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C. F. Martin D-28 Brazilian Rosewood Guitar, 1966

C. F. Martin D-28 Brazilian Rosewood Guitar, 1966

The C.F. Martin D-28 is one the oldest of Martin’s designs, with the ’28’ style dating to 1870, and the ‘D’ body coming into general production in 1931. From 1917 to 1930, Martin made some D body guitars for the Ditson company of Boston. The guitars from 1931 had 12-fret necks, shifting to 14 frets in 1934.As the banjo declined in popularity and the guitar rose to prominence, the Rosewood-bodied Martin D-28 became very popular and has continued to be, with the Mahogany-bodied D-18, one of the most sought after guitars.

Vintage
Price: $8650 CAD
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Karol Baritone Cutaway Acoustic Guitar Cedar and Walnut, 2013

Karol Baritone Cutaway Acoustic Guitar Cedar and Walnut, 2013

This Karol Baritone example dates to 2013, and features a Cedar top with figured Walnut for the sides and back, Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the bridge, head plate and bound fingerboard. The distinctive inlays, a K at the headstock, and a dragonfly at the octave fret, are executed in Mother of Pearl and Paua shell.

Used
Price: $4375 CAD
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Sold! Collings I-35LC Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 2011

Sold!  Collings I-35LC Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 2011

The Collings I-35LC uses a custom Maple laminate for the body with a solid Maple center block mated to a Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard. Current versions of this model have bound fingerboards, but on this 2005 model the fingerboard is unbound.

Used
Price: $4100 CAD

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Sold! Epiphone John Lennon Revolution Casino 1803 of 1965 Natural, 2006

Sold!  Epiphone John Lennon Revolution Casino 1803 of 1965 Natural, 2006

This Epiphone John Lennon model was favoured by a number of prominent British guitarists during the early-mid 1960s, notably Keith Richards and three members of the Beatles. While both Paul McCartney and George Harrison had personal Casinos, John Lennon’s 1965 model is better known, especially in its stripped-down form.

Used
Price: $2500 CAD

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Gibson Flying V Black, 1993

Gibson Flying V Black, 1993

The Gibson Flying V was introduced in 1958 as part of an effort by Ted McCarty to modernize Gibson’s reputation with futuristic designs, along with the Explorer and the only-prototyped Moderne. While a few prominent players immediately picked up the Flying V, it was not popular and production ceased by 1959. During 1963, a few were built from leftover parts, but the two initial 1958 production batches totaled around 80 instruments.

Used
Price: $1400 CAD
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