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(Pre-Sold) G W Barry Mod C CW Malaysian Blackwood with Arm Rest, 2019

(Pre-Sold) G W Barry Mod C CW Malaysian Blackwood with Arm Rest, 2019

The G W Barry Mod C CW is a variation on G.W. Barry’s Concert Model. It has the same body depth and outline but with a quarter inch removed from the entire perimeter — effectively making it a guitar with a 15 1/2 inch wide lower bout. This creates a very comfortable body size, closer to a traditional OM, with a well balanced tone that retains strong bottom end fundamentals.

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❌SOLD❌ Teye Coyote NAMM Prototype Copper, 2014

❌SOLD❌ Teye Coyote NAMM Prototype Copper, 2014

This Teye Coyote from 2014 is one of the rarest types of instruments, a trade show prototype built to spark and gauge interest in the concept before production really begins. The classic Gretsch White Falcon was introduced this way, as a showcase at 1954 trade show. That showcase drove a lot of orders, which was a little awkward because Gretsch hadn’t intended it a production item!

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Price: $3,600.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ G W Barry Concert Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 2000

❌SOLD❌ G W Barry Concert Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 2000

This G W Barry Concert Cutaway steel string dates to the year 2000 and was built in Toronto, using Sitka Spruce for the top, paired with Indian Rosewood for the back, and sides, and streaked Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge. The neck and blocks are Mahogany, and the rosette uses and Abalone ring. The Barry concert body draws from the proportions of the Gibson J-185, but in a more curvaceous – dare we say bodacious – rendering of that design.

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Price: $3,999.99 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ G W Barry Mod-C Ziricote Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 2018

❌ SOLD ❌  G W Barry Mod-C Ziricote Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 2018

Here we have another “truly” handcrafted sonic masterpiece from the workshop of G.W. Barry, a ‘Mod-C Ziricote’.    This instrument is passing through our shop on the way to its new owner, and it looks so good we wanted to share it.   This is Mr. Barry’s Modified Concert model in Bear-claw Sitka Spruce and Ziricote. With a 15.5 in. lower bout width and 4.25 in. tail end depth the Mod-C bridges the gap between a standard OM and Dreadnought dimensions, while its curvaceous lines add an ergonomic comfort factor when in a seated playing position.

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❌ SOLD ❌ Gregory Byers Classical Guitar Brazilian, 2011

❌ SOLD ❌  Gregory Byers Classical Guitar Brazilian, 2011

A Gregory Byers Classical guitar is rare to see on the used market. He generally builds as many as twelve guitars per year, to order. His instruments are usually built one at a time, allowing Byers to give maximum attention to each specific guitar. Byers builds single top guitars (as opposed to double top), though he does use other techniques such as the ‘Elevated Fingerboard’ which really involves the top dropping down towards the heel.

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❌SOLD❌ G W Barry M-Body Steel String Acoustic Guitar, 1998

❌SOLD❌ G W Barry M-Body Steel String Acoustic Guitar, 1998

This G W Barry M-Body guitar was built during 1998 at G W Barry’s shop in Toronto, Canada. As such, it features Barry’s ‘M’ body design, derived partly from the Martin style body. The top is Sitka Spruce with a paua abalone rosette and top binding, the back, sides and neck plate of Indian Rosewood, with mahogany for the neck and ebony for the bridge and bound fingerboard. A Fishman Matrix pickup, with no controls, is installed to an endpin jack. Tuners are by Gotoh, and have ebony buttons. The A button has a crack, which is relatively common with these units.

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Price: $3,000.00 CAD

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