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Brazilian Rosewood

Hill Torres 1856 Model Brazilian Rosewood, 2012

Hill Torres 1856 Model Brazilian Rosewood, 2012

This Hill Torres 1856 Brazilian was built during 2012, and Hill discontinued the model in 2013. This example features an European Spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood for the bridge, sides, back and head plate, Spanish Cedar (Cedro, or Cedrella Odorata) for the body blocks and neck, with Ebony for the fingerboard. The 6-hole bridge tie block is capped with ivoroid, and at the head Alessi H12 Hauser style tuners are installed.

Used
Price: $6,500.00 CAD
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Danelectro 3022 DC2 Thinline Electric Bronze, 1959

Danelectro 3022 DC2 Thinline Electric Bronze, 1959

In the mid 1950’s, interest in the electric guitar rapidly increased and guitars like the Danelectro 3022 DC2 were built to satisfy the demand. Designed to be inexpensive to produce and buy, tens of thousands of these and related guitars were built for sale through department stores like Sears (under the Silvertone brand), some in the $70 price range. While countless players started with guitars like this, most played for their own satisfaction but some went on to spectacular fame.

Vintage
Price: $1,850.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Collings City Limits Deluxe Sunburst, 2007

⚌Reduced‼  Collings City Limits Deluxe Sunburst, 2007

The Collings City Limits Deluxe, part of the CL line, draws from the proven combination of a Maple cap on a Mahogany body, providing warmth, clarity and sustain. This Collings City Limits Deluxe was first shipped and sold in March of 2008, and as Collings assigns serial numbers at start of production – which can take three to six months per instrument – this guitar would have been started in late 2007. It’s in very good clean condition with minor wear.   

Used
Price: $4,995.00 CAD
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Martin 518 Terz Guitar Natural, 1955

Martin 518 Terz Guitar Natural, 1955

The Martin 518 Terz appeared in the Martin catalog from 1898 until 1989 and despite its long production run had one notable players, the great Marty Robbins.   Sting has also used the Terz.  The Terz is a small bodied instrument that’s tuned up a minor third, meaning the tuning is G-C-F-A#-D-G low to high. The shorter 21.375 inch scale makes this possible without excessive tension. The Martin 518 Terz design was influenced by Viennese Terz styles built by the Stauffer company C F Martin apprenticed with. There were also Italian Terz models with smaller bodies.

Vintage
Price: $2,950.00 CAD
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Gibson ES350T Short Scale Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1956

Gibson ES350T Short Scale Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1956

The thin-bodied, short scale Gibson ES350T appeared in 1955, replacing the full size ES-350 and was much like a plainer version of the Venetian-cutaway Byrdland, which also debuted that year. When launched, the fully hollow ES-350T featured laminate Maple construction largely for feedback resistance and lower production cost, but a number of versions shared the Byrdland’s Spruce top and carved Maple back and sides.

Vintage
Price: $6,999.99 CAD
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Huss & Dalton DM Mahogany Dreadnought

Huss & Dalton DM Mahogany Dreadnought

This is a beautiful brand new Huss & Dalton DM mahogany dreadnought, a great guitar following the traditional pattern of Mahogany D style guitars. Established in 1995,  Huss & Dalton began when Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton had the idea to build the guitar they wanted to play. While always appreciating the traditional design, both had a vision of a guitar that paid  homage to tradition while incorporating improvements in the structural design and cosmetics of the steel string guitar.

New
Price: $3,875.00 CAD
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