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William Laskin Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1987

William Laskin Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1987

The Laskin Flamenco is built using a Sitka Spruce top paired with a Cypress back and side set, and Cedro or Spanish Cedar for the neck, linings, and back bracing. Construction is the traditional Spanish ‘slipper foot’ style – the neck, heel and neck block are one unit, with the sides slotting into the heel. This is in distinct contrast to other methods where the neck and body are built separately, often using a dovetail or mortise and tenon joint. The head plate and binding are Ebony, and the fingerboard is Ebony with Ebony binding. The bridge is Indian Rosewood.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Martin Style 1 Soprano Ukulele Mahogany, 1950s

❌SOLD❌ Martin Style 1 Soprano Ukulele Mahogany, 1950s

The Martin Style 1 Soprano ukulele first appeared in 1917 and was built into the 1960’s, and has now been replaced by the Martin S1 ukulele. In the later part of the 1900’s and into the 1920’s and 1930’s, the ukulele and Hawaiian music (including steel guitar) were very popular, and Martin wanted part of the market. Though there were some prototypes built before WW1, Martin’s designs were not finalized until 1917 and the introduction of the Style 1 and Style 2; the Style 3 appeared in 1924.

Vintage
Price: $999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ James Frieson Flamenco Guitar, 1989

❌SOLD❌ James Frieson Flamenco Guitar, 1989

Here we have a rarity – a James Frieson Flamenco guitar, built while Frieson was working in his native Canada. He currently builds spectacular guitars in Hokkaido, Japan, and is one of, if not the only Western builder in that area.  Frieson began building in 1972 and soon met South American luthier Olivo Espin, and worked with him for five years, developing his skill and knowledge. 

Used
Price: $1,800.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ C F Martin Style 1 Soprano Ukulele, 1917

❌SOLD❌  C F Martin Style 1 Soprano Ukulele, 1917

Here’s something special – a century old C F Martin Style 1 Soprano ukulele, built during the uke’s first rise in popularity. Eventually, the Ukulele became so popular that Martin had to expand their production facility. The Ukulele started to gain attention in the early years of the 20th century, and C F Martin made a few examples around 1906. However, these were built more like guitars and the relatively heavy bracing did not work well. In 1916, the company launched a new version with traditionally lighter construction and these were well received.

Vintage
Price: $1,100.00 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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