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C. F. Martin D-42 Custom Koa Steel String Guitar, 2005

C. F. Martin D-42 Custom Koa Steel String Guitar, 2005

Sometimes we run into guitars that are just spectacular in every way. This Martin D-42 Custom Koa is one such guitar. This guitar is visually stunning and has far more than just good looks. It plays very well, is extremely responsive with a full, rich and sparkling tone, and it’s quite light. A classic C F Martin logo is also executed in Abalone. The fingerboard and bridge features a classic Snowflake motif, again in Abalone.

Price: $8599 CAD
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C. F. Martin 000-12 Custom Shop Goncalo Alves, 2017

C. F. Martin 000-12 Custom Shop Goncalo Alves, 2017

Here’s a very special guitar – a C. F. Martin 000-12 Custom Shop 12 Fret, built during 2017 with Swiss Spruce top and Goncalo Alves for the back and sides. As a Martin Custom Shop instrument, this guitar is based on a 000 model with 12 fret neck, with customer-specified wood and trim choices. The top is certified High Altitude Swiss Spruce with scalloped Sitka Spruce bracing.

Price: $3999.99 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.

Price: $3300 CAD
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Ibanez JS1000 Joe Satriani Black Pearl, 2005

Ibanez JS1000 Joe Satriani Black Pearl, 2005

The Ibanez JS1000 Joe Satriani model was built from 1994 to 2014 and for much of that time available in the Black Pearl finish seen here. Joe Satriani has been highly influential for decades, dating back to giving Steve Vai and Kirk Hammett lessons and on to his own work as a sideman and successful solo career. There’s a lot to like in the Ibanez JS1000. The design is very effective, and based on the real needs of a highly skilled performer.

Price: $1200 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Anthony Karol Orchestra Model OM Rosewood, 2016

❌SOLD❌  Anthony Karol Orchestra Model OM Rosewood, 2016

Built at his workshop in Mississauga, Ontario, the Anthony Karol Orchestra Model is a fine example of skill and meticulous craft work. The Orchestra Model design is based closely on the classic 000 body size, but normally has a longer scale length. Karol makes the body slightly wider and rounds the shoulders for slightly increased bass output, with the goal of a more even response across the spectrum.

Price: $4400 CAD

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❌ Sold ❌ C. F. Martin 000-18 Custom Shop Figured Mahogany, 2015

❌ Sold ❌  C. F. Martin 000-18 Custom Shop Figured Mahogany, 2015

This C. F. Martin 000-18 custom shop model dates to 2015 and uses higher grade figured woods and subtle decoration to improve on a classic design. The first samples of the 000 body date to 1902, and one 000-18 was built, using Maple for the back and sides, during 1906. In 1911, three were made, and by 1923 sales numbers started to increase into the hundreds. In 1933, 14-fret necks started to appear and soon became standard.

Price: $2750 CAD

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