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Martin Style 1 Soprano Ukulele Mahogany, 1950s

Martin Style 1 Soprano Ukulele Mahogany, 1950s

The Martin Style 1 Soprano ukulele first appeared in 1917 and was built into the 1960’s, and has now been replaced by the Martin S1 ukulele. In the later part of the 1900’s and into the 1920’s and 1930’s, the ukulele and Hawaiian music (including steel guitar) were very popular, and Martin wanted part of the market. Though there were some prototypes built before WW1, Martin’s designs were not finalized until 1917 and the introduction of the Style 1 and Style 2; the Style 3 appeared in 1924.

Vintage
Price: $999.99 CAD
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Lacote style ‘La Romantica’ Guitar by Milestones of Music, 2017

Lacote style 'La Romantica' Guitar by Milestones of Music, 2017

For the ‘La Romantica’ model, Jellinghaus begins with the work of Rene Francis Lacote, who built in Paris from 1785 to 1868. At the time, the guitar was becoming more and more popular, but the bracing designs limited the amount of volume it could produce – and consequently the size of the audience. 

Used
Price: $3500 CAD
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Gibson Style A Mandolin, Black, 1928

Gibson Style A Mandolin, Black, 1928

Here we’re looking at a Gibson Style A mandolin in overall good and largely original condition. The A-Style or ‘Teardrop’ body is built with a hand-carved, arched Spruce top paired with a carved, arched Mahogany back. The sides and neck are also Mahogany, with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge.

Vintage
Price: $2500 CAD
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‼️ REDUCED‼️ Larson Brothers Maurer 551 Steel String Guitar, late 1920s

‼️ REDUCED‼️ Larson Brothers Maurer 551 Steel String Guitar, late 1920s

This Larson Brothers Maurer 551 dates to the late 1920s and uses an Auditorium sized body, 15 inches wide. As was often the case in the period, there is no serial number and records are scarce, so it is difficult to date exactly. The top is Spruce, the back and sides are Brazilian Rosewood, with a number of old repairs to both. The neck is mahogany, with Ebony used for the fingerboard and bridge. The scale length is a modern 25.6 inches, and the nut width a fairly wide 1.9 inches. The finish base is original but there are a number of touchups and some overspray.

Vintage
Price: $7999.00 CAD
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Eastman MD814-V F-Style Oval-Hole Mandolin Black Antique Varnish

Eastman MD814-V F-Style Oval-Hole Mandolin Black Antique Varnish

The Eastman MD814/V F-Style Oval-Hole Mandolin is based on the groundbreaking designs by Orville Gibson in the late part of the 19th century, blending traditional mandolin and violin construction principles.

New
Price: $2349 CAD
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Eastman MD815-V F-Style F-Hole Mandolin Antique Varnish

Eastman MD815-V F-Style F-Hole Mandolin Antique Varnish

The Eastman MD815-V F-Style F-Hole Mandolin is one of the most recognisable mandolin designs, based on the groundbreaking work of Orville Gibson in the late part of the 19th century, blending traditional mandolin and violin construction principles.  The F-Style mandolin has become one of the benchmark instruments for country, bluegrass, celtic, and traditional music forms.  And, if you take a listen to Chris Thile, they can do Bach to the full potential of the player.  Closely related to the Eastman MD814-V model, the F soundhole and its enhanced treble attack tilts the Eastman MD815-V towards Bluegrass and Country repertoires, compared to the F-holes on the MD815/V.

New
Price: $2349 CAD
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