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Karol Baritone Cutaway Acoustic Guitar Cedar and Walnut, 2013

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.

Used
Price: $4375 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Marc Beneteau OM Cedar and Padauk, 2011

‼️Reduced‼️  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
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Ron Belanger M12 12 String Guitar, 2008

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.

Used
Price: $2000 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.

Used
Price: $4400 CAD

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Taylor 914ce V-Class Grand Auditorium Steel String Guitar

Taylor 914ce V-Class Grand Auditorium Steel String Guitar

The Taylor 914ce V-Class is a spectacular guitar, delivering top shelf performance in a beautifully crafted package. Pairing Sitka Spruce with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back, and Mahogany with Ebony for the bound fingerboard, headplate and body binding, the Taylor 914ce V-Class also sports the new Ascension inlay pattern, plus soundhole and body outlines, in a Paua and Mother of Pearl.   For added comfort, the lower bass bout features a Laskin-style armrest, using Ebony.  

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❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Classical Guitar, 2001

❌SOLD❌ William Laskin Classical Guitar, 2001

this guitar, built during 2001 at Laskin’s shop in Toronto, Canada, needs no decoration beyond the spectacular grain of its Brazilian Rosewood back, sides, headplate and bridge. This set shows off the key visual elements of this species – the dark veining, deep patterning, and a subtle orange glow. The top is red cedar, the neck spanish cedar, and the fingerboard ebony. The bass bout includes the Laskin Arm-rest, designed to make the player more comfortable without compromising any of the tonal characteristics of the box. It is built in the traditional Spanish method, with a ‘slipper foot’ that the sides slot into.

Used
Price: $6450 CAD

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