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Gibson J45 ADJ Slope Shoulder Acoustic Sunburst, 1966

Gibson J45 ADJ Slope Shoulder Acoustic Sunburst, 1966

Here we’re looking at a Gibson J45 ADJ model, built likely during 1966 at Gibson’s historic Parsons Street shop in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It shows a number of 1966 features, including the Rosewood adjustable bridge and a thicker styrene pickguard with a Gibson logo engraved by the fingerboard tag. The original finish has been oversprayed, so the surfaces are quite smooth and glossy.

Vintage
Price: $2999.99 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Rainsong H-DR1000LN2T Left Handed Carbon Fibre Copper Burst 2018

‼️Reduced‼️  Rainsong H-DR1000LN2T Left Handed Carbon Fibre Copper Burst 2018

The Rainsong H-DR1000LN2T takes the proven standard Dreadnought design, and builds it in a Left Handed model using Carbon Fibre and glass fibre, adding a Fishman Prefix pickup and wrapping it in a Copper Burst finish. Rainsong guitars are built in the USA. Now based in Woodinville, Washington, the company started in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii and builds designs by company founder John Decker.

Used
Price: $1400 CAD
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Sold‼️ Huss and Dalton TD-M Custom Adirondack and Sinker Mahogany Dreadnought, 2014

Sold‼️ Huss and Dalton TD-M Custom Adirondack and Sinker Mahogany Dreadnought, 2014

The Huss and Dalton TD-M Custom is, as the name suggests, and buyer-customized version of the ‘Traditional Dreadnought-Mahogany’ model, in this case with Adirondack Spruce top and Sinker Mahogany back and sides.The ‘Traditional Dreadnought’ dates back to around 1911, when C F Martin built a number of large bodied guitars for the Ditson company. In 1931, with the need for ever-increasing volume, Martin re-launched the design with then now-classic ‘D’ series guitars. This design has been the basis for many other guitar models by many other builders.

Used
Price: $4999.00 CAD

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Richard Model N55 Dreadnought Guitar Natural, 2008

Richard Model N55 Dreadnought Guitar Natural, 2008

Here we have a Richard Model N55, built during 2008 in eastern Quebec, Canada. Richard is Richard Boucher, a cousin of Robin Boucher of Boucher Guitars, and related to Norman Boucher, who built Norman Guitars. This family has a serious interest in guitar building! The Richard Model N55 is based on the classic Dreadnought design, with an Adirondack Spruce top (native to this area of Quebec) and Mahogany for the back, sides, neck, and body blocks.

Used
Price: $1500 CAD
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Gibson J50 Slope Shoulder Jumbo Guitar Natural, 1953

Gibson J50 Slope Shoulder Jumbo Guitar Natural, 1953

The Gibson J50 Slope Shouldered jumbo model was introduced in 1947 as an ‘upgrade’ to the successful J-45, with a natural finish showing off the higher quality Spruce top. The J-50 was built until 1982, shifting to a square shoulder body design for 1969, and has been reissued from time to time. This is a relatively early Gibson J50, built during 1953 at the Gibson Parsons Street plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Built almost exactly like the iconic J45, this J50 uses Adirondack Spruce for the top and top bracing, with Mahogany for the back, sides, neck, body blocks, linings and back bracing.

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Price: $5999.99 CAD
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Gibson J45 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1963

Gibson J45 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1963

he Gibson J45 Slope Shouldered dreadnought, or Jumbo, was introduced in 1942 to replace the J-35, which had been built since 1936. It has remained in production ever since, and its rich warm tones make it a great match with a singer. Intended as a ‘working man’s guitar’, the Gibson J43 Slope Shouldered model was very similar to the J-35, but for the most part has stiffer, stronger and taller bracing shifted slightly back from the soundhole and a rounded neck profile.

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Price: $4999.99 CAD
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