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Beard Deco Phonic Sidecar Acoustic Sunburst

Beard Deco Phonic Sidecar Acoustic Sunburst

Here’s a treat – a new Paul Beard Deco Phonic Sidecar acoustic, hearkening back to the classic models of the 1930s heard on many blues ragtime and country recordings. The Beard Deco Phonic Sidecar is built on the standard Beard R body, with an Engelmann Spruce top, Finnish Birch Laminate back and sides, Mahogany neck and Morado bridge and fingerboard. Morado is a non-CITES listed substitute for Brazilian Rosewood, sometimes known as Pau Ferro.

New
Price: $2,450.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ National Style 1 Tricone Resophonic Guitar, 1929

❌SOLD❌  National Style 1 Tricone Resophonic Guitar,  1929

This National Style 1 Tricone has a 12-fret ‘Spanish’ or round neck and dates to 1929, and was built at the National shop in Los Angeles. All of these guitars had 12-fret necks until 1934, at which point the influence of banjo players migrating to guitar prompted an industry shift to 14-fret necks. This guitar is in good condition and is fully playable – it has just been serviced at The Twelfth Fret Repair Shop, with a neck reset, fret dress, setup, brace repair and new cones.

Vintage
Price: $8,500.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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❌SOLD❌National Model 1008 Console 8 String Steel White, 1961

❌SOLD❌National Model 1008 Console 8 String Steel White, 1961

From the early 1930s until the rise of Rock ‘n Roll, steel guitars like this National Model 1008 Console 8 were very popular, and for novice players, often their first instrument. In fact, the very first production electric guitars were Electric Hawaiian steel models, and the first of those was almost certainly the 1932 Ro-Pat-In Steel. Ro-Pat-In quickly improved their name to ‘Rickenbacher’ and soon also introduced the very rare 1935 ‘Ken Roberts’ guitar, arguably the first production Electric Spanish style guitar. Rickenbacker at this time was also building metal parts for both National and DoBro.

Vintage
Price: $650.00 CAD

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National NRP Raw Steel 12 Fret Resophonic Guitar

National NRP Raw Steel 12 Fret Resophonic Guitar

The National NRP Raw Steel 12 is built like other NRP models with steel bodies and single 9.5 inch resonator cone, but is visually distinct with its retro ‘Chickenfoot’ style cover plate and new finish.   This finish can ‘work’ a bit better than the highly polished and reflective surface on the more expensive models, as in not showing smudges as easily. 

New
Price: $2,889.00 CAD
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Paul Beard R Model Squareneck Resonator Guitar Sunburst, 2013

Paul Beard R Model Squareneck Resonator Guitar Sunburst, 2013

This Beard R Model Squareneck was built during 2013 at the Beard shop in scenic Hagerstown, Maryland, is in very good condition and has the Fishman Nashville ‘Jerry Douglas’ pickup installed. This one is ready to go, onstage or on tour! This model features solid Mahogany for the neck and open-soundwell body, and the binding is Curly Maple. The fingerboard is Ebony, with Mother of Pearl for the position markers; the bridge is Maple with an Ebony cap and that covers the woods used.

Used
Price: $3,390.00 CAD
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National NRP Raw Steel 14 Fret Resophonic Guitar

National NRP Raw Steel 14 Fret Resophonic Guitar

New for 2020, the National NRP Raw Steel 14 Fret sports a new lightly ‘distressed’ finish and still delivers the warm, rich unmistakable National sound.  Also available in a 12-fret model.  The National NRP 14 is built like other NRP models with steel bodies and single 9.5 inch resonator cone, but is visually distinct with its retro ‘Chickenfoot’ style cover plate and new finish.

New
Price: $2,889.00 CAD
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