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Reduced! Rickenbacker 4003SPC Tuxedo White Star Bass, 1987

Reduced! Rickenbacker 4003SPC Tuxedo White Star Bass, 1987

Here is a limited edition rarity from 1987 – a Rickenbacker 4003 Tuxedo White Star bass, one of approximately 120 built during that year; some reports say 100 were built. The model 4003 bass was introduced in 1979 to improve the model 4001 and in particular to strengthen the dual truss rods for use with round wound strings. The Rickenbacker 4003 Tuxedo or White Star bass is based closely on the 4003 and was built only during 1987.

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Price: $3,450.00 CAD
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Collings DS1 12 Fret Slope Shoulder Dreadnought, 2011

Collings DS1 12 Fret Slope Shoulder Dreadnought, 2011

The Collings DS1 draws from the well of the earliest large body steel string guitars, the dreadnoughts built for the Ditson company by C F Martin from 1916 to 1930.

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Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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Ramirez SPR Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2012

Ramirez SPR Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2012

The Ramirez SPR classical guitar continues the tradition of the Ramirez 1a Especial model. Conceived by the maestro-luthier Amalia Ramirez, the SP-R furthers the evolution to the ‘modern’ sound. In the model designation, the SP refers to ‘Semi Professional’ and the R for Revised – this model supersedes and improves the original Ramirez SP. Based on professional grade model designs, the top of the Ramirez SPR is built at the Ramirez shop and the guitar completed offsite. The Ramirez home shop is not a large place, and Madrid doesn’t allow spray finishing within the city limits, so offsite completion is necessary.

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Price: $4,150.00 CAD
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National NRP Triolian Metal Body Black Rust

National NRP Triolian Metal Body Black Rust

The National NRP Triolian Black Rust is the 12-fret Maple neck version of the Mahogany-neck NRP Black Rust, which in turn is based on the 1930’s National Duolian. Using a standard single cone, metal body with unrolled F-holes, the 12-fret National NRP Triolian differs only from the NRP in the use of Maple for the neck,rather than Mahogany.

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Price: $3,789.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Larrivee P09 Artist Series Rosewood, 2006

‼️Reduced‼️ Larrivee P09 Artist Series Rosewood, 2006

Developed from the small body, short scale 12-fret guitars of the early 20th century, the Larrivee P09 Artist Series is an excellent instrument for fingerstyle playing. Built at the Larrivee shop in Oxnard, California, the Larrivee P09 Artist features a Sitka Spruce top paired with Indian Rosewood for the sides, back and head plate.  The body binding is Flame Maple.    The neck and body blocks are Mahogany, and the bridge and ivoroid-bound, fingerboard are Ebony. 

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Price: $1,799.00 CAD
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Gibson J-50 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Guitar, 1953

Gibson J-50 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Guitar, 1953

The Gibson J-50 first appeared alongside the J-45 in 1952 as a pair of slope or round-shouldered dreadnoughts, the J-50 in Natural and the J-45 Sunburst. These models replaced the J-35, built from 1936 to 1942. The two guitars are structurally very similar, but the natural-finish J-50 received multi-layer top binding and better visual grade Spruce tops as there was no tint to hide imperfections. For this reason, the J-50 carried a higher price.

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Price: $4,999.99 CAD
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Gibson Golden Axe Explorer, Gold Burst, 2013

Gibson Golden Axe Explorer, Gold Burst, 2013

Here is an unusual guitar – a Gibson Golden Axe Explorer, built during 2013 at the Gibson Nashville plant and sporting a pair of LACE™ Nitro Hemi humbucker pickups! Originally built for Bill Kelliher of Mastodon, the Gibson Golden Axe Explorer is based on the classic Explorer design. The body is solid Mahogany, with a Mahogany neck topped with a Rosewood fingerboard. Unlike typical Explorer models, the body and neck are both bound.

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Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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Gretsch G5125 Electromatic Archtop Electric Black, 2005

Gretsch G5125 Electromatic Archtop Electric Black, 2005

The Gretsch G5125 Electromatic was part of a line of similar models differentiated by colour; the 5125 in black, the 5129 with a red top, the 5127 in powder blue. Based on the Gretsch Anniversary models, all shared the same hardware – a licensed Bigsby tailpiece with aluminum bridge, Kluson style tuners, and deArmond 2000 pickups that simulated the classic single coil DynaSonics.

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Price: $750.00 CAD
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Boucher JP Cormier Signature 12-Fret Guitar No.3

Boucher JP Cormier Signature 12-Fret Guitar No.3

Here is a very special Boucher JP Cormier guitar, and one of only two available to customers before it becomes a regular Signature model. The other two are owned by Boucher, and JP Cormier! Based on the Boucher HG-56 000-12FTB – the 12FTB stands for “12 Frets To Body” – the Boucher JP Cormier model adds a cutaway, an Abalone Rosette, and Koa for the back strip, body binding, and end graft. There are no electronics.

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Price: $6,399.00 CAD
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Boucher LTD OMH Moonwood and Walnut, 2020

Boucher LTD OMH Moonwood and Walnut, 2020

Here’s something special – a Boucher LTD OMH built with Flamed Black Walnut for the sides and back, and Adirondack Spruce in a Moonwood form for the top. Moonwood is not a specific variety of any kind of wood species. Rather, the name refers to when it was harvested; at varying seasons and phases of the moon, sap content is higher or lower. During autumn and winter, when the tree is moving to hibernation, and just before the new moon, sap content is at its lowest.

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Price: $5,499.00 CAD
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Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 Round Neck Single Cone Sunburst

Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 Round Neck Single Cone Sunburst

The Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 round neck single cone spider guitar, is a new series from Beard, aiming to re-create the aesthetics of the 1920’s when resophonic guitars were invented. The Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 is the entry point for the Deco Phonic line, and like the other models is available in both round and square neck versions. Construction reflects Beard’s consistently high quality, and the materials are selected to be fully CITES compliant.

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Price: $2,549.00 CAD
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Martin 00015M StreetMaster Guitar, Distressed Satin

Martin 00015M StreetMaster Guitar, Distressed Satin

Part of the 15 series, the new Martin 00015M Streetmaster is a Mahogany body 000 model with a ‘distressed’ satin finish, no binding, and Katalox, sometimes called ‘Mexican Royal Ebony’ for the fingerboard and bridge. Based closely on the standard series 000 Mahogany models, the new Martin 00015M Streetmaster uses Mahogany for the top, back, sides, body blocks, and neck. The top and back are braced with Sitka Spruce.

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Price: $1,889.00 CAD
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Eastman T64V P90 Bigsby Thinline Hollowbody, Amber Antique Varnish

Eastman T64V P90 Bigsby Thinline Hollowbody, Amber Antique Varnish

Built on the concept of the thin bodied yet fully hollow archtop electric guitar, the Eastman T64V delivers the tone, feel and look of early 1960s models. Gibson produced the first of these in 1959 with the ES-330, and in 1961 extended the design to their Epiphone line as the ES-230 Casino. That model was quickly picked up by British players including Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison who used theirs on many hits.

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Price: $2,650.00 CAD
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Eastman T59 V Thinline Archtop Electric Antique Varnish

Eastman T59 V Thinline Archtop Electric Antique Varnish

The Eastman T59 V is a take on one of the most successful and influential of Ted McCarty’s innovations, the thinline, semi-hollow archtop electric guitar. Around 1957, Gibson was looking to update its product line to address a number of issues, one of which was the rise in amplified stage volumes causing feedback. While the engineering team is credited with most of the design, it was apparently president Ted McCarty’s idea to put a solid Maple block through the center of the guitar.

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Price: $2,650.00 CAD
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Eastman SB59_V Solidbody Black, 2020

Eastman SB59_V Solidbody Black, 2020

Here we have a nearly new Eastman SB59_V single cutaway, carved top solidbody with all the features that make this model one of the best deals going! The Eastman SB59_V reflects the classic late 1950s design for a single cutaway, Flamed Maple on Mahogany solidbody with humbucking pickups. While it follows the formula, it’s not a precise copy and Eastman uses their own designs. As a ‘Vintage’ style model, this guitar has undergone an treatment process to simulate the wear of decades of use – except for fretwear.

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Price: $1,849.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Lowden F25 Steel String Guitar Natural, 2000

‼️Reduced‼️ Lowden F25 Steel String Guitar Natural, 2000

Here’s a lovely Lowden F25 with Cedar and Indian Rosewood built during 2000 at the current Lowden Guitars work shop in Newtownards, Northern Ireland.  The F25 is part of Lowden’s Original Series.  Lowden Guitars began in 1974 with George Lowden reaching the decision to build professionally. Opening a shop in Groomsport, County Down, Northern Ireland. Orders grew and in 1980 his Swiss distributors sparked a five-year contract to have Lowden guitars built under license by dedicated workers at S.Yairi in Japan as a way of making these models more available.

Used
Price: $3,799.00 CAD
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Fender American Vintage ’72 Telecaster Custom Reissue Sunburst, 2012

Fender American Vintage '72 Telecaster Custom Reissue Sunburst, 2012

The Fender American Vintage 72 Telecaster recreates a version of the Telecaster built from 1972 to 1981, a major change from the Tele Custom introduced in 1959. For 1959 with the introduction of Rosewood fingerboards, Fender introduced an ‘upmarket’ Telecaster Custom, with the new Rosewood board and a body with binding around the top and back. The rest of the guitar was standard Telecaster. However, by 1972, Fender Marketing was feeling pressured because of its close association with thin and bright single coil pickups, while Gibson was almost synonymous with fat sounding humbuckers.

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Price: $2,000.00 CAD
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Bourgeois JOMC Jumbo OM Cutaway Steel String Guitar NOS, 2015

Bourgeois JOMC Jumbo OM Cutaway Steel String Guitar NOS, 2015

Here is a new, old stock Bourgeois JOMC Jumbo OM Cutaway, built during 2015 with a German Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. The neck is Mahogany, with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge;  the headplate is highly figured and likely Madagascar Rosewood.  The inlays are Mother of Pearl, and the tuners are by Grover.

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Price: $4,999.00 CAD
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Collings 0002H 12 Fret Steel String Guitar, 2011

Collings 0002H 12 Fret Steel String Guitar, 2011

The Collings 0002H is a 12-fret neck model combining the larger 000 size Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood body with a fairly long 25.5 inch (647.7mm) scale length. Here we’re looking at a pristine Collings 0002H, built during 2011 at the Collings shop in Austin, Texas. The design dates to 1902, and has clearly proven its worth. It pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back, with the top surrounded with Herringbone purfling.

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Price: $4,750.00 CAD
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Pedro de Miguel Flamenco Negra Guitar, 1999

Pedro de Miguel Flamenco Negra Guitar, 1999

Here we’re looking at a Pedro de Miguel Flamenco Negra Guitar, built during 1999 and showing signs of being well used for its intended purpose.  Traditionally, Flamenco guitars are built very lightly, with Spruce tops and Cypress for the sides and back, and with a low action.  The goal is to produce a bright, percussive and responsive tone with fast attack.   Because of the light colour of Cypress wood, these are referred to as Flamenco Blanca guitars. 

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Price: $3,450.00 CAD
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Fender Brad Paisley Road Worn® Telecaster®, 2017

Fender Brad Paisley Road Worn® Telecaster®, 2017

The Fender Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster takes its cues as a signature model from one of Paisley’s main guitars, an original 1968 pink Paisley Tele. The initial appearance of this model is striking – it’s shiny, silver sparkle finish is hard to miss, and complements the silver and black Paisley pickguard.   The one-piece Maple neck is much like many 1950’s models, and its 9.5 inch radius fingerboard and full profile is surprisingly comfortable.

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Price: $1,499.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ G. W. Barry M body Cutaway Guitar, 1995

‼️Reduced‼️  G. W. Barry M body Cutaway Guitar, 1995

G W Barry has been building fine steel strings for some time, and this M-body cutaway dates to 1995 at his shop in Toronto. Built with a Sitka Spruce top, Indian Rosewood back sides and headplate, with mahogany for the neck and ebony for the fingerboard and bridge, maple binding and an abalone rosette, this guitar is in very nice condition.

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Price: $2,950.00 CAD
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Gibson ES175 Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1966

Gibson ES175 Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1966

One of the classic musical workhorses, the Gibson ES175 single pickup guitar made its debut in 1949 with a P-90 at the neck, with the pickup updated to the all-new humbucker in 1957. In 1952, the ES175D (for Double pickup) appeared, with a second pickup in the bridge position. These guitars were immediate hits with professional players and serious amateurs in many genres – Jazz, Pop, and Country were the most common and the ES-175 was a standard for jazz players from its introduction until being recently discontinued.  

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Price: $4,375.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ G W Barry M Body Cutaway Indian Rosewood, 1995

‼️Reduced‼️ G W Barry M Body Cutaway Indian Rosewood, 1995

The G W Barry M Body guitar is a very successful and versatile design based on the classic OM introduced by Martin, with a long scale neck on a 000 sized body. G W Barry has been building for decades starting with years for Jean Larrivee, and his skill at not only building but also voicing is evident in this 23-year old M body cutaway model. This particular guitar was recently rebuilt by Barry, with work including a neck reset with fret dress and a neck-off refinish of the top that included a repair to a top crack.

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Price: $2,850.00 CAD
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Royal Aire by National Solidbody Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1951

Royal Aire by National Solidbody Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1951

Here is a rarity – a Royal Aire by National solid body electric guitar, dating to 1951 and one of the earliest production electrics for National and its parent Valco.  Clearly a National model given its construction and components,  Royal Aire branded instruments are few and far between.  Around 1947, Valco contracted with Gibson to produce some Royal Aire flat top acoustics, based on the LG-3.  Here,  Valco / National used a National neck with its shield logo plate engraved to read Royal Aire. 

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Price: $1,299.99 CAD
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Fender 1956 Relic Roasted Stratocaster #140 Lake Placid Blue, 2016

Fender 1956 Relic Roasted Stratocaster #140 Lake Placid Blue, 2016

This guitar is a limited edition available at the 2017 NAMM show – a Fender 1956 Relic Roasted Stratocaster in Aged Lake Placid Blue. On the Certificate of Authenticity, it’s identified as the “Ltd 56 Stratocaster Relic®” , and the Custom Shop card identifies it as #140 of the 30th Anniversary run. This guitar features what Fender calls a Relic treatment on a nitrocellulose lacquer finish with Closet Classic hardware and a Roasted Alder body.

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Price: $3,699.00 CAD
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Alhambra 5PCT E2 Thinline Crossover Classical Guitar

Alhambra 5PCT E2 Thinline Crossover Classical Guitar

Here we’re looking at a Alhambra 5PCT, with a pickup system identified as E2, the Fishman Prefix Pro Blend. This pickup / preamp system includes a preamp plus two transducers – an undersaddle pickup and an internal microphone. It’s powered by a single, standard 9v battery hidden behind the pivoting preamp control panel.

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Price: $1,849.00 CAD
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Martin 00 16E Granadillo Steel String Guitar

Martin 00 16E Granadillo Steel String Guitar

The new Martin 00 16E model starts from the classic 00, or Grand Concert body size, but in place of Mahogany or Indian Rosewood for the back and sides uses Granadillo. Granadillo is also known as Mexican Rosewood or Platymiscium Yucatanum. In Central and South America, it’s often used under the name Macacauba for musical instruments. Its density and hardness help it deliver a bit more top end than true Rosewoods, but still has bottom end and warmth.

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Price: $2,299.00 CAD
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Epiphone BB King Lucille Thinline Archtop Electric, 2015

Epiphone BB King Lucille Thinline Archtop Electric, 2015

Based closely on the currently-discontinued Gibson signature model, the Epiphone BB King Lucille is an affordable and rather good entry into the world of thinline archtop electrics.  The late, great B B King continues to have an outsized influence on blues stylings. His use of tasteful restraint combined with a wicked vibrato and an outstanding voice provide many points of emulation for countless players. For many years, BB King used top of the line Gibson thinline electric guitars, primarily the ES-355 and ES-345. Because he was the frontman and band leader, his amps would be set to maximum with stage volume controlled from the guitar; this kept his attention to the audience.

Used
Price: $750.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Valley Arts Custom Pro Interlock Neck Burnt Amber, 1987

‼️Reduced‼️  Valley Arts Custom Pro Interlock Neck Burnt Amber, 1987

This instrument is an early Valley Arts Custom Pro, in the 7/8th size and 25.75 inch scale format and with the ultra rare interlocking neck joint, built during 1987 at the expanded Valley Arts shop in North Hollywood, California. As was the case for many other early Valley Arts guitars, this example was originally purchased and used regularly by a top-rank professional guitarist for many studio and performance engagements. All of the wear on this guitar comes from pro use.

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Price: $2,750.00 CAD
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Douglas Harrison CJ 16 Archtop Guitar, 2019 – With New Video!

Douglas Harrison CJ 16 Archtop Guitar, 2019 - With New Video!

Here’s an excellent brand new Douglas Harrison CJ 16 custom archtop guitar, in Spruce and Red Maple with a Lollar Gold Foil pickup! The Harrison CJ 16 is a single-cutaway, 16 inch wide archtop with hand-carved top and back plates, as suggested by the ‘CJ’ for ‘Classic Jazz’ name. Top quality Spruce and Red Maple are used for the body, and a three-piece Maple neck carries a Macassar Ebony fingerboard. The body, neck, headstock and pickguard are bound with Roasted Maple, and the bridge and tailpiece are Macassar Ebony. 

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Price: $10,900.00 CAD
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Eastman SB59 V Amber Solidbody Guitar

Eastman SB59 V Amber Solidbody Guitar

The Eastman SB59 V reflects the classic late 1950s design for a single cutaway, Flamed Maple on Mahogany solidbody with humbucking pickups. While it follows the formula, it’s not a precise copy and Eastman uses their own designs. As a ‘Vintage’ style model, this guitar has undergone an treatment process to simulate the wear of decades of use – except for fretwear.

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Price: $2,539.00 CAD
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Larrivee OMV 05 Steel String Guitar, 2006

Larrivee OMV 05 Steel String Guitar, 2006

The Larrivee OMV-05 combines several influences into one very nice, very responsive guitar ideal for fingerstyle. The cutaway OM body shape and size provides a well rounded, even frequency response and Jean Larrivee’s classical background appears in the 650mm scale length and fairly wide 45mm nut. Now out of production, this Larrivee OMV-05 dates to October 20, 2006 at Larrivee’s shop in Oxnard, California. It features a Sitka Spruce top paired with Central American Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks, and neck.

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Price: $2,500.00 CAD
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Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass Export Black, 2011

Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass Export Black, 2011

The Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass is built in Japan at the Fuji-Gen plant that makes so many quality instruments. Here we’re seeing an Export model, identified by the matching black headstock.  On models intended for sale within Japan, the headstock. Drawing from the very popular P-J concept, the Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass has the general outlines of the classic Jazz Bass, but adds a Precision Bass type pickup in the middle position of its Basswood body. 

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Price: $1,099.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Ramirez Conservatorio Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 2014

‼️Reduced‼️ Ramirez Conservatorio Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 2014

Here’s something unusual – a Ramirez Conservatorio Cedar top classical guitar, with ‘Fiddle Edge’ construction, Red Cedar top, Indian Rosewood for the back and sides, and SPR style bracing. The Ramirez Conservatorio Cedar Top Concert Classical guitar represents a major development in classical guitar design from Amalia Ramírez, with unique use of ‘fiddle edge’ construction. The Conservatorio uses the same advanced 8 fan brace pattern as the SPR but a unique system for gluing the top and backs to the rims and no internal linings are used!

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Price: $4,450.00 CAD
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Guild X150 Savoy Cutaway Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1961

Guild X150 Savoy Cutaway Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1961

The Guild X150 Savoy is a single cutaway carved Spruce top guitar, built from 1954 to 1965 in single and dual pickup (X150D) models and natural or sunburst finishes.  Currently, the new Guild Guitar company under Ren Ferguson – who ran the Gibson Acoustic shop in Bozeman –  offers the Guild A-150 Savoy model, with a neck-mount deArmond pickup.  Guild’s origins spring from the Epiphone company’s labour troubles following the death of founder Epi Stathopoulos in 1943.

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Price: $1,875.00 CAD
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Martin HD28 D-14 Fret Guitar, 2020

Martin HD28 D-14 Fret Guitar, 2020

Hopefully this is an indicator of better things – a brand new Martin HD28, delivered to us this week, one of the first shipments from the builder since the shutdown. The Martin HD28, using the 14 fret D body and pairing a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood sides and back, is one of the benchmark American guitars. As the D-28 it’s been in production since 1931, and the D28H indicates that it has Herringbone pattern purfling around the top. 

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Price: $4,189.00 CAD
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William Laskin Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 1992

William Laskin Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 1992

Here we have a William Laskin Cedar Top classical guitar, built during 1992 and featuring the Laskin Arm Rest, 655mm scale length and very nice Indian Rosewood sides and back.
Built in the traditional Spanish style with a slipper heel integrating the body and neck, this William Laskin Cedar Top classical is in good condition. It has some honest wear from its use in many performances and recording sessions, in both Classical and Latin genres.  There are a few small pressure marks on the back and top, and a small mark behind the bridge from an errant string end.  

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Price: $4,200.00 CAD
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Art & Lutherie Legacy HG Q-Discrete Indigo Burst

Art & Lutherie Legacy HG Q-Discrete Indigo Burst

Here’s a very good looking, cool Art & Lutherie Legacy HG sporting a high-gloss Indigo Burst finish and Godin’s Q-Discrete pickup set, with volume and tone controls right on the solid Spruce top. 95% of the woods used in this model are sourced from Canada. Using a body design similar to the classic OM Orchestra Model, the Art & Lutherie Legacy features a solid Spruce top for tone, paired with 3-layer laminate Wild Cherry Back & Sides for stability and durability. The neck is locally sourced Silver Leaf Maple with Indian Rosewood used for the 16-inch radius fingerboard and bridge.

New
Price: $699.00 CAD
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Beard Deco Phonic Sidecar Acoustic Sunburst

Beard Deco Phonic Sidecar Acoustic Sunburst

Here’s a treat – a new Paul Beard Deco Phonic Sidecar acoustic, hearkening back to the classic models of the 1930s heard on many blues ragtime and country recordings. The Beard Deco Phonic Sidecar is built on the standard Beard R body, with an Engelmann Spruce top, Finnish Birch Laminate back and sides, Mahogany neck and Morado bridge and fingerboard. Morado is a non-CITES listed substitute for Brazilian Rosewood, sometimes known as Pau Ferro.

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Price: $2,450.00 CAD
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Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro Folk Mahogany HG

Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro Folk Mahogany HG

The Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro Folk Mahogany features all solid wood and a brilliant high-gloss Custom Polished finish, as well as a vintage style slotted headstock and butter-bean tuning machines. This guitar is very well suited to fingerstyle playing. The compact body size of the Woodland Pro Folk Mahogany makes playing it seated comfortable for most people, and the lower fret positions are an easy reach. The tone is rich and warm, aided by the Mahogany top.

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Price: $729.00 CAD
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Seagull Concert Hall Mahogany SG/AE

Seagull Concert Hall Mahogany SG/AE

The Seagull Concert Hall Mahogany SG A/E, built by Godin in La Patie, Quebec, is based on the classic OM or Orchestra Model body size, with 24.9 inch scale length and sports a built in pickup system. Designed as a very practical instrument, the Seagull Concert Hall Mahogany features a solid Mahogany top, Mahogany laminate sides and back for stability in varying humidity and temperature conditions. The use of laminates here also improves feedback resistance when the guitar is amplified.

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Price: $499.00 CAD
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Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Archtop Electric Vintage Yellow Burst

Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Archtop Electric Vintage Yellow Burst

The Ibanez LGB30 George Benson, introduced in 2013, is a take on the classic single-cutaway archtop electric produced by Gibson for many years. This is the lowest price of the Ibanez George Benson Signature line. George Benson has worked as a jazz guitarist and singer since he was nine, and came to worldwide attention with his 1976 album ‘Breezin’.  He’s continued to work, writing, performing and recording.  

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Price: $1,599.00 CAD
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Larrivee LS 09 Small Body Steel String Natural, 2000

Larrivee LS 09 Small Body Steel String Natural, 2000

The Larrivee LS 09 uses the Larrivee Small body design – half an inch shallower, an inch narrower at the lower bout, half an inch narrower at the waist, but .2 inches wider at the upper bout. Otherwise, construction is very similar to the full size L body. As an ’09’ level guitar, the Larrivee LS 09 uses a Sitka Spruce top paired with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back, Mahogany for the body blocks and neck,and Ebony for the head plate, bridge and grained ivoroid-bound fingerboard.

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Price: $2,500.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst, 1988

‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst, 1988

Gibson has reissued the Les Paul Standard Sunburst in its 1958 form several times, and here’s a nice one that dates to 1988 and carries Tom Holmes pickups. Built in the traditional manner, this Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst has a very nicely bookmatched, flame Maple top with a well faded cherry sunburst, now down to a tea-like tint. As usual, the body back and neck are Mahogany, with Indian Rosewood for the bound fingerboard.

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Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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Santa Cruz 1929-OO LH Left Handed Steel String Guitar, 2013

Santa Cruz 1929-OO LH Left Handed Steel String Guitar, 2013

Here’s a beautiful, very good condition Santa Cruz 1929-OO LH Left Handed, Mahogany body OO size guitar 12 fret guitar, patterned on the classic simplicity of 1929 models. It is unusual to find an available left handed guitar of this quality. This exceptional Santa Cruz 1929-OO LH guitar uses the OO, 12 fret body size and a 12 fret neck, as was universal before Martin introduced the 14-fret neck for guitarists migrating from banjos. The top, back, sides, neck, body binding and body blocks are Mahogany, with Ebony for the pyramid bridge and unbound fingerboard.

Used
Price: $3,999.00 CAD
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Modulus Graphite T Style Guitar Coral Pink, 1987

Modulus Graphite T Style Guitar Coral Pink, 1987

Here we have another unusual guitar – a Modulus Graphite T Style model, based on the classic Fender model but with a composite Graphite neck and an EMG 3-pickup set! Modulus Graphite was launched in 1978 after Geoff Gould, an engineer with an aerospace company in Palo Alto California, was taken with the Alembic bass used by Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead.

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Price: $1,350.00 CAD
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Gibson Les Paul Supreme Translucent Black, 2012

Gibson Les Paul Supreme Translucent Black, 2012

Introduced in 2003 and built at the Nashville Tennessee shop, the Gibson Les Paul Supreme is a high-end take on the classic design and features carved, highly figured Maple top and back. The construction of the Gibson Les Paul Supreme differs from the standard Les Paul though it uses the same basic materials as the Les Paul Custom. The carved top and back set are bookmatched, highly flamed Maple, on either side of a chambered Mahogany core.

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Price: $3,650.00 CAD
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Collings OM1 Custom Deep Body Steel String Guitar

Collings OM1 Custom Deep Body Steel String Guitar

Here we have a Collings OM1 Custom, based on a stock OM1 but with a half inch deeper body providing more bass and fuller sound, filling out an already great tone, and a slightly wider fingerboard. This Collings OM1 Custom guitar was built for The Twelfth Fret, with a 4.5 inch body depth and a 12.75 inch nut width being the only differences from the stock OM1.

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Kay Old Kraftsman Red Devil K592 Thinline Electric Red, 1962

Kay Old Kraftsman Red Devil K592 Thinline Electric Red, 1962

Here is a very cool piece from 1962 – a Kay Old Kraftsman Red Devil model K592, the top of the Speed Demon line, built for the Spiegel catalog and direct mail company. This model was built between 1962 and 1965. Kay began in 1931 as the successor to the Stromberg-Voisinet, which was itself the 1921 successor to the Groeschel company, founded in 1890. Based in Chicago, Illinois, for a time Kay was one of the largest instrument builders in the USA, and supplied many catalog companies and department stores.

Vintage
Price: $850.00 CAD
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Schecter C1 Apocalypse Rust Grey, 2017

Schecter C1 Apocalypse Rust Grey, 2017

Here we have a Schecter C1 Apocalypse hardtail model sporting a Rust Grey finish on a carved top Swamp Ash body. The neck is Maple with Padauk layers plus carbon fiber inserts, and an Ebony fingerboard with 24 Stainless Steel frets! Built in Incheon, South Korea during 2017, this Schecter C1 Apocalypse is a very solid and versatile guitar, oriented towards a heavier sound. As a hard tail, it’s built for stability. The body is Swamp Ash with a carved top, and the neck uses three sections of Maple with two layers of Padauk.

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Price: $1,150.00 CAD
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Danelectro 59 12 String D5912 Black

Danelectro 59 12 String D5912 Black

The Danelectro 59 12 String D5912 recreates a classic 12. Originally successful in its orientation as a decent budget instrument, these new models at least as good. Based closely on the original double cutaway ‘Shorthorn’ two pickup models, the new Danelectro 59 12 String D5912 features the same ‘Masonite’ and hardwood body construction with a Maple neck and Pau Ferro fingerboard.

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Price: $659.00 CAD
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Gibson J45 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1963

Gibson J45 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1963

he Gibson J45 Slope Shouldered dreadnought, or Jumbo, was introduced in 1942 to replace the J-35, which had been built since 1936. It has remained in production ever since, and its rich warm tones make it a great match with a singer. Intended as a ‘working man’s guitar’, the Gibson J43 Slope Shouldered model was very similar to the J-35, but for the most part has stiffer, stronger and taller bracing shifted slightly back from the soundhole and a rounded neck profile.

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Price: $4,999.99 CAD
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Taylor T5C2 Custom Walnut Thinline, 2007

Taylor T5C2 Custom Walnut Thinline, 2007

Here we have a Taylor T5C2 Custom Walnut Top thinline electric, with a pair of humbucking pickups and a concealed Taylor ES system, dating to March 2007. The Taylor T5 has been popular with guitarists who have to fill a variety of musical roles but can’t carry multiple instruments. The mixture of magnetic pickups and acoustic transducers, with Taylor’s Expression System EQ and preamp, make it ideal for filling in for everything from acoustics to electrics.

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Price: $2,400.00 CAD
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Larrivee L04 Rosewood Satin Finish, 2014 New Old Stock

Larrivee L04 Rosewood Satin Finish, 2014 New Old Stock

Back in the early seventies a young Jean-Claude Larrivee created the L body shape which has become a staple of the Larrivee guitar line. This body shape is similar to a classical body shape and features a Symmetrical Parabolic X-Bracing pattern. This helps to provide an exceptionally well balanced instrument with great sustain and dynamics. Over the last forty years this model has been embraced by professional and serious amateur musicians around the world as possibly the most versatile flattop steel string guitar design in our business.

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Price: $2,200.00 CAD
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Godin 5th Ave Uptown TR Red GT with Bigsby, 2014

Godin 5th Ave Uptown TR Red GT with Bigsby, 2014

The Godin 5th Ave Uptown GT, now discontinued, was one of the many forms the 5th Ave Uptown has taken since its launch in 2008. Here it is equipped with a pair of Duncan humbuckers a licensed Bigsby B30 tailpiece and a ‘pinned’ floating bridge. Archtop F-hole guitars were very popular from the 1930s into the 1950s, until advances in amplification allowed stage volumes to dramatically rise. Gibson’s groundbreaking ES-335 thinline was the first successful blending of the archtop tone with the feedback resistance of solidbody models.

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Price: $1,000.00 CAD
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Martin 00 28 Steel String Guitar

Martin 00 28 Steel String Guitar

The Martin 00 28 model has been in production, though not continuously, since 1898 and is a mid-sized guitar, between the 0 and 000 or OM body sizes. The ’00’ indicates the body size, while the ’28’ indicates the materials trim and decoration level. Like other ’28’ models, it pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the back, sides and head plate, Mahogany for the body blocks and neck, and Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge.

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Martin 000 28EC Eric Clapton Signature Guitar, 2019

Martin 000 28EC Eric Clapton Signature Guitar, 2019

Here is a very nice Martin 000 28EC Eric Clapton Signature model, built during 2019 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania and in close to new condition. This example does not carry any of the factory pickup options, and no aftermarket pickups have been installed. On 16 January 1992, Eric Clapton performed for a small audience at Bray Film Studios in Windsor England. This iconic performance for the MTV Unplugged TV series would spawn an accompanying album that would become his best selling with 26 million copies worldwide.

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Price: $4,000.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Thomas Ribbecke Halfling Archtop Guitar Red Sunburst 2009

‼️Reduced‼️ 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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Price: $9,500.00 CAD
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Gibson ES345 1964 Reissue Frost Blue, 2019

Gibson ES345 1964 Reissue Frost Blue, 2019

This is a treat – one of the last pieces from the now-closed Memphis plant, a Gibson ES345 1964 Reissue in Frost Blue with nickel plated hardware. Gibson hit the mark squarely in 1958 with the introduction of the groundbreaking thinline semi-hollow concept, coupled with their new humbucking pickups. The ES-335 and upscale ES-355 were an immediate hit, and in 1959 the line was filled out with the mid-range ES-345, which also sported Split Parallelogram position markers and a six-position Varitone circuit, but not the Stereo outputs or extra binding of the ES-355. 

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National Style 1 Tricone Resophonic Guitar, 1929

National Style 1 Tricone Resophonic Guitar,  1929

This National Style 1 Tricone has a 12-fret ‘Spanish’ or round neck and dates to 1929, and was built at the National shop in Los Angeles. All of these guitars had 12-fret necks until 1934, at which point the influence of banjo players migrating to guitar prompted an industry shift to 14-fret necks. This guitar is in good condition and is fully playable – it has just been serviced at The Twelfth Fret Repair Shop, with a neck reset, fret dress, setup, brace repair and new cones.

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Price: $8,500.00 CAD
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Eastman ER2 El Rey Thinline Archtop Red, 2006

Eastman ER2 El Rey Thinline Archtop Red, 2006

The Eastman ER2 El Rey is designed to produce a full archtop sound from a smaller, much lighter body – it is only 14 inches across, a bit bigger than a Gibson Les Paul. Otherwise it has a relatively typical archtop construction – solid, hand carved spruce top, solid and hand carved flame maple back, solid flame maple sides and neck, and ebony for the fingerboard, bridge base, and tailpiece cover.

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Price: $1,250.00 CAD
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National Model 1008 Console 8 String Steel White, 1961

National Model 1008 Console 8 String Steel White, 1961

From the early 1930s until the rise of Rock ‘n Roll, steel guitars like this National Model 1008 Console 8 were very popular, and for novice players, often their first instrument. In fact, the very first production electric guitars were Electric Hawaiian steel models, and the first of those was almost certainly the 1932 Ro-Pat-In Steel. Ro-Pat-In quickly improved their name to ‘Rickenbacher’ and soon also introduced the very rare 1935 ‘Ken Roberts’ guitar, arguably the first production Electric Spanish style guitar. Rickenbacker at this time was also building metal parts for both National and DoBro.

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Price: $650.00 CAD
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National NRP Raw Steel 12 Fret Resophonic Guitar

National NRP Raw Steel 12 Fret Resophonic Guitar

The National NRP Raw Steel 12 is built like other NRP models with steel bodies and single 9.5 inch resonator cone, but is visually distinct with its retro ‘Chickenfoot’ style cover plate and new finish.   This finish can ‘work’ a bit better than the highly polished and reflective surface on the more expensive models, as in not showing smudges as easily. 

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Price: $2,889.00 CAD
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PRS Standard Solidbody Tobacco Sunburst, 1987

PRS Standard Solidbody Tobacco Sunburst, 1987

The PRS Standard appeared in 1987 as an evolutionary step and as a model rename from the 1985 PRS model, with carved top, all Mahogany construction except for the 1o inch radius, 25 inch scale Rosewood fingerboard. Until 1991, Brazilian Rosewood was used for fingerboards on this model. Here we’re looking at a PRS Standard, built during 1987 in Stevensville, Maryland and sporting a dark tobacco sunburst model, which transitions to a darker red on the back and neck.

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Price: $3,500.00 CAD
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Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 Bass Honeyburst, 2004

Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 Bass Honeyburst, 2004

Introduced in 1987, the Stingray 5 bass was the first new bass offered following Ernie Ball’s purchase of Music Man, and has consistently had a solid following. This model is based on the Music Man Stingray bass introduced in 1976 and partly designed by Leo Fender, with input from Sterling Ball. When first introduced, it was quickly adopted by players like Tony Levin and others who frequently needed lower C or B notes, but without sacrificing the tone of higher pitches.

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Price: $1,850.00 CAD
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Harmony Jupiter Solidbody Champagne Finish

Harmony Jupiter Solidbody Champagne Finish

Here’s the new Harmony Jupiter in a cool Champagne nitrocellulose lacquer finish – a retro solidbody guitar built in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Harmony Jupiter’s classic looks and well-rounded tonality make it a perfect match for any style or genre. It uses premium body material – genuine mahogany – known for its deep and warm sound qualities; specially sourced for this guitar.

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Price: $1,799.00 CAD
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Special Pricing‼️ Ibanez RGD3127 01 7 String Prestige Flat White Pearl, 2018

Special Pricing‼️  Ibanez RGD3127 01 7 String Prestige  Flat White Pearl, 2018

The Ibanez RGD3127 7 String Prestige has everything needed in a 7 string. It features the Wizard-75pc Maple/Wenge neck with KTS™ TITANIUM rods, a 26.5 (673mm) scale length Birdseye Maple fingerboard with 17 inch radius and black dots, Jumbo frets, and a nicely contoured and carved basswood body with a Flat White Pearl finish. For hardware, a Lo-Pro Edge 7 tremolo bridge with locking nut is factory installed, along with a pair of DiMarzio® Fusion Edge pickups. The tuners are Gotoh, non=locking models as that’s not required with the locking nut.

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Price: $1,999.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Gretsch Country Club G6196TSP-2G Archtop Smoke Gray and Violet, 2010

‼️Reduced‼️  Gretsch Country Club G6196TSP-2G Archtop Smoke Gray and Violet, 2010

The Gretsch Country Club appeared in 1954 as one of Gretsch’s early electric guitars and targeted at the higher end jazz player needing a full size, 17 inch body and solid Spruce top. This model was in production until Gretsch folded in 1981, reappeared between 1995 and 1999 as a US built reissue, and again since 2001 as a pro-line model, Made in Japan by Terada.

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Price: $2,750.00 CAD
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William Laskin Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1987

William Laskin Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1987

Here we’re looking at a William Laskin Flamenco Blanca guitar, dating to 1987 and built at his Toronto workshop and recently set up by The Twelfth Fret Repair Shop. It is built in the traditional Spanish manner with a ‘slipper heel’. In this design, the neck is essentially one piece (aside from any scarf joint for the peghead) and the carved heel and neck block are separated by slots that the sides fit into. This construction method is quite different from the use of a dovetail or mortise and tenon joint, or any of the newer hybrid joints that may include a single bolt.

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Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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Paul Beard R Model Squareneck Resonator Guitar Sunburst, 2013

Paul Beard R Model Squareneck Resonator Guitar Sunburst, 2013

This Beard R Model Squareneck was built during 2013 at the Beard shop in scenic Hagerstown, Maryland, is in very good condition and has the Fishman Nashville ‘Jerry Douglas’ pickup installed. This one is ready to go, onstage or on tour! This model features solid Mahogany for the neck and open-soundwell body, and the binding is Curly Maple. The fingerboard is Ebony, with Mother of Pearl for the position markers; the bridge is Maple with an Ebony cap and that covers the woods used.

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Price: $3,390.00 CAD
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National NRP Raw Steel 14 Fret Resophonic Guitar

National NRP Raw Steel 14 Fret Resophonic Guitar

New for 2020, the National NRP Raw Steel 14 Fret sports a new lightly ‘distressed’ finish and still delivers the warm, rich unmistakable National sound.  Also available in a 12-fret model.  The National NRP 14 is built like other NRP models with steel bodies and single 9.5 inch resonator cone, but is visually distinct with its retro ‘Chickenfoot’ style cover plate and new finish.

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Price: $2,889.00 CAD
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Lyon & Healy Washburn Oak Parlor Guitar, 1920s

Lyon & Healy Washburn Oak Parlor Guitar, 1920s

Around the start of the twentieth century, Lyon & Healy were one of the larger musical instrument builders in the USA, with Washburn being one of their brands. This Lyon & Healy Washburn Oak parlor guitar, built in Chicago in the 1920s, is an example of the instruments available at that time. It features a ladder-braced Spruce top and Oak for the sides and back. The heavily V shaped neck with slotted peghead is likely Poplar, while the fingerboard is a dyed, hard and tight grained wood like Maple.

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Price: $999.99 CAD
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Jackson Mark Morton Dominion Pro Black 2018

Jackson Mark Morton Dominion Pro Black 2018

The Jackson Mark Morton Dominion Pro is a signature model with a through-neck design, built for fast, precise playing. This model is constructed of Mahogany, with a bound compound radius Ebony fingerboard. The neck also uses a scarf joint at the head to improve strength and reduce chances of breakage, and also has graphite reinforcement rods for stability.

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Price: $1,100.00 CAD
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Hirade TH5 Classical Guitar with Pickup, 2010

Hirade TH5 Classical Guitar with Pickup, 2010

The Hirade TH5 is based on the H5 concert classical guitar, but with a good pickup system and preamp – which very unusually contains a 12AU7 vacuum tube! Here we’re looking at a Hirade TH5 dating to January, 2010 and built at the Takamine / Hirade shop in Sakashita, Japan. It’s in very good clean condition with light wear. This is a good sounding, good playing guitar with the added benefits of a quality pickup and preamp. The original brown Takamine hard shell case is included.

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Price: $1,250.00 CAD
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Oahu Style 71K Hawaiian Squareneck Guitar, 1935

Oahu Style 71K Hawaiian Squareneck Guitar, 1935

Built during the mid 1930s, the Oahu Style 71K Hawaiian square neck guitar expressed the popularity of Hawaiian music and steel guitar. Oahu was perfectly placed as they were also a major music publisher. This Oahu Style 71K Hawaiian square neck was likely built by Kay around 1935, and features a solid Spruce top, X-braced, with laminate Maple for the sides and back. The neck is Mahogany, with Rosewood used for the bridge and the bound fingerboard. The finish is Sunburst, executed in nitrocellulose lacquer, and sports an elaborate gold-coloured, stencil design on the top.

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Price: $1,599.99 CAD
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Kay ‘TrueTone’ Speed Demon K573 Thinline Sunburst, 1962

Kay 'TrueTone' Speed Demon K573 Thinline Sunburst, 1962

Beyond the TrueTone name, this is a Kay K537 model, with an arched top and back body made of laminated Maple, a bolt on Maple neck with bound Rosewood fingerboard and brass frets, floating Rosewood bridge, trapeze tailpiece, and Kluson Deluxe single-line tuners. The original pickguard is intact and included.

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Price: $999.99 CAD
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National ResoPhonic Revolver Resolectric Guitar

National ResoPhonic Revolver Resolectric Guitar

Built in San Luis Obispo California, the National Revolver Resolectric blends the resophonic and solidbody electric guitar concepts,to great success.Very similar in design to the ResoLectric, the National Revolver uses a solid Mahogany body that’s routed for the resonator and electric pickups, and a bolt-on Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard. The headplate is a faux pearl covering.

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Price: $4,189.00 CAD
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Furch OOM31 TR Steel String Guitar, Sunburst 2016

Furch OOM31 TR Steel String Guitar, Sunburst 2016

Here we have a Furch OOM31 TR, deep body Orchestra Model steel string guitar built by Furch during 2016 in Velké Němčice, south of Brno in the Czech Republic. The TR in the model number indicate that the top is made of Aged Sitka Spruce, with Indian Rosewood for the back and sides. The neck is Mahogany with Ebony for the fingerboard bridge and head plate.

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Price: $2,250.00 CAD
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Taylor T5 C2 Koa Slimline Electric, 2006

Taylor T5 C2 Koa Slimline Electric, 2006

The Taylor T5 C2 Koa is now discontinued but was introduced in 2005 to meet the needs of touring musicians who had to pare back the number of instruments they carried.   Built to simulate the tones and responses of solidbody, semi-hollow and fully acoustic models, the T5 line succeeded in its aims while also looking great on any kind of stage. This Taylor T5 C2 Koa has a serial number dating it to October 10, 2005. It’s built with Sapele for the back and sides, with nicely figured Hawaiian Koa for the top. The neck is also Sapele, with a bound Ebony fingerboard sporting the ‘Spires’ inlay pattern.

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Price: $2,500.00 CAD
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Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean 6119 Thinline Electric Walnut, 1966

Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean 6119 Thinline Electric Walnut, 1966

Here is a Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean 6119, dating to December of 1966, before the July 31 1967 sale of Gretsch to the Baldwin Piano Company. Introduced in 1958 and built until 1980, the Tennessean started as full size, hollow body and single-pickup, plainer version of the 6120. For 1961, however, Gretsch made dramatic changes to many models and the 6119 gained the new, sealed ElectroTone body and a pair of new single coil HiLo’Tron pickups.

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Price: $3,950.00 CAD
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Gibson 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue, Bourbon Burst 2020

Gibson 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue, Bourbon Burst 2020

The Gibson 1958 Les Paul Standard introduced not only a new version of the Les Paul design, but was also the first of the ‘Burst’ models. Here we have a lovely, brand new Gibson 1958 Les Paul VOS NH Reissue in Bourbon Burst. This beautiful instrument strives to be an accurate reproduction of an aged – new old stock and Vintage Original Specification – with oxidized nitrocellulose lacquer finish and nickel hardware. It is not a ‘Relic’ model and has none of the simulated wear or chipping resulting from those processes. 

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Taylor 214ce CF DLX Cutaway Steel String Guitar

Taylor 214ce CF DLX Cutaway Steel String Guitar

Featuring a solid Sitka spruce top, layered Copaifera sides and back, Venetian cutaway and the Expression System 2 pickup system the Taylor 214ce CF DLX is a stage ready, reliable and great sounding guitar. The Grand Auditorium body shape is an excellent general-purpose shape. Its width is similar to a dreadnought but with a much curvier shape which changes the response and dynamics. It is equally well suited to finger style or strumming so you can use it for many different styles.

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Eastman MDC805 Mandocello Classic Finish

Eastman MDC805 Mandocello Classic Finish

The Eastman MDC805 Mandocello is a wonderful, rich sounding instrument that works well as a solo, ensemble or accompaniment instrument in a wide range of styles and genres, from Celtic to Classical, Latin and back again. The Mandocello had been in existence for some centuries in Europe, beginning with flat back and then bowl back. However, in 1905 Orville Gibson’s company began producing mandolin family instruments, including Mandocello models that drew from his blending of violin and guitar concepts. 

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Price: $2,759.00 CAD
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Godin Multiac ACS Denim Blue Flame

Godin Multiac ACS Denim Blue Flame

The Godin Multiac ACS SA in Denim Blue Flame is a direct descendant of a Chet Atkins idea and is intended as a ‘crossover’ guitar for those coming to nylon strings from the electric world.    With this in mind, the neck is slightly narrower than a Classical or Flamenco guitar, and the fingerboard is crowned.   The chambered body and solid neck of the Godin ACS SA are Mahogany,  with a Richlite fingerboard – a composite material that does a good job of simulating Ebony.  The top of this model is a figured Maple Veneer with a lovely translucent denim blue shade, providing an unusual and quite attractive appearance.    

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Price: $1,550.00 CAD
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Recording King KayKraft Venetian Tenor Style B Guitar, 1931

Recording King KayKraft Venetian Tenor Style B Guitar, 1931

Here we’re looking at a Recording King KayKraft Venetian Tenor Style B Guitar, built around 1931 at the KayKraft plant in Chicago, Illinois for Montgomery-Ward.  It is in good working order, and has had a headstock repair. An archtop type instrument, the top is Spruce and back are Mahogany, both heat formed and ladder braced into the arched form. The sides and neck are Mahogany, with the fingerboard and bridge made of dark-stained Maple. The head plate is a ‘pearloid’ plastic with ‘Recording King’ stencilled on. The open gear tuning machines are not original but the rest of the hardware appears to be.

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Price: $999.99 CAD
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Eastman E10SS/V Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Antique Varnish

Eastman E10SS/V Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Antique Varnish

Showing strong influences from the classic American Slope Shouldered dreadnought line, the Eastman E10SS/V uses all solid woods and a very nice Antique Varnish finish. The earliest dreadnought guitars were built by Martin for the Oliver Ditson company during 1916, and used the round or slope shoulder format seen here; When Martin finally put the dreadnought into production in 1931, the upper bouts or shoulders were squared.

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Price: $1,839.00 CAD
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Gibson Starburst 100th Anniversary Cutaway Maple, 1994

Gibson Starburst 100th Anniversary Cutaway Maple, 1994

Built from 1992 to 1994, the Gibson Starburst Standard uses a cutaway mini-Jumbo body built of Maple, and as its name suggests features arrays of star shaped inlays. This model was popular, and Jorma Kaukonen apparently had several that he used regularly, including the blue-finished model in the Homespun Tapes clip linked here. The Gibson Starburst was a model produced for a short time in limited numbers in Bozeman, Montana and was designed chiefly by Ren Ferguson. Intended to mark the 100th anniversary of Orville Gibson’s first guitar sales, the Starburst aims towards players who need to amplify their guitars. As such, its wood choices are intended to reduce resonance and volume and thus reduce feedback.

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Price: $1,900.00 CAD
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Lado Supra 1 Neck Through Solidbody Black, 1991

Lado Supra 1 Neck Through Solidbody Black, 1991

Built in Scarborough – the eastern part of Toronto – around 1991, this Lado Supra 1 shows off the quality of Joseph Kovacic’s work in building Superstrat style guitars. Here we’re looking at a Lado Supra 1, a single pickup version of the Supra. It features Lado’s typican neck through design with elegantly sculptured heel. There’s no restriction on access to the upper frets on these.

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Price: $1,000.00 CAD
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Eastman DM1 Gypsy Jazz Style Guitar Classic Finish

Eastman DM1 Gypsy Jazz Style Guitar Classic Finish

The Eastman DM1 Gypsy Jazz Style model demonstrates that acoustic guitars do not only follow the pattern of American designs, particularly Martin and Gibson. Here we’re looking at a brand new Eastman DM1 Gypsy Jazz style guitar, in the ‘Petite Bouche’ or small soundhole style. This is a long scale instrument at 26.38 inches or 670mm, almost an inch longer than a typical Martin, and is a fairly large guitar. Construction features a solid Sitka Spruce top with layered Indian for the back and sides.

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Price: $1,379.00 CAD
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Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Signature Model, Natural

Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Signature Model, Natural

The Martin 000-28EC signature model is based on the guitar Eric Clapton used for an historic performance. On 16 January 1992, Eric Clapton performed for a small audience at Bray Film Studios in Windsor England. This iconic performance for the MTV Unplugged TV series would spawn an accompanying album that would become his best selling with 26 million copies worldwide. His guitar of choice was the Martin 000-28.

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Ibanez AZ2202A Prestige Solidbody Electric Tri Fade Burst

Ibanez  AZ2202A Prestige Solidbody Electric Tri Fade Burst

The Ibanez AZ220A shares many features from the rest of the AZ line, but with two main differences. Most of the AZ line features an alder body but the AZ2202A has an ash body. Ash is a slightly heavier weight wood with a great balance of brightness and warmth and was used on many of the revered Fender guitars from the 1950’s to today.  The other main difference on the Ibanez AZ2202A model is that the roasted maple neck has 22 frets rather then 24.

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Price: $2,999.00 CAD
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Harmony Silhouette Solidbody Electric Guitar, Slate

Harmony Silhouette Solidbody Electric Guitar, Slate

The new Harmony Silhouette offset solidbody electric marks the return of what was at one time of the world’s largest instrument manufacturers. Here we’re looking at a new offset body Harmony Silhouette in a lightly metallic Slate nitrocellulose lacquer finish on the body, while the neck has a natural clear coat. It uses a bolt-on neck construction, with the contoured body built of Alder and the neck of Maple.

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Price: $1,799.00 CAD
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Harmony Rebel Solidbody Electric Guitar, Burgundy

Harmony Rebel Solidbody Electric Guitar, Burgundy

The new Harmony Rebel solidbody electric marks the return of what was at one time of the world’s largest instrument manufacturers. Harmony dates back to 1892, was purchased by Sears, Roebuck & Co, in 1916 and were based in Chicago, Illinois. From the 1940s until closing in 1975 Harmony built millions of guitars, mandolins, banjos ukuleles and other instruments in the low, mid and professional ranges. These instruments were sold under a host of brand names including Silvertone, Stella, Harmony and Vogue.

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Price: $1,799.00 CAD
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Taylor Academy A12E Steel String Acoustic

Taylor Academy A12E Steel String Acoustic

The Taylor Academy A12E is part of the company’s new Academy series of guitars, designed to provide beginners to seasoned players a great playing and sounding instrument at an affordable price point. The Taylor Academy A12E is a compact grand concert sized body which has a tighter waist and smaller lower bout making it a very approachable and easy to handle body size. It has a solid Sitka spruce top and layered Sapele sides and back.

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Music Man Sabre Bass Sunburst, 1978

Music Man Sabre Bass Sunburst, 1978

Here’s a rarity and bit of history – a Music Man Sabre Bass, built during 1978 in Fullerton, California by CLF Research for Music Man. CLF stood for Clarence Leo Fender. Music Man was founded in 1974 and in 1975, Leo Fender’s non-compete agreement lapsed and he became president of Music Man. Until 1979, Music Man guitars and basses were built by Leo’s other company, CLF Research. After 1979 and until Music Man folded in 1984, Grover Jackson built the bodies and necks and assembled the instruments.

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Price: $2,950.00 CAD
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Pre War Martin D28 Dreadnought Guitar, 1941

Pre War Martin D28 Dreadnought Guitar, 1941

This pre war Martin D28 dates to approximately June 1941 based on its serial number and production totals, and is in good playing condition with – to understate- a very good sound, rich, full, and large amounts of projection. It has had an amount of work done to it over the years. As standard for the pre war Martin D28, the body is a dreadnought with Adirondack Spruce top and bracing, Brazilian Rosewood for the sides, back, and head plate, Mahogany for the body blocks, lining and neck, and Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge.

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Collings C10 Deluxe Parlor Guitar, 2001

Collings C10 Deluxe Parlor Guitar, 2001

The Collings C10 Deluxe parlor guitar is a small bodied model, based on instruments that were common before the launch of the dreadnought and jumbo models, which rapidly took over in the 1930s. This type of guitar provides a very balanced tone. The C10 Deluxe pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back. The neck and body blocks are Honduran Mahogany, with Ebony used for the bridge, bound head plate and bound fingerboard.

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Price: $4,650.00 CAD
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Charvel Pro Mod DK24 HSS Primer Gray

Charvel Pro Mod DK24 HSS Primer Gray

The Charvel Pro Mod DK24 HSS 2PT uses Charvel’s modern DK24 platform and includes high end features and buttery smooth playability. Key features of the Charvel Pro Mod DK24 include the caramelized maple neck with a satin hand rubbed urethane finish, sculpted shredders heel cut and rolled fingerboard edges. Anyone looking for a smooth easy playing neck with love this instrument!

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Price: $1,499.00 CAD
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Hofner Club 40 Thin Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 1957

Hofner Club 40 Thin Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 1957

The Hofner Club 40 was built from around 1953 until the early 1960’s, distributed by Selmer in the UK and very popular with skiffle groups and players, including both John Lennon and George Harrison.   At this time, Hofner guitars were built in Bubenreuth, Bavaria.  Bearing similarities to violin bass construction, the Hofner Club 40 features a sealed, hollow body, with a solid Spruce top and Maple for the sides and flat back. The body is bound with black and a white/black purfling layer.

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Price: $2,750.00 CAD
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Martin 000 18 Steel String Acoustic Guitar Natural

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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Takamine Toby Keith EF250TK Sunburst, 2016

Takamine Toby Keith EF250TK Sunburst, 2016

Here is a stunning jumbo body guitar ideal for stage performance – a Takamine Toby Keith, based on the EF250 he played for many years and is now a signature model.  Drawing from classic Jumbo American guitars like the J-200 and F-500, the Takamine Toby Keith pairs a solid Sitka Spruce top with Flamed Maple for the cutaway, 17 inch wide body. The neck is Maple with Ebony used for the bound fingerboard, and Rosewood for the top-loading bridge. The inlays are Mother of Pearl and Abalone, with an Abalone ring at the rosette.

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Price: $2,099.00 CAD
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Taylor 150e 12 String Acoustic Maple Walnut

Taylor 150e 12 String Acoustic Maple Walnut

The Taylor 150e model is a 12 string dreadnought body size with a solid Sitka spruce top and layered walnut sides and back. The bass response and volume created from this large body pairs well with the crisp shimmering octave strings and articulate dynamics of the solid Sitka spruce top. For many players the lush octave shimmer of a 12 string dreadnought guitar is a familiar and inspiring sound. However, it is often a secondary instrument behind the player’s trusted six string. The Taylor 150e introduces an affordable 12 string to the 100 series of instruments for players looking to broaden their musical palette.

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Price: $1,079.00 CAD
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Ibanez RG5121 Prestige Hard Tail Dark Tide Blue Flat

Ibanez RG5121 Prestige Hard Tail Dark Tide Blue Flat

The Prestige series, including the Ibanez RG5121 Prestige are high quality guitars made in Japan with excellent craftsmanship, components, quality finishes and attention to detail.   These models are almost all built at the Fuji-Gen plant.  The Ibanez RG5121 Prestige is a double cutaway RG body shape with an African mahogany body. Mahogany is a medium to heavy weight wood with a warm full tone with good sustain.

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Price: $2,549.99 CAD
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Martin D-35 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar

Martin D-35 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar

Known for its strong bass response and power, the Martin D-35 is the workingman’s Dreadnought. It features a East Indian Rosewood three-piece back and a Sitka spruce top. The expressive quarter inch straight bracing gives this guitar its signature strong bass response and power, which has made it a popular choice for players such as Johnny Cash and Seth Avett. The mahogany neck has a bound ebony fingerboard and an easy playing modified low oval neck shape. It’s the guitar of choice for bluegrass and folk music. Perfect for the intermediate and advanced player.

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Taylor GS Mini e RW

Taylor GS Mini e RW

The Taylor GS mini e was released in 2010 and has become so popular that it has spawned many different versions.

Based on the big and bold tone of the popular Grand Symphony body shape, the Taylor GS mini e is comfortably scaled down to be the perfect size for the couch or on the go. The full-bodied tone produced is hard to believe from a guitar of this size.

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Charvel ProMod DK24 HH Satin Burgundy Mist

Charvel ProMod DK24 HH Satin Burgundy Mist

The Charvel ProMod DK24 HH is a great, straight ahead guitar with all the essentials for an efficient rock machine and is one of our recent Staff Picks !   Seen here is the Satin Burgundy Mist version, and  here is the Sunburst version.  Based on the ‘Super Strat’ concept with a pair of humbuckers and two-point, non-locking trem, the Charvel ProMod DK24 combines and alder body with roasted or ‘caramelized’ maple neck for full, clear tone and fairly lightweight.   

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Price: $1,329.00 CAD
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Taylor 814ce DLX Steel String Guitar, Natural

Taylor 814ce DLX Steel String Guitar, Natural

The Taylor 814ce DLX is a luxurious Grand Auditorium body shape which pairs a Sitka spruce top, Indian rosewood sides and back with Taylor’s patented V-Class bracing to reach new levels of tonal performance. One of Taylor’s most popular shapes, the Grand Auditorium body is a versatile general-purpose guitar. Its width is similar to a dreadnought but with a much curvier shape which changes the response and dynamics. It is equally well suited to fingerstyle or strumming so you can use it for many different styles.

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Martin D-18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar

Martin D-18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar

The Martin D-18 is the classic, quintessential bluegrass and fingerstyle guitar. It’s got everything needed – balanced tone with deep lows and sparkling highs, clarity and separation, instant response to pick or finger attack, and volume. Today’s Martin D-18 Dreadnought features a sleek, modern low profile for enhanced playability. The D-18 adds a Sitka spruce top to the mahogany back and sides and along with the forward shifted scalloped bracing produces a sound that is warm, punchy and clear. Perfect for the intermediate and advanced player looking for understated looks and timeless tone.

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Martin D-28 Dreadnought Guitar

Martin D-28 Dreadnought Guitar

The Martin D-28 is the Dreadnought by which all others are judged. Constructed of solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top and mahogany neck, this instrument has been a favorite of artists from Hank Williams Sr. to Jimmy Page.

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Gibson ES335 Stop Tailpiece Conversion Cherry, 1968

Gibson ES335 Stop Tailpiece Conversion Cherry, 1968

Introduced in early 1958, the Gibson ES335 was an immediate hit with most players who had been using full bodied archtop guitars, because it addressed very real issues with increasing stage volumes. It was adopted by players in almost every genre, from country to jazz, R&B to rock. Originally equipped with a stop tailpiece and adjustable tune-o-matic or ABR bridge, in 1965 Gibson switched to a traditional simple trapeze tailpiece, and continued to do so until discontinuing the model in 1981. In the meantime, many guitarists removed the trapeze and had stop tailpieces installed on their ES335s.

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Price: $3,750.00 CAD
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National ResoPhonic: The Hollowneck Report, Part 1

National ResoPhonic: The Hollowneck Report, Part 1

The Hollowneck Report Part 1 features National ResoPhonic guitars played by Burke Carroll in contemporary Bluegrass tuning, with Chris Bennett on rhythm.

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Dobro Model 27 or 25 Sunburst, 1934

Dobro Model 27 or 25 Sunburst, 1934

The Dobro Model 27 and 25 were for a time one of Dobro’s most popular models, though it’s hard to tell which model is which – the designation was based on that year’s price!
Here we’re looking at a what’s likely a Dobro Model 27, though possibly a 25, built during 1934 for Dobro by the Regal company of Chicago, Illinois. The body construction is largely of Birch ply, bound top and back,with likely Poplar for the neck and Walnut for the fingerboard.

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Price: $1,999.99 CAD
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Harrison GB Custom Redwood Burl Top, 2017

Harrison GB Custom Redwood Burl Top, 2017

Here is a lovely Harrison GB Custom Redwood Burl top thinline archtop, built in Toronto during 2017 and based on a design for the late jazz artist Gary Benson. Douglas Harrison has been building arched top guitars for some years now and his GB Custom has been very popular, with most I have seen being true custom models, with varying tops and hardware configurations.

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Price: $4,900.00 CAD
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Eastman E1000SS Sunburst Steel String

Eastman E1000SS Sunburst Steel String

Eastman Strings because we’ve found them to be excellent value. Based on proven designs, Eastman guitars are well built, well finished and deliver tone and playability. Part of the Eastman Strings Traditional series, the Eastman E1000SS is a small body (00 size) sunburst finished guitar featuring a solid Adirondack Spruce top and solid Mahogany for back, sides and neck, with rosewood for the fingerboard, headplate and bridge. The tuners are open-style with “butter bean” shaped metal buttons.

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Price: $1,319.00 CAD
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Gretsch 6071 Hollowbody Bass Walnut, 1968

Gretsch 6071 Hollowbody Bass Walnut, 1968

Built from 1968 to 1972, the Gretsch 6071 bass is a thin hollow body bass, using Gretsch’s sealed ElectroTone body and a one Super ‘Tron type bass pickup. It’s closely related to the dual pickup 6073 bass built to 1971, most famously used by Peter Tork with the Monkees. Here we’re looking at an early and largely original Gretsch 6071 bass, built in 1968, its first year of production at the Brooklyn plant. It features a laminate Maple ElectroTone body with faux F-holes.

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Price: $2,100.00 CAD
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Gibson TG-0 Tenor Guitar Natural Mahogany, 1963

Gibson TG-0 Tenor Guitar Natural Mahogany, 1963

The Gibson TG-0 tenor guitar was built during two periods and two forms, but was always a relatively simple Mahogany top 4-string acoustic. The first TG-0 was based on the L-0 from 1927 to 1933, and the second based on the LG-0 from 1960 to 1974. Here we’re looking at a second series Gibson TG-0 dating to 1963 at the Kalamazoo plant, and draws directly from the LG-0 model. These guitars use Mahogany for the top, back sides with Spruce bracing, and Mahogany for the neck but a Rosewood fingerboard.

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Price: $1,399.00 CAD
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Ibanez RG655 GX Galaxy Black, 2017

Ibanez RG655 GX Galaxy Black, 2017

The Ibanez RG655 Prestige was built from 2014 to 2017 as part of the Prestige line, Made in Japan at the Hoshino Gakki Fuji-Gen shops that produce many high end instruments. The Ibanez Prestige line appeared in 1996 and almost always indicates that the instrument was built in Japan to very high quality standards and higher end components. The Ibanez RG series came into being in 1992 with the RG550, itself introduced in 1987 but as part of the Roadstar series.

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Price: $1,600.00 CAD
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PRS S2 Vela Solidbody Tobacco Burst, 2015

PRS S2 Vela Solidbody Tobacco Burst, 2015

The PRS S2 Vela is a solid Mahogany set neck, straight ahead guitar somewhat reminiscent of some 1960’s solid bodies but with modern features and PRS versatility. In all original, very good condition, this PRS S2 Vela was built during 2015 at the PRS shop in Stevensville, Maryland. It combines a nicely contoured Mahogany body with a Mahogany set neck and Indian Rosewood fingerboard.

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Price: $1,200.00 CAD
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Eastman SB56 NGD Gold Top Solidbody

Eastman SB56 NGD Gold Top Solidbody

The new Eastman SB56 NGD Gold Top Solidbody honors the traditional “LP” construction concept, with top quality materials, construction and components including stock Lollar pickups. Built using a one-piece Mahogany body under a solid carved Maple cap, and one-piece Mahogany neck with Ebony for the fingerboard and head plate, the Eastman SB56 is intended to look and act like a mid 1950’s gold top P-90 equipped model, and does a great job of it.

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Price: $2,650.00 CAD
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Michael Messer Blues 14-Fret Resophonic Guitar 2020

Michael Messer Blues 14-Fret Resophonic Guitar 2020

This Michael Messer Blues 14-Fret model is designed by Michael Messer with a special alloy, biscuit-cone for well balanced, authentic Delta-Blues tone and great sustain and volume. Messers have a big, chunky, pre-war style neck which is fitted with a modern fully adjustable truss rod.

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Price: $1,089.00 CAD
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Gibson ES 150D Double Cutaway Archtop Electric Walnut, 1972

Gibson ES 150D Double Cutaway Archtop Electric Walnut, 1972

Here’s a rarity – the Gibson ES 150D, a double cutaway, full depth hollow body archtop electric built around 1972 at the Kalamazoo plant during the Norlin years. Drawing inspiration from the venerable ES-150 model – introduced in 1936 with the ‘Charlie Christian’ pickup and built until 1956 – the Gibson ES-150D is unusual. In 1958, the all-new thinline, semi-hollow ES-335 and 345 were introduced and started the final decline of the popular full depth archtop.

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Price: $3,000.00 CAD
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Martin OMC 28E Cutaway Steel String Guitar Natural, 2006

Martin OMC 28E Cutaway Steel String Guitar Natural, 2006

Here we’re looking at a Martin OMC 28E built late in 2006 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Like the OM, it pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the sides back and headplate, and also for the bridge and bound fingerboard. The neck and body blocks are Mahogany and Sitka Spruce is used for the bracing.

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Price: $2,950.00 CAD
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Francois Tachet Mirecourt School Guitar, 1830s

Francois Tachet Mirecourt School Guitar, 1830s

Here’s something special, a lovely Romantic Era guitar built by Francois Tachet in Mirecourt, northeastern France, during the 1830s or early 1840s.   Mirecourt has long been known for making musical instruments and lace;  instruments from the area are often referred to as from the Mirecourt School.  Louis Panormo was a  contemporary, working in London.  This Francois Tachet romantic guitar –  at approximately 185 years old – is in good working order,  and has had some expected service over the decades. 

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Price: $6,250.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Harrison 17 Inch Archtop Natural, 2000

‼️Reduced‼️  Harrison 17 Inch Archtop Natural, 2000

Here is a Douglas Harrison 17 inch Archtop cutaway guitar, built at Harrison’s shop in Toronto, Ontario during 2000. This model is now referred to as a ‘Classic Jazz’ or CJ. This excellent instrument is built in the traditional archtop model, pairing a hand carved, solid Spruce top with a hand carved Flame Maple back.

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Price: $6,599.99 CAD
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Gibson Les Paul Custom 62 Reissue White, 2000

Gibson Les Paul Custom 62 Reissue White, 2000

The Gibson Les Paul Custom 62 Reissue recalls the complete redesign of the Les Paul, triggered in 1961 by poor sales, ironic for a guitar that’s now very highly valued. By 1963, the model was renamed at Les Paul’s request, and Gibson called it the ‘SG’. Like the original, the Les Paul Custom 62 Reissue uses a contoured Mahogany slab body with a Mahogany neck. Like previous Les Paul Custom models, the fingerboard is Ebony instead of Rosewood, and the position markers are Mother of Pearl blocks.

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Price: $3,250.00 CAD
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Oskar Graf 10 String Classical Guitar 2006

Oskar Graf 10 String Classical Guitar 2006

Here we have an Oskar Graf 10-String Classical guitar, built during 2006 in Clarendon Ontario. Graf has been hand building custom, top quality instruments since 1970. It features a Cedar top with Indian Rosewood for the back, sides, headplate and bridge, with Ebony for the fingerboard. The neck and heel are Mahogany, but because of the width of the neck, it is made in three pieces with a narrow center strip.

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Price: $4,200.00 CAD
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Eastman DT30OM Double Top Orchestra Model, 2020

Eastman DT30OM Double Top Orchestra Model, 2020

The Eastman DT30OM is the second model in Eastman’s new Double Top line, bringing high end classical guitar technology to the steel string world – here in a classic Orchestra Model body design. The double top concept aims to allow a very thin, light and responsive top but with superior strength and stiffness. Here, thin layers of Sitka Spruce are bonded to a honeycomb Nomex core. Nomex is a Kevlar polymer and helps provide significant improvements in stiffness to weight ratios.

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Price: $2,750.00 CAD
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Gibson Slash Signature Rosso Corsa, 2013

Gibson Slash Signature Rosso Corsa, 2013

Released in a limited run of 1200 instruments during 2013, the Gibson Slash Signature Les Paul sports an AAA-grade flame maple top and a new ‘Rosso Corso’ or Racing Red finish, and of course with the distinctive Slash graphic on the head. Well known for his work with bands like Guns ‘N Roses, Velvet Revolver and many side projects, it’s natural that there would be a Gibson Slash Signature Les Paul.

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Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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Eastman DT30D Double Top Dreadnought, 2020

Eastman DT30D Double Top Dreadnought, 2020

We’re happy to present the Eastman DT30D Double Top, part of Eastman’s new line of double-top steel string guitars – a technology that till now has mostly been limited to high end classical instruments. The double top concept aims to allow a very thin, light and responsive top but with superior strength and stiffness. Here, thin layers of Sitka Spruce are bonded to a honeycomb Nomex core. Nomex is a Kevlar polymer and helps provide significant improvements in stiffness to weight ratios.

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Price: $2,750.00 CAD
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Michael Messer Blues 28 Sunburst, 2020

Michael Messer Blues 28 Sunburst, 2020

The Michael Messer Blues 28 hews closely to the original 1928 specifications and has the classic wood-bodied resonator guitar sound and feel.  This model is built with a 1928-style Mahogany laminate body with F-holes and Mahogany neck, 12 frets to the body, with a spun Aluminum cone and Maple biscuit bridge.  The National String Instrument Corporation invented and introduced the first Resophonic guitars in 1927, using a tri-cone, metal body design worked out by John Dopyera and George Beauchamp.

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Price: $1,089.00 CAD
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Boucher Studio Goose SG-52 Indian Rosewood Dreadnought Guitar

Boucher Studio Goose SG-52 Indian Rosewood Dreadnought Guitar

The Boucher Studio Goose SG-52 uses the traditional square shoulder Dreadnought body design pioneered by Martin in the early 20th century, and which has dominated the acoustic guitar world since the 1950s. The very white, locally harvested AAAA grade Adirondack Red Spruce top, using a hand-scalloped forward shifted X brace system is paired with Indian Rosewood to provide warm, full tone. The neck is South American Mahogany, and Ebony is used for the headplate, fingerboard and bridge. Bindings are Maple with Herringbone purfling.

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Price: $3,859.00 CAD
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Boucher Heritage Goose HG-26 000 Body 12 Fret Guitar

Boucher Heritage Goose HG-26 000 Body 12 Fret Guitar

The Boucher Heritage Goose HG-26 is based on the traditional 12 fret, 000 body design, with a slotted peghead to increase string downbearing at the nut without increasing head pitch. This helps add clarity, separation and sustain to open string notes. Here, Boucher has paired the Adirondack Red Spruce with African Bubinga. The neck is Mahogany with Ebony used for the headplate, bridge, and fingerboard.

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Price: $4,559.00 CAD
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Boucher Studio Goose SG-41 OM Hybrid Mahogany 14 Fret Guitar

Boucher Studio Goose SG-41 OM Hybrid Mahogany 14 Fret Guitar

The Boucher Studio Goose SG-41 uses the OM Hybrid, or Orchestra Model body shape modified to work better with fingerstyle playing. The very white, locally harvested Adirondack Red Spruce top is paired with Brazilian Mahogany to provide clear, crisp tone and immediate response.

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Price: $3,859.00 CAD
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Boucher Studio Goose SG-21 OM Hybrid 14 Fret Guitar

Boucher Studio Goose SG-21 OM Hybrid 14 Fret Guitar

The Boucher Studio Goose SG-21 uses the OM Hybrid, or Orchestra Model body shape modified to work better with fingerstyle playing. The very white, locally harvested Adirondack Red Spruce top is paired with African Bubinga to provide clear, crisp tone and immediate response. The neck is Mahogany, and Ebony is used for the headplate, fingerboard and bridge.

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Price: $4,419.00 CAD
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Boucher Signature Series Richard Bennett Mahogany Dreadnought

Boucher Signature Series Richard Bennett Mahogany Dreadnought

The Boucher Richard Bennett signature series model is based on the classic Dreadnought body, pairing an Adirondack Spruce top with Brazilian Mahogany for the body and neck. This combination provides a full tone with crisp sparkling highs and fast response. Decoration on the Richard Bennett model is minimal – it focuses on tone and performance.

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Price: $4,719.00 CAD
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Replica Bigsby 49 Standard Birdseye Maple, 2019

Replica Bigsby 49 Standard Birdseye Maple, 2019

Here is a very unusual guitar – a Replica Bigsby 49 Standard, reproducing one of the very few, very first, very influential solidbody electric guitars. Paul Arthur Bigsby was a machinist with a strong interest in motorcycles and, as it turned out, guitars. He built a number of pedal steel guitars, perhaps 50 Spanish style guitars, and designed a now widely used hand vibrato tailpiece for Merle Travis. As well, he replaced the neck on Merle’s Martin, with a much slimmer neck sporting the distinctive Bigsby headstock. This neck aided the Travis style, which involves wrapping the left thumb over the low strings for bass notes.

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Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson Firebird X Redolution, 2011

‼️Reduced‼️  Gibson Firebird X Redolution, 2011

The Gibson Firebird X was one of Gibson’s efforts to fully modernize the electric guitar. It starts with the basic ‘reverse’ offset chambered body built of Ash, and a set Maple neck with Maple fingerboard. The headstock is a more traditional Gibson layout rather than the ‘Fender-esque’ Firebird design. There are three new Firebird FBX mini-humbucker pickups, a tune-o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece, but from there everything is different.

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Price: $1,999.00 CAD
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Boucher Studio Goose SG-51 OM Hybrid Cutaway Rosewood 14 Fret Guitar

Boucher Studio Goose SG-51 OM Hybrid Cutaway Rosewood 14 Fret Guitar

Sharing many features with the SG-21 and SG-41, the Boucher Studio Goose SG-51 features an Adirondack Spruce top but with Indian Rosewood back and sides. The Studio Goose SG-51 uses the OM Hybrid, or Orchestra Model body shape modified to work better with fingerstyle playing. The very white, locally harvested Adirondack Red Spruce top is paired with Indian Rosewood to provide warm, crisp tone . The neck is South American Mahogany, and Ebony is used for the headplate, fingerboard and bridge. Bindings are Maple with Herringbone purfling.

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Price: $4,799.00 CAD
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Martin D-28 Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnought, 1969

Martin D-28 Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnought, 1969

Here we have another Martin D-28 Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnought steel string guitar dating to 1969. This was officially the last year that the Martin guitar company used Brazilian Rosewood, though it was found in smaller portions until about 1973 when their last supplies were exhausted. The Dreadnought steel string, as found on guitars like the C F Martin D-28 Brazilian and the rest of their ‘D’ line, has been one of the most successful guitar designs. Used by countless guitarists and on many recordings, the Dreadnought brought banjo-matching volume.

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Price: $6,700.00 CAD
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Martin D-45 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar

Martin D-45 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar

The Martin D-45 has been the top of the line in the Martin Guitar Company’s line of regular production instruments since its initial introduction in 1933, and its re-introduction in 1968.

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Charvel Surfcaster 12 Red, 1992

Charvel Surfcaster 12 Red, 1992

Combining influences from several manufacturers, the Charvel Surfcaster 12 chambered electric 12 string was built from 1991 to 1995 by Fuji-Gen in Japan.   That plant makes many higher end models for several brands, and quality is very high throughout this guitar.  The basic construction of the Charvel Surfcaster 12 uses the proven Fender bolt-on design.

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Price: $1,500.00 CAD
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Airline Folkstar Electric Resophonic Guitar by Eastwood, Red

Airline Folkstar Electric Resophonic Guitar by Eastwood, Red

The Airline Folkstar, improved and re-issued by the Eastwood guitar company, brings back the 1950s Valco Folkstar resophonic aesthetic, but with a pair of pickups and a reasonable price.  Airline guitars were built by Valco, one of the largest instrument manufacturers in the world, from 1958 to 1868 when the company folded. The original Airline Folkstar used Valco’s Res-O-Glas body construction – fiberglass resin on wood – with a single resonator cone. It was entirely acoustic, and never had pickups

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Price: $1,489.00 CAD
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Evan Kingma Flamenco Guitar, Kauri 2018

Evan Kingma Flamenco Guitar, Kauri 2018

This is a very special Evan Kingma flamenco guitar, with the sides and back from ancient Kauri wood sourced from New Zealand, and by Ancient, we mean thirty to fifty thousand years old.  This guitar is numbered as 10, and named ‘Pink Mosque 3’.  Evan Kingma is an up and coming Canadian luthier, from a small town in the Niagara Peninsula, but now studying and working full time in Spain with Master Luthier Stephen Hill. In addition to building, he also helps teach at The European Institute of Guitar Making in Granada.

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Price: $3,950.00 CAD
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William Laskin Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 1987

William Laskin Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 1987

Here we have a very nice William Laskin Cedar Top and Indian Rosewood classical guitar, built during 1987 at Laskin’s shop in Toronto. One of the world’s premier guitar builders, William Laskin has been building since the early 1970s and early on, as is the case for many other now prominent builders, worked with Jean Larrivee. He is very well known for his spectacular engraved inlay work.

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Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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Carvin SH550 Thinline Electric Guitar, 2003

Carvin SH550 Thinline Electric Guitar, 2003

The Carvin SH550 thinline archtop electric is still available from the successor to Carvin – Kiesel Guitars, run by descendants of Lowell Kiesel, founder of Carvin. Based on a carved Flame Maple top on a chambered Mahogany back with Mahogany neck and Indian Rosewood fingerboard, this is a very nice guitar aimed towards jazz players. This Carvin SH550 dates to around 2003 based on the owner’s recollection. Precise dating information is not available.

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Price: $1,875.00 CAD
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Fender 1969 Stratocaster Rev Headstock Closet Classic Sunburst, 2013

Fender 1969 Stratocaster Rev Headstock Closet Classic Sunburst, 2013

Here’s something by definition unusual – a Fender 1969 Stratocaster Rev Headstock Closet Classic, Custom Team built and dated to July 12, 2013. This guitar comes with the original Fender custom order documents – the Dealer Spec Sheet, Shop Floor Traveller sheet, the Certificate of Authenticity and a Limited Edition #107 certificate.

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Price: $2,875.00 CAD
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Schecter R Reaper-6 in Satin Charcoal Burst

Schecter R Reaper-6 in Satin Charcoal Burst

The Reaper-6 by Schecter is a workhorse of a performance guitar with sleek lines and custom shop level looks that are certain to stand out!
The first thing you notice on the Schecter R Reaper-6 is the satin charcoal burst on the poplar burl wood top. The unique wood grains provide a slightly different look on each guitar. The super comfortable arm bevel reveals the natural swamp ash body which has a great balance of warmth and treble snap.

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Price: $999.00 CAD
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Beltona T105 Tricone Round Neck Guitar Nickel, 1994

Beltona T105 Tricone Round Neck Guitar Nickel, 1994

The Beltona T105 Tricone was one of the early products of Beltona, founded in the UK by Steve Evans and Bill Johnson in 1990. Respectively a luthier and engineer, Evans and Johnson first sought to build instruments for themselves that were, at the time, not readily available in the UK. In 1998, Beltona moved to New Zealand,

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Price: $3,000.00 CAD
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New Michael Messer Blues 12 Guitars

New Michael Messer Blues 12 Guitars

We’re excited to share with you, new Michael Messer Blues guitars!  These MM latest guitars have a newer finish, and less blue tones than the previous models.  This model is designed by Michael Messer with a special alloy, biscuit-cone for well balanced, authentic Delta-Blues tone and great sustain and volume. Messers have a big, chunky, pre-war style neck which is fitted with a modern fully adjustable truss rod.

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Price: $1,089.00 CAD
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Larrivee LSV-11 Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar, 2006

Larrivee LSV-11 Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar, 2006

Designed with fingerstyle players in mind, the Larrivee LSV-11 features a slightly smaller, cutaway L body with a relatively short 24.8 inch scale length. This early Larrivee LSV-11 example dates to August 11, 2006 and was built at the Larrivee shop in Oxnard, California. It features the cutaway LS body and pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the back and sides, Mahogany for the body blocks, linings and neck, and Ebony for the pyramid-style bridge and ivoroid-bound fingerboard.

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Price: $2,750.00 CAD
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Ibanez RGR652AHBF RG Prestige Electric Guitar – Weathered Black

Ibanez RGR652AHBF RG Prestige Electric Guitar - Weathered Black

The Ibanez RGR652AHBF RG Prestige electric guitar also features a cool reverse headstock with Gotoh locking tuners for excellent tuning stability. The 5 piece maple and walnut neck is the Super Wizard profile from Ibanez with is slim and super-fast. The jumbo frets feel great to play and make big bends and wide vibrato a breeze.

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Price: $2,149.99 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Takamine DSF48C Santa Fe Steel String, 2002

‼️Reduced‼️  Takamine DSF48C Santa Fe Steel String, 2002

The Takamine DSF48c Santa Fe is now discontinued, but replaced by the TSF48c – the difference is in the installed preamp, while the rest of the guitar is unchanged. Takamine was one of the first companies to market a successful pickup-equipped steel string guitar, and one of their key developments was with the preamp and EQ systems. For a time, it seemed every Country stage had at least one Takamine.

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Price: $1,599.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Rainsong H-DR1000LN2T Left Handed Carbon Fibre Copper Burst 2018

‼️Reduced‼️  Rainsong H-DR1000LN2T Left Handed Carbon Fibre Copper Burst 2018

The Rainsong H-DR1000LN2T takes the proven standard Dreadnought design, and builds it in a Left Handed model using Carbon Fibre and glass fibre, adding a Fishman Prefix pickup and wrapping it in a Copper Burst finish. Rainsong guitars are built in the USA. Now based in Woodinville, Washington, the company started in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii and builds designs by company founder John Decker.

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Price: $1,000.00 CAD
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Martin D-21 Dreadnought Brazilian Rosewood, 1958

Martin D-21 Dreadnought Brazilian Rosewood, 1958

Built from 1955 to 1969, the Martin D-21 was a bridge between the Mahogany D-18 and the Rosewood D-28 models, with Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides but without extra binding or decoration. Martin stopped building the D-21 about the same time their stocks of Brazilian Rosewood were exhausted, and demand for the model was not enough to justify shifting it to Indian Rosewood.

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Price: $7,650.00 CAD
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Baroque Guitar and Renaissance Lute

Baroque Guitar and Renaissance Lute

Every year at the LA NAMM show I find something unique and wonderful. Mid-East Music specializes in handcrafted historic and ethnic instruments. Unlike other sources I’ve encountered, they understand and service the instruments they sell and control and participate in the manufacture process. Hand made in Pakistan, these instruments are remarkably cleanly built: accurate joinery, clean fit and finish. I was VERY impressed by the overall quality and appearance and the prices are a fraction of what we commonly see in second hand historic Lutes and Baroque guitars.

At last I can offer a completely playable historic Lute and Baroque guitar for a price that “makes sense” to most of my clients who simply want to experiment with this era of music. These instruments are “the real thing” at an affordable price. These instruments even come with lightweight but solidly made hardshell cases !

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Collings CJ-35 GSB Slope Shoulder Dreadnought, 2019

Collings CJ-35 GSB Slope Shoulder Dreadnought, 2019

This is a brand new Collings CJ-35, this one a GSB – sporting a German Spruce top and Sunburst finish! Collings guitars are among the finest available anywhere. The Collings CJ-35 elevates the classic slope-shoulder dreadnought design, pairing a Spruce top with Mahogany for the sides, back and neck, to its apex. These are wonderful instruments, with the best materials available and impeccable build and finish quality.

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Fender Stratocaster Elite Sienna Sunburst, 1983

Fender Stratocaster Elite Sienna Sunburst, 1983

Here’s a fairly rare sighting– from 1983, an original condition Fender Stratocaster Elite in Sienna sunburst. This model was built only in 1983 and 1984, and introduced a number of new features and hardware pieces. Most visible of the 1983 Fender Stratocaster Elite updates are the short-lived FreeFlyte knife-edge trem, and the pushbutton pickup selectors. New pickups were installed, and the output jack went on the side – in this case, a standard barrel jack.

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Price: $2,500.00 CAD
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Charvel ProMod DK24 HH Sunburst

Charvel ProMod DK24 HH Sunburst

Based on the ‘Super Strat’ concept with a pair of humbuckers and two-point, non-locking trem, the Charvel ProMod DK24 combines and alder body with roasted maple neck for full, clear tone and fairly lightweight. This is a very comfortable guitar to play for long hours. The locking tuners make short work of string changes under pressure.  

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Price: $1,399.00 CAD
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Gibson Les Paul Studio ‘Les Paul 100’ Manhattan Midnight Blue, 2015

Gibson Les Paul Studio 'Les Paul 100' Manhattan Midnight Blue, 2015

The Gibson Les Paul Studio line delivers all the core features of a Les Paul at a lower price, and this is largely achieved by reducing decoration. The body and neck are not bound, and the Maple top is a ‘B’ grade, which is a visual rating (and it should be noted that many historic ‘Gold Top’ models also used Maple of this grade). However, there’s no skimping on the hardware.

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Price: $999.99 CAD
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Neil Hebert Classical Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1986

Neil Hebert Classical Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1986

Here is a rarity, a Neil Hebert classical guitar built in Montreal during 1986, with Cedar top and Brazilian Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate.  Neil Hebert retired some years ago, and was a highly respected builder while active. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of information available about him, though he does get a mention in the Canadian Encyclopedia under ‘Guitar’.

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Price: $4,999.99 CAD
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Bruce Haines Classical Guitar, Ziricote 2019

Bruce Haines Classical Guitar, Ziricote 2019

After our brief break, we’ll start off with a new Bruce Haines classical guitar, using an AAA grade Englemann Spruce top and a lovely Ziricote set for the back and sides. This lovely Bruce Haines classical guitar is built in the traditional Spanish style.  The sides and neck integrated via the ‘slipper heel’.  With this method, the sides slot into the the heel for unified construction and greater transmission of vibration. The top is AAA grade Engelmann Spruce. The neck and solid, non-kerfed linings are Honduran Mahogany.  The body bindings are Ebony with Alaskan Cedar purflings.  

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Price: $3,250.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 HH Bass Burgundy, 2011

‼️Reduced‼️ Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 HH Bass Burgundy, 2011

Introduced in 2003 and still in production, the Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 HH Bass features active electronics for its pair of humbucking pickups. At its core, the Bongo bass draws from the classic, proven bolt-on designs developed during the early 1950s. However, it is considerably more advanced and available in 4, 5 and 6 string versions, all with 24 frets. These are very versatile, reliable basses with a huge range.

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Price: $1,999.99 CAD
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Michael Messer Blues Resophonic Guitars

Michael Messer Blues Resophonic Guitars

We carry the the Michael Messer Blues Resophonic Guitar in both 14-fret and 12-fret neck versions, the Blues 28 (a wood bodied 12-fret) and the Lightning (a metal bodied, nickel plated 12-fret with lightning frosting). With over thirty years experience of playing, collecting & reviewing resonator guitars, Michael Messer created the most authentic and playable 1930s style resonator guitars at an affordable and realistic price.

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Price: $1,089.00 CAD
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Larrivee OM-40 Legacy

Larrivee OM-40 Legacy

The Larrivee OM-40 Legacy model is a tonally well balanced orchestra size flat top with classic appointments. It features a mahogany back and a sitka spruce top. This tone wood combination provides rich midrange warmth and smooth articulation.

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Price: $1,800.00 CAD
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Schecter C-1 Apocalypse

Schecter C-1 Apocalypse

The Schecter C-1 Apocalypse model is a fast playing workhorse of a guitar. It features a double cutaway super strat style body with an arched top and a super comfortable set neck with ultra access to the upper frets. The combination of the slim c neck profile, the compound radius of 12” to 16” and stainless steel x- jumbo frets makes big string bends and wide vibrato a breeze. The swamp ash body is light and balances well and looks great with the rust grey finish.

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Price: $1,499.99 CAD
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Ramirez 1a Long Scale Classical Guitar Cedar Top Brazilian, 1967

Ramirez 1a Long Scale Classical Guitar Cedar Top Brazilian, 1967

Here we have a Ramirez 1a Long Scale classical guitar built during 1967, during the ‘golden era’ of Jose Ramirez III’s leadership of the Ramirez workshop at Concepcion Jeronima No. 2 in Madrid, Spain. This well-used instrument features a long scale of 664mm or 26.14 inches, intended to provide increased volume and projection for the professional concert performer.  With Jose Ramirez III leading the workshop, this Ramirez 1a Long Scale has the initials CLL on the slipper foot. Its construction defines the tradition that countless other builders follow, with the slipper foot join integrating the sides and neck for maximum resonance and response.

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Price: $4,850.00 CAD
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William Laskin Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1987

William Laskin Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1987

The Laskin Flamenco is built using a Sitka Spruce top paired with a Cypress back and side set, and Cedro or Spanish Cedar for the neck, linings, and back bracing. Construction is the traditional Spanish ‘slipper foot’ style – the neck, heel and neck block are one unit, with the sides slotting into the heel. This is in distinct contrast to other methods where the neck and body are built separately, often using a dovetail or mortise and tenon joint. The head plate and binding are Ebony, and the fingerboard is Ebony with Ebony binding. The bridge is Indian Rosewood.

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Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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DK Cleopatra Acoustic Steel String, 2017

DK Cleopatra Acoustic Steel String, 2017

Dmitry Kulakov has brought us one of his newer creations, the DK Cleopatra model featuring his Fibonacci body shape, Sitka Spruce top and Amazon Rosewood for the sides and back. New guitar designs are relatively easy to come up with, but what’s much more difficult is having that design work as a functional and good sounding instrument. The DK Cleopatra succeeds in these regards, resulting in an attractive and visually striking and rather good sounding instrument.

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Price: $4,250.00 CAD
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Harrison GB Spruce Top Thinline Archtop Amber Tint, 2007

Harrison GB Spruce Top Thinline Archtop Amber Tint, 2007

This Harrison GB Spruce top thinline archtop electric in a lovely Amber tint, built during 2008 at Harrison’s shop in Toronto, Canada. The Douglas Harrison GB  thinline archtop guitar has proven very popular with jazz guitarists. Designed with – and originally for – the late Gary Benson and built in Toronto, Ontario, the Harrison GB uses a carved solid spruce top on a chambered back. The neck has a compound radius, from 12 to 16 inches.

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Price: $4,299.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Alastair Miller Barncaster, Rosewood on Barnboard 2018

‼️Reduced‼️ Alastair Miller Barncaster, Rosewood on Barnboard 2018

The Miller Barncaster is a take on the classic Tele design appearing in a number of variations. This Alastair Miller Barncaster, Rosewood on Barn board model was created in Alastair Miller’s shop using a barnboard core capped with Indian Rosewood and a Cocobolo neck, and custom wound Miller Pig Farmer pickups. The bridge pickup measures 7.4K ohms, the bridge 8.5K ohms. The other components are also top quality CTS pots with vintage era cap, and Switchcraft jack and switch.   The pickguard is lacquered Bakelite.  

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Price: $3,299.00 CAD
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Matthew Woodall Archtop Guitar, 1999

Matthew Woodall Archtop Guitar, 1999

This Matthew Woodall Archtop uses a fairly traditional cutaway design, with a 17 inch wide body. The top is solid carved Spruce with bound F-holes, and the back is carved, bookmatched Spalted Maple. The sides and neck are also Maple and the body is bound with a faux-tortoise layer. The fingerboard, bridge and tailpiece are Ebony.

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Price: $2,275.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ C. F. Martin D28 Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnought, 1969

‼️Reduced‼️  C. F. Martin D28 Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnought, 1969

This C.F. Martin D28 built during 1969 at the Martin facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. In keeping with the time it was built, the Rosewood used for the sides, back and head plate was sourced in Brazil. The top is Sitka Spruce, the neck and body blocks Mahogany, and the fingerboard and bridge are Ebony. Grover Roto-Matic tuners are installed and a new bone saddle and bridge pins have been added. The headstock is the late 1960’s rounded shape, with a relatively slim profile neck. It’s very comfortable to play.

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Price: $6,700.00 CAD
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Larrivee LV19 Special Vine Edition, 2002

Larrivee LV19 Special Vine Edition, 2002

The Larrivee LV19 Special Vine Edition was built only during 2002, in a run of fifty instruments featuring a spectacular engraved ‘tree of life’ vine inlay. Here we’re looking at a Larrivee LV19 Special Vine Edition, dating to September 10, 2002 and built at the then-new Larrivee shop in Oxnard, California. The LV-19 is now a discontinued model, but the “LV” indicated the classically-derived Larrivee body while the “19” denotes a step up from the “09” trim, adding Rosewood binding.

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Price: $3,999.99 CAD
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Backline Ronan Solidbody Electric Brown, 2019

Backline Ronan Solidbody Electric Brown, 2019

An entirely new model in a unique yet functional shape, the Backline Ronan is a straight ahead rock guitar with just what’s needed. Tim Ronan builds guitars a bit north west of Toronto, and has been developing unique models that put function and durability first. The eponymous Backline Ronan is the result of a number of experiments with angular bodies, looking for a mixture of appearance, comfort, balance and light weight.

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Price: $2,200.00 CAD
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Michael Messer Blues 14 Fret Resophonic Guitar, 2019

Michael Messer Blues 14 Fret Resophonic Guitar, 2019

Here we have a used Michael Messer Blues 14 in near new condition,  at a significant discount from the new price.  A rare find as few people trade them back! The original Michael Messer Pod case – soft sided with dense foam – is included.  Michael Messer is a well known English guitarist, who has over the years focused on steel and slide guitars.  His line of resophonic guitars draws from his decades of experience playing these instruments, and aims towards an affordable but high quality guitar. 

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Price: $759.00 CAD
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Thomas Malapanis Classical Guitar, 2004

Thomas Malapanis Classical Guitar, 2004

Here we are looking at the Thomas Malapanis Classical numbered 26, and dated to 2004.  The top is Red Cedar,  while the sides, back, headplate and bridge are Cocobolo.  The sides are lined with a Cypress or Sycamore facing, not the same as ‘laminate’ woods,  a technique pioneered by Jose Ramirez III to help increase clarity, and still used on some higher end Ramirez models. 

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Price: $5,700.00 CAD
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Scheerhorn L-Body Flame Maple Squareneck Resophonic Guitar

Scheerhorn L-Body Flame Maple Squareneck Resophonic Guitar

Here is something new, rare and wonderful – a brand-new Scheerhorn L-Body Flame Maple Squareneck Resophonic Guitar, built under license by National Resophonic Guitars in San Luis Obispo, California. In 1989, Tim Scheerhorn showed Mike Aldridge his first experimental squareneck and by the end of 1990 Scheerhorn guitars were in the hands of many top pro players and Tim already had a long waiting list. The Dobro guitar construction style had stayed static since the 1930s with virtually no design changes.

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Price: $4,249.00 CAD
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Bert Kwakkel Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 2007

Bert Kwakkel Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 2007

Here is something unusual – an excellent Bert Kwakkel Flamenco Blanca guitar, built during 2007 at the Kwakkel shop in Gaanderen, the Netherlands. Bert Kwakkel built his first guitar in 1971 and has been building full time since 1979. His instruments are oriented towards the professional Classical or Flamenco guitarist, designed to produce and project enough sound for larger venues.

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Price: $4,000.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ F Bass Fretless Bass, Maple and Poplar, 1982

‼️Reduced‼️ F Bass Fretless Bass, Maple and Poplar, 1982

This F Bass Fretless bass uses three woods – Flamed Maple for the neck, Poplar for the wings, and African Blackwood for the fingerboard. It uses a neck-through construction. For hardware, Schaller tuners are at the head, and a Leo Quan Badass bridge with a riser. Electronics are passive and consist of a Aguilar AG4J-HC pickup in the bridge position, paired with a Hi-A (High-Asymmetry) pickup in the neck position. This bass originally shipped with a Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup in the bridge position.

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Price: $1,895.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson J160E Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1956

‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson J160E Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1956

Introduced in 1954 and intended as a companion to the then-new Les Paul solidbody, the Gibson J160E was one of the first mass production electrified steel string guitars. This model was discontinued in 1979, and is occasionally re-issued. One of the greatest contributors to the success of this model was a 1962 model’s appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, in the hands of one John Lennon. That was The Beatles first US performance, and made all their gear quite popular.

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Price: $4,750.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Zemaitis Heart 12 String Superior Plus Acoustic Guitar Mahogany, 1986

‼️Reduced‼️ Zemaitis Heart 12 String Superior Plus Acoustic Guitar Mahogany, 1986

This rare Zemaitis Heart 12 String Superior Plus steel string acoustic guitar is built of Mahogany, with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge and Rosewood for the headplate. It was built during 1986 at the Zemaitis shop in Chatham, Kent, England. During the 1970s, Tony Zemaitis became one of the most sought after luthiers as English musical royalty discovered his new metal-topped electric guitars. Ron Wood, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, and George Harrison all played Zemaitis models at various times.

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Price: $19,999.99 CAD
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Godin Montreal Premiere Supreme Thinline Flame Top Sunburst, 2013

Godin Montreal Premiere Supreme Thinline Flame Top Sunburst, 2013

Here’s a beauty – a Godin Montreal Premiere Supreme thinline archtop electric, with Flame Maple top and back and Trestle-style Spruce bracing. The Godin Montreal Premiere Supreme is a compact, thin body single cutaway archtop guitar.

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Price: $1,850.00 CAD
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C F Martin Custom Shop 1947 D-28 Guatemalan Rosewood

C F Martin Custom Shop 1947 D-28 Guatemalan Rosewood

This is a wonderful new guitar from the C F Martin Custom Shop – a 1947 D-28 built with Guatemalan rosewood and Sitka spruce top. This guitar was built during 2017 to specifications provided by The Twelfth Fret’s Grant MacNeill during his visit to the Martin facility.

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Price: $6,799.00 CAD
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Roosebeck 5 Course Baroque Guitar, Lacewood

Roosebeck 5 Course Baroque Guitar, Lacewood

The Roosebeck 5-course Baroque guitar is based on historic instruments, and is built using materials not covered by CITES export restrictions. The top is Spruce, the body and neck are a combination of light-coloured Lacewood and darker Sheesham. Lacewood is a term used for a variety of woods but often Roupala Brasiliensis, while Sheesham is Dalbergia Sissoo, also known as North Indian Rosewood.  On some versions of this instrument, Mid-East has used Walnut in place of Sheesham. 

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Price: $1,289.00 CAD
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Roosebeck Renaissance Lute Six Course

Roosebeck Renaissance Lute Six Course

This Roosebeck Renaissance lute is a 6 course model, featuring a bowl constructed of 25 fluted Sheesham staves, and with a 600mm scale length. The top is Spruce, while the neck, bowl, nut, bridge, and end pin are built of Sheesham, The peg box is Sheesham and Lacewood. The frets are formed in the traditional manner – tied on – but are nylon line (guitar string) rather than gut. 

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Price: $1,089.00 CAD
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Gibson ES Les Paul Pelham Blue, 2016

Gibson ES Les Paul Pelham Blue, 2016

Coming from the now shuttered Memphis plant in 2015, the Gibson ES Les Paul combined classic Les Paul aesthetics with the immensely successful thinline ES concept. Along with the plant, this model has, as such, been discontinued by Gibson’s new management. The new ES-235 is perhaps its replacement in this class.

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Price: $2,600.00 CAD
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Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry, 1962

Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry, 1962

Gibson first introduced the Les Paul Junior with their 1954 model lineup as their lowest price student model, with one pickup and no frills. It kept that position until 1959, when it was bumped by the Melody Maker. From 1954, the Les Paul Junior had a profile very much like the Les Paul itself – it looked like the Les Paul’s Mahogany back, just without the carved Maple cap. For 1958, Gibson was shifting to double cutaway bodies, reflected in the brand new ES-335, and the Junior also got a double cutaway treatment.

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Price: $5,400.00 CAD
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Eastman AR810 CE Archtop Electric Classic Finish, 2005

Eastman AR810 CE Archtop Electric Classic Finish, 2005

The Eastman AR810 CE , for Cutaway Electric, is one of the best deals for a traditional arched top guitar with solid carved Spruce top and Maple back, and Venetian cutaway.  If you are looking for a decent jazz box, your search may be over.  Here we’re looking at an Eastman AR810 CE, built during 2005 at the Eastman plant outside Beijing. These are great instruments, and this one is no exception.

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Price: $2,100.00 CAD
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Huss and Dalton CM Rosewood, 2019

Huss and Dalton CM Rosewood, 2019

Here we’re looking at a brand new, just introduced Huss and Dalton CM model. It features an Engelmann Spruce top, Indian Rosewood for the sides and back, with Mahogany for the body blocks and neck. The head plate, bridge, and Maple-bound fingerboard are Ebony. Body binding is also Maple. Abalone is used for the rosette and 12th Fret Scroll inlay, and the Huss and Dalton log is Mother of Pearl.

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EBMM Classic Stingray 4 Bass Black, 2010

EBMM Classic Stingray 4 Bass Black, 2010

Here we’re looking at an EBMM Classic Stingray 4 bass in very nice condition. Its serial number dates it to March 23rd, 2010, and it was built at the Ernie Ball Music Man plant in San Luis Obispo, California. The body is Ash, and the neck is Maple; the two are connected with a long six-bolt neck joint for rock-solid stability. Controls are simple yet versatile, with an active two band EQ powered by a single standard 9-volt battery.

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Price: $2,450.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Ramirez Elite 650a Tradicional Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood, 1995

‼️Reduced‼️ Ramirez Elite 650a Tradicional Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood, 1995

The Ramirez Elite is a rare piece, hand built at the Ramirez shop in Madrid in very limited quantities with the finest materials and top quality craftsmanship. Based on the Centenario model that commemorated the hundredth anniversary of Ramirez family guitar building, the Elite uses the same quality of materials and ornamentation. As with many other models, the Ramirez Elite is offered with either a German Spruce (A) or Red Cedar top paired with Madagascar Rosewood for the sides, back, head plate and bridge.

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Price: $10,999.99 CAD
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Larrivee OM-03 Recording Series Mahogany

Larrivee OM-03 Recording Series Mahogany

The Larrivee OM-03 is an acoustic guitar from Larrivee’s Recording Series. This model has a solid Sitka Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides. This OM model has a medium body with full scale length, fitting itself to many styles, particularly fingerpicking.

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Price: $1,790.00 CAD
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Gibson L5 Archtop ES5 Conversion Sunburst, 1948

Gibson L5 Archtop ES5 Conversion Sunburst, 1948

The Gibson L5 was the premiere cutaway archtop for jazz guitarists – in fact it was originally named the Premiere – from its 1939 introduction. Close on its heels, though, the 1949 ES-5 offered three P-90 pickups but was built with laminates instead of solid woods for the body, all to reduce feedback. Here we’re looking at a Gibson L5 built during 1948, and some time later converted to an ES-5 configuration, with three P-90 pickups, but wired as other Gibson models – four controls and a switch – and not the six controls of the ES-5.

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Price: $7,500.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson L5 S Custom Natural Maple, 1979

‼️Reduced‼️  Gibson L5 S Custom Natural Maple, 1979

The Gibson L5 S is loosely based on the classic, top of the line Gibson L-5 CES arched top, Cutaway Electric Spanish with a full size acoustic body. That model was played by many serious players, who often are basically forgotten as part of a big band, but have included Wes Montgomery, Scotty Moore, Tuck Andress, Pat Martino, Lee Ritenour, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Keith Richards, and Ron Wood.

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Price: $7,550.00 CAD
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Furch Rainbow Grand Concert Rosewood, 2018

Furch Rainbow Grand Concert Rosewood, 2018

Here we have a nearly new Furch Rainbow Grand Concert with Alpine Spruce top and Indian Rosewood for the back and sides, built during 2018 in Velké Němčice, south of Brno in the Czech Republic. The Furch Rainbow Grand Concert is a product of the Rainbow series, which allows customers to specify many elements of a guitar by stepping through a ‘guitar configurator’ applet.

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Price: $3,999.99 CAD
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G W Barry Mod C CW Malaysian Blackwood with Arm Rest, 2019 (Pre-Sold)

G W Barry Mod C CW Malaysian Blackwood with Arm Rest, 2019 (Pre-Sold)

The G W Barry Mod C CW is a variation on G.W. Barry’s Concert Model. It has the same body depth and outline but with a quarter inch removed from the entire perimeter — effectively making it a guitar with a 15 1/2 inch wide lower bout. This creates a very comfortable body size, closer to a traditional OM, with a well balanced tone that retains strong bottom end fundamentals.

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Dobro Model 66S Squareneck OMI Sandblast Sunburst, 1975

Dobro Model 66S Squareneck OMI Sandblast Sunburst, 1975

Here we’re looking at an unusual guitar, the Dobro Model 66s, a wood bodied, single cone resophonic guitar with round sound holes and square neck. Its unique feature is the finish. The guitar was first given a standard Sunburst, then many extra coats of a tinted lacquer, and then that was sandblasted into a ‘French Scroll’ design. This Dobro Model 66s example dates to 1975 and was built at Huntington Beach, California.

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Price: $1,850.00 CAD
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Gibson ES330 Thinline Archtop Cherry 1969

Gibson ES330 Thinline Archtop Cherry 1969

Built from 1959 to 1972, the Gibson ES330 is essentially the same as the 1961 ES-230 Epiphone Casino, a double cutaway, fully hollow model with a pair of P-90 pickups. From a short distance, the Gibson ES330 looks very much like the ES-335 models, but there is a key construction difference in the lack of the center block. The body is otherwise similar, with Laminate Maple for the top, back and sides, with Mahogany for the neck and a bound Indian Rosewood fingerboard.

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Price: $4,650.00 CAD
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Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass Rosewood Fingerboard Aged Natural

Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass Rosewood Fingerboard Aged Natural

The new Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass in seen here in the new Aged Natural finish, with new body contours, stock noiseless pickups, new electronics,  biflex truss rod, and a compound radius fingerboard!

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Fender American Ultra Jazzmaster Plasma Red Burst, 2019

Fender American Ultra Jazzmaster Plasma Red Burst, 2019

New Fender American Ultra Jazzmaster Maple Neck in seen here in the new Plasma Red Burst finish, with new body contours, stock noiseless pickups, new electronics, biflex truss rod, and a compound radius fingerboard! This versatile, state-of-the-art instrument will inspire you to push your playing to new heights.

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Fender American Ultra Telecaster Rosewood Texas Tea, 2019

Fender American Ultra Telecaster Rosewood Texas Tea, 2019

Presenting the seventh of eleven new models we have received from Fender, here is the new Fender American Ultra Telecaster Rosewood Board in seen here in the new Texas Tea finish, with new body contours, stock noiseless pickups, new electronics,  biflex truss rod, and a compound radius fingerboard!

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Fender American Ultra Telecaster Maple Neck Ultraburst, 2019

Fender American Ultra Telecaster Maple Neck Ultraburst, 2019

Here we have the Fender American Ultra Telecaster Maple Neck in seen here in Ultra Burst finish, with new body contours, stock noiseless pickups, new electronics,  bi-flex truss rod, and a compound radius fingerboard!

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Fender American Ultra Stratocaster Aged Natural, 2019

Fender American Ultra Stratocaster Aged Natural, 2019

This is exciting – the third of eleven new models we have from Fender, which we can now show you – the new Fender American Ultra Stratocaster Maple Neck dressed in the new Aged Natural finish, with new body contours, stock noiseless pickups, biflex truss rod and a compound radius fingerboard! The American Ultra Stratocaster features a new unique “Modern D” neck profile with Ultra rolled fingerboard edges for hours of playing comfort.

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Fender American Ultra Stratocaster Maple Neck Cobra Blue, 2019

Fender American Ultra Stratocaster Maple Neck Cobra Blue, 2019

Here is the new Fender American Ultra Stratocaster Maple Neck dressed in the stunning new Cobra Blue finish, with new body contours, stock noiseless pickups, biflex truss rod and a compound radius fingerboard!

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Fender American Ultra Stratocaster HSS Rosewood Ultraburst, 2019

Fender American Ultra Stratocaster HSS Rosewood Ultraburst, 2019

This is exciting – the second of eleven new models we have from Fender, the new Fender American Ultra Stratocaster HSS Rosewood –  dressed in the new UltraBurst finish. This instrument features new body contours, stock noiseless pickups, biflex truss rod and a compound radius fingerboard!

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Fender American Ultra Stratocaster HSS Maple Neck Plasma Red Burst

Fender American Ultra Stratocaster HSS Maple Neck Plasma Red Burst

This is exciting – the first of eleven new models we have from Fender – the new Fender American Ultra Stratocaster HSS in a blazing Plasma Red Burst. Featuring new body contours, stock noiseless pickups, biflex truss rod and a compound radius fingerboard!

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‼️Reduced‼️ C F Martin D-76 Bicentennial Limited Edition #0940, 1976

‼️Reduced‼️ C F Martin D-76 Bicentennial Limited Edition #0940, 1976

The C F Martin D 76 Bicentennial Limited Edition guitar was built during 1975 and 1976 to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of the founding of the United States of America. The first 200 D 76 Bicentennial models appeared during 1975, with another 1,976 completing the run during 1976. This model is based on the classic D body design, with an Adirondack Spruce top and sides, head plate and three-piece back of Indian Rosewood; the back sections have Herringbone separators. The neck is Mahogany, with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge.

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Price: $3,999.00 CAD
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Ibanez AZ2402 Prestige Ice Blue Metallic, 2019

Ibanez AZ2402 Prestige Ice Blue Metallic, 2019

Here we have a new Ibanez AZ2402 Prestige in Ice Blue Metallic – also available in White and Red! This top quality, straightforward guitar uses the best of the best on a proven design. The IBanez AZ2402 is based on a well proven design concept. An Alder body is attached to a Maple neck – in this case, Roasted Maple – and a non-locking trem bridge is installed. At the head, locking tuners with height adjustable posts – the Goto H A P model – help keep things in tune, aided by an oil-impregnated bone nut.

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Price: $2,849.99 CAD
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Eastman 405E Archtop Electric

Eastman 405E Archtop Electric

This cool Eastman 405E is similar in construction to the Eastman 403CE, the 405 is a non-cutaway archtop with a 16 inch body and a P-90 pickup. Eastman Strings is one of the largest producers of archtop instruments in the world, including violins, cellos and other related instruments. Archtop guitars are a natural fit for them.

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Price: $1,170.00 CAD
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Presold! Gibson Clapton Firebird I 1964 Model Sunburst, 2019

Presold! Gibson Clapton Firebird I 1964 Model Sunburst, 2019

This fantastic instrument is pre-sold, but we wanted to share it. It’s a brand new Gibson Clapton Firebird, number 100 of just 100 built to re-create Clapton’s 1964 Firebird I as used in Cream. Gibson introduced the Firebird in 1963, initially using neck-through construction – while the neck section is built of several sections of Mahogany separated by Walnut for stability, it extends the full length of the guitar.

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Taylor 510E Dreadnought Steel String, 2016

Taylor 510E Dreadnought Steel String, 2016

The Taylor 510E is now discontinued, so this is one of the last ‘as new’ examples you’re likely to find. It is built on the classic Spruce top, Mahogany back and side formula that works so well for fingerstyle and flatpicking. Here, it’s paired with a slotted headstock, which increases downbearing at the nut, and hence open string sustain and separation, without increasing head pitch.

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Price: $2,699.00 CAD
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Backline 734 Birch Solidbody Electric, 2019

Backline 734 Birch Solidbody Electric, 2019

The Backline 734 line and in this post, the Backline 734 Birch pairs a hand-carved Birch Maple body with Roasted Maple for the neck and fingerboard, which is fitted with Stainless Steel fretwire. For hardware, Grover Roto-Matic tuners are at the head, with a Tone Pros tune-o-matic style bridge and stop tailpiece set at the body. For electronics, a pair of Seymour Duncan Phat Cat P90 style pickups feed through a 3-way toggle switch and master volume and tone.

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Price: $1,895.00 CAD
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Backline 734 Mahogany Solidbody Electric, 2019

Backline 734 Mahogany Solidbody Electric, 2019

The Backline 734 line and in this post, the Backline 734 Mahogany pairs a hand-carved Mahogany body with a Roasted Maple neck and Indian Rosewood fingerboard fitted with Stainless Steel fretwire. For hardware, Grover Roto-Matic tuners are at the head, with a Tone Pros tune-o-matic style bridge and stop tailpiece set at the body.

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Price: $1,949.00 CAD
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Backline 734 Maple Solidbody Electric, 2019

Backline 734 Maple Solidbody Electric, 2019

This Backline 734 line and in this post, the Backline 734 Maple pairs a hand-carved Big Leaf Maple body with Roasted Maple for the neck and fingerboard, which is fitted with Stainless Steel fretwire. For hardware, Grover Roto-Matic tuners are at the head, with a Tone Pros tune-o-matic style bridge and stop tailpiece set at the body. For electronics, a pair of Seymour Duncan Phat Cat P90 style pickups feed through a 3-way toggle switch and master volume and tone. The output jack is on the side, mounted on an oval plate.

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Price: $1,995.00 CAD
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Levin 335 M2 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1962

Levin 335 M2 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1962

The Levin 335 M2 was a very popular guitar in Europe, featuring a carved Spruce top, arched Maple back and a pair of deArmond DynaSonic Pickups – just one on the M1 model. Levin also offered the 335 as a fully acoustic model. Levin Instruments was founded in 1900 by Herman Carlson Levin. Levin was born in Sweden, apprenticed with a furniture maker and moved to the United States in 1887. After some carpentry work, he found a position in a guitar factory in 1888 but after three years started an independent company in New York City.

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Price: $1,450.00 CAD
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Kammerer Scorpius Thinline Electric Guitar, Cherry

Kammerer Scorpius Thinline Electric Guitar, Cherry

The Kammerer Scorpius was Jon Kammerer’s original guitar design. Here built with a carved Cherry body and Maple neck with Ebony fingerboard, these are well made instruments.
Jon Kammerer has been building for over twenty years although he is not a household name. Aside from his innovative custom guitar work, his shop is also built to manufacture components, such as necks, for other builders.

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Price: $1,350.00 CAD
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Fender Squier JV 1957 Stratocaster Black, 1982

Fender Squier JV 1957 Stratocaster Black, 1982

Here we haVe a Fender Squier JV 1957 Stratocaster reissue, built during 1982 for Fender Japan by Fuji-Gen Gakki. By the end of the 1970’s Fender, under CBS management, was struggling. Import copies were getting better all the time, which was made very clear to Fender executives touring Japanese factories with a view to doing some production there. At this time, Fender also hired three executives from Yamaha.

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Price: $950.00 CAD
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Hofner Gold Label Violin Bass Berlin Purple, 2015

Hofner Gold Label Violin Bass Berlin Purple, 2015

Here we are looking at a Hofner Gold Label Violin Bass in the 500/1 style during 2015 at the Hofner plant in Hagenau, about 35 km north of Nuremberg, Germany. The iconic violin body is Maple Laminate for feedback rejection, with a zero-fret equipped Maple neck bearing an Indian Rosewood fingerboard.  The bridge is Ebony.  This is a ‘1962’ style design but with ‘Rugby’ tuners.  For electronics,  twin “Staple” 511B pickups are installed and spaced normally, at the bridge and neck positions.  Controls are classic Hofner, with teacup knobs. 

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Price: $3,950.00 CAD
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Martin 000 15M Mahogany Steel String Guitar

Martin 000 15M Mahogany Steel String Guitar

Built with a body and neck of Mahogany paired with Indian Rosewood for the fingerboard, bridge and head plate, the Martin 000 15M is a punchy, responsive guitar.  The Martin ’15’ series indicates that the trim level is fairly low, in particular there is no body or fingerboard binding, and the finish is satin.  Mahogany has long been used as an alternative wood for guitar and ukulele tops, and Martin has used it for nearly a century.

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Gibson Les Paul Jr Solidbody Cherry, 1959

Gibson Les Paul Jr Solidbody Cherry, 1959

The Gibson Les Paul Junior, introduced in 1954 as a single cutaway, single pickup slab body model was Gibson’s lowest price solidbody until the 1959 Melody Maker. This Gibson Les Paul Junior dates to 1959 at the Gibson plant on Parsons Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is in good playing condition, with no breaks or cracks. The 7th fret dot position marker is missing, but can easily be replaced. The original stop-bridge is in the case, and on the guitar a compensated aftermarket bridge is in place.

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Price: $6,999.00 CAD
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Gibson U2 ‘SuperStrat’ Metallic Green, 1989

Gibson U2 'SuperStrat' Metallic Green, 1989

During the 1980s popular music made new demands on guitarists, and the ‘SuperStrat’, including the Gibson U2 model, became the go-to design for countless musicians. As the name suggests, the ‘SuperStrat’ concept improves on many aspects of the Stratocaster design – particularly in the range of available vibrato systems and pickup options. Many guitars in this genre use locking vibratos, a mix of high-output single coil and humbucking pickups, and wiring that ranges from very simple to rather complex.

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Price: $1,200.00 CAD
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Gibson Firebird Cherry, 2019

Gibson Firebird Cherry, 2019

Built at the Gibson Nashville plant, the new Gibson Firebird closely – but not entirely – follows the original construction concepts of the first Firebirds. Most importantly, this is a neck-through design, with the neck and the body built up of a total of five pieces of Mahogany over their length, and four Walnut strips bracketing the center sections. This multi-piece construction is used to provide extra stability over the long section.

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Price: $2,649.00 CAD
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Harmony Meteor H70 Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1958

Harmony Meteor H70 Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1958

Built from 1958 to 1966, the Harmony Meteor H70 thinline archtop electric was mass produced in Chicago, and popular with many amateur and rising musicians – even appearing on Rolling Stones stages in the hands of Keith Richards. The Meteor H70 was also available as the Meteor H71 – the same guitar, but with a Natural finish instead of sunburst. The largest difference between the Meteor H70 and models like the Rocket H54 is the use of Spruce laminate for the top instead of Maple. This choice gives the guitar a more complex, warmer tone than the Maple top models.

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Price: $1,399.99 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Ted Megas Athena Left Handed 7 String Archtop Guitar, 2001

‼️Reduced‼️ Ted Megas Athena Left Handed 7 String Archtop Guitar, 2001

The Ted Megas Athena is one of a line of custom archtop guitars built by Ted Megas in Portland, Oregon. Like many other custom builders, Megas was long interested in guitar music, playing in various bands around the United States and working other woodworking jobs as necessary.

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Price: $6,500.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Sergei De Jonge 7 String Classical Guitar Left Handed, 2013

‼️Reduced‼️ Sergei De Jonge 7 String Classical Guitar Left Handed, 2013

Built at the De Jonge shop in Chelsea, Quebec during 2013, this Sergei De Jonge 7-string cutaway fine instrument is in exceptional condition with very little wear. It features a cutaway body with spruce top and Indian Rosewood for the back, sides, bridge and headplate, and an ebony fingerboard on a mahogany neck. The original TKL tweed case is included, and a Small Dog insulated case cover is available for $189. CITIES documentation is included in the case.

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Price: $7,800.00 CAD
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Huss and Dalton DS-12 Crossroads Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought

Huss and Dalton DS-12 Crossroads Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought

This new Huss and Dalton DS-12 Crossroads Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought, and it’s an outstanding guitar, showing all the power and richness of the dreadnought design. The slope shoulder dreadnought design first appeared around 1916, built by C. F. Martin with a Ditson brand name, but effectively disappeared in the late 1920’s. Martin started producing square-shouldered dreadnoughts – the classic D series – and the slope shoulder re-appeared as a Gibson design, on models like the J-45.

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Price: $5,100.00 CAD
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Scheerhorn L Body Squareneck Resophonic Guitar Koa, 2008

Scheerhorn L Body Squareneck Resophonic Guitar Koa, 2008

Here we’re looking at a Tim Scheerhorn L Body Koa square neck resophonic guitar, signed and dated – in two places! – by Tim Scheerhorn himself. The label, visible through the bass sound hole, lists a build date of 11/22/08, or November 22 2008, and bears Tim Scheerhorn’s signature. Those same pieces of information – the date and the signature – are also hand written on the inside of the back. 

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PRS Swamp Ash Special Translucent Forest Green, 2003

PRS Swamp Ash Special Translucent Forest Green, 2003

Based on a built up, carved top block of Swamp Ash paired with a bolt on Maple neck, the PRS Swamp Ash Special is a straightforward model. A pair of humbuckers bracket a Seymour Duncan Vintage Rail single coil format pickup, with a pickup selector, master volume and push/pull master tone control providing coil tap options. The PRS vintage trem is installed, and at the head there is a set of PRS locking tuners.

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Price: $1,999.00 CAD
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Richard Model N55 Dreadnought Guitar Natural, 2008

Richard Model N55 Dreadnought Guitar Natural, 2008

Here we have a Richard Model N55, built during 2008 in eastern Quebec, Canada. Richard is Richard Boucher, a cousin of Robin Boucher of Boucher Guitars, and related to Norman Boucher, who built Norman Guitars. This family has a serious interest in guitar building! The Richard Model N55 is based on the classic Dreadnought design, with an Adirondack Spruce top (native to this area of Quebec) and Mahogany for the back, sides, neck, and body blocks.

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Price: $1,500.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ William Laskin 7 String Acoustic Guitar, 1992

‼️Reduced‼️ William Laskin 7 String Acoustic Guitar, 1992

William Laskin is very well known for the creativity and quality of his inlay work. Here, a stag or buck – a male deer with antlers is depicted between frets 11 and 18, in a mixture of engraved woods and, it appears, ivory for the antlers. This guitar is old enough that small amounts of ivory were still used, and here appears in the nut, saddle, sliding nut components, and the inlaid antlers.

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Price: $9,500.00 CAD
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Fender Meteora HH Alternate Reality Series Candy Apple Red, 2019

Fender Meteora HH Alternate Reality Series Candy Apple Red, 2019

The Fender Meteora HH is a new, very cool design from the Fender ‘Alternate Reality’ series, a “limited-edition run of models where multiple Fender design clues are mixed and matched within a single instrument”. This line follows the 2018 ‘Parallel Universe’ series. It can be hard to find a new design that not only works in terms of usability and playability, but also looks good. Fender is definitely delivering on all those fronts with the Fender Meteora HH.

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Gibson J50 Slope Shoulder Jumbo Guitar Natural, 1953

Gibson J50 Slope Shoulder Jumbo Guitar Natural, 1953

The Gibson J50 Slope Shouldered jumbo model was introduced in 1947 as an ‘upgrade’ to the successful J-45, with a natural finish showing off the higher quality Spruce top. The J-50 was built until 1982, shifting to a square shoulder body design for 1969, and has been reissued from time to time. This is a relatively early Gibson J50, built during 1953 at the Gibson Parsons Street plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Built almost exactly like the iconic J45, this J50 uses Adirondack Spruce for the top and top bracing, with Mahogany for the back, sides, neck, body blocks, linings and back bracing.

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Price: $5,999.99 CAD
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Gibson ES235 Gloss Cherry Thinline Electric Guitar, 2019

Gibson ES235 Gloss Cherry Thinline Electric Guitar, 2019

Here’s a brand new model, the Gibson ES235 Gloss thinline arch top, flat back, solid center block electric in translucent Cherry! This is new for 2019 model from Gibson, and it has plenty going for it. Designed and originally built at the now-closed Gibson Memphis plant, this single cutaway, smaller body guitar is built in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s available in Ebony black, Cherry and Sunburst versions.

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Price: $2,199.00 CAD
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Eduardo Ferrer Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1970

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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Price: $1,999.00 CAD
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Eastman SB59V Single Cutaway Solidbody Electric, Amber

Eastman SB59V Single Cutaway Solidbody Electric, Amber

Though unequivocally drawn from the classic Les Paul design and in particular the most desirable 1959 models, the Eastman SB59V is not a slavish copy. Many visual differences are clear, including the shapes of the headstock and cutaway. The body is constructed of a carved, Flame maple top laminated to a one-piece Mahogany slab body. A Mahogany neck with a bound Ebony fingerboard is attached via a longish tenon joint. The neck has a vintage style ‘V’ profile.

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Price: $2,539.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Fretless Bass, 2000

‼️Reduced‼️ Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Fretless Bass, 2000

The Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Standard is one of three trim levels for three RB versions – with 4, 5 or 6 strings, and fretted or unfretted. These are a chambered design, the Standard with Cedar top, and Walnut for the sides and back. The bridge is Rosewood with Bone saddle. The neck is Maple with Indian Rosewood fingerboard and a faux-tortoise head plate and ‘R’ logo. This example dates to approximately 2000.

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Price: $1,600.00 CAD
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Gibson Flying V2 Walnut, 1979

Gibson Flying V2 Walnut, 1979

Here is a rarity – a Gibson Flying V2, one of 157 shipped during 1979, its first and close to last year of production – it was discontinued in 1982!

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Price: $3,999.99 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Standel DB Original Dobro Squareneck Resophonic Guitar, 1963

‼️Reduced‼️ Standel DB Original Dobro Squareneck Resophonic Guitar, 1963

This Standel DB Original square neck dates to perhaps 1963. As discussed below, production of the DB Original guitars began in 1959, but the Standel company didn’t get involved till 1962. The Standel decal could not have gone on this guitar before 1962, and this arrangement lasted for at most three years. While it’s possible that this guitar was built before the Standel deal took effect, we’re placing it around 1963. Construction is typical Dopyera – the bodies are laminate, because the resonator cone is the sound source.

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Price: $1,250.00 CAD
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Gibson SJN Country Western Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1964

Gibson SJN Country Western Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1964

The Gibson SJN appeared in 1956 as a natural top version of the successful Southern Jumbo, and had the model name ‘Country Western’. In 1962, square shoulders arrived, and the name was lengthened to ‘SJN Country Western’. The model was discontinued in 1978. This example dates to 1964, with the square shoulders and three-point pickguard. The top is Spruce, with mahogany for the back, sides and fingerboard, with Rosewood for the fingerboard and adjustable bridge.

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Price: $3,850.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Douglas Harrison GB Custom Thinline Archtop Sunburst, 2019

❌SOLD❌ Douglas Harrison GB Custom Thinline Archtop Sunburst, 2019

Here is a brand new Douglas Harrison GB Custom with bookmatched, flame Maple top and sunburst finish! Douglas Harrison builds the GB Custom, named after the initial model built for the late Gary Benson, at his shop in Toronto. The GB Custom is a very popular model and shows off Harrison’s skill.

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Price: $6,999.99 CAD
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Epiphone Zephyr Regent Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1953

Epiphone Zephyr Regent Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1953

The Epiphone Zephyr Regent is a full body, 17.375 inches wide, built using Maple laminates for the top, back and sides for feedback resistance. The neck is Mahogany with Rosewood for the wooden bridge and bound fingerboard.  The position markers are slotted Mother of Pearl blocks,  perhaps looking forward to the markers found on the later Epiphone Howard Roberts model. 

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Price: $2,499.99 CAD
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Alhambra Classical Guitar Model Z-Nature

Alhambra Classical Guitar Model Z-Nature

The Twelfth Fret is very pleased to carry a wide range of quality instruments from Alhambra in Spain, ranging from beginner to professional concert grade. At the beginner level is the Z-Nature. The Alhambra Z-Nature guitar is an instrument for beginners, very good quality and very affordable. In this model, the steps of the manufacturing process have been reduced, as well as its overall cost of production while keeping the recognized quality of Alhambra guitars. In addition, it is important to note that the Alhambra Z-Nature, like the rest of the range of Alhambra instruments, is completely made in Spain.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Harmony H54 Guitar and H305A Amp Set, 1960

‼️Reduced‼️  Harmony H54 Guitar and H305A Amp Set, 1960

Here we’re looking at something relatively rare – a Harmony guitar and amp set purchased together around 1960, and from their condition, it looks like they were quickly put away. These two pieces, especially the Harmony H54 guitar, are among the cleanest we’ve seen from that period. The nitrocellulose lacquer finish on Harmony guitars from the 1950s and 1960s was thin, and easily damaged with normal use.

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Price: $1,750.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Scott Milligan L-00 Spruce and Rosewood Guitar, 2018

‼️Reduced‼️  Scott Milligan L-00 Spruce and Rosewood Guitar, 2018

From Toronto Luthier Scott Milligan, is a lovely L-00 steel string built with Engelmann spruce and Indian Rosewood, with a very light satin finish. Scott has been studying under various luthiers in Ontario, including sessions at the Canadian School of Lutherie under Jeremy Nicks, and with Josh House near Goderich. This Scott Milligan L-00 was built recently at the Milligan Guitars shop in Toronto. It features an Engelmann spruce top, Indian Rosewood back, sides and rosette, with Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard, headplate, and bridge.

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Price: $2,499.00 CAD
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Jon Perry CS Series Semihollow Electric Guitar Sunburst, 2014

Jon Perry CS Series Semihollow Electric Guitar Sunburst, 2014

The Jon Perry CS is a single cutaway, thinline guitar built in Toronto using a Maple top and back set on a Mahogany core. Jon Perry builds in the south western part of downtown Toronto, and builds three basic styles – the CS series, a chambered solidbody creating the impression of a traditional thinline; the AT series, a small bodied archtop guitar; and the S Series of solidbody guitars, often in a ‘T style’ design. He has run his shop since 2014.

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Price: $1,800.00 CAD
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Gibson Les Paul Standard Left Handed Black, 1986

Gibson Les Paul Standard Left Handed Black, 1986

Here we have a Gibson Les Paul Standard Left Handed model, in gloss black! Dating to 1986, this example is in overall good condition with a few bumps. Production of left handed Gibson Les Paul models has never been extensive, but does date back to the late 1950’s. There are at least three known, surviving left handed Les Paul Standards built between 1958 and 1960, which indicates how few were really made.

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Price: $2,250.00 CAD
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Taylor 812ce 12 Fret Cutaway Steel String

Taylor 812ce 12 Fret Cutaway Steel String

The Taylor 812ce 12 Fret Cutaway Steel String is a very good sounding guitar and demonstrates the added projection and sustain from the new V-Class bracing pattern.  Starting from the Grand Concert design, a soft Venetian cutaway is added, and the body is built using a Sitka Spruce top paired with traditional Indian Rosewood for the back and sides.  The 12-fret neck is Mahogany, with Ebony used for the headplate, bridge,  and bound fingerboard. 

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Price: $5,199.00 CAD
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C F Martin D-28 Modern Deluxe Guitar

C F Martin D-28 Modern Deluxe Guitar

The C F Martin D-28 has for many decades been one of the benchmarks for acoustic guitars, and the brand-new Martin D-28 Modern Deluxe brings new features to this venerable design. Originally introduced around 1911 as a large model for the Ditson company, the D-28 reappeared in the 1930s and has been in production ever since. There have been a number of changes over the years – notably, Brazilian Rosewood has not been used since the early 1970’s – but the core design is unchanged.

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Price: $5,399.00 CAD
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C. F. Martin 000-18 Steel String Guitar, 1948

C. F. Martin 000-18 Steel String Guitar, 1948

The very first C. F. Martin 000-18 steel string guitar appeared in 1904 with a Maple body, and was built using Mahogany for the body in small numbers until 1926, when 224 were sold. Annual production stayed in the mid-hundreds until 1972, when 650 were built.The C. F. Martin 000-18 string guitar is closely related to the OM or Orchestra Model. They key difference is scale length; the 000 has a 24.9 inch scale length, and the OM a 25.4 inch scale.

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Price: $7,999.99 CAD
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Ramirez 1a Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1969

Ramirez 1a Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1969

Ramirez 1a flamenco guitars are built in the traditional Spanish style at the ‘home’ workshop. The guitar centers on a ‘slipper foot’ neck to body joint, with the sides fitting into slots cut into the heel block. The body pairs a Spruce top with Cypress back and sides – a very light wood in terms of weight and colouring, also providing a lot of brightness to the tone.

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Price: $5,450.00 CAD
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National T14 N Tricone Cutaway 14 Fret Bright Nickel

National T14 N Tricone Cutaway 14 Fret Bright Nickel

Here’s something new from National Resophonic – the T14 N, 14 fret cutaway Tricone with Bright Nickel Finish has arrived!

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Price: $5,189.00 CAD
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National Triolian 12 Fret Neck Walnut Burst

National Triolian 12 Fret Neck Walnut Burst

The National Triolian 12 features a steel body with walnut burst finish and a single cone. Also available with a 14 fret neck, these guitars produce a full, rich and lush vintage tone.The National String Instrument Corporation patented and produced the first resonator instruments in 1927, responding to the constant need for more volume. The first instruments used three small cones – the classic Tricone design.

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Kolya Panhuyzen Professional Classical Guitar, 1980

Kolya Panhuyzen Professional Classical Guitar, 1980

This Kolya Panhuyzen Professional Classical Guitar built during 1980 at the Panhuyzen shop in Toronto, Canada. Constructed in the traditional Spanish manner with a true ‘slipper’ heel tying the sides into the block, this guitar features a Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany for the neck, Ebony for the fingerboard, and Indian Rosewood for the sides, back, headplate and bridge. The nut and saddle are bone, and the nickel-plated tuning machines are by Reischel, made in Munich, Germany.

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Price: $7,500.00 CAD
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National Resolectric Solidbody Resophonic Guitar Sunburst

National Resolectric Solidbody Resophonic Guitar Sunburst

Built in San Luis Obispo California, the National ResoLectric blends the resophonic and solidbody electric guitar concepts,to great success.Very similar in design to the ResoLectric Revolver, the National Resolectric uses the familiar pairing of a flame Maple top on a Mahogany body that’s routed for the resonator and electric pickups, and a bolt-on flame Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard. The headplate is a faux pearl covering.   

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Price: $3,889.00 CAD
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Journey Overhead Collapsible Steel String Acoustic Travel Guitar

Journey Overhead Collapsible Steel String Acoustic Travel Guitar

For as long as musicians have been travelling, portability has been an issue. Journey Overhead travel guitars combine a number of unique features, some patented, to deliver a professional quality guitar in an easily transported package. It comes with its own carry-on luggage! At The Twelfth Fret we’ve carried Journey Overhead guitars for several years and they have consistently impressed us. Built using carbon fiber, the guitar is delivered with an airline carry-on size bag, is ready to play in under a minute, and can be packed away again in seconds. Most importantly, tone and playability are not sacrificed to gain this capability.

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Price: $1,739.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ American Archtop Unger American Dream Archtop Guitar Natural, 2002

‼️Reduced‼️ American Archtop Unger American Dream Archtop Guitar Natural, 2002

This Unger archtop – an American Dream model, was built with solid hand-carved German Spruce top, hand carved European Flame Maple back, and Flame Maple for the sides and neck. The body is unbound. The neck carries an unbound Ebony fingerboard, and Ebony is also used for the bridge, tailpiece, and pickguard. Schaller tuners are mounted on the head and a Kent Armstrong pickup is mounted to the top in the neck position, and volume and tone controls are mounted beside the lower part of the the treble F-hole.

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Price: $3,750.00 CAD
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National Reso-Phonic M-1 Cutaway Tricone

National Reso-Phonic M-1 Cutaway Tricone

The wood body National Reso-Phonic M-1 Cutaway Tricone blends the sound of a tricone with the warmth of wood, and has a lighter weight as a bonus.Outfitted with National’s new-alloy cones and aluminum T-bridge, the National M-1 Cutaway uses a mahogany laminate for the body, with solid mahogany for the neck and ebony for the bound fingerboard. The cover-plate is steel, and is hand-painted to match the colour tone of the top woods.

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Price: $4,359.00 CAD
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National Reso-Phonic Reso Rocket Steel Guitar

National Reso-Phonic Reso Rocket Steel Guitar

The National Reso Rocket Steel is one of National’s newly designed single cone guitars, incorporating a redesigned cover plate pattern to complement the distinctive Tricone-style grille work. The Bendaway body has the upper bout cut away for easier access to the higher frets.The Reso Rocket Steel is built with a thin, rubbed steel Bendaway body, paired with a neck made of either Maple or Mahogany and a bound Ebony fingerboard, with Mother of Pearl position markers.

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Price: $4,289.00 CAD
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Martin 000-28 Steel String Guitar

Martin 000-28  Steel String Guitar

Featuring classic styling with a tight-waisted Auditorium body shape, the Martin 000-28 has solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, a Sitka spruce top, polished gloss finish and a hand-fit dovetail neck joint. This model produces a rich and full-bodied tone, making it the ideal guitar for the intermediate and advanced player.

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National Reso-Phonic M-1 Tricone Wood Body

National Reso-Phonic M-1 Tricone Wood Body

The wood body National M-1 Tricone, like its close relative the M-1 Cutaway, blends the unmistakable sound of a tricone with the warmth of wood, and has a lighter weight as a bonus.Outfitted with National’s new-alloy cones and aluminum T-bridge, the National M-1 uses a mahogany laminate for the body, with solid mahogany for the neck and ebony for the bound fingerboard. The cover-plate is steel, and is hand-painted to match the colour tone of the top woods.

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Price: $4,159.00 CAD
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National Reso-Phonic Reso Rocket Wood Body Single Cone Guitar

National Reso-Phonic Reso Rocket Wood Body Single Cone Guitar

The National Reso-Phonic Reso Rocket Wood Body is a newly designed single resonator cutaway guitar incorporating a redesigned coverplate pattern to complement the distinctive Tricone-style grille work. The upper bout of the wood body has been modified with a deep cutaway for easier access to the higher frets.The very first versions of this innovative guitar were named the ‘Wocket’ and ultimately became the Reso Rocket WB.

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Price: $4,049.00 CAD
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National NRP B Series Resophonic Guitars

National NRP B Series Resophonic Guitars

National NRP B Series guitars replicate the classic 1930’s single cone, metal bodied resophonic models, especially the Duolian, and often carry painted finishes on the steel bodies.Steel body National Guitars are the loudest of the National Resophonic family of guitars. Brash, bright and clanky they are the epitome of the classic Delta Blues guitar.

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Price: $3,489.00 CAD
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Alhambra 10 Premier Red Cedar Top Classical Guitar

Alhambra 10 Premier Red Cedar Top Classical Guitar

The Alhambra 10 Premier classical has a bracing design that maximizes its volume and projection.Balanced bass, medium and treble sounds and an incredible sound projection, in modern guitar.   A sound with a perfect string height, high enough to contribute to the sound, but at the same time with just the right height to be extremely comfortable, which describes a guitar with incredible sound projection and well-balanced bass, medium and treble.  

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Alhambra Carlos Piñana 5FP and 10FP Flamenco Guitars

Alhambra Carlos Piñana 5FP and 10FP Flamenco Guitars

Alhambra Guitars, in a collaboration with Carlos Piñana, a fabulous young player from Murcia, Spain, have focused on making dramatic improvements to the Flamenco Negra Guitar. The Alhambra 5FP Carlos Piñana Flamenco Guitar and the Alhambra 10FP Carlos Piñana flamenco guitar offers players a fuller, rounder bass response.

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Ramirez Estudio 3 / Studio 3 Classical Guitar

Ramirez Estudio 3 / Studio 3 Classical Guitar

The Ramirez Estudio 3 / Studio 3 guitar is the third model and top of the line in the Studio Line from Jose Ramirez guitars. Built with a solid cedar top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides and ebony fretboard. The Estudio 3 / Studio 3 products great volume, body, interplay of tones, balance, roundness and warmth.

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Price: $3,650.00 CAD
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Alhambra Crossover Classical CS-LR

Alhambra Crossover Classical CS-LR

The Alhambra Crossover classical CS-LR CW with laminated Rosewood back and sides and a Fishman Prefix pickup option is a lower cost option than the CS-3 CW for the steel string player needing the responsiveness of nylon, with the practicalities of amplification.  The Alhambra Crossover CS-LR is an excellent solution to those who are willing to express modern music with a classy touch.  With a neck of 48 mm and its fine quality of Cedar top, this instrument has the versatility of giving you a beautiful sound plugged or unplugged.

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Alhambra Z-Nature CW EZ Student Cutaway Classical Guitar

Alhambra Z-Nature CW EZ Student Cutaway Classical Guitar

The Alhambra Z-Nature CW EZ is part of Alhambra’s Student Cutaway line, intended for advancing students who need a cutaway model for modern repertoire, or for players who want the responsiveness of a nylon string guitar with the versatility of a cutaway. The Alhambra 5P is built with quality solid and laminate woods, and here we’re seeing it with a solid Red Cedar top and laminated Mahogany for the sides, back, and solid Rosewood for the headplate and bridge.

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Eastman E10SS Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Guitar Sunburst

Eastman E10SS Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Guitar Sunburst

The Eastman E10SS evokes the spirit of the classic spruce and mahogany slope shouldered dreadnought guitars popular with countless artists since the late 1930s. This combination of materials and body design delivers a warm, rich tone with plenty of presence and volume. It works very well as an accompaniment to a voice. Starting with the slope-shouldered dreadnought body, the Eastman E10SS pairs an solid Adirondack Spruce top on a solid Mahogany back and side set.

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Price: $1,500.00 CAD
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Alhambra Crossover CS-3 CW E2

Alhambra Crossover CS-3 CW E2

This Alhambra Crossover CS-3 CW E2 is an excellent solution to those who are willing to express modern music with a classy touch.  With a neck of 48 mm and its flexibility of fine quality of Cedar top, this instrument has the versatility of giving you a beautiful sound plugged or unplugged. The elegant design of its headstock will allow musicians to display style and project a sound that matches the look of this amazing instrument.

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Ramirez Cut 2 Classical Guitar – Cutaway

Ramirez Cut 2 Classical Guitar - Cutaway

The Ramirez Cut 2 Cut awayguitar 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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Price: $3,789.00 CAD
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Alhambra Professional Model – The Linea Profesional

Alhambra Professional Model - The Linea Profesional

The new Alhambra Professional Model is easily one of the most well built, beautiful sounding, and affordable hand made classical guitars on the market. Crafted by the same master builders responsible for Alhambra’s “Luthier” models, the Professional is available with a solid Spruce or Cedar top, solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, Ebony fingerboard, and a High C 20th fret.

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Alhambra Professional Guitar Review featuring Gordon O’Brien

Alhambra Professional Guitar Review featuring Gordon O'Brien

Gordon O’Brien and Grant MacNeill look at the Alhambra Linea Profesional concert grade classical guitar.

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Ramirez Cut 1 Classical Guitar – Cutaway

Ramirez Cut 1 Classical Guitar - Cutaway

The Ramírez Cut 1 Classical Guitar – cutaway (formerly Ramirez 2N CWE) ,  is intended for the working guitarist, requiring portability, flexibility and reinforced volume. It is a well balanced guitar, comfortable and with a bright sound, it has quite varied and defined voices. Rich in overtones. It has trebles with a high sustain ideal to create melodies.

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Price: $2,889.00 CAD
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Beard R Model Custom Maple Squareneck Amber Sunburst, 2018

Beard R Model Custom Maple Squareneck Amber Sunburst, 2018

This is a new Beard R Model squareneck resophonic custom built for us, an Export model in flame maple and with the Jerry Douglas pickup factory installed. The Beard R Model custom is based on the classic resophonic guitars of the 1930’s. It uses an open soundwell design on a tighter-waisted body (compared to the dreadnought-based Beard E model) and the flame maple version features outstanding wood sets. The R Models feature Paul Beard’s triple spun Legend cone and an Original #14 spider.

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Price: $4,589.00 CAD
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Dean Hardtail Limited Edition Purple 30/100, 2001

Dean Hardtail Limited Edition Purple 30/100, 2001

Introduced in 2001, the Dean HardTail is one of the less common Dean models. Not as wild as some of Dean Zelinsky’s designs, the HardTail is a straight ahead but classy guitar. Dean Zelinsky founded his company in 1976 in Chicago, Illinois and began producing guitars using inventive and radical shapes. THese often drew on designs such as the Explorer and Flying V, but only as a starting point; they were much more visually arresting in terms of shapes and finishes. Dean guitars quickly became popular with major acts on the world’s largest stages.

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Price: $2,500.00 CAD
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Ramirez Estudio 1 / Studio 1 Classical Guitar

Ramirez Estudio 1 / Studio 1 Classical Guitar

The Ramirez Estudio 1 / 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.

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Price: $1,889.00 CAD
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Fender Player Jaguar Bass Tidepool Blue 2018

Fender Player Jaguar Bass Tidepool Blue 2018

Here’s a cool new bass from Fender’s Player Series – the Fender Player Jaguar Bass. It’s built in Corona, Mexico and is affordably priced new take on a P-J bass with an offset body!
This new design starts with proven principles that deliver reliability and tonal versatility. A one-piece Maple neck is paired with an offset Alder body, and a P-J pickup set – that’s a Precision Bass style pickup, with a Jazz Bass bridge pickup with individual volume and master tone controls- handles the electronics. A fully adjustable Fender bridge and open-gear tuners complete the hardware.

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Price: $849.00 CAD
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Alhambra 10fp Flamenco Negra Guitar

Alhambra 10fp Flamenco Negra Guitar

The Alhambra 10fp Flamenco guitar is our top level Alhambra Flamenco Negra instrument. Built with superior grade solid German Spruce top and solid Palisandro or Indian Rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard and bridge, the Alhambra 10fp has a somewhat warmer tone with the low action characteristic of flamenco guitars.

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Taylor 314ce V-Class Grand Auditorium Steel String, 2018

Taylor 314ce V-Class Grand Auditorium Steel String, 2018

This new bracing style increases dynamic response, sustain and volume and improving harmonic agreement. What ‘Harmonic Agreement’ means is that this bracing helps bring the harmonic overtones produced by various notes into line, causing chords to sound more in tune. Overall the revised Taylor 314ce V-class Grand Auditorium uses the same proven design formula – a solid Sitka Spruce top paired with solid Sapele back and sides, Mahogany for the neck and body blocks, and Ebony for the bridge, headplate, and bound fingerboard.

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Price: $2,599.00 CAD
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Epiphone Granada E444T Thinline Archtop Sunburst, 1965

Epiphone Granada E444T Thinline Archtop Sunburst, 1965

The Epiphone Granada E444T is much like the Gibson ES-125T, and was built in the Gibson Kalamazoo plant from 1962 to 1970. A non-cutaway thinline archtop, the Granada E444T has a large plastic plate that mounts the controls and a Melody Maker style single coil pickup. The sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish has faded nicely, and there is natural checking around the instrument. There are a few small dings and scratches on the back, but otherwise it is in good condition.

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Price: $1,550.00 CAD
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