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John Greven Prairie State Doug Jones Special Sunburst, 2002

John Greven Prairie State Doug Jones Special Sunburst, 2002

Here is a rarity! A John Greven Prairie State Model ‘Doug Jones Special’ jumbo steel string from the early 2000’s. This beautiful piece is built with a Spruce top, Flame Maple for the back, sides and neck, and Brazilian Rosewood for the bridge and bound fingerboard. The binding, heel cap, head plate and pickguard are faux tortoise. Tuners are Waverly open gear models with creme plastic buttons. Greven built a number of ‘Prairie State’ models. This is a jumbo design,

Used
Price: $3,750.00 CAD
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Martin D16GT Steel String Dreadnought Natural, 2010

Martin D16GT Steel String Dreadnought Natural, 2010

The Martin D16GT was built from 1999 to 2019 and like the D-18, pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Mahogany for the back, sides, body blocks and neck. The ‘GT’ references the Gloss Top finish – the rest of the guitar’s finish is satin. On these models, the fingerboard and bridge are Richlite, and the head plate is Granadillo.

Used
Price: $1,450.00 CAD
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Samick by S. Yairi S7 Steel String Natural, 1989

Samick by S. Yairi S7 Steel String Natural, 1989

This is an unusual piece – a 1989 Samick by S. Yairi S7 Steel String guitar with Cedar top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. While it’s an interesting and high quality instrument, it also illustrates a point in the history of guitar building in Japan, Korea — and Northern Ireland. Shown here is a Samick by S. Yairi S7 model dated to June 1989. This cedar topped, Rosewood bodied guitar has many features carried from Yairi’s then-recent contract work with George Lowden.

Used
Price: $1,500.00 CAD
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Larrivee L-03 Silver Oak Steel String Natural, 2008

Larrivee L-03 Silver Oak Steel String Natural, 2008

This limited edition Larrivee L-03 Silver Oak with a Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top dates to early 2008 in Vancouver, BC and is in great condition with its original hard shell case. Larrivee names the highly figured back and side wood as Silver Oak, while its proper name is Grievella Robusta, also called Australian Lacewood – it is not actually an Oak.

Used
Price: $1,700.00 CAD
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Taylor NS62ce Nylon String Crossover Natural, 2010

Taylor NS62ce Nylon String Crossover Natural, 2010

Built 2002 to 2011, the Taylor NS62ce was a ‘crossover’ model, part of the Nylon Series. A ‘Crossover’ usually has a number of features seldom found on other nylon string guitars, including a cutaway plus a narrower, crowned fingerboard and often electronics.

Used
Price: $2,000.00 CAD
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Guild Starfire VI Thinline Electric Blonde, 1974

Guild Starfire VI Thinline Electric Blonde, 1974

Seen here is a beautifully figured Flame Maple (blonde) Guild Starfire VI built near Newark, New Jersey around October of 1974. it is in overall rather good condition with a natural wear spot to the back finish, where the body would rest against the player’s belt. The hardware is gold plated, with Guild-branded Schaller tuners at the head (Grover Roto-Matics had been more commonly used), and Guild’s spacing-adjustable roller bridge.

Vintage
Price: $5,500.00 CAD
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