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Antonio Picado Model 62 Classical Concert Guitar, Brazilian

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Listed: 24/04/2018

Antonio Picado Model 62 Classical Concert Guitar, Brazilian

This Picado Model 62 is in good condition, with Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides, a refinished Spruce top and top quality Gotoh tuners.

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Fender Bronco Guitar Fiesta Red, 1974

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Listed: 24/04/2018

Fender Bronco Guitar Fiesta Red, 1974

The Fender Bronco was built between 1967 and 1980 as a single pickup, 24 inch scale student guitar. It featured a slab alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, and a simple trem bridge.

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Guild Songbird Thin Body Acoustic Electric Black, 1990

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Listed: 23/04/2018

Guild Songbird Thin Body Acoustic Electric Black, 1990

Designed by George Gruhn with the staff at Guild, the Guild Songbird is designed to meet the needs of a performing acoustic player and deal with the bane of that existence – feedback. Built from 1984 to 1991, this thin-bodied acoustic electric guitar has an under-saddle pickup with controls on the side. These are common features now, but at the time they were groundbreaking.

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Fender Telecaster Thinline Guitar Natural, 1978

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Listed: 23/04/2018

Fender Telecaster Thinline Guitar Natural, 1978

Here we are looking at a 1978 Telecaster Thinline, from the second variation produced 1972-1980. For this version the stock Tele pickup set is replaced with a pair of original design, humbucking pickups designed by Seth Lover, and the ‘Ashtray’ bridge shifts to the ‘Hardtail’ model like that found on trem-less Strats.

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William Laskin 12-String Guitar, 1976

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Listed: 22/04/2018

William Laskin 12-String Guitar, 1976

We see a number of 12-string guitars, and this one by William Laskin is exceptional. Dating to his Toronto shop in 1976, this wonderful guitar is simply adorned with an engraved inlay of a Canada Goose.

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Huss & Dalton TOM-R OM Body Steel String Guitar 2018

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Listed: 19/04/2018

Huss & Dalton TOM-R OM Body Steel String Guitar 2018

We’ve just taken delivery of a brand new Huss & Dalton TOM-R, the Traditional Orchestra Model with Rosewood back and sides, and it is a spectacular instrument. Huss and Dalton work out of Staunton, Virginia and draw on decades of experience building steel string acoustic guitars.

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Gretsch Country Club 6195 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1960

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Listed: 19/04/2018

The Gretsch Country Club appeared in 1951 as the Electro II, and became the Club in 1954 as a full size, 17 inch wide electified archtop guitar intended for jazz players.

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Suhr Modern Pro Solidbody Electric Black Cherry Metallic, 2011

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Listed: 19/04/2018

Suhr Modern Pro Solidbody Electric Black Cherry Metallic, 2011

Here’s a lovely Suhr Modern Pro, dating to 2011, built in Lake Elsinore, California and wearing a subtly sparkly Black Cherry Metallic finish with colour matched headstock. This guitar is in very good, all original condition, and with the original hard shell case.

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Guild Starfire IV Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1977

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Listed: 19/04/2018

Guild Starfire IV Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1977

The Guild Starfire IV first appeared in 1963 as a semi-solid version of the Starfire I, II and III think hollow models dating to 1960. The Starfire V and V I models were further upgrades, with extra binding and inlay.

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Wildwood Troubador Openback 5-String Banjo

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Listed: 18/04/2018

Wildwood Troubador Openback 5-String Banjo

The Wildwood Troubador Openback 5-String Banjo is the flagship model for the Wildwood Frailing and Clawhammer traditional banjo line. Clawhammer and Frailing are traditional banjo styles making a significant comeback. Not only are players exploring older traditional and historic repertoire, but new modern music is being created regularly outside of the old-time and bluegrass contexts. The banjo can work extremely well with a voice an an expressive device.

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Eastman AR805CE Cutaway Archtop Guitar, Sunburst 2006

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Listed: 18/04/2018

Eastman AR805CE Cutaway Archtop Guitar, Sunburst 2006

The Eastman AR805CE archtop is a high quality archtop guitar sporting a cutaway and traditional neck-mount pickup, with controls on the pickguard so the solid spruce top is not restricted by extra hardware. Hearkening back to the days of archtop supremacy, the AR805CE uses a 16 inch wide, 3.25 inch deep body built with solid woods – carved solid spruce for the top, carved solid maple for the back, and maple for the sides and neck.

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Eduardo Ferrer Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1970

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Listed: 18/04/2018

Eduardo Ferrer Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1970

Flamenco has very deep roots in Spanish culture and there have been many influential Spanish builders of both and Flamenco and Classical guitars. There are two basic types of Flamenco models, Blanca and Negra – light and dark. Flamenco Blanca guitars are typically built using Cypress for the back and sides, a light, brilliant wood while Flamenco Negra instruments often use Palisandro, more commonly known as Rosewood.

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