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Jean Larrivee Classical Guitar, 1974

Jean Larrivee Classical Guitar, 1974

Here we have a Jean Larrivee classical guitar with Cedar top and Indian Rosewood back and sides, built during 1975 at the Toronto shop. At this time, Larrivee and others were working with the late Edgar Monch, who was still in Toronto and the influences are visible on this Hauser style guitar. Jean Larrivee has been one of the more influential Canadian guitar builders. Building his first instruments in his home in Toronto during the late 1960’s, Larrivee worked with and learned from Monch. As his interest, skill and collection of tools and wood increased, he moved to ever-larger quarters and attracted his own trainees.

Vintage
Price: $1800 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ G. W. Barry M body Cutaway Guitar, 1995

‼️Reduced‼️  G. W. Barry M body Cutaway Guitar, 1995

G W Barry has been building fine steel strings for some time, and this M-body cutaway dates to 1995 at his shop in Toronto. Built with a Sitka Spruce top, Indian Rosewood back sides and headplate, with mahogany for the neck and ebony for the fingerboard and bridge, maple binding and an abalone rosette, this guitar is in very nice condition.

Used
Price: $3450 CAD
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Bourgeois Vintage D Adirondack Top, 2015

Bourgeois Vintage D Adirondack Top, 2015

Here we’re treated to a Bourgeois Vintage D, dating to May 19 2015 and featuring an Adirondack Spruce top paired with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back. The neck is Mahogany, with a Ziricote head plate, and Ebony is used for the bridge and bound fingerboard. Mother of Pearl is used for the Bourgeois headstock inlay and the snowflake position marker sets. The top is enclosed in an old-style Herringbone inlay, and the back has a ‘Zipper’ center strip.  Open gear,  nickel plated Waverly tuners – made in Bozeman, Montana, not far from the Gibson Acoustic shop – are at the head. 

Used
Price: $3800 CAD
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❌SOLD❌Marc Beneteau OM Cedar and Padauk, 2011

❌SOLD❌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

This instrument has sold

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❌Sold❌ C. F. Martin OM-21 Steel String Guitar, 2012

❌Sold❌ C. F. Martin OM-21 Steel String Guitar, 2012

The Martin OM or Orchestra Model design appeared in 1930, and has been built in various forms. The C. F. Martin OM-21 uses ’21’ level appointments – Indian Rosewood back and sides, single layer binding, and Ebony for the bridge and bound fingerboard. The OM design fits between the full size ‘D’ body dreadnoughts, and the smaller, rounder single or double ‘O’ b body guitars.

Used
Price: $2450 CAD

This instrument has sold

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❌SOLD❌ C. F. Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Left Handed, 2013

❌SOLD❌  C. F. Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Left Handed, 2013

The C. F. Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton is based on the 000 model, first introduced in 1902 and with a number of updates has been in continuous production. It is very similar to the later OM or Orchestra model – the two models share the same body design but, the OM has a 25.4 inch scale length compared to the 000’s 24.9 inch.

Used
Price: $3495 CAD

This instrument has sold

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