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Neil Hebert Classical Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1986

Neil Hebert Classical Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1986

Here is a rarity, a Neil Hebert classical guitar built in Montreal during 1986, with Cedar top and Brazilian Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate.  Neil Hebert retired some years ago, and was a highly respected builder while active. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of information available about him, though he does get a mention in the Canadian Encyclopedia under ‘Guitar’.

Used
Price: $4,999.99 CAD
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Bruce Haines Classical Guitar, Ziricote 2019

Bruce Haines Classical Guitar, Ziricote 2019

After our brief break, we’ll start off with a new Bruce Haines classical guitar, using an AAA grade Englemann Spruce top and a lovely Ziricote set for the back and sides. This lovely Bruce Haines classical guitar is built in the traditional Spanish style.  The sides and neck integrated via the ‘slipper heel’.  With this method, the sides slot into the the heel for unified construction and greater transmission of vibration. The top is AAA grade Engelmann Spruce. The neck and solid, non-kerfed linings are Honduran Mahogany.  The body bindings are Ebony with Alaskan Cedar purflings.  

New
Price: $3,250.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Martin 000-28 Modern Deluxe Steel String Guitar Natural

❌SOLD❌  Martin 000-28 Modern Deluxe Steel String Guitar Natural

The new Martin 000-28 Modern Deluxe draws from the well of the 000 body design, and adds both new and old technologies, including natural glues, a titanium truss rod, and Martin’s VTS aging method. As on the classic 000-28, the pairing of a Sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood sides and back on the Martin 000-28 Modern Deluxe produces a rich and full-bodied tone with plenty of complex overtones.

New

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❌SOLD❌ G W Barry OM Koa, 2019

❌SOLD❌  G W Barry OM Koa, 2019

Let’s start the week off with a treat – a brand new GW Barry OM Koa steel string, with a Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top and a fantastic tone.

New
Price: $6,995.00 CAD

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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 (Pre-Sold)

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❌ Jean Larrivee Classical Guitar, 1974

❌SOLD❌ 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: $1,800.00 CAD

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