The Classic Teaburst es335td This is a real exceptional example and it is one of the NICEST Teaburst's I have seen EVER..The Choice Maple Top-Sides & Back are all real nicely figured with some real nice 3-d flames all over, this guitar is ( orange label inside f-hole ) The mid sized neck is quite easy to play and is very Fast, *Classic Mother of Pearl Headstock logo and fretboard position markers, The most Amazing Brazilian Rosewood fretboard! Tuners have been changed at some time. All original Trapeze Tailpiece w/ orig Tunamatic bridge. The Double same as PAF Humbucking patent# sticker pickups put out plenty "all ya need tone for days"!...100% true early paf tone they are the pat# humbuckers and are the same as the earlier PAF pickups made just months before , This guitar was owned by a young adult who kept this guitar in it's original condition for over 39 years this one is obviously a true classic just have a good look at the pics. **No structural damage ever, no wood-cracks or repairs ever! fine finish fissure's yes...some minor chips here and there but overall this is one og THE most Gorgeous 335 of the era ever. This example is pretty clean overall for her age and is Rated a solid 8.5 very good-excellent condition, This guitar exhibits one of a kind character with a simply impressive patina and an absolutely Gorgeous Top-sides & Back. This guitar has always been a California Original example and it comes with its original worn black tolex gold lined Gibson Hard Shell Case..ITs THAT NICE FOLKS!
WoW! Just in..Great Playing & sounding early 80's Tokai es 335 A great Gibson 1958-59 style dot- neck reissue. Professional Grade Tokai's model #100, in Gorgeous Figured maple Cherry Finish Top-Sides & Back, Solid and hefty Mahogany neck. Great sounding Semour Duncan Vintage paf humbucking pickups..no breaks or repairs solid 8.5+ condition
Here we have a Very High Quality and Super Rare Aria L-1000c Japan Crafted L5ces. This Guitar represents the top of the line Vintage L5ces G!b$@n Replica. This example was hand built to exacting standards of workmanship and only the best premium woods-materials were used to built this example to RIVAL or even EXCEED that of ANYTHING the US had to offer in a true Jazz box ....L5, Super 400, Byrdland etc...This example as you can see in these pictures is in. The body is 17" wide and is 3.5" deep just like a G!b$@n. We have an optional Gibson hardshell case available as seen.
Very good-excellent 8.8 condition or better also very rare for a vintage piece to be kept so clean, ADULT OWNED This example was Crafted in Japan in and about 1972-75...( judging by SERIAL #'s ) Equiped with outstanding vintage Original Classic PAF style Humbuckers and these pickups are warm and creamy for a TRUE VINTAGE Jazz TONE, no need to change these out they sound amazing WoW!...The best Premium woods used in its construction = Birdseye Maple Back, Wonderfully Aged gorgeous Spruce top...SOOOO nice! See that accurate old school Sunburst finish. No need to pay $6500 - $12,000 for a great real vintage Jazz box. You can pay 2 x 3 times more for a used Gibson if you like but you will not get a better guitar than this Vintage Prototype guitar hand crafted by the master luthiers in Japan.... simply must see and hear this example with no disapointments!
WoW! Jimmy Page TONE HERE folks WoW...Truly a vintage fun player all the way and set up to do JUST THAT!...Its equipped with a vintage humbucker from unknown origin? have not pulled it apart yet...who knows?...but it KILLS!!!! ... Its sound is Huge GUTSY and TONEFULL with a nice big neck just about the same as our 58 Gibson Les Paul Jr. The action is PERFECT! and it even has vintage GROVER nickel tuners to KEEP it in TUNE. This guitar plays and sounds like a real vintage Gibson...No problems or breaks and this guitar is rated at 10 for vintage fun-cool & condition is rated at 7.7-8.5 for its age cosmetics as seen VINTAGE VIBE big time fun... Very cool player and WoW! does this baby sound GREAT for SLIDE.
Sorry SOLD OUT: Here we had a Vintage 1978 Greco J-115N. This is EXACT REPLICA of an American classic Jazz Box the "Johnny Smith" Model much like super 400, L-5 Top of the line in both Workmanship but also the use of the most AAAA Premium Woods used available WoW!.
The J-115N If Japan built Today in today's costs a guitar of this High Caliber will set you back over $6500.00 or more Compare to a DeAngelico or highest end Gibson Johnny Smith, What a real find!
It is absolutely stunning!!!, Correct quality MOP diamond inlay on the head as same as a premium Gibson, a MOP position fret markers and lite Ebony fretboard, and premium maple Flamey sides & flamed arched back body.
Since the Original owner treasured this guitar so, it is AMAZINGLY well PRESERVED and is JVG rated at excellent condition! It's hard to believe it's a Vintage piece and was made over 35 years ago!
This example comes with its clean old and original vintage Crocodile style aged nickel Latches hardshell case wow!
NOTE: The pickups and controls are attached to the neck side and the pick guard.
There is no drilled holes on the top said to be solid hand carved select Sitka Spruce top. 100% original.
1978 Greco J-115N
*Attachment: Original Hardshell case (seen in the pic)
*Neck: med- slim profile made of premium AAA Maple 3# pieces with 2# walnut separation strips. Fingerboard exotic Ebony, real MOP inlay and fret position markers.
*Body: Arched solid spruce top/ Premium Flamey Maple side & arched back.
*Pickups: Greco original Jazz Mini Hum. x2
*Controls: 3-position dial switch, 2Vol. 2Tone
*Fret life left : 9/10
Body 17" @ widest point
*Total JVG condition rate: 9/10
Note: This guitar is a 32+ year old vintage guitar and is not new or mint but from what I have seen of many of these older guitars this example is as close to mint as I have seen, again for something of this age. Plays & sounds just as well or even better than the $6,500-$12,500 Gibson Johnny Smith.
These are the top of the line master built gems from Japan's golden era and are also extremely rare so don't miss out on this one. You will not be disappointed.
THIS IS NOT A GIBSON Guitar
Taken in trade the original owner told me this is a vintage Ibanez...This is a one off Japanese conversion look alike ES335 exact Copy amazing WoW!...Built: Like the G!b$@n..some of the most sought after best features like HQ
Premium aged premium woods used Flamed AAA Maple & real nice craftmanship. Gorgous Violin burst.
Nice and fast slim - mid sized dot Neck!
As you can see in the pics it has naturally aged now and real patina to the bindings & hardware making this one really look & feels the vintage part. With all aged Gold hardware
Tuners are quality Grovers!
Killer Pickups PAF's style Humbuckers
AAA Fit & Finish
with the Looks & Feel of a Vintage G!b$@n
not the price tag
Plays & Sounds Great...recording worthy
No need to tour with your $3000+ Gibson use this one...it has pro level playability & great tone. This vintage guitar is JVG rated in very good-excellent vintage and is easily 8.5 /out of 10 condition. This Japanese Vintage 335 is 100% READY to Play the Bluse festival this Sunday!
Lots of mojo!
Just in! The REAL VINTAGE DEAL not a reissue....
SOON Better Pics & more
Info to come...
This Special find is in real nice all round original shape...some true players wear and a few dings and such with some vintage lacquer checking looks & Sounds & Plays like a dream!...
still with its Orig Pickups & Electricsm mutes .....Wow what a GREAT VINTAGE GEORGE HARRISON SOUND...This baby comes with its original hard shell case it to is in prety good shape w/ some snags & wear and such but fully functional and looking & working as it was intended...she's 41 plus years old WoW!
Your gonna love this one!
Here we have a wonderful example of old American classic design original...Johnny Smith type Jazz player and it plays very well and really sounds great! JVG Rated Very good-vintage condition...own a piece of 50's American History at a great price for a fine vintage guitar...
IN STOCK = ARIA - SUPER 400 Replica this example is a real GEM folks and look how they Nailed that Classic Gibson Sunburst AMAZING MOTSUMOKU Workmanship. This is an Old School G1B$*n L-5 - Super 400 Replica amazingly accurate fit & finish your going to see... These are among the best of the best made in the mid 70's ( PRE SERIAL NUMBER PROTOTYPE ) These are very High Quality vintage Japanese Replicas frankly none better and are now beautifully well aged with that auora and Patina only a true vintage guitar can have. As you may already know Aria of Japan was the company contracted to remake the Great very high end De Angelico New Yorkers etc Guitars and those examples were known to be the best of the best since the Originals then De Angelico's changed manufacturers to cut costs are made elsewhere ( China and Korea and others now they no longer are of such high quality at all...with cheep woods - scarf joints and fat -thick tone deadening Polyurethane finish and not set up well on top of that. These Japanese Replicas from the 1970's Aria guitars are amongest the very best of the best ever produced you just don't see anything new like it not even close and they are over $5k. Thes old school Japan built models are actually neck & neck with the American real deal. today's finest players and tomorrows future vintage collectible very popular today but gaining as people hear about these and the word gets out, sure to appreciate over time. We love these Aria's for good reason they are the best of the best. Here at JVGuitars we have several of these Aria's Super AAA quality examples. Please see our others fine Ibanez & Greco High end examples they rival the $6500-$12,000 G!b$@n'$
This guitar is an Aria Pro II archtop guitar, PE-180 model and was made in the mid 1970's Crafted in Japan, its a "Prototype" Law suit model and has no serial number, The TOP END Japanese Aria guitars from this era were well known for their very accurate following of the details sticking to the original American Classic design and they used the best woods available and very talented Luthiers to produce some vintage works of art like this example. This example has a high grade spruce top Sitka, featuring a nicely figured birdseye maple back and sides, very nice triple bindings all around with Fret Edge Binding detail the body as well as the neck, A Great vintage correct sunburst finish WoW! The two PAF style accurate sounding replica humbucking pickups are amazingly accurate to old Gison Paf tone, naturally aged gold hardware, with a correct multi bound high end Archtop tortoise pickguard. The fingerboard is also high end ebony wood, and the inlays on the fingerboard are amazingly accurate and done well and just like the G!b$@n Super 400.
The body on ths fine example is in amazing condition for a 37 year vintage guitar. It has been adult owned and well cared for and always kept in the case.
The sound is as one would expect from a vintage G!b$@n dynamic warm and rich clearity. No need`to change these pickups out they are real nice PAF sounding, the neck pickup has the classic full bodied warm jazz tone; the bridge pickup has a strong barking rockabilly tone and the combination of the two offers many tone range options at your fingertips. This guitar has been professionally set upo and action is on the money EZ to play with Flat wound strings for excellent smoth Jazz tone. Did we mention this baby is RARE / This baby has its original hard shell case with aluminum railng top & bottom w/ gold plush felt linning its still well in tact and still looks very good too...
Up for your consideration and available for sale today.
Ready to TOUR or RECORD TONIGHT!
Thanks for your interest.
Here is he link to the slideshow pictures of this guitar: https://picasaweb.google.com/gr8bids/75AriaPE180?authkey=Gv1sRgCKnm0pr3uoaNkwE#slideshow/5708106916487715634
This one SOLD OUT...but we have another in BLOND highly figured maple...just in! Here we have a fine example of a 1984 Vintage classic Japanese Crafted Ibanez FG100. This gorgeous premium example is made of AAA Birdseye Maple see the pics WoW! And after over 20+ years now it still has a glass like vintage Nitrocellulose Lacquer sunburst finish and is unbelievably deep & shinny wow really EZ on the eyes this one is. This Special Order example sports the very same refined high end Tail Piece & bridge appointments as the famous George Benson top of the line GB100 or GB200 please see the pics for those details.. As you may know the Ibanez FG-100 is a great Japanese Crafted Jazz box that Ibanez had discontinued in the mid-late 80's, but not all that long ago Ibanez Japan brought this FG100 body style back the original body molds were employed to make the high end Pat Metheny signature model version, (PM-100?). This Ibanez FG-100 is one of the best sounding FG-100's we had yet and I have had several over the years and we are always asked when we will have them in again and again always after they are sold. Well NOW is your chance to get the best of the best right here folks. The neck on this one is very fast, its body is light weight and is really just about the perfect size. JVG condition rated very good - excellent vintage used not new or mint with minimal dings here or there see pics also several finish only check lines on top & a couple on the sides non on back or neck and still only visible upon closest inspection no wood cracks or repairs ever ...
The vintage Ibanez FG-100 is one of Ibanez's most popular and rare Ibanez original designs ever. A lot less of these were made then most all the other Ibanez Artists styles. This is one of the best and is fully ready to record tonight! You will love this fine vintage Jazz box Player.
See below for similar guitar that is now in stock
Here we have what is not only an amazingly beautiful to look at ES335 but is also a real joy to play and hear! ..this is a very High End ONE PIECE TOP & Back with a perfect BROCK BURST ....& all 100% Nitrocellulose gloss Lacquer finished instrument " old school " from one of the very best professional grade guitar builders in the world bar none. This is a hand made Guitar and was made in Japan by Tokai Gakki model es130...and is based on a 1959 era Gibson es335.
This high end instrument has also been fully electronically gone over with a fine tooth comb and was professionally "updated - improved" by changing the original Goto pickups to Gibson USA 1957 Classic PAF Humbucking pickups, switched to US cts pots, switch craft & orange drop capacitors sweet... all this was over a $350 up grade and was worth it and this guitar is ready to blow just about any es335 you can think of away!..Plays like a dream. This one is as near mint as it gets folks... This guitar also comes with its very cool original Tokai "REBORN" dark brown reissue style plush lined hard shell case..
This is the one...
any questions or interest please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here we have a very rare and Gorgeous High End Japanese Carlo Robelli Es175 offering from the very same factory responsible for Ibanez , Greco and a few others. This one has a Logo with the name Carlo Robelli and was not a cheep export this one was originally released to the UK not the US due to the Law Suit era with Gibson suing Ibanez..over building Exact Copies of their famous guitars designs with exact detail and specifications as well as being top quality players. This Carlo Robelli is one that was built to exact detail of the Gibson made es175 and will not disappoint. This vintage Japanese guitar is 38 years old vintage guitar in its own right a real classic.This guitar has details like fret edge bindings as well a a nitro cellulose lacquer finished spruce top. Wow what a great color burst.
Here we have a rare signature model by Ibanez crafted in Japan in 1981 the LR10 Lee Ritenour es335 style this is from the top of the line platform flagship for Ibanez in their top of the line signature semi hollow body line of guitars based on the as200. This one is the Lee Ritenour signature model ( Les has signed the label inside ) comes with a beautiful vintage violin nitrocellulose lacquer sunburst finish and it is just like glass!, The body is semi-hollow classic es335 construction all is all highly figured maple, ivoroid-b-w-bound top and back, fingerboard is bound and the wood is gorgeous exotic Brazilian Rosewood with vivid abalone dot inlays, the Original sustaining brass nut is still perfect and in place " great Sustain " with brass and never break or wear really quite nice,the perfect comfort neck profile that's 1-11/16" nut width, 24-3/4" scale,the Action is suburb its set fairly low and its so accurate with absolutely no buzzing or dead spots all the way up the fretboard...intonation is dead on. This example comes loaded with two of the extremely highly prized 58's "Z" humbucking PAF pickups have you heard of the Paf Dry Z's if not look them up these are the best Japanese PAF's period ,original Ibanez tune-a-matic-style bridge and Gibraltar II tailpiece, b-w-b-w beveled pickguard, Crafted in Japan, (SN:L81### for made in 1981..
-length: 1055mm (41.5")
-width: 405mm (16")
-depth: 65mm (2.5")
-material: flame maple top, back and sides
-nut: 43mm wide, Bone
-width at 22nd fret: 57mm
-radius: 300mm (~12")
-binding: Cream colored
-number of frets: 22
-material: Brazilian Rosewood
-inlay: Abalone Dot
-Quick Change tailpiece
-Velve Tune machines
-Black Plastic Pickguard
-pickups: Amazing Humbucking
-pickup switch: 3-way toggle
IN STOCK AND AVAILABLE- Here we are proud to present this Law suit prototype... Top quality easily comparable to the Gibson L-5 from the late 50's early 60's and better than Gibson's from the 70's.... This baby is Super RARE folks, its in near MINT condition These are Super V the absolute top of Matsumoku's product line. Have you ever held one of these baby's in person? It is astounding just how perfectly this example was constructed. I'll bet the top brass at Gibby were deflated when they compared one of these high end models. Solid body guitars are one thing, but large-bodied archtops are quite another matter. These are extremely complicated and difficult pieces to replicate...and Matsumoku did a masterful job.
Please do *not* confuse this with a low-end copy. There is very little difference between this and the expensive late 50's original.
This was originally designed to sell for 300,000 Japanese Yen in 1977, so it was quite an expensive instrument, even at that time. Made in Japan and hand built to exacting standards of quality and workmanship. Features premium bird's eye maple back and sides, spruce top, ebony fretboard, MOP split parallelogram fretboard inlay,super nicely detailed fret edge binding, multi-ply pickguard binding, multi-ply fretboard binding, correct elongated headstock and (factory) stinger on the back of the headstock. Rounded Super 400 Venetian cutaway and the classic L5 tailpiece WoW!!!
ALL ORIGINAL. with the exception of what its previous owner has added a very convincing real headstock overlay of mother of pearl... This is not a Gibson guitar but is a Japanese Replica of one that has undergone a "headstock conversion " No cracks, No breaks, No repairs, NO ISSUES!
Includes the original hardshell case in excellent condition with classic marigold interior (virtually impossible to find).
Some normal gold fading wear and the occasional slight handling mark here and there, but incredibly clean for a 33 year old adult owned one owner vintage guitar. Equipped with an outstanding set of PAF replica Humbucking pickups; most likely Maxon. Absolutely no need to change these out.
Please take some time to view our pics carefully. This example was built by the most skilled and meticulous craftsmen at a time when Japan had access to all the best timber. The hands down consensus amongst those jaded by much more expensive archtops is that there is no better value in a vintage Jazz box available today.
Let me know if interested in this high end instrument.
Soeey SOLD OUT!: Here we are very proud to present another Absolutely Beautiful example of a Japanese Vintage guitar by Ibanez that is to also be considered a vintage work of art...This is one of the finer made examples of this guitar we have ever seen..... This is the Very Rare Vintage 1978 Ibanez Model 2453! Howard Roberts Fusion Law suit era high quality replica guitar that has in many ways exceeded the originals in our opinion.
" A true work of art!
OK... where it starts / Epiphone, owned by Gibson's parent company, they introduced the first Howard Roberts model in 1964 in limited numbers. An aclomplished jazz player, H. Roberts' had a great desire for better acoustics , this led to the unique central oval sound hole (instead of the usual double f-hole configuration) and the floating pickup (like Gibson's Johnny Smith model) mounted just above it. In the early 1970's Ibanez began their era of "Faithful High Quality Reproductions" where they copied classic American-made solid body electric Gibson, Fender, and Rickenbacker models. Shortly afterward came the acoustic and hollowbody model replicas were introduced, including Guild and Martin flattops, too. As Ibanez began to capture more market share the folks at Gibson took a very serious look into this, which led them to a lawsuit filed by Gibson against Ibanez in 1977 for obvious copyright infringement, specifically it boiled down to the "open book" headstock image. Therefore the only true "lawsuit" instruments are Gibson copies made by Ibanez and several others of course making guitars with that Gibson exact "open book " style headstock shape . By the time the lawsuit was resolved Ibanez had decided to and had actually already changed their headstock design to a Guild-style headstock profile. This guitar is a TRUE LAW SUIT guitar in that it is the one with THE CORRECT Gibson profile headstock the most sought after in the line.... This is the "2453 model".
Ibanez came out with Model 2453 HR around 1974, offering it in lesser grade burgundy and this example is the higher grade of Flame Maple thus the more translucent finish in the Cherry sunburst finish to show it off. This example features a AAAA Flame Maple body with a 22-fret three-piece figured maple neck. The neck is set, and is not bolt-on like many Ibanez guitars of this period. The top and peghead overlay is multi-bound and the back is single-bound. Other features include bound High Grade Rosewood fingerboard with slotted block MOP inlay, adjustable wooden bridge with inlaid base, gold hardware, single PAF type pickup, and a special control configuration (volume, mid-range, treble roll-off). A fancy tailpiece and ornate headstock inlay complete the look.
This HRF is in very good condition not new or mint of course its over 35 years old and a true vintage player and has a few minor paint nics or chips and have been lacquer touched up to peserve the original finish integrity. This is a very smooth Jazz player. It was of course handcrafted in Japan. The original celluloid tortoiseshell pickguard is still in very good condition ( so many desintegrate) and is on board this is unusual for many of these as I have seen many with already deteriorated guards ..not this one..., Overall the body and finish are in very good+ shape, just a few minor small blemishes here and there one doink on the back but nothing that will greatly detract from its beauty. The back of the neck is smooth and fast and the fingerboard and frets are nearly perfect, showing very minimal play wear.
Here we have just in and not quite pictured yet but what I can tell you now is it is in amazing condition, its all original, the woods are gorgeously figured maple on the front - back - sides & neck... really beautiful patina to the blond finish and is striking against the fingerboard & headstock intricate inlays & overlay .... the es347 is an upgraded high end es335 w/ split coil options & fancy inlay work on the headstock w/ block MOP inlays on the 3 piece maple neck...and all gold hardware ...is a striking sight to behold against the figured blond figured maple.. the gold hardware shows its vintage and looks so cool... Vintage Gibson at a reasonable price... keep an eye out pics coming soon!
Ask any questions this guitar is fanominal and has the great classic Gibson tone... WoW!
Here is a link please copy & paste to view many pictures of this fine instrument... https://picasaweb.google.com/gr8bids/79GibsonES347?authkey=Gv1sRgCKf12tvm96K6yQE#slideshow/5588472603344418946.
Just in.....Yet another Top of the line Japanese Vintage Guitar this one is also Early Pre Law Suit Ibanez L5 Jazz Box in rare form AAAA flamed blond beauty! This is an early Crafted in Japan made under the radar “prototype" this one is pre serial # model and this one was built to very high exacting detailed workmanship standards and AAAA Figured & flamed aged superior Tone-woods and a work of art fine finish work, This vintage example was built from the late 1950's- early 1960's Gibson Specifications some folks say this is built so good its even better than the vintage Gibson counterpart from the last 50's & 60's and actually is better than the later 70's Gibsons later improved again from about 78-81 and you have to get a Custom Shop guitar to come close to this example. This is a very early true Open Book Famous headstock this is THE ONE .... these types of examples is what caused the “Law Suits" that cost Ibanez and a few others quite a bit of trouble from the American Companies in the early 80's. This example is in SUPER NICE all round condition, for its age it's “about 37 years old " The body is Premium AAAA and again its pretty darn clean, the Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish has now beautifully ambered with natural aging, It has excellent original frets. This example has the highest quality German AAA Sitka spruce top , With a real sweet sound unplugged and very resonant excellent vintage tone woods used that have now mellowed nicely with over 37 years time passing. Its crafted using only highly AAA-AAAA flamed premium Maple sides-back & neck. The high quality original Gold hardware shows some fading. The two paf humbuckers sing & ring with great soulful and bluesy jazz tones and is quite versatile and easily comparable to that American "big named" L-5 guitar. This one came to us without a case and since we had purchased a very good used Gibson hard shell case it does the job well and is optionally available for $160 additional. With this vintage gem you will have no need to spend $7,500 -$16,000 on something comparable in the Gibson line… or a Japanese crafted DeAngelico those are made by Greco which is the very same Company making this L-5. Like fine wine this one has aged & mellowed quite nicely over the past 35+ years and is truly a very fine and rare example to bring joy to your playing and will easily last a lifetime and then some... This is the best of the best folks and you don't see these any cleaner than this often hats for sure. .
Here we have just in stock is a real Vintage American made Harmony Meteor electric guitar with 2- great sounding strong & tonfull DeArmond pickups... All original from 1964 with the onlt exception being the pick-guard is an exact replica replacement and the logo on the headstock fell off and was lost by the original owner and we purchased the exact replica replacement ... all electronics are 100% original and work just like they always have this guitar sounds GREAT!... Its action is very good neck is straight and the frets do show some wear but not enough wear to make this guitar play anything other then very good - excellent again no issues and this baby as such a beautiful vintage vibe this is a pleasure cradt to play its takes me back to pre Beatles and when I was a 8 year old my teen aged neighbor had one of these he played threw and old supro amp and I would just listened to him play & wish that I could have a guitar like that and play guitar like that and sound so good... I did eventually learn to play by 12 pretty well and later my best friend bought the Harmony Rocket in Red & a Princeton Reverb amp that was about 1966... anyway this Harmony Meteor guitar sounds just like I remember these pickups are truly classic. This guitar is recording worthy and it plays with ease. You will surly be pleased should you decide to purchase this vintage guitar. Finish is not new or in mint condition...more to come soon.... .
Sorry SOLD OUT: This is a RARE Japanese Crafted L5 replica by Japanes Custom Shop builders TERADA .... it is logoed as Epiphone. Terada company is the Premier builder in Japan famously know for building most of the finest guitars to ever come out of Japan and that is saying a lot.. like George Benson's GB line, The Gretsch Reissues, Many of the Ibanes top of the line Artists and MC models , De Angelico's ....the list goes on & on This is the top of the line model and was made in 1996. This guitar has undergone some additional refinments to the frets -and are wonderfully re-leveled-crowned-polished in detail and are in amazing playing condition. This guitar sounds AMAZING with the great PAF copy humbucking pickups artfully re-created wow nice work! This Beauty has wonderfully figured woods throughout please refer to the many pics. This is a PROFESSIONAL Level player and has the warm - rich sound one would expect from a $8500 Gibson L-5. This example is in Beautiful original condition...amazingly beautiful in person with that classic sunburst so artfully applied by the masters at TERADA. All Original in 100% condition. One word sums up this guitar. IMPRESSIVE .... I would snap this beautiful gem up before shes gone.
Here we have another great find for your serious consideration this example is a very high Quality Jazz guitar that is a Super detailed vintage Replica of the great Gibson L- 5 - Super 400 style... This guitar was built in 1978 and if you have noticed the similarities between this and our other vintage Aria Matsomoku factory crafted guitars you are not seeing things this Memphis was made side by side with the same materials & the very same luthiers and was labeled Memphis during the Law Suit Era this is the very same guitar no differences other than Memphis in Mother of Pearl logo instead of Aria... other than that no differences what so ever...This example as a Beautiful Sitka Spruce top, Flamey Maple neck & the back is figured Birdseye Maple WoW!.. This is a great Matsomoku's Top Quality effort whet into these top of the line exact Replica's these originally were not for export and were for the high end Japanese market and not seen here until much later later... This example of the Super V Electric Hollow-body guitar in most excellent condition and is in perfect playing order no fret out or buzzing or dead spots. Super EZ action with excellent intonation. This great guitar was made in Japan and RJ780504 is on the back of the headstock so we believe it dates it as a 1978. The body is the size of an L-5 and the neck is that of a Super 400. This guitar is extremely high quality with regards to workmanship & materials used in its construction. The frets are like brand new as though it has never been played and put under the bed for 33 years so you could have a nearly new vintage guitar WoW!. As far as the overall looks go THEY NAILED IT - It is EXACTLY like a 1969 Iced Ted Super 400. There are just a few marks superficial nicks (that may polish out I have not tried yet but I may) on the back
Body depth is 3 3/8" and the width is 17" and the scale length is 25 1/2"..
This guitar comes with what I believe is the very nice original hard-shell case.
Here we have yet another great find for your serious consideration from you seriously Jazz minded folks. This rare example is again a very high Quality Jazz guitar that is a Super detailed vintage Replica of the great Gibson L- 5 - Super 400 style... This guitar was built in 1979 and if you have noticed the similarities between this and our other vintage Aria Matsomoku factory crafted guitars you are not seeing things this Bradley is a Prime example Law-suit guitar that was made side by side with the same materials & the very same luthiers and was labeled Bradley during the Law Suit Era this is the very same guitar no differences other than Bradley in Mother of Pearl logo instead of Aria... other than that no differences what so ever...This example as a Beautiful aged Sitka Spruce top , Figured Maple neck & the back is figured & Birdseye Maple WoW!.. The finish was masterfully applied and accurately replicates the late 50's to mid+ 60's Burst .. Just a dead on Masterpiece. This is a really great Matsomoku's masterpiece Top Quality effort went into creating these top of the line exact Replica's. These originally were not for export and were for the high end Japanese buyers market and seldom seen here in the US until much later later... This example of the Super V Electric Hollow-body guitar in most excellent condition and is in perfect playing order no fret out or buzzing or dead spots. Super EZ action with excellent intonation. This great guitar was made in Japan. The body is the size of an L-5 and the neck is that of a Super 400. This guitar is extremely high quality with regards to workmanship & materials used in its construction. The frets are like brand new as though it has never been played and put under the bed for 33 years so you could have a nearly new vintage guitar WoW!. As far as the overall looks go THEY NAILED IT - It is EXACTLY like a 1969 Iced Ted Super 400. There are just a few marks superficial nicks (that may polish out I have not tried yet but I may) on the back Body depth is 3 3/8" and the width is 17" and the scale length is 25 1/2".. This guitar also comes with what I believe is the very nice original hard-shell case. .
Better pictures soon to come
Here we have yar another very early TRUE-Pre Law Suit PROTOTYPE REPLICA by the great Ibanez this is a GB George Benson type Prototype correct & detailed Replica L-5ces done right from head to toe just have a good look at the pics. This is a great Jazz Box in a rare High Quality verssion in rare form with beautifully deeply flamed blond maple beauty wow! This is another early one obviously TOP MASTER LUTHIER MADE and well hand crafted in Japan. This example is one of those survivors made under the radar of Gibson I'm told these were “prototype" guitars this one is a pre serial # model and I can hardly stress enough how these rare issues were known to be built to very high detailed standards and at this time frame they also used some very amazingly beautiful superior wfigured - byrdseye & flamed AAAA woods. Better than many us makers used at that time, This vintage example was built to Replicate the late 1950's- early 1960's Built to Gibson Specifications some folks say that the built quality of these early Ibanez guitar replicas are so good it likely exceed most or many of the Gibby's mid-70's -79 period examples by the Gibson counterpart. This is one of the great very early true Open Book Famous headstock this is THE ONE .... these types of guitars is what caused the “Law Suits" that cost Ibanez and a few others quite a bit of trouble from the American Companies in the early 80's. This example is in SUPER NICE all round condition, for its age it's “about 37+ years old " The body is Premium AAA and again its pretty darn clean, the Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish has now beautifully ambered with natural aging, It has excellent original frets. Top high grade I'm told is German AAA Sitka spruce , it has a nice clear sweet sound unplugged and very resonant ,very good tone , the aged tone woods used have paid off nicely. Clean yet mellowed nicely with over 37 years time passing well taken care of in California. Now nicely golden & ambered with age and natural Patina only time can create. Its crafted using only highly AAA flamed premium Maple sides-back & neck. The high quality original Gold hardware shows its age with some fading. The two paf humbuckers sing & ring with great soulful and bluesy jazz tones and is quite versatile and easily comparable to that American "big named" L-5 guitar. This one came to us without a case and since we had purchased a very good used Gibson hard shell case it does the job well and is optionally available from $160 additional. With this vintage gem you will have no need to spend $7,500 -$16,000 on something comparable in the Gibson line… or a Japanese crafted DeAngelico those are made by Greco which is the very same Company making this L-5. ( We also do have in stock a vintage Japanese Greco L-5ces type in Sunburst you may want to see ) Like fine wine this one has aged & mellowed quite nicely over the past 37+ years and is truly a very fine and rare example to bring it will bring joy to your Jazz play and or recording no matter what your style of playing is I'm sure taken care of properly this will easily last a lifetime and then some... This is one of the very best of the best.
THis is what I first saw the great smooth jazzman George Benson playing live back in the 70's at this show I got up real close to see his him & what he was dong first hand up super close & I was totally astonished by his cool smooth yet explosive style and then I noticed what he used to get that sound it was an Ibanez like this one this time and not the Gibson that I had been hearing him play on?... ya that show here in Northern California and early recordings thats what I was hearing..this is before Ibanez custom made the GB10 thet George himself completely designed.... but this one the one in these days when George came out guns blazing smooth style... needless to say this guitar should more than fit the bill for you.. its can do it all. note: these old Ibanez PAFs humbuckers are highly sought after now by players in the know... these are exact replicase of the old Gibson Paf design said to be just about as good as they get...this guitar sounds as good as it looks....
Pics not yet taken but will be soon enough
Keep an eye out... if any questions or if ready to purchase one for yourself drop me an email to email@example.com
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IN STOCK: Here we are proud to present to you for your serious consideration is this very cool Beautiful Vintage 52 year old example of the Classic 1960 Silvertone Model 1429 This was Silvertones top of the line Deluxe #3 Pickup Thinline Archtop by made by Harmony USA for 1960 and what a beauty she is...
This example has some of the MOST Beautiful looking AAA Figured eastern Maple Tone Woods I have seen on one of these early 60's guitars in a long time so nice in fact I had to bring it here to JVGuitars WoW... just have a good look.... This one came with nearly all of it's original vintage parts intact and in very nice shape at that, including tuners, tailpiece, strap buttons, wiring harness...this baby was made from the very same woods used on what is now know to be the finest guitars in US history the late 50's - early 60's ... were also made from. This top & back look like something you would expect to see on an old 1959 Gibson Les Paul Burst highly figured - flamed with mineral streaks and all WoW!!!. This one has its neck properly refinished due to extreme wear but it had no damage or any cracks or structural repairs needed at all just a clean up cosmetic re-fin..to preserve its beauty and done in its correct original nitrocellulose lacquer thin skin finish. The Body was not bad but lovingly touched up minimalist approach so to preserve the integrity and stop any further finish degradation and as you can see she looks very natural as it look its 52 years of age with patina and vibe yet is amazingly well preserved example done with that in mind. The Pickups are Airline Diamond Single Coil Gold leaf Pickups and the Pickguard and covers are with vintage custom covers and plates. The guitar is not perfect its 52 years old and is a REAL VINTAGE guitar not a re-issue but it is as nicer example than most 52 year old Silvertone 1429 Deluxe Thinline guitars and its surely in the upper percentage condition wise for sure...and WoW!... it really Sings great and it Plays beautifully. The Neck is nice and straight and these are the original frets in very good - excellent condition too and its beautiful rich looking rosewood fret-board set-off with its gorgeous old school celluloid position markers that are also in excellent shape. The Play Action is GREAT!...nice & low and easy and these single coils gold leaf specials give this one a sweet vintage sound just like I remembered these sounding as a youth clear and articulate with plenty of variation in tone from the 3 individual Pickup and switch setting combinations and possibilities. This is a great one to own and its a genuine piece of the great USA guitar history. This example has been lovingly well preserved and fully ready to serve another 52 years. She's fully Ready to TOUR or RECORD TONIGHT!
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soon to come and is an Amazing example of the Vintage version that George Played .... 1982 Japanese 30 years old amazingly well crafted figured blond Ibanez GB10 your going to love this one.... STAY TUNED...full details & pics soon to come and it will be well worth the wait...best get it soon these genuine vintage examples in this kind of condition don't come up often and they tend to sell fast to the GB collectors don't miss out .... reserve it today
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Here is an explaination & specifications from Ibanez on this Signature George Benson GB10 model this example was signed by GB himself. Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollow Body Electric Guitar wCase
Ibanez brings to the world the GB10 George Benson signature hollow body jazz box.
The legendary jazz guitarist George Benson has been playing Ibanez signature guitars since 1977 and for good reason. These instruments are some of the finest you can find in terms of tone, sustain and overall dependability. If you rely on your instruments day after day to make your living or just need a great guitar when playing those weekend gigs, the GB10 offers a beautifully unique flavor to any style of music from jazz to country. Some features include a spruce top, maple back and sides, a 3 piece maple neck with bound ebony fingerboard topped with 22 Medium frets. Pickups are specially designed Ibanez GB model pickups for awesome, sparkling tone.
George Benson and Ibanez
The acclaimed jazz artist, George Benson, began his association with Ibanez guitars in 1977. Ibanez, already an established name in the high performance rock guitar category, gained even more critical acclaim upon releasing the George Benson GB10 model. With his insistence on playing only the finest hand picked jazz guitars, a long lasting relationship between George and Ibanez was created. The GB10 model brings to the table several key features and is priced to compete with similar traditional jazz guitars. Ibanez and Mr. Benson are proud of their history and look forward to the future.
A few words about Ibanez…
Without a doubt Ibanez is one of the world’s foremost guitar manufacturers. The Modern Era of Ibanez guitars began in 1957 and since then they have enjoyed incredible success. They continue to experiment with edgy designs and finishes but have never lost track of their roots. Their amazing Artcore line of hollowbodies are some of the most sought after guitars in the world and their RG line is a must-have for rock and metal fans alike. And don’t discount their bass guitars, cherished by musicians the world over. This is a company that can do it all - straight-ahead rock models, elegant hollow bodies and everything in between. They even have a nice line of pedals and accessories that pros and amateurs have grown to love. Find out for yourself why some performers won’t play anything else but Ibanez. Specifications and additional product information for:Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollow Body Electric Guitar Specifications
•Neck: 3 piece GB Prestige set in neck
•Body: Spruce top, Maple back and sides
•Body Width: Maximum width at lower bout: 14.75 inches
•Body Thickness: Max body thickness: 3.25 inches
•Frets: 22 Medium frets
•Fingerboard: Bound Ebony
•Inlay: Pearl/Abalone Block
•Neck Pickup: IBZ GB Special
•Bridge Pickup: IBZ GB Special
•Hardware Color: Gold.
SOLD OUT SORRY: Here we have a real vintage Classic a real fine example of the classic 1963 Silvertone 1446L
Electric hollowbody - in Black finish- This guitar has undeniable STAGE PRESENTS. Distributed by Sears & Roebuck back in the day
Production year(s) : 1961-1967
This is THE model to own its the one that used the mini Paf Gibson mini Humbucking pickups and they never used these pickups on any other Harmony Silvertone or Airline guitar, so there is no Harmony equivalent of this very cool model if you haven't heard one like this live your going to be pleasently supprised to say the least. This is the one to own with some really great tone ... this example has that classic bell ring crisp tone these models are know for it also came with the classic Bigsby vibrato which is again VERY COOL. This model Silvertone was used by so many greats for recording & live performances back in the day Used by the likes of Hubert Sumlin (with Howlin Wolf) and more recently by the soulful Chris Isaac (his first album was named "Silvertone". Early 60's Sears catalogs from (61-62) show the guitar with different pickups (P13) and pickup's rings, but no samples are seen with others. Some samples are reported with different knobs and also a double cutaway verssion said to exist. About our example is a 1963 and it sounds absolutely incredible beautiful sounding strong toneful old school Gibson tone to my ears. It is pretty light weight so it will not wear you out playing this Black beauty for hours and you will want to play this one for hours because it plays effortless and is sounding so great ... I love it for vintage tone it can't be beat at this price range for a great USA Vintage guitar its over 50 year old with classic semi-hollowbody tone really come on its a no brainer this classic needs to be part of a guitarslingers arsonal.. This one is extra nice condition its old and it shows some light play wear not too much though it had been in its original case for many years in the closet of the elderly original owner...the neck is very slick & has a fast feel and is so EZ to play. This is a really good one....in top condition and ready to RECORD or TOUR tonight..
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IN STOCK: Here we have for your serious consideration is a wonderful playing & sounding sweet vintage Airline 3 Pickups by DeArmond very well loved for their tone this guitar sounds & plays & looks excellent vintage for sure and plenty of beautiful patina this is a gem... please see pics.
Just in is a very cool fresh release from the JVGuitars vintage vault IN STOCK today and available: Here we have a very well preserved Lawsuit guitar 1977 es345 style replica guitar that was very well crafted in Japan over 34 years ago. This is a pretty accurate es347 with its classic 60's long guard styling to its split inlays and a veri-tone option this classic offering that not only has the looks but also in this case it really sounds alot like the real deal too. This is a fully functioning es345 style guitar with a Veritone style rotary tone-veri switch that really opens up so many possible combinations of tone varriations available at your fingertips all run threw the great sounding Paf style replicas by Maxon both neck & bridge capture some great and classic tones... These Paf's are made in Japan by the great Maxon these Maxon pickups have become highly sought after now days for their excellent punch and tone is classic 80's rock... accurately recreated these are great sounding pickups as you may alreay are aware that " Maxon " knows tone" they are responsible for the greatest sounding most sought after vintage Ts808 & Ts9 overdrive pedals and they also make the famous Dry & Z pickups found in the finese Japanes vintage guitars available today... these old Paf's are going threw the roof now days price wise...anyways enough said about these cool vintage pickups this guitar rocks... set up much like my 65 es335 with its medium slim profile... this one has a very comfortable medium-slim profile neck and has split parallelegram inlays and is bound like the G!b$on has, it is a bolt on neck, this neck width is 1-11/16th at nut, frets are still excellent - you can see they ere factory crowned and polished and are to a high standard originally used but at least 88+% very little wear visible on lower several frets is all and plays excellently all the way up with no dead spots or weird buzzes...and see its beautiful rich Brazilian looking rosewood fingerboard the quality Japanese guitars often used Jacaranda Rosewood in those days ( today that's a hefty price $$ upgrade see- tokai for instance) and split inlays and vintage bindings are simply striking. Original tuners do a good job of holding tune ... Just check out that greay body fit & finish its still looking pretty newish...wow this has been well taken care of. Adult owned and never abused. The gold hardware shows its age and looks like a 60's Vintage G!b$0n now ...wow!... The Finish looks like glass still! ...and its over 34 years old.. We have just done a few minor brush tip lacquer color matched touch ups when it came in to keep its original finish integrity and hold off further chips this guitar shows no checking or anything like that ( perhaps because its a California guitar ) it really looks more like its 2 years old and not 34 years old. This es345 by ElDegas is in top players form and is fully ready to tour or record with tonight! You gigging musicians can leave your $3000 Gibson's at home and can get the tone you need from this amazing player .....JVG condition rated excellent used vintage guitar 8.8/10
Here for your serious consideration is a wonderful Classic Gibson looking Es175 Replica guitar that is professional level at a great price... this is an Aria Pro II semi Hollowbody es175 Exact Replica guitar that is to say a High end maker great prolific Matsumoku factory makers fo so many great es & L5 style guitars among many other styles as well . This example is of a fine quality crafstmanship That very same factory turned out some of THE finest instruments that truly rivalled the world's greatest producers of stringed instruments in its day like you know who G!b$0n.
Aria Pro II EA 650 SB
I feel it's pretty much impossible to obtain such a guitar of this grade quality produced today by a modern manufacturer at a competitive price....this would be over $ 2500 while Gibson List is well over $ 5k.... this represents a vintage bargain in todays $s.
An original catalog portrayal of the instrument can be found on this webpage:
This vintage instrument has its share of cosmetic age showing yet I find they simply add to the instrument's warmth and time adds real exceptional character. Just have a look to see that is true and undeniable.
It has had a recent, professional set up. Its sound quality and feel are professional level = excellent vintage.
I'd be happy to answer any questions about this instrument you may have.
Sorry this one SOLD BUT NO WORRIES WE HAVE ANOTHER new arrival its also a RARE Vintage 80s Epiphone we believe it is a prototype guitar I have had one like this 10 years ago in all black talk about classy Im still looking for another ...these are super rare and it plays and sounds as good as the best Japan made from this late 80s era.. this is new arrival JVG at( seen not in this listing )is its nearly Identical to this Emperor you see here = same woods - same L-5 size as this its very unique and its shape - same color & burst finish different headstock shape with mother of pearl inlay of flower Pot motif Cool. Its here now at JVG .....WoW what a classic beauty. Here we have yet another one and we really like this RARE vintage mid - 1983 Very High Quality Japanese Crafted L5 replica by Japanese masters at Matsumoku factory's Custom Shop builders.... This example is logoed as Epiphone. The Matsumoku factory custom shop is one of the top Premier builders in Japan famously know for building most of the finest guitars to ever come out of Japan and that is saying a lot.. ....the list goes on & on This is the top of the line model and is a true 30+ year old Vintage guitar in its own right this one was made in 1983. This guitar has undergone some additional refinments to the frets -and are wonderfully re-leveled-crowned-polished in detail and are in amazing playing condition. This guitar sounds AMAZING with the great classic sounding PAF copy humbucking pickups artfully re-created wow nice work! This Beauty has wonderfully figured woods throughout please refer to the many pics. This is a PROFESSIONAL Level player and has the warm - rich sound one would expect from a $8500 Gibson L-5. This example is in Beautiful original condition...amazingly beautiful in person with that classic sunburst so artfully applied by the masters at Matsumoku. All Original in 100% condition. One word sums up this guitar. IMPRESSIVE .... I would snap this beautiful gem up before shes gone
Just in /SOLD OUT no worries we have another!...Must see our beautiful Highly Figured Birdseye maple blond example just in WoW! its an amazingly beautiful example with is gorgeously figured and birdseye choice maple and soooo sweet!: Here we have a Great Vintage 1986 Ibanez FG-100 Archtop semi-hollow body with a classic Sunburst that is a shiny glass-like finish - fit & finish of this instrument is as clean as we have had ever... . Ibanez FG-100 Archtop semi- this design was so good that more than a decade after the FG-100 was discontinued, Ibanez used the same molds to create the Pat Metheny PM20 model the JP20 etc... This example is built using top quality materials such as the Beautifully figured book matched figured with birdseye maple top, back and sides WoW! really gorgeous , The straight well figured-flamed 3 piece maple neck plays amazingly easily, The vintage rich Brazilian looking dark rosewood fingerboard and bridge set, plus the two awesome sounding, infamous Japanese made Ibanez Super 58 humbucking Paf type pickups. This Neck is soooooo smooth and fast, comfortable as it gets and very easy to play. A true vintage 27 plus year old, for a guitar that is over 25 years old, it is in remarkably well preserved and cared for....condtion. This Ibanez FG100 was made during the era when Japanese guitars craftsmanship was at its finest. Compared with the Gibson's of this era, in terms of craftsmanship, comfort, sound and playability, I am sure you will find that this FG-100 is a much better all round guitar then the similar G!b$@n es175 offering and at alot less $$$. *A Quality Archtop hardshell case is optional and is available JVG conservitivly rated at a solid 9.25/10 or better excellent vintage JVG rating wow. . This is the one!.
Here we have yet another wonderful High End Vintage 1988 Greco that was artfully well crafted in Japan over 25 years ago. This is a dead on Replica of the Gibson L-5 CES Jazz Box Guitar. This Greco model is LG-100 and is of top of the line in the famous line of Super Real guitars by the highly skilled Luthiers at Fujigen of Japan
The Manufacture Age of this guitar is 25+ years old.
Figured & birdseye Maple side and back NECK： 3-piece Figured MAPLE
Neck Profile: C
Neck SCALE is 25½-inch,
FINGERBOARD：Deep rich Rosewood FRET： 20F Original
RADIUS： 12R NUT WIDTH： 43mm - 1-11/16ths at nut
PICKUPS are the Original Greco "G" Paf' Humbucker x2 and are excellent dynamic sounding like the best Gibson has to offer. CONTROLS： 2VOL,2TONE all working excellently.
Tail Piece L-5 classic Original Gold hardware Fine tuners Bridge： Original and is made of Ebony wood
Weight 3.4kg : 7.49lbs
This guitar plays wonderfully and neck angle is perfect and plays with ease. Sound is top of the line too SWEET! In top playing & cosmetic condition is also vintage excellent as well. No cracks or repairs... not we got this guitar without its original pickguard for some reason the previous owner removed it and lost it so if you want we can make you one for it along with proper high end archtop mounting brackets and screws for an additional fee as it is being priced here in this listing as it came without it. You will be hard pressed to find a finer L-5 Jazz guitar made by anyone at 3x this price no kidding you will be very pleased with this fine Fujigen Gakki example. Same builders responsible for so many other high end guitars such as the highly revered Japanese Vastex DeAngelico .
OLD OUT! Here we have just taken in trade is a BEAUTIFUL Vintage 1970's Greco J-115N Prototype.... This is EXACT REPLICA of an American classic Jazz Box the Gibson "Johnny Smith" Model much like super 400, L-5 Top of the line in both Workmanship but also the use of the most AAAA Premium Woods used available for purchase today WoW!. The J-115N If Japan built Today in today's costs a guitar of this High Caliber will set you back over $6500.00 or more Compare to a DeAngelico or highest end Gibson Johnny Smith, What a real find! It is absolutely stunning!!!, Correct quality MOP diamond inlay on the head as same as a premium Gibson, a MOP position fret markers and lite Ebony fretboard, and premium maple Flamey sides & flamed arched back body. Since the Original owner treasured this guitar so, it is AMAZINGLY well PRESERVED and s SOOOOOO near MINT condition and is JVG rated at AAA excellent+++ condition! It's hard to believe it's a Vintage piece and was made over 35 years ago! This example comes with its clean old and original vintage hardshell case wow! NOTE: The pickups and controls are attached to the neck side and the pick guard. There is no drilled holes on the top said to be solid hand carved select Sitka Spruce top. 100% original. NOTEWORTHY FEATURES: 1978 Greco J-115N *Attachment: Original Hardshell case *Neck: med- slim profile made of premium AAA Maple 3# pieces with 2# walnut separation strips. Fingerboard exotic Ebony, real MOP inlay and fret position markers. *Body: Arched solid spruce top/ Premium Flamey Maple side & arched back. *Pickups: Greco original Jazz Mini Hum. x2 *Controls: 3-position dial switch, 2Vol. 2Tone *Weight: 8.12lb *Fret life left : 9/10 Body 17" @ widest point Depth: 3-3/8's *Total JVG condition rate: 9/10 Note: This guitar is a 32+ year old vintage guitar and is not new or mint but from what I have seen of many of these older guitars this example is as close to mint as I have seen, again for something of this age. Plays & sounds just as well or even better than the $6,500-$12,500 Gibson Johnny Smith. These are the top of the line master built gems from Japan's golden era and are also extremely rare so don't miss out on this one. You will not be disappointed.
Sorry this guitar has Sold Out: We are very proud to present to you Jazz fans a really wonderful vintage Matsumoku example of a PROFESSIONAL Level smaller bodied L-5 Gibson style copy and as you can clearly see she's quite EZ on the eyes' and is a superbly tuneful offering of the most desirable year Aria Pro ll Herb Ellis PE-175 guitar JVG TOP rated V.G.+++ overall condition and excellent in the tone and playing condition !
She is every bit as nice as her much more expensive GIBSON L-5 cousin and better than most 1970's Gibson's for that matter.
Its S/N makes her a 1980 model.
Finish: Classic Vintage Tobacco Sunburst finish.
*Figured Arched Maple top and back and high grade Mahogany sides trademark quality fit - finish & materials from Matsumoku's Golden Era Lawsuit guitar days... this is no exception. Built with its sound post inside under bridge area this guitar is extremely resonant.
* Straight beautifully grained Mahogany neck is in excellent condition with a very nice smooth and comfortable profile.
Ebony fret-board & frets are both in excellent condition. Beautiful Abalone split block inlays (like our Johnny Smiths) fret markers in excellent condition and full of color in motion.
Scale - app. 24-3/4".
Neck width - app. - nut - 1-11/16" , 5th. - 1-13/16" , 7th. - 1-7/8" , 12th. - 2".
Original PAF replica humbucker pickups excellent tone = full of rich vintage PAF sounding tone. Neck pickup is very warm with perfect output. Bridge pickup comes out strong as it should with some crispness to add flavor to the mix. The middle position in my opinion and my favorite (of course, I am a neck pup guy 90% of the time with a little bridge action thrown in for dynamics.
with pure and simple - T-Bone Walker tone!!!!
* Beautiful Patina of a true vintage instrument showing on gold hardware not bad!*
2 Volume and 2 Tone controls with 3 way selector switch.
Bridge - L.S. Bridge. Made In Japan. Adjustable intonation screws + height adjustment thumb wheels.
Very good looking Classic L-5 High End tailpiece!!! Engraved with PRO II.
Neck to body joint-original and is snug and tight.
Its Original Multi-ply pick-guard ' H. E. ' is in great shape !
Original tuners keep her in tune. *
Truss rod works properly. If this 1980 vintage guitar said "Gibson" on its head-stock it would be $3600+ and would not sound or play as well as this Beautiful Aria Pro from Matsumoku back in the hey day of Super High Quality lawsuit guitars.
Kept in wonderful vintage condition all these 33+ years just waiting for you to enjoy.
Here we have a wonderful example of what Japanese craftsmanship during the LAWSUIT era in the late 1970's were producing as they set out to build some of the finest guitars in the world at an affordable price period. This still holds true today they have stood the test of have a good look at this one. OK This is an obvious Replica in this of the Gibson signature model named for the great Barney Kessel Jazzman. **** THIS IS NOT A GIBSON GUITAR.**** This is one of the closest to the original Gibson BK specifications and is also made from some very beautiful grade AAA figured maple woods not often seen on this particular replica model from mostly Matsumoku camp this one being a bit unique in that it being from Greco would place this example back to the early Fugigen Gakki factory and is stunningly beautiful to this day some 37 years later the color is still vivid and shinny like glass
it has several clear coat checks on top and a couple here & there but non take away from this vintage beauty just as the original old Gibson would have checks this example looks vintage correct. Its Greco logo long ago replaced with a real mother of pearl Gibson inlay and professionally installed it shows no tell tail sign of being anything but original.. very cool lawsuit era Japanese Greco Jazz box... RARE FIND she is in deed. The PAF type Vintage pickups sound great and are the originals I'm told same as many Ibanez used and Greco's and a few other used there sounds like Super 70's which were made by Maxon back in the day... highly sought after now days too... this one is in super nice shape its neck is the very slim profile 3 piece with mahogany center construction just the same as old Gibson's BK model ( pre 1970 style = this one has NO VOLUTE just like the early pre 1970 Gibson versions, this example also has the famous Black " Stinger " on back of the headstock, with a Slim C profile width is 1-9/16ths" at the nut this has a very fast feel for EZ lightning fast jazz runs also the fingerboard appears to be rich Brazilian Jacaranda Rosewood as the inlays are also made of cellulose nitrate just like the old BK Gibsons please see the pics. The original bridge was upgraded to a very high quality Gibson an it is an inlayed in mother of pearl bridge detail as well , the tuners were also upgraded in the past with a nice set of Grover roto's in gold its was done some years ago along with the headstock inlay transformation. Taken in on a partial trade for a vintage Ibanez L-5 we had in we are very pleased at JVGuitars to present this beauty she has been out of circulation for over 37 years by the original adult owner and has been well cared for in its past.Of course this is not a new guitar not is it mint it does have genuine wear - patina of a real vintage guitar with a few minor chips that have occurred over time from use but never abused and shows overall very nicely and is in better than average for this age and model all & all an easy 8.65 /10 very good - excellent vintage rate. What you see is what you get this IS the guitar in the pictures that you will receive. This is the quintessential Barney Kessel lasuit guitar for your playing pleasure. .
SOLD OUT: Another fine Aria Pro PE180 Crafted in Japan nearly 40 years ago in very good - excellent vintage 100% condition.. more info soon to come but you know what this is.
Let me know if interested folks thanks for looking! .
Here we just completed a run and we will have 2 of these es335 - es347 flame tops prototype guitars stay tuned or better yet order yours now in your favorite burst. These will be 100% old school Nitrocellulose lacquer finished like glass and both of these are amazing flame tops built here in our JVG custom shop to surpass that of one of my all time favorites the vintage Ibanez as200 from 1978 or so the John Schofield signature es335... we have owned many vintage and modern Gibson es335's & es347's which were my heavy influences for which we studied them well and I make this feel like a smooth vintage guitar with its eased fingerboard edges this will be part of the overall treatment these prototypes will receive. I am a big fan of the vintage violin burst some of the old Ibanez guitars had as well as classic vintage Gibson even one of my monster 1990's Yamaha sa2200's this was my insparation. The body is the same as the Gibson es335 in that ours is also 3- piece laminated construction Curley flame maple top -poplar center and Curley flame maple back. We use all american electronics wiring CTS pots & switchkraft switch & output jacks and our high grade standard "Journeyman" model that comes loaded with one of our favorite PAF replica pickups made in Japan by Gotoh these are vintage correct and sound beautiful and we pair that with some real great tone capasitors for true vintage tone, these are some of the very same pickups used in top Japan for makers like Tokai, Greco, Burney, Orville, Fernandes, Yamaha and a few other top es335 makers back in the day, well Im a believer and I think you will be too when you see - feel and hear our es335 style offering... not yet finished as you can see so you have a chance to select a color burst and we can make your dream custom built es335 style guitar a reality...
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: Have one your looking to sell?.... contact Joe: Here we have another RARE find folks!.... This guitar is very well built ( PRE Elite & Elitist )it is a possible "prototype" guitar, She’s a Beauty as well as a fine player its a late 1980's according to its owner who purchased it new in Japan. When I first saw it I thought it looked identical to our also late 1980's Epiphone Emperor guitar, I have had several of the Emperors and think highly of them they sold for over $2k and I was lucky enough to find one last year and have kept my eye out for another one of these great guitars since and I came across this one.....other than this I not seen another one like this guitar in years ...the body shape - depth and woods - bindings and detail are of the L-5, it has a great neck on it too its 1-11/16's at the bone nut, The necks Headstock has a Mother of pearl inlaid logo and Flower Pot motif fancy and is striking with its multi-bound headstock & Custom truss rod cover much like the old Gibby, its fingerboard is nicely grained Rosewood with MOP block style inlay and its frets are in excellent condition too and look nearly new still so it really plays wonderfully, all multi bound same as the Gibby too quite impressive. Its Gold hardware shows its age which is 25 years old and it looks pretty cool to me like this ( better than new )and vintage , tuner gears are good to and appear to be unmarked Gotoh originals with patina . The electronics ALL work excellently with no snap crackle or pops noticed..it seamed quiet and it has nice rich tone the PAF’s sound like the Ibanez I sold and it had the Super 58's to me as a tonal reference. This beauty comes with the Classic L-5 tailpiece of course and it sets off a nice vintage guitar. Note the high end arch top bridge detail with mother of pearl inlay. It plays easily and sound smooth and is in above average all round condition with only minor nicks or fine age scratches here or there and a few fine check hairlines on the necks bindings no deterioration as seen on so many of these vintage guitars other than the pick guard which completely deteriorated and was tossed and replaced with what you see now and that is a proper Jazz box Ebony pick guard which is multi-bound and was custom fit along with the proper high end bracket to this guitar and as you can see looks great now.... Here is a Super rare guitar and will be great for the right player. Check it out seriously I do not think it will last long so get her while you can…
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This is a FRESH Vault RELEASE from the JVGuitars Vintage guitar VAULT: Here we have yet another great find folks this is a early 1980s Memphis ES335 Cherry made in Japan Think Crossroads vintage and this example is near mint like time capsule from the Vintage Lawsuit golden era of Japanese High Quality workmanship & materials only now with 30+ years on it she is a Genuine Vintage guitar in its own right!....WoW
This is a wonderfull and RARE Matsumoku factory made example of the great made in Japan quality vintage law-suit guitar literally this guitar was bought new by an adult and then kept put away under the bed for nearly 30 years... imagine all the dust under that old bed..well we cleaned this classic gem up and guess what... it looks new!... its so well preserved that most anyone would think this guitar is just a couple years old but that's not the case here this is an actual Japanes vintage guitar. This guitar very well made its fit & finish are just like our vintage Tokai es335 we have had the grade of maple looks the same too = very nicely grained woods look outstanding & high end , this 335 does have the center full block in the body and is not fully hollow but is a true es335 type in design. The horns shape, the F-holes shape & size, the bindings, the size, the neck feel is medium -slim 1-11/16ths at the nut, the block inlays are all exactly replicating the vintage Gibson it copied... This guitar not only is built great and looks beautiful it also is very faithful to the 60's sound as well these old Japanese Paf's humbucking pickups really sound great and are correct vintage resistance...lots of guts when cranked up to be soulful and can also get the sound to sweet and crunchy .. The action is perfect & nice & low and the intonation is set dead on so this guitar is fully ready to TOUR or RECORD tonight... This baby is JVG condition rated at least a 9.95.... excellent used / vintage. AMAZINGLY well preserved and ready to go ANOTHER 30+ years.. get this time capsule before she's gone... any questions ask me at email@example.com.
Just in folks she is it excellent true vintage condition fit & finish like near mint no chips - scratches or cracks anywhere!... yes some gold tarnish but not significant its Vintage Gorgeous. Its classic Vintage sunburst is just beautiful and strong with no noticeable fade.. Neck is very nice feel its 1-11/16ths at the nut with anice medium profile feel to it and seems fast. Fingerboard & frets - inlays - bindings and its finish are all excellent AAAA tarnish seen on pickup covers, beautiful pickguard on her too... tuners show just minimal tarnish... the action is great and its easy to play making this guitar a joy to play for hours,Those of you Yamaha fans know the quality Yamaha Japan puts into its instruments this Flagship model guitar is Top of the line for Yamaha and the pulled out ALL the Stops and really nailed this guitars feel and vibe a great Jazz guitar to please the discerning. Side note I saw the a great Tony Bennet in concert live and up close & personal a few years back and his Guitarist played the Yamaha that night and was quite impressive.
This is one of the best of the best Japanese crafted L-5 type Jazz guitars to ever come out of Japan. This guitar is in excellent 9.2/10 vintage condition. This is a lot of guitar for this kind of price unbelievable value and compares favorably to the Gibson in play ability and it tone and in the beauty department overall amazing example here folks...many of these have suffered the ravages of time and the tailpieces rust away and to prevent that this tailpiece was"oversprayed" with thin nitrocellulose lacquer just like they would do in the old days to preserve the parts to help prevent rusting out...this one has already been treated...see it...
Here are the specs from Yamaha:
Model: AE 1200S
Color: Vintage Sunburst
Finish: High Gloss
Body sides: Figured Maple
Body back: Figured Maple
Body top: Solid Carved Spruce
Lower bout: 16.75"
Body length: 21.25"
Body depth: 3.5"
Neck wood: 3PC Figured Maple
Neck coutour: Radius 13-3/4
Neck MOP inlays:
Scale Full length: 25-1/2"
Width at nut: 1-11/16"
Center block: None
Bound: Multi-Ply binding
Headstock: Makers Logo and inlay design inmother of pearl
Tuners: Gold Yamaha Sealed
Pickguard: Classic genuine multi Bound Tortoise Shell
Controls: witch Hat (2 Volume/2-Tone)
Bridge: Classic High End Archtop ebony / gold with inlay
Tailpiece:Original design Large -Fancy engraved / Gold
Unique features REPLICA of L-5
Production country: made in Japan
Production years: 1985-1989
Year made: 1986
Model based on: Gibson L5 CES
Top of the line vintage Japanese Yamaha flagship guitar the AE1200s
the one with the Solid Carved Spruce top. Any questions ask Joe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pics soon to come.
JUST SOLD OUT ,,,ITS just been freshly CLEANED & SET UP WITH NEW STRINGS see pics... Here we have a great guitar these are absolutely some of the greatest series of ES type guitars from this GOLDEN ERA of guitars be it Japanese or American these vintage Ibanez guitars from aplayers standpoint are neck & neck with the Gibson that star up for your serious consideration this ted it all and I grew up aspiring to play " the Gibson that is" and got my first 1966 ES335 at 18 paired with my Super Reverb that tone was hard to deny, This example sounds just as classic to my ears for this kind of a price is Amazing. This one has a beautifully Figured maple body with some Birdseye too, a solid Mahogany neck and is finished in Deep vivid translucent Cherry WoW! This very fine example was Crafted in Japan and was made in 1981. This is the Ibanez AS50 which is one of the most popular smaller body sized es335 style designed and built long before Gibson decided to make their 336. This fine dot neck has a great feel to it with a nice mid size profile neck. Nicely grained darker Rosewood fretboard. All natural patina to the beautiful bindings - see the pics.. This guitar is 100% original and is in amazing condition please see the detailed pictures. .
Sorry its SOLD OUT: its RARE and very clean she is all original Too Just in new arrival folks and she is a beauty in top vintage condition it is in absolute top form like it was made last year not 40 years ago but its true this beautifully well preserved rare example is over 40 years old.... its neck is true and straight its frets are still excellent 1-11/16ths at the nut neck seems fasts lick & EZ to play....no dead spots or funny buzzing it sounds just as clean as it looks as the electronics are excellent 0 no snap crackle or pop here just great vintage tone it sounds just as good or better then the original Gibson I love the tone and lots of clear bell tone and it can snarl with the best of them too... no disappointments here someone is going to be very pleased with this timeless classic....
Great Jazzer here with tons of bang for the buck factor too THIS is the one …
It sports the very same body as the FG100 played by George Benson ( made with same body molds
used to make the famous FG100 series… classic played by Benson back in the day, you can expect the same kind of performance in this example of the AF120, these are discontinued years ago in favor of
opting to make cheaper guitars out of China now days…. This is a Korean built guitar and was strictly
controlled by the Japanese Luthiers at Ibanez for this particular line back in the day. I remember when these came out I had to double back and take a much closer look as I though these were the Fg100’s
and needless to say I was quite impressed with this value minded copy no discontinued. With its quality
Spruce top and maple sides & back with the 1 piece maple neck block inlays 20 frets over rosewood fingerboard , a true Jazz box in its own right and loaded with the famous $uper 58 humbucking pickups
This guitar is formidable and ready to RECORD or TOUR TONIGHT!
JVG Condition rating is very good- excellent vintage ( near vintage at 18 years… 25 is true vintage btw
Easily 8.8/10 beautiful fit & finish, neck is straight – action is low and frets are very good.
Sunburst is excellent with Color that is deep and vibrant – gloss is excellent.
This will make someone very pleased if interestd to purchase contact Joe at: email@example.com
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1976 Ventura V1500 SB Japanese well made Lawsuit era Replica of the 1960s Gibson Barney Kessel in very good -excellent JVG rated = vintage condition SWEET! … $1179.00
Let me start out with this is a quality built guitar made in the Matsumoku factory in Japan nearly 40 years ago…. This example has a very nice grain figured looking Maple woods for the body front back & sides as well as the 3 piece figured Maple neck like the originals, well executed Multi bound 17” body front & back bound F-holes, Deep dark grained Rosewood also of a very good quality neck is straight tuners are the originals and still good, Neck has just the correct relief and it has good fretwork- its play action is low and it as a result is a pleasure to play. Neck is Medium-slim profile and very comfortable to play. 1-11/16ths at the nut, Full scale same as Gibson.
This example has a striking resemblance to the original design by Gibson in the 1960s for the Jazz great Barney Kessel. Ventura is one of the Top builders of this era, they also made sanctioned replicas when Gibson hired them for a short to build them for Gibson since they were already doing so anyway it made for a fast & easy transition from outlaw builder to approved for export … this is Pre lawsuit possible prototype guitar. Its Vintage Paf Maxon pickups are the originals and still are impressive sounding loud and clear good breakup and tone is nice like the Gibby they copied these were the top pickups out of Japan back in the day, and these Maxon Paf’s look right too with that Patina of a near 40 year old guitar too the covers have just the right look and the sound is sure to please. This finish is the classic aged cherry burst and is quite vivid and sharp looking with plenty of Glass like shine to it, Its looks really good from 5’ away and up close you will notice the Patina which also looks very cool, its top logo had a bit of the MOP fall off as many often do this one has been touched up to help it look better and also to preserve the remaining and the finish integrity to last for many more years and it looks pretty good to, This guitar has had a few dings & doinks or tiny chips none really that bad mostly very minor superficial
Cosmetics, but again I addressed them and touched them up with matching color and buffed & polished back to protect and preserve and looks great now.. So I would rate the overall guitar at an 8.75 /10 very good – excellent vintage used condition and is a very good intermediate to expert pro level player grade. A professional could easily tour with this guitar and will be excellent for recording as well..
Just SOLD OUT SORRY: : Here we were very proud to present a beautiful example of the BYRDLAND Guitar by Greco Japanese crafted over 37 year ago a pretty much exact clone copy including correct to Gibson scale length neck. This a wonderful Top of the line LAWSUIT guitar and is a very RARE BEAUTY in deed. She's undoubtedly one of THE FINEST Professional grade Byrdland copy's ever produced during the Lawsuit era out of Japan or elsewhere for that matter with correct Gibson specification headstock the "open book"..... Historic correct truss rod cover and Byrdland script tailpiece Multi bound Tortoise Pickguard detail after detail is correct to Gibby please see the picture for reference. True to the original this Greco has wonderful figured woods making this example strikingly beautiful again see the pics. A genuine vintage guitar In top Playing condition and on its way own the temptress...Fingerboard is all Ebony and multi bound with fret edge nib binding detail, Neck is excellent and straight its frets look new and freshly polished and detailed with a new set of DeAngelico strings...action is low and it plays perfectly, wow this Highly figured and flamed Maple blond has the patina of a real vintage guitar because it really is one flamed to death. It Spruce top has wonderfully aged now to a rich luster just beautiful and is crack free. No cracks noted anywhere no finish checking it is not new or mint condition of course it has been played however it still shines like glass to this day with only some c The Bridge is Rosewood and has a beautiful mother of pearl inlay motif along with its genuine Byrdland Tailpiece detail befitting a guitar with such class. It has checking or hairline crack lines on its bindings here and there not to bad and is typical of this era with patina 100% intact NONE is loose or falling off and has been like this for years and not gotten any worse again typical for this era as I have seen so many Bensons and other Ibanez vintage, Gretche's, Gibson's and others of this age this one is fine and doing well. The Pickups are very cool and sound absolutely amazing and electronics all functioning at a high level this guitar is ready to record or tour tonight!... This guitar is JVG condition rated at 8.75/10 easily vintage very good - excellent condition and comes with its original hard shell case as well to keep her sweet for another 38 years. Almost identical to the Ibanez Byrdland only this one is a higher end build and classier appointed, and this is a True Lawsuit design same as the Gibby only better!...for 1/2 the price ... Greco & Ibanez are sister companies if you will and in this instance Greco to Ibanez is like Lexus to Toyota... early Fujigen Gakki Super REAL BYRDLAND that is way pre Elite or Elitist..not even close this is the one!.
OLD OUT: Just in NEEDS NOTHING in amazing JVG Rateded S 9.8/10 vintage excellent.... A wonderful size L5 style Archtop Jazz guitar that sounds absolutely perfect from its vintage Japanese SUPER 58's PAF type humbuckers sweet and soulful slick and Jazztones with solefull vibe .....killer George Benson Tone . The neck is a nice medium slim profile and feels fast it's nut width is 1-11/16ths and is a comfortable C, frets are excellent and neck is straight the bindings are excellent everything on this guitar is right... It comes with its original hard shell Ibanez logoed case. No disappointments her folks ENJOY! Ask if your ready to snap up this GEM she will not last long folks
Pictures soon to come she's beautiful stay tuned! Here is a link to an interesting site with info regarding the research & development that went into the making of this vintage Ibanez FG100 http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/expansion.php?cat_id=77&now=1
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Just in the rare vintage IBANEZ 2460 L5
It's condition is JVG Rated at 8.9/10 vintage excellent condition structurally 100% and cosmetically BEautiful all round with vintage patina minor wear as one would expect on a 40+ year old well taken care instrument of this caliber. No disappointments just in so ask Joe at Jvguitars@gmail.com
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Here we have a very Rare Vintage Ibanez L-5 guitar one of the Top of the line finest Ibanez has ever produced amazing fit & finish a beauty to behold, playability is excellent as is its tone, condition is real nice its near mint!...very good - excellent vintage condition gold hardware has begun to show her age wich is hard to believe its a 37 year old guitar your looking at, well preserved loved and taken care of its rare to fine one in such sweet condition, no checking found, not many dings either...so nice I have not actually seen one nicerso someone is going to be very pleased, you can spend $15,000 or more on your dream Gibson L-5 but why when you can have this for a fraction of what that will set you back this is a lot of guitar for this kind of price..... WoW an amazing beauty with all the construction all the play-ability and all the tone of the big guys Gibson L-5 this Ibanez has such a beautiful arched top and its sunburst looks so fine its like glass finish is mesmerizing.... Let me know if you like it too , email Joe at; JVGuitars@gmail.com .
What can I say she's in Amazingly well preserved vintage condition it top playing firm it's ALL original and it sounds absolutely perfect she's a vintage guitar of 37 years and looks more like 5 but color is that of a wonderfully aged blond with the patina of a real vintage instrument wow .
These rarely are seen available for sale and are a very high rated Ibanez collectible but as an instrument it's 100% professional grade simply a must have for the Jazz man.
Any questions please feel free to ask email Joe at email@example.com
She's just in an in stock available today
More info & high def pics soon to come stay tuned... I predict she will not last long this is a very rare one folks if I may say act quickly to own it. Thank you for your interest Joe.
Here we are proud to offer this great es335 style seimi hollowbody guitar which is a work of art in its own right legendary Ibanez quality this high end example was built in the Terada factory along side the as200 and the George Benson GB10 among some of the other guitars built in that Terada plant like most all the Ibanez Artists, Musican models really were responsible for the best of the best were built by Terada... Ok enough of its heritage pedigree this guitar has good bones to say the least now this AS50 is the slightly smaller take on the es335 by Gibson , Ibanez design as50 was so well received and revered that Gibson saw fit to build their own as50 type guitar guitar and thus copied the Ibanez and came up with the es336 &'es339 in more recent years. This paticular example was very well built it with the same premium woods reserved for the custom shop level instrument it's highly Figured Birdseye maple is simply stunning with that classic antique violin type finish wow as beautifully classic as it gets right here have a GOOD look. more info & pics soon to come of this Gorgeous example of fine Japanese craftsmanship! When you see this you will have to have it ... Ask Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org.