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Collings D42 Adirondack/Brazilian, Varnish Finish, 2008

Collings D42 Adirondack/Brazilian, Varnish Finish, 2008

Here is a rare beauty – built in 2008, a custom Collings D42 with AAA Adirondack top, Brazilian Rosewood for the sides, back and head plate, an antiqued Varnish finish and a classic ’42’ Torch style inlay set.   The body blocks and neck are Honduran Mahogany,  and the fingerboard and bridge are Ebony.    

Used
Price: $18,750.00 CAD
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Furch G23-CB Cutaway Steel String African Blackwood, 2017

Furch G23-CB Cutaway Steel String African Blackwood, 2017

Here we’re looking at a Furch G23-CB steel string acoustic guitar built in the early part of 2017. The model number identifies this instrument as having a Grand Auditorium body, part of the now-discontinued ’23’ series, with Cedar top and African Blackwood sides and back.

Used
Price: $2,500.00 CAD
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Larrivee L10 12-String Guitar with Dragon Inlay, 1980s

Larrivee L10 12-String Guitar with Dragon Inlay, 1980s

This Larrivee L10 12 String guitar with a Dragon headstock inlay was built in Victoria, British Columbia, and dates to the very early 1980’s. Based on their standard ‘L’ body, which is itself based on classical guitar body proportions, this lovely guitar is built using Sitka Spruce for the top Abalone for the top purfling and rosette, Indian Rosewood for the sides, back and head plate, Mahogany for the body blocks and neck and Ebony for the bridge and bound fingerboard.

Vintage
Price: $2,850.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Martin D-42K Custom Koa Dreadnought, 2005

❌SOLD❌  Martin D-42K Custom Koa Dreadnought, 2005

Sometimes we run into guitars that are just spectacular in every way. This Martin D-42K Koa Custom, built between May and July 2005, 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.

Used
Price: $8,499.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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❌SOLD❌ Ryan Paradiso Grand Concert Steel String Guitar, 2020

❌SOLD❌   Ryan Paradiso Grand Concert Steel String Guitar, 2020

Here we have a very special Ryan Paradiso Grand Concert model, built during 2020 in Southern California and with all of the Ryan appointments. It is rare to see one of these models on the used market. Kevin Ryan has been building guitars since 1987, while he was an engineer for Northrop AgroScience Lab, building models of jets for transonic wind tunnel testing. The necessarily extreme thoroughness and attention to detail carried over into his guitar designs, producing many innovations – not to mention great sounding guitars!

Used
Price: $12,000.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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❌SOLD❌ David Nichols 00 Style Steel String Guitar, 2002

❌SOLD❌  David Nichols 00 Style Steel String Guitar, 2002

This David Nichols OO style guitar demonstrates Nichol’s high degree of familiarity with pearl inlay – it looks like it was easy for the builder to do, a sure sign that it isn’t. This David Nichols OO style guitar is a great example. Dave Nichols has spent decades doing custom inlay work, including a lot for the Martin Guitar company, and he’s chosen the classic designs and here, the ‘Style 41’ inlay set executed in Mother of Pearl and Abalone.

Used
Price: $3,200.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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