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Parker Fly Mojo Solidbody Electric Guitar Black 2009

Parker Fly Mojo Solidbody Electric Guitar Black 2009

The Parker Fly Mojo is a bolt-on neck version of the 1993 Parker Fly, using carbon fibre on wood and humbucking pickups paired with active piezo bridge elements. Founded in 1993, the Parker company and its designs are the result of a collaboration in New York between luthier Ken Parker and Larry Fishman, who has done an enormous amount of solid work in advancing piezo transducer technology. Fishman currently holds over 30 patents in that area. In 2004, the company

Price: $1599 CAD
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Journey Overhead Collapsible Steel String Acoustic Travel Guitar

Journey Overhead Collapsible Steel String Acoustic Travel Guitar

For as long as musicians have been travelling, portability has been an issue. Journey Overhead travel guitars combine a number of unique features, some patented, to deliver a professional quality guitar in an easily transported package. It comes with its own carry-on luggage! At The Twelfth Fret we’ve carried Journey Overhead guitars for several years and they have consistently impressed us. Built using carbon fiber, the guitar is delivered with an airline carry-on size bag, is ready to play in under a minute, and can be packed away again in seconds. Most importantly, tone and playability are not sacrificed to gain this capability.

Price: $1625 CAD
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SOLD!!! Steinberger XL2 Headless Fretted Bass, 1984 (REDUCED)

SOLD!!! Steinberger XL2 Headless Fretted Bass, 1984 (REDUCED)

Here we have a Steinberger XL2 Headless Fretted Bass, dating to 1984 and built at the Steinberger shop in Newburgh, New York. It uses the unmistakable headless design based on the L2 and is made of graphite reinforced epoxy with some plastic components (the top). The pickups are by EMG. It is in overall very good, original condition though – as is common with these instruments – the plug-in leg rest is missing. Fret wear is minor and it’s very comfortable to play, with a tight focused tone even acoustically. 
Ned Steinberger came from a fine arts background, focusing on sculpture, to create highly influential instruments, particularly the headless guitar and bass.

Price: $3499 CAD

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SOLD!!! Robert Laughlin Steel String Acoustic Guitar, 1983

SOLD!!! Robert Laughlin Steel String Acoustic Guitar, 1983

Robert Laughlin has been building guitars, mandolins and related stringed instruments in Vancouver,  British Columbia since 1977.   He started building following a night course run by Bill Lewis, who went on to found Luthiers Mercantile. He has since built hundreds of instruments and has developed a unique body style for his guitars; he also offers Mandolins, Octave Mandolins and Celtic Bouzoukis.
Here we have a Laughlin Concert model steel string guitar built during 1983. Its body design is a bit smaller than a dreadnought, and is built with a Sitka Spruce top and Indian Rosewood for the back, sides, headplate and bridge with Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard. A Carbon Fiber rod was built into the neck for stiffness without weight.

Price: $1499.99 CAD

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SOLD!!! Parker Fly Deluxe Metallic Purple, 1998

SOLD!!! Parker Fly Deluxe Metallic Purple, 1998

Over the years many builders have tried to incorporate new materials into guitars, particularly carbon fibre. The Parker Fly may be the most successful effort to date. In production for over a decade, this model has proven to be reliable and versatile.  And it’s light!
Part of the success of The Parker Fly is that it doesn’t rely on all synthetic materials. Rather, it uses wooden cores with carbon fibre shells, allowing natural resonance, stability and durability. At the time this Parker Fly Deluxe was made in 1998, the neck and body cores were poplar; currently the neck core is mahogany.

Price: $1999.99 CAD

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SOLD!!! 1985 Bond Electraglide Carbon Fibre Guitar

SOLD!!! 1985 Bond Electraglide Carbon Fibre Guitar

The Bond Electraglide is a rare and historically notable instrument. Built during 1984 and 1985 in Scotland, it was one of the first carbon fibre electrics.

Price: $1600 CAD

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