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Collings MT2 A Style Gloss Mandolin, Vintage Burst

Collings MT2 A Style Gloss Mandolin, Vintage Burst

The Collings MT2 A Style is one of the finest production mandolins available, using top shelf materials and very high level build quality. Built using traditional mixtures of a Red (Adirondack) Spruce top, Eastern Flame Maple back, sides and neck, with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge, the Collings MT2 A Style is wrapped in an impeccable nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Collings does some of the best finishing around. The body of this example is bound with faux-tortoise plastic – Ivoroid is used on some versions – with black/white side and top purfling.

New
Price: $4,200.00 CAD
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Eastman E10D Mahogany Dreadnought

Eastman E10D Mahogany Dreadnought

The Eastman E10D follows a traditional dreadnought design featuring an Adirondack spruce top paired with mahogany fir the sides, back and neck. Based on the classic square shoulder dreadnoughts introduced to the mass market in the early 1930s and still the basis of many guitar lines, the Eastman E10D gets pretty much everything right. The Adirondack Spruce top produces a full, rich tone that holds up well when played hard, as might frequently happen in a bluegrass context. There’s plenty of bottom, shimmering top end and everything in between.

New
Price: $1,725.00 CAD
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Eastman E8OM Steel String Guitar, Natural

Eastman E8OM Steel String Guitar, Natural

The Eastman E8OM features all solid wood construction and a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish. The top, with Herringbone purfling, is Sitka Spruce, the sides, back and headplate Indian Rosewood. The body blocks and dovetail-joint neck are Mahogany, with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge. Unusually, the fingerboard also appears to have a light coat of clear lacquer.   The inlays are subtle, small snowflakes in Abalone.  The example seen here is strictly acoustic, but it is available with an L R Baggs pickup system. 

New
Price: $1,495.00 CAD
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Seagull Coastline Momentum HG A/E Steel String Guitar Cedar

Seagull Coastline Momentum HG A/E Steel String Guitar Cedar

The Seagull Coastline Momentum HG A/E is another excellent guitar from the Godin family in Quebec, with a solid Cedar top and laminate Cherry sides and back – and a Fishman pickup system! Since the creation of the award winning S6 model in 1982, Seagull guitars have been known for their excellent quality. The Seagull Coastline Momentum was designed in 2017 and features a solid cedar top and a very thin high gloss finish. This thin finish provides a luxurious accent to the wild cherry sides and back and allows the cedar top to vibrate more freely and that means more volume and tone production.

New
Price: $649.00 CAD
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Eastman PCH1 OM Orchestra Model Steel String Guitar, Natural

Eastman PCH1 OM Orchestra Model Steel String Guitar, Natural

The all-new Eastman PCH1 OM model really hits a sweet spot for players looking for upgraded features at an affordable price. One of the main features on this model is the solid Sitka spruce top, paired with a laminate Sapele body.  The top or sound board is one of the main components in tone production on an acoustic guitar. While laminate tops have more durability they are stiff and don’t vibrate well. The solid top vibrates with the energy of the strings and produces tone, and its ability to do this develops over time with playing.   This is a guitar that will grow with you!

New
Price: $380.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Advanced Jumbo Historic Collection Vintage Burst, 2005

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Advanced Jumbo Historic Collection Vintage Burst, 2005

Here’s a lovely and unusual piece – a Gibson Advanced Jumbo Historic Collection model, patterned after the original 1936 round shouldered, Rosewood dreadnought. While this looks rather like other Gibson round shoulder models – particularly the venerable J-45 – the Advanced Jumbo has a longer scale length, the X brace is moved closer to the soundhole, and the sides and back are Rosewood instead of Mahogany. Gibson launched the Advanced Jumbo in 1936 but discontinued it in 1939. The original models used a mix of Brazilian and Indian Rosewood – both are documented.

Used
Price: $2,349.00 CAD

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