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Eric Sahlin Classical Guitar Rosewood, 2012

Eric Sahlin Classical Guitar Rosewood, 2012

Here is a rare treat – an Eric Sahlin Classical Guitar from 2012 with Western Red Cedar top and Central / South American Rosewood body, and a wonderful tone. It also sports a number of subtle but eye-catching visual details. Eric Sahlin has been building classical guitars and some lutes since 1975 and full time since 1979 in the Spokane, Washington area. His instruments are highly regarded and he is represented by Guitar Salon International, but his waiting list is currently nine years long.

Used
Price: $7,750.00 CAD
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Eastman DT30OM Double Top Orchestra Model

Eastman DT30OM Double Top Orchestra Model

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

New
Price: $2,880.00 CAD
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Fintan McEnroe Fin MC9 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2020

Fintan McEnroe Fin MC9 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2020

Here we have the Fintan McEnroe Fin MC9 F-style mandolin from Fintan McEnroe, working in Toronto but originally from Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, Ireland. The ‘9’ in the name refers to the mandolin serial number and production sequence; the Fin Mc 8 mandolin was sold recently. The Fintan McEnroe Fin MC9 is a traditional F-Style mandolin, with a carved Sitka Spruce top and Curly Maple for the sides, neck and carved back. The fingerboard and bridge are Ebony and the neck contains an adjustable truss rod. The body has double layer binding, and the inlays are a combination of Mother of Pearl and Abalone.

New
Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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Eastman E8OM Steel String Guitar, Natural

Eastman E8OM Steel String Guitar, Natural

The Eastman E8OM features all solid wood construction and a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish. The top, with Herringbone purfling, is Sitka Spruce, the sides, back and headplate Indian Rosewood. The body blocks and dovetail-joint neck are Mahogany, with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge. Unusually, the fingerboard also appears to have a light coat of clear lacquer.   The inlays are subtle, small snowflakes in Abalone.  The example seen here is strictly acoustic, but it is available with an L R Baggs pickup system. 

New
Price: $1,495.00 CAD
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Larrivee L09 Koa Custom 5 of 10, 2006

Larrivee L09 Koa Custom 5 of 10, 2006

This Larrivee L09 Koa was the fifth of a custom order of 10 guitars by The Twelfth Fret, with woods selected personally by Jean Larrivee for the year 2006. For this Larrivee L09 Koa, the top is Sitka Spruce and the spectacular sides and back are Acacia Koa, found in Hawaii. The body blocks and neck are Mahogany, with Ebony for the head plate, bridge and bound fingerboard. The gold tuners with creme plastic buttons are part of the custom specifications. No electronics are installed, this guitar is purely acoustic.

Used
Price: $3,750.00 CAD
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Eastman PCH1 D Dreadnought Steel String Guitar Classic Finish

Eastman PCH1 D Dreadnought Steel String Guitar Classic Finish

The PCH1 D model from Eastman guitars is an excellent choice for players looking for great sounding guitar at an affordable price. One of the main features on this model is the solid Sitka spruce top. The top or sound board is one of the main components in tone production on an acoustic guitar. While laminate tops have more durability they are stiff and don’t vibrate well. The solid top vibrates with the energy of the strings and produces tone.

New
Price: $380.00 CAD
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