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Brazilian

PRS Signature Limited Edition, 593 of 1000 Red, 1990

PRS Signature Limited Edition, 593 of 1000 Red, 1990

Here’s a treat – from Stevensville Maryland in 1990, a PRS Signature Limited Edition, number 593 of 1000 – a spectactular guitar in great shape!

Used
Price: $4999.99 CAD
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Gibson ES 150 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1939

Gibson ES 150 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1939

The Gibson ES 150 was one of the earliest production electric guitars, and perhaps the first successful Electric Spanish – as distinct from Electric Hawaiian – guitars. Built from 1936 to 1956, the Gibson ES 150 is full bodied non-cutaway archtop guitar with a solid Spruce top and Mahogany for the back, sides, neck, body blocks and back bracing; the bridge and bound fingerboard are Rosewood, and for the period, it’s expected that the ‘Brazilian’ is silent. Brazilian Rosewood has become exotic and restricted, but at the time it was very common.

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Price: $5799.99 CAD
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C F Martin D28 Brazilian Rosewood, 1969

C F Martin D28 Brazilian Rosewood, 1969

Here we have a C F Martin D28 with a beautiful set of Brazilian Rosewood for the sides and back, built during 1969 as one of the last production Martins with this wood. The Martin D28 was introduced in 1931 and has been in production since then. It has been a consistent favourite with performers and appeared on countless stages and recordings. This model features a Spruce top paired with Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate – orignally Brazilian but after 1969 as embargoes were put in place, Indian Rosewood.

Vintage
Price: $4250 CAD
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C F Martin D28V Brazilian Rosewood, 1984

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: $6995 CAD
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Epiphone Zephyr Regent Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1953

Epiphone Zephyr Regent Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1953

The Epiphone Zephyr Regent is a full body, 17.375 inches wide, built using Maple laminates for the top, back and sides for feedback resistance. The neck is Mahogany with Rosewood for the wooden bridge and bound fingerboard.  The position markers are slotted Mother of Pearl blocks,  perhaps looking forward to the markers found on the later Epiphone Howard Roberts model. 

Vintage
Price: $2499.99 CAD
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Martin D18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1956

Martin D18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1956

The Martin D18 Dreadnought appeared in 1931 as banjo players increasingly converted to guitar, and required ever increasing volume levels. For the first three years, the D-18 was built with a 12-fret neck, but the banjo influence quickly added two more frets clear of the body. As a 14-fret dreadnought, the D18 and its sibling the D-28 rapidly became the guitar of choice for country, bluegrass and folk players.

Vintage
Price: $6999 CAD
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