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Off the MAP! Taylor 310ce Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 2013

Listed: 09/07/2018

Off the MAP! Taylor 310ce Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 2013

Continuing our Off The MAP sale – a new, old stock Taylor 310ce from 2013, with cutaway Dreadnought body, Spruce top, Sapele back and sides, full warranties and a huge discount.

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National Resophonic Style O Nickel Plate, 2015

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Listed: 09/07/2018

National Resophonic Style O Nickel Plate, 2015

The National Resophonic Style O – yes it’s a letter O, not a zero – goes back to the designs of the 1920s and early salvoes in the Guitar Volume Wars. This 12-fret neck example, dating to March 2015 and built at the National plant in San Luis Obispo, California, blends features of the Style O and Style O Deluxe, particularly in the choice of Mother of Pearl diamond shape position markers. It is in pristine condition with the original hard shell case.

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C. F. Martin D-28 Authentic 1937, 2014

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Listed: 09/07/2018

C. F. Martin D-28 Authentic 1937,  2014

The C. F. Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 is a re-creation of an iconic instrument, the pre-WW2 Martin D-28. Production of these guitars was disrupted by the onset of war, and changes in supply chains rippled through post war production. This example was built during 2014 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania pairing an Adirondack Spruce top with Madagascar Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate, Mahogany for the neck, and Ebony for the bridge and unbound fingerboard.

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Ramirez Cutaway 2 Studio Guitar

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Ramirez Cutaway 2 Studio Guitar

The Ramirez Cutaway 2 guitar offers superior high-quality woods, quite balanced among its tonal range with high stability on its third string. It stands out due to its comfort and how easy it is to change and play with the timbre. Rich in overtones.

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Alhambra 10fc Flamenco Blanca Guitar

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Alhambra 10fc Flamenco Blanca Guitar

The Alhambra 10fc Flamenco guitar is our top-level Alhambra Flamenco Blanca instrument. Built in the traditional manner with superior grade solid German Spruce top and solid Cypress back and sides, mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard and bridge, the Alhambra 10fc has the bright tone and low action characteristic of flamenco guitars. Golpeadores, or tap plates, are installed as stock. This is a professional flamenco guitar for those looking for the maximum quality at a reasonable price.  Guided by traditional design concepts. 

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Ramirez Studio 2 Classical Guitar

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Ramirez Studio 2 Classical Guitar

The Ramirez Studio 2 is built with a solid cedar top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides and ebony fretboard. A great guitar for advanced students and professionals looking for the legendary Ramirez sound. The Ramirez Studio 2 Classical guitar is a high-class and well-balanced guitar. It has a good sustain that allows it to sing easily and with a wide variety of overtones. 

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Ramirez Studio 1 Classical Guitar

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Ramirez Studio 1 Classical Guitar

The Ramirez Studio 1 classical guitar has a simple construction, which is ideal to those who want to start the adventure of playing the guitar. It has powerful bass tones and is comfortable enough to start learning to play on. Amplification can be added with Fishman, Schertler, or Midi RMC pickups. It can also be made to order with a spruce top, that adds a brighter and warmer sound, different from the roundness and depth of the red cedar. Available

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‼Off The MAP Sale‼ Taylor 814ce Brazilian Rosewood Grand Auditorium Guitar, 2015

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Listed: 06/07/2018

‼Off The MAP Sale‼ Taylor 814ce Brazilian Rosewood Grand Auditorium Guitar, 2015

Sale! This Taylor 814ce using Brazilian Rosewood from late 2015, with full warranties and at a significant discount. , Brazilian Rosewood was regarded as the ultimate material for guitar bodies, delivering a warm, richly complex overtone structure with plenty of power. Eventually, overharvesting led to embargoes. It’s now rare to see any new guitars built with Brazilian Rosewood, due to heavy restrictions resulting from necessary conservation efforts. Many alternate materials are now being commonly used.

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‼Off The MAP Sale‼ Taylor 714ce Grand Auditorium Steel String Guitar, 2012

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Listed: 05/07/2018

‼Off The MAP Sale‼ Taylor 714ce Grand Auditorium Steel String Guitar, 2012

This new, old stock Taylor 714ce from 2012, with cutaway Grand Orchestra body, Spruce top, Rosewood back and sides, full warranties. The newest version of this guitar uses an all-new V bracing system.  Here’s a chance to get one of the last of these older models at a major discount!

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Thomas Ribbecke Halfling Archtop Guitar Red Sunburst 2009

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Listed: 05/07/2018

Thomas Ribbecke Halfling Archtop Guitar Red Sunburst 2009

This 2009 Thomas Ribbecke Halfling archtop guitar was built especially for the 2009 Montreal Guitar Show, as an entry into the Red Collection grouping. It’s built with a carved Spruce top, carved Spalted Flame Maple back and matching sides, and Maple neck with an unbound Ebony fingerboard. The neck is a multi-scale with the center of its length being about 26 inches. There’s a large round soundhole on the top located on the upper bass bout next to the fingerboard and Bartolini pickup. Ebony is used for other components including the bridge, pickguard, tailpiece and truss rod cover. Mother of Pearl is used for the headstock Ribbecke and Halfling logos.

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‼Off The MAP Sale‼ Taylor 810 Indian Rosewood Dreadnought, 2015

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Listed: 05/07/2018

‼Off The MAP Sale‼ Taylor 810 Indian Rosewood Dreadnought, 2015

Here’s a new, old stock Taylor 810 Dreadnought from 2015, with Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides, with full warranties and at a significant discount. This model is a traditional Dreadnought design, with no cutaways or electronics. Current versions of the Taylor 810 add the Expression system 2 pickup and controls set, so the model number has changed to 810e. THis is the Taylor equivalent of the venerable Martin D-28 model.

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Gibson ES-355 Mono with Sideways Vibrola, Cherry 1961

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Listed: 05/07/2018

Gibson ES-355 Mono with Sideways Vibrola, Cherry 1961

When the Gibson ES-355 appeared alongside the ES-335 and ES-345 appeared in 1958, they were a hit and the ES-335 was the top of the line, with all the extras included as standard. As stock, it always included a vibrato tailpiece – either a Bigsby, a Maestro Vibrola, or the all-new Sideways Vibrola. In addition, the ES-355 was wired in ‘Stereo’ with two jacks so each pickup could go to a separate amplifier or channel.

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