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Lakewood M53 Custom Shop Grand Concert Guitar, 2017

Lakewood M53 Custom Shop Grand Concert Guitar, 2017

Here we’re looking at a Lakewood M53, with a Grand Concert body built using a AAAA grade German Spruce top and Cocobolo for the back, sides, rosette and head plate. The body blocks and slotted-peghead, 13-fret joint neck are Mahogany, with Ebony for the bridge and bound fingerboard; the binding is Maple and on this guitar, there are a pair of Mother of Peal Maple Leaf inlays at the twelfth fret.

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Price: $2999 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: $3999.99 CAD
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Collings D2H GVN Dreadnought Natural 2016

Collings D2H GVN Dreadnought Natural 2016

Based on the classic square shoulder dreadnoughts that have been dominant since their introduction in the 1930’s, the Collings D2H GVN starts with the standard D2H. This example adds a German spruce top, a “Vintage Now” neck profile and “No Tongue Brace”. The sides, back and headplate are Indian Rosewood, with Mahogany for the body blocks and neck and Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge. Because it’s an D2H, it has Herringbone top purfling and a ‘zipper’ back strip. Tuners are Waverly open-gear models.

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Price: $4800 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: $1850 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson Super 400 Archtop Guitar Natural, 1948

‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson Super 400 Archtop Guitar Natural, 1948

The Gibson Super 400 features a large body – 18 inches wide – with a solid, carved Spruce top, Figured Maple sides, solid, carved Figured Maple back and a Maple neck with, at this point, an multi-bound Ebony fingerboard. In 1949, Rosewood was used for Super 400 fingerboards. The bridge is also Ebony.   Here, the top is braced with parallel tone bars, but some years had an X brace system.  

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Price: $6750 CAD
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Gibson J160E Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1956

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: $5750.00 CAD
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Greenfield GF Model Cutaway Steel String Acoustic, 2015

Greenfield GF Model Cutaway Steel String Acoustic, 2015

Here is a fantastic Greenfield GF cutaway steel string guitar, built during May 2015 and signed inside the top by Michael Greenfield at his shop in Montreal, Quebec. The Greenfield GF uses the Florentine cutaway Grand Concert body design of the Greenfield G1, with an X-braced Sitka Spruce top, Indian Rosewood for the back and sides, Mahogany for the body blocks and neck, and Ebony for the headplate, asymmetrical bridge and bound fingerboard.

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Price: $9999.99 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ C F Martin 00-18 Steel String Guitar, 1962

‼️Reduced‼️  C F Martin 00-18 Steel String Guitar, 1962

The C F Martin 00-18 steel string guitar has its origins in 1898, and was originally built with Rosewood back and sides until 1917, and braced for gut strings until 1923. It stayed in production until 1995, and was brought back online in 2016 with the occasional custom shop or signature model made available in the in-between time.In the form we’re most familiar with, the Martin 00-18 steel string guitar uses Martin’s smaller ’00’ sized body, using Sitka Spruce top and braces paired with Mahogany for the sides, back, 14-fret neck, and body blocks.

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Price: $4049 CAD
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Stefan Sobell Parlour Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 2005

Stefan Sobell Parlour Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 2005

Here’s an unusual piece to see available – a Stefan Sobell Parlour Brazilian Rosewood guitar, built at Sobell’s Old School shop in Northumberland, UK during January of 2005. Stefan Sobell has built instruments since 1973, his interest sparked by his wife’s Appalachian Dulcimer; he built an instrument to replace his own Portuguese Guitarra, though when completed it was actually a Cittern. That instrument was used in many folk clubs and resulted in orders for more, and turned into a full time occupation. Sobell now builds to order, about ten instruments per year.

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Price: $6999 CAD
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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: $3999.00 CAD
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Avalon Ard Ri A3 330 Walnut Jumbo Guitar, 2016

Avalon Ard Ri A3 330 Walnut Jumbo Guitar, 2016

Built in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, the Avalon Ard Ri A3 330 shows the influence of the company’s history with George Lowden, but also new in-house designs. Lowden Guitars is still operating and producing high quality instruments under the leadership of George Lowden. The original Lowden company was on the verge of folding in 1988 due to weak demand for acoustic guitars, a situation pressuring many builders at the time.

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Price: $4899 CAD
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Avalon Ard Ri L2-310C Jumbo Cutaway Amazaque, 2016

Avalon Ard Ri L2-310C Jumbo Cutaway Amazaque, 2016

Built in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, the Avalon Ard Ri L2-310C shows the influence of the company’s history with George Lowden, but also new in-house designs. Lowden Guitars is still operating and producing high quality instruments under the leadership of George Lowden. The original Lowden company was on the verge of folding in 1988 due to weak demand for acoustic guitars, a situation pressuring many builders at the time.

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Price: $4899 CAD
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Waterloo Jumbo King Indian Rosewood Sunburst, 2017

Waterloo Jumbo King Indian Rosewood Sunburst, 2017

The Waterloo Jumbo King looks back to the larger guitars of the American 1940’s, delivering more volume and power for larger audiences and radio broadcasts. Using an X-braced Sitka Spruce top paired with Indian Rosewood for the sides, back and fingerboard, the Waterloo Jumbo King WL-JK IR has a 15.75 inch body width and 5 inch depth. The neck is Mahogany, the Rosewood fingerboard unbound, and the bridge is Ebony with a drop-in bone saddle.

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Price: $2400 CAD
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Waterloo WL14 LTR Ladder Braced Guitar Boot Burst, 2018

Waterloo WL14 LTR Ladder Braced Guitar Boot Burst, 2018

Harkening back to the 1920s and 1930s, the Waterloo WL14 LTR leads the Waterloo line, available with ladder or X bracing and a very thin nitrocellulose lacquer Boot Burst finish.
Waterloo guitars aim to reproduce the sound of depression-era instruments, but are built to the highest standards by people who really know and care about their craft. The outcome is probably as good as these designs can be, which is saying something.

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Price: $2499 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: $3150 CAD
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Gibson Hummingbird Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1967

Gibson Hummingbird Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1967

Immediately popular particularly with singer-songwriters and carrying a distinctive hand-painted pickguard, the Hummingbird was used on many popular recordings, sometimes to surprising results. For example, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Street Fighting Man’ features a Hummingbird recorded on an overdriven Philips cassette recorder, with Charlie Watts using a portable practice kit. Other recordings, like ‘Angie’,  record the Hummingbird more conventionally. 

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Price: $4375 CAD
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Lowden F25 Steel String Guitar Natural, 2000

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.

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Price: $4000 CAD
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Gibson Hummingbird Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1975

Gibson Hummingbird Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1975

Appearing in 1960 next to the top of the line J-200, the Gibson Hummingbird was Gibson’s first square-shoulder – Martin style – dreadnought guitar.

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Price: $3300 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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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: $3390 CAD
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Larrivee OO Body Steel String Guitar Rosewood, 1976

Larrivee OO Body Steel String Guitar Rosewood, 1976

Here is a lovely item from the past – a Larrivee OO body steel string guitar from 1976 in Toronto, just as The Twelfth Fret opened, with signatures from both Jean Larrivee (on the label) and Tony Duggan-Smith (discreetly engraved in the headstock inlay). At the time this guitar was built, I was just moving to The Twelfth Fret from the late Darryl Williams’ shop in Schomberg, Ontario, as the first Twelfth Fret employee.

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Price: $4000 CAD
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Taylor T5Z Custom Koa First Edition, 2013

Taylor T5Z Custom Koa First Edition, 2013

The Taylor T5Z Custom Koa is a slightly smaller version of the very successful Taylor T5. Featuring a figured Koa top, the T5Z Custom aims to cover both acoustic and electric guitar spaces. From its serial number, this Taylor T5z Custom Koa dates to October 5, 2013 and so is one of the earliest T5Z Custom models. This guitar was originally sold by The Twelfth Fret after receiving it as one of the first of the first edition.

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Price: $2750 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: $3150 CAD
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C F Martin D28 Dreadnought Acoustic Brazilian Rosewood, 1969

C F Martin D28 Dreadnought Acoustic Brazilian Rosewood, 1969

ere we have a C F Martin D28, built in Nazareth, Pennsylvania in 1969. 1969 was officially the last year that Martin used Brazilian Rosewood for their Rosewood models, and in 1970 Indian Rosewood was in use. A few guitars were built with the dwindling stocks of Brazilian, eventually coming down to Brazilian being used for the center panel on the three-piece D-35 back. Brazilian Rosewood is used for the sides, back, and head plate.

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Price: $5500 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: $1400 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️Takamine 45th Anniversary Sapphire Steel String Guitar, 2007

‼️Reduced‼️Takamine 45th Anniversary Sapphire Steel String Guitar, 2007

The Takamine 45th Anniversary model steel string guitar was built in limited quantities during 2007 celebrating Takamine’s sapphire anniversary. Based on the traditional and most popular Dreadnought body shape, the 45th Anniversary pairs a Bearclaw Spruce top with African Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate. The neck is Mahogany, with an Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Inlays are Mother of Pearl, Abalone, and Pāua shell.  Gold coloured Gotoh open back, vintage style tuners provide smooth and accurate tuning.  

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Price: $2000 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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Price: $9750 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: $1500 CAD
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Gaetano Vinaccia Guitar, Naples 1829

Gaetano Vinaccia Guitar, Naples 1829

Here we’ re treated to a Gaetano Vinaccia guitar, dated to 1829 and listed as number 40, built in the Vinaccia shop in Naples. At the time, Italy was not a unified nation, with various states being under control of other neighboring empires. It was not until 1861 that Italy became a unified state under King Victor Emmanuel II. Vinaccia instruments are rare outside of museums. The 190 year old example here was restored in Holland some time ago, with a number of changes to help modernize the guitar and make it playable.

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Price: $2999.99 CAD
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National Style 1 Tricone, 1929

National Style 1 Tricone, 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: $8500 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: $9500 CAD
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Gibson Kel Kroydon KK1 Steel String Guitar Natural, 1931

Gibson Kel Kroydon KK1 Steel String Guitar Natural, 1931

The Gibson Kel Kroydon line appeared in late 1929 as Gibson sought to make inroads into lower price brackets, but without reducing the value of the Gibson name. The line was discontinued in late 1932 or early 1933. The initial Gibson Kel Kroydon line consisted of two guitar models, two banjos, and two mandolins – plus a set of wooden toys, such as sailboats. The Kel Kroydon guitars are very similar to the Gibson L-2 models, but with reduced decoration, no truss rod, and lighter builds.

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Price: $6999.99 CAD
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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: $5999.99 CAD
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Gibson ES125 D Sunburst, 1957

Gibson ES125 D Sunburst, 1957

Here is a rarity, built only during 1957 and in a quantity of less than 30. While the base model is common, the two pickup Gibson ES125 D is not. Introduced in 1946 as the effects of WW2 wound down, demand rose and materials became available again, the Gibson ES-125 was intended as a student model but has been used by many professionals over the decades. The ES-125 line was discontinued in 1970, though after 1960 or so most of the related models had the ‘T’ or Thinline body that was introduced in 1956.

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Price: $3750 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: $4999.99 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Collings SJ Maple, 2012

‼️Reduced‼️ Collings SJ Maple, 2012

Here’s a fantastic deal on a Collings SJ Maple in new, old stock, shop worn condition – steeply reduced from its original price and advertised here with permission from Collings! The Collings SJ is built with a Sitka Spruce top paired with Maple for the sides, back, and neck. The bridge, head plate and bound fingerboard are Ebony, with Mother of Pearl used for the position markers, headstock decoration and Collings logo. The top bracing is Sitka Spruce and the body blocks, linings and back bracing are Mahogany. The nut and saddle are bone.

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Price: $4899 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Larson Brothers Maurer 551 Steel String Guitar, late 1920s

‼️Reduced‼️  Larson Brothers Maurer 551 Steel String Guitar, late 1920s

This Larson Brothers Maurer 551 dates to the late 1920s and uses an Auditorium sized body, 15 inches wide. As was often the case in the period, there is no serial number and records are scarce, so it is difficult to date exactly. The top is Spruce, the back and sides are Brazilian Rosewood, with a number of old repairs to both. The neck is mahogany, with Ebony used for the fingerboard and bridge. The scale length is a modern 25.6 inches, and the nut width a fairly wide 1.9 inches. The finish base is original but there are a number of touchups and some overspray.

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Price: $6500.00 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: $3000 CAD
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Guild D40SB Steel String Dreadnought Guitar Sunburst, 1975

Guild D40SB Steel String Dreadnought Guitar Sunburst, 1975

This Guild D40SB was built during 1975 while the company was in Westerly, Rhode Island. It has definitely been used as its maker intended, and has the wear and repairs to show for it! The Guild D40SB is a dreadnought guitar (hence the D) with 40 level materials and appointments and a Sunburst finish top (the SB in the model number). Similar in concept to the Martin D-18, the Guild D40 pairs a Sitka Spruce top with tropical Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks, back bracing and neck, with Rosewood for the bridge and un-bound fingerboard.

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Price: $1650 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: $30000.00 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: $2499.99 CAD
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Bourgeois Vintage D Adirondack Top, 2015

Bourgeois Vintage D Adirondack Top, 2015

Here we’re treated to a Bourgeois Vintage D, dating to May 19 2015 and featuring an Adirondack Spruce top paired with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back. The neck is Mahogany, with a Ziricote head plate, and Ebony is used for the bridge and bound fingerboard. Mother of Pearl is used for the Bourgeois headstock inlay and the snowflake position marker sets. The top is enclosed in an old-style Herringbone inlay, and the back has a ‘Zipper’ center strip.  Open gear,  nickel plated Waverly tuners – made in Bozeman, Montana, not far from the Gibson Acoustic shop – are at the head. 

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Price: $3800 CAD
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Martin D18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1956

Martin D18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1956

The Martin D18 Dreadnought appeared in 1931 as banjo players increasingly converted to guitar, and required ever increasing volume levels. For the first three years, the D-18 was built with a 12-fret neck, but the banjo influence quickly added two more frets clear of the body. As a 14-fret dreadnought, the D18 and its sibling the D-28 rapidly became the guitar of choice for country, bluegrass and folk players.

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Price: $6999 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: $2499 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: $5199 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: $5399 CAD
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C F Martin Custom Shop 000 Guitar, Guatemalan Rosewood, 2015

C F Martin Custom Shop 000 Guitar, Guatemalan Rosewood, 2015

Here’s something special – a C F Martin Custom Shop 000 body guitar, custom built with an Adirondack Spruce top and a spectacular set of Guatemalan Rosewood for the back and sides.

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Price: $5500 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: $7999.99 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: $5189 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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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: $1625 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: $3750 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: $4359 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: $4289 CAD
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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: $4159 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: $4049 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: $3489 CAD
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C. F. Martin D28 Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnought, 1969

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: $7000 CAD
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Rickenbacker Ken Roberts Electro Spanish Guitar, 1935

Rickenbacker Ken Roberts Electro Spanish Guitar, 1935

The Ken Roberts model not only has a pickup, the neck is also ‘extended’ to meet the body at the 17th fret, and it has a vibrato tailpiece designed by Doc Kaufman. This exceptionally rare example is in good playing condition. Most people associate the first electric guitars with Leo Fender or the Gibson Les Paul, but the Rickenbacker ‘Frying Pan’ lap steel guitar predated those by almost two decades, appearing in 1931.

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Price: $4500 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: $4039 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: $4479 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: $4399 CAD
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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: $1500 CAD
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Gibson Style U Harp Guitar, 1914

Gibson Style U Harp Guitar, 1914

This Gibson Style U Harp Guitar, dating to 1914 and built at the Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan is not entirely original. The bridge and tailpiece have been replaced though with original style parts. The binding on the fingerboard has been replaced. This fine instrument is fully playable and in overall good condition, with an small amount of finish scuffing considering that it is over a century old. A gig bag is included.

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Price: $6250 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: $3599 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: $4119 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: $4279 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: $4589 CAD
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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: $2599 CAD
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SS Stewart Flat Top Acoustic Guitar Sunburst, 1932

SS Stewart Flat Top Acoustic Guitar Sunburst, 1932

Built around 1932, this SS Stewart flat top acoustic guitar was one of thousands made in Chicago as players moved away from banjos and towards guitars. The venerable SS Stewart brand started before the turn of the century as a premiere banjo maker. Following Stewart’s death, the brand changed hands and by the 1930s was built by Chicago Musical Instruments, who also made Harmony and Kay guitars.

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Price: $1150 CAD
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Gibson L-50 Archtop Guitar Sunburst, 1950

Gibson L-50 Archtop Guitar Sunburst, 1950

Built from 1932 to 1971, the Gibson L-50 was a straightforward, non-cutaway archtop guitar with few frills, and until 1935 was most often a round-hole archtop. It is built using a 16 inch wide arched Maple laminate back and arched solid Spruce top, braced with parallel tone bars and bound top and back. The neck is Mahogany with a bound Rosewood fingerboard. The headstock bears a Gibson decal and Kluson Deluxe strip tuners.

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Price: $1999.99 CAD
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C. F. Martin D-18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1965

C. F. Martin D-18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1965

This Martin D-18 dates to 1965, and based on the serial number ranking, possibly in late May or June. Martin built 7,404 guitars that year, and this was the 3,069th. It is in overall good condition, and has had a number of necessary repairs over the years. It has had its neck reset, as almost any guitar of this age would require, the pickguard has been reglued, and the top has a cleated crack from the bridge to the tailpiece.

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Price: $4395 CAD
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Taylor 914ce V-Class Grand Auditorium Steel String Guitar

Taylor 914ce V-Class Grand Auditorium Steel String Guitar

The Taylor 914ce V-Class is a spectacular guitar, delivering top shelf performance in a beautifully crafted package. Pairing Sitka Spruce with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back, and Mahogany with Ebony for the bound fingerboard, headplate and body binding, the Taylor 914ce V-Class also sports the new Ascension inlay pattern, plus soundhole and body outlines, in a Paua and Mother of Pearl.   For added comfort, the lower bass bout features a Laskin-style armrest, using Ebony.  

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Price: $6499 CAD
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Gibson L-48 Archtop Acoustic Guitar, 1952

Gibson L-48 Archtop Acoustic Guitar, 1952

Here we have a Gibson L-48 Archtop built during 1952 at the historic Parsons Street plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Its tuners and tailpiece have been replaced, and it has a newer hard shell case, but otherwise it is in original condition with no sign of repairs. The top is solid Spruce, possibly Adirondack, with Mahogany sides and an arched laminate Maple back

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Price: $1999.00 CAD
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Collings OM1A Julian Lage Signature Guitar, 2018

Collings OM1A Julian Lage Signature Guitar, 2018

This Collings OM1 A Julian Lage signature model, using the A for Adirondack Spruce top option, is an exceptional guitar and was the last collaboration by Bill Collings before his death in 2017. Based on Lange’s original 1939 000-18, the Collings OM1-JL uses traditional materials – spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck, and ebony for the fingerboard, headplate and bridge. The nut and saddle are bone. The  tuners are by Waverly, and work very well.   On this guitar, the neck is carved to match Lange’s.

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Collings D2H Spruce and Rosewood Dreadnought

Collings D2H Spruce and Rosewood Dreadnought

The Collings D2H square-shouldered 14-fret dreadnought is the based on most popular steel-string acoustic guitar body shape in the world. The Collings version combines impeccable craftsmanship, great looks and a tone tailor suited for hard strummers and bluegrass flatpickers.    Collings build quality is exceptional – it’s hard to imagine how much better built or finished an instrument could be. 

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National ResoRocket WB Wood Rocket Single Cone Bendaway Resophonic Guitar

National ResoRocket WB Wood Rocket Single Cone Bendaway Resophonic Guitar

The Mahogany-bodied National ResoRocket WB combines the lovely sonority of a wooden body in a Bendaway single-cone instrument to create a unique National guitar.

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Price: $4049 CAD
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Bourgeois Aged Tone Mahogany D Steel String Guitar NOS 2013

Bourgeois Aged Tone Mahogany D Steel String Guitar NOS 2013

Here, we have a Bourgeois Aged Tone (AT) Mahogany D, built during 2013 at the Lewiston, Maine shop pairing an Adirondack Spruce top with tropical Mahogany for the back, sides and neck, with Ebony for the bridge and unbound fingerboard. The head plate is Indian Rosewood and carries a Bourgeois logo in Mother of Pearl, and the tail wedge is Ziricote.   Waverly open gear tuning machines are the only metal parts.   Fossilized mammoth ivory is used for the nut and saddle.   Hot Hide Glue is used in the construction, which contributes to the ‘Vintage’ tone and also makes certain repairs much easier.  

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Price: $4799 CAD
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Taylor GS Mini-e Koa Steel String Guitar

Taylor GS Mini-e Koa Steel String Guitar

The GS Mini-e Koa is built for tone, playability, portability, and durability. The top is solid Koa, but the sides and back are a 3-layer Koa laminate with a Poplar core, and this will help keep it stable in the varied temperature and humidity conditions guitars of this type are often subjected to. The neck is Sapele, with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge, and the headstock has an overlay of Copaifera wood.

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Price: $1099 CAD
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⭐️Off THE MAP SALE⭐️Taylor 814ce Brazilian Rosewood Grand Auditorium Guitar, 2015

⭐️Off THE MAP SALE⭐️Taylor 814ce Brazilian Rosewood Grand Auditorium Guitar, 2015

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

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Price: $6200 CAD
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⭐️Off THE MAP SALE⭐️Taylor 816ce Venetian Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 2014

⭐️Off THE MAP SALE⭐️Taylor 816ce Venetian Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 2014

Off The MAP Taylor Sale! Here is a new, old stock Taylor 816ce from late 2014, with Spruce top, Rosewood back and sides, full warranties and at a significant discount. Slightly bigger than Taylor’s Grand Auditorium body style, the Grand Symphony 816ce yields a powerful and rich sound without sacrificing bell-like articulation. It makes a potent strummer, and dynamic finger stylists will enjoy the thick, full-bodied character of the notes.

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Price: $3700 CAD
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🍁 Canada Day 🍁 Feature – Stan Rogers’ William Laskin Guitar (Not For Sale)

🍁 Canada Day 🍁 Feature - Stan Rogers' William Laskin Guitar (Not For Sale)

Stan Rogers created a legacy of songs that celebrate our country and the spirit of its people. His musical and lyrical craftsmanship made him a songwriter for the ages. His untimely passing in a tragic airline disaster ripped a page out of our young countries cultural fabric far too soon – but, his songs live on and will never be forgotten.

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Collings OM2H Steel String Guitar

Collings OM2H Steel String Guitar

OM’ stands for “Orchestra Model,” but 80 years after this body shape was first designed it has become the most popular 14-fret model with fingerstyle guitar soloists who choose to play on steel strings. Yet flatpickers also find it appealing, and when the graceful cutaway is added these OMs are often used by lead players who routinely explore all 20 frets much as they would on an electric guitar. The compact body shape makes the Collings OM equally easy to handle onstage or when sitting on the couch, and the relatively shallow body (barely over 4 inches deep) results in balanced tone and an immediate response.”

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Collings OM2H-T Traditional Steel String Guitar

Collings OM2H-T Traditional Steel String Guitar

This Collings OM2H-T Traditional Series OM body guitar provides an excellent tonal balance in a reasonably sized body. As with every Collings we’ve ever seen, this is an exceptionally well built and finished guitar, using top quality woods and an obsessive attention to detail. The Collings OM2H-T pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood back, sides and headplate, Honduran Mahogany neck with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge.

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Collings D2H Standard Sitka Spruce Top

Collings D2H Standard Sitka Spruce Top

The Collings D2H is an interpretation of the classic Dreadnought body steel string guitar and effectively illustrates just how good that design can sound. Built in Austin, Texas the D2H features a Sitka Spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides, Honduran Mahogany neck and Ebony fingerboard and bridge. We’ve received three new Collings guitars, this D2H among them. It is a stunning guitar. Though new and unplayed, it has incredible tonal complexity with excellent balance across the spectrum.

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C. F. Martin M-36 Steel String Guitar, 2018

C. F. Martin M-36 Steel String Guitar, 2018

The Martin M-36 uses the fairly new ‘M Body’ design, which using Martin’s ‘O’ sizing is an OOOO, or quadruple O size. Outside of the D Dreadnought and J Jumbo models, this is the largest body Martin uses and it provides a full, even tone with lots of volume.

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Price: $3859 CAD
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Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 Resophonic Guitar Sunburst

Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 Resophonic Guitar Sunburst

New from Paul Beard Guitars in Hagerstown Maryland, the Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 square neck evokes the Art Deco stylings of the late 1920s when resophonic guitars were introduced. Using a classic single-resonator design, the Model 27 uses Finnish Birch laminates for the body, solid maple for the neck, and Morado (also called Pau Ferro) for the 25 inch scale fingerboard, and ebony / maple bridge inserts. On the Model 27, the top is bound. These wood choices make the guitar completely CITIES compliant.

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Price: $2389 CAD
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Huss & Dalton TOM-R OM Body Steel String Guitar 2018

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

Classic timeless styling. The Huss & Dalton TOM-R combines traditional flat-top construction with the red spruce bracing used in all Huss & Daltons. This guitar is especially suited for finger-style players or flatpickers with a lighter touch, yet holds up to vigorous strumming when the performance becomes more intense. The even response and airy, shimmery qualities the OM has always been known for are maintained and expanded on in the Huss & Dalton TOM-R.

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Price: $4699 CAD
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National ResoPhonic T-14 Cutaway Tricone, Weathered Steel

National ResoPhonic T-14 Cutaway Tricone, Weathered Steel

We’ve just taken delivery of a brand new, new model National Resophonic T-14 Cutaway Tricone in a new finish – Weathered Steel. The official model number is ‘T-14WS’, and it’s a slim, steel bodied, three cone resophonic guitar with a 14-fret neck. And at under eight pounds, it weighs less than many solid body electrics! The T-14 Cutaway Tricone is full-scale guitar, at 25.66 inches. This requires a bit more tension on the strings and the cones, which can result in increased volume.

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Price: $4289 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Bourgeois Piccolo Parlor Guitar, No. 1 of 15, 2010

❌SOLD❌ Bourgeois Piccolo Parlor Guitar, No. 1 of 15, 2010

Built in the Dana Bourgeois shop in Lewiston, Maine, as the first in a limited edition run of fifteen guitars, this Bourgeois Piccolo Parlor Guitar, is a modern example of the style. It uses top quality materials, is built and finished extremely well, as standard for all Bourgeois instruments.

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Greenfield Hawaiian Style 2 Lap Guitar, 1930

Greenfield Hawaiian Style 2 Lap Guitar, 1930

Here’s a wonderful piece of Canadian music history – a very good condition Greenfield Hawaiian Style 2 lap style guitar, built in Edmonton Alberta and dated to April 1930.

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Price: $2499.99 CAD
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❌ SOLD ❌ G W Barry M Body Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 1997

❌ SOLD ❌  G W Barry M Body Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 1997

G W Barry, like many other of the current top shelf Canadian luthiers, apprenticed in Jean Larrivee’s shop and this shows in the careful selection of materials and quality of construction.

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Price: $3300.00 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

Today we are looking at 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: $6799 CAD
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C. F. Martin 000-18 Steel String Acoustic Guitar Natural

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

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

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Waterloo WL-14LTR by Collings, 2017 Black

Waterloo WL-14LTR by Collings, 2017 Black

The Waterloo WL-14 is built by Collings guitars at their shop in Austin, to re-create some of the guitars from the American Depression era of the 1930s.

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C F Martin Custom Shop 00-14F Flamed Koa Steel String Guitar, 2017

C F Martin Custom Shop 00-14F Flamed Koa Steel String Guitar, 2017

This C F Martin Custom Shop 00-14F Flame Koa was built using woods and specifications selected by Grant MacNeill during a tour of the Martin plant during May 2017. For this guitar, Grant selected a 00 body design and a flamed Koa back and side Set #6. The torrefied top was specifically chosen from a large pile by Grant, with wide grain to ensure that it was responsive for a light finger picking style.

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Price: $5799 CAD
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G. W. Barry Maple 12 String Guitar – 2017

G. W. Barry Maple 12 String Guitar - 2017

Today we are featuring a recently commissioned piece, a custom maple body 12 string guitar, from the workshop of G.W. Barry

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Godin Acousticaster Thinline Electric-Acoustic Guitar, 2017

Godin Acousticaster Thinline Electric-Acoustic Guitar, 2017

The Godin Acousticaster is the natural progression of an original idea from Chet Atkins, who needed an acoustic guitar that wouldn’t feed back at stage volumes. The first models were the Gibson Chet Atkins Cutaway Electric Classical, which used a heavy, chambered mahogany body with spruce top and a six-element piezo bridge pickup.

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Price: $1295 CAD
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1964 Gibson SJN Country Western Dreadnought Steel String Guitar

1964 Gibson SJN Country Western Dreadnought Steel String Guitar

The Gibson SJN appeared in 1956 as a natural top version of the Southern Jumbo, with the model name ‘Country Western’. In 1962 square shoulders arrived.

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Price: $3850 CAD
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2017 C. F. Martin GP14F Cutaway Custom Shop Guitar

2017 C. F. Martin GP14F Cutaway Custom Shop Guitar

During my recent Martin factory tour I was offered my choice of 14 select pre-built Martin Custom Shop guitars, including this Martin GP14F Ctwy.

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Price: $5019 CAD
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Gretsch G9230 ‘Bobtail’ Resonator

Gretsch G9230 'Bobtail'  Resonator

The Gretsch Bobtail, the G9230, is part of a recently re-introduced affordable acoustic and resonator guitar line, the Roots Collection. It features all mahogany soundwell-type body and neck with a bound Padauk fingerboard, and a dark cherry sunburst finish.

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Price: $649 CAD
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G.W. Barry Modified Concert Zircote Steel String Guitar

G.W. Barry Modified Concert Zircote Steel String Guitar

At any point in time there are several guitars on the floor here at The Twelfth Fret that are just a cut above everything else, not only here in the shop, but anywhere. At the moment, my favorite, by far, is the G.W. Barry Modified Concert Zircote Steel String guitar. Handmade by master luthier G.W. Barry it simply looks gorgeous, plays like butter and sounds spectacular.  The first thing of note with this instrument is the fact that it is

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2017 Collings OM1 Deep Body Custom Steel String Guitar

2017 Collings OM1 Deep Body Custom Steel String Guitar

It never ceases to amaze me how good steel string acoustics can sound, and I’m reminded every time a guitar like this Collings OM1 deep body custom arrives.

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Eastman E40D-SB Dreadnought Steel String Acoustic Guitar

Eastman E40D-SB Dreadnought Steel String Acoustic Guitar

Recalling the Martin D-42, the Eastman E40D-SB takes the classic lines and appointments of the most successful dreadnought designs.

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Price: $2599 CAD
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National Dueco Gold 12 Fret Resophonic Guitar

National Dueco Gold 12 Fret Resophonic Guitar

Here is a brand new National Dueco Gold in the 12-fret configuration. Like all Nationals, it is extremely well built and the tone and finish are fantastic.

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Price: $4849 CAD
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Gibson Dove Steel String Acoustic Guitar

Gibson Dove Steel String Acoustic Guitar

We’ve just taken delivery of a number of new guitars shipped from Bozeman, Montana including this lovely classic Gibson Dove.

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Price: $4279 CAD
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Art and Lutherie Tres Natural Cedar QIT

Art and Lutherie Tres Natural Cedar QIT

Here’s a new instrument from Robert Godin – based on a stock folk style guitar, the Art and Lutherie Tres Natural Cedar QIT, in the style of a Tres Cubano.

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Price: $449 CAD
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2016 Huss and Dalton RD-M Road Edition Mahogany Dreadnought

2016 Huss and Dalton RD-M Road Edition Mahogany Dreadnought

Just in! We’ve just taken delivery of a couple of new Huss and Dalton guitars, including this Huss & Dalton RD-M Road Edition Mahogany Dreadnought!

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Price: $3465 CAD
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Avalon Americana S320A 12 Fret Blues

Avalon Americana S320A 12 Fret Blues

The brand new, hand crafted Avalon Americana S320 is a small body, OO style, all solid wood acoustic guitar, built by Avalon craftsmen in Northern Ireland.

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Price: $5099 CAD
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Seagull Maritime SWS GT Q1 Acoustic

Seagull Maritime SWS GT Q1 Acoustic

Seagull Maritime SWS GT Q1 Acoustic

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Price: $919 CAD
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National Reso-Phonic RadioTone Bendaway

National Reso-Phonic RadioTone Bendaway

The National Reso-Phonic  RadioTone Bendaway was one of the early models offered by National Reso-Phonic guitar and is one of the hidden gems in the National Reso-Phonic lineup.    The Radio-Tone Bendaway doesn’t appear on the National Guitars website but is available through dealers.

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Price: $2889 CAD
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C.F. Martin J-40

C.F. Martin J-40

Just arrived! A brand new C. F. Martin J-40. The J-40 features a tight-waisted jumbo body shape, built from a Sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood for the back and sides.

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Huss and Dalton DS-12 Crossroads Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought

Huss and Dalton DS-12 Crossroads Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought

We’ve just received this brand-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.

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Price: $5100 CAD
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Huss and Dalton T-0014

Huss and Dalton T-0014

Our newly arrived Huss and Dalton T-0014 Traditional 00 14 Fret is a spectacular guitar. The 00 body design is very well balanced and articulate, and wonderful for finger style playing.

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Price: $4675 CAD
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Huss and Dalton TD-R Traditional Dreadnought Rosewood

Huss and Dalton TD-R Traditional Dreadnought Rosewood

The Twelfth Fret recently become a Huss and Dalton Dealer, and this beautiful new Huss and Dalton TD-R Traditional Dreadnought Rosewood arrived yesterday!

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2015 Gibson CF-100 Vintage Sunburst

2015 Gibson CF-100 Vintage Sunburst

Just arrived! We’ve got two! The Gibson CF-100 was Gibson’s very early attempt at cutaway flat-top acoustics, adding a sharp florentine cutaway to a standard acoustic.

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Just Arrived – Collings 01E

Just Arrived - Collings 01E

We’ve just taken delivery of another Collings 01E! As usual with Collings, the simplicity of the design and presentation understates how good this guitar is.

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Collings OM1 ESS Englemann Short Scale Steel String

Collings OM1 ESS Englemann Short Scale Steel String

The Collings OM1 ESS Englemann Short Scale doesn’t disappoint in any area. It is about as perfectly built as a guitar can be, with a full, even, rich yet brilliant sound – and this is before it’s been played in at all.

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Seagull Artist Studio Concert CH Sunburst

Seagull Artist Studio Concert CH Sunburst

Here’s a lovely new guitar from Robert Godin’s Seagull Guitar line. The Seagull Artist Studio Concert CH – or Concert Herringbone – sunburst acoustic comes equipped with an LR Baggs Element pickup fed to an endpin jack.

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New Martin Guitars at The Twelfth Fret

New Martin Guitars at The Twelfth Fret

The Twelfth Fret carries and stocks a large number of high-quality guitars, including many new C. F. Martin guitars you won’t presently find anywhere else.

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Beard JD Blackbeard Jerry Douglas Signature Squareneck Resophonic Guitar

Beard JD Blackbeard Jerry Douglas Signature Squareneck Resophonic Guitar

Here it is – the Beard JD Blackbeard Jerry Douglas Signature Squareneck Resophonic Guitar! A cosmetically stripped down version of the Beard Jerry Douglas Signature model, the Beard JD Blackbeard features the E model body built with solid mahogany top, back, sides and neck and a very interesting translucent black finish.

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Eastman AC822CE-FF Fan Fret Guitar

Eastman AC822CE-FF Fan Fret Guitar

This is a new Eastman AC822CE-FF Fan Fret Guitar, built with a solid Engelmann spruce top, rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and bridge, and has a Schertler Lydia pickup system.

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C F Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 Steel String Acoustic Guitar

C F Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 Steel String Acoustic Guitar

Here we have a C F Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 Steel String Acoustic Guitar. The Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 guitars are based on the most sought after pre-WW2 D-28 models. These instruments have hand-scalloped forward shifted X braces and Adirondack spruce tops. Madagascar Rosewood takes the place of Brazilian rosewood for the back and sides, with traditional mahogany necks and ebony fingerboard and bridge.

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1928 Gibson L-1 Steel String Acoustic Guitar

1928 Gibson L-1 Steel String Acoustic Guitar

1928 Gibson L-1. Mahogany construction. Bridge replaced, original case. This guitar has had a neck reset so the action is quite reasonable.

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Martin D-28 Authentic 1937

Martin D-28 Authentic 1937

This just came through the door – a brand new, Martin D-28 Authentic 1937. These incredible instruments feature an herringbone bound, Adirondack red spruce top with hand-scalloped forward shifted X-braces, and are authentic recreations of the 1937 specifications, but with Madagascar in place of Brazilian rosewood.

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Price: $8500.00 CAD
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Eastman E1000SS Sunburst Steel String

Eastman E1000SS Sunburst Steel String

Part of the Eastman Strings Traditional line, 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.

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National Resophonic NRP B Deluxe Rust

National Resophonic NRP B Deluxe Rust

Based on the very successful NRP, the National Resophonic NRP B Deluxe Rust features a new Rust finish, and a brand-new pickup from Jason Lollar. This pickup is based on the late 1930’s Gibson Charlie Christian pickup, but in a smaller and more standardized mount.

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Beard R Model Flame Maple Squareneck

Beard R Model Flame Maple Squareneck

The Beard R Model Flame Maple Squareneck is a custom order version of the Beard R model, and based on the classic resophonic guitars of the 1930’s.

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Beard E Model Flame Maple Squareneck Resophonic Guitar

Beard E Model Flame Maple Squareneck Resophonic Guitar

The Beard E Model Squareneck is another spectacular instrument from Paul Beard’s shop in Hagerstown, Maryland. This instrument is designed to be played hard and loud and step right up to its place in a hard-driving band, delivering exceptionally brilliant treble and rich, full bass.

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Collings 01E Steel String Acoustic Guitar

Collings 01E Steel String Acoustic Guitar

This Collings 01E is a slightly customized version of Colling’s smallest regular guitar – the 01 – with an Englemann spruce top rather than the stock Sitka Spruce. In terms of body style, the Collings 01 is derived from a Ditson version of the Martin single-0 guitar.

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Collings OM1 E SS Englemann Short Scale Steel String Acoustic

Collings OM1 E SS Englemann Short Scale Steel String Acoustic

This Collings OM1 E SS Englemann Short Scale doesn’t disappoint in any of those areas. It is about as perfectly built as a guitar can be, with a full, even, rich yet brilliant sound – and this is before it’s been played in at all. The shorter scale makes it a bit more comfortable and warms up the tone a bit.

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Collings OM2H Orchestra Model Cutaway

Collings OM2H Orchestra Model Cutaway

It’s always a treat to review a Collings guitar – the build quality is very high, and it’s matched by exceptional tone and playability. The Collings OM2H Orchestra Model Cutaway is based on the proven Orchestra Model body design, also known as the ‘000’ body size, with a cutaway and herringbone binding and backstrip. The OM body size is very comfortable and well balanced.

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Discontinued – Taylor 320

Discontinued - Taylor 320

If you are a dreadnought lover searching for a hog top picking partner at a great price you need to check out the Taylor 320!

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Taylor Guitars 814ce

Taylor Guitars 814ce

Taylor celebrates their 40th anniversary with the redesigned Taylor Guitars 814ce !

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National Resophonic Triolian

National Resophonic Triolian

The National Resophonic company presents the Triolian, featuring a steel body with walnut burst finish and a single cone. The National Resophonic Triolian is available in original style 12 fret or 14 fret necks, these guitars produce a full, rich and lush vintage tone.

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Price: $3489 CAD
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Martin D-28 Authentic 1941

Martin D-28 Authentic 1941

Constructed the “old way” the Martin D-18 Authentic 1941 is hands down a beautiful flat top!

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Martin OM-18 Authentic 1933

Martin OM-18 Authentic 1933

Feast your eyes and ears on the new Martin OM-18 Authentic 1933!

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Martin D-18 Authentic 1939

Martin D-18 Authentic 1939

The Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 is one of the most authentic “New Old” Martin’s ever created!

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❌SOLD❌ Santa Cruz OM-PW acoustic 2005

❌SOLD❌ Santa Cruz OM-PW acoustic 2005

Here is a lovely, very clean 2005 Santa Cruz OM-PW acoustic. OM is the normal designation for the ‘Orchestra Model’ body shape and PW indicates that this instrument is built to Pre-War – World War II – specifications, with a specific advanced and scalloped X brace.

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Collings C10

Collings C10

Check out the responsive and comfortable small bodied Collings C10!

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Collings C10 Mahogany Burst

Collings C10 Mahogany Burst

Feast your eyes and ears on this beautiful Collings C10 Mahogany Burst small body guitar, and watch the video review!

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Martin Authentic Series Guitars

Martin Authentic Series Guitars: the most authentic “New Old” Martins ever!

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Collings SJ

Collings SJ

When Bill Collings decides to make something, as we have all come to know, he doesn’t mess around! So when he decided to tackle the task of creating a ‘small jumbo’ that would offer a different sonic slant to the Collings tone palette, it was no surprise that the Collings SJ workmanship was immaculate and the wood selection of the highest standards.

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Martin M-36

Here is a wonderfully versatile Martin M-36.

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Eastman E10P Mahogany Parlor Guitar

Eastman E10P Mahogany Parlor Guitar

We’ve just received a new shipment of Eastman guitars, and it included the E10P Mahogany and E20P Rosewood parlor guitars! This great little guitar has adirondack spruce top with scalloped braces, mahogany back and sides (the ’20’ model is rosewood), ebony fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle.

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Collings DS1 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought

Collings DS1 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought

The Collings DS1 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought is a re-creation of the original dreadnought design, using the early slope-shoulder, 12-fret neck configuration.

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Collings SJ Indian

Collings SJ Indian

Bill Collings makes a lot of really wonderful, top-quality instruments. They look great, are very comfortable, have tone for days, and the build quality is exceptional. This SJ Indian has the fullness and presence of a dreadnaught but without the boominess and more midrange; it’s rich and evenly balanced with crisp trebles and effective representation across the frequency spectrum.

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Bourgeois 00 Signature – No Longer Available

Bourgeois 00 Signature - No Longer Available

Feast your eyes and ears on this beautiful Bourgeois 00 Signature guitar!

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Taylor GS Mini – Now in stock!

Taylor GS Mini - Now in stock!

They’re the best selling guitar in our store, and they’re back in stock!

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Eastman E-20 SS Slope Shoulder

Eastman E-20 SS Slope Shoulder

This is a very nice Slope-D with all the warmth and power of that design. Comfortable to play and sounds great.

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Eastman E10-SS

Eastman E10-SS

Part of the Traditional Series of guitars from Eastman the E10-SS slope shouldered dreadnought is an excellent tribute to the iconic guitars from the 30’s and 40’s!  Inspired by great flat top guitars from the Golden Era of guitar making such as the Gibson J-45, it features an Adirondack spruce top which provides plenty of punch and crisp note fundamentals to complement the warm and sweet midrange of the mahogany back and sides. Top it off with a lovely looking vintage style tobacco burst and you have a guitar that sports a classic look and sound!!

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Collings OM1

Collings OM1

Today we are featuring a beautiful OM1 from the workshop of Bill Collings. The OM1 is an outstanding example of the consistently exceptional sounding mahogany guitars from Collings. This piece defines the Collings sound with a crisp attack, strong note fundamental, sweet midrange and lovely overtone detail. The 1 3/4″ bone nut and soft V neck profile are a perfect fit for the fingerstyle player and the classic looking tortoise body binding subtly frames the gorgeous looking wood sets. If you are looking for a sweet little fingerstyle guitar or a light to medium strummer you can’t go wrong with this guitar!!

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Eastman E10D Mahogany Dreadnought

Eastman E10D: Adirondack spruce top and mahogany sides and back.

$999.00 with hardshell case

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Taylor GS Mini Mahogany

Taylor GS Mini Mahogany

Taylor has just introduced a mahogany top version of their popular GS Mini guitar. The addition of the mahogany top adds more midrange punch and a warmer top end!

Small body, Big tone! Based on the big and bold tone of the popular Grand Symphony body shape this guitar is scaled down to be the perfect size for the couch or on the go. This guitar has such a full voice its hard to imagine it coming from such a small, comfortable package. Featuring Taylor’s patented NT neck and optional ES go pickup this modern parlor guitar is built to last, gig ready and so much fun to play it should be illegal!

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Collings Guitars

We are proud dealers  for Collings Guitars of Austin Texas. We stock around 25-30 guitars and mandolins of their most popular models. We can also special order any custom models.

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Taylor GS Mini

Taylor GS Mini

Small body, Big tone! Based on the big and bold tone of the popular Grand Symphony body shape this guitar is scaled down to be the perfect size for the couch or on the go. This guitar has such a full voice its hard to imagine it coming from such a small, comfortable package. Featuring Taylor’s patented NT neck and optional ES go pickup this modern parlor guitar is built to last, gig ready and so much fun to play it should be illegal!

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Taylor 314ce

Taylor 314ce

The Taylor 314ce boasts the Grand Auditorium body design that gives Taylor guitars their full, rich tone with plenty of projection. The body is built with Sapele back and sides, which shares tonal properties with mahogany, and a traditional Sitka spruce top.

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🚫Discontinued Taylor 310ce Cutaway

🚫Discontinued Taylor 310ce Cutaway

Taylor is consistently one of the best selling acoustic guitar brands here at the 12th Fret, and with guitars like the 310ce it is no surprise. A wonderful take on the traditional dreadnought design, the 310ce provides plenty of power and low-end, but with the extra clarity and balance we’ve come to expect from all Taylor guitars. Add in one of the finest acoustic guitar pickups ever made, and you end up with a truly pro-level instrument at an affordable price.

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Eastman E10P Mahogany Parlor Guitar

Eastman E10P Mahogany Parlor Guitar

Here’s an Eastman E10P Mahogany parlor guitar! This great little guitar has adirondack spruce top with scalloped braces, mahogany back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle.

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Bourgeois JOMC

Bourgeois JOMC

This really is the most versatile guitar in the extensive Bourgeois line. In Dana’s words; “JOM stands for JUMBO OM. The JOMC is an original body style developed in the late 80’s, in response to players’ requests for a mid-sized guitar having the balance and clarity of an OM–but with a bigger presence. The idea was simple: Start with the OM outline, enlarge it a bit, play around with the curves, deepen the sides, then add the Bourgeois trademark cutaway. The result is our most versatile guitar; larger than an OM, smaller than a Dreadnought, capable of handling almost any playing style you can imagine, and equally capable of operating in solo or ensemble situations.”

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Collings C10 Deluxe

Collings C10 Deluxe

Bill Collings’ C10 guitars are a supercharged modern take on the old 14 fret parlor instruments from ’20s and ’30s. These great looking guitars only have a 14 3/4″ wide lower bout dimension but they pack a powerful punch! As with all of Bill Collings’ instruments, the clarity, balance and sonic detail are exceptional … but Bill has somehow managed to also infuse this particular model with a hint of the sweet midrange character that has distinguished this body style for decades!

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Taylor BTO Guitars

Taylor BTO Guitars

Taylor’s Build-to-Order program allows any guitar player, anywhere in the world, to design their very own customized ‘dream guitar’, at a fraction of the cost of most custom instruments. Choose your wood sets, body style, inlay package, binding details, and much more. Here at the 12th Fret, many of the Taylor guitars you will see hanging on our walls were designed and ordered through Taylor’s BTO program.

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Bourgeois Advanced Slope D

Bourgeois Advanced Slope D

For many, the Advanced Slope D from Dana Bourgeois is the ultimate dreadnought guitar.  With it’s extra deep lower bout (4 5/8″), the Advanced Slope D produced massive amounts of volume and power. Of course, like everything Bourgeois makes, this guitar is also an example of fine craftsmanship at its best.  The bracing work, joinery, binding and inlay work, and finishing is all exemplary. Simply one of the finest power-house guitars made today.

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Martin 000-28 EC Sunburst

The Martin 000-28 EC Sunburst is based on the guitar Eric Clapton chose for his famous and extremely influential MTV Unplugged performance.

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Martin OMCPA4

A member of the new Performing Artist line from Martin Guitars, the Martin OMCPA4 has made a real splash into their already comprehensive line up of guitars. These instruments feature all the quality and good looks  you come to expect from Martin with a few new twists aimed at the gigging musician.

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Martin GPCPA4

Martin GPCPA4

As part of the new Performing Artist line from Martin Guitars, the Martin GPCPA4 has made a real splash into their already comprehensive line up of guitars. These instruments feature all the quality and good looks  you come to expect from Martin with a few new twists aimed at the gigging musician.

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Martin DCPA4

The new Performing Artist line from Martin Guitars has made a real splash into their already comprehensive line up of guitars. These instruments feature all the quality and good looks  you come to expect from Martin with a few new twists aimed at the gigging musician. The Performing Artist neck profile has a little less mass and a flatter shape  than Martins standard low profile neck. This  super smooth feel will appeal to fans of smaller neck profiles and help ease hand fatigue for those long sets. The neck joins the body at the 14th fret and the venetian style cutaway provides excellent access to the upper frets. The on board Fishman F1 Aura pickup system has everything a performer could want including a built in tuner all in a two button and small screen package which helps retain the sleek aesthetic appeal of these guitars. This series of guitars features three body shapes: dreadnought, OM/000 and the new Grand Performance model.  They are available with mahogany or rosewood sides and back in a satin finish or the dressed up high gloss 1 series for people that really want that wow factor on stage!

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Martin 000-18

The Martin 000-18 design is one of the oldest from the C.F. Martin Guitar Company. The Martin 000-18 features a solid mahogany back and sides, Sitka spruce top, polished gloss finish and a hand-fit dovetail neck joint.

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Martin 000-28

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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Martin D-28P

The Martin D-28P Dreadnought features a sleek, modern High Performance Neck for enhanced playability. The D-28P adds a Sitka spruce top to the East Indian rosewood back and sides. The result is pure Martin tone. Perfect for the intermediate and advanced player.

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Martin D-28

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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Martin D12-28

Martin D12-28

The Martin D12-28 is one of the standard, go-to dreadnought 12 string guitars. Based on the classic Martin D-28, with spruce top and rosewood sides and back, the 12 string version becomes a sonic cannon.

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Martin D-45 Dreadnought

Martin D-45 Dreadnought

Elegant, classic, well decorated and yet almost understated, the Martin D-45 Dreadnought is the flagship model of the C.F. Martion Guitar company Standard Series. It is the most ornate Standard Series instrument, featuring hand inlaid pearl and premium tonewoods.

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Martin D-42

The C.F. Martin D-42 features the classic, unmistakable Martin Dreadnought body built with back and sides of premium solid East Indian rosewood and a Sitka spruce top, and is enhanced with vintage appointments found on many Martin pre-war classic guitars. te highs makes the D-42 a fine choice for the discerning player.

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Martin HD-35

Based on the legendary C.F. Martin Guitar Company D-35 model, the Martin HD-35 features a three-piece back, a bound fingerboard, all wrapped together in Martin’s classic herringbone inlay.

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Martin D-35

Known for its strong bass response, the Martin D-35 Dreadnought features a three-piece back in a bound fingerboard. The D-35 adds a Sitka spruce top to the East Indian rosewood back and sides.

It’s the guitar of choice for bluegrass and folk music. Perfect for the intermediate and advanced player.

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Martin HD-28

An extremely popular model, the C.F. Martin HD-28 includes many of the features and options guitar players and collectors prize in historic Martins.

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Martin D-18

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.

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Martin HD-16R Large Sound Hole

The C.F. Martin guitar company has offered several large soundhole model guitars in the past, but none as affordable as the Martin HD-16R Large Sound Hole (LSH) Herringbone Dreadnought acoustic guitar.

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Martin D-16RGT

The C.F.Martin D-16RGT is a fine example of a Martin Dreadnought acoustic guitar, bringing classic looks and classic tone to modern guitar specifications.

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Martin D-16GT

The Martin D-16GT acoustic guitar features a D-14 platform and a Dreadnought body design which incorporates modern guitar specifications with the famous Martin quality and sound.

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Martin 00-15M

The C.F. Martin 00-15M model continues the Martin tradition with a 00-14 fret body size, solid all-mahogany construction and a rich satin finish.

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Martin Guitars 000-18 Authentic 1937

Martin Guitars 000-18 Authentic 1937

C.F. Martin & Co. have introduced their second in the Authentic series of instruments with the Martin Guitars 000-18 Authentic 1937 model. This series is absolutely meticulous in its recreation of the classic pre-war Martin guitar designs. From the Adirondack spruce top & bracing, to the Brazilian rosewood peghead overlay, fossilized ivory nut & saddle, hide glue dovetail neck joint, oval buttoned Waverly tuners and T-rod neck reinforcement … this as close as it gets to the real thing without getting in your time machine!

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Collings OM1H Custom

Collings OM1H Custom

Is there anybody on the face of the earth that makes consistently exceptional sounding mahogany guitars like Bill Collings? I don’t find it surprising that lovers of mahogany are singing the praises of these instruments … it is the folks who come in our store insisting that rosewood is a much more viable tonewood … then hear one of Bill’s D or OM1 guitars and fall completely and hopelessly in love!

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Collings D3

Collings D3

BOY this thing looks good!

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Collings D1H

Collings D1H

Collings offers a number of options to upgrade their guitars and we often order in custom pieces for stock and our customers. In the case of this guitar simply adding a Herringbone trim enhanced the simple elegant look of the D1 model.

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Colling OM1 Custom Deep Body

Colling OM1 Custom Deep Body

Today we are featuring a beautiful OM1 Custom Deep Body from the workshop of Bill Collings. The OM1 is an outstanding example of the consistently exceptional sounding mahogany guitars from Collings. This custom piece features a 4 3/4″ deep body which provides an augmented low end presence to complement the crisp attack and overtone detail that defines the collings sound. The 1 3/4″ bone nut and soft V neck profile are a perfect fit for the fingerstyle player and the classic looking tortoise body binding subtly frames the gorgeous looking wood sets. If you love a smaller body guitar mahogany guitar but crave more low end depth to go along with sweet midrange and crisp trebles you owe it to yourself to check out this guitar!

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Collings 00 Mahogany

Collings 00 Mahogany

There’s something about sitting down and playing a beautiful small-bodied guitar that just puts a smile on my face. The way it responds in detail to the softest strum. Now, I love a nice powerful dreadnaught as much as anyone, but I really do feel there are elements of any guitar’s personality that get lost under a heavey right hand attack. The subtle overtones hidden within the note bloom, the way the harmonics shift throughout the decay… you don’t always get to appreciate these things at higher volumes. With that in mind, it’s easy to understand why I’ve fallen so deeply in love with this Collings 001 Mahogany. What looks at first glance like a simple little guitar quickly reveals a huge ammount of sonic personality and character. The more you listen, the more you hear!

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DISCONTINUED – Bourgeois Standard D

DISCONTINUED - Bourgeois Standard D

The Standard D model from Dana Bourgeois gets my vote for THE best flattop guitar in its price point … period! This instrument consistently utilizes some of the nicest tonewoods I ever see on a dreadnought. It displays all of the attention to detail that you would expect from a Bourgeois, and each Standard D model has its top “tuned” by the maestro himself!

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