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Bourgeois Vintage D Adirondack Top, 2015

Bourgeois Vintage D Adirondack Top, 2015

Here we’re treated to a Bourgeois Vintage D, dating to May 19 2015 and featuring an Adirondack Spruce top paired with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back. The neck is Mahogany, with a Ziricote head plate, and Ebony is used for the bridge and bound fingerboard. Mother of Pearl is used for the Bourgeois headstock inlay and the snowflake position marker sets. The top is enclosed in an old-style Herringbone inlay, and the back has a ‘Zipper’ center strip.  Open gear,  nickel plated Waverly tuners – made in Bozeman, Montana, not far from the Gibson Acoustic shop – are at the head. 

Used
Price: $3800 CAD
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C F Martin D 76 Bicentennial Limited Edition #0940, 1976

C F Martin D 76 Bicentennial Limited Edition #0940, 1976

The C F Martin D 76 Bicentennial Limited Edition guitar was built during 1975 and 1976 to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of the founding of the United States of America. The first 200 D 76 Bicentennial models appeared during 1975, with another 1,976 completing the run during 1976. This model is based on the classic D body design, with an Adirondack Spruce top and sides, head plate and three-piece back of Indian Rosewood; the back sections have Herringbone separators. The neck is Mahogany, with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge.

Vintage
Price: $4500 CAD
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Collings MF5 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst 2012

Collings MF5 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst 2012

Here we’re looking at a Collings MF5 built during 2012 at the Collings shop in Austin, Texas. It features a hand-carved and voiced Red or Adirondack Spruce top paired with a spectacular hand carved, bookmatched Flame Maple back and matching sides. The neck is also Maple, with a bound Ebony fingerboard, Ebony headplate and bridge. The Mother of Pearl inlays are restrained- a small ‘Flourish’ decoration on the head plate, and dot markers on the fingerboard. The body is bound top and back, as is the fingerboard and top surface of the head stock.

Used
Price: $7500 CAD
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Sold! Martin 0 28 Custom Shop Steel String Guitar Natural, 2007

Sold!  Martin 0 28 Custom Shop Steel String Guitar Natural, 2007

Here we have a Martin 0 28 12-fret guitar, built during 2007 at the Martin Custom Shop in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. It features Adirondack Spruce for the top and body bracing, Indian Rosewood for the back, sides, and head plate. The neck, back bracing and body blocks are Mahogany, with Ebony for the pyramid-style bridge and ivoroid-bound fingerboard.

Used
Price: $3600 CAD

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C F Martin 00-18 Steel String Guitar, 1962

C F Martin 00-18 Steel String Guitar, 1962

The C F Martin 00-18 steel string guitar has its origins in 1898, and was originally built with Rosewood back and sides until 1917, and braced for gut strings until 1923. It stayed in production until 1995, and was brought back online in 2016 with the occasional custom shop or signature model made available in the in-between time.In the form we’re most familiar with, the Martin 00-18 steel string guitar uses Martin’s smaller ’00’ sized body, using Sitka Spruce top and braces paired with Mahogany for the sides, back, 14-fret neck, and body blocks.

Vintage
Price: $4350 CAD
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C F Martin Custom Shop 000 Guitar, Guatemalan Rosewood, 2015

C F Martin Custom Shop 000 Guitar, Guatemalan Rosewood, 2015

Here’s something special – a C F Martin Custom Shop 000 body guitar, custom built with an Adirondack Spruce top and a spectacular set of Guatemalan Rosewood for the back and sides.

Used
Price: $5500 CAD
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