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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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Anthony Karol Orchestra Model OM Rosewood, 2016

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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G W Barry M Body Cutaway Indian Rosewood, 1995

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: $3500 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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C. F. Martin 00-42SC John Mayer ‘Stagecoach’ Guitar, 2016

C. F. Martin 00-42SC John Mayer 'Stagecoach' Guitar, 2016

Here’s an interesting instrument – From C F Martin, the 00-42SC John Mayer model, which replicates a Stagecoach or early Travel Guitar! This spectacular instrument combines a 00 size body with Sitka Spruce and Cocobolo, and adds ’42’ series inlays and appointments. A 12-fret neck and slotted peghead are used to keep the dimensions down, keeping in mind that the SC designates that these originally were designed to be used as entertainment on stagecoach journeys (or perhaps ordeals).

Price: $9500 CAD
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Gibson Dove Custom Acacia Amber Burst, 2015

Gibson Dove Custom Acacia Amber Burst, 2015

The Gibson Dove Custom Acacia Amber Burst was introduced as a limited edition model, using AA grade Sitka Spruce for the top, Acacia for the back and sides, and Maple for the 3-piece neck. The fingerboard and bridge are Indian Rosewood.  An L R Baggs VTS system is factory standard, and the hardware is gold plated.  

Price: $3150 CAD
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