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Bearclaw Spruce

Karol Belair Harp Guitar Natural, 2021

Karol Belair Harp Guitar Natural, 2021

Here’s an unusual, beautiful and spectacular piece – a Tony Karol Belair Harp Guitar, combining salvaged Bearclaw Spruce and Cocobolo with a fan fret fingerboard! Harp guitars date to the early years of the 18th century and the first true harp guitar appeared in Paris in 1773, built by Naderman.   He called this instrument a ‘Bisex’,  meaning double six – six harp strings and six regular strings.   Over time that term has taken on a rather different meaning. 

Price: $10,000.00 CAD

❌SOLD❌ Tim Reede Custom OM Palo Escrito Steel String Guitar, 2016

❌SOLD❌ Tim Reede Custom OM Palo Escrito Steel String Guitar, 2016

Tim Reede’s instruments are demonstrations of his skill and craftsmanship, and also of his understanding of what a guitar needs – an understanding comes from actually playing them. Here we have a Tim Reed Palo OM, built during 2017 at Reede’s shop in Minneapolis using bearclaw spruce, likely Sitka, for the top, Palo Escrito for the sides and back, and a 5-piece neck of mahogany, walnut and maple. The headplate, fingerboard and bridge are Indian Rosewood with bone for the nut and saddle. The top features a very blue Abalone rosette. Tuners are Gotoh 510 models, very smooth and accurate.

Price: $2,999.99 CAD

This instrument has sold



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