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Brazilian

⚌Reduced‼ Paramount Style B 5 String Banjo Maple, 1922

⚌Reduced‼  Paramount Style B 5 String Banjo Maple, 1922

The Paramount Style B 5 string is built using Maple for the bulk of the wooden components, with a bound Brazilian Rosewood bridge and headplate. The classic, fairly complex inlay set is executed in engraved Mother of Pearl. There is natural wear and checking to the lacquer finish, and there is some damage to parts of the headstock inlays from previous re-gluing work, along with some cracks in the Brazilian Rosewood head plate – this is to be expected on an instrument nearly a century old.

Vintage
Price: $2,250.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ C F Martin D28V Brazilian Rosewood, 1984

❌SOLD❌ C F Martin D28V Brazilian Rosewood, 1984

Here we’re looking at a beautiful C F Martin D28V, signed by both C F Martin II and C F Martin III, built during the early part of 1984 at the Martin plant in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. It pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Brazilian Rosewood for the sides, back, and headplate, with Mahogany for the neck, body blocks, linings and back braces. The top has Herringbone purfling, and the back has a center ‘Zipper’ strip.

Used
Price: $6,500.00 CAD

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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.

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

❌SOLD❌ 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.

Vintage
Price: $6,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Arthur Hansel Steel String Guitar Natural, 1952

❌SOLD❌ 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’.

Vintage
Price: $950.00 CAD

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