LVG Personal Collection
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2017 Gibson ES-355, Special Order Custom Shop, Brand New
This is a brand new Left Handed 2017 Gibson ES-355, Sunburst finish, Bigsby Vibrato, and verified EBONY fingerboard – rare upgrade! This is a very hard to get Left Handed Model. This comes from the Gibson Custom Division in Nashville. I ordered one last year – l liked it so much, I ordered another one just like it. The first one didn’t last long, so don’t wait on this one!
2008 Gibson Historic 1956/R6 Goldtop Les Paul, Mint Condition!
This is a 2008 Gibson Historic 1956/R6 Goldtop Les Paul, 100% Original with COA, all paperwork, OHSC. This guitar is in Mint Condition/looks new; even has the plastic still on the pickguard! No fret wear; just has one minor scratch on the back.
2015 Gibson ES-330 1959 Reissue, Mint with COA & OHSC
This is a hard-to-find beautiful left handed Gibson ES-330 1959 reissue guitar from 2015, featuring underwound P90s(Neck PUP – 7.08K, Bridge PUP – 7.13K) maple/poplar/maple laminate hollowbody construction, Nickel hardware, dark rosewood fingerboards, Kluson tuners, trapeze tailpiece, reflector cap knobs, and a deluxe Lifton-style case. Even uses the vintage Gibson FON serial # system(S1034 5).
2005 Gibson Les Paul SG Standard Authentic, 1961 Specs
This is a Gibson Les Paul SG Standard Authentic with 1961 specs, special ordered from the Gibson Custom Shop in 2005. This was the only year for the Les Paul SG Standard Authentic model, and this may be the only Left Handed guitar from this special run.
2017 Gibson Flying V, Custom Shop Special Order, Brand New!
This is almost a miracle to see a Custom Shop Left Handed Gibson Flying V, but here it is!
This is a brand new guitar, special ordered through the Gibson Made-To-Measure program. It’s a beautiful guitar, sounds killer with the Custom Buckers, very resonant lightweight body. In fact, it’s a feather-weight at only 6 lbs, 7 oz!
2017 Gibson ES-335TDC, Memphis 1963 Reissue, Brand New!
This is a brand new Left Handed 2017 Gibson ES-335, 1963 Reissue in Cherry Red. This model is not available in Lefty and was a special order out of the Memphis factory. It has the VOS finish with faded Nickel hardware for that authentic vintage look – the grain pattern even looks like the 1963/64 ES-335s I’ve had or currently own!
2003 Gibson Brazilian Historic 1959/R9 Les Paul, with COA & OHSC!
This is a 2003 Gibson Historic 1959/R9 Les Paul with the rare and desirable Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard. Very nice top in Washed cherry, nickle hardware. It has some moderate fret wear with a few nicks on the back of the neck, but otherwise this guitar is in really clean condition. Includes a group of upgraded hardware and plastic, with all original parts in the case(see pic), as well as the COA and clean OHSC.
1998 Rickenbacker 360/12 V64, Fireglo, 100% Original w/ OHSC, MINT!
This is a 1998 Rickenbacker 360/12 V64, Beautiful Fireglo finish with some mild flame, One-Owner, 100% Original with OHSC, has just a few light scratches and tiny nicks, looks unplayed/new, investment-grade/collector condition!
1966 Fender Candy Apple Red Strat, Extremely Fine!
This is a beautiful 1966 Fender Strat in Leo’s favorite custom color: Candy Apple Red. They just don’t get much cleaner than this example: one of the cleanest vintage guitars I’ve gotten in, similar in condition to a lefty 64 LPB Strat I had 4 years ago. Vintage Strats,...
2006 Gibson Jimi Hendrix Psychedelic Flying V, Set-Up Lefty!
This is a limited edition “Inspired By” Series Gibson Custom Shop Jimi Hendrix Flying V from 2006. It is #230 out of a limited run of only 300. The guitar is currently set-up lefty, so it would appeal to the left handed player who wants to experience(pun intended, no problem) the guitar as Jimi would have played it. The original nut was converted to lefty, and I flipped the bridge around. For the righties, converting back to right handed would be that simple.
1998 Gibson Historic 1957 Les Paul Custom, Investment Grade!
This is one of the cleanest guitars I've ever gotten in: a one-owner 1998 Gibson Historic 1957/R7 Les Paul Custom with 3 Pickups, 100% original, just a few hours of playtime since 1998(and it looks it), just a few light scratches on the back, only a few scratches on the pickguard, no fret wear(frets are regular size, not the low frets like the vintage). This guitar is an amazing example of a Black Beauty Les Paul Custom!
1987 Gibson LP Jr, Custom Build by Gibson Guru J.T. Riboloff!
1987 Gibson Left Handed Les Paul Jr, Special Order/Custom Build for Elliot Easton by noted Gibson Guru, J.T. Riboloff,
who was a vital part of the team that restored Gibson’s reputation and market share after its ill-reputed Norlin years, and is known for his time as head of the Gibson Custom, Art, and Historic division:
2008 Gibson Johnny Winter Firebird V, 7.95 lbs, Low Serial # 009!
This is the limited run of 100 by the Gibson Custom Shop in 2008. This particular example weighs less than 8 lbs: 7.95 lbs. Most of these were greater than 8 lbs. This guitar also has a low serial # : 009...
2004 Gibson RB-3W Banjo, 100% Original with OHSC, EXC Condition!
This is a factory Left Handed Gibson RB-3W Banjo, manufactured 12/17/2004. It is a one-owner banjo, having only been played briefly and then spent the rest of its life in the case. The only thing keeping it from being mint is the Nickel hardware has some tarnishing, but there are no dings to the body or back, and no fretwear. This is a really clean Banjo – left handed high-end Gibson banjos are SO hard to find!
1964 Fender Jaguar, Lake Placid Blue Custom Color!
This is an all original Left Handed 1964 Fender Jaguar in the very cool custom color: Lake Placid Blue. It is a two-owner guitar and comes with the bridge cover, original lefty case and trem arm. Really clean/EXC Condition, just some cool finish checking, very nice color.
Neck dates to 1963 ( 1MAY63B ), pots date to 1964. L-Series neck plate: L43997.
2005 Gibson ES-175, Blonde, Custom Shop/Nashville
I have a super clean 2005 Gibson ES-175, Blonde Finish, Custom Shop/Nashville, 100% Original, Near Mint condition, has some typical tarnishing of the Nickel hardware, includes COA/all paperwork, OHSC.
The ES-175 has been a highly requested guitar – the last one I got in was a 1995 Blonde, Gibson USA back in 2014 and it sold for even more money to a gentleman in the UK.
2013 Gibson Historic 1963 ES-335, Blonde
This is a Left Handed 2013 Historic 1963 ES-335 for sale. It was a special order Custom Shop guitar from Gibson's Nashville division, which is where the finest custom-ordered guitars are made.
1962 Right Handed Martin D-28, Excellent Condition!
Right Handed 1962 Martin D-28, features an attractive aged spruce top, and beautiful straight-grained Brazilian Rosewood back & sides.
The guitar has had the typical work done on vintage Martins, including a repaired center-seam crack, repaired pickguard crack, and a newer Martin bridge has been installed. The guitar has also had a very nice refret done...
1968 Fender Strat, Original Candy Apple Red, Near Mint!
This is a very rare left handed 1968 Fender Strat in a Custom Color Candy Apple Red, which was Leo Fender's favorite color! This Strat has been featured in the book of rare left handed guitars: Uncommon Sound.
1968 (June) Stratocaster, original Candy Apple Red finish, rosewood fingerboard, pearl dots, large headstock, original tremolo arm, bridge cover, white guard, Fender booklet and tags, original black Fender lefty case. This guitar was bought from the original owner in Texas who got it as a gift at age 14.
1967 Fender Tele, Twin Brother of a Killer Tele!
I had a really great 1967 Fender Tele last year. It played and sounded as good as any Tele I've had. I always wished I had another one like it. Well, it's here!
This is a 1967 Fender Tele which is the twin brother of the earlier Tele: it has the same neck stamp/date( 3APR67B), pot codes within 2 weeks(137 6636)...
1965 Fender Jaguar, Rare Dakota Red Custom Color!
This is a right handed Fender Jaguar in an original custom color Dakota Red, which is the rarest of the Fender Red finishes available in 1965. The hierarchy of Red finishes offered by Fender in terms of rarity was Candy Apple(the most common custom color overall), followed by the intermediate Fiesta Red, and the rarest – Dakota Red.
1962 VOX AC-4, 100% Original, EXC Condition, Rare Amp!
Up for sale, a 1962 Vox AC-4 in exceptional, collector-grade condition and in perfect working order. This early JMI tube amplifier is 100% original and complete, with original fawn tolex, brass vents, stock transformers, and even the stock "woodie" footswitch! Powered by a single EL84, this amp delivers classic Class A Vox tube tone at bedroom volumes, with a tone that actually stays quite clean. With simple Volume and Tone controls, the circuit is a pure platform for highlighting the guitar plugged into it, with a dynamic sound that can vary notably based on the pickups ...
2009 Martin D-28 Marquis/Madagascar, 1 of Only 2 Lefties!
This is a very rare and highly collectable Martin D-28 Marquis/Madagascar from 2009. Martin only made the D-28 Marquis with the Madagascar rosewood from 2007-2009. This is a verified 1 of only 2 made in Left Handed after speaking with fellow lefty Jason at the Martin factory on 12/12/16. This is a one-owner guitar that belongs to a long-time client; the other D-28 Marquis Madagascar...
2016 Gibson ES-355 with Ebony Fretboard, Brand New with OHSC!
This is a brand new, special order guitar from the Gibson Nashville Custom Division: ES-355 with Ebony fingerboard, which is virtually impossible to get from Gibson these days.
This guitar is a special one: Gibson is building fewer and fewer left handed guitars these days, especially high-end...
1959 Fender Strat, 100% Original, One-Owner/Investment Grade!
This is an early right handed 1959 Fender Strat that has come up for sale for the very first time.
This is a one-owner Strat that has spent the last 40+ years in its case. It is an early 1959 Strat in beautiful and vibrant 3-tone sunburst with a maple neck. The guitar has never been apart until this week so we could take some pictures and verify everything as correct – and boy is it correct: a totally unmolested vintage Strat!
1958 Fender Strat, 3-Color Sunburst, 100% Original with OHSC
1958 Fender Strat with the desirable 3-color sunburst finish, 100% original with OHSC. As you can see from the familiar Southwest background on three pics, Rumbleseat Music had this guitar at one time.
This Strat has the total Buddy Guy vibe of Buddy’s 58 Strat which you can see playing in the Festival Express movie from 1970...
1963 Fender Strat, Original Custom Color Olympic White, EXC!
Left Handed 1963 Fender Strat, original finish custom color Olympic White, tortoise shell pickguard, gold hardware, OHSC. Original custom color left handed pre-CBS Strats are virtually impossible to find, especially with the added features of a tortoise shell guard and gold hardware; just insanely rare lefty vintage Strat!
1968 Fender Tele, Rare Maple Cap Neck, Player’s Guitar
This is a 1968 Fender Tele with a rare maple cap neck. All of the late 60s(1967-1969) left handed Teles I’ve sold have had a rosewood fingerboard. Even most right handed late 60s Teles have the rosewood fingerboard. I was able to find a pristine right handed 1966 Tele with a maple cap neck that I sold to Joe Bonamassa earlier in the year:
1960 Fender Strat, Factory Original Righty Pickups, One of One!
This Strat was fully inspected and set-up by my guitar tech, Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music(Fender authorized repair center since 1979) on 10/20/16.
1. heel of neck sanded and neck pocket modified to correct some manufacturing defect, but looks to be original factory work by Fender.
1963/1964 Fender Strat, Interesting and Unique Provenance!
This is a vintage Strat with a unique provenance and history. Date codes span from Nov 1963 to early 1964, so it’s more accurate to call it a 1963/1964 Strat, especially with a neck date of NOV 63(taking a page from the George Gruhn book of dating a guitar based on the neck date).
This guitar was previously owned by the great Elliot Easton.
1965 Fender Jazz Bass, 100% Original with OHSC, Pre-CBS!
This is a Left Handed 1965 Fender Jazz Bass, 100% Original/Unmolested Condition, with pre-CBS features: tortoise shell pickguard/celluloid green backing, along with clay dots. The finish is a strong and vibrant 3-color sunburst with very minimal checking. The back has a few nicks and some cord/strap rash, typical of vintage Fenders.
1988 Gibson ES-335, Cherry Red, One-Owner, 100% Original w/ OHSC!
This is a very clean 1988 ES-335 Dot(1960 Reissue) in Cherry Red with only minor fret wear, typical tarnishing of the nickel hardware, some nicks and dings but really fine condition overall.
1994 Guild Manhattan X-170, Blonde, 100% Orig. w/ OHSC, Like New!
This is a 1994 Guild Manhattan X-170, 100% original guitar with OHSC in Near Mint condition with a beautiful flamey top, back, sides, and back of neck. This guitar is super clean, with only slight wear on the pickguard, some tarnishing of the Gold hardware, and a mark or two around the headstock ...
1958 Fender Strat, 100% Original with OHSC, EXC!
This 1958 Fender Strat has been inspected by Clive Brown of Clive Brown Vintage Guitar Restorations, who commented:
“Everything on the 1958 Fender Stratocaster is original, nothing on the guitar has been changed or messed with, a very clean and original example including the tweed case.”
1979 Fender Strat, Bargain Priced with Some Issues
This is a lefty Strat from 1979 which has a lot of potential, and is priced accordingly. The main concern is the finish: During the late 70s, Fender was asked by the EPA to modify its spraying installation and to find a less polluting finishing method. Fender decided to try water-based finishes, which could be electrostatically sprayed on bodies. The new set-up was first used in 1979, but it soon turned into a disaster as finishes were prone to cracking, bubbling...
Rare Blackguard Replica/Nachocaster by Nacho Banos
Nacho Banos: a man who needs no introduction to the world of 1950-1954 Blackguards, the Holy Grails of the Telecaster guitar. Nacho literally wrote the book on Blackguard Teles - The Blackguard:
1966 Fender Tele, Maple Cap, 100% Original, Investment Grade!
This is an unmolested, no issues, investment grade 1966 Blonde Fender Tele with the desirable maple cap neck. This guitar is 100% original and includes original bridge cover, strap, Fender booklet, and OHSC. The case is as clean as the guitar with no separation of inner lining and both latches spring open!
SOLD TO JOE BONAMASSA
1976 Fender Strat, 100% Original with OHSC, EXC!
1976 Fender Strat, Sunburst with Black pickguard, 100% Original with OHSC, has moderate wear, a few spots down to the wood, frets have wear but plenty of life left, overall in EXC condition.
1980-1981 Fender Strat, Sunburst, Near Mint with OHSC
This is a really clean, 100% Original 1980-1981 Fender Strat, looks almost new, has only very slight fret wear on the 1st 3 frets, some light scratches on the back and pickguard, really nice tri-color sunburst over Ash body, includes original Fender molded hardshell case and trem bar. Weighs about 9.5 lbs on a bathroom scale.
2003 Gibson Brazilian R8 Les Paul, 100% Original with OHSC!
This is an all original Lefty 2003 Brazilian History 1958/R8 Les Paul, and includes everything that came with the guitar when new: OHSC, COA, all tags/paperwork. The guitar is in MINT condition and is an investment-grade Brazilian.
1964 LEFTY Fender Jazzmaster, Blonde Finish, Mint with OHSC!!
This guitar has been inspected by British luthier Clive Brown, who comments:
"The 1964 Fender Jazzmaster in Blonde is the cleanest Jazzmaster I have seen, on inspecting the guitar I would advise not to remove the pickguard or neck for fear of the guard cracking because of the very tight fit or the neck causing the finish to chip. Anyone who knows what they are looking at should be able to tell that this guitar is as near to new condition as any 1964 guitar can be. A left handed ash bodied Blonde Jazzmaster in this condition including white tolex case is one of the rarest Jazzmasters available."
1986 Guild Nightbird GG, 1 of Only 2 Lefties, by Gruhn Guitars!
This is one of only 2 left handed Guild Nightbirds, special ordered by Gruhn Guitars(note the “gg” on the trussrod cover). Guild only made the Nightbird from 1985-1987. It’s a single-cut with tone chambers, beautiful Sunburst finish, multi-bound body, fretboard inlays similar to vintage Epiphone archtops, pickguard binding similar to Gibson L-5/400, Les Paul shape with Maccaferri-style cutaway, EMG humbuckers with a push/pull switch, OHSC.
1967 Fender Tele, Superb Tone & Playability, EXC!
1967 Fender Tele, Blonde finish with DARK & nicely figured Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, super clean condition, 100 % original condition. Includes right handed period-correct case with tail logo; I’ve seen a similar 1967 left handed Blonde Tele that also came with a righty period-correct case, so it may be original. Also comes with original ashtray bridge cover.
1971 Fender Mustang, Sunburst, 100% Original, Super Clean!
1971 Fender Mustang, Right Handed, Sunburst finish, serial # 322xxx, super clean original example. This guitar has just been inspected and perfectly set-up by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music - needs nothing and is ready to play.
1976 Fender Strat, Natural, Near Mint Condition!
This is a very clean, Near Mint 1976 Strat in Natural finish with black PUPs and plastic, comes with a newer righty Fender case. Frets have only minimal wear on 1st three frets, pickguard has a little wear, but otherwise looks almost new. AND, unlike most Strats from this period, it doesn’t weigh a ton; only around 7 1/2 lbs! Includes trem arm.
1966 Mosrite Ventures Mark XII, Super Rare!
This is a factory original Left Handed Mosrite Mark XII 12-string guitar, Ventures model, double-cut solidbody, probably the only lefty ever made! The serial # is T738, dated September 24, 1966 which is displayed in the neck pocket, along with the name, address, and phone number of a prior owner.
1963 Fender Jazzmaster, Fiesta Red, 100% Original with OHSC!
This is a right handed one-owner, unmolested, uncirculated custom color(Fiesta Red) 1963 Fender Jazzmaster. The guitar is 100% original with OHSC - rare white Tolex in super clean condition. Also includes bridge cover, trem bar, original strap, case key, allen wrench...
SOLD TO JOE BONAMASSA
2003 Gibson Historic 1959 Brazilian Les Paul, Employee Custom Order
Near Mint condition 2003 Gibson Historic 1959 Les Paul reissue (left handed) with Brazilian Rosewood fretboard, with serial number 9 35xx. This is a very rare Gibson Custom Shop employee guitar with a number of unique features. One-off maroon-colored cherry sunburst finish with red analine pigment that is very thin and has sunken into the pores of the wood like an old finish does...
1966 Rickenbacker 360/12, Fireglo, Investment/Collector Grade!
This is the cleanest 1960s 12-String Rickenbacker on the planet! It’s from 1966, with serial # FL 4717 from DEC 1966. It is 100% original with OHSC; an unmolested time capsule vintage Rick 360/12!
Features a beautiful and vibrant Fireglo semi-acoustic all maple body, 24 fret - 24 3/4" scale neck with rosewood fingerboard...
1995 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, 100% Original with OHSC, EXC!
I’ve had numerous requests for the ES-175, but unfortunately Gibson will not make one in lefty. I’ve had a few ES-175s in the past, but they are VERY rare in left handed. They sell very quickly! The ES-165 Herb Ellis model is as close to a 175 that a lefty will find.
Left Handed 1960 Fender P-Bass, Holy Grail of Lefty Basses!
Original 1960 Fender Precision Bass - I have only seen one other left handed Fender Bass from the mid-59 to mid-62 slab board period. This represented the sweet spot of Fender's Golden Era, when their instruments were consistently great!
2009 Fender Custom Shop Esquire, Mint with OHSC!
2009 Fender Custom Shop NOS Esquire, 1959 reissue, 100% Original with OHSC, NOS Model, Translucent Sunburst Finish over Ash Body, top loader, 7.25 radius neck, V-Neck profile, vintage frets, nice light weight at 7lbs/2oz, nocaster pickup, tweed OHSC with COA and all case candy. It has the factory cutout for a neck PUP if you choose for the easy conversion to a Tele.
1972 Fender Princeton Reverb, EXC Condition!
1972 Fender Princeton Reverb, serial # A26123, last year for the Fender tail logo, EXC condition. This amp has all the original transformers(see pics). hen I first bought it, I took it to Gary Dahle Pro Audio to have completely checked out. Gary pulled the chassis, cleaned all the pots and jacks, reseated the tubes, resoldered a few connections and the amp sounded like new again.
1958 Gretsch Duo-Jet 6128 with OHSC, Extremely Rare Lefty!
1958 Gretsch 6128 Duo-Jet LEFTY Serial # 35203. With an estimated 40 to 50 left-handed instruments built up to the late 1970's, the Duo-Jet 6128 is an extremely rare model in factory left-handed, and even more rare when considering it is a lefty Golden Era 1954-1960 single-cut Duo-Jet!
2002 Gibson Gary Rossington Les Paul, 1 of Only 4 Lefties!
This is a very, very rare Left Handed Gibson Gary Rossington Les Paul, GR116, Sunburst finish, 100% original with OHSC, COA with paperwork/accessories, Mint Condition.
Gibson ES-355TD, Special Order from the Nashville Custom Division!
Got a Sweet Little Angel - One for the King! Special order ES-355 for a BB King fan in Japan. This guitar has been on order from the Nashville Custom Division for over 6 months. The wait has surely been worth it!
1947 Martin 000-28, EXC condition!
Serial number 101213. This guitar is in EXC condition. The neck has been reset and refretted and a new bridge has been installed by Gruhn Guitars. A strap button has been installed on the heel of the neck. In other respects, it conforms to the typical specifications of the model for the period in which it was made with Sitka spruce top, beautiful Brazilian rosewood back, sides...
1938 Martin 000-28, Stunning Prewar Example!
Serial number 70461. This guitar has been professionally refinished and the neck has had the requisite reset and refret. The tuners are replacement 1960s Grover gears. In other aspects, it conforms to the typical specs of the model for the period: Adirondack spruce top with Herringbone edge trim, gorgeous Brazilian rosewood back, sides, and peghead veneer...
1961 Fender Strat, Rare Lefty Slab Board with OHSC!
Very rare left-handed 1961 Fender Strat, strong 3-tone Sunburst finish, survivor guitar in VG+ condition, all original except for newer CTS 250K volume pot & trem arm. This guitar is the brother of my personal 1961 Strat, sharing the same body date(4-61), neck date(11-61), neck plate serial # range(70xxx), and even the exact same neck PUP output(5.89K)!
1968 Gibson ES-335TDC, 100% Original with OHSC, EXC Condition!
This is a true survivor, unmolested 100% original 1968 left handed Gibson ES-335TD in Cherry Red, with OHSC. It is also a one-owner guitar!
This guitar has been thoroughly inspected and expertly set-up by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music, a Gibson authorized repair center since 1979. Scott placed the year as 1968 after noting it has a one-piece neck...
2015 Gibson ES Les Paul, New with OHSC
The perfect marriage of Les Paul and ES-335, the ES-Les Paul yields powerful tones and a lightweight playing feel, courtesy of figured maple top, maple back and rims, cream bound rosewood board with pearloid trapezoids on a mahogany rounded 'C' neck profile with rolled binding for a played-in feel, PAF-style MHS pickups, and an f-hole engraved truss rod cover.
2015 Gibson Memphis 1963 ES-335TDC, New with COA/OHSC!
This is a brand new Left Handed Gibson Memphis 1963 ES-335TDC. Very nice guitar and a great value in a 335! Specs are found here:
2015 Kraus OM with Honduran Rosewood, Spectacular!
An absolutely stunning OM acoustic, in what Bill Kraus describes as: An OM model in my favorite combination of woods: Red spruce top, Honduran rosewood back and sides, curly Koa bindings.
LEFTY 1973 Gibson ES-355TDSV w OHSC, Amazing Condition!
For all lefty Joe Bonamassa/Freddie King fans: here is one amazing lefty vintage Gibson 1973 ES-355TDSV, similar to Joe's 1972 ES-355, the one he got because Freddie King played a similar one!
1956 Right Handed Gibson Les Paul Special, TV Yellow, Monster Tone!
1956 Gibson Right Handed Les Paul Special, TV Yellow finish, this is a very fine example of a vintage 50s single-cut Les Paul Special! The guitar is all original with the exception of newer tuners, jack plate, and hard shell case.
Overall, the guitar is in EXC Condition, has 1 ding on front and back, some edge wear on the bottom.
1952 Right Handed Gibson Les Paul Goldtop, Killer Vintage Tone!
Vintage 1952 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop, Right Handed, has the killer tone these early Les Pauls are known for and this guitar is priced right!
The Goldtop has a really well-done refin, refret with newer bone nut, modern Kluson tuners, was previously converted to a stop tail/Tune-O-Matic and wrap tailpiece(remnants can still be seen), newer wire from the switch to jack. Includes newer Gibson hard case.
2015 Gibson Historic 1959 Les Paul, Special, Ultimate 3D Flametop!
Brand new 2015(built in March 2015) Left Handed Historic 1959/R9 Les Paul, Iced Tea Gloss Finish, nickel hardware, perfect weight at 8 lbs, 6 oz. Includes all tags, paperwork, uninstalled pickguard, COA, and OHSC.
2015 Gibson Historic 1963 ES-335TDC, Mint with OHSC!
Left Handed 2015 Gibson Historic 1963 ES-335TDC in Gloss Cherry Finish. This is a guitar in MINT Condition with only a few hours of play time, just manufactured in March 2015, and includes all paperwork, tags, COA, and OHSC.
2013 Gibson Historic 1957 Les Paul, Rare Makeovers Conversion!
Here is a rare opportunity to acquire a truly superb Left Handed Gibson Goldtop. This is a 2013 Gibson Historic 1957/R7 Goldtop which has undergone the exquisite relicing/aging treatment from Historic Makeovers. Looks, plays, and sounds like a vintage 1957 Left Handed Goldtop without spending $100,000+ !
2007 Fender Custom Shop Relic 1956 Strat, with COA/OHSC
This is a Fender Relic 1956 Strat from 2007 in EXC Condition, 2-tone sunburst with maple neck, nice relicing-even the wear on the fretboard is very realistic! Nice light weight at 7.3 lbs. Has balanced pickups of Neck/6.00K, Middle/5.95K, Bridge/5.96K.
Neck has moderate fretwear on the typical 1st 3 frets. Neck profile is very comfortable at .90/1st fret and 1.01/12th fret. Back of neck shows little wear.
2013 Gibson Historic 1958/R8 Les Paul, 100% Original with OHSC
This is a near-mint and barely played 2013 Gibson Custom Shop 1958 reissue/R8 Les Paul, washed cherry VOS finish, nickel hardware, all paperwork, tags, COA, and OHSC.
1985 Gibson ES-335, Blonde, 100% Original, EXC with OHSC!
1985 Gibson ES-335 Dot, 1960 ES-335 Reissue, EXC Condition, 100% Original, untouched Shaw pickups, OHSC. Very cool ES-335 that has the desirable Shaw pickups, which are untouched and splendid in tone with 7.23K/Neck PUP, 7.28K/Bridge PUP.
1960 Gibson ES-345TDC, 100% Original with 1959 Features
Fresh out of a private collection(my very own), this is an uncirculated 1960 Gibson ES-345TDC, 100% original in EXC condition with OHSC. This guitar has the highly desirable Factory stop tail piece. The Varitone assembly is complete intact...
2014 Gibson Historic 1959 Les Paul, Supremely Figured Top!
This is a special order guitar from Gibson’s Made to Measure Program, based on a knockout maple blank that only required one look to place an immediate order. Broad tiger flame that reminds me of the great tops from the mid-90s! Very active flame with maximum movement which highlights a super vibrant top from any angle; you can’t say that about too many tops-very rarely do you see a top as dynamic as this one!
1972 Fender Jaguar, Original Lake Placid Blue, with OHSC
Left Handed 1972 Fender Jaguar, Original Lake Placid Blue Finish, 100% Original with OHSC, EXC Condition. This is a very rare custom color Fender Jaguar, as featured in the book of rare vintage lefties:
The original LPB finish shows the typical green fade that we all love about the vintage LPB finish; this is a classic look that can not be duplicated today! You can see where the color of...
2004 Fender Custom Shop NOS 1956 Strat, Mint Condition!
Left Handed 2004 Fender Custom Shop NOS 1956 Strat, Sunburst, 100% Original with OHSC, NOS/Lightly Reliced, with all case candy: COA, trem bar, trem springs, owner’s manual, sticker, polish cloth, bridge cover.
1967 Guild Starfire IV, Rare Emerald Green, 100% Original
1967 Guild Starfire IV, factory Left Handed, in the very rare Emerald Green finish. Most of the Starfire IVs were Cherry or Sunburst, so the Emerald Green is considered a custom color for this model, available at extra cost as a catalog item; very rare for a righty, let alone a lefty!
1963 ES-335TDC, Very Rare Factory Left Handed Golden Era 335!
Another Clapton-era Cherry ES-335, this one from 1963, factory Bigsby guitar, suitable for a stoptail conversion with the factory drilled holes under the “Custom Made” Plaque. Tremendous sounding guitar, as these Golden Era 335s are know to be, with neck PUP = 8.55K, Bridge PUP = 8.02K.
1967 Martin D-28L, Brazilian Rosewood, Very Rare Factory Lefty
True factory Left Handed 1967 Martin D-28(D-28L), Beautiful Brazilian Rosewood back/sides, includes OHSC with dark burgundy lining. This is the cleanest pre-1970 left handed Martin I have seen! Gruhn Guitars had this guitar back in 2008 and rated it EXF(Exceptionally Fine Condition-see photo of Gruhn description)...
1987 Rickenbacker 330/12, Signed by Roger McGuinn!
Left Handed 1987 Rickenbacker 330/12, Mapleglo, Toaster Pickups, 100% Original, Near Mint/Investment Grade Instrument, with OHSC, and signed by the legendary Roger McGuinn!
1969 Gibson ES-335TD, 100% Original with OHSC, EXC!
1969 Gibson ES-335TD, 100% Original, Beautiful unfaded Iced Tea Burst finish, has newer Bigsby on it now, includes original trapeze tailpiece.
This is a true pre-Norlin Gibson, with no volute and no Made in U.S.A. stamp! Serial # is 818xxx, right in the middle of several serial # categories for the model year 1969: 817000-819999. Even has the earlier Golden Era no “Union Made” Orange Label!
1950 Martin 000-21L, Original & Rare Factory Lefty 1950s Martin!
The 000-21 was a model that Martin produced with the 1.68 nut from 1939-1959. Martin only built 97 000-21s in 1950. The production level pales in comparison to the quantity of D-28s built that same year(475), so that gives you a good idea of just how rare the 000-21s are. To find one ordered as a factory left handed model is unheard of!
1998 Fender Cunetto Relic Strat, 100% Original, EXC with OHSC/COA
Fender Cunetto Relic Strat, Olympic White, has the embossed/engraved Custom Shop logo with the blacked out pickup cavities, dates May/1998 on COA, Gold hardware, 9.5" radius neck, vintage frets, with COA and OHSC, EXC condition.
Weighs 7.8 lbs; this is a VERY resonant guitar! Has a mild birdseye maple neck, which is more like a vintage Strat (unlike the real flamey necks you sometimes see which are not historically accurate). The Cunetto Fenders have...
1997 Fender Masterbuilt Fred Stuart Tele, Great Story/Provenance!
The original owner had Fender build him a Tele like the one he put together in the early 80s, which included a righty 54 Strat neck(later swapped out for a righty 66 Tele neck). The 80s Tele was signed by President Reagan, and is known as the The Gipper Guitar (there was an article about this guitar written by Willie Moseley in the February 2005 Vintage Guitar Magazine).
2007 Fender Custom Shop Tele with RS Guitarworks Upgrade!
Left Handed 2007 Fender Closet Classic (1961 Reissue) Tele with Upgraded Features from RS Guitarworks! The Tele was originally special ordered from Fender with the darker Dakota Red finish; the original owner preferred a lighter red, somewhere between Fiesta Red and Dakota Red (Ducco Red as mentioned on page 38 of A.R. Ducchosoir’s Tele Book). It was sent to the fine guitar shop at RS Guitarworks and they refinished the Tele in the preferred lighter red. It’s a very nice red color, closer to Fiesta than Dakota IMO.
2006 Fender Closet Classic Strat with Abigail Ybarra(“Abby”) Pickups
Left Handed 2006 Fender 1964 Closet Classic Strat in Lake Placid Blue, 100% Original with COA, all paperwork, accessories, OHSC with the insanely rare Gold signed “Abby” pickups. These pickups were personally wound by Abigail Ybarra, the long-time Fender employee who started winding pickups from early on in Fender’s Golden Era in 1958:
2014 Gibson Historic 1959 ES-335, Special Order Beale St. Blue Finish
Custom Order guitar through Gibson’s Made to Measure Program: 2014 Gibson Historic 1959 ES-335 in a special order Beale Street Blue finish, the only one of its kind in the world, really unique 335 in the ultra cool Beale Street Blue color!
2014 Gibson Historic 1961 SG Standard, Special Order
Special Order from the Gibson Custom Shop: 2014 Historic 1961 SG Standard, Cherry Gloss Finish, Brand New with OHSC/COA and all accessories.
1952 Fender Super V-Front Amp, EXC Condition, Recently Serviced!
1952 Fender V-Front Super Amp, recently serviced by my amp tech for the past 15 years, Gary Dahle Pro Audio Repair in Sarasota, FL:
One speaker needed to be reconed, so I sent it to the best: Gordon Kjellberg in Seattle (Gordy Kjellberg, 8116 10th Avenue, SW Seattle, WA 98106). The reconed speaker came back looking AND sounding great; Gordon did another amazing job! To quote Gordon:
2014 “Hand Picked” 1959 Historic Les Paul, Dirty Lemon Fade
2014 has been an especially tough year for left handed Gibson Historic Les Pauls, with very few offerings. This “Hand Picked” monster top in Dirty Lemon Fade would be an amazing find in any year, let alone in the lefty deprived 2014:
Lefty 1965 Gibson ES-330TD with 1964 Features, EXC Condition!
Left-handed 1965 Gibson ES-330TD in beautiful transluscent Ice Tea Sunburst finish, EXC condition, period-correct Black Ess & Ess hardshell case, AND this guitar has ALL of the highly desirable 1964 features: wide full neck with 1 11/16 nut, ALL Nickel Hardware, 17 Degree headstock pitch. It’s hard enough to find a lefty ES-330 from the 1960s, but then to find a really great example in every respect, that’s practically a miracle!
1974 Fender Strat, Stag Pole, 100% Original with OHSC, Near Mint!
Left Handed 1974 Fender Strat, Sunburst Finish, Maple Neck, Staggered Pole Pieces, OHSC with trem bar, Near Mint one-owner guitar. Very nice vintage lefty Strat, last of the stag pole Strats, this guitar was not played much at all as evidenced by the lack of fret wear; in fact, the neck looks new!
1958 Gibson ES-175D, 100% Original with OHSC, Near Mint!
This is an unmolested, unharvested time capsule Lefty 1958 ES-175D! Late 50s/Early 60s original ES-175s with PAFs are getting impossible to find, as the poachers have virtually decimated these guitars for their prized electronics, especially the PAFs. To find a Left Handed example, particularly in this pristine condition, takes the definition of “Rare” to a completely higher and unheard of level!
1969-1970 Gibson SG Special, EXC with OHSC, Amazing SG!
Lefty 1969-70 Gibson SG Special, transitional guitar from late 1969-early 1970: NO Made in U.S.A. stamp, mini volute, pots date 137 7010. Has early 60s Maestro tailpiece(the guitar is original otherwise), brand new adjustable bridge is on there now(original stair step bridge in the case). Nice deep cherry finish, has some dings and nicks that you would expect from 44 year-old guitar, some worming on the back, but EXC overall condition.
2013 Gibson R9 Lemonburst Les Paul, 8 lbs 2 oz, Spectacular Guitar!
I love Lemonburst finishes - it's such a light shade that you can really appreciate every inch of the flame maple top. This one has a gorgeous gloss top, and is the lightest weight R9 I’ve had at only 8 lbs, 2 oz!
Brand New / Unplayed with COA, all tags/paperwork, OHSC, and factory shipping box. Just a beautiful example!
1995 Gibson ES-175DN, Original, Beautifully Figured Top/Back/Sides!
It is very rare to see a lefty Gibson ES-175 in Blonde! This is a beautiful and exquisite example from 1995, very flamey and figured Blonde finish on top, back, and sides!
This is a very clean guitar in EXC+ condition, Nickel hardware, late 50s-style bonnet knobs,...
2013 Gibson R9 Les Paul, Gloss Finish, Killer Top, New/Unplayed!
Really great example of a Gibson History 1959 Les Paul, Gloss Finish, Washed Cherry, Nickel Hardware, fantastic tiger-stripe flame, nice Les Paul weight at 8 lbs, 12 oz, brand new/unplayed guitar with OHSC, COA, all tags/paperwork, original factory shipping box.
Gibson Historic 1959/R9 Les Paul, VOS Finish, Beautiful Flame, New!
Left Handed Gibson Historic 1959 Les Paul, VOS washed cherry finish, Aged Nickel Hardware, 8 lbs - 13 oz, very flamey top! This is a brand new and unplayed R9 Les Paul from December 2013, with OHSC, COA, all tags, factory shipping box.
Huge savings on this guitar, with an MSRP of $8995 and M.A.P. of $6495- this is the lowest price you will find on a brand new lefty R9 Les Paul!
LEFTY 1958 Fender Strat, 100% Original with OHSC, Amazing Strat!
I’ve been thinking of the appropriate adjective to describe this 1958 Strat. I haven’t been able to come up with just one word, so I’ll just call it
! This is simply one of the best Strats I’ve ever had the privilege of playing, including my favorite 1961 Slab Strat. I didn’t think that I would find one that rivaled the 61, but this guitar is the one!
Lefty 1962 Gibson ES-345TD with PAFs, EXC Original Condition!
Very rare left-handed PAF-equipped ES-345TD from early 1962, serial # 54xxx, factory Bigsby, was a custom order factory Bigsby with no Custom Made Plaque(I’ve never seen another), beautiful unfaded Tobacco Sunburst finish with minimal checking, slight worming on the back,
1971 Gibson ES-150DC with late 1960s Features, EXC & 100% Original!
This is just not a vintage Gibson guitar that you see in lefty. In fact, I have never seen a left handed ES-150DC, and you may never see another one ever again! It’s also in the seldom seen Cherry Red finish-most of these were Walnut or Natural.
Pre-CBS 1964 Fender Jaguar, Black Refin, EXC Condition with OHSC
Left Handed Pre-CBS 1964 Fender Jaguar, older pro-refin in Black, has just undergone a complete inspection and expert set-up including a perfect refret with original spec wire by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music(
). This guitar now plays beautifully and needs nothing!
Lefty 1987 Rickenbacker Rose-Morris Model 1993 Reissue
The Rickenbacker Collector Community was not aware of the existence of a left handed 1987 Rose-Morris Model 1993 reissue........until now! On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the rarest, this guitar is well beyond 10 and any prior metric or valuation for rarity: it is simply the rarest of the rare!
1968 Fender Candy Apple Red Jazzmaster with OHSC, EXC!
1968 Left Handed Fender Jazzmaster, original Candy Apple Red finish, very clean condition, OHSC(typical righty case for 60s lefty Jazzmasters/Jaguars; it’s actually a no trademark logo 1966 case). The neck pickup has been recently rewound by Lindy Fralin, inspected and set-up by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music, now plays and sounds unbelievable!
Lefty Gibson Historic 1959 Les Paul, 8 1/2 lbs, New & Unplayed!
This was the best top from a recent group of Left Handed 2013 Gibson R9 Les Pauls; Iced Tea color, VOS finish, Nickel hardware, COA/OHSC with all tags & paperwork, original factory shipping box, Brand New/Unplayed.
1998 Gibson Lefty R7/R9 Les Paul Conversion, Lemonburst
While righties have so many choices regarding Les Pauls, lefties rarely have the opportunity to acquire a truly special Les Paul that has been made to look like a real 59 Burst. Well, this guitar absolutely looks like a real worn 1959 left handed Les Paul. There are only about 4 true lefty Les Paul Bursts, with prices in excess of $200K, so here is a faithful reproduction that has been completed in painstaking detail.
2013 Lefty Gibson Historic 1959 Les Paul, Gloss Top
Left Handed 2013 Gibson R9 Les Paul, Washed Cherry Gloss Finish, Nickel Hardware, 8 lbs, 14 oz, OHSC with all paperwork, Brand New! The lefty R9s have been manufactured in the VOS finish for the most part, so it is very rare, and a very welcome sight, to see one in the Gloss Finish!
2013 Lefty Gibson R9 Les Paul, Lemon Burst, Brand New!
Rare Lefty Historic 1959 Les Paul in a Lemon Burst finish, VOS, Nickel Hardware, 100% original with OHSC, COA/all paperwork, brand new/unplayed 2013 model. Outstanding guitar in every way; just a resonating tone machine! Weighs 8 lbs, 15 oz, has the perfect 59 neck profile, this is one of those guitars you can not put down!
2013 Lefty Gibson Historic 1959 Les Paul in Rare Lemon Burst
I've been waiting a long time for Gibson to make a Lefty Historic 1959 Les Paul in Lemon Burst(most have been Washed Cherry or Iced Tea). It's finally here, and it's a striking example, with a beautiful flametop, VOS finish, Nickel Hardware, nice weight under 9lbs(8 lbs, 15 oz), tremendous playability with that perfect 59 neck profile, and killer tone. Brand new/unplayed, with OHSC, COA, all tags/paperwork, and original factory shipping box...
2013 Gibson Elliot Easton “Tikibird” Firebird, Brand New!
As a member of Boston hit-makers The Cars, and a consummate musician in his own right, Elliot Easton has consistently bridged the gap between chart success and innovative, alternative guitar playing. From early Cars singles like “Just What I Needed” and “My Best Friend’s Girl,” to 1981’s “Shake It Up” (the band’s first Top 10 hit), Elliot’s creative, often quirky and frenetic riffs provided the propulsion to ...
1999 Lefty Gibson Les Paul Ultima, 100% Original with OHSC
The Rolls Royce of Les Pauls from the Gibson Custom Shop in a very rare left handed model; I can’t imagine Gibson made more than just a few of these in lefty. Could be the cleanest Lefty Ultima on the planet; from 1999, 100% original with original 5-latch Brown Lifton case. The guitar looks new and unplayed; truly amazing MINT condition.
2003 Gibson R9 Brazilian Les Paul, 100% Original with OHSC, Mint!
Another stellar 2003 Gibson Historic 1959/R9 Brazilian Les Paul, absolute collector quality/investment grade example, possibly the cleanest R9 Brazilian out there; no excuses, no regrets, no disappointments!...
2003 Gibson Historic 1959/R9 Brazilian Les Paul with OHSC
Not a lefty, but it was impossible to pass up this exquisite guitar: Early 2003(low serial #) Gibson R9 Brazilian Les Paul, Mint Condition with no fret wear; just one tiny nick on the side, easy 9.9/10 condition with OHSC, COA, and all tags/paperwork.
2001 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Goldtop with Red Back/P-90s
Left Handed 2001 Gibson Les Paul Standard, 100% original with OHSC, in a Special Order from the Gibson Custom Shop: Gold Top with Red Back; very cool, rare, and unique lefty Goldtop. Has the CS serial # and Gibson Custom Shop stamp on the back of the headstock. This guitar is patterned after a 1956 Goldtop but with a big difference; the Gold top with the unique Red back/sides gives this guitar a Killer look! I’ve had several Historic 1956/R6 Goldtops, and they all had the brown back/sides. This guitar is WAY cooler than any of those; it could be the only lefty like it in the world!
Lefty 1966 Gibson ES-330TDC, 100% Original with OHSC & Tags
Factory original Left-Handed Gibson ES-330TDC with OHSC, collector quality/ investment grade vintage instrument! The cherry finish is absolutely beautiful on this one; a very deep cherry with completely unfaded top and back. The chrome hardware retains a high gloss and shine. This is an unmolested 100% original lefty vintage ES-330.
1967 Fender Jaguar, Olympic White Finish, 100% Original with OHSC
1967 Left-Handed Fender Jaguar, Olympic White Custom Color, 100% Original with OHSC & trem arm, EXC Condition! Very nice example with the following dates:
• Neck Plate: 214xxx
• Neck Stamp: 15SEP67B
• Pot Codes: 304-6617
1985 Left-Handed Gibson ES-335 Dot Reissue, Sunburst Finish
1985 Lefty Gibson ES-335 Dot, Sunburst Finish, EXC Condition with Hard Shell case. The early Dot Reissue ES-335s(1981-1985) are hard to find in Lefty! This one is mostly original: has a Tim Shaw bridge PUP, 10.46K, ink stamped 372-283. The neck PUP is a zebra and may be a Tim Shaw, with 7.45K, but has no ink stamp, so it could possibly be a 490 Gibson PUP.
1965 Lefty Fender Strat, Green Guard/Clay Dots
Here's a Lefty 1965 Fender Strat, early 1965 Green Guard, clay dots, L-Series, VG+ condition, 100% original with OHSC. Has a fair amount of finish wear, but it's all there and VERY correct: all original with perfect solder joints, untouched and unmolested survivor guitar. Lightweight at around 7 lbs, really good playing and sounding pre-CBS Strat!
Lefty 2013 Gibson Historic 1959 Les Paul, Brand New with OHSC/COA!
Left-Handed 2013 Gibson Historic 1959 Les Paul, Ice Tea Burst, VOS Finish, DARK rosewood fingerboard, Aged Nickel Hardware, Really lightweight for a Les Paul at 8 lbs, 3 oz, OHSC with all paperwork, tags still on guitar, COA, original factory Gibson shipping box, Brand New(built mid-May 2013) & unplayed.
Lefty 1975 Rickenbacker 4001 Bass with OHSC, EXC Condition!
Left Handed 1975 Rickenbacker 4001 Bass, Jetglo/Black finish, 100% original, EXC Condition with OHSC. OA Date Code = Jan/1975. Very nice lefty vintage Rick bass!
Lefty 2004 Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt 50th Anniv. 1954 Strat!
Here’s a VERY rare lefty 2004 Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt 50th Anniversary 1954 Stratocaster, built by Dennis Galuszka. Said to be one of just three lefties built, the others went to Japan and the UK. Includes a new certificate of authenticity signed by Mr. Galuska, form-fitting case, re-created 1954 leather strap, ashtray cover and tremolo bar. Also includes a copy of 2004 Vintage Guitar magazine about this run of Strats.
Lefty 1964 Fender Lake Placid Blue Strat, 100% Original with OHSC
To even suggest that such a guitar exists would be the very definition of Insanity! However, I am not insane (or so I’ve been told), it is here, it is very real, and, needless to say, it is Xtremely rare:
Spectacular Lefty 1964 Fender Lake Placid Blue Strat, 100% Original w OHSC, Near Mint/Investment Grade Condition!
Left-Handed 1956 Fender Tele, 100% Original
Left Handed 1956 Fender Tele, 100% Original, OHSC, EXC Condition. This is an extremely rare, desirable, and unmolested lefty vintage guitar-I have only seen 2 other lefty Teles from the 50s! Body is dated 1954, neck is dated 7-55, pots are Stackpole 304620(20th week of 1956), neck plate is 113xx. Fender probably made a run of a few lefties from 1954, so they used what bodies...
2013 Lefty Gibson Historic 1959 Les Paul, Spectacular Flametop!
Left-Handed 2013 Gibson Historic 1959 Les Paul, VOS, Washed Cherry finish, aged Nickel hardware, weighs 8 lbs, 9 oz! Wide, straight flame from edge to edge; one of the nicest flametops on a lefty Les Paul I’ve ever seen!
2002 Lefty Martin D-40 with OHSC, Near Mint Condition!
2002 Martin D-40 with OHSC, Near Mint Condition; Hard-to-Find model in Lefty! The D-40 was only made from 1997-2005; a lefty D-40 is an extremely rare sighting! Now only available as a custom order at considerably higher cost with a long wait period.
Left Handed 2006 Collings OM2H w OHSC, Near Mint!
For sale is my personal acoustic for the past few years: 2006 Collings OM2H with OHSC, 100% Original, Near Mint Condition. The reason I'm selling? Three words: 1954 Martin D-18. The vintage Martin has spoiled me; I can't play any other acoustic!
Here's the Collings link for a full description of this model:
2013 Left Handed Gibson R9 Historic Les Paul, Best Top
The new 2013 R9 Les Pauls are the guitars everyone is talking about; this is the best top of the 8 Lefty R9s just released by Gibson! 2013 R9 Historic 1959 Les Paul, Faded Tobacco, Nickel Hardware, VOS(all the lefties are VOS), 8 lbs 4 oz, all tags, COA, original shipping box, unplayed, NEW!
LEFTY 1996 Fender Custom Shop 1958 Reissue Strat w/ OHSC
Left Handed 1996 Fender Custom Shop 1958 Reissue Strat, Guitar Center special limited run of 30; this is #22 of 30 and probably the only Lefty of the run. Really nice Strat with a beautiful Birds-Eye maple neck, including sides and top. This reminds me of my 1999 Custom Shop Strat, but it's actually nicer because the Birds-Eye figure shows beautifully on the maple fretboard, whereas my 99 has a rosewood fingerboard.
Lefty 2013 Rocketfire M1926 Strat-Style Guitar, OHSC/COA, New!
Another amazing Strat-style guitar from Nick at Rocketfire Guitars! This is my 4th one, and was ordered March 2012. Inspired by Ike Turner’s 1961 Sonic Blue Strat, this is a killer Strat that has the Tone and Look! This destroys the Fender Custom Shop Strats I’ve owned over the years, and if you’re looking for a new lefty Strat, forget the others- you absolutely must own this guitar!
LEFTY 2011 Gibson Custom Shop ES-335 with OHSC
Left Handed 2011 Gibson Custom Shop ES-335, Made in Nashville, Gloss Vintage Sunburst Finish, Nickel Hardware, Classic 57 Humbuckers, OHSC, COA/unfilled warranty card. Beautiful example, near mint condition: no dings, no nicks, no fret wear, slight pickguard wear, very slight case wear on the back, that's it- looks As New!
1991 Rickenbacker 360 w Vintage Toaster Pickups, OHSC, EXC!
1991 Rickenbacker 360 WT:VP:MID, Midnight Blue finish, Vintage Toaster Pickups, 100% original, uncirculated one-owner guitar. Includes OHSC, unfilled warranty card, polishing cloth.
Excellent condition, with very minor wear on the back, minor lacquer checking due to age, and very, very slight wear on 1st three frets.
1991 Rickenbacker 330 w Hi-Gain Pickups, Mapleglo, OHSC
1991 Rickenbacker 330 WT: MG, Mapleglo finish, Hi-Gain Pickups, 100% original, uncirculated one-owner guitar. Includes OHSC, unfilled warranty card, polishing cloth.
This guitar is in Near Mint Condition and as clean as you will find in a pre-owned Rick 330(or any other guitar for that matter): looks/plays/sounds AS NEW! The only thing keeping it from Mint is some very minor lacquer checking due to age.
Lefty 2012 Gibson Historic 1959/R9 Les Paul, Brand New w. Hangtags
Lefty 2012 Gibson Historic 1959/R9 VOS Les Paul, brand new/unplayed with OHSC, COA, hangtags.
Killer 3D flamey top, beautiful washed cherry sunburst finish, aged Nickel hardware, nice weight under 9 lbs(8 lbs, 13 oz), very resonant, perfect 59-profile neck, and plays unbelievably! Totally killer lefty R9; these are the Les Pauls to get!
Lefty 2012 Gibson Historic 1958 Les Paul Flametop, New w Tags
Another amazing Lefty 2012 Figured Top Historic 1958 Les Paul, brand new with OHSC, hangtags, COA, original Gibson factory shipping box.
Strong wide, 3D flame in a beautiful Bourbon Burst, ideal weight at 8.56 lbs, incredible feel, tone, and resonance. Even the rosewood fingerboard has a nicely figured pattern.
2012 Gibson LEFTY Historic 1959/R9 Les Paul Standard, Brand New!
LEFTY 2012 Gibson Historic 1959/R9 VOS Les Paul Standard, brand new/unplayed with OHSC, COA, all hangtags, and original factory shipping box. Beautiful Ice Tea Burst with a nice flametop, aged nickle hardware, nice weight under 9 lbs: 8 lbs, 11 oz.
1987 Rickenbacker 370/12 with OHSC, Fireglow, Near Mint Condition!
1987 right-handed Rickenbacker 370/12, Fireglow finish with OHSC(vintage-style black tolex), vintage toaster pickups(VP), 100% original, Near Mint Condition. Looks like it's hardly been played, only slight wear on 1st 3 frets, really beautiful example of a Rick 12-string!
1990 Rickenbacker 325V63JG, John Lennon 1963 Reissue, EXC+
1990 right-handed Rickenbacker 325V63JG, John Lennon 1963 reissue with OHSC, 100% original, EXC+ condition, only slight fret wear on first 3 frets. Includes unfilled warranty card, instrument control instruction sheet, polishing cloth, trem bar, strap.
1961 Lefty Fender Tele, Sunburst Custom Color, 100% Original
Insanely rare and ultra cool Lefty 1961 Fender Tele with a Sunburst Custom Color, EXC condition, 100% original with OHSC and ashtray cover. The original lefty brown case is even nicer than the one for my 1961 Strat! How rare is this guitar? This is the ONLY lefty slab board Custom Color Tele I have ever seen; may be the only one on the planet! This guitar is MUCH more rare than a slab Strat - there is no comparison!
Holy Grail Lefty: 1958 Gibson ES-335, Museum Quality!
Sometimes you just shake your head and wonder in amazement; this is one of those times. Simply stunning DOT Neck 335 from 1958; this is the finest vintage guitar I've ever acquired! 100% original with OHSC, factory stop, looks unplayed, 9.8/10 condition, just a spectacular vintage instrument. Charlie Gelber at OK Guitars had a chance to look it over, and said it was the 2nd or 3rd finest 335 he's ever seen out of more than 200 ES guitars that he's owned.
LEFTY 2012 Gibson Historic 1958 VOS Les Paul, New!
Spectacular LEFTY 2012 Gibson R8 VOS Les Paul Burst, phenomenal figured & flamey top, beautiful Scotch Burst finish. As New/Unplayed, includes COA, hangtags(still on the guitar), paperwork, pickguard/mounting hardware(never installed), OHSC(vintage Brown Lifton-style case), original Gibson shipping box.
Here's a beautiful factory stop 1964 ES-335 that's a verified one-owner(80 year-old gentleman) with a very strong, deep red color and very nice grain. The red color is even stronger than on my 1960 ES-345 or 1964 ES-330. This guitar is in very fine condition with very little overall wear and is a sight to behold! It also has the perfect medium chunky neck that the 1964s are known for. The Brazilian rosewood fingerboard is dark, yet light enough to display some really nice figure.
Lefty 1999 Gibson Les Paul Classic Goldtop, Near Mint Condition!
This is a Lefty 1999 Gibson Les Paul Classic in the Goldtop finish, 100% original with OHSC, Near Mint Condition; looks, feels, and plays like a new guitar! Just had a full pro set-up and needs nothing; ready to play!
LEFTY 1996 Fender Jag-Stang, 1st Year/1st Issue, EXC Condition
LEFTY 1996 Fender® Jag-Stang®, 1st Year/1st Issue with 50th Anniv. Label. Very hard-to-find guitar in Lefty anymore, especially the 1st year! Made in Japan, serial # V005007, designed by Curt Cobain, body similar to Jaguar®, Mustang-type electronics and tremolo, 1 single-coil PUP, 1 humbucker, large headstock, Fiesta Red finish. Comes in a nice Yamaha GE-01 gig bag(Made in U.S.A.).
1998 Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1959 ES-335TD, Near Mint!
I sold this guitar 10 years ago, only to realize later it sounded and played better than any modern ES-335 I've owned, which included regular run, Custom Shop, and Historic 335s. I had a chance to get it back, so I could not pass it up!
1965 Blonde Fender Strat
This is an untouched, 100% original 1965 Blonde Fender® Strat® with OHSC, a true time capsule and survivor guitar! It's not everyday you find an unmolested vintage Strat®, especially in the highly desirable and very rare Blonde over Ash custom color finish. I believe I was the first person to ever turn a screw on this guitar; every screw was nice and tight, with all solder joints untouched. It was like a religious experience taking this guitar apart, Oh Hallelujah!
LEFTY 1987 Fender Custom Shop Tele, 1st-Year Custom Shop!
LEFTY 1987 Fender® Custom Shop Tele®, Blackguard, 1st year Custom Shop, one-owner guitar with all paperwork, strap, cord, bridge cover, OHSC, COA; EXC condition. Very rare lefty guitar; when you open the case, the unmistakeable smell of Nitro hits you just like a pre-CBS Fender; you'd swear this was a 50s or 60s Tele! This is a very LOUD guitar unplugged; just amazing!
LEFTY 1969 Fender Tele, Near Mint Condition!
LEFTY 1969 Fender® Tele®, 100% Original with OHSC, Near Mint Condition, super clean example and impossible to find lefty vintage Tele® in this condition! Dates are: F252952/neck plate, 3JUL69B/neck stamp, 304 6545/pots(typical late 65 pots, along with 1966 pots that Fender® used right through the late 60s).
Lefty 1980 Gibson Les Paul Custom w OHSC, Amazing Condition!
LEFTY 1980 Gibson Les Paul Custom, 100% original with OHSC, Near Mint Condition, amazing find! Beautiful tobacco sunburst finish, one-piece top, frets show no wear, nibs still intact. I've sold a ton of Les Pauls, from 1954 to 2009, and this is one of the cleanest ones I've had- a true time capsule; collector/investment-grade condition; just a few light scratches on the back; even the Gold hardware is untarnished, 9.5/10 insane condition!
Lefty 1969 Gibson SG Special
LEFTY 1969 Gibson SG Special, 100% original in EXC condition, OSSC. True 1969 guitar: No volute, no "Made in USA" stamp, ser #836xxx, pots date: 1376934. Very nice example, survivor guitar, strong unfaded Cherry Red color, no breaks/cracks, unmodified Maestro tailpiece.
2010 Rocketfire Strat with OHSC, Mint!
2010 Rocketfire Strat with OHSC, Mint Condition. This is one of the last ones before the M 1926 introduction, built in May of 2010.
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LEFTY 2003 Gibson R8 Brazilian Les Paul
LEFTY 2003 Gibson R8/Historic 1958 Reissue Brazilian Les Paul with OHSC, COA/all paperwork, Near Mint Condition. Confirmed Brazilian Rosewood; serial # 8 3247.
This is one of the nicer Les Pauls I've had, and I've had a few(please check my Sold Gallery)! ...
LEFTY 2003 Gibson R6 Brazilian Stinger Les Paul
Very rare Left-Handed 2003 Gibson R6 Brazilian Stinger Les Paul. This was part of the legendary run of Brazilian Stingers by Music Machine(see details below).
This guitar was selected by the original owner over all the other lefty Stingers produced in 2003(only about a handful) for its playability.
1994 Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet
Here is rare lefty pre-Fender(FMIC) Gretsch Duo Jet, 100% original with OHSC, EXC condition, really nice player and has fantastic tone! I've had several newer Fender-era Duo Jets(they're fairly common) but this one just feels, plays, and sounds so much better than the Fender-era Duo Jets! Similar to the pre-FMIC 1989 Duo Jet Chris Cornell used on all those classic Soundgarden LPs!
1975 Fender Strat, Olympic White Hardtail
This is a nice clean and straight lefty 1975 Fender Strat, Hardtail, Olympic White, OHSC. The guitar is 100% original and in EXC condition. If you don't like heavy Strats, this is what you've been waiting for: only 7 lbs! And it's a tremendous player with a lively, resonant tone that can only come from 36-year old wood!
LEFTY 2002 PRS Custom 22, Rare Vintage Yellow, 10 Top, Mint!
LEFTY 2002 PRS Custom 22, 10 Top, Tremolo, OHSC, very rare factory Vintage Yellow finish, Mint Condition! This is the coolest lefty PRS on the planet; I have never seen another Lefty PRS in factory Vintage Yellow, one of the great all-time PRS colors throughout their history.
2011 Rocketfire M1926 S-Style Guitar
Here's a very hard-to-find Strat-style guitar in LEFTY: 2011 Rocketfire M1926 in Olympic White. I first came across Rocketfire guitars from reading various owners' reviews on some of the guitar forums. So I got the first used Rocketfire Strat I could find: a 2010 Burgundy Mist righty Strat. The guitar is incredible, with a tone that reminded me of that classic pre-CBS Strat tone as soon as I picked it up.
2002 Gibson Historic 1963 ES-335/Pelham Blue
2002 Gibson Historic 1963 ES-335 with OHSC, COA, Gibson Custom Care Kit. 100% original, collector condition, recently inspected and set-up by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music; take the risk out of buying a pre-owned guitar!
1965 Fender® Sunburst Strat®,
LEFTY 1965 Fender® Sunburst Strat®, OHSC, EXC condition. All original except for replaced nut, currently has 5-way switch(original 3-way in the case), bridge pickup has been rewound but is original, trem cover is missing. Take the risk out of buying a lefty vintage guitar: this Strat has been thoroughly inspected, examined, and set-up by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music, ...
2002 PRS Custom 22 w. OHSC/All Paperwork
Amazing Lefty 2002 PRS Custom 22 Hardtail with OHSC. Beautiful figured flame top in the gorgeous Dark Cherry Sunburst, which is a color that is no longer offered.
1999 Gibson Les Paul Classic Goldtop
1999 LEFTY Gibson Les Paul Classic Goldtop with OHSC, EXC++ Condition. Very nice looking guitar and a very clean example, with just a few nicks, some minor scuffs on the back, almost no fret wear(hardly visible on first 3 frets), and nickel hardware has tarnished some from age.
2007 Lefty Fender Relic Strat (1961 Reissue)
2007 LEFTY Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Strat, Olympic White, OHSC, COA, every possible accessory included. This was a special order guitar/one off and NOT part of a team built run. Mint Condition: factory reliced body & finish, but back of neck, frets, and case show no wear whatsoever.
Like buying a new one but for a lot less!
1964 Gibson ES-330
1964 Gibson ES-330, deep unfaded and vibrant Cherry red finish, Nickel hardware, 100% original with OHSC(Excelsior latches & Marigold interior), EXC condition, tremendous guitar. Another spectacular lefty ES-330; last of the Golden Era Gibsons and impossible to find in all original condition!
2011 Lefty Rocketfire Strat
2011 Rocketfire M1926 S-Style Vintage Replica(Strat I think is what they call it). This is the 1st Lefty M1926 Strat built by Nick Sorenson(and 4th overall), and it absolutely smokes! Oh my, what a great Strat replica it is, featuring: • Shell Pink Nitro Finish • 10" Radius • 6150 Frets • Medium C Profile • Madagascar Rosewood Fingerboard • Bone Nut • G&G Hardshell Case • Total 60's Pickups
1960 Gibson ES-330
1960 Gibson ES-330, Beautiful sunburst finish, 100 % original including both lefty and righty pickguards, moderate checking, slim profile neck, amazing neck P-90, original brown OHSC with pink lining, EXC condition. Plays and sounds incredible! I've never seen a lefty ES-330 this early; a very rare sighting indeed!
2010 Gibson Historic 1957 Les Paul Goldtop
2010 LEFTY Gibson Historic 1957/R7 Les Paul Goldtop, Gloss Finish, Near Mint Condition, with OHSC and COA/Owners Manual/Warranty Card. Another great Historic Goldtop, this time an R7.
2008 Gibson J-45 Acoustic
LEFTY 2008 Gibson J-45 Acoustic, Sunburst finish, OHSC, L.R. Baggs pickup, Near Mint condition. Has a few minor dings, scratches, and a little bit of fretwear, but super clean condition overall.
2009 Gibson R6 Les Paul Goldtop
2009 Gibson R6 Les Paul Goldtop, VOS finish, Near Mint condition, OHSC, COA, and all original paperwork. 100% original with no changes/modifications. This guitar is in superb collector condition; barely played. Mint Condition except for 1 tiny nick around neck PUP volume knob.
1990 Gibson Les Paul Standard
1990 Gibson Les Paul Standard, EXC+ condition, OHSC, vibrant cherry sunburst finish, lightweight(around 9 lbs). Very nice condition with some minor wear throughout, 1 small nick on bottom. Very strong color on this one!
2005 Gibson R6 Les Paul Goldtop
2005 Gibson R6 Les Paul Goldtop, Gloss finish, Near Mint condition, OHSC , COA, Gibson Custom Care Kit, and all original paperwork. Has upgraded Sheptone P-90 pickups, a HUGE improvement over the original Gibson P-90 pickups, which are also included. This guitar looks and plays like new; just a few minor scuffs on the back; collector condition.
1997 Bourgeois D-150
1997 LEFTY Bourgeois D-150 with OHSC, Near Mint Condtion. This is a Very Rare Lefty Bourgeois with Cedar Top, Mahogany Sides & Back; may be the only Lefty Bourgeois ever made in this combination! Has the 1 23/32 nut width, a tweener neck that makes this guitar perfect for both strumming and fingerpicking. I'm surprised other manufacturers do not offer this great versatile neck width! Also has bound neck, Ebony fretboard, Waverly tuners, and L.R. Baggs pickup.
2007 Gretsch Duo Jet
2007 Gretsch Duo Jet, Model G6128TDS-LH, Mint Condition except for 2 small dings(see pics). As clean as you will find, looks new, 100% original with OHSC, includes all paperwork/accessories. This is the upgraded DS model with the Dynasonic pickups.
1987 Fender Custom Shop/Cesar Rosas Strat
1987 Fender Custom Shop Mary Kaye Strat, custom ordered instrument for Cesar Rosas of the Los Lobos band. This was the first year of the Fender Custom Shop, but back then, performing artists went to Fender with requests to build guitars to their personal specifications. An examination of the Fender Custom Shop Log, seen below, reveals several high-profile names that ordered some of the first guitars from the Custom Shop: Cesar Rosas, Eric Johnson, Elliot Easton, and Jerry Donahue.
LEFTY 2000 Collings OM2H-SB in EXC condition with OHSC
'OM' stands for "Orchestra Model," but 80 years after this body shape was first designed it has become the most popular 14-fret model with fingerstyle guitar soloists who choose to play on steel strings. Yet flatpickers also find it appealing, and when the graceful cutaway is added these OMs are often used by lead players who routinely explore all 20 frets much as they would on an electric guitar...
1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom
Early 1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom, no volute, no "Made in USA" stamp, pot codes 1376929, ser # 856xxx, 100% original except for excellent re-fret. These Customs were notorious for low flat frets; now it plays great with easy bending! Includes 1st-ssue OHSC with Excelsior latches, Marigold interior, no-logo exterior. EXC condition with some checking on top; very cool original "true" 1969 LP Custom, and the earliest Lefty Les Paul Custom on the 1968-69 Les Paul Database:
. Very rare lefty guitar!
2007 Hamer Studio Custom
2007 Hamer Studio Custom, true one-off custom built guitar from Hamer, with an outrageous and hypnotic Quilt top! Unbelievable build quality on this guitar; if it said Gibson on the headstock, it would be $5K+! This guitar was special-ordered by an L.A. session musician who unfortunately couldn't come up with the funds upon completion. The guitar still smells new!
1954 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop
1954 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop, 100% original except for pro-refret and 2 pots, OHSC, EXC condition. Get that REAL Freddie King tone right here, baby!
2003 Gibson R8 Brazilian Les Paul
2003 Gibson Brazilian R8 Les Paul, SPECTACULAR 3D top with movement any way you look at it, honey-burst finish, 100% original w. OHSC, As New/NOS condition with COA and all paperwork/accessories. Simply superb!
1964/65 Fender Strat
1965 Fender Strat , 100% original with OHSC, with a neck dated AUG 64, Near Mint/Investment Grade condition. Out of a private collection from a Burst collector in Texas, Magnificent!
1967 Fender Telecaster Custom
1967 Tele Custom, 100% original with OHSC, Near Mint/Collector Condition. Super nice example with a DARK Brazilian board, lightweight(around 7 1/2 lbs), Double-Line Klusons, Gold logo, Nitro finish; last of the good ones!
2003 Gibson Gary Rossington Les Paul #180
The 2nd Rossington Les Paul I've seen in Lefty, Lemon Burst, 100% original with OHSC, COA w. all paperwork/accessories, EXC condition. Another insanely rare lefty!
2003 Gibson Gary Rossington Les Paul #170
One of 246 Righty Rossington Les Pauls, nicely figured top, Sunburst finish, EXC condition, 100% original with all paperwork/accessories. OK, I'll throw in a cool righty every once in a while!
1952 Gibson ES-125
Thick body with single P-90, and typical of the early 50's P-90s: Unbelievable tone! One of the cleanest ES-125s, in any configuration, that I've seen; Beautiful!
1958 Gibson ES-175
Righty jazz box, 100% original with PAFs, EXC condition; even had the Epiphone tuners only used in 1958!
1954 Martin D-28
Superb example of an older D-28, one-owner guitar with neck reset & minor cracks repaired at Elderly Music with full documentation, 100% original with OHSC, outrageous Brazilian wood on this one, and it's a canon! Hey, didn't Elvis play a '54 D-28? Yes, I think he did!
1965 Fender Jazzmaster
Original Candy Apple Red finish, Leo's favorite custom color, early L-series 1965 Jazzmaster with green guard, 100% original with OHSC, EXC condition, nice deep, unfaded color, dark board, lightweight and a great player; really nice guitar!
1965 Fender Stratocaster
Original Candy Apple Red finish(another one), mid-65 white guard, 100% original except for 5-way switch and pro-refret, OHSC, EXC condition, monster player!
2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus
Not vintage, but simply the best-playing Les Paul I've ever played! Yes, that is correct; a better playing Les Paul than the dozens I've owned, including two 1969 Les Pauls, a 2003 Brazilian, two Gary Rossingtons, and all points in between. Set up for LOW action with a very fast and comfortable neck. 100 % original with OHSC, has the 60 slim-taper neck, some worming on the back, very minor indentation just below tailpiece, overall EXC condition, beatiful Honey Burst finish with a nicely flamed top, killer Les Paul at a reasonable price!
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