument, the first documented original black finish Stratocaster, previously owned and extensively used by Howard Reed who played with Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps - has stick on letter initials "H A R" on front. Instrument comes with extensive documentation. Previously displayed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum from January 1998 - May 2013, c. 1956 tweed Fender HC...Sold
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JE3182, Gibson PB-7 Top Tension Plectrum, c. 1940, VG+, original heavy weight high profile tone ring (3 lbs. 6 ounces), original Bella Voce fingerboard inlay, one tuner and resonator thumb screws replaced, modern HC, an excellent candidate for 5-string conversion...Sold
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EF8510, Fender Stratocaster, 1954, EXF, neck date 1/54, body date is 4/54 in bridge pickup route, pot code 304221, serial number on trem cavity cover plate is 0100 (earliest known Stratocaster - numbers started at 0100), original "poodle" style HC...Sold
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EF8624, Fender Jazzmaster, 1966, VG+++, original Lake Placid Blue finish with matching color peghead, body autographed by Johnny Cash, pickguard autographed by Bob Wootton, photographs of guitar being played at San Quentin with Johnny Cash, letter stating ownership and use of this guitar on "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash" album as well as "Live at San Quentin" album, HC...Sold
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AA9127, Martin D-28, 1938, EXF, original large pickguard, neck reset, refret and bridge plate repair by Gruhn Guitars, an extraordinarily fine sounding instrument, c. 1960 Martin HC...Sold
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EF8559, Fender Jazzmaster, 1957/61, pre-production 1957 Jazzmaster body with same dimensions as first production Jazzmasters, 1961 neck with vulcanized fiberboard fingerboard (an experimental fingerboard material typically used for pickup bobbins - one of only two known examples with this fingerboard), the first Fender instrument to feature custom color Fiesta Red finish (originally known at the Fender factory as "Fullerton Red"), Fender executive George Fullerton's personal guitar which was kept in his office from the time it was made onward throughout his career and was played in tribute at his funeral, back of the headstock signed by George Fullerton, photos and certification letter included along with two books featuring this guitar, modern Fender HC...Sold
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PA2520, Dumble Overdrive Special with Dumblelator, 1991, NM, switchable 50/100 watts, black Tolex covering, two Electrovoice 12" speakers, footswitch, tubes signed and dated by Alexander Dumble, Anvil road case...Sold
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