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⚌Reduced‼ G W Barry M Body Cutaway Indian Rosewood, 1995

⚌Reduced‼  G W Barry M Body Cutaway Indian Rosewood, 1995

The G W Barry M Body guitar is a very successful and versatile design based on the classic OM introduced by Martin, with a long scale neck on a 000 sized body. G W Barry has been building for decades starting with years for Jean Larrivee, and his skill at not only building but also voicing is evident in this 23-year old M body cutaway model. This particular guitar was recently rebuilt by Barry, with work including a neck reset with fret dress and a neck-off refinish of the top that included a repair to a top crack.

Used
Price: $2,850.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Froggy Bottom M Body Guitar Sunburst, 2001

❌SOLD❌  Froggy Bottom M Body Guitar Sunburst, 2001

The Froggy Bottom M Body guitar is hand crafted in Michael Millard’s six-person Froggy Bottom shop in Chelsea, Vermont USA. Based on 16 inch wide ‘jumbo’ style body, the Froggy Bottom M body is similar in dimensions to the Martin M design, bigger than the classic 000 body but not as large as a dreadnought. This body design produces a harmonically more even tone than the dreadnought, with less attack and sustain. These characteristics make it an excellent choice for fingerstyle guitarists.

Used
Price: $3,800.00 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ G W Barry Mod-C Ziricote Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 2018

❌ SOLD ❌  G W Barry Mod-C Ziricote Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 2018

Here we have another “truly” handcrafted sonic masterpiece from the workshop of G.W. Barry, a ‘Mod-C Ziricote’.    This instrument is passing through our shop on the way to its new owner, and it looks so good we wanted to share it.   This is Mr. Barry’s Modified Concert model in Bear-claw Sitka Spruce and Ziricote. With a 15.5 in. lower bout width and 4.25 in. tail end depth the Mod-C bridges the gap between a standard OM and Dreadnought dimensions, while its curvaceous lines add an ergonomic comfort factor when in a seated playing position.

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C. F. Martin M-36 Steel String Guitar

C. F. Martin M-36 Steel String Guitar

The Martin M-36 uses the fairly new ‘M Body’ design, which using Martin’s ‘O’ sizing is an OOOO, or quadruple O size. Outside of the D Dreadnought and J Jumbo models, this is the largest body Martin uses and it provides a full, even tone with lots of volume.

New
Price: $4,479.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ G W Barry M-Body Steel String Acoustic Guitar, 1998

❌SOLD❌ G W Barry M-Body Steel String Acoustic Guitar, 1998

This G W Barry M-Body guitar was built during 1998 at G W Barry’s shop in Toronto, Canada. As such, it features Barry’s ‘M’ body design, derived partly from the Martin style body. The top is Sitka Spruce with a paua abalone rosette and top binding, the back, sides and neck plate of Indian Rosewood, with mahogany for the neck and ebony for the bridge and bound fingerboard. A Fishman Matrix pickup, with no controls, is installed to an endpin jack. Tuners are by Gotoh, and have ebony buttons. The A button has a crack, which is relatively common with these units.

Used
Price: $3,000.00 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ G W Barry M Body Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 1997

❌ SOLD ❌  G W Barry M Body Cutaway Steel String Guitar, 1997

G W Barry, like many other of the current top shelf Canadian luthiers, apprenticed in Jean Larrivee’s shop and this shows in the careful selection of materials and quality of construction.

Used
Price: $3,300.00 CAD
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