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❌ SOLD ❌ Robert Laughlin Steel String Acoustic Guitar, 1983

❌ SOLD ❌ Robert Laughlin Steel String Acoustic Guitar, 1983

Robert Laughlin has been building guitars, mandolins and related stringed instruments in Vancouver,  British Columbia since 1977.   He started building following a night course run by Bill Lewis, who went on to found Luthiers Mercantile. He has since built hundreds of instruments and has developed a unique body style for his guitars; he also offers Mandolins, Octave Mandolins and Celtic Bouzoukis.
Here we have a Laughlin Concert model steel string guitar built during 1983. Its body design is a bit smaller than a dreadnought, and is built with a Sitka Spruce top and Indian Rosewood for the back, sides, headplate and bridge with Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard. A Carbon Fiber rod was built into the neck for stiffness without weight.

Vintage
Price: $1,499.99 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ SS Stewart Sunburst Steel String Acoustic Guitar, 1930s

❌ SOLD ❌ SS Stewart Sunburst Steel String Acoustic Guitar, 1930s

The SS Stewart company, named for Samuel Swain Stewart was a major producer of banjos between 1878 and 1904, and was bought by B&J (Bugellsein & Jacobson) a few years after Stewart’s death. Over the years, B&J shifted to producing mostly guitars with the brand, had many companies build the actual instruments including Chicago Musical Instruments, who also built Harmony, Kay, and Silvertone brands. At the end of the 1920s and the start of the 1930’s, both C F Martin and Gibson also produced some SS Stewart guitars.    

Vintage
Price: $1,490.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Waterloo Jumbo King Steel String WL-JK by Collings, Sunburst 2016

❌SOLD❌ Waterloo Jumbo King Steel String WL-JK by Collings, Sunburst 2016

Waterloo instruments are Colling’s homage to Americn guitars from the 1930s and 40s. The Waterloo Jumbo King, WL-JK, reproduces a design built by Regal for Montgomery Ward catalog sales.

Used
Price: $1,899.00 CAD

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NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Gibson 1941 SJ-100 Jumbo Steel String Guitar, 2013

NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Gibson 1941 SJ-100 Jumbo Steel String Guitar, 2013

The Gibson 1941 SJ-100, built in Bozeman Montana, recreates one of the rarest Gibson acoustics – the SJ-100, using a Super Jumbo body with Mahogany back and sides. These were first introduced in 1939, replaced in 1941 but rapidly discontinued with under 180 built.
The 1941 SJ-100 uses Sitka Spruce for the top and braces, Mahogany for the back, sides and neck, and Indian Rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. An L R Baggs Element pickup is installed at the factory, like most modern Gibson acoustics, and it’s ready to go. The headstock shape is very reminiscent of the late 1930’s and 1940’s pegheads, with a Mother of Pearl script Gibson logo.

Used
Price: $2,650.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Ratliff R5-G F-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2015

❌SOLD❌ Ratliff R5-G F-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2015

The Ratliff R5 mandolin is built by hand in Church Hill, Tennessee, part of a small lineup of F style and A style mandolins. The company was originally started to produce left-handed F-Style instruments, but has grown to produce right hand models, and offer both F hole and oval hole verions.

Used
Price: $3,499.99 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Hopf Archtop Guitar for Remeny Music, 1950s

❌ SOLD ❌ Hopf Archtop Guitar for Remeny Music, 1950s

Here’s an interesting archtop guitar carrying a bit of world and local history – a Hopf archtop guitar built for and imported by Remeny Music in Toronto. There are two names associated with this instrument, Hopf and Remeny (now spelled in its original Hungarian form as Remenyi). Both have significant histories affected by European wars and trends. Hopf has been a well-established German maker of classical instruments since 1909 with interruptions during the world wars, but in the postwar era and until the 1970s built or commissioned archtop and electric guitars.

Vintage
Price: $1,250.00 CAD

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