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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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❌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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Eastman E10SS/V Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Antique Varnish

Eastman E10SS/V Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Antique Varnish

Showing strong influences from the classic American Slope Shouldered dreadnought line, the Eastman E10SS/V uses all solid woods and a very nice Antique Varnish finish. The earliest dreadnought guitars were built by Martin for the Oliver Ditson company during 1916, and used the round or slope shoulder format seen here; When Martin finally put the dreadnought into production in 1931, the upper bouts or shoulders were squared.

Vintage
Price: $1,839.00 CAD
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Eastman E10OOSS Sunburst Steel String

Eastman E10OOSS Sunburst Steel String

Eastman Strings because we’ve found them to be excellent value. Based on proven designs, Eastman guitars are well built, well finished and deliver tone and playability. Part of the Eastman Strings Traditional series, the Eastman E10OOSS is a small body (00 size) sunburst finished guitar featuring a solid Adirondack Spruce top and solid Mahogany for back, sides and neck, with rosewood for the fingerboard, headplate and bridge. The tuners are open-style with “butter bean” shaped metal buttons.

New
Price: $1,610.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson 1936 Advanced Jumbo Vintage Sunburst, 2013

❌SOLD❌   Gibson 1936 Advanced Jumbo Vintage Sunburst, 2013

This is a treat – from the 2013 Historic Collection, what is now described as the Gibson 1936 Advanced Jumbo in Vintage Sunburst!  This model saw a very limited production run of perhaps 50 guitars during 2013. Initially introduced in 1936 and built until 1940, the Gibson Advanced Jumbo is a round or ‘slope’ shouldered dreadnought guitar with Red Spruce – also known as Adirondack Spruce – and Rosewood for the sides and back.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson J-50 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Guitar, 1953

❌SOLD❌ Gibson J-50 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Guitar, 1953

The Gibson J-50 first appeared alongside the J-45 in 1952 as a pair of slope or round-shouldered dreadnoughts, the J-50 in Natural and the J-45 Sunburst. These models replaced the J-35, built from 1936 to 1942. The two guitars are structurally very similar, but the natural-finish J-50 received multi-layer top binding and better visual grade Spruce tops as there was no tint to hide imperfections. For this reason, the J-50 carried a higher price.

Vintage
Price: $4,999.99 CAD

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