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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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Larrivee L04 Rosewood Satin Finish, 2014 New Old Stock

Larrivee L04 Rosewood Satin Finish, 2014 New Old Stock

Back in the early seventies a young Jean-Claude Larrivee created the L body shape which has become a staple of the Larrivee guitar line. This body shape is similar to a classical body shape and features a Symmetrical Parabolic X-Bracing pattern. This helps to provide an exceptionally well balanced instrument with great sustain and dynamics. Over the last forty years this model has been embraced by professional and serious amateur musicians around the world as possibly the most versatile flattop steel string guitar design in our business.

New
Price: $2,200.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Sergei de Jonge 7 String Short Scale 1999

❌SOLD❌ Sergei de Jonge 7 String Short Scale 1999

Here we have another unusual instrument, a Sergei de Jonge 7 String Short Scale guitar with an Engelmann Spruce top and back and sides of Yew. Sergei de Jonge has been building for decades, beginning around 1969 in Toronto with Jean Larrivee, following an introduction by the late and celebrated guitar teacher Eli Kassner. After working with Pat Lister in Collingwood around 1971, de Jonge set up his own shop in Toronto in 1972 and has been building nad teaching on his own since then, aside from a one year break while living in Holland. Currently his shop is located in Chelsea, Quebec.

Used
Price: $3,200.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Larrivee P09 Artist Series Rosewood, 2006

❌SOLD❌  Larrivee P09 Artist Series Rosewood, 2006

Developed from the small body, short scale 12-fret guitars of the early 20th century, the Larrivee P09 Artist Series is an excellent instrument for fingerstyle playing. Built at the Larrivee shop in Oxnard, California, the Larrivee P09 Artist features a Sitka Spruce top paired with Indian Rosewood for the sides, back and head plate.  The body binding is Flame Maple.    The neck and body blocks are Mahogany, and the bridge and ivoroid-bound, fingerboard are Ebony. 

Used
Price: $1,799.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌Larrivee LS 09 Small Body Steel String Natural, 2000

❌SOLD❌Larrivee LS 09 Small Body Steel String Natural, 2000

The Larrivee LS 09 uses the Larrivee Small body design – half an inch shallower, an inch narrower at the lower bout, half an inch narrower at the waist, but .2 inches wider at the upper bout. Otherwise, construction is very similar to the full size L body. As an ’09’ level guitar, the Larrivee LS 09 uses a Sitka Spruce top paired with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back, Mahogany for the body blocks and neck,and Ebony for the head plate, bridge and grained ivoroid-bound fingerboard.

Used
Price: $2,125.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Larrivee LSV-11 Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar, 2006

❌SOLD❌ Larrivee LSV-11 Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar, 2006

Designed with fingerstyle players in mind, the Larrivee LSV-11 features a slightly smaller, cutaway L body with a relatively short 24.8 inch scale length. This early Larrivee LSV-11 example dates to August 11, 2006 and was built at the Larrivee shop in Oxnard, California. It features the cutaway LS body and pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the back and sides, Mahogany for the body blocks, linings and neck, and Ebony for the pyramid-style bridge and ivoroid-bound fingerboard.

Used
Price: $2,750.00 CAD

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