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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Firebird Cherry, 2019 NOS

⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Firebird Cherry, 2019 NOS

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

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Price: $2,387.00 CAD $2,649.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1947

⚌Reduced‼ Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1947

This Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe was built around 1947 based on the middle-position pickup type and location, control layout and the serial number. The serial is ‘75194’ with the 75 being a prefix for this model and the ‘194’ its production rank; this serial scheme was used from 1944 to 1950. The top is Laminate Spruce, the back and sides Laminate Maple and the neck a five piece layup of Maple and Walnut.

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Price: $2,750.00 CAD $2,950.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Anderson Classic with Power Bridge 3 Colour Burst, 2001

⚌Reduced‼ Anderson Classic with Power Bridge 3 Colour Burst, 2001

he Anderson Classic is one of the best versions of the S-Style guitar, built to very high standards with top quality parts. This 3- colour sunburst example dates to 2001, sports an Anderson / Fishman Vintage Tremolo Power Bridge and comes with a (now discontinued) Fishman PowerBlend pedal piezo preamp.  The tuners are short-post models with top-mount locks; the locks can be operated with a tool like a dime or quarter.   This guitar was factory set up with the Buzz Feiten system. 

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Price: $2,250.00 CAD
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Taylor Custom GA Walnut Natural NOS, 2015

Taylor Custom GA Walnut Natural NOS, 2015

Here’s a great deal on a New, Old Stock (NOS) Taylor Custom GA in Spruce and Figured Walnut, dating to early 2015 and at a significant price reduction! As the name suggests, the Taylor Custom GA is from Taylor’s Custom programme, sometimes known as BTO or ‘Build To Order’. The GA stands for Grand Auditorium, one of the larger body sizes but smaller than a Jumbo or Dreadnought.

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Price: $3,999.00 CAD $5,899.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Epiphone Texan FT79N Steel String Natural, 1966

⚌Reduced‼ Epiphone Texan FT79N Steel String Natural, 1966

The Epiphone Texan FT79N – the N indicating a Natural finish on the top rather than Sunburst – was built as a slope shoulder dreadnought from 1958 to 1970 when Epiphone production ceased in the USA. The Epiphone FT79 was originally built from 1941 to 1958 as a square shoulder dreadnought with Walnut back and sides until 1949, and then with laminated Maple until the company was sold to Gibson in 1958.

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Price: $4,999.99 CAD $5,500.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Fender Jaguar Offset Body Sunburst, 1964

⚌Reduced‼ Fender Jaguar Offset Body Sunburst, 1964

Here we’re looking at a very nice Fender Jaguar Offset body guitar in its original 3-tone sunburst. It’s in largely original condition and has been professionally re-fretted and set up – it’s ready to go! This example dates to 1964, with pot codes from that year, and was built at the Fender plant in Fullerton, California. It’s a Pre-CBS model, built before the sale of Fender to CBS which took effect on January 5, 1965.   

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Price: $6,250.00 CAD $6,750.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ PRS 513 Solidbody Carved Top Amber, 2008

⚌Reduced‼ PRS 513 Solidbody Carved Top Amber, 2008

Like all of Paul Reed Smith’s models, the PRS 513 starts with a great design, executed with top grade woods and parts and topped with an impeccable finish. Now discontinued, this model was built from 2007 to 2016. This PRS 513 dates to 2008 and is in good condition. It is not entirely original as the stock tuners have been replaced with PRS Phase II locking models. The top finish is in good shape but there is some buckle or rivet rash on the back. Fret wear is light.

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Price: $3,500.00 CAD $3,800.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Fender 1965 Precision Bass Sunburst

⚌Reduced‼ Fender 1965 Precision Bass Sunburst

The 3-tone Sunburst Fender 1965 Precision bass with Rosewood fingerboard, is in very good, original condition including both bridge and pickup covers and original case. Pairing an Alder body with a Maple neck and Indian Rosewood fingerboard, this classic bass carries all its original components (except strings).  The original, black rectangular Fender hard shell case is included, and contains the bridge and pickup covers.  This Fender 1965 Precision is something of a transitional model, as it has an Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia sissoo) fingerboard.

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Price: $9,999.99 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Thomas Malapanis Classical Guitar, 2004

⚌Reduced‼  Thomas Malapanis Classical Guitar, 2004

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

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Price: $4,995.00 CAD $5,700.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Fender Precision Bass Maple Neck Black, 1975

⚌Reduced‼ Fender Precision Bass Maple Neck Black, 1975

Here we have a handsome, almost all original, Fender Precision Bass Maple neck built at the CBS/Fender Fullerton plant in 1975 – the pot codes date to 1974. First appearing in October 1951, the Fender Precision bass was a brilliant piece of industrial design. This innovation brought modern influences to the bass world – such as the ability to reliably and consistently produce a precise pitch, and to play at any volume without feedback. Quickly adopted, the Precision Bass was updated in 1954 to visually match the new Stratocaster, and has been in production with really only minor modifications since then.   The P-Bass is arguably one of the most functionally successful bass instruments ever built, having appeared on more recordings and stages than any other bass. 

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Price: $3,450.00 CAD $5,450.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson SJ Long Scale Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1968

⚌Reduced‼  Gibson SJ Long Scale Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1968

The Gibson SJ Long Scale, Square Shoulder Dreadnought was a variation on the classic SJ model built for a short time around 1968 as Gibson competed with Martin. The classic SJ first appeared in 1942 as a replacement for the J-55, an ‘upscale’ version of the J-45. This was originally a ‘slope’ or round-shouldered dreadnought with a 24.75 inch scale length in either sunburst or natural finish. The natural-top SJN version was renamed to the ‘Country Western’ from 1955 to 1960, and then back to SJN. In 1962, it was renamed again to ‘SJN Country Western’.

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Price: $2,999.99 CAD $3,650.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Gretsch Anniversary 6118 Two Tone Smoke Green 1964

⚌Reduced‼ Gretsch Anniversary 6118 Two Tone Smoke Green 1964

Here we have a very nice Gretsch Anniversary 6118 in Two Tone Smoke Green, built during 1964 in Brooklyn, New York. The Gretsch Anniversary Models were introduced as lower cost versions of the popular 6120 during 1958 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the company’s 1883 founding. This Gretsch Anniversary 6118 dates to 1964 and is in very nice condition, with no binding deterioration. The Two Tone Smoke Green finish shows natural and expected lacquer checking but the colours are rich and vibrant with very little physical damage otherwise. This guitar appears to be all original, with one subtle modification – the black plastic pickup inserts have been removed and flipped to be all black, with the ‘Gretsch’ logo hidden and facing down.

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Price: $3,495.00 CAD $3,750.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson SG Supreme Fireburst, 2002

⚌Reduced‼  Gibson SG Supreme Fireburst, 2002

The Gibson SG Supreme was built from 1999 to 2009 and features a figured Maple cap on a Mahogany slab body, paired with a Mahogany neck and bound Richlite fingerboard. At first, the SG Supreme was equipped with a pair of P-90 pickups, but these were phased out in favour of Humbuckers over the year 2000 and into 2001. In 2002, the ‘Fireburst’ finish seen here started rising from the tail of the guitar, rather than the traditional burst with dark edges and lighter center.

Used
Price: $3,420.00 CAD $3,799.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Stonebridge G24SR Steel String Guitar Natural, 2006

⚌Reduced‼  Stonebridge G24SR Steel String Guitar Natural, 2006

The Stonebridge G24SR, built at the Furch guitar shops at Velké Němčice in the Czech Republic, is based on a cutaway Grand Concert body design pairing Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood. Frantisek Furch has been building guitars and other musical instruments for decades, and as opportunities opened up in the Czech Republic, moved to full time instrument building. The “Stonebridge” name refers to the Charles Bridge in Prague. Furch’s guitars are well regarded and played by many throughout Europe, and are moving into North America with the Stonebridge Guitars International distribution company based in Kitchener, Ontario Canada.

Used
Price: $1,800.00 CAD $1,999.99 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Paramount Style B 5 String Banjo Maple, 1922

⚌Reduced‼  Paramount Style B 5 String Banjo Maple, 1922

The Paramount Style B 5 string is built using Maple for the bulk of the wooden components, with a bound Brazilian Rosewood bridge and headplate. The classic, fairly complex inlay set is executed in engraved Mother of Pearl. There is natural wear and checking to the lacquer finish, and there is some damage to parts of the headstock inlays from previous re-gluing work, along with some cracks in the Brazilian Rosewood head plate – this is to be expected on an instrument nearly a century old.

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Price: $2,250.00 CAD $3,500.00 CAD
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Taylor T5Z Custom Blackheart Sassafras NOS, 2017

Taylor T5Z Custom Blackheart Sassafras NOS, 2017

Here is a New Old Stock (NOS) Taylor T5Z Custom with a Blackheart Sassafras top, on sale at a significantly reduced price! The compact body size of the Taylor T5Z Custom along with the 12” fretboard radius and jumbo frets provides a very comfortable playing experience for the electric guitar fan. The combination of two electric pickups and one acoustic pickup and a five way switch allows for an excellent variety of tones from acoustic strumming to high gain leads. The body shell and neck are both Sapele, with a bound Ebony fingerboard.

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Price: $3,500.00 CAD $4,499.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson ES350 Electric Archtop Sunburst 1951

⚌Reduced‼  Gibson ES350 Electric Archtop Sunburst 1951

Here’s a real beauty – a Gibson ES350 Electric Archtop built during 1951 at the historic Parsons Street shop in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The ES-350 was built from 1947 to 1956, and for 1957 received a thinner body and new name – the ES-350T, the T standing for Thinline.   This model was played extensively by top artists like Barney Kessel, Chuck Berry, B B King and Tal Farlow. At its 1947 introduction, the Gibson ES350 was named the ‘ES-350 Premiere’ and was a full body, single cutaway archtop with a single P-90 pickup in the neck position. For 1949, it received a second pickup. Construction was typical of Gibson’s electric archtop production, with Laminate Maple for the top, sides and back, part of an attempt to reduce feedback at stage volumes.

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Price: $7,995.00 CAD $8,995.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion III Black, 1997

⚌Reduced‼  Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion III Black, 1997

The Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion III, the last iteration of the Howard Roberts models, appeared in 1991 and was built until the model was discontinued around 2010, though it went out of production between 2003 and 2005. The first Fusion models appeared in 1979. Howard Roberts was a prominent American jazz guitarist, session player and teacher, born in 1929 and died in 1992. As part of the key LA session crowd The Wrecking Crew, Roberts played on many recordings, TV show and movie scores.

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Price: $2,900.00 CAD $3,250.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Martin Style 2K Soprano Koa Ukulele, 1923

⚌Reduced‼ Martin Style 2K Soprano Koa Ukulele, 1923

Here we have a Martin Style 2K Soprano Koa Ukulele built around 1923 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania; this model debuted in 1918 as the Style 2, with the 2K Koa option until 1933, and as the Style 2 until 1965. In 1923, nickel patent tuners took the place of the original wooden friction pegs, helping date this instrument; at this point Martin Ukuleles did not receive serial numbers. This Martin Style 2K Koa Soprano Ukulele is in good working order and sounds quite good, with a warm, sweet tone.

Vintage
Price: $1,899.00 CAD $2,199.99 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Taylor 324e Grand Auditorium Steel String Mahogany, 2015

⚌Reduced‼ Taylor 324e Grand Auditorium Steel String Mahogany, 2015

Here we have a very good condition Taylor 324e, built during 2015 in El Cajon California and featuring Mahogany for the top, back and sides. with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge.   Current versions of this model feature V-Class bracing and use Tasmanian Blackwood for the sides and back.   The Taylor Expression System 2 pickup and preamp system is factory installed on all these models.  The Taylor 324e uses a non-cutaway version of the Grand Auditorium body design, Taylor’s most popular and versatile body shape, which according to Taylor delivers “a balanced blend of warmth, clarity and sustain with well-defined midrange. 

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Price: $1,900.00 CAD $2,100.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ DK Cleopatra Acoustic Steel String, 2017

⚌Reduced‼  DK Cleopatra Acoustic Steel String, 2017

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

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Price: $3,000.00 CAD $4,250.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Spector USA Forte 4 Bass Black, 2015

⚌Reduced‼ Spector USA Forte 4 Bass Black, 2015

The Spector USA Forte 4 bass brings back the early highly innovative Spector basses seen at The Twelfth Fret and in the hands of many pro players in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Stuart Spector began building basses with Alan Charney about the same time as The Twelfth Fret, and soon connected with Ned Steinberger – all members of the Brooklyn Woodworker’s Co-op. Steinberger, fresh from a furniture design course, took Spector’s neck-through construction and added a unique and very comfortable curved body. That curved body became one of the hallmarks of Spector designs.

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Price: $3,500.00 CAD $3,699.99 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Sergei De Jonge 7 String Classical Guitar Left Handed, 2013

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

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

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Price: $7,000.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Fender Jazz Bass Natural, 1973

⚌Reduced‼  Fender Jazz Bass Natural, 1973

The Fender Jazz Bass made its appearance in 1960 as Fender’s second major bass design after the two versions of the Precision Bass.  Targeted towards the Jazz players still using acoustic instruments, the Jazz Bass offered a punchy, focused tone and a narrow fast fingerboard. Offered with either a Maple or Rosewood fingerboard, this instrument was built until 1981 when it was replaced by the Standard Jazz Bass. The Fender Jazz Bass uses the same proven and highly reliable design concept as other Fender instruments – a Maple neck bolted to an Ash or Alder body.

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Price: $2,599.99 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson GB-3 Mastertone Guitar Banjo, 1926

⚌Reduced‼   Gibson GB-3 Mastertone Guitar Banjo, 1926

The first of the Gibson GB series of 6-string Mastertone Guitar Banjos appeared in 1918, as the GB-3 and GB-4. The GB-1 and GB-6 appeared in 1922, and by 1940, production had completely ended. The GB-5 was built only during 1925. These models were influenced by the popular Paramount banjo designs.These instruments are perhaps comparable in intent to the Resophonic guitars that were introduced by National just a few years later – meant to be used in fairly loud ensembles, often with horns, playing the Dixieland jazz that was all the rage.

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Price: $3,999.99 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson LG1 Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1949

⚌Reduced‼  Gibson LG1 Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1949

The Gibson LG1 was introduced during 1942 along with the LG-2 and LG-3 as entry level models – and with the US entry into WW2, but after about 100 of each were built, both the LG-1 and LG-3 were discontinued for the duration of the war. While the LG-2 was built throughout WW2, the LG-1  and LG-3 were not built from 1943 to 1945.  In 1958, the LG-0 was introduced. 

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Price: $2,850.00 CAD
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Kay ‘TrueTone’ Speed Demon K573 Thinline Sunburst, 1962

Kay 'TrueTone' Speed Demon K573 Thinline Sunburst, 1962

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

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Price: $999.99 CAD
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