The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~

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⚌Reduced‼ GW Barry Concert LH CW Brazilian Rosewood, 2017

⚌Reduced‼ GW Barry Concert LH CW Brazilian Rosewood, 2017

This GW Barry Concert LH features a Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top paired with a lovely Brazilian Rosewood set for the sides, back and head plate. This guitar was built during 2017 at GW Barry’s shop in Toronto, Canada. High quality, high end and hand built Left Handed guitars are not very common, so it is a treat to see this fantastic piece from Toronto luthier G W Barry.  Barry has been building for over 35 years, including a five year working apprenticeship with Jean Larrivee.

Used
Price: $6,300.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Thomas Ribbecke Halfling Archtop Guitar Red Sunburst 2009

⚌Reduced‼  Thomas Ribbecke Halfling Archtop Guitar Red Sunburst 2009

This 2009 Thomas Ribbecke Halfling archtop guitar was built especially for the 2009 Montreal Guitar Show, as an entry into the Red Collection grouping. It’s built with a carved Spruce top, carved Spalted Flame Maple back and matching sides, and Maple neck with an unbound Ebony fingerboard. The neck is a multi-scale with the center of its length being about 26 inches. There’s a large round soundhole on the top located on the upper bass bout next to the fingerboard and Bartolini pickup. Ebony is used for other components including the bridge, pickguard, tailpiece and truss rod cover. Mother of Pearl is used for the headstock Ribbecke and Halfling logos.

Used
Price: $7,500.00 CAD
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PRS Custom 22 10 Top Black Cherry, 1994

PRS Custom 22 10 Top Black Cherry, 1994

The PRS Custom 22 10 Top is a spectacular guitar in any finish, and the Black Cherry stain on this 1994 example is stunning. The Custom 22 was first based on the PRS Dragon, but without the fancier inlay or trem. In 2015, the stoptail bridge was discontinued and the trem bridge took its place. Introduced in 1993 and built till 2009 and again since 2013, the PRS Custom 22 uses proven construction and materials – a carved Maple top on a double-cutaway Mahogany back, with a Mahogany neck and Indian Rosewood fingerboard.

Used
Price: $3,150.00 CAD
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Larrivee L09 Koa Custom 5 of 10, 2006

Larrivee L09 Koa Custom 5 of 10, 2006

This Larrivee L09 Koa was the fifth of a custom order of 10 guitars by The Twelfth Fret, with woods selected personally by Jean Larrivee for the year 2006. For this Larrivee L09 Koa, the top is Sitka Spruce and the spectacular sides and back are Acacia Koa, found in Hawaii. The body blocks and neck are Mahogany, with Ebony for the head plate, bridge and bound fingerboard. The gold tuners with creme plastic buttons are part of the custom specifications. No electronics are installed, this guitar is purely acoustic.

Used
Price: $3,750.00 CAD
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Beneteau Flamenco Cedar and Cypress Guitar, 1999

Beneteau Flamenco Cedar and Cypress Guitar, 1999

Next is a very nice Marc Beneteau Flamenco guitar with Cedar top and Cypress back and sides, built in the Beneteau shop in St. Thomas Ontario during 1999. Built in a modern style, this Beneteau Flamenco model uses a Cedar top paired with Cypress for the sides and back. The neck is Flamed Mahogany and uses a bolt construction rather than the traditional Spanish ‘Slipper Heel’ design.

Used
Price: $3,499.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Tal Farlow Custom Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1998

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Tal Farlow Custom Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1998

Working guitarists have always been a focus of guitar makers, and the Gibson Tal Farlow represents the involvement of the famous Jazz guitarist Tal Farlow with Gibson. Tal Farlow lived from 1921 to 1998 and was well known for his chord melody playing, which he developed at an early age. He went on to play with many jazz greats including Charles Mingus and Artie Shaw. His large, fast hands earned him the nickname ‘the Octopus’.

Used
Price: $5,450.00 CAD

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