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❌SOLD❌ 1930 Gibson Granada Mastertone Banjo 5-String Conversion

❌SOLD❌  1930 Gibson Granada Mastertone Banjo 5-String Conversion

The Gibson Granada Mastertone banjo appeared in 1925 in the second from the top position in the Gibson Banjo line, and was built until 1937.

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❌SOLD❌ 1850s Romantic Guitar built by Coffe, Paris

❌SOLD❌ 1850s Romantic Guitar built by Coffe, Paris

During the 1800s there were many romantic guitar builders, in Paris, London, and other European cities.
This fine example was built in Paris around the 1850s and is stamped ‘Coffe’ and signed Coffe – Goguette by the neck block.

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Price: $2,450.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ C. Bruno and Son Banjo, circa 1867

❌SOLD❌ C. Bruno and Son Banjo, circa 1867

This C. Bruno and Son fretless banjo arrived here about 15 years ago and has been in storage ever since. As is often the case with my “projects”, it was forgotten for years. I recently came into a lovely set of Ivoroid friction tuners that reminded me of the Bruno banjo and its need for appropriate tuners. This 130-year-old set of friction pegs were typical of the 1880s or 90s. And since they are synthetic ivory, they are legal under the CITES regulations.

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❌SOLD❌ Gennaro Fabricatore Romantic Era Guitar, 1830

❌SOLD❌ Gennaro Fabricatore Romantic Era Guitar, 1830

Here is a wonderful 1830 Gennaro Fabricatore Romantic Era Guitar. There seems little doubt that the first modern 6 string guitars had their genesis in Naples in the 1790s, in the workshops of Giovanni Battista Fabricatore. Clearly Gennaro Fabricatore I and II were influenced by Giovanni. Innovations were a common occurrence in the Neapolitan hotbed of guitar and mandolin builders and Gennaro Fabricator soon gave their guitars a unique appearance and gained respect throughout Europe.

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❌SOLD❌ Louis Panormo Guitar, 1838

❌SOLD❌ Louis Panormo Guitar, 1838

Louis Panormo was the most successful of all nineteenth-century London guitar makers. His clients included Trinidad Huerta Madame Pratten and probably Fernando Sor. He built guitars from 1822 to around 1855 when his nephew took over the business. This 1838 Louis Panormo Guitar is an excellent example of the work of the era.

This particular 1838 Louis Panormo guitar was Panormo’s top regular model, with brazilian rosewood back and sides and a mother of pearl rosette. It was made in the Spanish style with seven fan braces (yes before Torres).

Vintage
Price: $8,450.00 CAD

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No Longer Available: Eastman MD815V Varnish Mandolin

No Longer Available: Eastman MD815V Varnish Mandolin

Before Eastman Strings came along, you just could not get an all solid true carved (not pressed) mandolin in this price point. Well the folks at Eastman have once again pushed the boundaries of what you can expect in an affordable instrument with the introduction of their new MD815V varnish finished F-5 style mandolin!

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