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Taylor K24ce Koa Body Steel String Guitar

Taylor K24ce Koa Body Steel String Guitar

The Taylor K24ce is awe inspiring instrument from its striking visuals to its clear and focused voice! One of the first guitars to be voiced with the new V class bracing system, it features stunning sets of Hawaiian Koa on the top, sides and back. This tropical hardwood is harvested on the big island of Hawaii and has a clear and solid note fundamental with warm and complex overtones that increase over time as the guitar is played.

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Price: $6,999.99 CAD
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Pattison Whyte Laydie 5-String Black Walnut Banjo, 2019

Pattison Whyte Laydie 5-String Black Walnut Banjo, 2019

Once again we have a locally sourced Ian Pattison Whyte Laydie style open back banjo in Black Walnut from Pattison Stringed Instruments in Guelph, Ontario. The original Whyte Laydie banjos were made by A C Fairbanks starting around 1901 and ending in 1904 when the Fairbanks shop was destroyed in a fire, and the Vega company took over production. This lovely Pattison Whyte Laydie banjo features a Whyte Laydie tone ring by Rickert from Aurora, Ontario and a Renaissance head.

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Price: $2,149.00 CAD
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Eastman El Rey Mandolin ER-M Classic Finish

Eastman El Rey Mandolin  ER-M Classic Finish

Eastman El Rey ER-M  Mandolin is very cool instrument that shares DNA with the Eastman archtop El Rey models, creating a contemporary looking electric mandolin. The Eastman El Rey ER-M features a solid one piece mahogany sides and back with a solid maple top. The mahogany provides enhanced mid range warmth and the maple top has a focused note fundamental with clear top end snap. The two f holes provide a bit of traditional mandolin looks but the single cutaway and lower bout design really give it that jazz box feel.

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Price: $1,495.00 CAD
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Eastman T486B Thinline Archtop Electric Vintage Red

Eastman T486B Thinline Archtop Electric Vintage Red

The Eastman T486B Thinline is an excellent take on the classic semi-hollow design introduced by Ted McCarty, president of Gibson, with the 1958 ES-335. Like most other versions of this design, the Eastman T486B uses pressed Maple Laminate for the top, back and sides, with a Maple block running down the center of the body. The top has a pair of F holes, and here they are bound. On the Eastman, the neck is Maple with a bound Ebony fingerboard sporting Split Block Parallelogram inlays (similar to an ES-345).

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Price: $1,725.00 CAD
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Taylor 614ce Builder’s Edition Silent Satin Wild Honey Burst

Taylor 614ce Builder's Edition Silent Satin Wild Honey Burst

The Taylor 614ce Builder’s Edition  is designed to elevate the acoustic playing experience by providing a luxurious feel and tone. Based around the new V class bracing, the Taylor 614ce Builder’s Edition features a torrefied Sitka spruce top and maple sides and back. The process of roasting the Sitka spruce decreases dampening, which in turn delivers a more played in feel and increased touch sensitivity.

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Price: $5,599.00 CAD
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Boucher HG54 M Heritage Goose Parlor 12 Fret Guitar

Boucher HG54 M Heritage Goose Parlor 12 Fret Guitar

Here is a lovely Boucher HG54 M Heritage Goose Parlor 12 Fret Guitar, built with a Torrefied Adirondack Spruce top and Indian Rosewood for the back and sides. Once a dominant guitar design, the Parlor style guitar’s popularity faded along with the banjo and the introduction of Jumbo or Dreadnought body sizes in the early 1930’s. Parlor guitars tend not to be particularly loud, but do offer even, rich tone. As more players become interested in solo finger styles, the Parlor design is becoming more attractive again and builders are offering high-quality takes, such as the Boucher HG54 M.

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Price: $5,549.00 CAD
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