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GW Barry Concert LH CW Brazilian Rosewood, 2017

GW Barry Concert LH CW Brazilian Rosewood, 2017

This GW Barry Concert LH features a Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top paired with a lovely Brazilian Rosewood set for the sides, back and head plate. This guitar was built during 2017 at GW Barry’s shop in Toronto, Canada. High quality, high end and hand built Left Handed guitars are not very common, so it is a treat to see this fantastic piece from Toronto luthier G W Barry.  Barry has been building for over 35 years, including a five year working apprenticeship with Jean Larrivee.

Used
Price: $7,000.00 CAD
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Vega C56 Archtop Guitar Natural, 1940

Vega C56 Archtop Guitar Natural, 1940

Built to compete with the Gibson L-7 and Epiphone Triumph, the Vega C56 Archtop was built from the 1930s until 1950. It was was Vega’s most popular full sized guitar and featured a solid Spruce top with Maple sides and back, Mahogany neck and Rosewood fingerboard. Here we have a Vega C56 archtop in the natural finish introduced in 1940. The serial number is somewhat below other models known to have been produced in 1940, so there’s a possibility this example was built in 1939. The top is solid Spruce, likely Adirondack.

Vintage
Price: $1,850.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌Beardsell 9C Cutaway Nylon String Guitar, 2009

❌SOLD❌Beardsell 9C Cutaway Nylon String Guitar, 2009

Here is an unusual guitar from one of the hotbeds of the Canadian music scene – a Beardsell 9C cutaway nylon string guitar, built during 2009 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This model currently sells for over $8000 Canadian. Allan Beardsell has been playing and repairing guitars for the last three decades and has been dedicated to building custom instruments for the last fifteen years. His shop, Beardsell Guitars, was long ago in Toronto but is now in Winnipeg, occupying the former Gar Gilles shop, once home of Garnet amplifiers which were well known to many Canadian musicians. 

Used
Price: $4,500.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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Gibson Les Paul Deluxe GoldTop, 1970

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe GoldTop, 1970

Built from 1969 to 1985, the Gibson Les Paul Deluxe GoldTop was a renaming of the Les Paul Standard, but used the original P-90 body route and a pair of mini-humbuckers mounted in modified P-90 covers. This allowed for a low cost refresh of the model, co-incidentally using up parts Gibson had on hand. Initially introduced in 1952, the Gibson Les Paul carried the GoldTop finish, a pair of P-90s, and a trapeze tailpiece.

Vintage
Price: $6,750.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson 1957 Les Paul Junior Reissue TV Yellow 2018

❌SOLD❌ Gibson 1957 Les Paul Junior Reissue TV Yellow 2018

Here we have, in  fantastic condition, a  Gibson 1957 Les Paul Junior Reissue in TV Yellow – this colour was formulated to help these show up on black and white televisions. The Les Paul Junior was built as a single cutaway, single P-90 pickup, slab body model from 1954 to 1958 and marketed as an entry level model.  It was available in three finishes – Cherry, Sunburst and TV Yellow.  The body and set-neck are Mahogany, and the fingerboard Rosewood. 

Used
Price: $3,300.00 CAD

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⚌Reduced‼ Neil Hebert Classical Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1986

⚌Reduced‼  Neil Hebert Classical Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1986

Here is a rarity, a Neil Hebert classical guitar built in Montreal during 1986, with Cedar top and Brazilian Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate.  Neil Hebert retired some years ago, and was a highly respected builder while active. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of information available about him, though he does get a mention in the Canadian Encyclopedia under ‘Guitar’.

Used
Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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