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Patt Lister Classical Guitar Lattice Braced, 1970

Patt Lister Classical Guitar Lattice Braced, 1970

Here is a rarity – a Patt Lister Classical Guitar built in Collingwood, Ontario during 1970 and featuring a lattice braced back and concentric fan braced top. Here is a rarity – a Patt Lister Classical Guitar built in Collingwood, Ontario during 1970 and featuring a lattice braced back and concentric fan braced top. This Patt Lister Classical guitar uses a Red Cedar top paired with Maple for the sides and back, with Spanish Cedar for the neck and Spruce for the tall top and back bracing. The fingerboard is Ebony, while both the bridge and head plate are Indian Rosewood.   

Vintage
Price: $2,450.00 CAD
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Jerry Farrell Maple Classical Guitar, 2017

Jerry Farrell Maple Classical Guitar, 2017

This Jerry Farrell Maple Classical guitar follows a traditional Spanish construction pattern, but with a lovely Curly Maple set for the sides and back in place of Rosewood, and an Engelmann Spruce top.   The neck appears to be Cedrilla or Spanish Cedar as used on traditional classicals, and with what looks like Pau Ferro for the fingerboard and bridge. 

Used
Price: $3,500.00 CAD
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Ramirez Model 4E Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 2001

Ramirez Model 4E Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 2001

Here’s a Ramirez Model 4E built during 2001 with the Ramirez shop at General Margallo No. 10 in Madrid, around the block from the Tetuan subway station. A full size guitar at 650mm scale and 52mm nut width, the 4E features a Red Cedar top, Indian Rosewood for the sides, back headplate and bridge, Ebony for the fingerboard, and Spanish Cedar (Cedro) for the neck and body blocks.

Used
Price: $1,799.00 CAD
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Ramirez 1a Long Scale Classical Guitar Cedar Top Brazilian, 1967

Ramirez 1a Long Scale Classical Guitar Cedar Top Brazilian, 1967

Here we have a Ramirez 1a Long Scale classical guitar built during 1967, during the ‘golden era’ of Jose Ramirez III’s leadership of the Ramirez workshop at Concepcion Jeronima No. 2 in Madrid, Spain. This well-used instrument features a long scale of 664mm or 26.14 inches, intended to provide increased volume and projection for the professional concert performer.  With Jose Ramirez III leading the workshop, this Ramirez 1a Long Scale has the initials CLL on the slipper foot. Its construction defines the tradition that countless other builders follow, with the slipper foot join integrating the sides and neck for maximum resonance and response.

Vintage
Price: $4,850.00 CAD
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William Laskin Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1987

William Laskin Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1987

The Laskin Flamenco is built using a Sitka Spruce top paired with a Cypress back and side set, and Cedro or Spanish Cedar for the neck, linings, and back bracing. Construction is the traditional Spanish ‘slipper foot’ style – the neck, heel and neck block are one unit, with the sides slotting into the heel. This is in distinct contrast to other methods where the neck and body are built separately, often using a dovetail or mortise and tenon joint. The head plate and binding are Ebony, and the fingerboard is Ebony with Ebony binding. The bridge is Indian Rosewood.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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Bert Kwakkel Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 2007

Bert Kwakkel Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 2007

Here is something unusual – an excellent Bert Kwakkel Flamenco Blanca guitar, built during 2007 at the Kwakkel shop in Gaanderen, the Netherlands. Bert Kwakkel built his first guitar in 1971 and has been building full time since 1979. His instruments are oriented towards the professional Classical or Flamenco guitarist, designed to produce and project enough sound for larger venues.

Used
Price: $4,000.00 CAD
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