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Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1947

Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1947

This Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe was built around 1947 based on the middle-position pickup type and location, control layout and the serial number. The serial is ‘75194’ with the 75 being a prefix for this model and the ‘194’ its production rank; this serial scheme was used from 1944 to 1950. The top is Laminate Spruce, the back and sides Laminate Maple and the neck a five piece layup of Maple and Walnut.

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Price: $2,950.00 CAD
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Martin 0021NY Brazilian Rosewood Steel String, 1962

Martin 0021NY Brazilian Rosewood Steel String, 1962

The Martin 0021NY, built from 1961 to 1965, is based on the 00-21 model first introduced by C. F Martin I during 1898 and built until 1996. While it is not heavily decorated and has no fingerboard inlays, it’s not a base model. It features a Sitka Spruce top paired with Brazilian Rosewood for the sides, back, headplate, fingerboard and bridge, with Mahogany for the body blocks and neck.

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Price: $6,999.99 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Arthur Hansel Steel String Guitar Natural, 1952

⚌Reduced‼ Arthur Hansel Steel String Guitar Natural, 1952

Here’s a piece of Canadian musical history – an Arthur Hansel steel string guitar built in Toronto during February 1952 and restored by Bruce Dowd. Arthur Hansel immigrated to Canada from Germany during the early 1930s with the name ‘Hensel’ and was trained as a cabinetmaker and instrument builder. By 1936, he was listed in the Toronto Telephone Directory as either ‘Hansel’ or ‘Hansell’.

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Price: $950.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson TG-0 Tenor Guitar Natural Mahogany, 1963

❌SOLD❌    Gibson TG-0 Tenor Guitar Natural Mahogany, 1963

The Gibson TG-0 tenor guitar was built during two periods and two forms, but was always a relatively simple Mahogany top 4-string acoustic. The first TG-0 was based on the L-0 from 1927 to 1933, and the second based on the LG-0 from 1960 to 1974. Here we’re looking at a second series Gibson TG-0 dating to 1963 at the Kalamazoo plant, and draws directly from the LG-0 model. These guitars use Mahogany for the top, back sides with Spruce bracing, and Mahogany for the neck but a Rosewood fingerboard.

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Price: $1,399.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Martin D-28 Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnought, 1969

❌SOLD❌ Martin D-28 Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnought, 1969

Here we have another Martin D-28 Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnought steel string guitar dating to 1969. This was officially the last year that the Martin guitar company used Brazilian Rosewood, though it was found in smaller portions until about 1973 when their last supplies were exhausted. The Dreadnought steel string, as found on guitars like the C F Martin D-28 Brazilian and the rest of their ‘D’ line, has been one of the most successful guitar designs. Used by countless guitarists and on many recordings, the Dreadnought brought banjo-matching volume.

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Price: $6,700.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Martin D-21 Dreadnought Brazilian Rosewood, 1958

❌SOLD❌   Martin D-21 Dreadnought Brazilian Rosewood, 1958

Built from 1955 to 1969, the Martin D-21 was a bridge between the Mahogany D-18 and the Rosewood D-28 models, with Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides but without extra binding or decoration. Martin stopped building the D-21 about the same time their stocks of Brazilian Rosewood were exhausted, and demand for the model was not enough to justify shifting it to Indian Rosewood.

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Price: $7,650.00 CAD

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