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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Style A Mandolin, Black, 1928

❌SOLD❌   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: $2,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Edward Light English Guitar Pre-Romantic Era Black, 1790s

❌SOLD❌ Edward Light English Guitar Pre-Romantic Era Black, 1790s

From time to time unusual instruments arrive here, like this English Guitar from the Pre-Romantic Era, likely built by Edward Light as a transition instrument in England around 1790. The term ‘English Guitar’ usually refers to an instrument like a cittern, but that instrument usually has four or five double courses. That closest instrument in modern use is the Irish Bouzouki. This interesting example also has a rounded back, similar to a Lute, but here the back is a section of a truncated cone, likely built by bending two larger piece of wood for the sides, joined to one flat centerpiece.

Vintage
Price: $1,499.99 CAD

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

SOLD!!! 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: $2,349.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Lacote style ‘La Romantica’ Guitar by Milestones of Music, 2017

❌SOLD❌ 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: $2,750.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson F2 Mandolin Black, 1911

❌SOLD❌  Gibson F2 Mandolin Black, 1911

Built from 1904 to 1934, the Gibson F2 mandolin featured the stylized ‘F’ body with scrollwork, but also an oval sound hole rather than F-holes. Oval sound holes seem to provide a bit more sound to the player, while F-hole models tend to project their sound outwards, further. It’s always fascinating to see an instrument like this Gibson F2 mandolin, now over a century old and still in good playing condition.

Vintage
Price: $3,850.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Martin Style 1 Soprano Ukulele Mahogany, 1950s

❌SOLD❌ 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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