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⚌Reduced‼ Hofner New President Vintage Archtop Electric Varnish Burst, 2005

⚌Reduced‼ Hofner New President Vintage Archtop Electric Varnish Burst, 2005

The Hofner New President Vintage is a full 16 inch body archtop guitar with one ‘Diamond’ pickup at the neck. It features a carved German spruce top, laminate flamed maple for the sides and arched back, European flamed maple for the neck, with ebony for the fingerboard, headplate, truss rod cover bridge, tailpiece and pickguard. This model was also known as the P55 in the US market.

Used
Price: $2,600.00 CAD $2,800.00 CAD
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Wildwood Troubador Maple Natural Openback Banjo, 2007

Wildwood Troubador Maple Natural Openback Banjo, 2007

Built during 2007 in Bend, Oregon, this Wildwood Troubador Natural Maple banjo sports a Tubaphone tone ring and is in great condition. The construction is Maple with an Ebony fingerboard, with rope-style decorative strips along the neck and around the rim. Wildwood Banjos were built by Mark Platen from 1973 until his retirement in 2018.

Used
Price: $2,450.00 CAD
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Sold!!! Larrivee L-02 LH Mahogany Left Handed Steel String Natural, 2010

Sold!!! Larrivee L-02 LH Mahogany Left Handed Steel String Natural, 2010

The Larrivee L-02 LH is the Left Handed version of the standard L-02, using the classical-derived L body with Spruce top and Mahogany for the back and sides. Jean Larrivee began building classical guitars in the early 1960’s with a significant amount of information from Edgar Monch, the noted German builder who was working in Toronto at the time.

Used
Price: $1,399.99 CAD

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Lenny Breau’s Ramirez 1a Flamenco Guitar, 1961

Lenny Breau's Ramirez 1a Flamenco Guitar, 1961

Here is an historic piece – one of Lenny Breau’s Ramirez 1a Flamenco Guitars, built during 1961 and used during many appearances with Lenny as seen in the attached clips. The first clip is from is a CBC documentary from 1968 with Lenny playing the guitar with its distinctive friction tuners, and the visible, protective tap plates (Golpeador). Note the technical deviation from ‘strictly traditional’ Flamenco style – the use of a thumbpick, very likely a Chet Atkins influence.

Vintage
Price: $19,500.00 USD
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Lowden F25c Cutaway Flat top Natural, 2002

Lowden F25c Cutaway Flat top Natural, 2002

Here’s a lovely Lowden F25c with Cedar and Indian Rosewood built during 2002 at the now-closed Lowden Guitars work shop in Newtownards, Northern Ireland.  The F25c is part of Lowden’s Original Series. Lowden Guitars began in 1974 with George Lowden reaching the decision to build professionally. Opening a shop in Groomsport, County Down, Northern Ireland. Orders grew and in 1980 his Swiss distributors sparked a five-year contract to have Lowden guitars built under license by dedicated workers at S. Yairi in Japan as a way of making these models more available.

Used
Price: $4,899.99 CAD
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Collings MF F-Style Mandolin Dark Satin Burst 2016

Collings MF F-Style Mandolin Dark Satin Burst 2016

The Collings MF is a visually simplified yet extremely high quality instrument, based on the classic F style carved top and back mandolins from the early years of the Twentieth Century. Building in Austin, Texas, Collings produces very well built guitars and mandolins, and their nitrocellulose lacquer finish quality is second to none.

Used
Price: $5,000.00 CAD
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