This is the home of OK Guitars in Kent, CT. Yes, it’s an old train car.
All of the guitars in the “For Sale” section are in my possession unless I mention otherwise. They are not all my guitars. Some may be consignments. All of them have been set up by me and played by me to make certain they are everything I say they are. You are entitled to a 48 hour approval period. Buyer pays return shipping and will be charged for the initial shipping if it was free if the guitar is as described. If you just don’t “bond” with it, that’s a legitimate reason to return it but you will be responsible for its safe return to me. It must be shipped back by the same method you received it and must be fully insured. All parts are photographed before shipping and parts that are missing or changed on a guitar that has been returned will be charged to the buyer. It’s not pretty but it happens. Fortunately, it rarely happens. You can also find me on Gbase and Reverb.com. My dealer name is OK Guitars. You can pay using Paypal, credit card, check, cash and bank wire. I will hold any guitar as a courtesy for 24 hours without a deposit. Just call or email me and let me know you’re interested. This isn’t the entire inventory. Check Gbase for more guitars. Amps and parts are on a separate page on this site. Always check Gbase-I usually update that first when I get something new.
This is the third black ES-345 I’ve had. This is a first rack 345 with an early FON and a later serial number. They made at least three black 345’s and one black 335 in these early racks. All but one were held back until a special order was received. Huge neck. This guitar is on hold. $70,000
Killer huge neck 59 ES-355 mono. Double white in the bridge, zebra in the neck. 58 factory order, so it has the thin top too. I’ll bet there aren’t 25 big neck monos out there.
The headstock stinger appears to have been resprayed but nothing else-no breaks or repairs. $23000
**HOLD**This is a factory stop tail 59 ES-335 blonde. All original except for added Bigsby. Transitional 59 neck. Call or email.
The very earliest 65’s still had stop tails. The Cherry sunburst finish started in 65, so how many cherry burst stoptails can there be? I had one the (“The Mexican”) and I know of a third that was in Germany. All three were within 15 serial numbers. Big 64 size neck and all nickel parts. Had been Grovered now has correct vintage Klusons. Bigsby was added and removed. $12500
They only made around 175 reverse Firebird VII’s and a lot of them have repaired headstocks. This one doesn’t. 100% original down to the “fretless wonder” frets. It could use a fret job but I don’t want to be the one to decide what frets to put on it. The case isn’t original to this guitar but its correct. $19000
One owner and very close to mint 64 Bigsby/Custom made ES-335. No issues. No excuses, no wear, no scrapes, scratches or dings. Some light checking keeps it near mint rather than mint. Cleanest 64 I’ve ever had. $16500
Nice clean watermelon red ES-345 with PAFs mostly original with some vintage correct but not original parts. Factory stop tail. Repro guard. Tuners were changed but now has a vintage correct set of gold Klusons. Converted to mono with Varitone removed using the original harness. VT and choke included (in the case). Pretty reasonable at $14000
**HOLD** This is a bit of a head scratcher. The Factory order number is 1958. All the features are late 58 (huge neck, neck binding, thin top, pat applied tuners) but the serial number is early 60. Call it what you want. It’s a late 58. Excellent plus condition.
Near mint fairly early 60 ES-335-all 59 features. Fairly slim profile neck. Sealed PAFs. Only the tuner tips have been changed. $34000
Big neck 65’s are a great value. Think of it as a 64 with a trapeze and maybe but maybe not, slightly different pickups for a little over half the price. Super clean 9+ condition guitar and all original. $10500
You won’t find a cleaner blonde 335 unless you buy a reissue or you have a time machine, This a real deal ’60 that’s all original and near mint. Not cheap.
Old wood for sure, this 61 ES-335 has had some stuff done to it but is still a great player. Bigsby removed, refinished (perfect watermelon red which is hard to get right). Possibly re-necked-it’s closer to a 64 profile than a 61. All high end repro parts and priced like a reissue at $7500.
Best Gretsch I’ve ever played. Perfect neck profile, great pickups, great tone. 61 is THE year for single cut 6120’s according to folks who know Gretsches better than I do. Check out the cowboy case with gen-yoo-wyne leather trim. Call
First year (1962) double cut Gretsch White Falcon “Project-o-Sonic” . The pimpmobile of guitars and drives like a 59 Cadillac. Too cool for the likes of me.
Well played slab board 60 Stratocaster. All original but missing its back plate and trem arm. It has been re-fretted. Original beat up brown case. $17500
The ES-340 was, essentially, a 335 with a very odd circuit. The bridge pickup can be phase reversed using the three way switch. But the three way switch doesn’t control the pickups-there is a “blend” pot to mix the pickups. The other volume is a master volume. Early one with no volute. I would convert it to a 335 and then it will be great. Factory blonde. $4500.
Ken McKay makes the best semi hollow out there. It’s called a Sunrise-some had asymmetrical cutaways to differentiate it from a Gibson. This one is made like a 335 and is better and more accurate than anything made by Gibson today. This was on elf the first ones he made back in 2012 (made specifically for me) with a neck that is somewhere between a 59 and a 64. Pickups are Wizz Clones $6000
70’s Explorers have taken off price wise. It wasn’t long ago you could get an early reissue for $2500. Not any more. This is an early 77 LE (76 pot codes, 77 serial). It has been re-fretted but is otherwise original. $4500
This 69 Precision Bass has the biggest neck I’ve ever run across on a bass. I simply don’t have big enough hands to play it. If you have gorilla hands, this is your bass. $4500
This is a 67 Martin D-28. You know what the front looks like so here’s the main event-Brazilian rosewood. More photos on Gbase if you must see the front. $5000
1956 J160-E. Like Lennons only older by a few years. All original except for the tuners. Lots of checking and character. Lots of wear but plays and sounds super. $3200
**HOLD**Great sounding 59 J-45 in real nice condition but for the two big scratches on the top. Cosmetic for sure and doesn’t affect the spectacular tone of this old girl even with the adjustable bridge that everyone hates. Huge neck, excellent frets and a crappy soft case (original) $5000
This 61 is a cannon. No cracks, no repairs, no issue all original J50. $4000