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❌SOLD❌ S S Stewart The Amateur Open Back Banjo, 1899

❌SOLD❌ S S Stewart The Amateur Open Back Banjo, 1899

Shown here is a lovely S S Stewart The Amateur Open Back Banjo, Grade 2 model, built around 1899 after Stewart’s death in April 1898.  The ‘Grade 2’ designation means that it’s a more advanced model, not that it’s a second.
This fine open-back banjo features the original tailpiece, friction tuners, a period Rogers calf skin head and standard dowel stick adjuster system. This is one of the few of these banjos we’ve seen that have all the original finish, hardware, tension hooks and name plaque complete and in place. Apparently the original owner, a Mr. AL M. Dodgson, carved his initials into the dowel stick — no doubt a hundred years ago or more.

Vintage
Price: $750.00 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ SS Stewart Sunburst Steel String Acoustic Guitar, 1930s

❌ SOLD ❌ SS Stewart Sunburst Steel String Acoustic Guitar, 1930s

The SS Stewart company, named for Samuel Swain Stewart was a major producer of banjos between 1878 and 1904, and was bought by B&J (Bugellsein & Jacobson) a few years after Stewart’s death. Over the years, B&J shifted to producing mostly guitars with the brand, had many companies build the actual instruments including Chicago Musical Instruments, who also built Harmony, Kay, and Silvertone brands. At the end of the 1920s and the start of the 1930’s, both C F Martin and Gibson also produced some SS Stewart guitars.    

Vintage
Price: $1,490.00 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Parker Fly Deluxe Metallic Purple, 1998

❌ SOLD ❌ Parker Fly Deluxe Metallic Purple, 1998

Over the years many builders have tried to incorporate new materials into guitars, particularly carbon fibre. The Parker Fly may be the most successful effort to date. In production for over a decade, this model has proven to be reliable and versatile.  And it’s light!
Part of the success of The Parker Fly is that it doesn’t rely on all synthetic materials. Rather, it uses wooden cores with carbon fibre shells, allowing natural resonance, stability and durability. At the time this Parker Fly Deluxe was made in 1998, the neck and body cores were poplar; currently the neck core is mahogany.

Used
Price: $1,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Elrick Expat New Jazz Standard Bass Guitar Sunburst 2017

❌SOLD❌  Elrick Expat New Jazz Standard Bass Guitar Sunburst 2017

Rob Elrick has been building high end bass guitars since the 1990s. To make his designs more accessible, Elrick Expat models are built in Europe using US components. This Elrick Expat New Jazz Standard features a swamp ash body with a tobacco sunburst lacquer finish and a a 3-piece, 24 fret plus zero fret maple neck with birdseye maple fingerboard.

Used
Price: $2,400.00 CAD

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NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! 1959 Supro DualTone Solidbody Electric Guitar

NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! 1959 Supro DualTone Solidbody Electric Guitar

By the late 1950’s electric guitars and rock music were really taking off and guitars like the Supro DualTone appeared to keep up with the demand.

Vintage
Price: $1,250.00 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Harmony Stratotone H44 Gold Solidbody Electric Guitar,1955

❌ SOLD ❌  Harmony Stratotone H44 Gold Solidbody Electric Guitar,1955

In the mid 1950’s, solidbody electric guitars were really taking off, and cheaper guitars like this Harmony Stratotone H44 were very popular.

Vintage
Price: $1,799.99 CAD

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