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Fritz Mueller Classical Doubletop Guitar Ziricote, 2013

Fritz Mueller Classical Doubletop Guitar Ziricote, 2013

It is rare to see a Fritz Mueller classical guitar for sale on the open market, as he builds entirely to order and his instruments are prized. Mueller is a highly respected classical guitar builder working about 770 km north of Vancouver at Tatlayoko Lake in the Central Interior region of British Columbia. Inspired by the music of masters such as Segovia and Bream, Mueller began building guitars while an undergrad at the University of Wisconsin.

Price: $8950 CAD
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David Wren Concert Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 2012

David Wren Concert Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 2012

This David Wren Concert guitar, built during 2012 and using a very nice Bearclaw figured Sitka Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood for the back, sides, and headplate. One of Canada’s premiere luthiers, David Wren started work with Jean Larrivee in the early 1970’s. He’s been working from his own shop for decades, with spells at the Millwheel on Yonge Street and as part owner of The Twelfth Fret. Wren Guitar Works is now a standalone shop in Toronto’s east end.

Price: $3700 CAD
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Darryl Williams 8-Course Renaissance Lute, 1976

Darryl Williams 8-Course Renaissance Lute, 1976

The Darryl Williams 8-Course Renaissance Lute was based on a bowl-back design, using a set of bent ribs that are arched to provide stiffness. The ribs start with a ‘teardrop’ shape and are then bent, and the edges are bevelled according to the number of ribs. They are glued together with hide glue in the joins, and parchment strips soaked in hide glue are applied to the inside of the seams.

Price: $2550 CAD
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Sold! Edgar Monch Classical Guitar, 1967

Sold!  Edgar Monch Classical Guitar, 1967

This Edgar Monch Classical Guitar was built at his Toronto shop during 1967, numbered as 1967/41. It features a Spruce top paired with Indian Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate; the neck and body blocks are Mahogany and the fingerboard is Ebony. This guitar is over half a century old and has been played as intended.

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Sold! Rickard Maple Ridge Frailing Banjo, Antiqued Brass Hardware, 2015

Sold!  Rickard Maple Ridge Frailing Banjo, Antiqued Brass Hardware, 2015

The Rickard Maple Ridge Frailing Banjo is an open back, frailing style instrument built in Aurora, Ontario by Bill Rickard who also crafts the metal components.  This lovely, very well made banjo features a three-piece laminated maple neck with a two-way adjustable truss rod, 25.5 inch scale ebony fingerboard with Frailing scoop, and ‘dot and star’ inlay pattern. The eleven inch diameter pot uses a 3/8 inch maple rim and a Rickard-made, Dobson style tone ring. Tuners are by Gotoh and are quite good.

Price: $1500 CAD

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‼️Reduced‼️ Alastair Miller Barncaster, Rosewood on Barnboard 2018

‼️Reduced‼️ Alastair Miller Barncaster, Rosewood on Barnboard 2018

The Miller Barncaster is a take on the classic Tele design appearing in a number of variations. This Alastair Miller Barncaster, Rosewood on Barn board model was created in Alastair Miller’s shop using a barnboard core capped with Indian Rosewood and a Cocobolo neck, and custom wound Miller Pig Farmer pickups. The bridge pickup measures 7.4K ohms, the bridge 8.5K ohms. The other components are also top quality CTS pots with vintage era cap, and Switchcraft jack and switch.   The pickguard is lacquered Bakelite.  

Price: $3799.99 CAD
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