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Tony Duggan Smith Mystic Short Scale Archtop Blonde, 1995

Tony Duggan Smith Mystic Short Scale Archtop Blonde, 1995

Here is a treat – a Tony Duggan Smith Mystic, a short scale (21.89 inch, 556mm) cutaway archtop built during 1995 at Duggan-Smith’s Toronto shop. Tony Duggan-Smith has been around the Canadian arts music and film scene for decades.  He was a member of the Pukka Orchestra and Neotone after apprenticing with Jean Larrivee and leading the repair department at Ring Music, then run by Bill Wagner and Michael McLuhan (yes that McLuhan.),  and has also over a decade of work in the film industry.  One of his current projects is the Apprehension Engine, an instrument specifically designed for use in horror films.  

Used
Price: $5,650.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ American Archtop Unger American Dream Archtop Guitar Natural, 2002

❌SOLD❌ American Archtop Unger American Dream Archtop Guitar Natural, 2002

This Unger archtop – an American Dream model, was built with solid hand-carved German Spruce top, hand carved European Flame Maple back, and Flame Maple for the sides and neck. The body is unbound. The neck carries an unbound Ebony fingerboard, and Ebony is also used for the bridge, tailpiece, and pickguard. Schaller tuners are mounted on the head and a Kent Armstrong pickup is mounted to the top in the neck position, and volume and tone controls are mounted beside the lower part of the the treble F-hole.

Used
Price: $3,000.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Eastman PG2 Pagelli Jazz Guitar Natural, 2011

❌SOLD❌ Eastman PG2 Pagelli Jazz Guitar Natural, 2011

The Eastman PG2 has a stunning new design for a full bodied archtop jazz guitar! The Pagelli Signature Series, designed in Switzerland by Claudio and Claudia Pagelli, is handcrafted in the Eastman workshop of premium AAA spruce & deeply flamed maple. The Eastman PG2 Pagelli features a striking ebony tailpiece, ebony finger rest, unique full contact ebony floating bridge with bone saddle insert, Kent Armstrong HJGS6-BK suspended pickup with adjustable pole pieces and pickguard mounted volume & tone controls.

Used
Price: $3,300.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Eastman AR803ce Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 2009

❌SOLD❌ Eastman AR803ce Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 2009

The Eastman AR803ce archtop falls in the category of the ‘Jazz Box’ guitar – providing the warm, rich, rounded tone an arched top guitar provides so well. Eastman is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hand made, carved top instruments, with a background in violin and cello family construction. They pride themselves on following European luthiery traditions, particularly those flowing from 17th century German builders. At the time, many of the the most respected Italian builders were actually German!

Used
Price: $1,900.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Paquet Esperanto 18 Archtop Guitar Cedar, 2018

❌SOLD❌   Paquet Esperanto 18 Archtop Guitar Cedar, 2018

The Paquet Esperanto 18 X-braced top is carved Cedar and the guitar is built to allow the top unrestricted vibration. The soft Maple used for the sides, back and neck are from one tree and have been curing since 1998. The sides are double walled, Maple and Pine, with a thickness reaching nearly 1/2 inch, providing stiffness and support for the top and back.

New
Price: $3,999.99 CAD

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