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❌SOLD❌ Frank Gay 8 Course Renaissance Style Lute, 1971

❌SOLD❌ Frank Gay 8 Course Renaissance Style Lute, 1971

This Frank Gay 8-Course Renaissance Style lute was built at the Gay Guitars shop in Edmonton, Alberta during 1971. Frank Gay was a prominent player and teacher in Edmonton, and clearly also a highly skilled luthier. His guitars were used by many top level Country artists, including Johnny Cash, Webb Pierce, Faron Young and Hank Snow.

Vintage
Price: $1,750.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Lester DeVoe Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 2000

❌SOLD❌  Lester DeVoe Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 2000

A Lester DeVoe flamenco guitar is an unusual instrument to come across. DeVoe is regarded as on of the world’s best flamenco constructors and is based in Nipomo, California.
DeVoe came to lutherie in a not unusual way. He was taking classical and flamenco guitar lessons, intending on a career as a musician, but could not find an instrument to match the quality of his teacher’s 1924 Santos Hernandez guitar.

Used
Price: $7,500.00 CAD

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Darryl Williams 8-Course Renaissance Lute, 1976

Darryl Williams 8-Course Renaissance Lute, 1976

The Darryl Williams 8-Course Renaissance Lute was based on a bowl-back design, using a set of bent ribs that are arched to provide stiffness. The ribs start with a ‘teardrop’ shape and are then bent, and the edges are bevelled according to the number of ribs. They are glued together with hide glue in the joins, and parchment strips soaked in hide glue are applied to the inside of the seams.

Vintage
Price: $2,550.00 CAD
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❌ SOLD ❌ Williams and Son Echo Style 15 Open Back Banjo, 1895

❌ SOLD ❌ Williams and Son Echo Style 15 Open Back Banjo, 1895

Just in time for Canada Day, here’s an 1895  R S Williams and Son Echo Style 15 Open Back Banjo strung with nylon, built in Oshawa, Ontario.  To the Depression era, R S Williams was a prominent manufacturer of instruments, including pianos, guitars, banjos, mandolins and violins.

Vintage
Price: $669.00 CAD

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