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Huber VRB4 Truetone Walnut 5 String Banjo, 2014

Huber VRB4 Truetone Walnut 5 String Banjo, 2014

Here we have a very good condition Huber VRB4 TrueTone Walnut 5-string banjo, with a highly figured Burl Walnut resonator and Rosewood fingerboard. Based on classic 1930s, pre-WW2 banjo designs, the Huber VRB4 delivers great tone and looks with modern reliability. It features walnut construction, a HR-30 tone ring and Huber Engineered rim. Walnut is a traditional material for banjos and guitars, and was commonly found until the late 1930s when Mahogany and Maple displaced it.  

Used
Price: $5,300.00 CAD
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National Style 97 Squareneck Tricone Surfer Girl Resophonic, 1938

National Style 97 Squareneck Tricone Surfer Girl Resophonic, 1938

Here is a rarity – a National Style 97 Square neck Tricone with the Surfer Girl motif on a sandblasted and enameled nickel plated brass body. These were built in small numbers from 1936 to 1940. By 1941, the materiel demands for the burgeoning war brought production of resophonic guitars to a halt. The ‘B’ prefix in the serial of this guitar is said to first appear in 1938. This National Style 97 likely dates to 1938. This rare model uses a 12-fret square neck on nickel plated brass body, treated with sandblasting to create various scenes, mostly based on Hawaiian imagery. On this guitar, the scene is of woman surfing with a palm tree in the mid field and volcano in the distance.

Vintage
Price: $6,550.00 CAD
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National NRP Triolian Metal Body Black Rust

National NRP Triolian Metal Body Black Rust

The National NRP Triolian Black Rust is the 12-fret Maple neck version of the Mahogany-neck NRP Black Rust, which in turn is based on the 1930’s National Duolian. Using a standard single cone, metal body with unrolled F-holes, the 12-fret National NRP Triolian differs only from the NRP in the use of Maple for the neck,rather than Mahogany.

New
Price: $3,789.00 CAD
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Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 Round Neck Single Cone Sunburst

Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 Round Neck Single Cone Sunburst

The Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 round neck single cone spider guitar, is a new series from Beard, aiming to re-create the aesthetics of the 1920’s when resophonic guitars were invented. The Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 is the entry point for the Deco Phonic line, and like the other models is available in both round and square neck versions. Construction reflects Beard’s consistently high quality, and the materials are selected to be fully CITES compliant.

New
Price: $2,549.00 CAD
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Beard Deco Phonic Sidecar Acoustic Sunburst

Beard Deco Phonic Sidecar Acoustic Sunburst

Here’s a treat – a new Paul Beard Deco Phonic Sidecar acoustic, hearkening back to the classic models of the 1930s heard on many blues ragtime and country recordings. The Beard Deco Phonic Sidecar is built on the standard Beard R body, with an Engelmann Spruce top, Finnish Birch Laminate back and sides, Mahogany neck and Morado bridge and fingerboard. Morado is a non-CITES listed substitute for Brazilian Rosewood, sometimes known as Pau Ferro.

New
Price: $2,450.00 CAD
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Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro Folk Mahogany HG

Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro Folk Mahogany HG

The Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro Folk Mahogany features all solid wood and a brilliant high-gloss Custom Polished finish, as well as a vintage style slotted headstock and butter-bean tuning machines. This guitar is very well suited to fingerstyle playing. The compact body size of the Woodland Pro Folk Mahogany makes playing it seated comfortable for most people, and the lower fret positions are an easy reach. The tone is rich and warm, aided by the Mahogany top.

New
Price: $729.00 CAD
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