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Gibson A-4 Mandolin Sunburst, 1918

Gibson A-4 Mandolin Sunburst, 1918

This Gibson Gibson A-4 Mandolin sports a Sunburst finish and is still sounding and playing great after over a century of use. The top is carved Spruce, the back carved, bookmatched Maple. The sides are Maple, the body blocks and neck are Mahogany, with Brazilian Rosewood for the bound fingerboard. Ebony is used for the bridge. The position markers and headstock The Gibson logo and fleur-de-lys decorations are Mother of Pearl.

Vintage
Price: $3,999.99 CAD
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Gibson RB-250 5-String Banjo Natural, 1976

Gibson RB-250 5-String Banjo Natural, 1976

The Gibson RB-250 Mastertone was the working-musician’s banjo for decades and offers that classic Gibson sound with the “Snap” to the treble attack that only Gibsons have. This is essentially the same banjo as the famous Gibson RB-3 without the Wreath inlay.

Vintage
Price: $2,200.00 CAD
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Collings C10 Short Scale Western Sunburst, 2014

Collings C10 Short Scale Western Sunburst, 2014

The Collings C10 SS SB is a ‘custom’ version of the C10, with a short 24.875 inch (632mm) scale (SS) and Western Shaded or Sunburst (SB) top finish. This example dates to 2014 at the Collings shop in Austin Texas, and is in very good, clean condition. The top is Sitka Spruce, the back, sides, body blocks, linings and neck are Honduran Mahogany, with Ebony for the head plate, bridge and unbound fingerboard.

Used
Price: $7,000.00 CAD
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Ramirez Estudio Classical Guitar Cedar Top, 1969

Ramirez Estudio Classical Guitar Cedar Top, 1969

Here we’re looking at a Ramirez Estudio classical guitar with a Red Cedar top, label dated to 1969 at Madrid, Spain. This guitar is in good clean and original condition with only light finish wear. Built to a standard design in traditional Spanish construction where the sides slot into the heel block,
this 1969 Ramirez Estudio Classical pairs a Spruce-braced Red Cedar top with Indian Rosewood for the sides, back, head plate and bridge.

Vintage
Price: $999.99 CAD
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Gibson L-4 HSL4 Light Cherry Burst, 2022

Gibson L-4 HSL4 Light Cherry Burst, 2022

When originally introduced in 1912, the Gibson L-4 appeared as a 16 inch wide, oval hole archtop, switching to F-holes in 1935. The cutaway body L-4C appeared in 1949 and by 1956 had displaced the non-cutaway model. In Gibson’s naming convention, the ‘C’ was dropped some years ago.

Used
Price: $9,250.00 CAD
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Gibson Custom L-5 Signature Archtop Electric Crimson, 2012

Gibson Custom L-5 Signature Archtop Electric Crimson, 2012

This is special – a 2012 Gibson Custom L-5 Signature Archtop Electric in Crimson finish, from the Nashville Custom Shop Crimson team. Aside from the truss rod cover reading CUSTOM L-5 in place of an engraved signature, this appears to be or is identical to the Lee Ritenour L-5 model. This guitar, like the Lee Ritenour version, has a feature that’s barely noticeable unless you are playing it. In a break from Gibson traditional production, the fairly large frets extend all the way to the edge of the binding

Used
Price: $10,500.00 CAD
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