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Harrison GB Blister Maple Sunburst, 2021

Harrison GB Blister Maple Sunburst, 2021

Here we have a brand new Harrison GB Blister Maple with its spectacular figuring emphasised by a hand-rubbed sunburst lacquer finish! The Harrison GB design originated as a custom order from the late Gary Benson, a prominent Toronto jazz guitarist and educator. The concept is a thin chambered Tropical Mahogany (Swietenia Macrophylla) body with a hand-carved Maple top with F-holes, a Mahogany neck with Ebony fingerboard, usually an Ebony bridge and a single humbucking pickup in the neck position.

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Price: $7,550.00 CAD
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Harrison GB Custom Honeyburst, 2015 – (No Longer Available)

Harrison GB Custom Honeyburst, 2015 - (No Longer Available)

The Harrison GB Custom has become a very successful instrument for jazz guitarists, and was developed with the late Gary Benson, a prominent Toronto player and teacher. This Harrison GB Custom features a Quilted Maple cap on a chambered Mahogany body and a Mahogany neck with a Maple-bound Ebony fingerboard fitted with Stainless Steel frets. The custom built tailpiece is also Ebony.

Used
Price: $5,250.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Harrison GB Custom Redwood Burl Top, 2017

❌SOLD❌ 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

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