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Used and Vintage Guitars


The Music Zoo maintains a great selection of used guitars, basses, and amplifiers. The guitars pictured here are in stock and individually photographed. Please note: pre-owned/used equipment does not include the manufacturer's warranty. Items are sold as-is. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions at all --we'll be happy to give an in-hand description. Learn more about trades and consignments.




 Gretsch G6136T White Falcon Electric Guitar - Used
This particular pre-owned guitar, a G-6136T, has been kept in excellent condition. It features a laminated maple top, back, and sides and a three-piece maple neck with an ebony fretboard has been placed on top. Pickups are replicas of the original Filter’Tron humbuckers—known for power, top-end, and clarity. 22-frets with appealing half-circle designs on the fretmarker inlays and a 12” radius really add to the appeal of this already superb guitar. The tuners are Grover Imperial models. This guitar is spotless and comes with it's original hardshell case, certificate of authenticity, and all of it's paperwork.
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1946 Gibson LG-2 Acoustic Guitar Sunburst - Used
The guitar has had a neck reset and a number of cracks on the top and back have been repaired--a few of them are cleated. There's a patch on the edge of the soundhole. Bracing is tight and the guitar plays perfectly up and down the neck and delivers amazing tone.

The LG-2 was one of Gibson's most popular acoustic flat-top guitars during its 20-year run that began in 1942. It's built with a spruce top, honduran mahogany back and sides, a mahogany neck, and Brazilian rosewood fretboard. It's small body uses X bracing on its soundboard. Whatever the reason (workmanship and materials, perhaps) the LG-2 is renowned for its sustain and having the projection of an instrument much larger in size. No serial number exists for this guitar, however the large script logo and lack of a headstock banner date this guitar to 1946.
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1954 Gibson L-4 Archtop Acoustic Guitar - Used
This is a pre-owned Gibson L-4 archtop acoustic guitar in excellent condition. Although an L-4 has existed in Gibson's line since the early 20th century, this example is from 1954 and follows the lead set by the L-5 in the early 1920s (the L-5 is credited as being the guitar the "first" archtop jazz guitar). The L-4 borrows many of the L-5s features but was offered at a lower price. It's nonetheless credited as being a superb-playing and sounding instrument favored by many. It's constructed using a carved spruce top, maple back and sides, a mahogany neck and rosewood (Brazilian) fretboard with split parallelogram fret markers. This guitar is plenty loud; add a floating pickup and it gets louder. It's a joy to play and behold.
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1955 Gibson Les Paul Vintage Electric Guitar Goldtop - Used
Here we have an original Gibson Les Paul Model from 1955. The guitar is one of the cleanest we have seen and in totally original condition. The guitar has obviously been well cared for its entire life. It shows faint arm wear on the top edge as well as near the pick guard, only visible when the light hits it just right. You can also feel it faintly, just a bit of orange peel, where the nitro has worn-in slightly. There is a small (but we guess notable) ding on the back of the neck higher up on the bass side. Very minor, but as compared to the rest of the guitar, it is worth mentioning. All electronics and parts appear correct and original. Original hardshell case is included which does show very light wear but is also in excellent condition. The pink interior is as vibrant as ever. Though this guitar appears to have been stored away, we see signs that it was indeed used, but obviously in a controlled setting. It plays wonderfully and sounds awesome. Great depth and woodiness acoustically, and nice resonance. Weighs 8lbs 14oz and is well balanced in your hands. A great collectible that has a lot of soul.
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1957 Danelectro U2 Baritone Electric Guitar - Used
All you need is a hint of tremolo and reverb, and this pre-owned Danelectro U2 Baritone guitar will give you an amazing, dark, Twin Peaksy kind of sound. It's in excellent condition and features a single-cutaway body with white vinyl sides, copper-color finish on the neck and body, two "lipstick tube" pickups, concentric tone and volume knobs, a Danelectro bridge, and a very unique and original hardshell case. The guitar has been appraised by We Buy Guitars and Gruhn Guitars, and the latter mentions that this Dano was made for another company called Spiegel (possibly the catalog company) and it was sold as the Spiegel Starr V1 UB-2 model. The last serial number on this guitar is faded (it could possibly be a 7 or a 9). Regardless, its from the late '50s. An absolute joy to play.
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1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior Singlecut Sunburst
This vintage Gibson Les PaulJunior is in good overall condition. It has all original electronics (P-90 pickups, CTS pots, and bumblebee cap), and original hardware and frets. The original tuners were off the guitar at one point and the holes were widened. They are now reinstalled on the guitar. Further, the instrument's knobs have been replaced on the guitar, as well as the 21st fret dot marker. Overall, the guitar shows quite a bit of wear to its finish, especially on the back, but it has no breaks or repairs to the wood. And let's remember: it plays and sounds fantastic.
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1958 Gibson J-200 Acoustic Guitar Natural Perry Como Owned - Used
This Gibson 1958 J-200 was once owned by the singer Perry Como, and was presented to him as a gift by jazz guitarist Tony Mottolla, who had worked with Como as an accompanist. The instrument is in fantastic condition considering its age and you're not likely to find a 1950s J-200 in such top-notch shape. It features some gorgeous flame maple and a natural finish. The guitar has light checking over most of its surface. There are two small cracks on the top, both of which are closed up and may have been glued some time ago. Does not appear they were cleated. There are a few other minor scratches and nicks t the finish but nothing major. Three of the tuning machine buttons are replaced though all six machines are original. This guitar remains a truly solid, vintage instrument; bracing is tight, top and body are in great shape, and it is highly original. Although the instrument was recently serviced, action is low and some light fret buzzing exists in a couple spots. The guitar will likely need fretwork and/or a neck reset, neither of which appear to have ever been done, but we’ll leave this to a future owner to decide on.

The guitar comes with its original Lifton case and also some memorability and paperwork. This includes a letter from Mottolla to Como when the guitar was given to Como. There is a concert program from the '80s signed by Como, and also a publicity photo which serves as a letter to Como's nephew, who eventually became the guitar's owner. Further, the guitar's original strings are included and labeled as such in a separate package.
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1959 Gibson Vintage ES-335 TD Electric Guitar Sunburst - Used
We don't come across an original 1959 Gibson ES-335 every day, but look what crawled into the Zoo. This fantastic example of guitar history from Gibson's "Golden Age" of electric guitar design, is in excellent condition, plays and sounds ridiculously great, and it comes with its original and non-original hardshell case. You'll notice in our photos that the guitar has a few subtle marks and some playing wear. But that's to be expected; heck, it's been played and loved, soaking up music throughout the course of its 55 years.
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1960's Baldwin Vintage 712 12-String Electric Guitar Cherry
In the 1960’s The Baldwin Piano Company jumped on the growing guitar craze, and bought out Burns Guitars of London. The produced high quality instruments, but the company didn't last because the company was not used to marketing guitars. This Baldwin 712 is one of their 12-string models, made in Italy, and it sounds fantastic, with plenty of semi-hollow body resonance and 60’s jangle. It is in overall excellent condition for its age, with a 6” crack in the finish on the back and some buckle rash. Features include “Bar Type” humbuckers with adjustable screw poles, nickel hardware, and a trapeze tailpiece with the cool Baldwin “B”! You also can’t beat the scroll style headstock. This guitar is a neat piece of 60’s guitar history, and sounds great as well.
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1964 Gibson ES-120T Electric Guitar Sunburst - Used
This is a Gibson ES-120T electric guitar was built in the mid-'60s and its in overal excellent condition for its age. There's some lacquer checking, small chips around the headstock's edges, and a paint chip on the back of the neck near the heel. These guitars, marketed as student models when introduced in the early 1960s, had electronics--including a this single-coil similar to what was used on Gibson's Melody Makers--entirely mounted on the pickguard. The guitar has a laminated maple top and back and mahogany sides. A mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard joins the body at the 14th fret.
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1965 Gibson Byrdland Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst - Used
We have a 1965 Gibson Byrdland guitar in very good condition. The instrument has an added strap button and there's a slight crack by the input jack. That aside, this is a great sounding and playing guitar. This guitar is a thin hollowbody guitar with a shorter 23.5" scale length, maple back and sides, a spruce top, a maple neck with an ebony fretboard, and Alnico V pickups. The appointments are pretty fancy as you can see, with multi-ply binding, headstock inlay work, and gold-plated hardware.
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1965 Gretsch 6120 Electric Guitar Orange - Used
Here in excellent condition is a vintage 1965 Gretsch 6120 guitar. It's been very well maintained, with a neck that's straight and stable, and a body with little signs of wear. Plenty of rockabilly vibe going on here! The leather padding for the instrument's back is in place and in great shape. As for that infamous Gretsch binding that normally eats itself over the years, the binding here is aged noramally and intact acround the guitar's body and neck. The guitar features some very nice-sounding FilterTron pickups (all electronics work fine), the original bar bridge and factory Bigsby tailpiece, and the original mute (which has aged and deteriorated (naturally and typically!). The original frets have plenty of life left in them, too.
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1971 Gibson SG Electric Guitar Walnut - Used
This is a 1971 Gibson SG in a Walnut finish, pre-owned and in very good condition with typical player's wear and a missing pickguard. Like most SGs, this one is all mahogany (back and neck). The neck, which is 1-5/8" wide at the nut, has a very nice dark rosewood fretboard with original frets that have plenty of meat left on them. Pickups are originals and have "Gibson" stamped on the covers. One feature of this era of SGs is a black plastic control plate with four volume and tone witch hat knobs. The guitar is all original except for a replaced volume knob. The guitar plays very nice and has been well maintained. It includes a Gibson-branded horseshoe Bigsby tailpiece.
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1979 Gibson Les Paul Artist Electric Guitar Tobacco Sunburst - Used
For the artist in you, here's a pre-owned 1979 Gibson Les Paul Artist guitar in very good condition. There's a few dings here and there, a scratch by the volume pots, and some slight tarnishing on the hardware. These rarities were made from roughly 1978 to 1981 and incorporated active circuitry designed by Moog (yes, the Synthesizer company, which Gibson's owner distrubuted at that time) that added compression and various tone-shaping possibilities. The guitar was built using a five-piece laminated maple neck, an ebony fretboard, with a mahogany body and maple top. The body has a unique "scarf" or tummy cut on the body. Other features scream late '70s, such as a TP6 fine-tuning tailpiece. At 10-plus pounds, this son of a gun is heavy, but is beautifully built and sounds great nonetheless. The guitars three mini-toggles activate the active circuitry.
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1981 Rickenbacker 320 Electric Guitar Jetglo - Used
This is a 1981 Rickenbacker 320 electric guitar in Jetglo finish. It's in very good condition, with only some light swirling and light scratches here and there. The 320 features a short, 21.25" scale length, three Rickenbacker "button top" high-gain single-coil pickups, a maple semi-acoustic body (and top), and a maple neck with rosewood fretboard. The guitar weighs about 7 pounds and is a joy to play.
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1982 BC Rich Bich Electric Guitar Salmon Pink - Used
Here for sale is a 1982 BC Rich Bich guitar owned by Music Zoo owner Tommy Colletti and recently blogged about on our website. The guitar is in excellent condition. There are a couple of felt stickers on the instrument's back--we're not sure why they were put there but they're there. Otherwise, a great Bich built back in the company's golden age. The Bich, like other BC Rich guitars of that era, is a neck-thru design wherein a maple neck (with rosewood fretboard) is adjoined with Koa wings. The 24-fret, two-octave fretboard has a heel-less construction and a genuine bone nut. Electronics are classic BC Rich circuitry with two DiMarzio pickups fuelling features such as individual preamps for each pickup, a six-position varitone, phase switches, and dual-sound circuits.
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1982 Fender Fullterton Telecaster Sienna Sunburst
This is a rare, pre-owned 1982 Fender Telecaster in very good condition. Issues are minimal, just some light scratches, some minor dings under the pickguard, and a bit of fret wear. Further, we can't verify the originality of the electronics (pickups, pots, and wiring) but we suspect it's been changed. Only a handful of Teles have this unusual Sienna Sunburst finish. Features are quintessentially Tele: Ash body, Maple Neck, and a bridge with the three-barrel string saddles. This guitar was made in Fender's original Fullerton facility and represents the last of the CBS-era guitars. Fender guitars from this era are highly regarded for their quality.
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1985 Wayne Charvel Phoenix Electric Guitar Black/Gold - Used
Whooosh! Out of the ashes and into 1985! This very rare, one-off guitar is a Wayne Charvel Phoenix, a collaboration between Wayne and artist Jim O'Connor. The instrument features O'Connor's airbrushed artwork throughout. Adding to the Phoenix phlash are some fiber optics activated by the pickup switches (not currently working). Features include three EMGs, a Kahler tremolo system, and a neck-through design. The neck has a thin "C" profile. The guitar is in very good condition, although its original hardshell case is in poor shape.
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