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Marc Beneteau OM Cedar and Padauk, 2011

Marc Beneteau OM Cedar and Padauk, 2011

This Marc Beneteau OM was built during 2011 at the Beneteau Guitars shop in St. Thomas, Ontario.   Marc has been building since 1974, originally in Ottawa.   He is largely self taught, though he’s taken inspiration from Jean Larrivee’s work.   Many prominent Canadian builders worked directly for or with Larrivee, but Marc did not, instead taking cues from Larrivee’s influences from classical guitar building, which produces a result quite different from the Martin – Gibson building styles.

Price: $4400 CAD
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Teye Coyote NAMM Prototype Copper, 2014

Teye Coyote NAMM Prototype Copper, 2014

This Teye Coyote from 2014 is one of the rarest types of instruments, a trade show prototype built to spark and gauge interest in the concept before production really begins. The classic Gretsch White Falcon was introduced this way, as a showcase at 1954 trade show. That showcase drove a lot of orders, which was a little awkward because Gretsch hadn’t intended it a production item!

Price: $3600 CAD
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Gibson Les Paul Custom 1954 VOS Reissue Black, 1992

Gibson Les Paul Custom 1954 VOS Reissue Black, 1992

Introduced as the top of the line in elegance and function, the Gibson Les Paul Custom 1954 model was presented in tuxedo style finish – black, white trim, and gold hardware. Unlike the original Les Paul gold-top models which paired a carved Maple top with a mahogany body, the new Custom’s body was entirely Mahogany. New hardware appeared, as well; the new, gold-plated ABR ‘tune-o-matic’ bridge and stop tailpiece, and the Seth Lover designed, single coil ‘staple top’ Alnico V neck pickup with a P-90 at the bridge.

Price: $4199.99 CAD
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❌Sold❌ Heritage Golden Eagle Archtop Electric, 2004

❌Sold❌ Heritage Golden Eagle Archtop Electric, 2004

Based on the larger classic archtop guitars, the Heritage Golden Eagle features a 17 inch wide body with carved Spruce top and carved Flame Maple back. The sides and neck are also Flame Maple, and the Ebony fingerboard is bound and has ‘cloud’ pattern mother of pearl position markers. The headstock carries a Mother of Pearl Eagle inlay, and the truss rod cover is the same material.

Price: $3600 CAD

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Beard R Model Custom Maple Squareneck Amber Sunburst, 2018

Beard R Model Custom Maple Squareneck Amber Sunburst, 2018

This is a new Beard R Model squareneck resophonic custom built for us, an Export model in flame maple and with the Jerry Douglas pickup factory installed. The Beard R Model custom is based on the classic resophonic guitars of the 1930’s. It uses an open soundwell design on a tighter-waisted body (compared to the dreadnought-based Beard E model) and the flame maple version features outstanding wood sets. The R Models feature Paul Beard’s triple spun Legend cone and an Original #14 spider.

Price: $4550 CAD
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Collings 360 LTM Offset Body Electric Warm White, 2017

Collings 360 LTM Offset Body Electric Warm White, 2017

The Collings 360 LTM takes the general idea of a Jazzmaster, but builds it with a single-cutaway Ash body, highly figured maple set neck and custom Lollar P90 pickups. The scale length is between the Jazzmaster and Jaguar at 24.875 inches, and the hardware includes a custom Collings vibrato tailpiece based on the original design plus a Mastery bridge. Tuners are Collings branded Gotoh models with creme buttons.

Price: $3399.00 CAD
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