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Marc Beneteau Cutaway Steel String Guitar 1988

Marc Beneteau Cutaway Steel String Guitar 1988

Here we have a Marc Beneteau Cutaway steel string acoustic guitar combining Spruce and Mahogany, built during 1988 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Marc Beneteau has been building guitars since 1974 and his instruments are well built and well respected,  and used by stellar players like Don Ross.  This Marc Beneteau Cutaway pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Tropical Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck. and uses Indian Rosewood for the bridge and unbound fingerboard. The body binding is Satinwood and the cutaway style is Florentine.   

Used
Price: $1,999.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Neil Hebert Classical Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1986

❌SOLD❌ Neil Hebert Classical Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1986

Here is a rarity, a Neil Hebert classical guitar built in Montreal during 1986, with Cedar top and Brazilian Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate.  Neil Hebert retired some years ago, and was a highly respected builder while active. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of information available about him, though he does get a mention in the Canadian Encyclopedia under ‘Guitar’.

Used
Price: $3,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Hill Torres 1856 640mm Classical Guitar Natural, 2008

❌SOLD❌ Hill Torres 1856 640mm Classical Guitar Natural, 2008

The Hill Torres 1856 classical guitar is a high quality version of one of the seminal classical guitars. It’s not strictly a reproduction, given the use of modern parts and even a truss rod! Antonio de Torres was born on 13 June 1817 in Almería, Andalucía, At 12 in 1829 he began an apprenticeship to a carpenter. In 1833 he was conscripted into an army, but was rejected for medical reasons. 

Used
Price: $4,000.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Evan Kingma Flamenco Guitar, Kauri 2018

❌SOLD❌ Evan Kingma Flamenco Guitar, Kauri 2018

This is a very special Evan Kingma flamenco guitar, with the sides and back from ancient Kauri wood sourced from New Zealand, and by Ancient, we mean thirty to fifty thousand years old.  This guitar is numbered as 10, and named ‘Pink Mosque 3’.  Evan Kingma is an up and coming Canadian luthier, from a small town in the Niagara Peninsula, but now studying and working full time in Spain with Master Luthier Stephen Hill. In addition to building, he also helps teach at The European Institute of Guitar Making in Granada.

Used
Price: $3,950.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Eric Sahlin Classical Guitar Rosewood, 2012

❌SOLD❌ Eric Sahlin Classical Guitar Rosewood, 2012

Here is a rare treat – an Eric Sahlin Classical Guitar from 2012 with Western Red Cedar top and Central / South American Rosewood body, and a wonderful tone. It also sports a number of subtle but eye-catching visual details. Eric Sahlin has been building classical guitars and some lutes since 1975 and full time since 1979 in the Spokane, Washington area. His instruments are highly regarded and he is represented by Guitar Salon International, but his waiting list is currently nine years long.

Used
Price: $7,750.00 CAD

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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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