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Supro Westwood Archtop by Valco, Sunburst 1956

Supro Westwood Archtop by Valco, Sunburst 1956

The Supro Westwood pickup looks like a humbucker, but it’s really a single coil in a large case. The tuners are original single line Kluson models with creme plastic tulip buttons. The nut, tailpiece and bridge are original. The creme plastic pickguard is intact with some of the painted-on striping worn, but is not cracked. The pickup surround has small cracks above the adjustment screw, but is otherwise intact. The original cases for these instruments was fibre (cardboard) with a light, brown cloth lining. That type of case does not usually age well and often disappears with time. A non-original hard shell case is included.

Price: $1450 CAD
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SOLD! C. F. Martin D-18 Dreadnought, 1971

SOLD!  C. F. Martin D-18 Dreadnought, 1971

The Martin D-18 has been an iconic, workhorse guitar for decades, used by countless musicians of all skill levels. Its pairing of Spruce and Mahogany for the dreadnought body provide snap, sparkle and definition to a powerful tone. Introduced in 1931 with a 12 fret neck that was extended to 14 frets in 1934, the D-18 has been in constant production.
Here we have a 1971 vintage Martin D-18. It has definitely been used as intended and over the decades, it has experienced the usual wear and stresses. The finish is nicely checked and has the lovely patina

Price: $2150 CAD

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Gibson Country Western Model SJ Natural, 1956

Gibson Country Western Model SJ Natural, 1956

This Gibson Country Western was built during the model’s first year, and is in good playing order. It has had some repairs – it is 62 years old, after all – including some cleated top cracks and over-sprayed finish. The tuners have been replaced with new vintage-style models, and work well. As is typical, the pickguard is lifting a bit. Under the bridge, a sub-plate has been added to the bridge plate due to normal wear. The top is spruce, the back, sides and neck are mahogany, and the fingerboard and bridge are rosewood. The fingerboard is bound and has dual-parallellogram position markers, as an ‘upgrade’ from more basic models like th J-45.

Price: $4599.99 CAD
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Bruce Haines Classical Guitar, 2017

Bruce Haines Classical Guitar, 2017

Bruce Haines is a private builder of Classical guitars, working from his shop just east of Toronto, Canada. His background in machining, tool and die making help with understanding of precision work, and he’s played guitar for decades provide an understanding of guitars as instruments. This new Bruce Haines classical guitar, labelled as 02 from 2017. It is built using Englemann spruce for the top, Indian Rosewood for the back, sides, head plates and bridge, Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard. The finish is a nicely done French Polish. Tuners are gold-plated Schaller models with faux pearl buttons, and the nut and saddle are bone.

Price: $2750 CAD
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SOLD!!! Milestones of Music ‘La Romantica 1a’ Lacote Guitar, 2017

SOLD!!! Milestones of Music 'La Romantica 1a' Lacote Guitar, 2017

Here at The Twelfth Fret we frequently see original Romantic era instruments. Here, we’re looking at an impressive modern reproduction of a Rene Lacote guitar, named ‘La Romantica’ by Milestones of Music.

Price: $2500 CAD

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C. F. Martin D12-18 Twelve String Guitar, 1977

C. F. Martin D12-18 Twelve String Guitar, 1977

This fine example of the Martin D12-18 was built during 1977, possibly around May. It’s in overall good condition and most importantly, its has just had a neck reset and full setup at The Twelfth Fret Repair Shop. Consequently, it plays very well and should be ready for years of use. The finish is in good shape with just a few small dings and dents, some of which show up in an exaggerated way in the photos due to lighting effects. The Grover strip tuners are an unusual model, and work well.

Price: $1950 CAD
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