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Hans Raabe Munich Style Guitar Maple, 1916

Hans Raabe Munich Style Guitar Maple, 1916

Here we have a Hans Raabe Munich Style Guitar built of Spruce, Maple and Ebony during 1916 in Munich, Germany – during WWI. Hans Raabe and his son built many instruments in a wide range of styles, from the mid 1880’s to World War II. They were well known for not just the number of instruments built and their variety – their catalog was apparently quite large – but also for the quality of their work.

Vintage
Price: $2,000.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Francois Tachet Mirecourt School Guitar, 1830s

⚌Reduced‼ Francois Tachet Mirecourt School Guitar, 1830s

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

Vintage
Price: $3,950.00 CAD $4,250.00 CAD
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Roosebeck 5 Course Baroque Guitar, Lacewood

Roosebeck 5 Course Baroque Guitar, Lacewood

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

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Price: $1,289.00 CAD
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