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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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Jerry Farrell Maple Classical Guitar, 2017

Jerry Farrell Maple Classical Guitar, 2017

This Jerry Farrell Maple Classical guitar follows a traditional Spanish construction pattern, but with a lovely Curly Maple set for the sides and back in place of Rosewood, and an Engelmann Spruce top.   The neck appears to be Cedrilla or Spanish Cedar as used on traditional classicals, and with what looks like Pau Ferro for the fingerboard and bridge. 

Used
Price: $3,500.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Kenny Hill Hauser 37 Classical Guitar, 2005

⚌Reduced‼ Kenny Hill Hauser 37 Classical Guitar, 2005

Here we are looking at a Kenny Hill Hauser 37 Classical guitar, built during 2005 in Ben Lomond California. Kenny Hill has been building since the mid 1970s and is highly respected. The Hauser 37 model recreates a guitar played for many years by Andres Segovia. This Kenny Hill Hauser 37 model features a European Spruce top, Indian Rosewood sides, back, headplate and bridge, with a Mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard. The headstock features a traditional style V joint. The scale length is 650mm and the nut width 51.3mm or 2.02 inches.

Used
Price: $3,500.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Julian Mario Rabaza Crossover Guitar, 1982

❌SOLD❌  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: $1,999.99 CAD

This instrument has sold

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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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❌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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