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⚌Reduced‼ Thomas Ribbecke Halfling Archtop Guitar Red Sunburst 2009

⚌Reduced‼  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: $7,500.00 CAD
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Jerry Farrell Maple Classical Guitar, 2017

Jerry Farrell Maple Classical Guitar, 2017

This Jerry Farrell Maple Classical guitar follows a traditional Spanish construction pattern, but with a lovely Curly Maple set for the sides and back in place of Rosewood, and an Engelmann Spruce top.   The neck appears to be Cedrilla or Spanish Cedar as used on traditional classicals, and with what looks like Pau Ferro for the fingerboard and bridge. 

Used
Price: $3,500.00 CAD
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Beneteau Flamenco Cedar and Cypress Guitar, 1999

Beneteau Flamenco Cedar and Cypress Guitar, 1999

Next is a very nice Marc Beneteau Flamenco guitar with Cedar top and Cypress back and sides, built in the Beneteau shop in St. Thomas Ontario during 1999. Built in a modern style, this Beneteau Flamenco model uses a Cedar top paired with Cypress for the sides and back. The neck is Flamed Mahogany and uses a bolt construction rather than the traditional Spanish ‘Slipper Heel’ design.

Used
Price: $3,499.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gerald Farrell 630mm Classical Guitar, 2012

❌SOLD❌ Gerald Farrell 630mm Classical Guitar, 2012

Here is a very interesting Gerald Farrell 630mm Classical Guitar, built during 2012 at Jerry Farrell’s shop in Hamilton, Ontario where he has constructed classical guitars since 1972. Based on the proven, traditional Hauser design, this Gerald Farrell 630mm Classical features a Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back, with Central American Mahogany for the body blocks and neck.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Hans Schmidt Classical Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1980s

❌SOLD❌ Hans Schmidt Classical Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1980s

Here we have a Hans Schmidt Classical Guitar, built in Rock Creek BC during the 1980s and featuring a lovely Brazilian Rosewood set for the sides, back and head plate. While there isn’t a lot of information available,  Hans Schmidt apparently built classical guitars and Celtic Harps during the 1980s and 1990s in his workshops in the southern central area of British Columbia,  at the lower end of the Okanagan Valley, not far from the Canadian border.  This is a spectacular area!  

Used
Price: $1,200.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Ramirez Elite 650a Tradicional Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood, 1995

❌SOLD❌ Ramirez Elite 650a Tradicional Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood, 1995

The Ramirez Elite is a rare piece, hand built at the Ramirez shop in Madrid in very limited quantities with the finest materials and top quality craftsmanship. Based on the Centenario model that commemorated the hundredth anniversary of Ramirez family guitar building, the Elite uses the same quality of materials and ornamentation. As with many other models, the Ramirez Elite is offered with either a German Spruce (A) or Red Cedar top paired with Madagascar Rosewood for the sides, back, head plate and bridge.

Used
Price: $10,999.99 CAD

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