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Harrison GB Custom Redwood Burl Top, 2017

Harrison GB Custom Redwood Burl Top, 2017

Here is a lovely Harrison GB Custom Redwood Burl top thinline archtop, built in Toronto during 2017 and based on a design for the late jazz artist Gary Benson. Douglas Harrison has been building arched top guitars for some years now and his GB Custom has been very popular, with most I have seen being true custom models, with varying tops and hardware configurations.

Used
Price: $4,900.00 CAD
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Harrison GB Spruce Top Thinline Archtop Amber Tint, 2007

Harrison GB Spruce Top Thinline Archtop Amber Tint, 2007

This Harrison GB Spruce top thinline archtop electric in a lovely Amber tint, built during 2008 at Harrison’s shop in Toronto, Canada. The Douglas Harrison GB  thinline archtop guitar has proven very popular with jazz guitarists. Designed with – and originally for – the late Gary Benson and built in Toronto, Ontario, the Harrison GB uses a carved solid spruce top on a chambered back. The neck has a compound radius, from 12 to 16 inches.

Used
Price: $4,299.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Douglas Harrison GB Custom Thinline Archtop Sunburst, 2019

❌SOLD❌ Douglas Harrison GB Custom Thinline Archtop Sunburst, 2019

Here is a brand new Douglas Harrison GB Custom with bookmatched, flame Maple top and sunburst finish! Douglas Harrison builds the GB Custom, named after the initial model built for the late Gary Benson, at his shop in Toronto. The GB Custom is a very popular model and shows off Harrison’s skill.

New
Price: $6,999.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Harrison GB Custom Blister Maple Top Thinline Archtop, 2019

❌SOLD❌ Harrison GB Custom Blister Maple Top Thinline Archtop, 2019

This Harrison GB Custom example features a carved Maple, F-hole top with ‘blister’ figuring on a Mahogany body, routed out to provide a fully hollow body. The neck uses three pieces of Mahogany, with a Macassar Ebony for the fingerboard, headplate, tailpiece and bridge. Binding is flamed Maple. Gotoh 510 21:1 ratio tuners with gold tinting provide smooth, accurate tuning. The hand built tailpiece is solid and designed to allow fast string changes. The frets are stainless steel, which significantly reduces the rate of fret wear.

New
Price: $6,600.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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❌SOLD❌ Lucca LS1C ‘Gary Benson’ Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 2002

❌SOLD❌ Lucca LS1C 'Gary Benson' Archtop Electric Guitar Natural, 2002

The Lucca LS1C is a standard model for Ron Lucca, who has been building guitars and working with musical instruments including high end pianos since 1969. The late Toronto Jazz Guitarist Gary Benson had an LS1C built for himself. This guitar was ordered with options to replicate it. Ronald Lucca built his first classical guitar in 1969, and the next year entered an apprenticeship at the Steinway Piano Company in Philadelphia. He worked with pianos for some time, and went back to University ultimately earning a Masters in Music Therapy from Temple University. He also became the official supplier for Ebony Benedetto tailpieces and finger-rests.

Used
Price: $1,875.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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❌SOLD❌ Douglas Harrison GB Sapele Thinline Archtop, 2013

❌SOLD❌ Douglas Harrison GB Sapele Thinline Archtop, 2013

The Douglas Harrison GB model has become a standard single cutaway, carved top chambered body thinline guitar intended for jazz guitarists. This model was designed in collaboration with the late Toronto jazz player Gary Benson to meet the needs of a working player.

Used
Price: $5,000.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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