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Kolya Pnhauyzen Classical Guitar, 1983

Kolya Pnhauyzen Classical Guitar, 1983

This Kolya Panhuyzen Classical Guitar, built during 1983 at the Panhuyzen shop in Toronto, Canada. Constructed in the traditional Spanish manner with ‘slipper’ heel and the sides tied into the block, this guitar features a Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany for the neck, Ebony for the fingerboard, and Brazilian Rosewood for the sides, back, headplate and bridge.

Price: $2850 CAD
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John Larrivee Classical Guitar, 1969

John Larrivee Classical Guitar, 1969

Here’s a historical piece – a Larrivee classical guitar, built during 1969 in Toronto when John Larrivee was studying with Edgar Monch. This is one of Larrivee’s very first guitars, as evidenced by the label. The very first labels were hand typeset, and had two spelling errors, in the first and last names!

Price: $1950 CAD
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SOLD! Edgar Monch Classical Guitar, 1968

SOLD!  Edgar Monch Classical Guitar, 1968

Edgar Monch was one of the more important classical guitar builders from Munich, the other being Hermann Hauser. Monch lived for some time in Toronto where he was also a highly influential teacher for many 1960’s and 1970’s Canadian luthiers including Jean Larrivee. This Edgar Monch Classical Guitar is built in the traditional Spanish ‘slipper heel’ design, with the sides tied into the neck block. The top is Spruce, the sides, back, headplate and bridge are Indian Rosewood. The neck is Mahogany with an Ebony fingerboard.

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2013 Bruce West Spruce Top Classical Guitar

2013 Bruce West Spruce Top Classical Guitar

This excellent Bruce West classical guitar is new, with a German Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. It’s built using traditional spanish construction, with solid linings and tailblock made from black willow. The finish is a beautiful, tonally transparent and hand applied oil varnish.

Price: $6000 CAD
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