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WASHBURN EA45S

Washburn EA45S acoustic guitar

The Washburn EA45S was made between 2000 and 2003. It was the cedar topped version of the Washburn EA45. The EA45S featured:    Solid Cedar top, Koa back and sides, Multi lam bindings, Maple neck,    Rosewood fingerboard and bridge,  Pearl diamond inlay, Abalone rosette,  Exclusive gold Grover 18:1 gear ratio tuners with ebonite buttons,  B-Band tape mic and preamp and Buzz Feiten Tuning System.
 

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DUESENBERG STARPLAYER BASS

Duesenberg Starplayer electric bass guitar

The Duesenberg Starplayer Bass displays the classic look of Duesenberg with its distinctive spruce arched top with an arched flamed maple back. The vintage looking semi-hollow body bass has specially designed dual Duesenberg Bass-Bucker humbuckers.

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Kent Polaris (540, 1540)

Kent 540 electric guitar

The Kent model 540 (Polaris) was introduced in 1964 and made until around 1966. Model 540 had shaded mahogany finish and the otherwise identical model 1540 had red laquer finish. It was the entry level Kent solid body of the 1964=66 period. Kent described the 540 as follows:

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CHARVEL FUSION V

Charvel Fusion V electric bass guitar

The Charvel Fusion V was the 5-string version of the Charvel Fusion IV. Upgrades to the fusion V 5 string in 1989 included expanded active electronics and special JBE  open wind active pickups. The fusion V 5 string actually had the PJ configuration with JBE pup sized for a 4 string. this was a first run  and was a proto type run for 1989. these basses were made and pictured in the 1990 catalog. Finish options were pearl white, candy blue, pearl red, magenta, metallic black and turquoise.

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Kent 650 (1650)

Kent 650 electric guitar

The single pickup model Kent 650 was introduced around 1963 and was the entry level Kent solidbody. It had double cutaway solid mahogany body with a three piece laminated neck. Rosewood fingerboard with eight inlad position markers; adjustable metal bridge; single magnetic pickup with individual adjusting screw for each pole piece; volume and tone controls; input jack. 36 inches long and 10.5 inches wide.

Model 650 had shaded mahogany finish, model 1650 had cherry red finish. Both were available with a tremolo as models 651 and 1651.

 

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IMPERIAL

The Imperial Musical Instrument Company of Chicago was a 1960s - 1970s US importer and distributor of Crucianelli guitars. These were often branded Imperial Tonemaster.

GUILD GEORGE BARNES ACOUSTI-LECTRIC

Guild Geroge Barnes Acousti-Lectric Jazz Guitar

GUILD made the GEORGE BARNES ACOUSTI-LECTRIC between 1964 and 1967. No "f" holes were cut into the carved spruce top of this full 17” wide jazz bodied instrument which was 3 1/8" deep and 21" long in body and which was carved from highly figured curly maple. The finish was in a choice of blonde or sunburst. An internal brace bar was fitted longitudinally inside the body of the guitar, on to which were fixed the twin humbucking pick-ups and which in turn float through two oblong holes cut into the top.

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GIBSON L-5 STUDIO

Gibson L-5 Studio electric guitar

The Gibson L-5 Studio was a no-frills version of the L-5, without the fancy bindings, inlays and hardware. The Gibson L-5 Studio was made by the Gibson Custom Shop between 1996 and 2000 - relatively few were made in total.

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RICK TURNER Model 1-C

Rick Turner Model 1-C electric guitar

Rick Turner's Model 1-C was first built for Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac. The unique Turner rotating humbucker, used with the bass side rotated closer to the bridge and finger-style playing, can deliver the tone heard on the Tusk album.

The body is mahogany with a carved top and back (cylindrical profile), bound with black forbon (like Fender used for their pickup bobbins!).It has a soundhole pickup mounted in a rotating black high-impact plexiglas plate. The "soundhole" is just for show.

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J.B. PLAYER JBA-L3

J.B. Player JBA-L3 electric guitar

Introduced in the mid 1990s, the JB Player JBA-L3 had a solid ash telecaster style body, one piece maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. Three J.B. Player single coil pickups on five-way switching system, Wilkinson tremolo, cream binding on body, neck, and headstock. Gold hardware, diecast machine heads, vintage sunburst finish

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J.B. PLAYER JBA-L4

J.B. Player JBA-L4 electric guitar

The J.B. Player JBA-L4 had a solid ash tele shaped body, one piece maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. Two J.B. Player Humbucker pickups with a three-way selector. Gold plated diecast machines and hardware, Stop tailpiece, vintage sunburst or tobacco sunburst finish.

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J.B. PLAYER JBA-L2

J.B. Player JBA-L2 electric guitar

The J.B. Player JBA-L2 was a carved top telecaster style electric, with stop tailpiece and two humbuckers. Solid alder body, with a carved top, one-piece maple neck with maple fingerboard. APC Pickups designed by Melvin Lace wired into a unique tapping and switching system that offers 10 different pickup configurations. Stop tailpiece, Diecast Machines, Gold Hardware, Black gloss finish. Nominated "Most Innovative Guitar 1995" by MUSIC AND SOUND RETAILER magazine poll

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EPIPHONE DEMON

Epiphone Demon electric guitar.

EPIPHONE produced the DEMON between 2001 and 2002. It had a modified V-shaped solid hardwood body, with a shorter lower horn. The bolt on maple neck had slim-taper profile and satin finish. The Demon had a tune-o-matic bridge with strings through body tailpiece and two E-series Ultra-Hot humbucking pickups. Also available with built in effects as the Epiphone Demon-FX model.

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J.B. PLAYER JBA-3000 EAB

J.B. Player JBA-3000EAB electro acoustic bass

J.B. PLAYER made the JBA-3000EAB between 1994 and 2003. This acoustic bass had a single round cutaway, spruce top, 2-per-side chrome tuners, acoustic pickup, active 3-band EQ, available in natural finish only. This bass was replaced around 2003 by the JBA-3500EAB.

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TAKAMINE EF-325SRC

Takamine EF-325SRC dreadnought acoustic guitar

The Takamine EF-325SRC was a dreadnought style acoustic, with single cutaway introduced in the early 1990s and made until around 2003. The top was solid spruce with DC-1 bracing and black and white binding. Sides were bubinga and the neck was mahogany. These had a red stain with clear gloss polyurethane finish. These had a palathetic pickup with the 3-band Graph-Ex preamp assembly and an end-pin jack. The sound-hole label was a wood burned stamp and the serial number was found on a Takamine paper sticker on the heel block.

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AZUMI NANYO

Azumi Nanyo electric guitar

The design of the Japanese Azumi Nanyo electric suggests late 1970s or early 1980s manufacture when natural finish and contrasting wood laminations were popular design features. The Nanyo's double pointed cut-away suggests an SG influence.  The two humbucking pickups have blade pole-pieces and it looks like there is a coil-tap switch.

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YAMAHA RBX 300

Yamaha RBX 300 bass guitar

The Yamaha RBX-300 bass was made in the late 1980s to early 1990s. The RBX-300 was very similar to the RBX-200, except the 300 model had a satin finished neck - with a two-toned peg head.

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Fender Jaco Pastorius Jazz Basses

Jaco Pastorius was a legendary bass player who played with Weather Report and Joni Mitchell. Jaco's best known bass was his sunburst-finish fretless 1962 Jazz Bass nicknamed the Bass of Doom, originally fretted but Jaco removed the frets. Pastorius finished the fretboard with marine epoxy to protect the wood from the round wound Rotosound Swing 66 strings he used.

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