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1959 Martin 00-18E Steel String Acoustic No Longer Available

1959 Martin 00-18E Steel String Acoustic No Longer Available

This is a pretty rare, 1959 Martin 00-18E steel string acoustic.

The 00-18E was built from 1959 to 1964, in response to the quest for volume, and this is one of the first. It uses the 00 style body, with the 18 construction – spruce top, mahogany back and sides – but the top is thicker and uses heavier bracing.

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Greenfield Slope Dreadnought Maple 2000 (Consignment) SOLD

Greenfield Slope Dreadnought Maple 2000 (Consignment)  SOLD

This Greenfield Slope Dreadnought features beautiful flamed maple and lovely inlay work. Selling for $3600.

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1956 Gibson SJ (consignment) SOLD

1956 Gibson SJ (consignment)  SOLD

Here’s a great 1956 Gibson SJ. The SJ, a slope-shouldered jumbo, was introduced in 1942 and was available only in sunburst until 1954, when a ‘natural’ option appeared; that was called the ‘Country Western’ model in 1956.

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2005 Gibson J-185 EC Custom (consignment) SOLD

2005 Gibson J-185 EC Custom  (consignment) SOLD

Here is a 2005 Gibson J-185 EC Custom in cherry red! In case you’re wondering – the EC stands for Electric Cutaway; it’s not the initials of a famous player. Gibson introduced the J-185 in 1951 and discontinued it in 1959, building 270 natural finish and 648 sunburst examples.

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1933 Kel Kroydon KK-1 steel string SOLD

1933 Kel Kroydon KK-1 steel string SOLD

This is a 1933 Kel Kroydon KK-1 steel string guitar. Kel Kroyden instruments — including guitars, banjos and mandolins — were made by Gibson and sold in department stores. This was all in an ongoing effort to increase their sales with lower-cost instruments without diluting the value of the Gibson name, or alienating Gibson dealers.

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Shannon Double Cutaway steel string acoustic (No Longer Available)

Shannon Double Cutaway steel string acoustic (No Longer Available)

Here’s a 2002 Shannon Double Cutaway steel string acoustic.
For some time, Canada has had a lot of independent instrument builders, working away all over the country. Larry Shannon has been building in Innisfil, Ontario for some time.

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