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⚌Reduced‼ Neil Hebert Classical Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1986

⚌Reduced‼  Neil Hebert Classical Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1986

Here is a rarity, a Neil Hebert classical guitar built in Montreal during 1986, with Cedar top and Brazilian Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate.  Neil Hebert retired some years ago, and was a highly respected builder while active. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of information available about him, though he does get a mention in the Canadian Encyclopedia under ‘Guitar’.

Used
Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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Julian Mario Rabaza Crossover Guitar, 1982

Julian Mario Rabaza Crossover Guitar, 1982

Here is a rarity for North America – a Julian Mario Rabaza Crossover guitar dating to 1982 and built at Rabaza’s shop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Julian Mario Rabaza has been well known South American circles for decades, and mostly builds Spanish style Classical and Flamenco guitars. This example is what we would now call a ‘Crossover’ model, meaning that it has a couple of adaptations for those playing other styles – Tango and Latin Jazz for example.

Vintage
Price: $2,450.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Sergei de Jonge 7 String Short Scale 1999

❌SOLD❌ Sergei de Jonge 7 String Short Scale 1999

Here we have another unusual instrument, a Sergei de Jonge 7 String Short Scale guitar with an Engelmann Spruce top and back and sides of Yew. Sergei de Jonge has been building for decades, beginning around 1969 in Toronto with Jean Larrivee, following an introduction by the late and celebrated guitar teacher Eli Kassner. After working with Pat Lister in Collingwood around 1971, de Jonge set up his own shop in Toronto in 1972 and has been building nad teaching on his own since then, aside from a one year break while living in Holland. Currently his shop is located in Chelsea, Quebec.

Used
Price: $3,200.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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❌SOLD❌ Gerald Farrell 630mm Classical Guitar, 2012

❌SOLD❌ Gerald Farrell 630mm Classical Guitar, 2012

Here is a very interesting Gerald Farrell 630mm Classical Guitar, built during 2012 at Jerry Farrell’s shop in Hamilton, Ontario where he has constructed classical guitars since 1972. Based on the proven, traditional Hauser design, this Gerald Farrell 630mm Classical features a Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back, with Central American Mahogany for the body blocks and neck.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD

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Evan Kingma Flamenco Guitar, Kauri 2018

Evan Kingma Flamenco Guitar, Kauri 2018

This is a very special Evan Kingma flamenco guitar, with the sides and back from ancient Kauri wood sourced from New Zealand, and by Ancient, we mean thirty to fifty thousand years old.  This guitar is numbered as 10, and named ‘Pink Mosque 3’.  Evan Kingma is an up and coming Canadian luthier, from a small town in the Niagara Peninsula, but now studying and working full time in Spain with Master Luthier Stephen Hill. In addition to building, he also helps teach at The European Institute of Guitar Making in Granada.

Used
Price: $3,950.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Bruce Haines Classical Guitar, Ziricote 2019

❌SOLD❌ Bruce Haines Classical Guitar, Ziricote 2019

After our brief break, we’ll start off with a new Bruce Haines classical guitar, using an AAA grade Englemann Spruce top and a lovely Ziricote set for the back and sides. This lovely Bruce Haines classical guitar is built in the traditional Spanish style.  The sides and neck integrated via the ‘slipper heel’.  With this method, the sides slot into the the heel for unified construction and greater transmission of vibration. The top is AAA grade Engelmann Spruce. The neck and solid, non-kerfed linings are Honduran Mahogany.  The body bindings are Ebony with Alaskan Cedar purflings.  

New
Price: $3,250.00 CAD

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