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Karol Belair Harp Guitar Natural, 2021

Karol Belair Harp Guitar Natural, 2021

Here’s an unusual, beautiful and spectacular piece – a Tony Karol Belair Harp Guitar, combining salvaged Bearclaw Spruce and Cocobolo with a fan fret fingerboard! Harp guitars date to the early years of the 18th century and the first true harp guitar appeared in Paris in 1773, built by Naderman.   He called this instrument a ‘Bisex’,  meaning double six – six harp strings and six regular strings.   Over time that term has taken on a rather different meaning. 

New
Price: $10,000.00 CAD
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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.

New
Price: $7,550.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Suhr Classic Pro S1 Red Metallic, 2008

❌SOLD❌  Suhr Classic Pro S1 Red Metallic,  2008

The Suhr Classic Pro S1 draws from the deep well of the proven ‘S’ style guitar design and upgrades a number of aspects from hardware and build quality to body contours. Here we’re looking at a Suhr Classic Pro S1 sporting a red Metallic finish, in very good clean condition with only light wear. This example dates to 2008 and was built at Lake Elsinore, California. The body is Alder, paired with a Maple neck, Ebony fingerboard and Stainless Steel frets.

Used
Price: $2,475.00 CAD

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Pre-Sold‼ G W Barry OM Cutaway Bearclaw Adirondack Top, 2020

Pre-Sold‼ G W Barry OM Cutaway Bearclaw Adirondack Top, 2020

Here is a brand new, pre-sold G W Barry OM cutaway model with a Bearclaw Spruce top, demonstrating Barry’s great skill in guitar building. Quality Adirondack Spruce is hard to come by… the elusive “bear-claw” feature present in this example is rare, to say the least. The stiffness exhibited by it allows for a top with a much higher “threshold” of volume and tone. Dynamics are at the heart of this choice, retaining detail for both lower and higher attack styles.

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❌SOLD❌ GW Barry Concert LH CW Left Handed Brazilian Rosewood, 2017

❌SOLD❌  GW Barry Concert LH CW Left Handed Brazilian Rosewood, 2017

This GW Barry Concert LH Left Handed features a Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top paired with a lovely Brazilian Rosewood set for the sides, back and head plate. This guitar was built during 2017 at GW Barry’s shop in Toronto, Canada. High quality, high end and hand built Left Handed guitars are not very common, so it is a treat to see this fantastic piece from Toronto luthier G W Barry.  Barry has been building for over 35 years, including a five year working apprenticeship with Jean Larrivee.

Used
Price: $6,300.00 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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