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Tony Duggan Smith Mystic Short Scale Archtop Blonde, 1995

Tony Duggan Smith Mystic Short Scale Archtop Blonde, 1995

Here is a treat – a Tony Duggan Smith Mystic, a short scale (21.89 inch, 556mm) cutaway archtop built during 1995 at Duggan-Smith’s Toronto shop. Tony Duggan-Smith has been around the Canadian arts music and film scene for decades.  He was a member of the Pukka Orchestra and Neotone after apprenticing with Jean Larrivee and leading the repair department at Ring Music, then run by Bill Wagner and Michael McLuhan (yes that McLuhan.),  and has also over a decade of work in the film industry.  One of his current projects is the Apprehension Engine, an instrument specifically designed for use in horror films.  

Used
Price: $5,650.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Ibanez AAF207 7-String Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1997

❌SOLD❌  Ibanez AAF207 7-String Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1997

The body of the Ibanez AAF207 7-String is Maple laminate, as is the case for many professional grade cutaway archtop electrics. On the top, the laminate has an outward layer of Spruce, while it’s Flamed Maple for the sides and back. The neck is a three piece design, with outside layers of Mahogany on a Maple center section, and an Ebony fingerboard with three-piece Abalone and Mother of Pearl position markers. The traditional wooden bridge is Ebony, for both cap and base.   

Used
Price: $2,250.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ American Archtop Unger American Dream Archtop Guitar Natural, 2002

❌SOLD❌ American Archtop Unger American Dream Archtop Guitar Natural, 2002

This Unger archtop – an American Dream model, was built with solid hand-carved German Spruce top, hand carved European Flame Maple back, and Flame Maple for the sides and neck. The body is unbound. The neck carries an unbound Ebony fingerboard, and Ebony is also used for the bridge, tailpiece, and pickguard. Schaller tuners are mounted on the head and a Kent Armstrong pickup is mounted to the top in the neck position, and volume and tone controls are mounted beside the lower part of the the treble F-hole.

Used
Price: $3,000.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Lucca LS1C ‘Gary Benson’ Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 2002

❌SOLD❌ Lucca LS1C 'Gary Benson' Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 2002

The Lucca LS1C is a standard model for Ron Lucca, who has been building guitars and working with musical instruments including high end pianos since 1969. The late Toronto Jazz Guitarist Gary Benson had an LS1C built for himself. This guitar was ordered with options to replicate it. Ronald Lucca built his first classical guitar in 1969, and the next year entered an apprenticeship at the Steinway Piano Company in Philadelphia. He worked with pianos for some time, and went back to University ultimately earning a Masters in Music Therapy from Temple University. He also became the official supplier for Ebony Benedetto tailpieces and finger-rests.

Used
Price: $1,875.00 CAD

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