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

SOLD!!! 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: $2,475.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ C F Martin Style 1 Soprano Ukulele, 1917

❌SOLD❌  C F Martin Style 1 Soprano Ukulele, 1917

Here’s something special – a century old C F Martin Style 1 Soprano ukulele, built during the uke’s first rise in popularity. Eventually, the Ukulele became so popular that Martin had to expand their production facility. The Ukulele started to gain attention in the early years of the 20th century, and C F Martin made a few examples around 1906. However, these were built more like guitars and the relatively heavy bracing did not work well. In 1916, the company launched a new version with traditionally lighter construction and these were well received.

Vintage
Price: $1,100.00 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Milestones of Music ‘La Romantica 1a’ Lacote Guitar, 2017

❌ SOLD ❌ Milestones of Music 'La Romantica 1a' Lacote Guitar, 2017

Here at The Twelfth Fret we frequently see original Romantic era instruments. Here, we’re looking at an impressive modern reproduction of a Rene Lacote guitar, named ‘La Romantica’ by Milestones of Music.

Used

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❌ SOLD ❌ Stephan Thumhart Romantic Guitar, Munich 1820

❌ SOLD ❌ Stephan Thumhart Romantic Guitar, Munich 1820

This is one of the older pieces in our shop at the moment – a fully functional Romantic guitar by Stephan Thumhart, built in Munich and dated to 1820. It features a modern 25.5 inch scale length, spruce top, and figured maple back and sides. The neck of this Stephan Thumhart Romantic Guitar is maple with ebony for the fingerboard and pin bridge. It has had many repairs over its nearly two hundred year history, but works well.

Vintage
Price: $1,800.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Bacon Professional FF Special 5 String Open Back Banjo, 1914

❌SOLD❌ Bacon Professional FF Special 5 String Open Back Banjo, 1914

This is a very nice Bacon Professional FF Special 5-string open back banjo, built for Fredrick J Bacon of Forest Dale, Vermont, around 1914 by the Vega company. Fred Bacon was a very well known professional banjo player who achieved the ultimate in his time’s mass media exposure – recording for Thomas Edison’s Phonograph Company. The Bacon Banjo Company was formed by Bacon and his wife at their home in Forest Dale, VT in 1906. The banjos were actually built to order by various companies, but primarily by Vega. In 1914, the celluloid Bacon label seen in one of the rear views here appeared in the company catalog. The Bacon Professional FF Special was produced around 1914.

Vintage
Price: $4,375.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson TB-7 Tenor Banjo, 1937

❌SOLD❌ Gibson TB-7 Tenor Banjo, 1937

Here is a rare treat – from 1937, a Gibson TB-7 tenor banjo and case in good all original condition, having one owner from new.

Vintage
Price: $56,700.00 CAD

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