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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: $1800 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: $1100 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 CAD

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