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Sold! Huss and Dalton DS Custom Brazilian Rosewood, 2008

Sold!  Huss and Dalton DS Custom Brazilian Rosewood,  2008

The Huss and Dalton DS Custom is based a Dreadnought body with Slope or rounded shoulders, and customized a number of ways. Here, an Adirondack Spruce top is paired with Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides. Built during 2008, this Huss & Dalton DS Custom is in great condition and delivers outstanding tone. These guitars are great to start with, but this example is something else. It’s full, rich and warm with plenty of sparkle and separation. It also plays very well.

Price: $4500 CAD

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‼️Reduced‼️ C. F. Martin D12-35 12 String Round Shoulder Dreadnought, 1969

‼️Reduced‼️ C. F. Martin D12-35 12 String Round Shoulder Dreadnought, 1969

Introduced in 1965, the Martin D12-35 is the 12-string version of the classic Martin D35, visually notable with its three piece Rosewood back. The three-piece design was introduced partly because of simple market forces – larger sized pieces of Rosewood, particularly Brazilian, were becoming scarcer and more expensive. By 1967, Martin was phasing out the use of Brazilian Rosewood, but it appeared on guitars into 1970 until the stocks were completely exhausted.

Price: $3500 CAD
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C F Martin D-28V Brazilian Rosewood, 1984

C F Martin D-28V Brazilian Rosewood, 1984

The Martin D-28V was built as a limited edition vintage reproduction, using Brazilian Rosewood for the sides and back, between 1983 and 1985. This was the first of the Brazilian ‘V’ series guitars, introduced for Martin’s 150th anniversary.

Price: $7500 CAD
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C F Martin D-28 Dreadnought Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1948

C F Martin D-28 Dreadnought Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1948

The C F Martin D-28 shares a basic body design with other D or Dreadnought series bodies, and features a Spruce top paired with Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate, Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge. At the time this guitar was built, the combination was Adirondack Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood.

Price: $15500 CAD
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Gibson ES-125 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1954

Gibson ES-125 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1954

This Gibson ES-100 dates to 1954 and appears to be all original, though the pickguard is missing and the original case is long gone – it would have been faux-gator fibre (cardboard), and those often don’t age well. The hardware is typical of this period. For example, the Kluson Deluxe tuners have no lettering but do have the hole for the tuner post, and these were used from 1953 to mid 1956. Translucent Gold ‘Speed’ or ‘Hatbox’ type knobs are used.

Price: $2100 CAD
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REDUCED! Larson Brothers Maurer 551 Steel String Guitar, late 1920s

REDUCED!  Larson Brothers Maurer 551 Steel String Guitar, late 1920s

This Larson Brothers Maurer 551 dates to the late 1920s and uses an Auditorium sized body, 15 inches wide. As was often the case in the period, there is no serial number and records are scarce, so it is difficult to date exactly. The top is Spruce, the back and sides are Brazilian Rosewood, with a number of old repairs to both. The neck is mahogany, with Ebony used for the fingerboard and bridge. The scale length is a modern 25.6 inches, and the nut width a fairly wide 1.9 inches. The finish base is original but there are a number of touchups and some overspray.

Price: $7999.00 CAD
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