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Martin Custom D42 Madagascar Rosewood Amberburst, 2006

Martin Custom D42 Madagascar Rosewood Amberburst, 2006

The Martin Custom line offers, as the name suggests, a wide range of options. This is a Martin Custom with  mostly D42 style appointments.  A D-45 style ‘Alternative Torch’ headstock inlay is used in place of the normal ‘C F Martin’ logo.  This particular guitar was built as part of  Martin’s 2006 ‘1833’ Series. 

Used
Price: $12,500.00 CAD
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Gibson CS336 Compact Thinline Archtop Electric Burgundy, 2001

Gibson CS336 Compact Thinline Archtop Electric Burgundy, 2001

While it has strong visual similarities to the popular ES-339, the Gibson CS336 compact thinline has significant differences in construction. Instead of using separate materials for the top, back and sides, the CS336 has back and sides carved from a single block of mahogany with a carved, book matched Flame maple top. The Gibson CS-336 came out of the Custom Shop in 2001, five years after the 1996 introduction of the ES-339.

Used
Price: $4,250.00 CAD
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Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker Manhattan Midnight, 2014

Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker Manhattan Midnight,  2014

The Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker appeared in 2014 as a 120th Anniversary model – a US made, reasonably priced high quality carved-top guitar with a solid history behind the names. The Melody Maker appeared in 1959 and built until 1971 as an entry level, thin slab Mahogany bodied single cutaway model, with one or two single coil pickups and a narrow headstock. The neck was Mahogany with a Rosewood fingerboard. For 1961, a second cutaway was added, but it wasn’t until 1967 that the Melody Maker got the ‘SG’ body shape.

Used
Price: $999.99 CAD
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Gibson Custom Shop SG Metallic Emerald Green, 1993

Gibson Custom Shop SG Metallic Emerald Green, 1993

Here we have another rarity – from September 1993, a Gibson Custom Shop SG in Emerald Green Metallic finish with gold hardware and pearloid pickguard! The Gibson SG had been produced for three years before it gained the name ‘SG’. It was originally introduced in 1961 as a complete redesign of the then-unpopular single cutaway, carved Maple top Les Paul model. An additional driving factor was addressing Fender’s characterization of Gibson as old-fashioned.

Used
Price: $3,499.99 CAD
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Huss & Dalton L-13 Standard Rosewood Sunburst

Huss & Dalton L-13 Standard Rosewood Sunburst

Here we have a Huss & Dalton L-13 Standard in Rosewood, based on the classic Nick Lucas models made by Gibson from 1927 to 1938. The L-13 is part of the Huss & Dalton Crossroads line. Featuring a Sitka Spruce top and here with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back, the Huss & Dalton L-13 Standard is also available with Mahogany for the sides and back, while the L-13 Deluxe uses figured Maple and sunburst on the back as well as the top.

New
Price: $4,950.00 CAD
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