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❌SOLD❌ Ron Belanger M12 12 String Guitar, 2008

❌SOLD❌  Ron Belanger M12 12 String Guitar, 2008

The Belanger M12 comes from the workshop of Ron Belanger near Orillia, Ontario, between lakes Simcoe and Couchiching. A woodworker for many years, Belanger started building guitars in 1998, and also builds Irish Bouzoukis and resophonic guitars. His influences clearly include top Canadian luthiers including Grit Laskin.

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Price: $1600 CAD

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‼️Reduced‼️ William Laskin Classical Guitar, 1994

‼️Reduced‼️ William Laskin Classical Guitar, 1994

This William Laskin Classical guitar was built during 1994 at Laskin’s shop in Toronto, with a Cedar top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. William Laskin is one of the top luthiers in not only Canada; his work is highly regarded worldwide. Having worked with Jean Larrivee, as did other prominent Canadian builders including David Wren Linda Manzer and G W Barry, Laskin is known for top quality work and incredible engraved inlays.

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Price: $4500 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Classical Guitar, 2003

❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Classical Guitar, 2003

This William Laskin classical guitar with Laskin armrest was built in Toronto during 2003 with Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood. This custom ordered guitar features Celtic Knot decorations on the headstock, fifth and seventh frets, using engraved Copper, Marcasite, and Mother of Pearl. In addition to the Knot markings, there’s a discreetly small copper triangle inlaid on the edge of the fingerboard marking the seventh fret.

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Price: $4950 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Karol Baritone Cutaway Acoustic Guitar Cedar and Walnut, 2013

❌SOLD❌ Karol Baritone Cutaway Acoustic Guitar Cedar and Walnut, 2013

This Karol Baritone example dates to 2013, and features a Cedar top with figured Walnut for the sides and back, Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the bridge, head plate and bound fingerboard. The distinctive inlays, a K at the headstock, and a dragonfly at the octave fret, are executed in Mother of Pearl and Paua shell.

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Price: $4375 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.

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Price: $3500 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Anthony Karol Orchestra Model OM Rosewood, 2016

❌SOLD❌  Anthony Karol Orchestra Model OM Rosewood, 2016

Built at his workshop in Mississauga, Ontario, the Anthony Karol Orchestra Model is a fine example of skill and meticulous craft work. The Orchestra Model design is based closely on the classic 000 body size, but normally has a longer scale length. Karol makes the body slightly wider and rounds the shoulders for slightly increased bass output, with the goal of a more even response across the spectrum.

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Price: $4400 CAD

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