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Larrivee OMV-09 Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 2009

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Listed: 23/11/2017

Larrivee OMV-09 Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 2009

The Larrivee OMV-09, now available only on special order, is based on a classic OM size body with a Venetian cutaway and 09 level trim and wood selection. The top is Sitka Spruce, the back, sides and headplate are Indian Rosewood and the neck mahogany with ebony for the fingerboard and bridge.

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Gibson EB-0 Bass Refinished Natural, 1965

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Listed: 22/11/2017

Gibson EB-0 Bass Refinished Natural, 1965

It’s sometimes hard to remember that for a time, the Fender bass design wasn’t completely dominant and the Gibson EB-0 was on many hit records. During much of the 1960’s, Gibson’s EB models were used by players like Jack Bruce and Felix Pappilardi and delivered a huge, deep sound.

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Ray’s Rootworks Shellback Baritone Ukulele, Cedar and Cherry, 2017

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Listed: 22/11/2017

Ray's Rootworks Shellback Baritone Ukulele, Cedar and Cherry, 2017

From time to time, we get to see new and innovative designs that refer to much older ideas. This Shellback Baritone Ukulele from Rootworks is such an item. This fascinating instruments draws from the shape of half a Nautilus shell, created using Cherry veneer with a Red Cedar top.

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Gibson BB King Lucille Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar, 1995

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Listed: 21/11/2017

Gibson BB King Lucille Thinline Archtop Electric Guitar, 1995

The Gibson BB King Lucille was created for the very real needs of a constantly working guitarist dealing with the reality of stage volumes. BB King led a relatively large band, and tended to turn his amp to 10 and control volume from the guitar. This could easily result in wild feedback.

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Douglas Harrison GB Custom Spalted Maple Top, 2017

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Listed: 21/11/2017

Douglas Harrison GB Custom Spalted Maple Top, 2017

This Douglas Harrison GB jazz guitar features a stunning hand carved spalted maple top with deep vibrant flame figure, a chambered tropical mahogany body that has been subtly shaded on the edges to enhance its natural warm glow — all offset by some premium Macassar ebony utilized in the fingerboard, tailpiece, bridge and peghead veneer.

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C. F. Martin 000-18 Steel String Acoustic Guitar Natural

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Listed: 21/11/2017

C. F. Martin 000-18 Steel String Acoustic Guitar Natural

We’ve just received a set of brand-new redesigned ’18’ models with pre-war features included, including this C. F. Martin 000-18. The 000-18 is one of Martin’s most successful models after its Dreadnought line, and delivers a full, evenly balanced tone ideal for fingerstyle players.

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Gibson L-37 Flat Back Archtop Guitar Sunburst, 1938

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Listed: 20/11/2017

Gibson L-37 Flat Back Archtop Guitar Sunburst, 1938

Built from 1937 to 1941, the Gibson L-37 has a relatively small body – 14.75 inches wide and 3.5 inches deep – an arched top and a flat back. Some models had round sound holes, but these were rapidly disappearing in favor of F-holes.

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Gibson J-45 Steel String Sunburst with deArmond Pickup, 1970

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Listed: 20/11/2017

Gibson J-45 Steel String Sunburst with deArmond Pickup, 1970

The Gibson J-45 made its name as a workhorse guitar not long after its introduction in 1942, and they have been used by working musicians in countless gigs. Sometimes the gig needs more volume, and at some points adding a deArmond soundhole pickup was the way to go.

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Wildwood Troubador Long Neck 5 String Banjo, 2006

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Listed: 20/11/2017

Wildwood Troubador Long Neck 5 String Banjo, 2006

This Wildwood Troubador Long-neck 5-String open back banjo was build around 2006 at the Wildwood shop in Bend, Oregon, and is in excellent original condition. Featuring a 32 inch scale and a maple pot with Tubaphone style tone ring, this is a very traditional model.

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Guild F412 Jumbo Maple 12-String Guitar Natural, 2013

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Listed: 20/11/2017

Guild F412 Jumbo Maple 12-String Guitar Natural, 2013

The Guild F412 has been near the top of the line for 12 string guitars, with a jumbo body and a huge sound. The F-412 and its mate, the Guild F-512 mainly differ in woods used for the sides and back – the F412 uses flamed maple and the F512 Indian Rosewood. The F412 Maple version will tend to have a brighter sound with a tighter focus on the high end, while the F512 Rosewood will be warmer and focus in a slightly lower range.
This Guild F412 dates to 2013 and was built in New Haven, Connecticut. It’s in very good condition with little wear. It’s bright, clear and well defined. This is a guitar you can really dig into.

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Guild G312 12 String Dreadnought Guitar Natural, 1975

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Listed: 20/11/2017

Guild G312 12 String Dreadnought Guitar Natural, 1975

Guild became one of the most prominent builders of 12 strings, and this 1975 Guild G312 is an example of why that happened. Built in Westerly, Rhode Island, this 12 delivers a lot of tone with an unmistakable voice.

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Godin 5th Avenue Jazz Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 2013

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Listed: 17/11/2017

Godin 5th Avenue Jazz Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 2013

The Godin 5th Avenue Jazz is aimed squarely at the jazz guitarist using amplfiication, using an arched, laminated top and back with a single neck-mount mini humbucker. The design is classic and straight ahead.

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