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Richard Model N55 Dreadnought Guitar Natural, 2008

Richard Model N55 Dreadnought Guitar Natural, 2008

Here we have a Richard Model N55, built during 2008 in eastern Quebec, Canada. Richard is Richard Boucher, a cousin of Robin Boucher of Boucher Guitars, and related to Norman Boucher, who built Norman Guitars. This family has a serious interest in guitar building! The Richard Model N55 is based on the classic Dreadnought design, with an Adirondack Spruce top (native to this area of Quebec) and Mahogany for the back, sides, neck, and body blocks.

Used
Price: $1500 CAD
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Gibson Super 400 Archtop Guitar Natural, 1948

Gibson Super 400 Archtop Guitar Natural, 1948

The Gibson Super 400 features a large body – 18 inches wide – with a solid, carved Spruce top, Figured Maple sides, solid, carved Figured Maple back and a Maple neck with, at this point, an multi-bound Ebony fingerboard. In 1949, Rosewood was used for Super 400 fingerboards. The bridge is also Ebony.   Here, the top is braced with parallel tone bars, but some years had an X brace system.  

Vintage
Price: $8250 CAD
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Gaetano Vinaccia Guitar, Naples 1829

Gaetano Vinaccia Guitar, Naples 1829

Here we’ re treated to a Gaetano Vinaccia guitar, dated to 1829 and listed as number 40, built in the Vinaccia shop in Naples. At the time, Italy was not a unified nation, with various states being under control of other neighboring empires. It was not until 1861 that Italy became a unified state under King Victor Emmanuel II. Vinaccia instruments are rare outside of museums. The 190 year old example here was restored in Holland some time ago, with a number of changes to help modernize the guitar and make it playable.

Vintage
Price: $2999.99 CAD
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Gibson Les Paul Custom 25 Cherry Burst 2007

Gibson Les Paul Custom 25 Cherry Burst 2007

The spectacular Gibson Les Paul Custom 25 Limited Edition was built during 2007 and into 2008 for a run of 100 guitars – featuring highest grade flamed Maple top, colour matched Maple pickguard and trim rings, and gold plating! The Les Paul Custom 25 starts from the classic Les Paul Custom – a Mahogany slab body with a carved, highly figured Flame Maple cap, paired with a five-piece neck – three layers of Flame Maple separated by a thin Walnut layer.

Used
Price: $6500 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Fritz Mueller Classical Doubletop Guitar Ziricote, 2013

‼️Reduced‼️  Fritz Mueller Classical Doubletop Guitar Ziricote, 2013

It is rare to see a Fritz Mueller classical guitar for sale on the open market, as he builds entirely to order and his instruments are prized. Mueller is a highly respected classical guitar builder working about 770 km north of Vancouver at Tatlayoko Lake in the Central Interior region of British Columbia. Inspired by the music of masters such as Segovia and Bream, Mueller began building guitars while an undergrad at the University of Wisconsin.

Used
Price: $7500 CAD
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National Style 1 Tricone, 1929

National Style 1 Tricone, 1929

This National Style 1 Tricone has a 12-fret ‘Spanish’ or round neck and dates to 1929, and was built at the National shop in Los Angeles. All of these guitars had 12-fret necks until 1934, at which point the influence of banjo players migrating to guitar prompted an industry shift to 14-fret necks. This guitar is in good condition and is fully playable – it has just been serviced at The Twelfth Fret Repair Shop, with a neck reset, fret dress, setup, brace repair and new cones.

Vintage
Price: $8500 CAD
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