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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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‼️Reduced‼️ Marc Beneteau OM Cedar and Padauk, 2011

‼️Reduced‼️  Marc Beneteau OM Cedar and Padauk, 2011

This Marc Beneteau OM was built during 2011 at the Beneteau Guitars shop in St. Thomas, Ontario.   Marc has been building since 1974, originally in Ottawa.   He is largely self taught, though he’s taken inspiration from Jean Larrivee’s work.   Many prominent Canadian builders worked directly for or with Larrivee, but Marc did not, instead taking cues from Larrivee’s influences from classical guitar building, which produces a result quite different from the Martin – Gibson building styles.

Used
Price: $3500 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Anthony Karol Orchestra Model OM Rosewood, 2016

❌SOLD❌  Anthony Karol Orchestra Model OM Rosewood, 2016

Built at his workshop in Mississauga, Ontario, the Anthony Karol Orchestra Model is a fine example of skill and meticulous craft work. The Orchestra Model design is based closely on the classic 000 body size, but normally has a longer scale length. Karol makes the body slightly wider and rounds the shoulders for slightly increased bass output, with the goal of a more even response across the spectrum.

Used
Price: $4400 CAD

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Paquet Esperanto 18 Archtop Guitar Cedar, 2018

Paquet Esperanto 18 Archtop Guitar Cedar, 2018

The Paquet Esperanto 18 X-braced top is carved Cedar and the guitar is built to allow the top unrestricted vibration. The soft Maple used for the sides, back and neck are from one tree and have been curing since 1998. The sides are double walled, Maple and Pine, with a thickness reaching nearly 1/2 inch, providing stiffness and support for the top and back.

New
Price: $3999.99 CAD
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❌ SOLD ❌ Maegen Wells Archtop Guitar, 2015

❌ SOLD ❌  Maegen Wells Archtop Guitar, 2015

This Maegen Wells archtop guitar is built using a traditional pairing of carved Spruce top with solid, flamed Maple for the sides and carved back. The body is 16.5 inches wide at the lower bout. The neck is birds-eye maple, with a bound Ebony fingerboard. The bridge, tailpiece, pickguard, tuner buttons, and heel cap are also Ebony.

Used
Price: $3150 CAD

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Thomas Ribbecke Halfling Archtop Guitar Red Sunburst 2009

Thomas Ribbecke Halfling Archtop Guitar Red Sunburst 2009

This 2009 Thomas Ribbecke Halfling archtop guitar was built especially for the 2009 Montreal Guitar Show, as an entry into the Red Collection grouping. It’s built with a carved Spruce top, carved Spalted Flame Maple back and matching sides, and Maple neck with an unbound Ebony fingerboard. The neck is a multi-scale with the center of its length being about 26 inches. There’s a large round soundhole on the top located on the upper bass bout next to the fingerboard and Bartolini pickup. Ebony is used for other components including the bridge, pickguard, tailpiece and truss rod cover. Mother of Pearl is used for the headstock Ribbecke and Halfling logos.

Used
Price: $18999.99 CAD
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