Guitarchives

Fender Jaguar, sunburst, crafted in Japan 1997-00. This guitar has seen some play: it's got just enough wear around the edges to lend it some status as a seasoned gig machine and a certain 'played in' feel. There's plenty of natural...
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Ovation Celebrity CC24-NBM, made in China 2014, nutmeg burl finish. Ovation guitars tend to attract strong opinions, but those who love them, really love them. This is a recent model, featuring some classic Ovation appointments like a USA-made 'bowl back'...
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Epiphone DR-212 12-String, natural finish, made in China 2014. This is a nice little 12-string. The design includes some heftier bracing for the top and a chunky bridge that easily carries the extra tension of 12-strings, so this is a...
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Greco EG500, cherry burst, made in Japan 1978. This is quite stunning, frankly. The top is a gorgeous piece of bookmatched flame maple, it's got no business being attached to a guitar under $3k but hey, I'll take it! The...
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Yamaha SS-700EX, made in Japan in 1983, blue burst. Welcome to Topshelf; basically we exist to sell weird rare vintage Yamaha guitars! These SS models don't appear in the regular Yamaha catalog, but they popped up in 1982/3 in limited numbers. The SS-300 is...
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Aria Pro II TA-900, black, made in Japan 1991-2. We love a good MIJ semi-hollow around here, and this one is surely a good one. This model borrows some construction elements from the iconic Gibson 335, including a laminate thinline maple body...
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Greco SV-800 semi-hollow, sunburst, made in Japan 1978-80. These Greco ES-style guitars are enjoying increasing demand, and rightfully so: holy heck, this is a brilliant guitar. The late 70s was a bit of a 'golden era' for Greco, and instruments...
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Yamaha SessionII 512, pale pink, made in Japan 1987. No prizes for guessing which decade this came from! Here we have the 1980s distilled into guitar form. These Session II guitars are a pretty classic Superstrat: take the regular Strat,...
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Morales M350 dreadnought, made in Japan 1967-8. Morales guitars were a brand owned by Zen-On music, who still produce sheet music these days. The made some noteworthy Mosrite style electrics, but these Martin style acoustics are absolutely worth a look...
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Greco EG700, made in Japan 1978, cherry sunburst. This Greco's take of the classic Les Paul Standard, and it's a very good one. The '700' means that in it's day, this sold for ¥70,000, almost double the cost of the basic model,...
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LTD MH-250, trans black over quilted maple, made in India 2008. These LTD riff sticks are well made; it’s an easy guitar to get your deep dark heavy feelings out on. The slim neck, easy-access neck joint and jumbo frets...
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